Dave Simpson: Sticking With Donald Trump Despite The Bloviating Jackass Moments

Columnist Dave Simpson writes, "Defending Trump can be tough at times, but it beats the daylights out of another four years of clueless Joe Biden."

Dave Simpson

March 04, 20244 min read

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The challenge of being a Trump supporter – and I am one, even though I done went to college – is dealing with his inevitable bloviating jackass moments.

(I can't take credit for the words “bloviating jackass.” Those are my wife's words, who nevertheless also supports Trump. She done went to college too,  except she came out with a sack full of degrees, unlike my lone degree. She sees things with excessive clarity (my cross to bear), and isn't afraid to disabuse anyone who disagrees. Hence, “bloviating jackass.”)

If you're a Trump supporter like us, you know what we mean.  Our candidate of choice didn't have to comment on Nikki Haley's dress the night he beat her like a drum in the New Hampshire primary. And he didn't have to ask where her husband was, when it turns out he's serving overseas in the military. (Ouch!)

And he didn't have to say anything more than NATO nations ought to spend the required 2 percent of their Gross Domestic Product on defense. But our candidate of choice had to add that our enemies could “do whatever the hell they want” to NATO nations that don't pay up.

We didn't need that.

Of course, Trump was right that NATO nations need to pay their share, otherwise NATO is dependent on the American taxpayer to defend them.

And isn't it just like our Democrat friends to clutch their pearls at the notion of anyone having to pay to make NATO work?

Democrats – and about half of the Republicans -  are OK with the American taxpayer paying more to defend everyone. Because we're already $34 trillion in debt, and they apparently think money comes from the Easter Bunny.

 Don't worry.

 Be happy.

The problem is that in making his point, Trump's comment gave ammunition to his wild-eyed haters, who believe in their hearts that he is Beelzebub.

They took that comment and ran a four-minute mile with it, no doubt convincing gullible observers that Trump is Putin's evil twin separated at birth.

So many unforced errors.

And yet, consider the alternative.

In his greatest whopper to date, President Biden now claims that Trump is the cause of our problems at the southern border, even though 1.7 million crossed illegally during Trump's administration, while 7.3 million have crossed illegally during Biden's years.

For three years Democrats steadfastly denied there was a crisis at the border, but now, in an election year, they finally admit there's a problem. But Biden, incredibly, blames it on Trump.

(We should have seen that coming.)

If you believe that, you'll believe anything, Dearie.

In an interview with MSNBC's Nicole Wallace, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas proudly said Biden rescinded so many of Trump's border policies that there wouldn't be time in the broadcast to recount them all. And yet those policies resulted in 1.7 million crossings, while Biden's actions rescinding them allowed crossings to balloon to 7.3 million.

This isn't difficult math, folks.

Biden and Mayorkas now say there's a crisis, but only after Republicans rejected a last-minute, controversial Senate bill that depended on the president – of all people  - to suddenly change his stripes and close the border. You trust Joe Biden to do that?

Not me.

Never-Trumpers say the bill failed because Trump opposed it, but the reality is that it was a bad bill.

Our Rep. Harriett Hageman says it was loaded with “poison pills.”

And the Democrats crying for this legislation refused to bring up the immigration bill passed in the Republican House over a year ago. Funny how it's only appalling when the House won't take up a Senate bill, when the Senate has refused for over a year to take up a House bill.

There are two reasons people like my wife and I forgive the bloviating jackass moments from Trump.

One, despite all the revisionist history coming from our Democrat friends, we know we were far better off during the Trump years than we are today, in the scary, asleep-at-the-wheel, balloons flying overhead Biden years.

The other reason: We can't surrender to the angry mob that has been relentlessly vilifying Trump for almost 10 years now.

We'll put up with some intemperate talk to get this nation back on track.

Dave Simpson can be reached at: DaveSimpson145@hotmail.com

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Dave Simpson

Political, Wyoming Life Columnist

Dave has written a weekly column about a wide variety of topics for 39 years, winning top columnist awards in Wyoming, Colorado, Illinois and Nebraska.