Sunday, October 9, 2016

Trump's Epiphany?



    Nadene Goldfoot                                                                      
I'm waiting for the debate tonight.  Donald Trump has just been exposed by Hillary Clinton's team as a morally damaged presidential candidate and has Republicans calling for his stepping down immediately.  All along such facts have been coming out as it is: Miss Universe was shamed by him for gaining weight; and private conversations have now been aired, showing how he has acted in the past.  This latest scandal happened at age 59, 11 years ago. 

Actually, men rarely change their youthful attitudes unless they go through an epiphany for some reason or other.  An epiphany is an altering of attitude suddenly.  Something has to happen to turn a person around.  It's happened in religious stories; a change of heart.
Being a new grandfather
can cause an epiphany
   " An epiphany is an experience of sudden and striking realization" . It can be used to describe  "philosophical discoveries, but it can apply in any situation in which an enlightening realization allows a problem or situation to be understood from a new and deeper perspective."
"Epiphanies are relatively rare occurrences and generally follow a process of significant thought about a problem. Often they are triggered by a new and key piece of information, but importantly, a depth of prior knowledge is required to allow the leap of understanding.  Famous epiphanies include Archimedes's discovery of a method to determine the density of an object ("Eureka!") and Isaac Newton's realization that a falling apple and the orbiting moon are both pulled by the same force."

As Giuliani said this morning, Trump has learned after this past year,  and speaking 
 to people has changed and what this means..  He has finally grown up-better late in life than 
never.  (my words.)  
17 caught in a performance for us
Here are 14 left
How did Trump ever trump 16 other well qualified and outstanding men in this Republican 
race in the first place?  He was the one without any political background which was refreshing.
He was the only businessman, living and working with the common man as well as the very rich,
 the entertainment field, but rarely the academic.  At heart, he's a builder.  
Remember Gore's  chutzpah.  This was Bill Clinton's Vice President
in Time Magazine. He dared to branch out of politics and step into science of weather.
I see Trump through the eyes of a teacher.  Like others I have seen, he must have been a very bright
but unmanageable child whose parents probably spoiled him.  This man must have grown up as the 
prince of the household, with the father finally realizing with his own epiphany that his only chance
in life was to go to a private military academy to learn some rules and obey them.  There, this hyper 
young man who did not have the patience to sit down and study found other ways to soak up
 information most likely, as he graduated.  

Trump has been following life  by becoming most successful in his field of real estate.  Building 
after building has  the stamp of Trump on it.  He's had millions and has lost millions only to regain

them.  He has had what I call "chutzpa". " personal confidence or courage that allows someone to do or say things that may seem shocking to others." shameless audacity, 
impudence, cheeky, and having lots of fortitude.  .  The word is sometimes interpreted—particularly in business parlance—as meaning the amount of courage, mettle or ardor that an individual has.  It shows up in his personality of expecting himself to be a winner in everything. 
Personally, I find his past actions  nauseating, as many others do.  Most of us have not been brought up to voice such feelings.  Now he's finding this out with so many turning against him as of this very morning.  
  He is an impressive man;  6'3", and about 236 lbs,   a big man at 70 years of age.  This stature is what usually makes leaders.  They stand out.   He has leadership qualities deep inside him that come out in his body language.  He's a known celebrity.  He received possibly special handling during the TV presentations of what they called, "debates."  They may have called them debates, but to this former high school debate judge, they were no debates, more like 1929 police interrogations.  
Mary Ann Trump, mother of Donald
Why he has been vilifying  and objectifying women  up to the middle age of 59 and even only as late as 1 1/2 years ago,  is shocking, but evidently he has rubbed shoulders with men in locker rooms who like this kind of talk, and it has fed into his ego.  His own mother was absolutely beautiful!  Mothers often are blamed either for faults or successes in sons.  
Mayor of New York during 911-Rudy Giuliani
My hero, former Mayor Giuliani, defended him today by reminding us all what the other choice of Hillary means to us, and to me it means even more.  My concern is that the past 8 years of Obama have been very hard on Israel at a time my 2nd home needs the best from the USA as a partner.                                                                                                          
Obama and Netanyahu
                    Barack Hussein Obama II, 44th USA                      

Obama has it in for Netanyahu, a prime minister democratically chosen by his country as the best man to keep them all safe and combat all the hatred for them we find in the world today. They have had their disagreements because of the direction each wants for Israel, which is very different.  Many also feel this is true about the direction Obama wants for the USA, too.   

 I feel that Clinton will mean another 4 years of Obama with this same attitude if not even worse with her.  Respect and understanding of Israel's position has been lacking.  Jerusalem has been Israel's capital once again since 1967 and the USA is afraid to offend the Palestinians by recognizing something that has been true for the past 49 years.  Trump promised he would do it.   I admired Guiliani so much this morning as he calmly explained the picture of what is happening.  Too bad he wasn't running for president.  I think he would have won.  What a gracious and intelligent man he is!   He held us together during 9/11.  

Election Day is this coming November 8th.  What are Americans like?  Will they accept 
Clinton even though she is not a favorite for the Democrats over Trump, who has also 
turned out to be a flawed person?  What sins are they ready to accept and ready to charge
as guilty?   Will they think about what's best for our country instead?  

Post Debate:  Trump exceeded expectations,  though the polls, carried mostly by leftist politicians, had Hillary winning.  I don't agree.  He was on the attack during the whole debate with facts this time, disappointing her followers by her not saying much of anything through many of the attacks.  Trump pointed out that there is this difference in his gutter locker-room talk and Bill Clinton's and Hillary's  actions, but he did apologize about it.  Trump countered Hillary with having 4 women in the audience who have said they were harmed sexually by Bill, and of course Hillary thought Trump was finished by the turning away of many top Republicans after hearing this last straw of Trump's gutter language use against women.  Trump's followers were very happy with his performance, and Pence is still his Vice President.  He hasn't abandoned Trump.  

We certainly have two stars to pick from, don't we?  What do they have in common?  They both are very very wealthy.  They both have earned their money by means most of us never thought of.  One's a male businessman Republican and the other is a female lawyer Democrat.   
Post Debate comment:  
Nothing is worse than an ignorant president for the USA.  A debate, helped to decide which person we want in this office, is to find out who is the most informed.  Facts are to be checked by each debatee, NOT the moderator.  This is not held to see how brilliant this person is, or to take sides and preferences of the persons debating.  That's up to these 2 parties; Clinton and Trump.  They have to catch each other's bluff and lies.  We have one more to go.  I  hope the next moderators will hold their tongues.  Fact checks later are enough; and even at that, they have to be on their toes to see where each person's facts came from-reliable sources or was it pie in the sky.  Nadene

Resource:  My opinions based on facts.                       


    Eleven years ago Donald Trump was taped using vulgarity and boasting, like many playboys and locker room machos, about his prowess with women. Disgusting? Sure…but spare me the high dudgeon elicited by strategic release of those tapes, just as Wikileaks revealed more chicanery by Clinton.
    Even some conservatives have joined the caterwauling declaring that this is proof positive that Trump is not “presidential.” Presidential??? That bar was lowered decades ago.
    Was it presidential when John Kennedy invited Mafia molls to the White House for a roll in the hay? Was it presidential when he and his brother Triborough Fitzgerald Kennedy shared the sexual favors of a pathetic movie star?
    Was it presidential when his successor, Lyndon Johnson- purveyor of the ruinous entitlement scam known as “The Great Society” showed his class in conducting press conferences from the toilet?
    Was it presidential when Bill Clinton used government employees to find him sex partners? Or how about his encouragement of a besotted intern to become his er….private server…in the oval office?
    Ted Kennedy had the gall to attempt a run for the White House and did anyone question whether it was presidential to back off a bridge into water and permit his passenger to drown while he swam away and tried to convince his cousin to take the rap?
    And Kennedy’s friend Chris Dodd also tried to get into the race for the White House even after he and Kennedy squeezed a waitress between them and fondled her in a sordid incident that begat the name “the Dodd-Kennedy sandwich. Did anyone say that Dodd was not presidential?
    And finally, is it presidential for Obama to invite rappers to the White House who extol the murder of policemen and call women bitches and Blacks “niggas?”
    One was named “Common” and his poem includes: “They watching me, I’m watching them” Them dick boys got a lock of c*** in them.”
    The most recent presidential invite was in January 2016 when Kendrick Lamar met with President Obama in the Oval Office on Monday. Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” album shows a group of Black men in front of the White House holding champagne bottles and hundred-dollar bills on top of the dead body of a white judge. Obama has said the rapper’s “How Much a Dollar Cost” which is on that album was his favorite song of 2015. That’s presidential?
    Dumping on Trump is stumping for Hillary and that is truly deplorable.
    friend Victor

  2. the king and queen of raunchy - old ahab and jezebel - bill and shrillery clinton are absolutely deplorable. trump is a raunchy loud mouth, for sure, but they are still king and queen of vulgarity. i give him a small pass drawing from that comparison. they, and a whole host of hypocrites crying foul, being extremely foul themselves, current white house included, are not coming out of this unscathed. and this goes beyond political party.. the democrats reek to high heaven and the republicans and all others now in my book are pretty darned smelly themselves.
    sorry, but basically the america people will be voting from within their own raunchy ranks. where was outrage long before this? because everyone knows it is bad and for a long time. where is repentance for all the evil ? - and of every stripe these days. you can't cut the hypocrisy with a machete, it is so deep. will take a power saw it is so awful. america is sick in the heart and a far, far cry from her roots from the Bible. i am reading in nehemiah right now. nehemiah was heartbroken over how things got so bad for his nation and the consequences they were left with. and God heard his prayer of confession. shouldn't american hearts be sick at heart by now with all of this debauchery?

    i, for one, am ready for the Lord God to come clean house - lock, stock, and barrel.

    i'm struggling to vote at all, frankly. when God wants to judge a nation He gives them wicked rulers. we are there. and i don't see how a political vote will stop that.
    i'm just being honest, nadene. i'm sickened.

  3. days later and this isn't getting any better is it? clinton is a total criminal and though i don't care for donald trump i don't feel he is a criminal. he is of the pragmatic sort that i don't trust but at least he isn't the outright villain she is. what i think is terrible is that clinton will "win", but even if trump does, i think this country really could end up with so much rancor in the ranks there may be utter violence happen because of the disenfranchisement in people. the current administration has fueled every bit of division that it can. will it be civil war then? and martial law laid down by obama who is itching for the chance to do that? i honestly wonder about this because this mess is getting more real everyday in my book....

    i can't pray God bless america. i pray God help america. she is in a real bad way.

  4. Andre, one of his first acts is to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. I hope he keeps this promise. Also-he doesn't see anything wrong, thank goodness, in Israelis living in Judea and Samaria and the fact that we pulled out of Gaza and it only brought on attacks on Israel proves it to him, as it does to the rest of us who are connected to Israel. GREAT! Hope he doesn't change on this either. And the rioting city against him is my own of Portland, OR! They're so destructive! They're acting horribly. Can't get their own way so they are destructive. So much for THEIR education today.