I knew it was only a matter of time before the fiscally conservative groups did their homework on The Donald and came forth with very definitive opinions on the man. And, it happened today.
The Club for Growth, an influential anti-spending group, is warning its followers that potential presidential candidate Donald Trump is a wolf in sheep’s clothing — calling him just another “tax-hiking liberal” and a “king of protectionism” who doesn’t deserve conservative support in the next election.
“Donald Trump for president? You’ve got to be joking,” Club for Growth President Chris Chocola said. “Donald Trump has advocated for massive tax increases that display a stunning lack of knowledge of how to create jobs. His love for a socialist-style universal health care system and his alarming obsession with protectionist policies are automatic disqualifiers among free-market conservatives. This publicity stunt will sputter and disappear just as quickly as the ‘The Apprentice’ is losing viewers.”
Trump talks a great talk…and he does it with passion which has made him instantly popular among many Republicans. But, just like myself, they are becoming disenchanted and disappointed in the political stances and opinions he has openly spouted over the last many years. ObamaCare is a biggie too. And you cannot be a Republican candidate, expect to garner the support of the constituency, and still be a champion of socialist health care. You just can’t.