Earlier I cringed when some fake journalist was trying to skewer Trump by asking about God’s forgiveness. I was hoping Trump would catch it that these Bible questions are pure crap asked by “journalists” (atheists) whose sole motive is to smear him and for Trump to stop answering them. It is indeed too damn personal and Trump’s answer was pure gold.
“Hilary, what’s your favorite Bible verse?” Yeah right.
Seriously Glenn you’re totally missing everything about Trump.
“Please excuse Glenn…if we are a little cautious.” Easily done. However Glenn has gone full Alinsky on Trump. Ridicule, disparaging, etc full-on Alinksy. I haven’t watched/listened to him in a while (can’t take the Trump bashing), and maybe he’s tempered his comments. Even then, it’s clear he still completely loathes Trump. (witness his “sincere question” which wasn’t truly sincere). I’ve come back to the Blaze because I’ve seen less negative-Trump articles and more neutral reporting.
 August 19, 2015 at 8:43pm
Adding to your insightful comment…
“We” aren’t tearing ourselves apart. Trump-bashers like Beck are. Ridiculing, smearing, vilifying (Alinksy would be proud) Trump – and his supporters by proxy – is ripping us apart.
I’m not even sure I’ll vote for Trump. I like Cruz. And yet I defend Trump against Beck & Co – and everyone’s – hate-mongering. (yes it is hate mongering)
Here are a few things that Trump has been called
Karl Rove “a complete idiot”
Des Moines Register “feckless blowhard”
Montel “carnival barker, punk”
Beck “big loser” (debate) “came off like a son of a bitch”
MediaBuzz “fraudulent, petulant goofball”
Washington Monthly “obnoxious”
Trump’s responses of “stupid,” etc are mild by comparison.
Simple respect is needed. Trump is himself, not a politician – we get Trump, the whole Trump, and nothing but the Trump. Stop bashing him because he doesn’t fit your idea of Saint Francis.
 August 19, 2015 at 5:12pm
John, this article might help you assess whether Trump is a trojan horse or not. (It’s about the strategy of the GOPe to give Bush the nomination and the ways Trump’s candidacy dismantles it)
Your “expert assessment” of the man Donald Trump shows more about your bias (projection perhaps?) than logic. Quite in sync with Beck’s bias.
 August 19, 2015 at 3:43pm
Beck detests Trump. Sadly. I also have been a supporter and fan of Beck for many years. Beck does indeed try to make it look like he’s sincere (not close-minded) but he simply detests Trump. And by proxy, he also detests those who support Trump. Sadly.
 August 19, 2015 at 3:40pm
Agreed. I want the pilot of my airplane to be competent to fly it. I really don’t care whether he’s morally pure. Fly it – get us through this storm! Oh, you think it’s okay to cheat on your wife? I don’t, and I may not invite you to my house party, but damn – we need an experienced, capable, competent pilot in this storm. We don’t need [conservative] purity as the priority.
 August 19, 2015 at 3:28pm
Keep in mind that Trump has not been a politician. Politicians are expected to examine issues in detail, state a position and stick with it. Trump has been like most of us, very busy with our lives. We don’t “flip flop” – we change our minds (which is a good thing). We have an opinion based on whatever information is easily at hand, then we examine some issues in detail and change our minds. Now that Trump is running for office, his positions are sound and solid. He’s examining the issues in detail, which he should. He’s been a very busy businessman until now. He could be living a cushy life and building his business instead of spending money on something that would be a pay cut.
 August 19, 2015 at 3:19pm
To paraphrase more truthfully.
You can’t fix this country until you fix the media propaganda and the establishment (both parties)
You can’t fix media propaganda and establishment until you fight them.
You can’t fight them with kid gloves. They hit hard, smear, slander, and ridicule.
They are the enemy. That unifies us.
What if Britain didn’t recognize that the real battle was with the German airplanes and instead put the focus on strategy and muscle on the ground war in Europe instead? Britain would have been decimated. The ground war wouldn’t have mattered.
You can't win a presidential election in this country anymore if you antagonize the majority of Hispanic voters.
 August 18, 2015 at 9:28am
That’s patently false. Only those who haven’t “done their own homework” think Trump has no specific solutions. His book “Time to Get Tough” is very specific on issues, and his current website even more so.
Trump is a showman. This is Realville, not Hollywood
Trump is a realville, not a show. He has the get-it-done results to show it. Trump Towers everywhere.
trump didn't build that.
his dad built it with FHA (government) money.
trump ran the ship aground, and (government) pulled it off for him.
I know trump, I grew up with trump.
He's not what we need now, or ever.
 August 17, 2015 at 8:56pm
“I got happy after I realized I wasn’t low information”
Smile. You should read this article where Rush talks about the establishment’s categorizing us (Trump supporters) as low information. Sounds an awful lot like Beck’s opinion about us poor addle-brained sods.
“According to Arthur Brooks, you who support Trump are the mind-numbed, uneducated, uninformed low-information voters, and they are confident that you’re gonna see the light at some point”
The whole article is great. Would be wise for Beck to read it. http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/08/17/its-the-mosquito-you-dont-hear-that-bites-you/#more-104977
 August 17, 2015 at 7:35pm
And don’t forget that Trump has never been a politician. Nor even a pundit like Beck. He’s been a very, very, very busy businessman. Which means he has done what most of us do… run our lives, develop some opinions based on whatever information is easily at-hand…decide we need to dig deeper into some of the issues… change our minds…and GO ON WITH OUR LIVES.
Only politicians “flip flop.” Regular citizens change their minds, thank God for that. (for example I’ve completely changed my mind about gay marriage over the last two years). Politicians are expected to be experts on the issues. Regular citizens aren’t. Trump has not been a politician, just a person with a few opinions about some things. Now that he’s running for office, his positions are solid, clear-headed and well articulated. (read his book Time to Get Tough or see his website). Very conservative. If all Beck really has against the man is that he has changed his opinions on some things…Well, why finish? I think Beck just plain detests Trump. Unfortunately for Beck.
 August 17, 2015 at 1:51am
Yeah, Beck did the same thing with Newt Gingrich way back when. Alinsky ridicule and smearing. I guess he thought we all should Beck-Think. When what we really needed the very most at that time was the nearly extinct species known as an Articulate Republican. Far more than we needed a pure conservative (who wasn’t articulate). Cruz and Trump are pretty good at it today. Trump does it better in my book. This is war for our country. If a person can’t verbally fight, then it is indeed lost. The left will completely crush anyone else.
Thank you for the intelligent thoughts. Of all of these candidates only Ted Cruz will get my vote. he is literally the only one that has not at some point in his life or during his term as senator changed his stance. He has not had to back track. He hasn't played political games like Rand Paul did backing McConnell. Trump is keeping things lively but I don't trust him further than I can spit.
I remember that well. Down here in the trenches of local politics, the Tea Party guys we had elected in 2010 had a tough time fighting off the rabid entrenched politicians, they were naive and green. Newt Gingrich, for all his flaws, represented to some of us a chance to bring experience and intelligence and the ability to withstand inside politics. We had just began to check him out, it seemed promising, and Beck comes along, puts a spear into the process by shouting loudly from his soapbox: "No, no, no, he is not your guy!"
 August 17, 2015 at 1:22am
Well said Mikelly. Want to add that seriously, Trump could be having a cushy life right now, growing his business and/or relaxing on his laurels. He doesn’t need to be running for office. He’s spending his time, his money and his lifeforce. A lot of us think he’s a sincere patriot. Others try to paint him as … well, anything and everything else. Why Beck couldn’t wait to smear him – void of doing any solid research which is Beck’s hallmark – is beyond me.
p.s. As far as the “flip flops” that Trump has done. Please remember that Trump hasn’t been a politician. Politicians are held accountable for examining every issue in every detail, declaring a Position and sticking to it. Real people are busy with our lives, occasionally digging deep into certain issues, but more often have opinions that change and flex with time. Only pundits and politicians “flip flop.” Now that Trump is running for office, his positions have gelled and are solid. But before now – he’s just been a citizen and a damned busy one at that.
 August 17, 2015 at 12:09am
Quite a few of us are not under any illusion that Trump is 100% conservative. Heck, he may not be conservative at all. I don’t care. He’s not running as a conservative – he’s running as a Republican which means almost anything anymore. But he’s talking VERY WELL about the things that really, really matter to me. Immigration, military, veterans, obamacare, economy, trade. Read his daggone book “Time to Get Tough” for specifics and stop calling him an airhead carnival barker. Read his website for specifics on illegals. Simple respect. I just might start listening to Beck again if he can begin to give Trump supporters simple respect. I’m holding off on cancelling my subscription one more day although I haven’t used it since Beck & Co went full Alinksy on Trump many weeks ago.
Trump on immigration https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions
GOPe’s strategy on getting Jeb the nomination and why Trump dismantles it http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/07/13/why-i-support-donald-trumps-campaign-and-its-probably-not-what-you-think/
Press: General Grant is a slob and drunkard
Lincoln: He fights!
Good post and great link! I’ve been trying to get this message across here but too many people just refuse to see it. The reality is that the fix is in for JEB Bush period! Donald Trump is the ONLY candidate that is standing in the JEB Bush camp’s way. The reality is it doesn’t matter which of the candidates is more conservative, more Christian, more likable, more of a Constitutionalist, more experienced, etc. because NONE of JEB Bush’s opponents have the resources to defeat the GOPe’s golden heir to the throne JEB Bush…EXCEPT Donald Trump. So we can either support Donald Trump or we will be defacto supporting JEB Bush. Please folks, open your eyes and face reality, learn from the past elections, and don’t let the GOP establishment screw us over again!!!!
Well said. At this time in our history we need a George Patton type who will do what’s necessary to get the job done. Right now the one coming out of the gate demonstrating that attitude is Trump. I am not naive to think that Trump is humble and saintly. He probably doesn't have a humble bone in his body. Different times in history dictate the type of leader that is needed. In my life time, so far Reagan was the one who came along at the right time. Looking back at our history, IMHO, it only happened two other times. Washington, who refused to make the presidency a position of royalty (too bad Barry’s trying to do that now), and Lincoln, who failed in business and politics only to become the most important leader in our nation’s history. We need a leader who can rise up and clean up the mess before it’s too late. As of right now, Trump (along with the other non-politicians – Carson and Fiorina) is breathing life into the race and needs to see it through.
 August 15, 2015 at 2:50pm
Trump has been a citizen, not a politician. A very busy businessman. Like most of us, he’s changed his mind. A citizen is not expected to study every issue in every detail, cement his conclusions, state a Position and stick to it. Who has time for that? Politicians. Politicians “flip flop.” Citizens really don’t – they kind of have an opinion based on whatever is readily at-hand in the media and then if something comes up that should be studied more, they can change their mind (and should). Actually, Trump has not “been a liberal up until he decided to run.” He’s had some outlooks that have not been conservative. Now that he’s running for office, his Positions are firm and very conservative although purists will always find something in every politician that isn’t conservative enough.
 July 22, 2015 at 1:12pm
conservitarian, I repent in dust and ashes. I’m so dumb, and obviously you’re soooo smart. Anyone who reflexively says “eat excrement and die” is clearly of high intelligence. Oh my, I must research Trump much more, as clearly I’m too stupid to not have done that already in great detail. What was I thinking? Yes indeed someone who reflexively name-calls and disparages and throws contempt around is truly ahead of the rest of us poor silly befuddled fools. I must bow to your deep wisdom and amazing brilliance and hereby say no more.
 July 22, 2015 at 1:42am
Stop insulting us. “good people enamored by Trump…” You people (including Matt, Beck, Stu, etc) have become the elites telling the masses how dumb they are. All of you need to get your noses out of the air. Conservatives have a lot of good sense. Maybe you should stop lecturing us to “do our homework” like we’re stupid puppies. Priorities are priorities. We need a Trumpet right now. He’s not always artful when he speaks, just like many of us. He changes his mind. Like most of us. He’s not a rigid conservative, liberal, liberatian, Republican or Democrat. He’s American. He’s losing millions every time he spends a day in interviews when he could be making business deals. I’ve stopped watching Beck, I love Matt Walsh but he insults us by calling us fools (that we are being duped by that fool Trump). I heartily agree with another commenter… Good Job Dana!
Fine Dummy, First off you can eat excrement and die, your a flippen
fool, either you don’t know jack squat about Trump or your an
authoritarian or looking at your broken record post on Matt’s
contribution your just another TrumpBot looking to spread support for his distraction campaign though intimidation, in fact sound
just like a bully, just like Trump.
I lectured no one, i was merely encouraging people look further into
Trumps past then currently meets the eye, especially with all the media spinning going on.
Sorry your all butt hurt because Matt told you what is really up with
Trump, not my problem, deal with it, and step off crybaby.
BTW why don’t you pull your nose out of Trumps butt for five minutes
and try finding an issue the man hasn’t flipped flopped on ten times,
present it out here and i will destroy it for you, Trumptard.
BTW, Mtncougar, 64 year old grandmother's had better think twice before
supporting The Donald, he wants your property as well as your vote:
Yea, the same Redstate Eric Erickson is from, you know the guy on Dana's
show every night.
I take back the eating excrement and dying part. That wasn't very nice
Sorry and take care. This crap is not worth fighting about and we
are still a year away anyway.
You better look into this guy deeper Mtncougar.
You crazy you.
Conservatearin, you sound like a Bush supporter. Hetr is Trump in a more RECENT interview: http://blogs.cbn.com/thebrodyfile/archive/2011/04/08/brody-file-exclusive-donald-trump-explains-pro-life-conversion.aspx
You sound like a poopy head.
conservitarian, I repent in dust and ashes. I'm so dumb, and obviously you're soooo smart. Anyone who reflexively says "eat excrement and die" is clearly of high intelligence. Oh my, I must research Trump much more, as clearly I'm too stupid to not have done that already in great detail. What was I thinking? Yes indeed someone who reflexively name-calls and disparages and throws contempt around is truly ahead of the rest of us poor silly befuddled fools. I must bow to your deep wisdom and amazing brilliance and hereby say no more.
You came out here looking for it and found it, accusing people of being
arrogant just for stating their opinion and encouraging further research into
your new found dream candidate, You sound like a bitter old cat woman
and i am most sorry for lowering my self to your level and resorting to
insult’s, it really doesn’t matter that you approached me like a jerk, Two
wrongs do not make a right.,
Fight with Thor, he is a crocthy old coot, you win, i quit. Y’all can have
it. Enjoy being snide to one another and accomplishing nothing. Over a
moron candidate and crap we can’t fix anyway. At least not like this.
Glad your opinion means so much more then mine, Enjoy the peanut
gallery and the Trump echo chamber you’ve found.