Donald Trump – Switch Hitter!

Back in the 60’s and 70’s most professional baseball teams had at least one switch hitter on their roster. A switch hitter is one that could bat from either side of the plate, they could swing the bat as a lefty or a righty. Mangers used this capability as a way to combat opponents switching pitchers. One fact is all switch hitters have a dominant side they prefer hitting from, where they have a better swing with more power.

Donald Trump is a switch hitter politician. Today he is swinging from the right side as a Republican. Don’t let that fool you though, his dominant side is as a lefty, Democrat. He is at heart a rich elite that knows what is best for everyone else.

Trump has stated in debates that he would repeal Obamacare and replace it with something much better. He doesn’t articulate what it is that would be much better. Look into his past statements and you will soon discover that he is in favor of a “Single Payer” big government health care system. The same system that Senator Bernie Sanders the admitted Socialist from Vermont supports.

Trump hasn’t said anything about Common Core mandates from the Department of Education that usurps the States sovereignty. Education is the States responsibility. We could drastically reduce the Department of Education responsibilities to one of distributing the money allocated to education by the Congress, and as a clearing house of good and bad ideas that come from the various States experimenting with education reform.

Trump has threatened to run as a third party independent candidate. This has the Republican Party in knots as they remember the Ross Perot Independent candidacy that resulting in Bill Clinton getting elected instead of George Bush the First. However times are very different and Trump is very different from Perot. Trump is garnering support from all the dissatisfied voters from both parties and would hurt the Democrats as much as it would the Republicans. Trump as a third party independent candidate would be good for the Republicans chances to win the 2016 presidential race.

Trump claims that he would get the border situation straightened out and he would get Mexico to pay for it but never tells us how he would accomplish that. Trump who supposedly speaks his mind wants us to wait until his consultants come up with an idea before he will tell us how he plans on doing this. This is troubling as it indicates that he doesn’t have a very good grasp of US Foreign policy. We send billions of dollars in foreign aid to Mexico and the other Central American countries where many of the illegals are coming from. It would be a simple thing to squeeze these countries by sending them a “Paid Invoice” as their “Foreign Aid” for services rendered to those countries citizens that are illegally occupying our country.

As for the border security issue perhaps it is time for the USA to stop worrying so much about the Middle East and focus on our hemisphere. The comedian Ron White has the best idea of securing our border. Take our world class military, march right through Mexico, disband the drug cartels on the way through and continue on down to the Panama Canal.  Now instead of 2500+ miles of border fencing you would need only 60 miles of fencing, with basically a moat on the other side. So much easier to patrol. Now all the illegals from Mexico and Central America would no longer be illegals as they would be citizens of the USA Extension!

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Bob DeMaura