Many elite right wing Republicans like to hide behind the word “Conservative,” like it is a shield or barrier where they get to sit on their perch and point with their finger and decide who belongs to the club or not. Guys like Mark Levin like to paint politicians with words like “agrarian,” “populist,” “nativist,” and “nationalist,” as if their use of the word elevates them over everyone else.
It’s why they don’t understand Donald Trump.
For the record, Donald Trump is a “Fiscal Conservative.” As a businessman, he wants to fix our economy and bring jobs back. He’s for smaller government because it helps cut back our bills. Trump’s ego is so large that he wants to go down in history as the one who tamed the $19+ billion budget deficit and got us back to normal. He didn’t want to become President to solve the abortion problem.
Off the record, Donald Trump is a “Social Progressive.” He maintains the conservative view that social issues should be determined by the state, but he doesn’t come out one way or the other for or against any issues. It’s because he doesn’t want Hillary Clinton and the Democrats to have wedge issues.
- On Planned Parenthood, he doesn’t want Hillary Clinton to bellow, “Billionaire doesn’t believe that you own your body.”
- On minimum wage, he doesn’t want Hillary Clinton to bellow, “Billionaire doesn’t believe that you should make a living.”
- On transgender bathrooms, he doesn’t want Hillary Clinton to bellow, “Billionaire doesn’t believe in your civil rights.”
All Hillary Clinton could manage is a “Billionaire writes tax plan for billionaire,” which no one believes. Comparing their two plans, Trump’s plan provides 11.5% growth (10-Year GDP Growth) and 5.3% growth (Added Jobs in the millions). Clinton’s plan provides negative growth in both those categories.
While Trump plays the “Social Progressive” role to blunt Hillary Clinton attacks, he shows his “social conservative side” with his list of 11 Conservative Supreme Court nominations. Trump has stated that he believes the federal government should be out of those particular types of social issues and that they should be handled by the state. Ultimately, a Conservative Supreme Court acts as referee and makes the final decisions, while Trump continues to work as a “Fiscal Conservative.”