My Message to Donald Trump Supporters & Never Trump folks GROW UP!

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My Message to Donald Trump Supporters & Never Trump folks GROW UP!

If you are spend­ing any time on twit­ter you will find that the vit­riol between conservatives/​republicans on the “Never Trump” side and sup­ports of the vic­to­ri­ous Don­ald has if pos­si­ble got­ten worse with an almost reli­gious fervor.

In one sense I under­stand the prob­lem, it comes down to this:

Strong fiscal/​social con­ser­v­a­tives like myself had lit­er­ally our dream con­ser­v­a­tive in Ted Cruz. Young, God fear­ing, intel­li­gent, a per­son who had fought for us. He would also have also been the first His­panic Amer­i­can to lead a national ticket putting our lib­eral friends on the defen­sive. He got to the very brink of the nom­i­na­tion out­last­ing more than a dozen other strong accom­plished competitors…

…and yet in the end the votes choose a real­ity show star with very um…flex­i­ble posi­tions and beliefs who is actu­ally OLDER than Hillary Clin­ton who was com­ple­ment­ing both her and Obama as late as 2008.

Mean­while on the other side you have peo­ple, per­haps not as ide­o­log­i­cal as myself, who saw the GOP nom­i­nate equiv­o­cat­ing losers over and over again while watch­ing the gop sub­mit again and again to Obama in con­gress. Then they see a man come up, chal­lenge both the GOP & the MSM very pub­licly on both Rad­i­cal Islam and Ille­gal Immi­gra­tion, not back down despite con­stant attacks, go for­ward and rally GOP votes with a promise that he will make Amer­ica Great again. They back them man, watch him win state after state in a crowded field…

…and then when he finally reaches the point when the nom­i­na­tion is his thanks to over­whelm­ing sup­port of the votes, they see a large amount of both the GOP estab­lish­ment and con­ser­v­a­tives that they sup­ported in the past, decide they would rather see Hillary in the White House than sup­port the man they voted for.

Let me remind every­one of a few things.

1. Chris­tian­ity is a reli­gion, CON­SER­VATISM IS NOT:

If you start wor­ship­ing Con­ser­vatism or con­sider Chris­tian­ity as good because it helps lead to con­ser­vatism, you’re wor­ship­ping a dif­fer­ent God than me. Let our sec­u­lar lib­eral friends treat their pol­i­tics as a reli­gion I’m not doing it.

2. Elec­tions are all about marketing:

The voter is the cus­tomer base and the can­di­date is the prod­uct, if your favored can­di­date failed to sell them­self to the vot­ers. Rather than blam­ing the vot­ers who pre­ferred some­one else you had bet­ter start get­ting to work to either
A: Find a can­di­date you sup­port who can OR
B: Help your pre­vi­ous can­di­date improve their pitch for the next time around.

3. Vot­ing is a proac­tive action:

In order to win an elec­tion you have to get peo­ple to proac­tively go out and vote for you. This means that you need to con­vince them to turn out rather than stay home. If you treat the voter as some­one who owes you sup­port rather than a cus­tomer you have to make the sale to, you will lose and deserve to do so.

3a. You don’t win vot­ers over with threats or smug declarations:

If you want your can­di­date to win an elec­tion, par­tic­u­larly after a bruis­ing pri­mary, you need to give those vot­ers who had gone else­where a rea­son to vote for you. You need to assure them that you have their best inter­ests at heart. As a gen­eral rule this can not be accom­plished by threats and Insults.

Both sides need to decide what their goals are and act accordingly:

Doc­trine con­ser­v­a­tives had bet­ter remem­ber that this is not going to be the last elec­tion or polit­i­cal fight in Amer­ica and this elec­tion cycle has unfor­tu­nately proven we are not even the major­ity of GOP pri­mary vot­ers. So if your goal is to advance our agenda and beliefs for the good of Amer­ica on every­thing from reli­gious free­dom, to guns to Oba­macare to rad­i­cal Islam we are going to need allies. I sus­pect none of those allies are going to be found in the ranks of Hillary Clin­ton or Bernie Sanders voters.

Don­ald Trump sup­port­ers while legit­i­mately cel­e­brat­ing their vic­tory had bet­ter remem­ber that while the top 4 GOP can­di­dates who man­aged to win states have out­polled the Democ­rats (25 Mil­lion to 21.7 Mil­lion) as of right now Don­ald Trump has received 1.8 Mil­lion LESS votes than Hillary Clin­ton (10.6 Mil­lion to 12.4 Mil­lion). So while it might be fun to tweak a Paul Ryan, a Mitt Rom­ney or a Lind­sey Gra­ham, if your goal is to elect Don­ald Trump pres­i­dent, you are going to need most of those Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich vot­ers to turn up and vote for your man.

Every­one needs to take a deep breath and do it soon.

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If you are spending any time on twitter you will find that the vitriol between conservatives/republicans on the “Never Trump” side and supports of the victorious Donald has if possible gotten worse with an almost religious fervor.

In one sense I understand the problem, it comes down to this:

Strong fiscal/social conservatives like myself had literally our dream conservative in Ted Cruz. Young, God fearing, intelligent, a person who had fought for us. He would also have also been the first Hispanic American to lead a national ticket putting our liberal friends on the defensive. He got to the very brink of the nomination outlasting more than a dozen other strong accomplished competitors…

…and yet in the end the votes choose a reality show star with very um…flexible positions and beliefs who is actually OLDER than Hillary Clinton who was complementing both her and Obama as late as 2008.

Meanwhile on the other side you have people, perhaps not as ideological as myself, who saw the GOP nominate equivocating losers over and over again while watching the gop submit again and again to Obama in congress. Then they see a man come up, challenge both the GOP & the MSM very publicly on both Radical Islam and Illegal Immigration, not back down despite constant attacks, go forward and rally GOP votes with a promise that he will make America Great again. They back them man, watch him win state after state in a crowded field…

…and then when he finally reaches the point when the nomination is his thanks to overwhelming support of the votes, they see a large amount of both the GOP establishment and conservatives that they supported in the past, decide they would rather see Hillary in the White House than support the man they voted for.

Let me remind everyone of a few things.

1. Christianity is a religion, CONSERVATISM IS NOT:

If you start worshiping Conservatism or consider Christianity as good because it helps lead to conservatism, you’re worshipping a different God than me. Let our secular liberal friends treat their politics as a religion I’m not doing it.

2. Elections are all about marketing:

The voter is the customer base and the candidate is the product, if your favored candidate failed to sell themself to the voters. Rather than blaming the voters who preferred someone else you had better start getting to work to either
A: Find a candidate you support who can OR
B: Help your previous candidate improve their pitch for the next time around.

3. Voting is a proactive action:

In order to win an election you have to get people to proactively go out and vote for you. This means that you need to convince them to turn out rather than stay home. If you treat the voter as someone who owes you support rather than a customer you have to make the sale to, you will lose and deserve to do so.

3a. You don’t win voters over with threats or smug declarations:

If you want your candidate to win an election, particularly after a bruising primary, you need to give those voters who had gone elsewhere a reason to vote for you. You need to assure them that you have their best interests at heart. As a general rule this can not be accomplished by threats and Insults.

Both sides need to decide what their goals are and act accordingly:

Doctrine conservatives had better remember that this is not going to be the last election or political fight in America and this election cycle has unfortunately proven we are not even the majority of GOP primary voters. So if your goal is to advance our agenda and beliefs for the good of America on everything from religious freedom, to guns to Obamacare to radical Islam we are going to need allies. I suspect none of those allies are going to be found in the ranks of Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders voters.

Donald Trump supporters while legitimately celebrating their victory had better remember that while the top 4 GOP candidates who managed to win states have outpolled the Democrats (25 Million to 21.7 Million) as of right now Donald Trump has received 1.8 Million LESS votes than Hillary Clinton  (10.6 Million to 12.4 Million). So while it might be fun to tweak a Paul Ryan, a Mitt Romney or a Lindsey Graham, if your goal is to elect Donald Trump president, you are going to need most of those Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich voters to turn up and vote for your man.

Everyone needs to take a deep breath and do it soon.

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It’s been a tough year for Datipjar

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