AMY: I remember you. I remember! I brought the others back, I can bring you home, too. Raggedy man, I remember you, and you are late for my wedding! I found you. I found you in words, like you knew I would. That’s why you told me the story the brand new, ancient blue box. Oh, clever. Very clever.
RORY: Amy, what is it?
AMY: Something old. Something new. Something borrowed. Something blue.
RORY: It’s the Doctor. How did we forget the Doctor?
Doctor Who, The Big Bang, 2010
I’ve been covering Donald Trump on this blog for a while I’ve argued that he has been great for the GOP, that by neutralizing the MSM by confounding the Clintons and even noted that he has treated me well on the campaign trail (in fairness I’ve also unlike many who cover him asked him questions that don’t start from the premise “Why do you suck so bad?” he has never cracked my Top five choices for President.
The primary reason for this has been the culture wars. These are very important to me (If you don’t think that culture matters look at both the reaction of the German Police & press toward the mass rape of their women). I’ve been concerned that Trump being a deal maker would be willing to sacrifice culture warriors like myself if it was expedient.
I had doubts and without evidence that he would stand up for us, he could not crack my top five, even with a field narrowed from 17 till 11.
I now have this evidence and the irony is that I’ve had the evidence all along, but completely forgot about it.
I was doing a search of my blog for some reason and I noticed a post named, Donald Trump Surprises Me that I didn’t remember writing. Then I noticed the date May 12th 2009.
Let me refresh your memory
Miss California Carrie Prejean was asked a question on the subject of Gay Marriage by Perez Hilton and gave this answer
“I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised.”
The media and our cultural betters had an absolute fit, the long knives were out. A press conference was called, the Pageant people rushed to distance themselves and replace her with all due speed. There was just one formality remaining:
While it was clear Lewis would love to fire Prejean, that decision rests in the hands of the Miss Universe organization and its founder, Donald Trump. Regardless of Trump’s decision tomorrow, Lewis said Farrell would fill in for Prejean at any appearance she can’t make.
And there was no question in anyone’s mind what Donald Trump would do. Right up until the moment that he did it, or should I say DIDN’T do it.
Donald Trump will let Miss California USA Carrie Prejean keep her title despite controversy over semi-nude photos and charges by state pageant officials that she had abandoned her duties to devote time to opposition to same-sex marriage
Here is Stacy McCain at the time from his old blog which I remember so well
“[Prejean] gave a very, very honest answer when asked a very tough answer at a recent pageant. It’s the same answer that the President of the United States gave. It’s the same answer that many people gave,” Trump said. “If her beauty wasn’t so great, nobody really would’ve cared.”
Attaboy, Donald! Imagine that: A guy who thinks a beauty contest ought to be about . . . beauty. Remember: Rosie O’Donnell hates The Donald, and now imagine how she’ll go off on him!
People forget how completely shocked the left was at Trump’s decision As Doug Ross put it at the time:
I love how Trump used the “progressive” argument to justify his decision to those who claim to be progressives.
I certainly did.
Ironically this question of mine:
Perhaps the people who were so busy worrying about stopping Miss California might worry about the systematic slaughter of gays in Iraq instead? I’d say that was a bigger issue. I wonder if MSNBC and the CBS early show will give that issue the same attention they have given this one?
Has been most disgracefully answered.
and this assertion at Breitbart:
You’re saying that Democrats assume Obama is lying for political expediency?”
“To get elected, sure. Hey, welcome to the real world.”
I take a deep breath.
“So Cary Prejean is a big fat target—”
“Not fat, my friend, did you see that slamming body?”
“Okay, so she’s a slamming beautiful target because she’s a genuine Christian and sincerely opposes gay marriage whereas Obama gets a pass because, you assume, he’s a liar and an opportunist.”
“You got it.”
“This is okay with you?”
“He got elected didn’t he,
That post was updated 9 times and there are two most significant thing from that post
has been completely confirmed.
But let’s get back to Donald Trump. The more I think about it the more impressed I am.
This was 2009. Obama was just elected, the power of the left and progressive was at its peak, the GOP was in full retreat everywhere the only people standing up were Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and bloggers.
Donald Trump was and is in the hospitality business, his primary customers are the elites. He is also no fool. He knew where his customer base was going on this issue, where the media was going, he knew where his bread was buttered.
It would have been the easiest thing in the world to have thrown Carrie Prejean under the bus. Such a move would have guaranteed him good press, kudos from the cultural elites and cemented his position as a forward thinking man in the new age.
Carrie Prejean was just a young woman who happened to be good looking. A billionaire like Donald Trump knew that such woman were a dime a dozen. There was absolutely no downside for him just toss her aside and bask in the adulation that would come from it.
He did not!
The test of the honor of a man isn’t if he behaves honorably when it’s to his advantage, it’s if he acts with honor even when it’s to his disadvantage.
In many ways Trump’s style is not really my cup of tea, on occasion he shoots from the lip and occasionally cross the line, and I strongly disagree with his position on the Kelso decision.
But when the chips were down Trump choose to stand with a now completely forgotten young woman who has gone on to a fairly quiet life as a wife and mother against the entire cultural elite and he did so at a time when nobody, including him, imagined he’d be in the political position he is in today.
He answered my questions about him before I even knew I needed the answer. I must confess I forgot.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a Ted Cruz man, Cruz has proven himself over and over again. He is the best choice in the field, and Rick Santorum remains my #2. He, like Cruz has fought the good fight and continues to do so.
But Donald Trump has gone from: I’ll vote for him if he’s the nominee to I’ll Happily vote for him if he’s nominated because I remember.