Electing Donald Trump President Might be the Best Thing for the Country

jon-stewart-donald-trump-rantmanIf I’m an advocate for anything, it’s trying to get people to think of things through a different perspective. I’m a huge fan of big-picture thinking and looking at things from “outside the box.” If you ask me, short-sighted ethnocentrism is one of the biggest problems we have as a society. In my line of work, I encounter far too many people who lack the ability to see beyond their own personal feelings and emotions.

That being said, over the last couple of weeks I’ve been contemplating the ramifications of a potential Donald Trump presidency. Not because I believe he stands a chance in hell of winning, but because the GOP is becoming increasingly anti-Trump. I could not imagine the RNC treating Jeb Bush the way they have Trump if the former Florida governor was attracting crowds of 20k+ and was dominating all early polling.

The truth of the matter is, the last thing the Republican party wants is Trump to be their candidate. To see a candidate who’s so incredibly popular within the party be absolutely despised by those running the party, it’s fascinating – and hilarious.

Though the more I see his popularity grow, and the more I see his supporters speak of him like he’s the one true hope for the United States, the more I just feel like saying – let’s go ahead and elect him and give these fools exactly what they want.

Why, you ask? Well, it’s simple: To rid ourselves of the idiocy of the modern-day Republican party once and for all.

These Trump supporters want some racist, sexist, babbling idiot to be our president? Fine. Let’s put the perfect Republican candidate in the White House and see how terribly that goes for everyoneLet’s let him make the United States look like a complete joke. Let’s let him show off the fact that he would have absolutely no damn clue how to do the job. Let’s prove that someone can be elected president as a Republican by simply telling voters a bunch of bullshit that doesn’t even make sense and is almost never true.

Trust me, four years of Trump in the White House would be a huge benefit for liberals. His presidency would be such an epic train wreck that he would make George W. Bush look like a well-spoken Rhodes Scholar by comparison.

Not only would he be an unmitigated disaster as president, but his idiocy would likely hand Democrats back control of Congress by 2018. After two years of “The Donald” as our nation’s leader, the GOP brand would be so completely toxic I fully believe even a lot of Republicans would be too ashamed to vote for their own party.

Then in 2020, when he loses his re-election bid to a Democrat – with a Congress likely controlled by Democrats – then we can finally get done what we’ve been trying to do for years… we’ve just had Republicans standing in our way.

Now, do I really want this to happen? Absolutely not. I would rather see progress come at a slower pace in this country against Republican opposition than witness that jackass elected president. The damage he would do both here and internationally would take years, if not decades, to repair.

But I won’t lie, sometimes I do reach a point where I just feel like saying, “Fine, elect Donald Trump and let’s put on full display just how ignorant conservative voters can be.” Because if there’s one benefit this country might gain from a Donald Trump presidency, it’s that it would likely mark the end of the Republican party’s influence over our government for a very… very long time.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • cruisersailor

    I believe Americans are stupid enough to put Trump in the White House. They put George W. Bush there and reelected him! Never underestimate the vast hordes of dumb people who vote Republican.

  • Creeayshun Sighuntist

    I agree that putting him in office would totally destroy the GOP brand but are we really ready to risk giving him the keys to the nuclear (or ‘nucular’ for you republicans) football? The 2nd and 3rd order effects of his hypothetical presidency are something I don’t want to fathom. It’s like turning back the clock and allowing a McCain/Palin Presidency. Sure, they would have guaranteed that we would still control the Senate and House but we would have had to endure that dingbat Palin babble on and on while continuing to destroy the very fabric of our country and the English language.

    I think he is, by far, the easiest candidate for any Democrat to face in a general election. Just keep giving him the microphone and letting him dig his own electoral grave. (everything is being recorded….hahahahah) There is no way he and his hubris will handle the real scrutiny of a general election. He hasn’t faced any tough criticism yet or any follow-ups of substance from a combative foe. The only pseudo-challenge he has faced is from the Fox Propaganda channel, which is hysterical!! The GOP is just getting WALKED ON by this guy and I love to watch it. Let them get walked on and don’t panic. Eventually it will be time to take him down, but I’d rather it be a Democrat to dismantle him in the general election. It will be very, very easy to do.

  • bohemio

    The biggest threat on our democracy are Republicans who’ve gerrymandered districts putting their wingnuts in positions that have negatively impacted our way of life for all Americans and families. Manipulating intelligent design into textbooks and school curriculum is one example. Trump will do no better or worse than Bush should he become POTUS. Fortunately, he will be restrained by the US Constitution with separation of powers. But again, with the gerrymandering damage being done, they may get enough crazies (hello Louie Gohmert, Ted Cruz, Virginia Foxx) in both House and Senate to support him on red meat issues like immigration, labor and (rolling back)civil rights but won’t on taxing the rich and on social issues.