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Conservative Pundit calls Donald Trump a Liberal – Then and Now

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Written by Onan Coca

 

Our colleague Steve Deace has a very important piece about Donald Trump up at over at Conservative Review today. He’s titled the piece pretty provocatively, “Donald Trump a Typical New York City Liberal Then and Now”! Obviously, the article is being widely shared and sparking much commentary across the interwebz. Deace endorsed Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) several months back and has long been an ardent critic of Donald Trump… but that history doesn’t make him wrong now.

In his article, Deace begins by laying the groundwork for his argument that Trump is as liberal today as he was back in the day and he does it by reaching back to 1999. In 1999 Donald Trump spoke glowingly of liberal policies and openly sided with Democrats against Republicans, but 1999 was so long ago that many in the GOP are willing to overlook those past failings. Which is why Deace uses much more recent evidence to show that Trump is as liberal today as he was way back when.

If you think using Trump’s 1999 interview where he admits his liberalism is unfair because it’s too long ago, how about when Trump joined Bernie Sanders in advocating for a taxpayer-funded, single-payer healthcare system in 2015?

Sourced here.

If you think using Trump’s 1999 interview in which he admits his liberalism is unfair because it’s too long ago, how about when the baby-killers at Planned Parenthood named Trump their “favorite Republican” in 2015?

Sourced here.

If you think using Trump’s 1999 interview where he admits his liberalism is unfair because it’s too long ago, how about when Trump failed to support religious liberty in 2015?

Sourced here 

If you think using Trump’s 1999 interview where he admits his liberalism is unfair because it’s too long ago, how about when Trump said he wouldn’t tear up Obama’s Faustian Bargain with Iran back in 2015?

Sourced here

If you think using Trump’s 1999 interview where he admits his liberalism is unfair because it’s too long ago, how about when despite all his tough immigration talk, Trump came out for amnesty in 2015?

Sourced here.

If you think using Trump’s 1999 interview where he admits his liberalism is unfair because it’s too long ago, how about when Trump used his pro-baby killing sister as an example of the type of Supreme Court justices he’d appoint in 2015?

Sourced here.

Here’s the bottom line—there’s not a single issue on which Trump is a credible conservative.

Not. A. Single. One.

Trump was a typical New York City liberal back in 1999, and he’s still a typical New York City liberal now…

Read Deace’s entire piece on Trump Then and Now at Conservative Review.

You may not agree with Deace’s take on Trump, but it’s hard to attack him based on the evidence. These are things that Donald Trump has said and done RECENTLY. I’m not sure I understand how folks who call themselves conservatives can so willingly blind themselves to the obvious failings of their preferred candidate. If John Boehner or Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush said these things, Trump supporters would BOO and Hiss loudly, proudly and rightly… so why are they okay when Trump says them?

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About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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