The Trump True Grit Attitude

May 12, 2016 |

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John Wayne is arguably the most iconic name in American film and even more than an actor, he was a national treasure. Wayne symbolized everything good about America and the American man, rough and tumble, yet caring and kind, his leadership qualities based on integrity and strength of character, not on title.

John Wayne, or the Duke as he was fondly called, invented the ‘American cowboy’, as a man full of courage and the determination to win whatever battle lay ahead. To Wayne, “the western stars of the twenties and thirties were too goddamn perfect. They never drank or smoked, They never went to bed with a beautiful girl. They never had a fight. A heavy might throw a chair at them, and they just looked surprised and didn’t fight. Well, I wanted to be a dirty fighter if that was the only way to fight back. If someone throws a chair at you, hell, you pick up a chair and belt him back!”

“I was trying to play a man who gets dirty, who sweats sometimes, who enjoys kissing a gal he likes, who gets angry, who fights clean whenever possible but will fight dirty if he has to. You could say I made the western hero a roughneck.”

Wayne’s definition of manhood was simple; “men should be tough, fair and courageous, never petty, never looking for a fight, but never backing down from one either.”

To Hillary Clinton and her gaggle of liberal feminists, John Wayne’s definition of roughneck is ” sheer demagoguery, a term she used against Trump, even calling him a “political arsonist” “who incites violence,” just because he dared tell a male supporter to throw a defensive punch to a protestor who was picking a fight.

Hillary and her hard-core socialist feminist friends have worked hard for years to bring men into spongey kneed submission and their pussification of the male population will be in grave danger if Trump is elected! Hillary’s battalion of battle axe women define a courageous man by the color of his petticoats, the man who bravely desires to pee in a woman’s bathroom stall and strut his scornful stuff in sexy stilettos rather than cowboy boots, a she-man who daily flaunts the freedom of expression and yet would never think of going to war to defend freedom, those gutless cowards propelled to politically correct stardom by a government that at the flick of a switch, lights up like a gay rainbow.

As fate would have it, in 1968, Hillary and John Wayne shared an elevator ride at the Republican National convention, (NY Times, Sept 5, 2007) where Wayne had been asked to share his patriotic views, and Hillary was an invited intern of Representative Charles Goodell, a New York Republican.

Hillary, who had been enlisted to help Governor Nelson Rockefeller’s last-ditch campaign to defeat Mr. Nixon for the Republican nomination had declared herself a moderate Republican at the time. Rockefeller’s views were fairly liberal, especially with the unions, the environment, education and infrastructure spending and he had increased New York State’s budget by over 350% in just 14 years.

After a speech by Thomas E. Dewey, the Republican presidential nominee of 1944 and 1948 and former governor of New York, that castigated the Democrats; “We have not lost our bearings, we are not alienated from society. This is not a sick country and it doesn’t need a revolution or anarchy to cure its ills. I deeply believe the source of our disarray is our government in Washington,” there was a small Rockefeller demonstration where a handful of young people leaped into the aisles waving Rockefeller placards and shouting, “We want Rocky.”

When Hillary’s “Rocky” did not get the nod, she decided to leave the Republican Party for good. “She was particularly furious at how she felt Rockefeller had been trashed by the Nixon people,” said Mr. Schechter, her political science professor and mentor at Wellesley, and that was when her passion was re-routed to the Democrat party.

The Duke’s speech at the convention was headlined, “Why I am Proud To Be An American,” and he began it by saying, “I’m about as political as a Bengal tiger…I have a feeling that a nation is more than just a government, laws and rules. It’s an attitude. It’s the people’s outlook. Dean Martin once asked me what I wanted for my baby daughter, and I realize now that my answer was kind of an attitude toward my country.”

The Duke then went on to recount an earlier conversation with Dean Martin, who had asked him what were his hopes and dreams were for his young daughter: “I told him I wanted her to be as grateful as I am. Grateful for every day of my life that I wake up in the United States of America.” He said he would teach his daughter the Lord’s Prayer and some of the Psalms and “I don’t care if she memorizes the Gettysburg Address, but I hope she understands it.”

In a touching sentiment, the Duke can be seen in the following youtube, explaining his fatherly hope for his youngest daughter.

After the 1968 convention, Hillary returned to Wellesley, a sister Ivy league school, where “My opinions on most human conditions are being liberalized” and where she sometimes referred to herself in the third person as “the Hill” or “the Hill Woman.” As her senior year came to a close, Hillary worked on a 92 page honors dissertation on Saul Alinsky, the antipoverty crusader and community activist whom she described as “that rare specimen, the successful radical.” (Alinsky, who dedicated his Rules For Radicals book to his idol and revered successful radical, Lucifer.)

Hillary Rodham at Wellesley College

Hillary Rodham at Wellesley College

Saul Alinsky thought highly of 21 year old Rodham and in his search to find “competent political literates” offered her a job, which she declined in favor of law school. Seventeen years later, Alinsky’s disciples hired Barack Obama, a 23-year old Columbia U. graduate to organize black residents on the South side of Chicago. Such a small radical world.

Many years before Obama and Hillary were fast tracked into the political scene, John Wayne had recognized what was happening to America, so under his direction had made sure that most of his movies portrayed a strong national theme. In one such movie, a young girl hires an aging U.S. Marshall whom she heard had “true grit” to help her track down her father’s killer. The movie ‘True Grit’ earned John Wayne an academy award for best actor.

The Duke was a staunch supporter of our troops and throughout his lifetime remained committed to ‘American Exceptionalism’. He once said, “I want no one running our country who doesn’t have the brains, strength, and pure guts to face any other country that wants to take its best shot at us.”

John Wayne’s beloved daughter, Aissa, recognized some of the same ‘true grit’ traits in Donald Trump when endorsing him for president and acknowledged that if her iconic father were alive, he would be “standing right here.”

The choice in this 2016 election could not be more clear.

Do we want “the Hill Woman” to continue dictating her radical feminist views and further weaken and demoralize our men? Will we sit back and watch as our standing in the world is diminished to the point of no return by a weak, gutless president, or will we take the bull by the horn and support the bold, rugged attitude and leadership of Donald Trump and applaud as he bulldozes and levels the ‘Hill Woman’ to the ground.

John Wayne once said, “I want to play a real man in all my films and I define manhood simply; men should be tough, fair, and courageous, never petty, never looking for a fight, but never backing down from a fight either.”

Trump has demonstrated in his uniquely politically incorrect way, that he will never back down. Trump has America’s back, do we have his?

John Wayne was born on May 26th, 1907 and died in 1979 at the age of seventy-two. His gravestone is engraved with one of his most famous quotes;

Tomorrow is the most important thing in life.
Comes into us at Midnight very clean.
It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands.
It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.

Have “We The People” learned something from yesterday and do we love America enough to fight for it? Vote like we mean it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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