I guess newspapers still think they sway the American public like they did back in the 50s and 60s. Someone needs to slap them awake and show them they don’t have the power anymore. Their words even through the internet do not carry the same weight as it once did. Let’s just say there are more culture websites that pack more of a punch than weighty news organizations like the Dallas Morning News.
On Tuesday, the Dallas Morning News decided to publicly say they were not going to endorse Donald Trump because they felt he wasn’t a Republican or a conservative. Now, if I was a conspiracy theorist I would think someone from Sen. Ted Cruz’s office had something to do with that but I digress. They feel they know what a Republican is in this day and age and they can lead the way.
Excuse me; I don’t think anyone was asking. All I see here is another organization thinking too highly of itself trying to create news and nobody’s biting.
Excerpts from Dallas Morning News:
For generations, the answer had been clear: A belief in individual liberty. Free markets. Strong national defense.
But what does it mean to be a Republican today? With Donald Trump as the party’s new standard-bearer, it’s impossible to say.
Even before Trump’s name reached the top of the GOP presidential ticket, the party was pulled in different directions. Many Republicans held fast to the good-governing principles of the past, while a growing wing of the party yanked hard from the right to force a conscripted definition of conservatism.
Inexplicably, the presidential candidate who emerged from that ideological tug of war was the one who thumbed his nose at conservative orthodoxy altogether. Trump is — or has been — at odds with nearly every GOP ideal this newspaper holds dear.
Donald Trump is no Republican and certainly no conservative.
His isolationist prescriptions put sound bites over sound policy: Invite the Russians into our elections. Bomb the Middle East into dust. Withdraw from NATO.
It’s not easy to offer a shorthand list of such tenets, since Trump flips from one side to the other, issue after issue, sometimes within a single news cycle. Regardless, his ideas are so far from Republicanism that they have spawned a new description: Trumpism.
We have no interest in a Republican nominee for whom all principles are negotiable, nor in a Republican Party that is willing to trade away principle for pursuit of electoral victory.
Trump doesn’t reflect Republican ideals of the past; we are confident he shouldn’t reflect the GOP of the future.
Donald Trump is not qualified to serve as president and does not deserve your vote.
What a bunch of hogwash huh?
Trump’s message is for ALL of America. It is about America, first, not Globalism and the interests of non-Americans. It embraces Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, Native American. The main idea that unites us is that we realize we have problems, but we can fix them together.
Trump’s message is a message of hope to the forgotten American and there are many of us. Hillary Clinton is not a champion of the people. She is an elitist, who believes she is above the law. She is a champion of the Democrat-Republican-Monied Establishment.
Trump wants to be our voice. The last time I remember a president being our voice was Ronald Reagan. Not that Trump is Reagan, but he is a natural leader who believes in this country while loving it at the same time.
Do you think this paper’s non-endorsement of Trump will hurt his chances among voters? Share your comments below and let me know if these news organizations have any pull like they did in yesteryear.