Competence vs Incompetence, Back Trump, Gut Democrats

Commentary by John Snyder

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Gun Rights Policies with John Snyder

Washington, DC – “Republican leaders should get real and unite now behind front-runner Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy to maximize their chances for national electoral victory next year,” gun dean John M. Snyder said here today.

“Make no mistake about it,” Snyder added. “The 2016 presidential contest will be no cakewalk for Republicans.

“Even though the Democrat administration is making a colossal mess of things, the mainstream media can be expected to march in lockstep support for the Democrat presidential nominee. It always does. The GOP will have to overcome this to win.”

Snyder noted, “There are a number of good Republican candidates, but none of them come close to Trump in most national or individual state polls. For the sake of achieving the long range November 2016 goal of national victory, they should drop out of the race now. They should jump on board the Trump campaign, and work together to defeat the Democrats and save our country from the extreme leftist Democrat-big media axis.

“In other words, the Republican Party ought to let Donald Trump lead it to victory over the Democrats. This would be a smart move. The GOP rank and file is deserting party leaders in droves, the polls show. New York billionaire Trump is attracting average citizens all over the country to become the presidential front runner in a genuine political phenomenon.”

Snyder said, “The GOP should see the hand writing on the wall, bury internal political hatchets, unite behind Trump and commit time, money and energy to winning the presidential election and solid majorities in senatorial and congressional elections next year.

“While people may have solid reasons for disliking the Trump candidacy, the good of our country demands that Democrats be kicked out of the presidency and out of as many House and Senate seats as possible.”

Snyder added that, “The Democrats are bad news on just about everything, economic policy, tax policy, social policy, justice policy, foreign affairs policy, national defense policy, gun rights – you name it.

The most important political issue today is getting Democrats out of as many political positions of political power and influence as possible, especially the presidency.

Competence vs Incompetence

“Some good, tradition-oriented people think of politics in terms of a liberal/conservative focus. A new focus is replacing that one. The focus now is competence/incompetence. Can the guy do the job? Trump’s way out in front on that one with the public. That’s why he stays so far up in polls in spite of attempts to knock him down.”

“Let’s face it,” said Snyder. “Republicans should drop whatever pettiness they may have, stop fighting among themselves, and concentrate on the big picture – dumping the Democrats, saving the United States, and Making America Great Again.”


A practicing Catholic, Snyder has been named “the dean of Washington gun lobbyists” by the Washington Post and New York Times, “a champion of the right of self-defense” by the Washington Times, the “gun dean” by Human Events, and “the senior rights activist in Washington” by Shotgun News.

He holds AB and MA degrees in government from Georgetown University. He has been an NRA magazine editor and official of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and Second Amendment Foundation. He directs Telum Associates, LL.C, and serves on boards of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, Council for America and American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens

Contact: John Snyder, [email protected],

About John Snyder:
Named the Gun Dean by Human Events, “the senior rights activist in Washington” by Shotgun News, a “champion of the right to self-defense” by The Washington Times, and “dean of gun lobbyists” by The Washington Post and The New York Times, John M. Snyder has spent 45 years as a proponent of the individual Second Amendment civil right to keep and bear arms as a National Rifle Association editor, public affairs director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, treasurer of the Second Amendment Foundation, and founder of

A former Jesuit seminarian, Snyder is founder/manager of Telum Associates, LL.C., founder/chairman of the St. Gabriel Possenti Society, Inc., a director of Council for America, and serves on the boards of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and the American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens. He is also the author of the book Gun Saint. Visit:

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John Paul Zoccali

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Like the article….not so much the photo. Look at it. What do you think the media will do with that. Was it photo chopped. TRUMP 2016 he has my vote.


Love this man! Not because I’m a woman, because I LOVE my husband, but because of the man he is and the great president he will be…And mainly because of his sincerity and personality. Trump for President 2016+!


You do realize the president only amounts to about 20% of political power in the US. The Republicans currently run Congress, which accounts for about 60-70% of political authority. If things are going wrong in the country, chances are it is more symptomatic of who is in control of Congress…

Clark Kent

So how many Executive Orders does Congress dole out? Take a civics lesson.