Sunday, August 9, 2015

Another Tempest In A Teapot???

Once again the MSM and Republican establishment are reporting the demise of the Trump campaign. This time over his dust up with Megan Kelly and her questions at the debate.

Trump might be crass and certainly has a track record of shooting off his mouth before considering the consequences. None of that changes the fact that FOX news and its stable of talking heads are just as deep in the pockets of the Republican establishment as the NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN cabal is in the pocket of the Democrat party establishment.

Both parties spend a thousand fold more time listening to the Wall Street interests and begging them for cash than they do to any rank and file party member or god forbid public opinion. This has been the standard modis operandi of politics since the turn of the 20th century if not longer.

Well guess what people are sick and tired of it. Their sick and tired of politicians who have for decades told them "I hear you, elect me and we will make some changes," and then as soon as they get to Congress or the Senate they fall right in line with the party establishment and break every promise they made.

So then they begat for themselves the Trump phenomenon. As I said he's crass, he's brash and most certainly impolitic but   that in itself is what has struck a chord - many people don't even like him, but he says what people are thinking.

Trump may be showing himself to be a sexist and the Megan Kelly thing may be over the top. It might even slow him down a bit but I doubt it will derail his campaign. He already took it on head on when he said that neither he nor the country have time for "political correctness". Another instance of striking a note that people want to hear.

If nothing else he is forcing the issue on illegal immigration. People are sick of turning on the TV or the internet and seeing yet another story of a senseless murder and/or rape committed by an some illegal that had been deported time and time again. There sick and tired of Homeland security and ICE dealing with criminal aliens like it was a "catch and release" fishing tournament.

If for all his impolitic behaviour Trump drags the rest of the candidates to the right on immigration and crime, well that can't be a bad thing. If his stance brings the likes of Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson closer to the head of the pack and slaps down Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio as the contemptible pandering hypocrites they are then that's a good thing too.

If the campaign ends with a Clinton - Bush choice, then that's no choice at all. If it's Rubio, the Clinton machine will eat him alive.  The best possibility for the nation would be for Trump to take one of the three mentioned above and say "You're my choice, here is a shit pile of money, go win this one for the Gipper." I don't think that's going to happen but why not raise the idea?

Either Cruz or Fiorina could go head to head with Clinton and eat he lunch. Carson would be unassailable to the lefts usual racist and belittling tactics.

There's a long time between now and the first caucuses and primary elections.  It's going to be an entertaining election season if nothing else.


  1. I would argue that Fiorina has more substance in her arguments than the Donald with the same overall contempt for the political class.

    Somewhere behind enemy lines,
    Peoples Republik of Kommiefornia

  2. She would also automaticly stifle the left's foolish "war on women" argument and put the Hildabeast in a position where she couldn't weasel her way around the Planned Parenthood questions. Thanks for stopping by.



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