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Sunday, August 9, 2015
Trump: Exactly What The TGOP Wanted
From Mark Sumner:
"The thing is, you could put anyone out there, anyone and if they were screaming loudly enough they'd instantly be a GOP frontrunner. The GOP has discarded the idea that experience in government has value, that knowledge has value, that reason has value. Only saying what they want to hear has value, and what they want to hear is someone acting like an asshole.
Having worked diligently to encourage the idea that Americans can't trust the government, shouldn't Republicans now be cheering the fact that their own candidates with government experience are getting bested by those with none?
Having spent decades declaring that money is the only measure of a person, shouldn't the GOP be pleased that their leading candidate can get away with saying anything, so long as he also talks about his billions?
Having dedicated so much time trying to tear down respect to every institution, should[n't] the GOP be pleased that they're now getting no respect?
After all, this is exactly what they wanted."
Sumner's spot on, except the Cringe Fringe is unhappy. They're blaming everyone but themselves for creating the rough beast that slouched its way into the top spot of the TGOP presidential candidates' popularity poll.
And cue the WATBs as the TGOP blames everything but itself: It's Megyn Kelly's fault for hitting Donnie with a "gotcha!" question! It's the "enemedia's" fault for picking on poor Donnie! It's Megyn Kelly who's the bully, not the guy who eagerly passed along a tweet about Kelly's performance at FAUX NOOZ's Q&A that exposed Donnie for the trou de cul that he surely is -- she was on the rag!
None of the Blame Kelly First! geniuses talk about Donnie not having a single cogent statement on domestic or foreign policy, because that would demolish their precious theory that everyone's out to get the poor, poor pitiful billionaire and the poor, poor conservatives who adore him.
Oh, wait. That's not quite true. Here's what Donnie said about some domestic policies he would enact as preznit:
He'd build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico and make Mexico PAY! (No details on how that would happen. But hey! It's a plan.)
Obamacare? He'll repeal it and replace it with "something terrific."
He'd bring back jobs from China and Mexico. (No details on how that would happen. Just saying it will happen, in Donnie's world, is the same as telling us how it will happen. Trust him. He's a four-bankruptcy billionaire businessman!)
On Iran and Iraq? Since Iran is going to take over Iraq, Donnie said we should just take over Iraq's oil fields. (Again, nothing on how he would presidentially do this. Details, details! Saying it makes it so.)
Those are just a few example of the total absence of anything of substance the front runner in the GOP army of candidates has to say about anything serious. And, of course, that's because Megyn Kelly is a big blonde meanie who exposed Donnie in front of a YOOOOOOOOGE American audience as the braying jackass that he is.
Right now half the Tea-Pee-ers have their pitchforks and torches out to get Kelly and half are supporting her. The TGOP is consuming itself all thanks to the jerk they created and nurtured: Trumpelstiltskin! (The fairy tale gnome who taught a queen how to spin hay into gold, but who stamped his feet into oblivion when the queen told everyone his real name.)
Need to blame someone other than the pretty woman who asked Donnie those tough GOTCHA! questions?
Go look in the mirror.