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Saturday, February 27, 2016

THE GODS MUST BE CRAZY

It is now clear that Donald Trump will win the Republican presidential nomination, and in the process destroy the Republican Party as we have known it these past sixty years.  The hysteria among party regulars and "leaders" has reached fever pitch, with Lindsey Graham announcing publicly that his party "has gone bats**t crazy."

I actually know how Trump could be destroyed, but on the off chance that a Republican reads this blog, I shan't tell.  Perhaps after he gets the nomination I will reveal the secret.

6 comments:

David Auerbach said...

It would help if people realized that a) trying to match Trump's style won't work (Rubio), b) saying that his supporters are stupid is, uhh, false and not useful and c) thinking that his appeal is limited to the standard Republican base is dangerous. The sad thing is that Clinton (whose campaign is losing its flop sweat and sort of getting in gear to beat Sanders) will have a hard time against Trump because, unlike Sanders, she represents exactly what Trump voters resent namely the Democratic party's total abandonment of working class interests.

Nick said...

It's not getting him to retweet approvingly a Mussolini quote or refuse to condemn the KKK is it? Because both things happened today, and I imagine to little effect.

Robert Paul Wolff said...

NO, no. What I have in mind is much more elemental, not at all political, designed to hurt him where he lives.

Alex Campbell said...

Hi Robert,

I have heard you mention a few times that if Trump wins the nomination, he will destroy the GOP. I was hoping that you could say more about what exactly you mean by this and why you think it (or maybe you have already, in which case if you could direct me to where you do say more).

Best,
Alex Campbell

NotHobbes said...

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cA0NM5RAY0[/url]

Donny 'the hitman' Trump

GraemeA said...

Reading here in the UK, I found this article by Matt Taibbi to be a plausible account of what's happening. Three quotes:

"Reporters have focused quite a lot on the crazy/race-baiting/nativist themes in Trump's campaign, but these comprise a very small part of his usual presentation. His speeches increasingly are strikingly populist in their content."


"Trump will surely argue that the Clintons are the other half of the dissolute-conspiracy story he's been selling, representing a workers' party that abandoned workers"


"A race against Hillary Clinton in the general, if it happens, will be a pitch right in Trump's wheelhouse..."

I would be interested to read what others make of Taibbi's article.