Trump and the 16 dwarfs
Reposted from Redstate.com For permanence. ( I am again deviating from the ‘Michigan’ centric mission of this site for obvious reasons – JG)
The talking heads and putative conservative pundits have it very wrong.
A palpable fear of Donald Trump becoming the Republican nominee consumes the media from left to right. Fox host and debate moderator Megyn Kelly’s first question to Donald Trump “You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals. On your Twitter account, your Twitter account has several disparaging comments about women’s looks,…” might well have been asked by Candy Crowley, or nearly any other left wing operative determined to ruin a GOP debate.
Kelly wasted Trump’s – and our – time by advancing the theme that ‘Trump is too brash, and says things that are hurtful or boorish’. By focusing on his periodic extravagant statements, perhaps she felt the viewers would be persuaded to abandon Trump and his candidacy. ‘The Donald’ can indeed be brash and say things that are both hurtful and boorish, but with 10 candidates to evaluate and a two hour time limit, it just wasn’t a productive line of questioning.
Kelly and many other talking heads who profess conservatism seem to think that ‘brash and boorish’ is a fatal flaw in Trump’s candidacy. Civil discourse, in their opinion, is the only acceptable path to the Presidency of the United States. Trash talk, such as calling people “stupid,” “moron” or even “disgusting animals” does not elevate the campaign discourse to the level they seek.
Perhaps our self appointed media censors should reassess ‘The Donald’ in light of our current predicament.
Americans are trapped in a serious, worsening predicament. Our Federal Government expands its dominion over our thoughts and actions every day, trampling our constitutional liberties with impunity. ‘Hope and Change’ has morphed into the destruction of our health care system, IRS political targeting, vexatious ‘pen and phone’ edicts, frustration of our domestic energy production, and subversion of our borders. America’s reputation is shot, our credit downgraded, and a man elected solely upon his skin pigmentation and baritone voice is promising ever more destruction.
America’s collective surrender to totalitarianism must be reversed in the 2016 election. The obsequious civility offered to our ‘Dear Leader’ by Congress and our Judiciary suggests that much of our government is in a trance. We are in the fast lane to tyranny; how do we restore constitutional government when our checks and balances have been paralyzed. More civility? What has ‘civility’ achieved for conservatives and traditionalists since 2008? Truthfully, an ever tightening noose around our necks.
In this first debate there was a target on the back of Trump with the opening salvo fired by Kelly, then further potshots from other Fox operatives. The splendid nerve of Trump speaking his mind candidly, with the restrictor plate off. As expected, a parade of aghast spectators are selected to offer their contrary view and back Megyn up. A morons’ choir on a bleacher operated by switch to tell us how they ‘feel’ when a candidate says something of substance.
The Luntz Group instapoll. What a set up. What a scam.
The Luntz charade that is rolled out during political events is designed to reveal the pulse of the electorate and provide an immediate response from a ‘select group’ of people to content, through clickers, dials, and (who knows?) anal probes. The anointed group, supposedly reflecting the post-debate opinions of our nation’s voting public, was shocked and distraught over Trump and his ‘visceral nastiness.’ Some were heralded as former Trump supporters who had some kind of epiphany. Not likely.
If you were in that focus group, with an initial affinity for Trump, then didn’t like what you saw, and then changed your mind? You are part of the problem. ‘The Donald’ gave you everything that was expected last night. He delivered all the goods and then more. No one with an IQ above room temperature would not have expected his candor and abrasiveness.
If you had a problem with Trump changing his past positions, you should have known prior to being shepherded into your viewing platform. If you didn’t like the way he spoke to Miss Kelly, you never knew who he was. Your change of mind suggests that you were previously enthralled with the man without having the slightest idea of what you were buying into. Perhaps you should stay home when the voting booths are open, or risk the hanging chad brigade interpreting your vote.
You just aren’t ready for democracy. Probably have a problem with salesmen as well.
Your need to be directed by talking heads as to what is proper. You are part of the neutering of this once great nation. I submit that Trump is indeed wrong in some of his positions, yet at the same time he clearly challenges the matriarchial mindset that is transforming our once rugged individualism into a passive, manipulated state of indecision. A mindset more befitting a monarchy, or a third world banana republic. Like many of us, Trump seems to regard pussyfooting around and wasting time with the arguments on civility as destructive to the arguments on how in the hell do we fight the bigger problem of a ‘loser’ government.
This said, I am not a Trump fan.
I like many others do not care for him for a number of entirely different reasons. Cronyism, which he has acknowledged, is a serious problem this country faces. I don’t trust him on the abortion issue, I could really care less about his ego, and I just don’t think he is reliably faithful to people or ideas. These are important components of presidential performance.
But the way he delivers his message is impeccable, IMO. “The meek shall inherit the earth,” but today only brute force will wrestle the train that is the United States of America back onto the track.
Disagreements with Trump ought not be over the way he delivers his message, presents himself, or combs his hair. Castigating ‘The Donald’ for his bull in the china shop schtick is not likely going to turn anyone against him. People need a strong leader now, and phony civility is simply not a desirable or marketable trait. Efforts by Kelly, others on Fox, and all the other beltway pundits to derail or hurt Trump are entirely missing the fundamental driver of his early popularity. They will only improve his standing in this race.
People want a leader exuding strength. They want a bigger bully. They want someone who will be bold enough to tell wretched foreign leaders just how bad they are. They want someone to stand up for this country, and not cave to a global, we-are-the-world fantasy meme. Not too hard to figure out.
The pundits have been wrong on Trump. In fact, if one looks at the polling from Drudge this (08-07-15) morning, (see image at right) it doesn’t appear that he has been hurt in the slightest by their efforts.
If a small fraction of the effort expended trying to vilify the-man-who-fires-people for his ‘clownish demeanor’ were instead directed to challenging him on substance, the talking heads might get more traction. Not recognizing that we are now engaged in an existential, internal political war, wastes precious time. Polite Victorian manners are simply not penetrating the obtuse minds of our political class.
A losing fight looms because the rules of engagement are ridiculous. Decisive political action will not receive permission from our intellectual ‘masters.’
To hell with that.
We desperately need loose cannons; safeties off and blasting.
Time for the 16 dwarfs to get with the program.