Posted on | February 27, 2016 | 90 Comments
There is a reason why the Ace of Spades is such a crucial blogger:
My problem with Trump is that he is a dealmaker trying to make a sale. Right now he’s trying to make a deal with conservatives — so this is the very most conservative we’ll ever see him.
If he gets the nomination, he now starts working on making the second part of the deal with the other party in the negotiations, the general public.
So this is the most conservative we’ll ever see Trump — this is the absolute most conservative he’ll ever be — and he’s not conservative at all, except, possibly, on immigration. He combines liberal policy impulses with frankly authoritarian or even fascist ones, which he thinks are “what conservatives want,” because, frankly, he conceives of us as ugly-minded, stupid dummies who get off on this shit.
My personal problem with DJT isn’t just that, were he somehow elected, you wouldn’t know which mercenary refugee from the country club was going to show up (except that his own wallet would be lined nicely by the outcome); rather, my problem is that, given the nomination, Her Majesty and the Codpiece Media would release Cthulhu on him.
We’d find out that Sharpton-esque tax irregularities would be the least of Trump’s sins. You think that Trump’s decades in business aren’t a mother lode of oppo research? Those Clinton Foundation donations (as a result of which, one supposes, she’d give Trump the Marc Rich treatment eventually) would be the least of the things we’d be hearing about.
But that’s after Gloria Allred and a phalanx of bimbos in stiletto pumps are done walking over him.
There are so many dogs waiting to bark at Trump, I can only assume his poll numbers (about which Trump cannot shut up) are driven by genuine nihilism on the part of people who should be thinking more clearly.
We can be thankful to Trump for driving JEB off the stage. And more thankful when Trump follows.