Aug 8, 201604:32 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Tuesday’s primary election begins Trump’s end times
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Tuesday is the beginning of the end, the beginning of the great reckoning. For tomorrow, national attention will focus on one Wisconsin congressional race, the First District that runs from Janesville to Racine-Kenosha.
Paul Ryan will win his primary election Tuesday against the fake populist and Donald Trump-wannabe Paul Nehlen by a resounding 80% to 20% showing.
That is why Donald Trump endorsed Paul Ryan in Tuesday’s primary after his petty payback against Ryan. (“I’m not there, yet.”) Hostage video confessions are more convincing than The Donald’s reluctant card reading Friday in Green Bay.
Someone, likely Paul Manafort, told his candidate that Ryan would win big. Truth is, Donald Trump needs Paul Ryan more than Paul Ryan needs him. But then again, Paul Ryan needs a headache more than he needs Trump.
Fake populist and Trump wannabe Paul Nehlen and his imported Trump hangers-on will lose big. So will anyone associated with him. That includes the “performance artist” Ann Coulter (as the WSJ’s Joseph Rago calls her).
The conundrum: in closer races around the nation, like Ron Johnson’s on November 8, Trumpbot voters will punish Vote Your Conscience candidates while Vote Your Conscience voters will punish Trumpbot candidates.
So the Great Divider has finally become a unifier, at age 70. Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal: “This is what became obvious, probably fatally so: Mr. Trump is not going to get serious about running for president. He does not have a second act, there are no hidden depths, there will be no “pivot.” It is not that he is willful or stubborn, though he may be, it’s that he doesn’t have the skill set needed now — discretion, carefulness, generosity, judgment.”
Peggy Noonan worked at Ronald Reagan’s elbow. She would know.
A sampling of honest-to-god headlines:
- “Trump allies plot candidate intervention”
- “Few Republicans want to campaign with Trump”
- “There is something very wrong with Donald Trump”
The Trumpbots are already casting about for scapegoats. They are led by the most shameless of them, Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
“If Trump Loses, I Am Pointing the Finger at Ryan, McConnell, Graham, McCain, Kasich.” (Recounted here.)
You don’t have enough fingers to do all the pointing, Sean Trumpity. That’s like blaming the voters. The responsibility is on the candidate to win the voters’ approval, not the other way around.
You want someone to blame, Trumpity? Did Ryan, McConnell, Graham, McCain, or Kasich badmouth a Gold Star family? Mock the disabled? Insult women? Kick mothers with babies out of his rallies? Idolize Putin? Condone racism? Parade his ignorance of geo-politics?
No one disputes that Hillary is trouble. But Hannity pushed for, promoted, flacked, and shilled for the one candidate who could NOT beat Hillary. The polls showed it during the primary season, they show it now. And we are learning why — although some of us in Wisconsin figured it out last April. We got it when Trump trashed our governor, Scott Walker. We’re supposed to put our shoulders to the wheel for this guy? I got to wash my hair tonight.
Instead of attacking Hillary, Trump attacks Paul Ryan and Kelly Ayotte of New
Hampshire. Remember the Republican convention 12 years ago? George W. Bush took the microphone to the floor and said, “I’m asking for the vote.” A sitting president did not take delegates of his own party for granted. Trump is the Great Disuniter.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on RightWisconsin:
A few weeks ago, I wrote an editorial for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel explaining why I was so proud to be a Republican. As we watch the news today about the visit of the GOP presidential nominee to Wisconsin, I have to ask myself, “Am I proud of the GOP nominee lately?” The answer is so obvious it hurts. No. Actually, it’s even worse. I’m embarrassed that he’s leading our ticket.
Donald Trump is electing Hillary Clinton.