Jan 29, 201603:06 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Caution: You are entering the Dump on Trump Zone
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Thank you, Donald Trump for redefining this election year. You are a great candidate. I can’t vote for you.
You have rolled a hand grenade into the Establishment men’s room to see who came running out, as Barry Goldwater once fantasized. (His grenade would have been thrown in the men’s room at the Kremlin.) You have administered an industrial dose of ex-lax to the politically correct, freeing up our political discourse to call Islamic terrorism by its name. (Sweden, that Bernie Sanders’ Camelot, is set to deport up to 80,000 Muslim refugees.)
- You are entertaining. Like theater greats Lunt and Fontanne, Your Humble Bloggeur can be bought but he cannot be bored. Hear that, Martin O’Baltimore and John Kasich?! Four years of those two — nay, one more debate — will drive me bonkers.
- You are unpredictable. Ronald Reagan understood that when he quipped into a live microphone that bombing would begin tomorrow. Oh, how the heathens raged!
- You boycotted Thursday night’s Fox debate. That shows independence. You set your own rules. I like that. Marco and Ted and Rand can get lost in the tall grass debating the intricacies of the Patriot Act. We know that you have no clue what they’re talking about, but so what? Besides, you didn’t need a seventh debate; you’re leading.
But you are not presidential. You are a protest candidate, in the vein of Gene McCarthy. John the Baptist to Jesus the Christ. You are sending a message but you are not The Message.
Unlike my Tea Party brethren, I don’t demand purity tests. The only person I agree with 100% is the Squire of the Stately Manor
But no one is going to round up 11 million immigrants, illegal though they may be, like something out of the diary of Anne Frank. That isn’t a policy prescription, that’s a revenge fantasy out of a Quentin Tarantino movie.
Donald, you have nothing to say about the moral degradation of entire populations corrupted by 50 years of Great Society giveaways and set asides. You have no strategy to grow the economy except walls and trade embargoes. You are a populist demagogue, the flip side of Bernie Sanders, not a conservative. (Read The Washington Post’s deconstruction of Bernie.)
Those deficiencies are not so much about policy as they are about character.