May 4, 201602:21 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
The long Republican hangover begins now!
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Like air traffic controller Lloyd Bridges in the movie Airplane, your Humbled Squire picked a bad day to quit huffing glue.
The morning after Donald Trump won Indiana and perhaps the nomination of the party of Lincoln and Reagan, my Facebook page resembles the condolence page on a funeral home’s website. “He fought valiantly but a cure was not to be.”
Is Jim Gilmore still in the race?
The Lovely Lisa, doyenne of the Stately Manor, asked what would be the point of going to the Cleveland convention in mid-July if the nomination were assured. “For the riots,” I answered. It’s been over 40 years since the Squire last tasted tear gas. There will be riots if Trump actually does get the nomination, riots if he does not.
I’m on the 15th rewrite of my contribution to In Business magazine’s wildly popular Political Posturing feature. Can’t seem to expunge the calls for armed insurrection. Don’t get us RINOs angry, we write a pretty nasty letter.
Ah, hell. Whom (said the grammar Nazi) can out-nasty Mr. McNasty himself? The Orange Overlord, as the Bergmeister calls him. Quick, more Cheetos!
The guy is poised to win all the marbles, talks about unifying the party, and then promotes a crackpot story about Ted Cruz’s father being on the grassy knoll in Dallas? Where are the “better angels” of Abraham Lincoln? Gone to graveyards, every one. Christ! Now I’m quoting that commie, Pete Seeger.
(“The juxtaposition was telling: the intellectually reckless and dishonest demagogue at his worst, even as he sealed his improbable victory.” — Charlie Sykes at RightWisconsin.)
Dear old dad had FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, and JFK. We’ve got the Hildabeast, a Venezuelan socialist (got toilet paper?), and the American Mussolini. All three, big-government statists. Where do we small-government conservatives go?
The Club for Growth calls Trump’s economic policy “liberal.” Reason magazine calls him an “Enemy of the Constitution.” The National Review read Trump out of the conservative movement just like founder Bill Buckley defenestrated the John Birchers and paved the way for Ronald Reagan — a true gentleman, btw.
It is a revolt against the “establishment,” we are told. Ted Cruz is the Establishment? The guy who tried to shut down the federal government? The guy who royally pissed off John Boehner and Mitch McConnell? Our putative presidential nominee is a higher-profile Sharron Angle. She was the bizarro candidate endorsed by the Tea Party six years ago in order to lose big to a very vulnerable Harry Reid in Nevada.
Democrats will nominate an FBI Person of Interest with more baggage than a Pullman coach, and Lucy van Pelt pulls up the football once again.
As Sparky Griswold asked at the end of his Christmas Vacation rant, “Where’s the Tylenol?”