As I laid out in this week’s show, my fear is that Donald Trump, who is not being vetted by the Republican primary process–at least not before it’s too late, will be thoroughly vetted by the Clinton Machine. The result could well be both a Hillary presidency and an object lesson in straying from the establishment.
My gut tells me this is no accident and the boldness and effectiveness of such a plot, if that’s what it is, is downright Axelrodesque. Though he denies being behind it, it is widely believed that David Axelrod’s approach to Obama’s Senatorial elections was to use the same bold tactic in both the primary and the general: to get the divorce records unsealed of Obama’s opposing candidates in time-frames that precluded effective replacement candidates. In this case, the tactic, in both the primary and the general election, appears to be to pit Hillary against polarizing candidates who, it will end up, could never quite get 50% of the vote, without revealing that fact until it’s too late to make other choices. Unlike the opponents of the aspiring Illinois Senator, however, I think Bernie and Trump are playing along. (Here is an article I wrote laying out why I think there’s something fishy going on with Trump’s “self-financed campaign.”)
And now, as I had feared, the Republican establishment has begun to blame the anti-establishment voter for destroying the party. In the articles linked below, today’s Wall Street Journal demonizes the allegedly Trump-supporting grassroots (I don’t believe he’s as popular as “the polls” tell us and without exit polls we will never really know), insinuating that they are naive and foolhardy for going outside the establishment. “…A cautionary tale….”
- Staring at the Conservative Gutter
Donald Trump gives credence to the left’s caricature of bigoted conservatives.
- “It would be terrible to think that the left was right about the right all these years. Nativist bigotries must not be allowed to become the animating spirit of the Republican Party. If Donald Trump becomes the candidate, he will not win the presidency, but he will help vindicate the left’s ugly indictment. It will be left to decent conservatives to pick up the pieces—and what’s left of the party.” (Emphasis added.)
- The Donald and The Terminator
The perils of a conservatism where the messenger trumps the message.
- “Before there was Donald, there was Arnold. And therein lies a cautionary tale with particular resonance this Super Tuesday.” (Emphasis added.)
If The Wall Street Journal and her sister FoxNews really fear a Trump nomination, why do they and the media in general give Trump from 10 to 25 TIMES the media coverage of all other GOP candidates combined? I believe they are setting up Hillary to win and setting up the anti-establishment voter to take the fall.
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