Congratulations, Donald Trump.
Speaking of ex-governor Mitt Romney, his diatribe against The Donald - was nothing more than rank jealousy and crank sour grapes. Mitt’s a two time loser in Presidential races. Trump’s a first time pol, who could become President.
Romney, to his credit, absolutely cleaned Obama’s clock in their initial debate in 2012, but then he and his campaign virtually cratered. As Trump pointed out, if Mitt had expended as much energy and enthusiasm against opposition-party Democrat Obama, as he is now, against same-party Republican he, The Donald Big D, Mitt would have easily won four years ago. (And, by inference, Donald intimated that he would not have been needed to revive and restore the Republican Party and the USA.)
Trump and Ted Cruz are wiping the floor with the establishment-candidate Marco Rubio and the nice guy John Kasich, with the latest iteration-demonstration of this being the March 5th ‘Super Saturday’ showdown.
Happily, basically, and thank the lord, finally, the Republican base is overthrowing the Republican donors and dimwits, the ‘establishment’ - that have led the Republican Party for decades to its deserved and self-served dénouement.
Looks good on the base, and the brass.
Trump and Cruz, to a much lesser extent, are growing the party, and this pisses off the elites. They want the party to be predictable, pliable – to be their own personal political plaything.
How’s this for mendacity? Initially, a few months back, the Republican Party bosses made Donald, who they didn’t think had a cat’s-ass chance to win, and the other Republican candidates, pledge to not run as independents, and now that Trump is close to winning the nomination, the brass are looking at drafting a third party candidate – an independent - to run against Trump!
No wonder 99% of people hate politics.
Pathetically, but truly, the Republican leadership would rather have Hillary win, so long as they demolish Trump and disenfranchise his voters, if that means keeping control of what will be a rump - of a rancid party.
The Donald knows that the national Republican establishment doesn’t want to win with him. He knows, too, they’re AFRAID to win with him, fearing the ‘brand’ of the party will be thereby besmirched.
But the party, as constituted today – because of their non-opposition to Barack Obama legislation and executive action, has a terrible ‘brand.’ They are deemed:
Cheese-eating surrender monkeys by their base. Indeed, the ‘crème de la crème’ would rather lose, and say they fought the somewhat-sort-of-fairly-middling-to-good fight, as evidenced by the bland and feeble efforts of Bob Dole, John McCain, and our aforementioned Mitt. They’d rather lose to the Democrats than win with Donald J - and have the Trumpster triumphant – and in total control of party levers and levels.
Somebody, please, tell that party’s elite that winning ugly with Trump - is better than losing lovely with McCain...And somebody, pretty please, tell Romney, that turning on Trump, to impress his grandkids, is not a valid reason to turn traitor. (He revealed this motive in an interview with CNN’s Gloria Borger.)
Romney and current contestant, Marco Rubio, are quick to point out Trump’s business failures. And Trump has had many business ventures crash.
Everybody fails...No successful entrepreneur or inventor succeeds without failing, sometimes frequently. We learn from our failures. The only businessman/financier/stock guru who had an unblemished record was, uh, ahem, Bernie Madoff...
While on the topic of rogues, get this: Sacha Baron Cohen has given Donald Trump AIDS, in his new movie, The Brothers Grimsby, at least.
Geez, talk about unintended consequences. Now The Donald will be able to claim victim status. This should help him with the college-kid vote. They love the downtrodden and marginalized. To date, those kids have largely felt the Bern of solemn socialist, Bernie Sanders.
Here’s more roguish proof that Trump may, in fact, appear to be on the side of angels. Miley Cyrus is threatening to leave the States should Trump become President. Her over-the-top threat may be the final push that puts Trump over the top.
And then there’s the Pope. Remember how he derided Trump for wanting to build a wall to stop illegal aliens coming into the States from Mexico? Well, now he’s stated that Arabs are invading Europe. He thinks Arabs coming to Europe will ‘enhance’ it. Whether Christianity will be enhanced in Sweden, Germany, Norway and the UK, is, perchance, iffy. Trump, for his part, has said he will defend Christianity - which is a lot more than the Pope is prepared to say – and do...
Amen to Trump.
He’ll need all the help he can get, both in prayer and in practice, to fight off his multitude of detractors.
(Actually a higher force may be listening, may be on Trump’s side. In last night’s Republican debate in Miami, nobody laid a hand on him.)