I think I am getting quite fond of Donald Trump. Yes, I am. I was reading an article in The Guardian about Trump today. The article was great, but I really liked this comment that I came across.
I think he’s conning the rubes. He doesn’t have a ‘plan’ for anything regarding policy, he’s just an unfettered ego who can’t stop running his mouth. Probably the single biggest problem he has is that there is no one – NO ONE – who can tell him that he really needs to start acting like a grownup. But then, this may actually all be part of ‘the plan’.
In all honesty, though, I think he’s a liberal at heart who is destroying the GOP by bringing out the very worst it has to offer, and allowing the rest of the country to see it for what it is. In the process, he’s driving a wedge not only between the GOP and the rest of the sane parts of the country, but a wedge between the bagro base and the few remaining rational mainstream republicans. He knows he’s not going to get the nomination; I rather doubt that’s his goal.
What he is doing, though, is forcing the candidates to come down on one side or the other of the crazy fence. Either you agree with him, and alienate the sane portions of the party, or you disagree with him, in which case the zanies will rage against you. What he’s doing is splitting the GOP in half. Sooner or later, the party leadership is going to have to make a choice, and neither one is good. By going after McCain, once again, he’s driving that wedge between the crazies and the RINOs ever deeper. If you look at the threads on the conservative blogs, they’re cheering him on. He’s not losing support in the least, the crazier he talks, the more crazies will flock to him.
If he doesn’t get the nomination (and he won’t), I can see him making a third party bid, which will guarantee a Democratic supermajority in the Senate, a Democratic House, and a Democrat in the White House. With the obstruction of the GOP removed, the country will experience a business boom which will more than recoup all of the costs and losses that Trump has had thus far. It may just be that he’s taking the long view . . . That if he can force the GOP to jettison the zanies, they might be able to return to sanity, or if they can’t, to finally just die and put itself out of our misery.
My guess is that Trump has simply decided that the GOP is REALLY bad for business, and that he’s going to do something about it. If so, this is brilliant on his part. And the beautiful thing is that he’s going to destroy it by simply allowing it free rein to be itself in its most hateful form.
What do you think? 😉