Our American Friend on Super Tuesday

Okay, we finally got our American friend (the Political Animal) off Twitter for a moment to give us his take. We last heard from him after South Carolina, predicting that Trump was now sure to be the GOP nominee. On that note, here’s his take:

Donald Trump continued his march to the republican nomination last night by winning seven states. Cruz won his home state of Texas, as well as Oklahoma, while Rubio won my stupid state of Minnesota. Nothing changed the trajectory of the race, which is precisely why the establishment today is saying the race is wide open. Don’t believe it.

To be sure, the whining and denial on Twitter and on television is intense. You’d think people wouldn’t want to embarrass themselves but you’d be wrong. Much is at stake for them so expect the behavior and histrionics to increase.

Trump held a press conference last night, fueling speculation that Florida Gov. Scott would endorse him. That turned out to be unfounded. Interestingly, Trump held forth in a manner widely described as “presidential” and serious, thoughtful and forceful. It didn’t come as a surprise to anyone who had been following the arc of his campaign but it did to the many who, in sheer terror over his appeal, reduced Trump to a bellicose carnival barker appealing only to rubes and the hoi polloi.

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Various options are being floated today as to how best stop Trump. Some are rather naked, even for the corrupt establishment, such as changing the rules that bind the delegates at the nominating convention. To do that is to destroy the Republican Party in an instant. It’s an open question whether those vested interests which currently control the party would prefer annihilation to Trump winning.

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Various options are being floated today as to how best stop Trump. Some are rather naked, even for the corrupt establishment, such as changing the rules that bind the delegates at the nominating convention. To do that is to destroy the Republican Party in an instant. It’s an open question whether those vested interests which currently control the party would prefer annihilation to Trump winning.

Yet a concurrent discussion accompanies the machinations of the dying establishment and donor class: Trump can beat Hillary Clinton and it wouldn’t be difficult. A leading black commentator on the left, Tavis Smiley, said last night that Trump would draw a significant portion of the black vote.

Mind you, should that happen the results will be an electoral landslide, something I’ve been predicting for a while now.

Donald Trump is transforming the American political landscape, often outpacing our best attempts to understand that transformation in real time as it plays out before our eyes. Even last night he defended Planned Parenthood’s delivery of non-abortion health services to women.
Instead of sputtering, his critics on the right should realize he’s making himself bullet proof in the general election. He’s summarily trashed and discarded the calamitous foreign wars of both Bush and Obama, implicitly tying them around Hillary Clinton’s neck. What’s only implicit now will be made brutally explicit in the fall.

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Remember, this [Republican establishment] is a crowd that would gladly lose to Clinton in order to advance amnesty and cheap labor, rather than countenance a candidate like Trump who will stop and reverse immigration policies that are disastrous for the country. Americans know which candidate speaks to their own interests, unfettered by donor chains, and who is impervious to the hated media. A Trump presidency reorders American life in fundamentally positive ways and would constitute a political realignment that permanently changes politics for the foreseeable future. Because the stakes could not possibly be higher, we shouldn’t be shocked at the measures to come to stop this from happening.

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I anticipate more entrenched, frantic opposition from the establishment in the coming weeks. Tomorrow former presidential candidate Mitt Romney will hold a press conference to announce something big. He won’t get into the race but it’s anyone’s guess what the next stage of establishment desperation might entail.

But the problem for the establishment is the same one which faces the media: they didn’t make Trump and they can’t destroy him. The fake controversy over the KKK is a prime example. No one, and I mean no one, seriously thinks that Trump is a racist or a bigot of any stripe. Fumbling one answer has given oxygen to a story that would otherwise die on the vine. After last night’s rout, it’s over for good.

Going forward one can expect more pitched battles from the wounded and now dangerous republican establishment. They’ve abused and abandoned their base for several decades and are enraged that it will no longer put up with such behavior. The upcoming primary schedule heavily favors Trump but that only makes matters worse for the stop-Trump-at-all-costs crowd.

Remember, this is a crowd that would gladly lose to Clinton in order to advance amnesty and cheap labor, rather than countenance a candidate like Trump who will stop and reverse immigration policies that are disastrous for the country. Americans know which candidate speaks to their own interests, unfettered by donor chains, and who is impervious to the hated media. A Trump presidency reorders American life in fundamentally positive ways and would constitute a
political realignment that permanently changes politics for the foreseeable future. Because the stakes could not possibly be higher, we shouldn’t be shocked at the measures to come to stop this from happening.

Note from Denyse: I didn’t block quote the above because it reads more easily without the italics. – d.

Reality check: Trump may have bipartisan appeal precisely becaue he is disowned by the Republicans. Some say the situation will get very nasty indeed. Hill Clinton and the GOP donor class can agree on one thing for sure, and on that thng the PR media will back them. One hopes there will not be violence.

If we had a simlar figure in Canada, who would it be?

See also: After South Carolina, Trump now sure to be GOP nominee?

Our American friend on the South Carolina debate

How US conservatives failed Trump supporters

Our American friend on last night in New Hampshire

American friend: After New Hampshire, nomination is still Trump’s to lose

The Political Animal: Trump in Iowa – the forest vs. the trees

Political Animal on US Conservatives going nuts hating Trump

My American friend on why the GOP must die For the United States to get on its feet again.

US middle class ready for a 3rd party? But why does it matter if they are? The reasons the middle class is declining are historical and structural. Today, the power and money will come from marketing the newly needy, often to struggle against each other in identity group conflicts.

The Political Animal assesses conservatives freaked re Trump

My American friend: More on why Trump will be prez

American political junkie friend explains why Trump will win

and

Why is Justin Trudeau Canada’s prime minister? (he asks)

  • reidjr

    The left is are worked up about the KKK yet where is the outrage over the Black Panthers or BLM.

    • Clausewitz

      Only whites can be racist. Time to get with the Democrat narrative. Just heard that Romney stands to be the Nominee after the elites steal the convention away from Trump. Two days later the Republican party ceases to exist, and all of the establishment Rino’s jump to the Democrats like they’ve always wanted to.

    • Shebel

      Because ALL non-visible people are Racists

  • I enjoyed his analysis.

  • Shebel

    Trump is making American’s Think .
    They have not done that in a long time.

    • About time we woke up as well our own parties are no different than what america has on offer.

      Massive importation of cheap labour to swell corporate coffers, wage suppression, diminished economic prospects, diminished government services yet ever increasing taxes all going to line the pockets of the political kleptocrat class.

      • Shebel

        I had to look up the word- kleptocracy – because, I didn’t know what it meant.
        I had to look up the word -narcissist – because, I did not know what it meant .
        I have had to look up the word–Islamophobe–because, I don’t know what it means.
        I didn’t have to look up the word –Anti-semite— because , I know what it means.

        Any more words that I should learn ?

  • whiteisbrighter

    “Why is Justin Trudeau Canada’s prime minister? (he asks)”
    Because Canadians are TV slouches and my vote for Mr Harper
    was not not enough.. Next time around Ill be dead so fuck all the
    progressive retards and CUPE etc union thugs!

    Now this old Hogtowner feels better, Thanks Cat.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Buddy at work absolutely hates Trump.
    It almost takes too much work to explain it to him.
    I keep trying.
    You can’t build a fuckin’ wall he says.
    I say the Israelis did it and he’s still adamant that it’s impossible.

    • Xavier

      Why not? The Chinese did it ~2500 years ago. Worked, too.

    • Shebel

      Isn’t one of Justin’s sons called Hadrian ?

  • mauser 98

    …..Marco Rino gets caught

    “Marco Rubio and three other Miami commissioners unanimously vote in favor of the gun ban.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/02/29/video-emerges-proving-marco-rubio-voted-for-gun-ban/

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Marco…
      Polio.

  • BillyHW

    To answer his question, Justine is Canada’s PM because vaginas bleed, and get to vote in Canada..

  • john s

    We don’t have a similar figure here. When we get one, we’ll know.

  • john s

    I think any of the fools on the stop trump side ought to look at alberta.