Trump War on Fox and Kelly is the Start of His War on the GOP

After the firestorm that Donald Trump ignited in the aftermath of Thursday night’s debate, a lot of pundits are questioning whether this is the moment that many Republicans have been waiting for all summer. After surviving gaffes that would have destroyed anyone else, Trump’s decision to attack Fox News’ Megyn Kelly with a vicious and misogynist slur might be the thing that starts letting the air out of the real-estate-mogul-turned-reality-star’s balloon. But it may be that those who are focusing on the impact of this disgraceful episode on the next poll numbers to come out are missing the real story here. Even if Trump’s results stay relatively strong, he was almost certainly never going to be the person the Republicans nominated for president. But what this contretemps, which led to the first instance of a conservative group shunning Trump, may really be is his first step away from the GOP and toward the independent run that may always have been in the back of his mind.

  • G

    I really wish Trump had not ran for the position but the fact that he is there being his boorish self is really pulling the “shut-up-and-vote-for-who-we-tell-you-to” crowd out of the woodwork.

    The author of the commentary ignores an important fact. Revolutions that succeed are not ran by dainty gentlemen with good table manners, polite speech and soft hands. They are ran by vicious assholes who throw low punches don’t apologize.

    I really don’t think Trump is electable but I wish ANY of the other candidates had those qualities.

    • He is not all bad as you note. The GOP represents no one but themselves.

      • moraywatson

        And in any event why aren’t “boors” a valid constituency deserving of representation?

        • G

          You guys don’t be so quick to take offense.
          I like the issues Trump tackling. I like his asskicking, attitude. I ‘m just not crazy about him. I loathe the political and MSM elite who are attacking him.
          For all his rough edges he’s stil better than the other GOP candidates. Courage is more important than courtesy.
          I just have a gut feeling he won’t make it on Election Day.
          Hopefully My apprehensions are wrong. If he makes the long way to the White House I’ll be happy to have his solid supporters laugh tame and say “I told you so”.

          • G

            Should be”laugh at me”
            (Damned auto correct) 🙂

          • moraywatson

            Who’s taking offense? What’s wrong with being a boor? Your not a boorist are you? 🙂

    • Linda1000

      Trump isn’t a “vicious asshole”. In fact conservative women are still defending him because they are fed up with lefty batshit crazy feminazis like Nancy Pollution and Shrillary. Like it or not Trump is a star attraction to women as he oozes an undefinable charisma. One either has that presence or you don’t. Trump gives Putin a run for the money (not so sure if he takes his shirt off tho). 🙂

      • G

        Linda, the “vicious asshole” description I used was not meant as an insult. It meant as a description of how tough you must be to overthrow a political elite.

  • edlancey

    The whole menstruation palaver is a symptom of socialist insanity – they are so obsessed with (gay) sex that they see vulgarity everywhere.

    • BillyHW

      Blonde Barbie deserved it anyways. She was being a cunt.

  • WalterBannon

    blah blah blah “a vicious and misogynist slur”… Humbug

    marxist handwringing

  • Moe Camel

    Blood out of the eyes makes them think menstruation?
    Ha! Their Freudian slip is showing.

  • andycanuck

    Trump also used the exact same phrase four minutes later in the CNN interview to describe Chris Wallace’s debate performance.

    (About 2 minutes in for Kelly and 6 minutes in for Wallace as I recall if you
    want to skip around the recording. I watched the video 2 days ago and
    not recently so I may be off a bit.)

    • Linda1000

      It’s a common enough phrase if someone is attacking. I think Glenn Beck has used a similar phrase.

      • andycanuck

        A commenter at Ace’s “artsy” open thread this morning reported the same thing, Linda.

        And an update to my link: The Wallace comment comes at around 4:50 of the interview and not 6 minutes.

  • Clink9

    If only the news ran stories about the suicidal Iran deal instead of Donnie’s trash talking.

  • Linda1000

    Ha, ha its gonna take more than a little black dress news anchor to sink the Donald. She likes naughty talk with Howard Stern anyway so its a little rich she is now so outraged by Trump. Oh, isn’t her employer Fox owned by a couple of rather mysogynist men like senior Murdock who is/was married to some girl one third his age and the regressive sharia Saudi guy, Prince Alaweed (25%?). Doesn’t matter I guess because a blonde Foxy feminist would look good in a black burka.
    Americans are fed up with the Washington RNC machine presenting their own lukewarm “conservative” candidate and being told to vote for their selection. The people already tried RNC’s way in 2012 when they voted for Romney.
    Americans wanted to hear candidates talk about major issues facing the country not tabloid news stories. Cream pie face looks good on Fox.

  • Petr

    FOX fired first.

  • moraywatson

    There was no “misogynist” slur, just receptors with their heads up their asses.

  • neo

    “I suspect that (just to make just one guess in hindsight) if Donald Trump had been president in September 2001, Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden’s Tora-Bora hideaway would’ve been scattered across the Afghani landscape like a Lego set at the end of a toddler’s exhausting but cathartic nap-free afternoon.”