Trump and the Fate of the GOP

Last week George Will joined David Harsanyi in pouring oceans of vitriol and contempt on Donald Trump and his supporters. Will’s dismissal of Trump and those who cheer him on — dripping arrogance and anger — seems to be a spreading habit among conservative commentators.  I concede, though, few if any writers ever reach Will’s level of sneering contempt, superiority and condescension.

This treatment of the Trump phenomenon, by both Republican Party leaders and many conservative commentators, bodes ill for the Party nominee’s chances in 2016. A repeat of the presidential elections of 1912 and 1992 is becoming ever more plausible, whether or not a defeated Trump runs a third party campaign.

  • tom_billesley
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  • mauser 98

    and Bummer renames Mt.McKinley to Denali….. or Athabaskan for “the High One”

    • Clausewitz

      Well hell, McKinley was a Republican, so you know Obama has to eradicate all evidence that they ever existed.

      • mauser 98

        what’s next? blow up Mt. Rushmore?

  • simus1

    It seems quite obvious that the DemocRats and Rinos have been in cahoots for a considerable time and while they have their differences about the best rent seeking methods, looting the country is Job #1 for both parties. If “conservative” George Will wants something to chew on he could offer up the definitive explanation of why Emperor Barry thought it was necessary to unleash the most bare faced abusive IRS campaign on the Tea Party in living memory and the mute GOP response.

    There was a quote from a cynic sometime back that US presidential politics always boils down to the intense differences between the rival fourth and fifth floor factions at Goldman Sachs.

  • David Murrell

    The American Thinker might be right in another sense: the vast majority of North American oppose crime, and the “nod, nod, wink, wink” approach to crime by the establishmentarian left. Trump realizes that illegal migrants break the law, but the establishmentarian left does not.

    Recall that great Republicans won city elections (e.g. Ralph Gulliani), since they support actions against crime. Democrats more and more support criminal activity (hoods wearing hoodies, organized-gangs, illegal immigrants). Trump knows that by opposing crime, he can win.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Rump raised the words “law and order” in a recent spech, describing himself as “the law and order candidate”. I remember reading an essay inAmerican Thinker in the past two years which essentially said that the next presidential candidate that describes himself thusly will win the next federal election. As soon as the words left Trump’s mouth, it came smashing back into my mind. Americans are sick of playing patsy to the criminal classes.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I wonder why people think Trump is running his campaign in an off the cuff manner.
        He’s got to have researched it thoroughly beforehand.
        His off the cuff style may be misdirection.
        By the way, I’d likely vote for him.
        I can’t, though, since I am not an illegal alien who votes Democrat.

        • Clausewitz

          Maybe he doesn’t need a teleprompter because he believes in what he says unlike most politicians on the left who need a teleprompter in order to keep their lies straight.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I tend to believe that conservatives tend to hew closer to what they really believe than leftists, they still have to practice discretion because they don’t have Trumps ‘fuck you’ money.

  • disqusW6sf

    Good article. Republicans/conservatives should pay attention to Jared Peterson ‘ s words

  • Morticiaa

    Same things were said about raven and Arnie too when he started in
    Public life

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      But, Arnie was actually married to a Democrat.