Trump changes the political conversation

Nearly all Republicans, from Dick Cheney to John Kasich, are pulling their hair (if any) out over Donald Trump’s proposal to prevent Muslims from entering the United States. Just when President Obama’s Oval Office address was being scorned even on MSNBC, suddenly commentary is focused on the constitutionality and morality of Trump’s proposal. Hillary Clinton must be smiling and planning voter registration drives and counting campaign (and Clinton Foundation) donations to come from Muslims.

Whether or not the public will join the media and professional political class in condemning his proposal is less certain. Certainly some elements of the public will take each side; it is merely a question of the proportions.

  • moraywatson

    Trump is putting culture upstream from the politics, where it belongs.

    • Brett_McS

      And he’s kicking “D.C. culture” to the curb, where it belongs.

    • I bet there are a lot of Trump supporters in the closet.

      Not all democrats buy into that “Islam is a religion of peace” crap.

      And I’ll bet there are a lot of uncommitted voters who will agree with Trump’s statements about Islam.

      Donald has forced a conversation the dems don’t want to talk about.

      Thank you Donald.

  • marty_p

    Not one peep from all those protesting Trump’s plan – about the ongoing Arab League/OIS boycott of Israel and refusal to allow Israelis or in some cases Jews to enter their countries or to do business with Israel…. that’s OK – it’s only Jews…

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      No, it’s just that most people DO NOT KNOW that is happening or how common the practice is.

      • Hard Little Machine

        And if you told them they’d agree. So fuck them with a road flare.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          No, ‘fuck you’, ya genocidal freak.

          • Hard Little Machine

            All your ‘let’s educate the people who try to exterminate us’ hasn’t really panned out. How much more time will you give it? 40 years? 200?

          • B__2

            Muslims still blame us for the Crusades, which happened a thousand years ago, and even though they were an attempt to reverse the muslim invasion of the Middle East. A thousand years from now, the invasion of Iraq in 2003 will still be used as a reason for the hatred of the non-muslim kuffar – in addition to us still being blamed for the Crusades. When your holy book says that we are bad people, it is a cause looking for a justification, which is open-ended in time.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Not all White people want to “kill the Jews”.

          • Minicapt

            The place to find the hard-core lean mean fighting machines is generally in the Quartermaster’s sock-counters.


  • G

    I wish I could swap citizenship with some American in 2016 so I could vote for Trump.
    Maybe if he becomes president he will look north and tell Turdo to STFU and do exactly what he is told. (Much the same way I believe Bush told “Dino” Chritien during their closed door meeting in 2002.

    Hee hee, senile old lefty Chretien was all hesitant & waffling one day and immediately after the meeting he was all decisive. i wish I could have been a fly on the wall in the Oval office that day.

  • Xavier

    Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton on Donald Trump and GOP party:
    ‘We’re not only dealing with one inflammatory demagogue. We’re dealing
    with a party in danger of losing its way’

    • Clausewitz

      Sounds more like she’s projecting her own personality into the fray.

      ‘We’re not only dealing with one inflammatory demagogue. We’re dealing
      with a party in danger of losing its way’. Sounds like Hill and the demodopes to me.

  • andycanuck

    No, it has the country discussing Islam and terror and not the narrative the MSM was pushing that the 2nd Amendment caused the terror attack. Screw the GOPe and their boot-licker conservative punditry.

    • Brett_McS

      A pox on all their houses … disingenuous Mountebanks.

  • Xavier

    Breaking: Obama decrees Trump banned from Presidency. Ban also includes all GOP candidates. And Independents. And white people.

  • Hard Little Machine

    what bothers the elite and opinion setters the most is that he’s not mouthing their usual unassailable platitudes.

  • mauser 98

    Trump has GOP , Demorats , MSM choking on their own kaka
    …Cheney too

  • Brett_McS

    Trump’s recent remark about going third party if he doesn’t get the nomination has re-ignited speculation about him being Hillary!’s stalking horse. My thoughts are that even if that were true he has in effect become Ted Cruz’s stalking horse – having taken the flak that Cruz would undoubtedly have attracted, and making the “extremist” Cruz more palatable to the Jeb!-loving Repubicans, just by way of contrast.

  • BillyHW

    Yes we can!

  • simus1

    Trump is being pilloried for religiously adhering to “Politics 101”.

    Establish your base among the ignored, the abused, the disaffected.
    Expand your base by publicizing that you have a death grip on the obvious.
    Be so loud you wake up the uninterested who follow the excitement.
    The avalanche begins to start, gets up to speed, spills over, election win.
    Rent seeker$ come calling “to help you learn the rope$”.
    Betray original base, popularity increases.
    Sell out expanded base supporters become even more popular.
    Win election two in a landslide.
    Start looking forward to leaving the rough and tumble public arena.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I can only marvel that Trump, a political neophyte, keeps uncovering positions long suppressed by the political-media complex that resonate with voters.

  • Shebel

    Now ! I can appreciate the Power of being a billionaire.

  • El Martyachi

    I tuned into CBC radio today for under 2 minutes .. 7:05 to 7:06ish pm.. they were peeing their panties over Trump.