New Yorker: Suddenly, Trump vs Clinton doesn’t matter now

Our American friend, the Political Animal, will be back soon, and in the meantime offers a comment:

Benjamin Wallace-Wells claims at the New Yorker that whether it’s Trump or Clinton doesn’t “matter”:

These are just a couple of polls, taken at one moment in time, and so there are plenty of caveats. Perhaps Clinton’s numbers have been temporarily suppressed by the continued (and increasingly hostile) opposition of Bernie Sanders; according to the ABC/Post poll, Trump has eleven-per-cent support among registered Democrats, which seems unlikely to stick. Perhaps there are many Republican voters who remain blissfully unaware of Trump’s offenses and transgressions, who will be swayed by the wave of negative advertising to come. But Trump did not exactly sneak in under the radar. This is probably the end of the #NeverTrump movement, which looks likely to go down as a deeply felt reaction from conservative influentials that voters did not hear. But these latest numbers also seem to signal something else: that this historically weird race may be turning into an ordinary one, in which the parties matter more than the candidates. More.

Something doesn’t sound quite right here, so of course I asked the Animal. He banged back

I’m old enough to remember when the New Yorker was worth reading. “White men against everyone else.” The cycle is outing the dumbest of the dumb: Trump leads Hillary in all categories of demographics. The democrat elite is starting to panic because this is May and things only get “baked into the cake” going forward. Yesterday Salon had a piece on why Trump will win.

He also wonders what is the matter with men who have hyphenated last names. Traditionally, it often made sense for a married woman, but … oh well.

Reality check: But if Trump does win, could he make any difference? Won’t the Supreme Court just enshrine the Permanent Progressive Revolution?

See also: Donald Trump: Republican Nominee for President

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  • G

    “Won’t the Supreme Court just enshrine the Permanent Progressive Revolution?”

    This is basically the case in Canada.
    Whatever the progressives want the progressives get. They know that all they have to do is get enough funding (usually from the government) to hire an expensive scumbag (oops) I mean lawyer. Putter around until it gets to the Social Engineering court of canada where their request will get it’s pre-approved rubber stamp.

    Now the SCOC even directs those pesky elected officials on who may become a member of the club.

    • Soon, no one’s life or liberty will be safe but there will be plenty of welfare.

      • NoPasaran

        What the leftist intelligencia appears to want (if you judge them by their impulses and reactions) is a society and civil society are entirely nationalized, but people have the “freedom” to be paedophiles. The only things they seem to think are freedoms are things which corrupt and destroy human character.

    • Promoting progressive ideology is tantamount to a surrender to Islam.

    • NoPasaran

      The one that always sickened me about the higher courts in Canada is the practice of ruling not on the case, but HYPOTHETICAL OUTCOMES of the precedent it will create and ruling on the case that way.

      It’s a hideous, unjust practice.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      The Supreme Court is currently split 4-to-4. The justice that Obama just nominated is unlikely to be confirmed, at least before the November election. When it comes to appointing Federal judges, the president proposes and the Senate disposes.

  • Like a large rock going through a sheet of ice, Trump has shattered the status quo.

    Too bad liberals. Your biggest fears may come true.

    Trump 2016.

    Hillary and Obozo in jail 2017.

  • Brett_McS

    Hyphenated names typically arise when a childless man or woman leaves a substantial amount of money to nephews or nieces on the condition that they take the surname, so that even though they don’t have children themselves the surname gets promulgated. If you want the money you take the name!