Friday, August 28, 2015

I'm sorry

(Via the Drudge Report)

Actually, I'm not, not even a little.  I'm enjoying the show way too much.

Today, it's time for Peggy Noonan, once-upon-a-time speech writer for Ronald Reagan, to take a turn trying to figure out the phenomena that is The Donald.

"One is the deepening estrangement between the elites and the non-elites in America."

Really?  What was your first clue?  The fact that the alleged "base of the Republican Party was staying home in droves on election day?  Good lord woman, we've done everything except take out billboards.

I stand corrected.

Mr. Trump’s supporters aren’t just bucking a party, they’re bucking everything around, within and connected to it.

Well derp.  The GOP (Greatly Ossified Party) has proven time after time that, once elected, its members cannot be identified from the members of that other party.  Why shouldn't we be bucking at any and everything in it or its near its vicinity?

The people hate the elites, which is not new, and very American. The elites have no faith in the people, which, actually, is new. Everything is stasis. Then Donald Trump comes, like a rock thrown through a showroom window, and the molecules start to move.

I don't buy the elites having no faith in the people as being new.  I seem to recall certain members of the Founding Fathers who didn't have a lot of faith in the simple man.

I do, however, love the line likening Trump to a rock thrown through a showroom window.  He is causing that sort of mass upset.

I'm just waiting for him to start up one of those expensive cars in the showroom and start driving it like he stole it.

(Edit, 9/7/2015:  Sorry about all the blank space at the end.  No idea where that showed up from.  Fixed it.)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

"They don’t realize how the grassroots have abandoned them."

(Via the Drudge Report)

Man, if that isn't the money quote from an article, I've never seen one.  Let's have an instant replay:

"They don’t realize how the grassroots have abandoned them."

Can we have that a little louder?

"They don’t realize how the grassroots have abandoned them."

That is GOP pollster Frank Luntz talking about Donald Trump in an article from The Hill, Pollsters dumbfounded by Trump.  Of course, the fact that the grassroots have bailed on the Godawful Old Party isn't news to the sort of folks who stumble in the door here, nor is the notion that the discovery of this would confuse the professional political pollsters.  Hell, we've been leaving the GOP in droves for years.  How the hell do they think the current turd in the punch bowl got elected?  Well that and a good dose of election fraud, probably.

I'm telling you, buy stock in popcorn producers while Wall Street is still reeling.  This is shaping up to be a fun show. and you don't want to miss a bit of the action.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Yeah, about those disruptive forces

It seems that Drudge has a lot of articles talking about this very thing on this fine Sunday morning:

  • Trump as the warrior male:  Paleo this and that seems to in these days, so why no paleopolitics?
  • Why Donald Trump Won't Fold:  The New York Times thinks its a cult of personality.  People like his in the face attitude.  Hmm...kinda sounds like the first article, now doesn't it?
  • The Bernie Boom:  The Wall Street Journal issues a report on a man who seems to be a likable grandfather-ish candidate, who seems to be a bit surprised at his own success as a candidate for president.
So we have The Donald as this larger-than-life, can say just about anything without getting into hot water candidate, and Bernie as this lovable but slightly eccentric grandfather that representatives of the other side can't bring themselves to criticize.

You know, I hope this is the 2016 election.  Not only will it be the most fun thing to watch--EVER!--but it will absolutely confound the hell out of the rest of the world.