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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Dump Trump

Donald Trump, the real estate developer and media personality, is running for president as a Republican. This looks like a Democratic Party "black bag operation" to me.   Trump literally holds NO views which could be described as conservative.  Some believe Bill Clinton put him up to running; it wouldn't surprise me.

Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberly Strassel took Trump down Friday, accusing him accurately of being a overt liberal and a crony capitalist.  Yeah, pretty much.

Some columnists like Pat Buchanan have identified Trump with the populist tradition in American politics. He is, but only in the sense that he's running outside the established party system.  Otherwise, he is a system player to a tee.  

Trump made waves with his incendiary comments about illegal immigration and claims that we wouldn't even be talking about this issue if it weren't for him.   He must have missed the Republican primaries in 2011-12; the issue was old hat even then.  (As Mighty Whig has noted in prior posts, illegal immigration is well below its historic highs of 15-20 years ago.)

Trump might hang around for awhile.  He's a billionaire and totally impervious to criticism or self-reflection.  Not even a sex scandal would make a dent on him.

In short, this guy has nothing to offer the American people except for cheap entertainment and voyeurism. This guy's the political equivalent of Caitlyn Jenner.
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