We are along for the ride, partly to see the crack-up at the end but mostly to see the establishment gasp along the way. Trump is a populist but of a peculiar sort. William Jennings Bryan didn’t go around calling himself “The William.” The Donald talks (strictly in this order) about himself, the idiocy of the American political elite, and the good qualities of the American people, who come in a distant third. Even his anti-elitism is strangely personal. It’s not a class hatred; it consists of a big, brash, rich (verrry rich) New Yorker calling out Jeb Bush, President Obama, and Megyn Kelly by name. It’s an invitation to a rumble, not to a revolution. The rumble is all songs and no switchblades, of course, but that doesn’t make it less fascinating.
He excoriates the incompetence of Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Jeb, George W. Bush, and other stupid, moronic, idiotic, and low-I.Q. holders of high office past and present. Losers! It isn’t often that populism and demands for high job performance go hand in hand, and we should be grateful. Nativism is not his thing. His complaint is that the rulers of China, Mexico, Russia, ISIS, and Iran, among others, are smarter and bolder than our own. When he promises to build a wall along our southern border, he emphasizes it is to keep criminals, drug addicts, and perverts out, not the good Mexicans who want to work for him. In 1992 Ross Perot offered competence, too, but more as a set of technical skills: he knew how to look under the hood and “fix it.” Trump knows how “to get things done.” He is a deal-maker, a hard bargainer, a guy you are glad is on your side of the table—and a hard boss, too. How we long to hear him say to the elites of both parties: “You’re fired!”
If he really wants to be president, which isn’t clear yet, he faces an obstacle that he may not have foreseen. Very few businessmen have made it to the U.S. presidency. Though Americans often admire successful business leaders, they often don’t see them as having the right mix of talents and virtues for the nation’s top job. Even reality TV has to face reality, eventually.
September 07, 2015
This Guy Just Came Up With A BRILLIANT New Take On Presidential Logos [MEME]
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