"Sometimes an ill wind feels like a breath of fresh air," writes Establishment GOP columnist Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal on Donald Trump, exhibiting something akin to a fear becoming more and more prevalent among the establishment elites.
It's a thing that we Conservatives find well beyond refreshing....Maybe Trump is "the guy" after all....
By Barry Secrest
He's the man who forced Obama to turn over what amounted to be a highly layered, amateurishly rendered, birth certificate, back during 2011.
The establishment GOP laughed raucously at Donald Trump's success in that regard, along with most other Progressives; however, Conservatives weren't laughing and still aren't.
Trump was able to accomplish what no one else was able to do, in politically compelling Obama to give it up, or face the political consequences.
Now--that--ladies and gentlemen, suggests an intrinsic power that belies convention.
The ( barely) Supreme Court, which has adroitly played the role of cowardly lion in Perpetuum, refused to even touch Obama's birth control case--and not even with your 10-foot pole. This due to their fears of being de-judicialized at the hands of a macro-potent POTUS with a surly attitude.
Obama's birth certificate, as rendered, still proves to be singularly problematic, at best--but now we're past that, with 2016 zooming into the picture, almost fiendishly, and with a constitution that has been battered to the point of easily being mistaken for antique confetti.
Since 2012, Obama has razed the Democrat party to the point that hardly any other serious Democrat wishes to even run for the bully pulpit of presidency, nor is this because they think Hillary is a shoo-in, either. Rather, it's because Obama has effectively cut the heart out of the Democrat party, and yet, no one wishes to admit it.
With both the House and the Senate and most state governments now being run by Conservatives via various shades of red, the hand-writing is on the wall, for 2016, which also speaks to an extreme over-supply of GOP candidates in the running.
In that vein, one of the establishment GOP's best writers, in Peggy Noonan, with the ever-requisite poor critical thinking skills, has weighed into the mix to confidently smash the Trump-spider, with her delicate little pump.
The only problem being—Donald Trump, at this point, would need a Godzilla-sized stiletto to even put a dent into his undeniably tough hide.
Noonan states of Trump, in her piece at the Wall Street Journal titled "Trump's Appeal--and It's Limits," "He has shot up like a rocket since his June announcement but likely has a low ceiling and short staying power."
"He is not as popular with Republicans as Bernie Sanders is with Democrats. Does Mr. Trump ruin the Republican brand? That tends to be the eager question of those who hope he will ruin the Republican brand. But he’s his own brand. He doesn’t call his hotels “Republican Plaza.” He spends much of his time knocking Republicans, setting himself apart from the party and its contenders."
"If he says something stupid and cheap it will reflect on him. If he should say something brilliant and wise it will not redound to the benefit of the GOP. He’ll make things uncomfortable for Republican candidates, who will devise ways of dealing with it. He enjoys disparaging them—they’re “dopes”—and highlighting their weaknesses."
The first problem with Noonan's establishment-escapist mindset might be that fact that she seriously believes that the inner beltway GOP intelligentsia, such as it is, represents the nexus of Republican thought, when it doesn't even come close.
The Establishment Republicans have quickly fallen further and further away from the traditional electorate that put them into their respective posits.
Under the generous funding of a severely co-opted (pro-illegal alien) US Chamber of Commerce, with its desire for a cheap dilution of US labor in the form of aliens, the GOP leadership has become effectively co-opted.
This, in fact, is the severe flaw in most of the conventional punditry's thought process--with a leadership consisting off Boehner and McConnell, the base of the party has become just short of enraged at a GOP feudal system that appears to being not much more, now, than Obama's inglorious bastards.
The GOP leadership has, in effect, become little more than over-compensated waterboys for Obama's leftist diaspora. Trump is nothing if not a stark contraindication, a dynamic reflection of that part of America still living in reality.
In fact, Trump's telling of the cold hard truth has now become certifiably embarrassing for a GOP which believes that the telling of such truths creates a drag-like effect on the entire party's designs.
"The Republican brand,"( as Noonan calls it) is beginning to look, more and more like those heavily flawed Takata airbags currently under massive recall.
The bags have a tendency to explode in the face of its driving constituents while spewing dangerous shrapnel everywhere.
The faulty airbags are not at all conforming to their intended use, nor are they exhibiting the qualities for which they were initially installed--which sounds almost exactly like the Republican party of today.
Would not the GOP's brand logo be far more accurately represented by an exploding Takata airbag, than anything else, at this point?
The reason Trump sets himself so far apart from the other party contenders belongs merely to the fact that he's unafraid to say what the other contenders are sometimes thinking, assuming at least some few of them actually think for themselves instead of the standard party-think, at sporadic times.
This was made well beyond obvious in a recent exchange between Sean Hannity and former Texas governor Rick Perry.
Hannity was pounding Perry for actually criticizing Trump's illegal alien statements in a recent interview on Hannity's show. The problem with Perry was his attack on Trump, after having stated virtually the same things in 2014, on Hannity's show, before Perry announced his 2016 presidential bid.
Perry's bid, apparently, necessitated a far less stringent tone, as his more moderate campaign consultants have undoubtedly advised him.
Noonan goes on to state that, "Just by walking into the room he (Trump) lowers the tone.
"His special brand of irresponsibility may prove infectious. Reporters love him because he’s colorful, dramatic, walking-talking clickbait. At the moment, he controls the daily agenda because reporters insist other candidates respond to whatever he says. That will lessen as the novelty diminishes.
On the other hand Mr. Trump will make most of his competitors—certainly all those in the top tier—look, in comparison, measured, thoughtful and mature."
Noonan leaves out a few more needful adjectives for the other candidates--"deceitful, prudish, weak, and ill-suited"--the current crop of candidates, as presented, appear almost foppish, and many reek of the political class, much like cheap strumpets wishing to swath their special bouquet by drenching themselves in Eau de Politico toilette.
The simple fact is that, out of virtually all the GOP candidates, only one had the political grasp to jump to Trump's defense, and that was Ted Cruz, who is currently battling his own personal demons over the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
It appears Cruz was caught in flagrant delicto by his own party base with Obama's cornerstone TPP trade agreement. Cruz remains hidden under Obama's bed --still in complete denial, at least for now, while simultaneously trying to refute his ideology-defying tryst via a latter-day vote of no, to the TPA.
This, after a previously vigorous defense of the TPP that just didn't quite pan out, but, it was a bully effort...
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Noonan continues with an acute observation: "None of the candidates will want to take Mr. Trump head-on because he doesn’t play within the margins of traditional political comportment.
"He’s a squid: poke him and get ink all over you. He has the power of the man with nothing to lose. If he won he’d be president. If he loses he’s Donald Trump, only a little more famous. His next show will get even higher ratings. He puts individuals and groups down in a mean and careless way. He has poor impulse control and is never above the fray. He likes to start fights.
See what I mean by a great writer? "He's a squid, poke him and he'll get ink all over you"--now that's just classic.
But, as per usual, Noonan gets it only about half right. Trump's ink is nothing if not the stain of truth, and everybody does indeed know this. It's just that far too many within the political class simply won't say it-- and that's the overall problem with the politics of America, today.
The vast numbers within America's voter class have grown both sick and tired of being afraid to hurt others’ feelings, which is just another way of being "politically correct." It's what's killing America. It's free speech, good or bad, wrong or right, and it represents the very core of America's most dynamic liberties.
But just stop for a moment and look at Noonan's word usage: "mean, careless, impulse control, starting fights"--does Noonan think we're still in vacation Bible school, or something? Or, maybe Noonan, much like most of the politics-as-usual crowd, thinks everything is just peachy, and America simply cannot fail, no matter how incompetently she has been led, or is being run.
Mrs. Noonan surely has noted the extraordinary corruption and deep trouble that America currently finds itself within--or does she yet believe, along with her Bilderberger counterparts and Obama, that America needs to be taken down slowly while whispering sweet nothings, in her ear?
That's right, we didn't forget about Noonan's Bilderberger 2012 meeting and it makes pretty much everything Noonan writes suspect, quite frankly. So, it's not surprising the penultimate "innie"--like Peggy Noonan--would outwardly attack Trump, as the classic "outtie," and it will probably make Trump even more attractive to the voting class, quite frankly.
Noonan's logic, faults and all, apparently discounts her own need to start fights, with her attack piece on the top GOP candidate of Donald Trump. Maybe none of them saw this coming...
Trump does like to start fights, not unlike the other guy who currently holds office, that being Obama.
Maybe the litmus test for presidency should be the one who's unafraid to start a fight. We do want a Conservative who's unafraid to mix it up in a brawl and slug it out, nor do we desire one who wants only to make peace with the other side by longingly reaching across the aisle, to do whatever they want, yet again ala Jeb Bush.
Noonan then goes on to displace her own points, by making one very powerful point for Trump, as if it were a weakness:
"But Donald Trump has a real following, and people make a mistake in assuming his appeal is limited to Republicans. His persona and particular brand of populism have hit a nerve among some independents and moderate Democrats too:
They think he’s real, that he’s under nobody’s thumb, that maybe he’s a big-mouth but he’s a truth-teller. He’s afraid of no one, he’s not politically correct. He’s rich and can’t be bought by some billionaire because he is the billionaire. He’s talking about what people are thinking and don’t feel free to say."
Okay, now we're onto something.
Noonan is essentially conjuring up Reagan, who in the modern-day, she would also be attacking, as being far too plain-spoken and mean, or far too willing to start a fight, as with the Soviets.
Trump does exhibit a broad appeal that selectively minimizes almost every other candidate as being plain and obtrusively boring.
Moreover, not only is Trump Hillary Clinton's easy surpass as a celebrity, Trump's list of achievements massively eclipses Clintons one major accomplishment-- that being her supernatural ability to avoid criminal prosecution after numerous repeat infractions; undoubtedly a must, at least for any serious Democrat candidate.
"He can turn the economy around because he made a lot of money, so he probably knows how to make jobs. He is a fighter. People want a fighter. Maybe he’s impolitic but he’s better than some guy who filters everything he says through a screen of political calculation.
Some other things Mr. Trump has going for him the three people I spoke to did not mention but they agreed when I did: Mr. Trump is not a serious man, which is part of his appeal in a country that has grown increasingly unserious. He’s a showman in a country that likes to watch shows—a country that believes all politics is showbiz now, and all politicians are entertainers of varying degrees of competence.
So, here, we find the requisite Noonan anachronism as the very heart of most of her articles.
Noonan sincerely believes that Trump is not a serious man? You see, here is where Noonan's "media world" meets our own "business world." In business, the kiss of death is one of being comprehended as not being serious. It's the absolute suicide-knell of any business --if the leadership is not fully dedicated and fiercely serious about everything conducted, on the client's behalf, the client or consumer will quickly lose respect and go elsewhere.
But, America does not conceptualize business and politics in quite the same way. You see, we know that in politics, lying is accepted and common, just as in the media, spin is everything. In mainstreet business, things are not at all that way. It doesn't take the consumer very long at all, to weed the serious out from the actors, in most cases.
Point being Trump has been a phenomenal success in business by any measure, a thing that no one can deny.
However, the anti-thesis to this fact might also be why so many poor politicians succeed. In America, as in most countries, we can't quickly find another government, to go to. We are stuck with the government that we have--and the typical politico's message always begins to change, just before election, swindling the voters for yet another trial extension.
It's a common game and it's almost impossible to overcome, almost being the key word.
There is also the brutish counterpoint to those who claim Trump is nothing more than a shill for Hillary Clinton's outgoing victory. Does anyone truly believe that an ego the size of Trump's would actually subjugate itself to a career politician whose greatest boost to ascendance was one of being married to Bill Clinton?
Seriously? The other side to that particular argument would be one of disclosure which continually hides in plain sight. Folks, any person who runs for President has a titanic-sized allocation of self-worth or ego, or whatever you might wish to call it--it can be no other way.
Trump, in retrospect, represents the very seriousness that has been serially missing amongst all the political candidates. They will typically say one thing and then quickly do another, while wrapping their misadventures in complex maneuvering and legislative complications, far too technical for we, the common voters, to even begin to understand with our outdated pitchforks and low-tech torches.
So, what if we elect someone as President who understands how the game is played without being part of the game?
At least Mr. Trump is honest about it. He capitalizes on the fact that no one in America trusts politicians anymore. The thing that has propelled him so high so far—he’s No. 1 among Republicans in one national poll, No. 2 in New Hampshire and tied for No. 2 in Iowa—is his announcement speech on June 16. One part of the speech has been heavily quoted: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. . . . They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” That last—“I assume”—was the cruelest.
Here, Noonan tries to play the guilt game with Trump, in hearkening back to the days of Irish immigrants and what they had to endure in America, long ago:
"My people and my friend’s, the Irish, were not Ireland’s elite when they came in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They had nothing back home; that’s why they left. The landed gentry, the high-born, the educated and established — they didn’t come here. They didn’t have to! The wretched refuse did. And the Irish transition to America was not so smooth. There was plenty of poverty, overcrowding, addiction, criminality. We should always remember — and Mr. Trump, as a native New Yorker,s should remember — that our city’s arrest vehicles weren’t known as paddy wagons for nothing."
Noonan tries to emotionally embellish the hardship of Irish immigrants, who were her forebears, along with how hard it must have been for them. Noonan writes as if she weeps inconsolably for her ancient parentage-- as if she were the only American whose forebears had to endure hardship.
To which, my parentage representative of a mixture of Irish, Scotts, Swedish and even native-American, can only laugh heartily.
Noonan exhibits scented crocodile tears at best.
The overall point being, that what Noonan discounts is the fact that the Irish immigrants were LEGAL immigrants--they did not stumble over the borders of this country to gain a handout and spew an endless stream of anchor babies.
Noonan ends her article with her rather veiled Trump assault become stark:
"Blowhards don’t wear well"
To which we can heartily agree, at least with regard to Noonan, who can now report back to her Bilderberger compatriots among the inner beltway elite, that most traditional Americans aren't biting.
Granted, some on the Right are not yet convinced that Trump will stay in the fight, and their suspicions are well-founded. However, from our particular perch in watching the tailspin that America is currently in, it will take nothing less than a master free market capitalist and a ferociously strong leader, to pull America out of its heart-wrenching dive.
So far, Trump seems the only who has captivated America's passions, and his wealth would seem to transcend the familiar auspices of attracting funding and campaign finance through political office, that being the very thing that co-opts so many of the others.
But then there's also the fact that we have two parties battling intensely over one group of people who came into this country illegally, on the hopes that they will somehow appeal to another group of people who came here legally, on the failed premise that their skin hue is the same.
Waiter, there appears to be a fly in my soup.....
Trump is the shock to the system that's most needed now in America, and like it or not, Trump is schooling the Republican Party candidates on what has heretofore been missing. So, the also-rans can roll their eyes and sigh in their endless contempt as much as they dare, just as they did with Reagan.
But, what will they do if Trump wins?
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