Sunday, September 6, 2015

Chaos Is a Ladder

Prepare for the DC Village freakout: "Trump's favorability soars with Republicans"

Remember, they told us he could NEVER win. Newsweek said so. The Washington Post said so. Yahoo said so. The Huffington Post refused to cover Trump as a candidate.  Kevin Drum (Loser!) said that "Trump-mentum" is losing steam. Politico said Trump couldn't win the early contests.  Nate Silver said Trump had a 2% chance of grabbing the Republican nomination. Ha! Political Wire said Trump couldn't even win a fight with FOX News. 

Cue Joker-level laughter.

I keep coming back to this ...

"Chaos is not a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail, and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some are given a chance to climb, but refuse. They cling to the realm, or love, or the gods…illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is."

The DC bobble-heads might be surprised by just how high Trump can climb.

Why is he doing so well? The better question is why it's taken so long for the mainstream media to figure it out.

Maybe because “many Republican caucus-goers are anti-immigrant, incredibly angry, don't like Republicans in Congress, and don't think Obama was born in the United States,” said Ken Goldstein, professor of politics at the University of San Francisco and polling and advertising analyst for Bloomberg Politics. “Those attitudes line up with one of the candidates: Donald Trump.”

Or listen to Republican voters themselves. Trump is the "new Reagan." He's also the anti-politician. In that case, when he appears unfamiliar with a policy topic, fumbles his way through a minefield of foreign policy questions, or says the "wrong" thing, that's actually good for Trump. It just proves he's not a professional politician. And the voters are sick to death of professional pols.

And maybe, in a crowded Republican field of clowns, con-men, hucksters and hypocrites, Trump stands out as the best choice. Certainly he is ... for Trump.

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