Wow. Are we seeing a show or what? It’s been since the 19th century that we’ve seen such a loser hack as Trump, and what is unique is that he managed to do that in a time when there is a fairly institutionalized party structure that is supposed to prevent unelectable, unqualified, assholes like Donald Trump from controlling the party. So, how does that happen?
Primarily, of course, as many have said, Trump trumped his opponents in the Republican Party on the racist card. No serious politician for national office was going to go off on Mexicans or African Americans, but Trump was quite comfortable playing to the Steve King/David Duke memes about race and ethnicity in the US. Yet, NONE of his opponents in the Republican party took the high road and deliberately and emphatically rejected Trump’s racism. Only Kasich made an attempt.
And, of course, Republicans hate women, so it is hard to respond to a vulgar misogynist when you mostly agree. But, I doubt Mike Huckabee thinks it’s ok to grab pussy. So, my question now is why did they not use this against Trump a YEAR AGO. Why did Jeb Bush spend $140 million in three months and they couldn’t trot out any videos of Trump saying this shit? It’s all public access. It’s not like any of this is a secret. The transcripts of his Howard Stern interviews are public. Why didn’t Jeb et al go after that?
I think the answer is that the Republican Party has no serious professional political leadership. They are lazy, overpaid, overprivileged white people who don’t work very hard, and are kind of stupid. They couldn’t even figure out a way to tank an unelectable maladroit like Trump, even though he has an extensive public record that should have been used to kill him before Iowa. Wow. Those guys spent nearly a Billion collectively and couldn’t even put out this loser–even though the videos were publicly available to trash him before any of this began. I’m in awe of the incompetence of the Republican party hacks stealing money from the rich. But, in some ways, I kind of like it.