All Trump, all the time,,,part(10)

Last Christmas I bet Captain Walrus $100 that Trump was going to be President, and that he would beat Hillary “like a baby seal”, to steal a phrase from a southern Democrat political operative. Captain Walrus gleefully reminds me of the bet and looks forward to taking a crisp $100 from me, as I look forward to eating steak and wine on his money. People tend to become convinced of their views.

I have been watching the National Post in this regard with some wry amusement. Kelly McParland has been raving about Trump as a buffoon bigot anti-Christ. I used to concern myself with his views until I realized that he had abandoned being a journalist – a recorder of facts and analyzer of reality – and was acting under the influence of Trump Derangement Syndrome, as I am sure many other liberals and high minded people are.

 

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Thus Michael Den Tandt’s column this morning was of considerable interest, for its evidence that the ideological ship of the National Post was beginning to make a slow course correction.

The day Donald J. Trump is sworn in as president of the United States, the received wisdom holds, pigs will fly and snowballs freeze in hell. But consider this: The received wisdom about The Donald has been wrong, dead wrong, at every previous turn. It may be wrong now.

If I were appraising  these two men as military intelligence officers, I would have had McParland sent to the infantry for complete failure, and Den Tandt dressed down for failing to appreciate the correlation of forces soon enough.

  • Trump is sweeping US primaries, pulling in two million more votes than Romney did in the previous series.
  • Positions that he took six months ago, such as paying to keep Syrian refugees in Turkey, were ridiculed at the time and constitute Angela Merkel’s policy today.
  • Democrats are worried about Hillary both as a candidate and for her vulnerability to indictment on the keeping of official emails on a private server. (Only in the US, you say).

It is, to my mind, absolutely obvious that Trump will be the next US President. As Mudcat Saunders, the aforementioned southern Democrat operative, says:

“Working class whites in the South have already departed the Democratic Party for cultural reasons. Well the working class whites in the North are now deserting the Democrats because of economic reasons,” Mudcat told TheDC. He added, “this is the new age of economic populism, man. This is about survival for a lot of people.”

He added, “Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have very similar messages; they’re just dressed in different clothes. I think you’re going to see a lot of Sanders people jump to Trump.”

To be a conservative is to admit the possibility of being wrong. I could be very wrong. But I am unapologetic for my thinking that America goes through great mood swings, and they are going through one now. This somewhat effete detached academic they have had for a President for the past seven years has been given his run, and now they want a new coach for their team, and they will have him. And it will not be her. As Trump said of Hillary, “If Hillary were a man, she’d only win 5% of the vote”.
I would refer you to the blog of Scott Adams, author of Dilbert, for consistently the best and most insightful appreciation of why Trump is winning. He will beat Hillary “like a baby seal”.
I am reminded of Brian Mulroney’s observation of Justin Trudeau before Trudeau became Prime Minister: “what’s not to like?”. Mulroney was acting as an analyst, not a partisan, when he said that. In a like manner, mildly anti-Trump people, those not yet persuaded, need to open their minds to ponder the possibility of his inevitability. Trump is not just getting the votes of the yokels, but of the college educated as well.
Do not be fooled by liberal condescension. Trump will be taking the oath of office of President of the United States of America and most people in liberal circles will still be stunned and disbelieving.
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Ward

Fair analysis except for Muldoon. He only said that to pile on.
There is plenty not to like about justin beginning with his IQ, his lack of real world experience, and the fact he is fronting a corrupt regime that never was allowed to burn down and renew after adscam.

Media kept the libs alive and carefully shielded the idiot man child from any criticism which helped him get elected.

There is very little that is actually likeable about Trudeau at all.
Mulroney knows this. Ben Mulroney would have been a far better PM. Can you imagine the guffaws and sneering of the media if the conservatives had tried serving him up?

Dalwhinnie

I suspected that the only thing that this crowd would comment upon would be Mulroney’s comment about Trudeau. I wish, in vain, that people would address the main point, not the asides.

Ward

Mulroneys quote about Trudeau is/was pretty obvious in its intent.

What do you expect when you characterize partisanship as analysis?

Of course people are going to focus on that aspect of your column. It glaringly incorrect.

james

I will enjoy the complete and utter meltdowns coming from the left. I predict riots. The thing that’s strange here though is other than not being in favour of open borders Trump subscribes to many leftist policies.

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