Trump Would Be GOP Nominee if Vote Were Held Today

The Trump “Bubble” continues. He is leading in Iowa. The McCain imbroglio only made him more popular. Fox News’ Eric Bolling tweeted this morning that if the vote were held today, Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president:

Bolling says “Many in the party are still not sold,” which is an understatement at best. “I think the establishment is afraid of Donald Trump, and I asked him why.”

Donald Trump: I don’t understand it. I say what I say, which is something, make America great…Basically what I want to do, is make our country great again. We’re going in such a wrong direction and it’s not going to be turned around easily.”

Makes you wonder where The Donald has been since the Bush administration. What he is saying is exactly what liberals were saying, and it is certainly true of the country as Obama found it when he entered office after the 2008 elections. It was in terrible shape, and it has been a long and difficult road even restoring some semblance of normalcy.

Now Trump and his fellow Republicans want to have another go at it. We can call it Ruination 2.0. Or Ruination Redux. Whatever you call it, it will be more of what we got from 2000 to 2008. But because recovery is not complete – thanks to nullification efforts in Congress and Red States, the consequences of another Republican administration will be even more catastrophic.

“We are really far down,” Trump told Bolling. “We are in big trouble.” Gone unsaid was Trump’s secret motto: BOHICA. Bend over, here it comes again.

Been there. Done that. Not doing it again. We didn’t even get t-shirts last time, and we don’t want to lose the ones we have.

Yet Trump says, “I”m doing the right thing. I’m saying the right things in terms of the country, but the level of animosity and the level of hatred from some people who I think are good people, is incredible.”

But hey, you still have the Tea Party, Mr. Trump. In fact, he says “The level of support is beyond incredible.”

According to Trump, his popularity is not being driven by a ethnic nationalist (read that white supremacist) Republican base, but rather a mysterious “silent majority” reminiscent of all those Tea Party “we want our country back” types. Who, coincidentally, were funded by corporations owned by rich “people” like Donald Trump. I say “people” because many corporations are owned by other corporations. It is impossible to figure out who really owns them. Trump is the very public face of an essentially faceless corporatism.

It may be, as Bernie Sanders says, that he is forcing Hillary Clinton to deal with reality. Sadly, nobody can force Donald Trump – or the Republican Party as a whole – to deal with reality. And if anything, as we have seen, Trump’s vocal extremism is only driving other Republican candidates to adopt a more strident tone themselves.

14 Replies to “Trump Would Be GOP Nominee if Vote Were Held Today”

  1. Fascinating.

    Apparently you can sell the Brooklyn Bridge to the same stooge more than once.

    With Tea Baggers they keep begging to be fleeced again.
    At least the Brooklyn Bridge has demonstrated it’s usefulness.

  2. No difference…It’s all about $$$$$$$!

    *Nick Hanauer is a rich guy, an unrepentant capitalist — and he has something to say to his fellow Plutocrats: WAKE-UP! Growing Inequality is about to push our societies into conditions resembling pre-revolutionary France. Hear his argument about why a dramatic increase in minimum wage could grow the middle class, deliver economic prosperity … and prevent a revolution*.
    Watch him speak:

  3. In the immortal words of George W., ‘Bring it on’! Let’s put Trump up against Hillary or Bernie and see who ends up victorious. Perhaps to further sweeten the pot, Trump could have Sarah as his running mate. After all, she was so helpful to McCain’s campaign. The gift that just keeps giving.

  4. If the GOP (and Trump) want to go back to the failed policies of their own party that brought on the Great Recession, we shouldn’t be too surprised when they use their arrogance and insipid stupidity to help bring about another Great Depression that will last decades.

    I still don’t understand why Trump thinks that having affordable health care is a bad thing, or that we’ve created millions of jobs, or why raising the minimum-wage to a living wage makes sense.

    But I guess in Trump World, anyone who is prospering at the expense of the billionaire class must be seen as the “enemy” and trampled underfoot. (After all…the rich can’t have too much money, right?)

  5. I’m still struggling to figure out how this happens. Donald Trump is nowhere near qualified for the presidency. A country is not a business (and let’s remember that his businesses have a tendency to go bankrupt) and cannot be run like one. It takes intelligence, patience, diplomatic skills, etc. Trump doesn’t have any of these.

    It’s just crazy.

  6. GOP doesn’t need qualifications to run for president. Anyone who is GOP can run, even Palin. If you have a criminal background like Perry, your in!!

    The GOP has not only ruined our country, but have made a mockery of our elections including that of the presidency.

  7. you must have missed the fact that in prior incarnations Trump actually was FOR public health care among other ‘socialist’ ideas – he is just an opportunistic buffoon – UNLESS he is actually doing this FOR his friend HILARY ???

  8. In substance no, Trump is the face of the GOP. The only difference is he has his own money, does not need Koch’s money.

  9. Trump is a “bag of wind” who uses words colloquially, giving voice to issues.

    He bellows on issues, using seemingly different approach to what the uninformed masses love to hear — [feigned] outrage.

    The uninformed sheep follow without questioning his proposals, his ability to lead and the consequences of his election upon them and on our nation.

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