Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Trump: One of Us

Way back when Sarah Palin burst upon the scene, she was the target of an insane amount of hatred and abuse on the part of the MAG (Media, Academia, Government). Far more than McCain, oddly enough. And proportionally, far more than they'd shown for Reagan or even Nixon.

It wasn't entirely her political postions, because plenty of Republicans (and even some Democrats) held pretty much the same. I'll tell you what it was. She was one of us.

Think about it. Not that she came from the lowerish part of the middle class. A lot of politicians do, like Bill Clinton. But she never repudiated her origins to insinuate herself into the official political class, which is our aristocracy.

She was born one of us, and stayed one of us. And her political positions were much like the basic American's were. You never felt preached to by her, or had the feeling she thought she was better than the unwashed masses, a feeling you get from listening to practically all politicians of both parties.

And guess who's fitting into that slot now — yep, Trump. Oh, he's filthy rich, and came from money, quite unlike Palin, but like her, he doesn't preach. Like her, he testifies as though he was in church, telling you what he believes, and feels, and we like it, because he thinks much like we do, with the same values that we have. He's one of us in the same way that Palin is.

That's why we like him, that's why we'll vote for him, rejecting the holier-than-thou schoolmarms like Jeb and Hillary. And this, from the blog at http://crankynotions.com/

The Importance of Trump

Like Richard Nixon, Donald Trump is the Silent Majority candidate of this election. The more the media howl at his abrasiveness and sheds crocodile tears for those he offends, the stronger he becomes. You can’t understand this without understanding Nixon and the electoral coalition he built that won him a 49-state landslide despite an overwhelmingly hostile media.

Trump’s people aren’t concerned with the minutiae of different tax plans or who gets endorsed by the Beltway think-tanks. They are not necessarily ideological conservatives, much less libertarians. The sight of various dyed in the wool GOPers and the libertarians who usually vote with them calling Trump a ‘RINO’ are stupendously missing the point and sadly oblivious to their own irrelevance.

The Trump base are responding to the erosion of American institutions; a process begun with some malice on the part of the American left but never effectively halted by the Republican Party. This is partly because mass Third World immigration, the greatest factor in America’s undoing, is supported by the Chamber of Commerce faction of the party, so the GOP is pursuing profits in the short-term but actually increasingly hurting it’s chances of winning the national ticket with every electoral cycle as a result of the demographic changes it is fostering.

Trump voters are not fascists or RINO’s or socialists or whatever. They are in the rawest sense just one thing: Americans. It must be noted that they are predominantly the descendants of America’s founding stock, supplemented by the pre-WWI European immigrants, and that they are opposed by a coalition of the fringes that represents a kind of anti-America. So while Trump’s people may not be reading Edmund Burke or Adam Smith, they are still our people. It’s up to the GOP to recognise them and embrace them, as opposed to turning their backs in embarrassment or spitting on them.
Quibcag: A reader sent me the illustration. Cool, eh?


  1. "is supported by the Chamber of Commerce faction of the party"

    I don't believe that Republicans support open borders because of cheap labor, I believe they have supported it because of a Stockholm/Battered Wife syndrome fear of being called racist. After all, they don't really oppose any other racial program that hurts their overwhelmingly white constituents, do they? And now, in the words of Christopher Caldwell and due to mass migration, "One moves swiftly and imperceptibly from a world in which affirmative action can't be ended because its beneficiaries are too weak to a world in which it can't be ended because its beneficiaries are too strong." They didn't do anything when they could, and now they are rapidly becoming unable to do anything.

    Look at the years-long circus surrounding the Trayvon/Mike Brown/BLM stories. Republicans, other than Rand Paul's liberal boilerplate, have hardly mentioned it - they don't dare. I think it's more accurate to say that the Republicans have become the Chamber of Commerce party because that is a safe course that allows them to avoid tough racial questions. And they don't even practice fiscal responsibility! They're failures at that, too. Since economics is just a hiding place it really doesn't matter to them.

  2. I am more generous than Unknown, I think the GOP turned traitor because or race-fear AND greed. Why limit their depravity to one flaw?

    And by "race-fear" I mean what Unknown means, fear of telling the truth about race. Their dickless kowtowing to the lies of PC epitomizes the soul-sickness of White men in a declining West. Ninety-percent -- 9/10-- Romney votes in 2012 were from Whites and yet the GOP refused even to name the only group of people who gave a damn about them and went pandering off in search of mythical "naturally conservative Hispanics" and then, with Ryan's & Co.'s jaw-dropping betrayal, simply surrendering any pretense of being non-Democrats.
    Painful and shameful. Trump will be the last shot that the historic American people have at even slowing down the collapse of a once-great nation.

  3. I didn't vote for McCain in 2008 ... I voted for Sarah Palin.