22 July 2015

Quote for the day -- gazing into the abyss (2)

"Now, it’s one thing to say that you don’t know whether to put Trump in your political coverage or your entertainment coverage, but it’s another to admit that you just can’t honestly come to grips with the fact that the modern GOP is this much of a disgrace. The party is supposed to stand for things, some of them broadly considered laudable, others highly contentious. But it doesn’t stand for much anymore beyond being a party of opposition and obstruction that is filled with incredibly angry people who are furious about immigration and despise establishment politicians like John McCain just as much as they loathe elite educational institutions like Harvard. These aren’t rah-rah patriotic Americans because they increasingly fear and hate this country. Science is their enemy, too, which makes them mistrust academics and experts all the more. What they want is vengeance, and the candidate who seems most likely to deliver it is the one they will support.....You want a story? The story is that this party is dangerous and they have a lot of power. Trump doesn’t make them more dangerous. He doesn’t really add anything except a little clarity to the situation."

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6 Comments:

Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

"What they want is vengeance, and the candidate who seems most likely to deliver it is the one they will support.....You want a story? The story is that this party is dangerous and they have a lot of power."

By creating their own reality, Tea Bagger blogs claim "the electorate" likes Trump because he doesn't talk like a politician. It is true that Trump doesn't talk like a politician; he talks like the business end of a horse.

I haven't heard Trump talk about any serious foreign or domestic issues: Saying he'd bomb Iraq oil fields or build a wall at the border and make Mexico pay for it is not foreign policy, it's the blathering of a damn fool. On domestic issues, all he's done is insult and attack fellow Republicans and brag about how rich he is.

I couldn't be happier that this guy is the very public, very embarrassing representative of America's GOCP: Grand Old Crazy Party.

22 July, 2015 05:52  
Blogger Pinku-Sensei said...

"What they want is vengeance, and the candidate who seems most likely to deliver it is the one they will support.....You want a story? The story is that this party is dangerous and they have a lot of power."

This is one of the reasons I adapted a phrase from James Howard Kunstler to describe the base of the Republican Party--corn pone fascists. As for them becoming a serious problem, one could see in 2008, when voters would ask McCain about Obama being a Muslim and Sarah Palin would attract people who would yell "shoot him!" when Obama's name was brought up, but it became obvious four years ago when I wrote The Republican base is becoming an issue. It's only gotten worse since then.

22 July, 2015 09:51  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Shaw: They're also confusing themselves with "the electorate", forgetting that those polls in which Trump is riding so high are just polls of Republicans.

Trump's solution to every foreign issue is to attack. I'm surprised he hasn't gotten the big stories of the week mixed up and demanded that we invade Pluto.

Pinku: Thanks for the link. I've been looking at some older posts of yours but hadn't run across that one. Those NMA animations do a great job.

I remember the time in 2012 when it seemed shocking that a Republican debate audience would boo a serving US soldier because he was gay. Nowadays it would seem shocking if they didn't do that.

22 July, 2015 16:44  
Blogger Jerry Critter said...

The fact that the GOP is one of our two major political parties is an American embarrassment and a worldwide joke.

23 July, 2015 20:07  
Blogger Ryan said...

A typical conservative response to criticism of Trump, even from those who do not necessarily support him, is: "Well, at least he's no Hillary/Sanders/any other Democrat."

It's bad enough that so many people in the GOP actually support him even after some of the things he has said. It's arguably just as bad that so many of the rest of them still regard him as just another candidate, as someone on par with Democratic frontrunners. They might find his attitude and approach somewhat distasteful or doubt his ability to win, but that's about as far as they'll go in their criticism.

And yet, according to them, liberals are the ones with no standards...

25 July, 2015 10:03  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Jerry: True, although at least the Mexicans have gotten a new piñata design out of it.

Ryan: Yes, it's axiomatic that we're the Devil. It's an outgrowth of the religious mentality, I think. Anything contrary to their world-view is simply evil by definition, regardless of whether it does any harm or not, like "sin" is perceived.

26 July, 2015 01:39  

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