Sunday, January 25, 2015

This is Better Than Having Palin Run

Guy who plays a billionaire on TV (not as well as Jim Backus) Donald Trump has declared he might deign to lead our great nation.

"I am seriously thinking of running for president," Mr. Trump said as he took the stage at the Iowa Freedom Summit. "We have a presidential election coming up. We have some good people – nobody like Trump, of course."

He can't be for real. Half of these Republicans are just performance artists. Aren't they? Back in the real world, Trump offered his services as nominee for the Republican Party in its efforts against the evil King Andrew of (New) York. the stipulation was that Teh Donald not have a primary opponent. What's hilarious in the video (go there and see it, you have to) is that he trashes Bush and Romney are the crowd goes wild, as they say.

What may be most telling is that this audience seemed to agree with Trump, especially of his assessment of Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney. 

Nor did Trump stop at criticizing the competition; he slammed Republicans in Congress as well, saying, “I'm very disappointed by our Republican politicians, because they let the president get away with absolute murder.”

Whatever the Democrats are paying him is not enough.

Other speakers at the summit included Republican hopefuls such as former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Alaska governor. Sarah Palin, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who received a warm welcome.

I don't know how they all fit in the clown car.

Neither Bush nor Mr. Romney were in attendance.

Good idea? Bad idea?

Go here and see Charlie Pierce write about it:

There were too many groups with too many agendas driven by too many fears and grievances for anyone to unify them all in any meaningful way. There were the anti-immigration people, the goldbugs, the pro-lifers, and the ever-expanding universe of free-range activists driven by the ever-expanding odd-lot of causes and issues.

Yes, today's Grand Old Party. 

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