Monday, August 17, 2015

Steyn: The Trumping of Party

A very good post from Mark Steyn, who notes:

" every functioning society understood until two generations ago, immigration has to benefit the people who are already here. Government owes a duty to its own citizens before those of the rest of the planet - no matter how cuddly and loveable they might be. The fact that it is necessary to state the obvious and that no "viable" "mainstream" candidate from either party is willing to state it is testament to how deformed contemporary western politics is. Trump may not be a "real" Republican or a "real" conservative, but most of his rivals are not "real" - period, as Carly Fiorina would say."

I am obviously interested in the American elections, but America is not my country, I just have a longstanding love affair with it, with the whole idea of America, the American dream, the whole thing. I love American ingenuity, patriotism, how everything is BIG, making it BIG-the works. I love American redemption stories, war stories, success stories. I love the idea. I love America's founding documents and founders. So it really has been, and continues to be personally heartbreaking to watch the decline.

But the one thing I wonder, while I watch the various Republican weenies  establishment people battle it out with Trump supporters on Twitter and on various media is really, how bad could he be as President? It's a serious question. Do these people actually think that Trump would be worse for America and the world than Hilary Clinton? Is Trump worse than Obama has been for America?

I think all of the know it all folks in the mainstream "conservative" media should be asked that question.

How would, how could Trump be worse for America than Obama or Hilary? Who would you trust more with a billion, or a trillion of your dollars? I don't have real skin in the game except where America's relationship with Israel is concerned, but I'd be very curious to hear the answer to those questions. How could he be worse?

But hey, what do I know? I'm not very bright.