Friday, January 29, 2016

Must Read: Donald Trump Is Shocking, Vulgar and Right

This is a must read for today.

Kudos to Tucker Carlson, he just nails it on this one.

And this Trump anecdotes is probably one of the best ledes I've seen in a long time.

"About 15 years ago, I said something nasty on CNN about Donald Trump’s hair. I can’t now remember the context, assuming there was one. In any case, Trump saw it and left a message the next day."

“It’s true you have better hair than I do,” Trump said matter-of-factly. 

“But I get more pussy than you do.” Click.

"At the time, I’d never met Trump and I remember feeling amused but also surprised he’d say something like that. Now the pattern seems entirely familiar. The message had all the hallmarks of a Trump attack: shocking, vulgar and indisputably true."

I'm dying. 

It's also great that someone had the guts to discuss the gazillions of dollars flushed down the toilet because of he salaries and benefits of the establishment, professional conservatives.

"Consider the conservative nonprofit establishment, which seems to employ most right-of-center adults in Washington. Over the past 40 years, how much donated money have all those think tanks and foundations consumed? Billions, certainly. (Someone better at math and less prone to melancholy should probably figure out the precise number.) Has America become more conservative over that same period? Come on. Most of that cash went to self-perpetuation: Salaries, bonuses, retirement funds, medical, dental, lunches, car services, leases on high-end office space, retreats in Mexico, more fundraising. Unless you were the direct beneficiary of any of that, you’d have to consider it wasted."

(Actually, Kathy Shaidle has talked about this frequently.)

And lastly this: 

"When was the last time you stopped yourself from saying something you believed to be true for fear of being punished or criticized for saying it? If you live in America, it probably hasn’t been long. That’s not just a talking point about political correctness. It’s the central problem with our national conversation, the main reason our debates are so stilted and useless. You can’t fix a problem if you don’t have the words to describe it. You can’t even think about it clearly."

"This depressing fact made Trump’s political career."

"In a country where almost everyone in public life lies reflexively, it’s thrilling to hear someone say what he really thinks, even if you believe he’s wrong. It’s especially exciting when you suspect he’s right.