06 September 2015

Hate Trump!

Third in a series.

More vitriol for Mr. Trump. They do fear and hate him:

  • Trump supporters are "mouth breathing anti-Semites and white nationalists" – Jonah Goldberg.
  • "Donald Trump Is Porn for Nativists" – The Federalist.
  • "[C]ould transform the Republican Party into a coalition focused on white identity politics" – Ben Domenech, The Federalist.
  • "Trump's Immigration Plan Is Hardcore Porn for Nativists" – David Harsanyi, The Federalist, 8/19/15.
  • Ungallant behavior – Kevin Williamson, National Review, 8/7/15.
  • Buffoonery – Kevin Williamson, National Review, 8/7/15.
  • That blustery, Babbitty persona is really all he has – Kevin Williamson, National Review, 8/7/15.
  • Daft conspiracy theory that our illegal-immigration crisis is a result of the Mexican government’s intentionally flooding the United States with platoons of rapists – Kevin Williamson, National Review, 8/7/15.
  • Mind is so full of Trump that there isn’t any room for ideas, or even basic knowledge – Kevin Williamson, National Review, 8/7/15.
  • Bluster, as it turns out, can get a man pretty far in life – Kevin Williamson, National Review, 8/7/15.
  • Incapable of being embarrassed – Kevin Williamson, National Review, 8/7/15.
  • Delusional – Patrick J. McCloskey, American Spectator, 9/1/15.
  • "[W]ill walk across the unfrozen Potomac River on Inauguration Day to be sworn in" – Patrick J. McCloskey, American Spectator, 9/1/15.
  • “'[T]he Donald' is already providing the probable Democrat presidential nominee with talking points she can use to smear Republicans. He is also scaring the bejabbers out of Hispanics" – David Catron, American Spectator, 8/31/15.
  • “[A] dangerous, powerful billionaire-demagogue spouting hatemongering nonsense about mass deportation” – Glenn Greenwald, The Occidental Observer, 9/1/15.
  • "[T]urned invective and narcissism into an art form" – Victor Davis Hanson, 9/1/15.
  • "[S]implistic putdowns seem to garner ever more attention even as they become more monotonous and banal" – Victor Davis Hanson, 9/1/15.
  • [H]as flipped on all the issues" – Victor Davis Hanson, 9/1/15.
  • "[O]ften self-contradictory" – Victor Davis Hanson, 9/1/15.
  • "His narcissism is unlike Barack Obama’s serious sort" – Victor Davis Hanson, 9/1/15. The scourge of unserious narcissism!
  • "Trump's egotism is a caricature of narcissism itself" – Victor Davis Hanson, 9/1/15.
  • "[A] populist grandstander" – Victor Davis Hanson, 9/1/15.
  • "[T]he skills to turn the primary campaign so far into a war of raw emotion" – Victor Davis Hanson, 9/1/15.
  • "[H]is tasteless attack on John McCain" – Victor Davis Hanson, 9/1/15. McCain's service to POW/MIAs here.
  • Considerable liabilities – Victor Davis Hanson, 9/1/15. The other GOP candidates having not a one, I assume.
  • Has "the political assets of our wired age — money, media savvy, celebrity, showmanship, looks, and vigor" – Victor Davis Hanson, 9/1/15. But otherwise clueless.
  • "[H]is no-brakes locomotive" – Victor Davis Hanson, 9/1/15.
  • Slash-and-burn style without a coherent agenda – Victor Davis Hanson, 9/1/15.
  • Gratuitously slurred one or more race/class/gender icons – Victor Davis Hanson, 9/1/15. This is a bad thing?
  • More a bully than a truth-teller – Victor Davis Hanson, 9/1/15.
  • His immigration proposal "contains a few grains of rationality and a large helping of the sort of xenophobia and economic ignorance that appeals to a slice of the Republican base" – Ross Kaminsky, The American Spectator, 8/18/15.
  • "[T]he rest of Trump’s 'plan' is a bitter stew served up by a man pandering to Angry White People with ideas both fanciful and harmful" – Ross Kaminsky, The American Spectator, 8/18/15.
  • "His plan to require businesses to 'hire American workers first' has the stench of xenophobia backed up by the fist of government" – Ross Kaminsky, The American Spectator, 8/18/15. The naked horror of xenophobia. Xenophila! That's what we need. More, more, more foreigners!
  • Trump's immigration plan is "a rabble-rousing political screed aimed at riling up the most angry and xenophobic among us" – Ross Kaminsky, The American Spectator, 8/18/15.
  • Angry, ridiculous, and dangerous rhetoric – Ross Kaminsky, The American Spectator, 8/18/15.
  • Superficial bombast – Ross Kaminsky, The American Spectator, 8/18/15.
  • "Perhaps as a Jew I’m overly sensitive, but when I hear Trump speak I can’t help but think of 'Germany for the Germans.'” – Ross Kaminsky, The American Spectator, 8/18/15.
  • "[A] man bursting with hatred and idiocy" – Ross Kaminsky, The American Spectator, 8/18/15.
More insight on this:
Ideologically, as well as tactically, the American Right must be reconstituted if it is to actually speak to its constituency.

Nothing illustrates this more than the rise of Donald Trump, who has shown the real enemy of the White conservative base isn’t the “liberal media” but the Beltway Right itself. . . .

At a moment when the GOP base feels itself utterly under siege by the educational, media, cultural, and financial elite, the Republican chattering class has decided to join in the attack. . . .

* * * *

. . . In response to the great crises of the day, Conservatism Inc. has no answers. For its own supporters it has only contempt.[1]

Notes
[1] "Protective Stupidity." By Gregory Hood, Radix, 8/18/15.

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