Our Principles PAC: The Trump Tapes, Vol. I:
Fox News:The Five: Is Donald Trump a ‘menace to American conservatism’?
Video: Donald Trump: “I could stand in the middle of 5th avenue [in NYC] and shoot people and still not lose votes” https://t.co/CQnxlooNzs
— ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@DefendWallSt) January 23, 2016
That’s only true right now, Donald. Wait until the general election campaign begins and all the guns are pointed at you.
National Review: Conservatives Against Trump:
Adiet, caffeine-free Marxist (really, the only thing wrong with being a Marxist is being a Marxist); a driven, leftist crook; and an explosive, know-nothing demagogue — all are competing to see who can be even more like Mussolini than is Obama. But in the caudillo department, surpassing even our own Evita, the Donald wins.
Forget hair like the tinsel on discarded Christmas trees. Forget the long-term connections to New York politichiens, into which scores of opposition researchers and Pulitzer-seeking media moles are undoubtedly tunneling at this very moment. Forget his former wife’s claim that he kept a book of Hitler’s speeches at his bedside. Forget even his raging egomania, matched only by Obama’s, which the president sometimes tries to conceal beneath a laughably transparent gossamer of false modesty.
And forget trying to determine whether he’s a conservative. Given that, at the suggestion of Bill Clinton, he has like a tapeworm invaded the schismatically weakened body of the Republican party, it’s a pointless question, because, like Allah in Islamic theology, he is whatever he pleases to be at the moment, the only principle being the triumph of his will.
All such things, except (maybe) his hair, are disqualifications for high office, but two fundamental portents of disaster usually pass unnoticed: Like Obama, he is astoundingly ignorant of everything that to govern a powerful, complex, influential, and exceptional nation such as ours he would have to know.
I recall that 30 or more years ago he said he could master the politics of the Cold War, nuclear strategy, and arms control in two weeks, the proof being that he had fixed the Wollman ice-skating rink. Evidently he didn’t spare the time, revealing in debate that he was clueless about the nuclear triad — something that could be rather dangerous if the person always at his side with the briefcase of nuclear codes cuffed to his wrist were not a stolid military officer but Britney Spears or Ozzy Osbourne (and don’t count that out).
He doesn’t know the Constitution, history, law, political philosophy, nuclear strategy, diplomacy, defense, economics beyond real estate, or even, despite his low-level-mafioso comportment, how ordinary people live. But trumping all this is a greater flaw presented as his chief strength. Governing a great nation in parlous times is far more than making “deals.” Compared with the weight of the office he seeks, his deals are microscopic in scale, and as he faced far deeper complexities he would lead the country into continual Russian roulette. If despite his poor judgment he could engage talented advisers, as they presented him with contending and fateful options the buck would stop with a man who simply grasps anything that floats by. Following Obama’s, a Trump presidency would be yet more adventure tourism for a formerly serious republic.
Mark Steyn makes some excellent counterpoints:
The movement conservatives at National Review make a pretty nice living out of “ideas, ideology, philosophy, policy, and so forth”. The voters can’t afford that luxury: They live in a world where, in large part due to the incompetence of the national Republican Party post-Reagan, Democrat ideas are in the ascendant. And they feel that this is maybe the last chance to change that.
Go back to that line “When Reagan first ran for governor of California…” Gosh, those were the days, weren’t they? But Reagan couldn’t get elected Governor of California now, could he? Because the Golden State has been demographically transformed. From my book The [Un]documented Mark Steyn:
According to the Census, in 1970 the ‘Non-Hispanic White’ population of California was 78 per cent. By the 2010 Census, it was 40 per cent. Over the same period, the 10-per cent Hispanic population quadrupled and caught up with whites.
That doesn’t sound terribly ‘natural’, does it? If one were informed that, say, the population of Nigeria had gone from 80 per cent black in 1970 to 40 per cent black today, one would suspect something rather odd and profoundly unnatural had been going on.
The past is another country, and the Chamber of Commerce Republicans gave it away. Reagan’s California no longer exists. And, if America as a whole takes on the demographics of California, then “the conservative movement” will no longer exist. That’s why, for many voters, re-asserting America’s borders is the first, necessary condition for anything else – and it took Trump to put that on the table.
Roger L. Simon, PJ Media: National Review’s Jihad Against Trump
Andrew Klavan, PJ Media: Trumpians Get Had
The Kelly File: Exclusive: Clinton Server Contained Intelligence From Human Sources:
The Kelly File: Political Fallout From Clinton Scandals:
PJTV: Is it Actually Gonna Be a Bernie Sanders v. Donald Trump Race?
Marco Rubio: Crime Spree:
Jack Welch: Ted Cruz Does What He Says He’s Going to Do:
Bill Whittle & Stefan Molyneux On The Criminality & Treason Of Hilary & Bill Clinton:
Very lively and interesting discussion between these two.
Disclaimer: I didn’t know who Stefan Molyneux was so I “googled” him and some kinda sketchy stuff came up. So I can’t vouch for him, but will say – judging from this video – he’s obviously intelligent and like Whittle – has a way with words.
PJTV: The Clintons’ War on Women: How Hillary Strong-Armed Women into Accepting Sexual Assault:
Meanwhile in Calais:
Hell on Earth: Migrants chant “f*** you” in Fiery Inferno as they burn down Calais “Jungle” camp:
“Disgusting, pork eating outsiders nobody would miss” – opinions of “integrated” migrants on Germans:
Another White Kid Beaten by Another Group of Black People — Almost to Death:
— Karin Kosina (@kyrah) January 23, 2016