Monday, January 25, 2016

Here's What Could Finally Bring Down Trump

Donald Trump likes to call people "stupid." Whether he's referring to President Obama, Congressional leaders, the media or his opponents, the Republican front-runner has so far delighted his supporters these past eight months with an unprecedented flurry of demeaning ad-hominem attacks and inflammatory rhetoric.

But now he's calling these very same supporters stupid, claiming there's nothing he can do to lose their backing, not even if he committed a horrific act of violence.

"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, okay, and I wouldn't lose any voters, okay?" Trump said at a rally over the weekend in Sioux Center, Iowa. "It's, like, incredible."

Well, Trump's narcissism is, like, incredible, okay? Think for a minute about what he said, and perhaps the underlying disdain for his supporters. His ego is so gargantuan, his rapacious Id so deprived, he's convinced himself that he's so important and desirable that he could literally kill someone without political cost. The level of "they'll-love-me-no-matter-what" presumption here is astounding.

That's not exactly a ringing endorsement of his supporters' intelligence or ability to reason. It's pretty insulting, in fact. That Trump thinks his "fans" are mindless morons who will blindly follow their Pied Piper like rats into the drowning pool is quite telling. But will they care? Will they finally turn all their "anger" on him? Will this insult--one that's aimed squarely at them instead of one of the bloviating billionaire's enemies--be the long overdue final straw that brings down this vulgar house of cards?

It's one thing to sit at a rally and be entertained by a modern-day Morton Downey Jr. as he mercilessly rips into his opponents. It's quite another to be the target of his contempt.


Anonymous said...

Trump is so full of himself. It's totally disgusting. I don't care who the repubs run, it's what they stand for that I am against. I do think though it would be better for the Dems if Trump was not the nominee. He would continue to make a joke of the campaign. If Hillary would get the nomination, just think of all the sexist attacks that would come from Trump. What a mess. Women stand to lose the most if the repubs win in Nov. 2016.

J.W. Wirth said...

Andy, Trump’s followers are as stupid as he is, they just are. I wonder what Donny was thinking as Palin rattled from word to word at his rally? Was he thinking, ‘Oh my God this idiot is dumber than I am. What was I thinking.’ I bet you won’t be seeing her anytime soon. SNL had a field day with the two of them and that just cannot help his case. Somewhere down the line this GOP circus will crash and it won’t be pretty. What am I saying, IT WILL BE A SCREAM TO WATCH! I back Hillary and will do what I can to help her get the nomination. We need experience in all fields and she has it. Eight years in the WH, yes as first lady but she was learning the ropes, 4 years as Senator, still more learning and 4 years as SOS. We need a female to lead this country and we have the perfect one in Hillary.