The Republicans and pundits STILL apply CW to Trump even NOW, in the sequel
Now Trump may turn out to have committed suicide on the fulcrum of the ‘mexican judge’, and to be sure when this all started I had a first choice a second choice, and he was neither, and the rest sort of blended together except for Trump comedy moments, punctuated by his 2 messages
BORDER/TERRORISM ECONOMY/FREE TRADE
He had no organization on the ground of any state and relied on the motivated angry voters turning out with pitchforks in hand.
So now, with Sasse, Kirk, the Govs of Ohio, Md etc bailing, Ryan being passive aggressive in his ‘cooperation’, and McConnell becoming the invisible man Trump is threatening to go it alone, and is now being pooh poohed as stupid, venal, and ridiculous even as we learn all the kings men with warning after warning in this fish rots from the head administration, did NOTHING to stop the enemy terrorist in Orlando.
There is a unanimous huffing agreement out there Trump cannot win unless he gets the ‘republican leadership’ unified behind him.
But let’s pose this scenario. They have all been wrong. GOPe leaders who failed to succeed in anything but increasing heir numbers BUT FOR REASONS OTHER THAN THEIR LEADERSHIP were wrong about this election. Democrats who assured the world Trump could never be president were wrong about this election. Pundits who laughed, then were stridently whining about the stupid American people being too stupid to know how stupid they were (yes, Brit Hume this means you). Hayes, Goldberg, Matthews, Charlie, Maddow, Blow, all wrong.
What is the scenario if they are all wrong again? There is an attack like Orlando in Cleveland and Philadelphia, PURPOSEFULLY executed with guns because they know it will divide us. Or not. Car bombs. Away from the conventions. Synagogue. AIDS clinic. Elementary school. A performance of Hamilton.
Or none of this happens and Trump brands Hillary for what is really and truly is objectively, and grinds his way to an unpalatable victory.
What do we have?
We have a republican party OUT OF THE POSITION of having a White House they elected. They have, FOR CERTAIN, a president who will ABSOLUTELY make the best deal with the side that will work with him, OBJECTIVELY, and they will have blown their position completely.
And a royally pissed off president who revels in the counter punch.
We already have a vision of this future and how it works this week, when Trump announced he was going to see the NRA about keeping guns from enemy terrorists via federal control of some sort, and the NRA within the day announced it was in favor of keeping guns from them as well, putting much of the GOPe TOTALLY out of position.
So Brit, here’s a question for you, suppose you people are too insulated and thus too stupid, to know how insulated and thus how stupid you are?
You may be right, but you know, when Nate Silver gets it all wrong…..