The New Yorker on Poliitics
by Roy Kaplan
Who is Donald Trump?" The better question may be, "What is Donald Trump?" The answer? A giant middle finger from average Americans to the political,
academic and media establishment.
Some Trump supporters have simply had it with the Demo-socialists and the "Republicans In Name Only" class of people. They knew there wasn't a dime's
worth of difference between Hillary Rodham and Jeb Bush, and only a few cents worth between Rodham and the other GOP candidates.
Ben Carson was not an "establishment" candidate, but the Clinton machine would pulverize Carson; and the somewhat rebellious Ted Cruz (justifiably
so) would have been tied up with natural born citizen lawsuits (as might Marco Rubio). The Trump supporters figure they may as well have some fun
tossing Molotov cocktails at Wall Street and Georgetown while they watch the nation collapse. Besides - lightning might strike, Trump might get
elected, and he might actually fix a few things. Stranger things have happened (the nation elected an [islamo-]Marxist in 2008 and Bruce Jenner
now wears designer dresses.)
Millions of conservatives are justifiably furious. They gave the Republicans control of the House in 2010 and control of the Senate in 2014, and have seen them govern no differently than Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.. Yet those same voters are supposed to trust the GOP in 2016? Why? Trump did
not come from out of nowhere. His candidacy was created by the last six years of Republican failures.
No reasonable person can believe that any of the establishment candidates dems or reps would have slashed federal spending, rein in the Federal
Reserve, cut burdensome business regulations, reform the tax code, or eliminate useless federal departments (the Departments of Education,
Housing and Urban Development, Energy, etc.). Even Ronald Reagan was unable to eliminate the Department of Education. (Of course, getting shot at tends to make a person less of a risk-taker.) No reasonable person can believe that any of the nation's major problems will be solved by Rodham as she is
simply the third verse of Obama's waning swan song.
Many Americans, and especially Trump supporters, have had it with:
Anyone named Bush
Anyone named Clinton·
Anyone who's held political office
Our out of control federal spending
Our National Debt that exceeds our GDP (Can you say Greece?)
Phony "official" unemployment and inflation figures
Welfare waste and fraud
Money being spent on Illegal immigrants
People faking disabilities to go on the dole
VA waiting lists
TSA airport groping
The Federal Reserve's money-printing schemes
Wall Street crooks like Jon Corzine
Michelle Obama's vacations
Michelle Obama's food police
Barack Obama's golf
Barack Obama's arrogant and condescending lectures
Barack Obama's criticism/hatred of America
" Holiday trees"
. Hollywood hypocrites
Cop killers calling themselves Black Lives Matter
Boys in girls' bathrooms
Whiny, spoiled college students who can't even place the Civil War in the correct century... and that's just the short list.
Trump supporters believe that no Democrat wants to address these issues, and that few Republicans have the courage to address these issues. They
know that Trump is their way of saying, "Screw you, Hillary Rodham and all the Do Nothing Republicans!" The more the talking head political pundits
insult the Trump supporters, the more supporters he gains. (The only pundits who seem to understand what is going on are Democrats Doug Schoen
and Pat Caddell and Republican John LeBoutillier.)
But America does not need a tune-up at the same old garage. It needs a new engine installed by experts - and Hillary Rodham is not a mechanic; she
merely manages a garage her philandering husband abandoned. Trump is also not a mechanic, but he knows where to find the best ones to work in his
garage. He won't hire his brother-in-law or someone to whom he owes a favor; he will hire someone who lives and breathes cars."How dare they
revolt!" the "elites" are bellowing. Well, the citizens are daring to revolt, and the RINOs had better get used to it.
"But Trump will hand the election to Clinton!" That is what the Karl Rove-types want people to believe, just as the leftist media eagerly shoved
"Maverick" McCain down GOP throats in 2008 - knowing he would lose to Obama. But even if Trump loses and Rodham wins, she would be nothing more
than a caretaker, not working to restore America's greatness but merely presiding over the collapse of a massively in-debt nation. A nation can
perhaps survive open borders; a nation can perhaps survive a generous welfare system. But no nation can survive both - and there is little evidence that Hillary Rodham understands that. The United States cannot forever continue on the path it is on. At some point it will be destroyed by its debt.
Yes, Trump speaks like a bull wander[ing] through a china shop, but the truth is that the borders do need to be sealed; we cannot afford to feed,
house, and clothe 200,000 Syrian immigrants for decades (even if we get inordinately lucky and none of them are ISIS infiltrators or Syed Farook
wannabes); the world is at war with radical Islamists; and we cannot continue trying to spend our way out of debt.
Is Trump the perfect candidate? Of course not. Neither was Ronald Reagan. But unless we close our borders and restrict immigration, all the other
issues are irrelevant. One terrorist blowing up a bridge or a tunnel could kill thousands. One jihadist poisoning a city's water supply could kill
tens of thousands. One electromagnetic pulse attack from a single Iranian nuclear device could kill tens of millions. Faced with those possibilities,
most Americans probably don't care that Trump relied on eminent domain to grab up a final quarter acre of property for a hotel, or that he boils the
blood of the Muslim Brotherhood thugs running the Council on American-Islamic Relations. While Attorney General Loretta Lynch's greatest
fear is someone giving a Muslim a dirty look, most Americans are more worried about being gunned down at a shopping mall by a crazed [islamic]
lunatic who treats his prayer mat better than his three wives and who is fool enough to think that 72 virgins are waiting for him in paradise. The
establishment is frightened to death that Trump will win, but not because they believe he will harm the nation. They are afraid he will upset their
taxpayer-subsidized apple carts. While Obama threatens to veto legislation that spends too little, they worry that Trump will veto legislation that
spends too much.
You can be certain that if Hillary wins in November 2016 â€¦ [her] cabinet positions will be filled with the same people we've seen before. The
washed-up-has-beens of the Clinton and Obama administrations will be back in charge. The hacks from Goldman Sachs will continue to call the shots.
And American will continue her continuing decline as other great democracies in history.
If the establishment wins, America loses.
A surprising article from the New Yorker Magazine. The author. Roy Kaplan is the political correspondent for Bloomberg and wrote extensively about Obama even before he was nominated.