Rapid heartbeat pounding through my chest
Agitated body in distress
I feel like I'm in danger
Daily life is strangled by my stress
A stifling surge
Shooting through all my veins
Suddenly I'm insane
Lost all hope for redemption
A grave situation desperate at best
- John Petrucci, Dream Theater
Watching various commentators, Republicans of all stripes, supposed intellectuals, international sources, etc., react to The Donald is wonderfully hilarious.
I offer the following, from Bill Bonner:
…when he quotes Robert Kagan, a war-mongering Washington insider and Deep State mouthpiece, telling us that Trump is the “GOP’s Frankenstein monster,” we begin to feel a warm affection arising for The Donald.
This captures my sentiment exactly. He has turned what would otherwise be a yawn-fest into the most entertaining election in my lifetime. More than “The Donald,” it is the reaction of everyone else from which I take enjoyment.
I won’t go through any of the reactions in detail – easier to read Lew Rockwell’s Political Theater for a thorough rundown. Well, I will offer just one: today they thought prancing Mitt Romney would somehow sway the masses! From his speech:
…let me put it very plainly. If we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, the prospects for a safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished.
Making fun of Trump supporters to shame them into changing their minds has never worked in the past – it has had the opposite effect. Does Mitt get it?
He’s playing the members of the American public for suckers.
Apparently not – you are too stupid to know what you are doing, just ask Mitt.
What is their plan? Take it from Romney:
Now, I know that some people want this race to be over. They look at history and say a trend like Mr. Trump’s isn’t going to be stopped. Perhaps. But the rules of political history have pretty much all been shredded during this campaign.
So much is hidden in that “Perhaps.” Like “perhaps” Republicans will steal the nomination at the convention or “perhaps” Republicans will go third party or “perhaps” Republicans will advocate support for Hillary.
Any of these will mark the death of the Republican Party. This is enough for any election to accomplish, however these dimbulbs might accomplish even more: they might flex so much muscle that that they make evident to even the most flag-worshipping kool-aid drinker that everything they believed about democracy was a sham.
That would really be juicy.
It still seems to me that some powerful people want Trump to win. Not just the nomination, but the general election. No one is letting Hillary off the hook for her emails.