Thursday, 11 February 2016

Re-thinking Donald Trump

This is definitely worth taking seriously.

But, if you

(1) don't think he would have any shot in the general against anyone;

(2) do think that he isn't really an embryonic fascist after all, but just playing one on TV until he wraps up the nomination; and

(3) take a moment to reflect on the fact that he isn't just better than Cruz, he's likely better than 10 out of the 16 other past-or-present GOP candidates (including Rubio), who only look like they're not nightmarishly insane/incompetent compared to Cruz, and are probably even more so than Trump once point (2) is factored in;

- then you might want to take this (fairly long but really excellent) piece just as seriously.

For this reason above all else:

"When Trump’s presidential rivals attended a David and Charles Koch retreat, he tweeted: 'I wish good luck to all of the Republican candidates that traveled to California to beg for money etc. from the Koch brothers. Puppets?'"

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