The Donald:  The Consummate Republican.  Sort Of. (March 28, 2016)

. . .

X          “Dangerous.”

Y          “At core, the Owners are outraged that he is speaking far too candidly and failing to follow or even acknowledge the Rules.  The Donald has not made the sotto voce promises of position to the Republican government in waiting while amping the volume of dog whistles beyond the accepted level.”

. . .

Y          “He is the Consummate Republican or more accurately the Unvarnished Republican.”

X          “Dangerous.  The Unwashed Republican is appealing to the Unwashed Republicans.”

Y          “The Unwashed Republicans have been put through the wringer and come out dirtier, wrinkled and worse for wear.  They are now saying enough.”

. . .

Y          “The great elixir in America is the belief that everyone can get rich and everyone can grow up to be President.  Everyone cannot.”

X          “Every two years, the Republicans summon the masses and suggest that if they vote Republican they too can be part of the Beautiful People, members of the Rich and Famous.  After the false aura and the self-delusion wears off, the masses cannot ignore their grinding plight and hopeless circumstances.”

Y          “So the Donald promises . . . hope and change.”

X          “Amid the fear and loathing.”  

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Y          “What about Cruz?”

X          “More dangerous.  Far more dangerous.”

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[See the e-commentary for the last few weeks.]

Bumper sticker of the week:

“A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within.  The essential causes of Rome’s decline lay in her people, her morals, her class struggle, her failing trade, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes, her consuming wars.”  Will Durant

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