How telling is it to see a parade of self-important “conservative” journalists and commentators dismiss voters who support Donald Trump as nothing more than a mishmash of uninformed, immature, and quite possibly racist morons but say almost nothing on the eve of the Obama White House crowing about its “victory” in securing enough support in the Republican-controlled Senate to pass its highly controversial and dangerous Iranian nuke deal.
It would seem the distance between the far left, America-last ideology of Barack Obama and that of the mainstream Republican establishment is now so negligible it has become an exercise in pretending there is actually a difference between the Democrat and Republican parties.
The gentleman in the picture above is Bret Stephens, a highly regarded, University of Chicago-educated gentleman who is the leading foreign relations columnist for the still-influential Wall Street Journal. (He has also been a consistent supporter of Jeb Bush since December of last year.) One would think the stunningly pro-Iran nuclear deal orchestrated by a feckless Obama administration would be topic number one for Mr. Stephens.
Instead, Stephens spent yesterday lambasting all Trump supporters with the following published description:
“Mr. Trump is a loudmouth vulgarian appealing to quieter vulgarians. These vulgarians comprise a significant percentage of the GOP base. The leader isn’t the problem. The people are. It takes the demos to make the demagogue…”
Other establishment “conservative” voices like George Will, David Harsanyi,and Mona Charen have all taken to mocking Donald Trump supporters in recent days, suggesting such people lack both intellect and common sense and going so far as to hint that Mr. Trump’s support is based on racism.
It is a stunning miscalculation of the mood of the electorate, and what better example can be found than the now almost finalized Iran nuke deal? Here is a proposition that Republicans loudly denounced in public while seemingly making a quiet deal with the White House to assure passage in private. Voters kicked the Democrats out of the Senate for a reason – they were tired of the Obama administration’s ongoing anti-American policies and wanted Congress to make it stop.
Republicans were given control of the Senate and then what? Obama’s anti-American march continues, unfettered by even a suggestion of real political opposition.
Donald Trump represents the frustration of millions of us who know in our hearts something is terribly wrong with our country. The United States is not so much united as afraid – afraid of where we are going because we know it is a path that will not be kind to the next generation. The political class, including its media mouthpieces, don’t wish to confront this fact because they helped to create the very environment that has created the Trump surge.
“Make America Great Again.”
It’s a simple, effective, and understandable sentiment to so many who feel America has not been great for too long. Barack Obama began his presidency by sharing his belief America was nothing special and should not consider itself to be. He has spent the last seven years making certain his belief is our collective reality.
Donald Trump is short on specifics, he says things that are far beyond the boundaries of political correctness, and is aggressively dismissive of the very establishment figures who now attack him and his supporters with such open contempt. The establishment shakes both its head and their finger at us and then points to Jeb Bush and demands we fall in line and make him the 2016 Republican nominee.
One can almost feel the political establishment hand patting us reassuringly on the tops of our heads as it smiles and nods.
“See, it’s so much easier when you let the smart ones make the choice for you…”