Krauthammer sums up the incoherent barstool eruptions of Trump

You can probably wait and read it Sunday in the Las Vegas newspaper, but why wait?

Charles Krauthammer’s column in today’s Investor’s Business Daily offers his take on the three-way race for the GOP coming out of the Iowa caucus.

Though the theme of the column is bemoaning the media’s obsession with whether the various candidates are establishment or anti-establishment, his best lines describe the clueless meanderings of Donald Trump:

(Ted) Cruz may be anti-establishment but he’s a principled conservative, while Trump has no coherent political philosophy, no core beliefs, at all. Trump offers barstool eruptions and whatever contradictory “idea” pops into his head at the time, such as “humane” mass deportation, followed by mass amnesty when the immigrants are returned to the United States.

That’s the reason his harebrained ideas — barring all Muslims from entering the country, a 45% tariff on Chinese goods, government-provided universal health care through “a deal with existing hospitals to take care of people” (why didn’t I think of that?) — have received such relatively little scrutiny. No one takes them seriously. His actual platform is all persona — the wonders that will emanate from his own self-proclaimed strength, toughness, brilliance, money, his very yugeness.

I have no idea what yugeness is either but an online search turns up a number of references to the term describing Trump or his crowds of glazed-eyed followers.

Krauthammer concludes that, despite the “establishment” wrangling and mangling, Republicans are picking conservatism over Trump’s brand of populism by 2 to 1 — when you add Marco Rubio and Cruz’s vote tally of 51 percent and compare that to Trump’s 24 percent — which he says bodes well for the GOP’s chances of survival as the party of Reagan

Ben Carson, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz at a recent debate. (Polaris/Newscom photo via IBD)

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9 comments on “Krauthammer sums up the incoherent barstool eruptions of Trump

  1. Steve says:

    Huge. Pronounced the way both Trump and Sanders do comes out YUGE.
    I had to search it too.
    Used “yuge” to locate the explanation.
    It’s also in the Urban Dictionary.
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=yuge

  2. Rincon says:

    Maybe Trump is the safer bet. I just read in Time Magazine that since 2001, more people have died in this country from the actions of right wing extremists than from the Muslim kind. Sounds like conservative ideology is pretty dangerous!

  3. Trump has no ideology.

    Add the number who have died overseas …

  4. Are you sure that wasn’t Newsweek and the cut off date was 2002? Rather convenient.

    “They and untold thousands like them are the extremists who hide among us, the right-wing militants who, since 2002, have killed more people in the United States than jihadis have. In that time, according to New America, a Washington think tank, Islamists launched nine attacks that murdered 45, while the right-wing extremists struck 18 times, leaving 48 dead.”
    http://www.newsweek.com/2016/02/12/right-wing-extremists-militants-bigger-threat-america-isis-jihadists-422743.html

  5. Rincon says:

    Do left wingers ever go bonkers and start killing people? Seems to be primarily a right wing issue in this country.

  6. Surely you jest:
    Nidal Hasan – Ft Hood Shooter: Reg­istered Democrat and Muslim.
    – Aaron Alexis, Navy Yard shooter – black liberal/Obama voter
    – Seung-Hui Cho – Virginia Tech shooter: Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff, registered Democrat.
    – James Holmes – the “Dark Knight”/Colorado shooter: Registered Democrat, staff worker on the Obama campaign, #Occu­py guy,progressive liberal, hated Christians.
    – Amy Bishop, the rabid leftist, killed her colleagues in Alabama, Obama supporter.
    – Andrew J. Stack, flew plane into IRS building in Texas – Leftist Democrat

    …and that’s just to name a few! When you have a left leaning group such as the Southern Poverty Law Center making up the lists and stats cited in the Newsweek piece…you should expect a one sided diatribe.

  7. And let’s not forget…the most notorious group mentioned in the piece…the KKK, was a creation of and the enforcement arm of…the Democrat Party.

  8. Barbara says:

    Thank you for setting the record straight HFB.

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