Unfortunately, there are so many right-leaning opponents of Donald Trump that lamestream media generated stories are being picked up by usually anti-media conservative blogs. Today’s story about Trump calling for a Muslim registry a la Hitler was a totally manufactured event, complete with manufactured quotes.
Breitbart.com picked up on this because they focus on media lies. I also think they like Trump because he follows the Andrew Breitbart belief that politics is upstream of cultural. Like him or not, Trump is a cultural icon.
My problem is that I don’t like Trump himself. He’s a preening egomaniac who thinks his shit don’t stink. He doesn’t take back wrong things he says, but merely slowly changes course to keep people from knowing. He’s a lot like Barack Obama, who stops reading reports about terrorism that contradict his world view.
The thing he said that I actually paid attention to was an attack on Fox contributor Mary Katherine Ham. She’s back from time off after losing her husband to a tragic accident, and is still 38 weeks pregnant.
Now, MK is perfectly capable of handling being called dumb by Trump. I do find it typical of Trump. First, he can’t disagree with anyone because he’s an intellectual absolutist. Either they agree with him or they are objectively wrong. It’s the disease harbored by every Social Justice Warrior trying to make George Orwell’s dystopian future come true.
Second, he could keep his powder dry once in a while. It diminishes his campaign and it really pisses off the conservatives like me who may be faced with the prospect of voting for Trump in a general election. There was probably a 30 second window today where I might have pulled a lever for Hillary Clinton just because Trump is such a jerk.
Trump is what we colloquially refer to as a douchebag. Putin is also like that and as much as he wants to kick ISIS ass, there’s no way in hell I’d want him in a position of leadership in America. By the way, Hillary also has the best margin of not losing against Trump than any other Republican.