Update: Shocker Video: Trump rips Fiorina’s appearance in Rolling Stone interview. That’s Megyn Kelly’s and the GOP establishment’s latest attempt to knock down Trump. Yeah, we don’t like personal attacks, especially personal appearance attacks, but, um, Donald Trump’s appearance, um, his hair in particular, has been the object of lots and lots of personal attacks.
The attacks on Trump’s appearance are the first time we can recall that a man’s appearance, not a woman’s appearance, is the topic of conversation in a presidential campaign. Usually it is the woman’s hair, looks and clothes that Big Media trashes. Today, many of those that mock Hillary’s face are in full faux outrage because precious Fiorina (the latest pawn in a long line of pawns in the kill Trump ploy to help JeBush) has been trashed by The Donald. Goose, meet gander.
On the basis of gender equality we slashed and burned John Kerry’s BOTOX face because Big Media continues to ignore Kerry’s obvious disfigurement due to Botox. And when was the last time Big Media mocked Mourning Joe Biden‘s hair plugs? So if Trump’s appearance is an issue get the sauce ganders.
In other news, Bobby Jindal is at 0.3% in national polls. Jindal’s brilliant strategy? Attack Trump. Jindal must want to compete in the Perry/Graham primary to see who hits 0.0% nationally fastest and longest.
In other other news, a brand new CNN poll puts Trump at 32%, up eight points in a month. And um, as we warned and warned and warned to no avail, Bernie Sanders now beats Hillary Clinton in Iowa as well as New Hampshire. Keep on doing exactly the opposite of what we suggest #Hillary2016 and you will compete in the Jindal/Perry/Graham primary soon enough.
It might be over even before it has begun. The last walls against Trump have fallen like miniature fortresses made of sand at deserted post Labor Day beaches. What the GOP establishment derided as a teenage “Summer of Trump” fling is become an endless summer of Trump with no Fall. A Summer of endless triumphant Trump.
If the GOP establishment does not blow up Donald J. Trump before the Second GOP debate on September 16, it might well be over and Mr. Donald J. Trump will be the Republican nominee for president in 2016. The hostile takeover will be complete.
Are we premature? Is it too early to declare the very real, very authentic Donald J. Trump the winner before one vote has been cast? The latest polls convince us that it is not too early but rather too late to stop Trump.
We won’t belabor our distrust of early polls and our total contempt for head-to-head polls especially ones delivered these many months (14) before the elections in November 2016. Instead of dredging up anti-early-poll views, our argument is based in large part on the very unreliable polls we deride.
So how is it that we utilize polls we don’t believe in to make stark statements about the oncoming Trumpnado? We do so because the political establishment in general and the GOP establishment in particular held one, er, trump card to play against Donald J. Trump. What was that, um, trump card? It was electability. It was always about electability.
The establishment attacks against Donald J. Trump failed. The “Trump is no conservative” attack failed. The “Trump is unpopular” attack failed. The “Trump can’t win without Hispanic support” attack failed. The “Trump can’t win without women” attack failed. The “Trump is not a serious candidate” attack failed. The “Trump won’t run” attack failed. The “Trump won’t disclose his finances” attack failed. The “Trump will blow himself up” attack failed. The “Trump can’t win the war against Fox News” attack failed. The “Trump won’t sign a loyalty oath we designed to block him” attack failed. The “Trump has no positions” attack failed. The “Trump positions are ridiculous” attack failed. The “Trump raped his wife” attack failed. The “Trump has no organization” attack failed. The “Trump won’t spend money” attack failed. The “Trump is a billionaire” attack failed. The “Trump is too rich to understand non-rich people” attack failed. The “Trump wants to raise taxes” attack failed. The “Trump is a clown” attack failed. The “Trump supporters are clowns” attack failed. The “Trump insulted McCain” attack failed. The “Trump insulted veterans” attack failed. The “Trump is mean” attack failed. The “Trump has a bad tone” attack failed. The “Trump is not nice” attack failed. The “Trump won’t stay in the race” attack failed. The “Trump supporters are not registered to vote” attack failed. The “Trump is a racist” attempt failed. The “Trump will weaken” attacks failed.
Every establishment attack against Donald J. Trump failed. But the “electability” argument remained and it had the strongest bite from the establishment snakes.
The “electability” argument was “yeah, but he can’t win.” The establishment snakes knew that after eight years of Obaminations the electorate of the GOP wanted a winner. That was always the viper argument that worked to nominate the establishment candidates. “You might want candidate X, but candidate X can’t win so nominate establishment candidate YUCK because candidate YUCK will do what we think he should say to win.” Then candidate YUCK would lose because candidate YUCK was a poll driven putz who feared the electorate and only hoped to fool the electorate long enough to win.
The “electability” argument always won the day for the establishment. Then came Trump.
The establishment had fixed the election for JeBush. Then came Trump. Then came additional attacks that failed. Then at the very start of the election season, the Labor Day weekend, the last argument against Donald J. Trump failed:
Drudge is headlining this poll from SurveyUSA, not only showing Trump beating Hillary by five (45-40) but also beating Joe Biden (44-42), Bernie Sanders (44-40), and Al Gore (44-41) in potential head-to-head matchups — a remarkable turnaround from initial polling showing Hillary decisively beating Trump. As Drudge points out, perhaps the most surprising aspect of the poll is that Trump is polling at 25% of the black vote, a number Republicans haven’t seen for generations. [snip]
As the race progresses (and it’s still very early) there is a bit more support for the “realignment” theory of Trump’s rise. If a Republican could, in fact, gain 25 percent of the black vote, that would shake the Democratic party to its foundations.
The last argument against Trump has been trumped. The electability attack has failed. In 2008 John McCain won 4% of the black vote. In 2012 Mitt Romney won 6% of the black vote. Among Latinos, Trump matches pro illegal immigration amnesty McCain and garners 31% of the Latino vote in a match-up against Hillary.
These Trumperific results should stump no one who pays attention or reads good ol’ Big Pink. “Do you support or oppose building a fence on the border with Mexico?”:
YouGov’s latest research shows that most Americans (64%) support building a fence on the border – when that border is the one with Mexico. Only 27% of the American public oppose it. Even Democrats are evenly split (44% to 43%) while large majorities of independents (65%) and Republicans (87%) support a Mexican border fence.
It’s almost unanimous:
Yes, even Hispanics.
Democrats split 44/43 in favor, the closest any group comes to outright opposition. Every demographic tested, be it sex, age, race, party ID, household income, or region, tilts towards supporting a wall, with no group besides Dems less than 10 points net in favor. Black voters have an outright majority of 55 percent behind the idea.
Among Latinos 32% strongly support; 17% somewhat support. Jorge Ramos sandcastles Trumpnadoed.
On his issues, Trump is triumphant. On electability, Donald J. Trump is surfing, U.S.A.
As we approach the second GOP debate on September 16 it is an imperative for the establishment that Donald J. Trump be stopped and prevented from appearing on the debate stage. To fail means millions more viewers will fall under the Trump trance.
The GOP establishment tried to trap Trump with a loyalty oath that only succeeded in forcing the losers to promise they will board the increasingly inevitable Trump train. Once again Trump demonstrated the art of the deal. Trump got what he wanted, at zero cost to himself, and now has access to the voluminous RNC voter lists and a clear path to primary election victories.
Catch a wave and you’re riding on top of the world.
It’s endless Summer.