Tonight is an amazing night of time travel. Open thread: The “Where’s Donald?” debate.
First, tonight we did something we have not done in years: watch CNN. We already saw the CNN coverage of the Trump event for Veterans. What we saw was hundreds, maybe thousands, of young people. We know the event is at Drake University, but still, lots and lots of young people for Trump.
Second, America experiences alternate history reality. A debate without Donald Trump! Those fiction history novels: Hitler wins World War II, or JFK does not get assassinated, or Lincoln survives and therefore Reconstruction and the rest of the nation’s history is altered, or even that George Washington and the Declaration of Independence lose and Britain wins. Well tonight we experience a political campaign without Donald Trump:
The lies told by the entire political class have sheepishly been accepted by a majority of the population. But then Donald Trump spoke up with his booming voice and it was almost like in a movie when the gulled victim wakes up and confronts the evildoers.
It’s an old story exemplified into cliche. It’s the “Emperor’s New Clothes” when all is fine until a little boy shatters the world by telling the obvious truth. That’s what Donald Trump has done. Trump told the truth and nothing will ever be the same ever again.
Remember when Chris Christie was considered a tough talking truth teller? Compared to the other bland candidates Christie stood out. But compared to Trump the once considered brash Christie is bland as beige knickers. The world changed.
Remember when Rand Paul was considered the most daring of the GOP candidates? Remember when Jeb Bush was considered the financial juggernaut? Remember when Cruz was considered the most conservative? Remember when Walker was considered the effective fighter? Remember when Rubio was considered the future? Remember when? It all changed.
When someone or something is so different, so new, the past itself is changed. The past is perceived differently. After Picasso, art was different. It was the Shock of the New. After Wagner, opera is different. After talkies, cinema is changed. After Einstein, science and our perception of reality is changed.
After Trump, all is changed.
Third, Sista Soulja. Donald J. Trump tonight takes on Fox News in an epic battle against one of the biggest Big Media outlets ever. If Donald J. Trump wins Iowa on Monday, Fox News will no longer be the dog that bites. If Donald J. Trump wins on Monday Donald Trump will be the big dog and Fox News will be the tail he wags.
It’s not just Fox News. The entire corrupt infrastructure of modern day Big Media needs to be leashed and beaten. A Donald J. Trump victory in Iowa will be a warning to all Big Media that Big Media no longer will control our political conversation without a fight.
Big Media is the enemy. Politically correct speech is the enemy. Free speech, offensive speech, is the antidote to Big Media. Donald Trump provides the antidote.
Donald J. Trump deserves praise. Like Bill Clinton when he took on Sista Souljah Trump is in a fight against what many presumed to be his friends. It’s always harder to tell a friend when they are wrong than to tell an enemy they are wrong.
Donald Trump will widen a rupture between his supporters and the Republican Party establishment on Thursday when he boycotts a presidential debate in a snub to Fox News only days before the 2016 election season starts in earnest.
The billionaire front-runner for the Republican nomination will host his own event in Iowa during the Fox News debate, likely damaging prime time TV ratings of the most powerful media force in Republican politics. [snip]
It is a risky move which could lose him votes at Monday’s Iowa caucuses, the first nominating contest in the Nov. 8 presidential election.
It’s a daring move for Trump. But it demonstrates the leader he is and will be.
Trump is top of the polls. Trump has fought the left, the right, the political establishment of the left and the right, and the most destructive beast of all, Big Media. Thus far Trump has won. But the first big official battle is on Monday.
At this crucial moment Trump has done what we think is the smart thing to do. We always thought Trump should boycott the Fox News debate since that first Fox News debate. We argued the same for Hillary Clinton in 2008 against MSNBC. But Hillary Clinton continued to appear on MSNBC and NBC to be battered, not by that loser Barack Obama, but by Tim Russert and the other NBC thugs.
Donald Trump is doing what all political candidates should do: fight Big Media. Big Media is not interested in the job of fair and balanced news necessary to an informed electorate. Big Media is interested in Big Media. We call them the Big Media Party going as far back as 2007.
Fox News will lose tonight. Fox News laid a trap for Donald Trump. The trap included a young Muslim woman and a young illegal immigrant, hungry to slash and bleed Donald Trump. Now Trump won’t be there.
Trump has denied Fox News their victim. Fox News will still try to get the other non-entity candidates to attack Trump. But our transcript of the debate, imaginary as it is, transcribes the spirit of what Fox News wanted versus what it will get.
Donald Trump will raise money for veterans tonight as well as wage war against Big Media and especially Fox News.
Fox News will have it’s debate on it’s cable channel. Donald Trump will provide many Big Media outlets the profitable counter-programming of a rally for veterans. Donald Trump gets a dog to eat a dog. Donald Trump uses Big Media to eat Big Media.
CNN will broadcast portions of the Trump event, as will One America News.
Bill Clinton fought back against Sista Souljah and her anti-white racist ugliness. Bill Clinton fought Sista Souljah at a Jesse Jackson “Rainbow Coalition” event. Bill Clinton took on Sista Souljah and black racists at a black event.
Tonight Donald J. Trump declares his own Sista Souljah moment. Donald Trump denounced Fox News on Fox News. Fox News is reduced to calling Trump a coward. Trump has proved his courage over and over again. At every turn, from the day of his announcement onward – Trump is fearless.
If Trump wins on Monday in Iowa, Big Media everywhere will cower in fear. Every American who believes in free speech and a media that provides fair and balanced news will cheer.