Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Is Mr Trump sui generis?


For John, BLUFThe idea that Mr Trump has introduced the approach of strong opinions and personal attack shows a lack of historical insight.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



No.

From the pen of Mr Ed Driscoll, at the InstaPundit, quoted in full.

SHOT:  How Democrats abandoned the working class and spurred rise of Donald Trump.

—Kyle Smith, the New York Post.

Chaser:  The Resentment Powering Trump.

—Molly Bell, the Atlantic.

Of course, it’s not like, in their manic quest for Internet clicks, the Atlantic fueled that resentment by surreptitiously comparing Bush to Hitler in 2007, then relentlessly attacking Sarah Palin and utterly fixating on the notion that Trig Palin wasn’t her son the following year, and then comparing milquetoast John Boehner to an Irish Republican terrorist in 2013, or anything.

Oh wait.

Related:  What Trump’s Insults Tell Us About American Democracy:  Welcome to “a future where politics and entertainment are finally, completely unified, to the detriment of both, and of everyone subjected to them.”  In other words, Trump is Godzilla, spawned by the radioactive DNC-MSM overculture of the past quarter century.

It isn't like our past history is not sprinkled with this kind of thing.

But, to be fair to Mr Trump, he is just following the advice of then Senator Barrack Hussein Obama (initial source is InstaPundit):

Argue with neighbors, get in their faces…  If you get hit, we will punch back twice as hard…  I don’t want to quell anger.  I think people are right to be angry.  I’m angry…If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.  Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl.  I’ve seen Eagles fans.
Here and here.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

  Sui generis, as in "unique", from the Latin, literally ‘of its own kind.’
  President Obama, now that he has less than a year in office, says that "Dismayed by Vulgarity, Violence of Campaign".  I have to admit that I look to the Democrats for the violence.  On the other hand, Mr Trump can be vulgar.  Then there is the fact that Ms Clinton is the scofflaw in the race.

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