Who’s responsible for the rise of Trump?

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Reason for Trump

Donald Trump is storming through the Republican primary to the surprise of just about everyone.  It seems as though the worse the behavior, the bigger the following.  We discussed this in an earlier post so we won’t replay that here.

But who’s to blame for Trump’s rise?

If you look at recent editorial cartoons, Frankenstein’s monster is the latest metaphor used to explain it.  Just check out the examples below.  The Republican establishment and Fox News appear to be popular.  But we think there’s a simpler explanation.

Mike Luckovich

The best explanation is to look no further than Obama.  A huge segment of the population isn’t pleased with the direction this country has been taken.  It’s not just the policies, it’s Obama’s childlike qualities, and we don’t mean an honest, doe-eyed innocence.  We’re speaking of his callow actions as he attempts to build a legacy.  A legacy that has more in common with a petulant toddler than the leader of the free world.  Check out this ever expanding list:



Voter’s want something the opposite of what we currently have.  Unfortunately with the pendulum having swung so far in one direction, the kinetic energy during it’s reverse course will swing us too far along an about-faced bearing.  Trump is the anti-Obama, but not in a good way.


4 thoughts on “Who’s responsible for the rise of Trump?

    Michael said:
    March 6, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Just to mix it up- as a self declared “Independent” – I really must challenge your premise, and disagree with your simplistic assessment. The Trump ascendency is not merely a silent majority’s reactive response to Obama. Rather, we are witnessing a visceral “anti-politics as usual” response to both parties, directed at both Republican and Democratic leadership (and most members), across the Executive, Congressional, and Judicial pillars of our Republic. With few exceptions, the current mean-spirited winner takes all, anti-consensus strategy has generated the current backlash, with so many of our elected and appointed political leaders and. so-called media pundits across both parties practicing a form of “mutual assured destruction.” Both parties have nurtured this tragic state of affairs. Trump is the “anti-politician.”


      Confederacy of Drones responded:
      March 6, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      Excellent points Michael. And yes, our view was a rather simplistic approach. The “anti-politician” label sums it up best.
      Great comment.


        Michael Gresalfi said:
        March 7, 2016 at 8:38 am

        I appreciate you posting my op-Ed response Al! Your forum is an ideal space for mature and respectful politically inspired discussions to occur – without the malice and vitriol that has pervaded “the traditional media!”


        Confederacy of Drones responded:
        March 7, 2016 at 9:42 am

        Gresalfi!? I didn’t realize it was you. Thanks for the insightful comments.


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