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.
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.
I’m a wanna-be apple farmer (photo below). If I ever get a crop…here are the possible effects on me based on the outcome of the election.
If the Republican party ever wanted to implement their own kind of honor killing it may be now. That is, taking out a member of the family for bringing shame or dishonor upon the household. Many even outside of the GOP establishment consider what he’s doing an embarrassment. Spewing foul language, talking down to opponents, and belittling those who disagree; all part of his collective poke in the eye to the PC culture. Refreshing in some respects, but only if it’s from a reality TV show moderator. Conduct that’s particularly far from presidential behavior.
Of course, he actually is the host of the latest reality TV craze that’s playing out daily in front of live audiences everywhere, it’s called Groveling for Vice Presidency.