Friday, January 22, 2016

Judge Smails attacks Trump again; Trump rises in the polls

National Review is ganging up on the Donald.  They are dedicating an entire special issue to telling the elite effete Rat Republicans who read their mag why they should not vote for Donald Trump – as if any of them would ever vote for Trump.  I like the NR online edition and a few of the contributors.  Tomas Sowell, Kevin Williamson, Jonah Goldberg are good when they are not on some unhinged anti-Trump rant.  The thing that gets me to click onto their site everyday though is political cartoon satirist Michael Ramirez.  Ramirez is without a doubt the best thing about NR these days.

NR going anti-Trump is like is like Packers coach Mike McCarthy dissing the Bears in a Green Bay bar.  It’s predictable.  It affects no one’s opinion of the Bears.  Those in Green Bay who didn’t like the Bears still don’t.  Those who did like the Bears still do.

NR dumped two of the people liked to read Ann Coulter and Mark Steyn. When NR dumped Coulter for some off-color shaming of a lefty Lib, Ann called the editors at NR girlymen.  She’s right.  NR editor Rich Lowry is such a wimp he makes George Will look like the Marlborough Man.

What surprises me about this edition is that the NR has been anti-Trump since he announced.  They have taken shot after shot at him.    Trump has risen in the polls after each and every shot.  You’d think that the NR crowd would have gotten the message: Your unhinged attacks are helping Trump – maybe you should just STFU about it.  Hint to NR:  NR is to Trump what Judge Smails is to Rodney Dangerfield in the Caddy Shack movie. 

I haven’t read any of the pieces but if they follow form, they will trash Trump without ever offering up who they are supporting.  To the extent that any of this helps Cruz fine.  History tells me this will blow up in NR’s face and Trump will get another bump in the polls from the anti-Smails vote - who comprise 99.9% of us by the way.

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