It seems to me that Donald Trump’s entry into the Rat establishment Republican nominating process is like the rich but crass and classless but none-the-less lovable Rodney Dangerfield character (Al Czverik) showing up at the appropriately named Bushwood Country Club in the movie Caddyshack. Czverik moves through Bushwood irritating the old money country club snobs at every turn to the delight of the everyman who buy tickets to such movies.
In the movie, the epitome of the country club snob is depicted by Ted Knight’s character (Judge Smails). To the enjoyment of the audience, Czverik humiliates Smails in every encounter. No matter how Smails tries to set Cervik up for failure, by his good nature and unassuming presence, Cervik always ends up getting the best of Smails without ever really trying. It’s like no matter how many new, new, or newest ReR hope they get behind in the primary, Trump humiliates them and sends them packing to the ash heap of political history. Low energy Jeb!!, Gramnesty, Paul, Rubio all went the way of the three pronged pitch fork tilting at the Trump windmill on behalf of the ReRs. Okay Paul not so much a ReR, but none the less gone.
|ReR Party regulars (Judge Smails) tries to wave off Trump juggernaut (Al Cervik). It does not end well for Smails.|
Now in a face saving move Smails - the ReRs - is forced to get behind so get behind Cervik’s poorer better behaved cousin Ted Cruz. If you look at the photo above and think of Smail’s “dingy” as the ReR Party and Cervik’s yacht as the USS Trump. In the movie Cervik’s yacht splits Smails’ “dingy” in half and Samils (think Karl Rove here) dutifully goes down with the half of the once beautiful sail boat he’s standing on.