The pundits and politicos are still trying to analyze why people like Trump. If they don’t know yet, they might as well pack up and go home. The Establishment are beyond tone deaf into deaf, dumb and blind territory.
In an opinion piece for the Financial Times, Pollster Frank Luntz writes that Donald Trump’s popularity is unlikely to fade with the millions who support him because they see him as telling the truth and he fights back.
“His support denotes an abiding distrust in — and disrespect for — the governing elite,” Luntz writes. “These individuals do not like being told by Washington or Wall Street what is best for them, do not like the direction America is headed in, and disdain President Barack Obama and his (perceived) circle of self-righteous, tone-deaf governing partisans.”
“His childlike joy in ridiculing his critics is tantamount to healing balm for the millions who have felt silenced, ignored and even scorned by the governing and media elite for so long,” Luntz writes.
As his “devotees” see it, Trump’s attacks aren’t him going negative, but rather him “telling the truth.”
“And when he fights back, he’s throwing punches on their behalf,” Luntz writes. “They will justify any action, explain away any contradiction, and dismiss any criticism because they are so personally and passionately invested in him.”
The fighting back part is the part Republicans don’t get. They are so tone deaf. We keep voting these people in and they do nothing nor do they fight. They don’t even bother mentioning the Constitution.
Others aren’t fighting. The establishment wants us to vote for Bush or Kasich. Are they kidding?
Even Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, offered some praise for Trump. He agrees with some of what he is saying.
“If he wins, he wins,” Chaffetz said during a recent Buzzfeed interview. “I think people are attracted to him for a variety of reasons. They want results. They want somebody who’s gonna blow through the red tape; who actually will get things done in Washington D.C. And to that extent, more power to him.”
Personally, I’m not a Trump supporter but if he wins I will hope for the best and he does say a lot of things I agree with. He beats what we have. Some of my concerns about him are his Obama love in 2008, his blogging that Hillary would make a great president, and his defense of Bill Clinton during the Lewinsky scandals – he called opponents “moralist hypocrites.” Mostly, he sounds too authoritarian to me. We just had seven years of that.
Many of the things he says are not just aimed at battling against the abominable political correctness, they are sometimes rude, mean and vulgar, but he’s funny and somehow it doesn’t sound all that bad coming from him. It’s great PC relief. People know a lot of what he says is tongue-in-cheek.
As far as his views about kicking out all illegal immigrants and shutting out all Muslims, most are not taking that literally but they know he will do something. That wall will go up and ISIS will be destroyed. He also has good economic sense, at least it seems so.
Trump is a candidate, along with Cruz and Paul, who is out there appearing to tell the truth and fighting while Rubio tells people the House was supposed to make his amnesty bill a good bill; Bush is telling people he’s not low-energy because he works 16-hour days, completely missing the point that it’s not simply a physical lack of energy Trump was referring to; and the Establishment is pushing more McCains on us.
Now we have the omnibus which furthers Obama’s ideological agenda.
People have had it and with 70% of the GOP supporting non-Establishment candidates, you’d think the Establishment would get it already. The polls could be wrong but there is a definite trend here. We need all the candidates to start fighting against invasions, dangerous refugees, exorbitant spending, bad foreign policy, and big government. Speak up or eat his dust. He might not be able to win the election but they won’t either. The liar or the communist will win.