Friday, September 30, 2016

Will Gives Up on the Constitution (?)

George Will (and Ed Morrissey) agree:  the Constitutionalist Right has lost, and may be headed for extinction.

Thus, Trump.

We disagree, as will Mark Levin.  The ConRight may have lost a battle, but the war is far from over.  The Will/Morrissey analysis is correct in positing that (R) voters expected a lot more from the Revolt of 2010--and therefore selected Trump.  But they conveniently forget that Trump 'won' with only about 35% of the primary votes, and that many of those votes came from what are traditional (D) voters.

That's a mandate?

It is far more likely that the ConRight lost because its arguments were from the negative rather than from the positive:  "We will stop Obozo" rather than offering "We will grant you freedom!"

One more thing:  the Ruling Class Left-and-"Right" coalition did everything in its power to strangle the ConRight.  Life is very comfortable when the view is from DC and its surrounding suburbs, where all your neighbors and friends have a vested interest in keeping their income stream flowing.  People who rock that boat will be punished.

Think Trump will change all of that?  IF he tries, look at what happened to Cruz.  Or, if you prefer, look at what happened to the once-firebrand RoJo. 


Anonymous said...

Well Senatorial critters did the same in Ohio......
Brown (D-OH), Yea
Portman (R-OH), Yea

Ignore the R or D behind the name and stand for nothing mean nothing in the one party state.
Both by action are tax-o-holics, & that is really all that they stand for.

These two are the best argument for repealing the 17th amendment and having the states appoint Senators directly.


Anonymous said...

"Life is very comfortable when the view is from DC and its surrounding suburbs"

Dad29, that is an understatement.

Let me show you the 2017 stats for the most wealthy Counties in the USA.

5 of the top 10 are with in an hours commute of Washington DC

Those 5 are as follows

Stafford County VA

Arlington County VA

Fairfax County VA

Howard County MD

Loudon County VA