If Donald Trump Is Awful, The GOP Is Worse

Yes, another Trump post. It’s amazing how much news someone can make when they decide to fight seriously in the information war. Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is bringing attention not just to himself but to the issues as well.

First up, here’s Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist:

If Donald Trump Is Awful, The GOP Is Worse

Sure, he can’t be trusted, is inarticulate and has no intention of repealing Obamacare. How is that different from the GOP?

Establishment types are fuh-reaking out about the Trump phenomenon — and the threat he poses is real and well articulated by Fred Barnes here.

While most of the criticisms of Trump are 100 percent legitimate, there’s a case to be made that he’s nowhere near as bad as the GOP itself.

Read more: The Federalist

Hemingway also writes, “In fact, as bad as Trump is, he probably does a better job of communicating his points than the average Republican.” That’s for sure. Read her article here — she lays out her case beautifully.

Here is Glenn Harlan Reynolds writing at USA Today:

Trump indicts America’s ruling class

[O]rphaned voters aren’t a bug but a feature for a ruling class that would prefer to rule without them. But in a democracy, which America still is, voters don’t stay orphaned forever.

In this election cycle, Trump and Sanders have come forward to claim the orphaned vote. It’s very likely that, this time around, the ruling class will manage to put orphaned voters back in the political orphanage by the time Election Day rolls around next year.

Read more: USA Today

Reynolds also writes, “Trump and Sanders are only symptoms. Failed leadership is the disease.” That’s for sure.

One more — here’s Michael A. Needham writing at Red State:

A Trump Education for the Establishment
Conservatives who think they can ignore voters ought to be embarrassed.

Like clockwork, in recent years, The Wall Street Journal editorial page has lectured conservatives about the imprudence of their frustrations and need to fall in line with the orders of the Washington establishment.

It is to be expected then that they view Donald Trump’s rise in the polls as a creation of those of us who have been trying to call attention to the frustration of the American people, rather than using it as a moment to reflect on the intellectual bankruptcy of the ruling elite in the Acela Corridor.

Let’s be clear: Mr. Trump is a response to a political process that has ignored the voice of the American people. He is a symptom of the way the bipartisan elites of Washington have governed.

Read more: Red State

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