Thursday, 27 August 2020

“It can now safely be said, as his first term in the White House draws toward closure, that Donald Trump’s party is the very definition of a cult of personality." #QotD




“It can now safely be said, as his first term in the White House draws toward closure, that Donald Trump’s party is the very definition of a cult of personality. It stands for no special ideal. It possesses no organising principle. It represents no detailed vision for governing. Filling the vacuum is a lazy, identity-based populism that draws from that lowest common denominator [former SC governor Mark] Sanford alluded to. If it agitates the base, if it lights up a Fox News chyron, if it serves to alienate sturdy real Americans from delicate coastal elites, then it’s got a place in the Grand Old Party.” 

[Hat tip Andy Clarkson

5 comments:

  1. And on the other side we have.... "Joe Biden, the implausible nominee-presumptive of the opposition. Who are they kidding with this emperor’s new clothes scam? It’s obvious now to anyone over twelve in this land that Joe Biden is missing a few transistors on the old motherboard – not to mention the slime-trail of grift and money-laundering that he laid down in his adventures abroad as vice-president. His manner of speech, while different than Mrs. Trump’s, is even more pathetically incoherent. The Democrats’ pretense that he is a viable candidate is the ultimate falsehood in a long train of barefaced falsehoods they’ve so earnestly retailed since 2016, making them utterly untrustworthy to run the nation’s affairs." James Kunstler.

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    1. Exactly. Left leaning objectivists don't know the difference between a context and a rock.

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    2. The opposition being so bad doesn't make Trump any better. Whenever I ask Trump fans to explain why they like him so much, all I get is this - how bad his opponents are. You're effectively letting the Left define your standards of what's acceptable and what's not.

      If all anyone on the Right has to do to get our support is not be bad as the Left, then we're completely screwed.

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  2. Google Account29 Aug 2020, 13:38:00

    No Trump cult of personality as most GOP voters are not atheists.

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