I have a few thoughts to share after South Carolina.
I have been trying to understand the Trump phenomenon since his ascent. Those who support him tell me two things: “He tells it like it is” and “He’s strong.”
When I probe further it becomes clear that people are responding to his blunt, unrehearsed language, statements that have not been focus-tested. In short, Trump’s language is anti-PC. He says things that are outrageous. But their very outrageousness places them outside of the accepted PC word usage.
People are sick and tired of the totalitarian manner in which the left controls culture through language. When “Reproductive Rights” replaces “abortion” society has turned Orwellian.
The Pope, I believe, actually boosted Trump’s candidacy over the weekend.
Vatican City is surrounded by walls, and this city is allowing exactly one Syrian family to settle within its protective walls this year. The Pope’s veiled attack on Trump was a political/religious broadside that did not play well to the American grain of independence and liberty. Trump achieved the unthinkable: He went head to head with the Pope—and came out on top. And that’s because the Pope was using the PC language of the left, and Republicans are sick of this self-righteous bullying.
Meanwhile, Trump’s vicious left wing attack on George Bush will, I believe, come back to haunt him. It’s a huge rhetorical misstep. And there was a wall of loud boos from the South Carolinian audience that suggests a deep fault-line in the Trump candidacy.
To be clear, Seraphic Secret supports Marco Rubio. Ted Cruz comes a close second. Either would be good for America, good for Israel, good for the world.
But we understand why Trump is surging.
Which brings me to —
Melania Trump is, um, gorgeous. I look at her and all seems right with the world.
Looking at Hillary and her grim-lipped worshippers clad in their prison style pant suits is torture. It’s like being trapped in one of those indie-prod Sundance films that feature angry men and women of indeterminate sex who are marinating in existential crisis.
I know, I know, this brands me as shallow. But hey, 30 years in Hollywood leaves a vivid impression.
Jeb Bush spent 65 million dollars attacking Marco Rubio. What did his donors get for their money? Two delegates. Jeb was actually a pretty good governor in Florida. But then he dropped out of sight for ten years, did absolutely nothing for the Conservative cause, and then reentered the political sphere with a sense of entitlement. He seemed to be saying: “Hey, folks, it’s my turn.”
It was all a bit too European for the Jacksonian streak in American politics.
In rejecting Jeb Bush, Republicans soundly rejected the idea of American monarchy. Jeb was honorable in withdrawing.
But the Democrats will nominate Hillary Clinton. She will crush that crazy old commie Sanders. And in nominating Hillary the Democrats not only go fully medieval monarchical, but they empower a leader who is crooked, corrupt, and a liar. The Democrats seem intent on legitimizing France’s Louis XIVs declaration: ‘L’etat c’est moi’. (‘I am the state’).
One more thought. Obama did not attend Justice Scalia’s funeral. There has been a great deal of criticism for his lack of class. But Obama is such a narcissistic vulgarian that his absence was actually a blessing. Have you forgotten how Obama made a mockery of Nelson Mandela’s funeral?
Antonin Scalia was a great man, a great American. Obama’s presence at his funeral would have sullied the solemnity of the occasion.