Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone had some commentary on Trump and the Republicans awhile back. I missed it at the time because I do my best to avoid reading Rolling Stone anymore. It’s so rabidly political and way left-of-center nowadays.
Why so much shilling for Democrats? Why so many diatribes? Can’t I just read about music, art, the culture, TV and movies.
But I digress. Let’s get back to Taibbi, who blames conservatives — on talk radio, in the blogosphere, on TV — for the rise of Trump. He should just come out and name names. He’s talking Rush, and Drudge, and O’Reilly, and Hannity, and The Five.
“The Republican party and its allies at Fox, on afternoon radio and in the blogosphere have spent many years now whipping audiences into zombie-style bloodlusts.”
Yes, of course, conservatives are all zombies. We are too stupid to think for ourselves. We need help to rein in our wayward passions and jealousies.
Of course, his diagnosis, as usual, is wrong. It’s precisely because Republican leaders and politicians have been so willing to go along, so willing to adopt Democrat policies and budgets, so fearful of government shutdowns that the people had few options. So they turned to an apparent outsider, Donald Trump.
“Now all of that paranoia is backing up on them. They created this monster, and it’s coming for them now. Trumpenstein lives. He is loose in the town and on his way to the doctor’s castle. We may not be laughing two years from now, but for the time being, man, what a show.”
If you campaign as a conservative, then by-god behave and legislate like one. Or we will come after you. We will primary you. We will replace you. That’s one of the messages of Trump’s success.