Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Trump: Whatever he is, he is no conservative

Key 'graphs from John Hinderaker's ower Line Bog post Trump: Not a Conservative On Taxes
Two points: First, Trump criticizes Walker for not raising taxes. If you were under any illusion that Trump is a conservative, this should disabuse you. Second, everything Trump says here is straight out of the Democratic Party’s anti-Walker talking points. The idea that the state has a $2.2 billion deficit is ludicrous, although Democrats have tried to float that number. Wisconsin’s budget is required by law to be balanced; one of Walker’s triumphs is that he balanced the budget in the face of a projected shortfall without raising taxes. For a true picture of the state’s budget go here. The “borrowing to the hilt” that Trump refers to consists of bonds to pay for road construction.

Why would Trump attack a fellow Republican by parroting the Democrats’ talking points? Probably because Trump doesn’t think of Walker that way. When Walker was the point man for Republicans nationwide, absorbing more abuse than any politician within memory while beating the Democrats in three elections in four years, Trump was contributing to Democrats’ campaigns, explaining why the financial collapse of 2008 was the Republicans’ fault, and telling reporters that he agrees with Democrats on most issues.
I keep hearing that people are fond of Trump because he's  not a mainstream politician.

Thing is, as Professor Reynolds noted the other day here
The candidate {Trump} most resembles, actually, is Barack Obama, circa 2007.


Tam said...

Never underestimate the size of the stupid person demographic.

Old NFO said...

Yep, he's scary...

D.W. Drang said...

The stupid person demographic seems to be running the show these days.