Friday, September 11, 2015

The Donald Trump Phenomenon---Confusing and Confounding Every Political Pundit & The Media

As the “official” campaign season kicked off after Labor Day, the single most perplexing question coming from most political junkies, pundits, and “professional” writers is HOW IS DONALD TRUMP WINNING?

The most recent polling numbers has Mr. Trump surging upward---now at 32%---and picking up support from unfamiliar, (and unheard of), territories with an “R” behind the name:

In a USASurvey poll, Trump received 31% of the Hispanic vote, and 25% of the black vote. To put that into perspective, a Republican candidate hasn’t posted these kinds of numbers since Ronald Reagan. Clearly, Trump’s message is resonating with Americans from all walks of life.”

And Trumps gains are also coming, (unexpectedly), from a cross-section of both women and students:

"Trump's gains come most notably among two groups that had proven challenging for him in the early stages of his campaign -- women and those with college degrees. While he gained just 4 points among men in the last month (from 27% in August to 31% now), he's up 13 points among women, rising from 20% in August to 33% now. Trump has also boosted his share of the vote among college graduates, increasing his support among those with degrees from 16% in August to 28% now. Among those without degrees, he stands at 33%, just slightly higher than the 28% support he had in August."

One thing is for certain, the political pundits, (both on the left and the right), who have labeled Mr. Trump "a clown", are the one's who have found themselves under the Big Top---in the center ring of their own circus.

On the right, (most notably the Washington Establishment, aka, the GOPe) Republicans have found themselves in a precarious position---how to deal with an outsider who refuses to conform to their status quo composition of a Presidential campaign.  Their obvious "favorite son", Jeb Bush, (despite his early funding from the corporate and special interest PACS), is far back, behind Ben Carson, (16%), and less than one third of Trump's lead, at only 8.3%, according to the latest RCP polling results. 

Meanwhile, Mr. Bush, and many of the GOPe crowd still "don't get it":

"Look, I don't get it. I don't see how over the long haul that you can insult your way to the nomination or the president -- certainly not the presidency -- and not the nomination either," Bush told CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead." (emphasis mine)

Bush is referring to Trump's latest "insult" about Carly Fiorina's face, which, despite the media's non-stop coverage, (and the liberal media's hysterical indignation of his comments), nothing seems to move The Donald anywhere but further up in the polls.  What Bush, (and most of the Establishment Pundits), don't understand---or refuse to admit to themselves---is "the insult" has been coming directly from the status quo political class of the RNC that has produced the likes of John McCain and Mitt Romney---both Republican Presidential candidates who were clearly forced down the throats of an electorate---and could not garner "a conservative turnout".

What is crystal clear, (yet still oblivious to the GOPe folks), is this national movement by Conservatives, Independents, and even Reagan Democrats, who have had enough of the insulting status quo machine---and the Washington DC Cartel---that have promised real change, and delivered nothing.  (Yes, Mr. Boehner and Mr. McConnell, we are all speaking of you).

Enter, Donald Trump

The "outsider" and businessman, (who is not a career politician, and most importantly, will not be in need of the special interest corporate powers, or their money, who have corrupted this system), is indeed leading this country from an impending abyss.  The most unconventional candidate in the race has turned the entire election process upside down, while the rhetoric of the establishment Republicans have thrown the proverbial book at him, resulting in utter futility.

Those who have labeled Mr. Trump a clown and a fool should take a serious look in the mirror---perhaps "The Fool on the Hill" is in their own reflections.

As for Mr. Jeb Bush, you had us all at......."Look, I don't get it"

Update:  Mark Levin's take on the Trump Phenomenon: (audio)

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