C’mon Donald Trump! Give ’em your worst!
I never cared much for Donald Trump, but then he started asking questions about where Barack Obama was born. Suddenly, like the title character in Terry Southern’s “The Magic Christian,” he was “making it hot for them.”
Imagine Mitt Romney ever posing the Politically Incorrect questions Trump is asking out loud. Not in this lifetime, baby.
And the moonbats are responding in their customary manner — with ad hominem attacks and frothing vitriol. He’s crazy. He’s a publicity hound (as if, say, Michael Moore isn’t). The comrades demand that NBC fire him for his lese majeste — a suggestion floated on MSNBC, home of so many diversity-celebrators.
You know Trump is scoring when Auntie Zeituni shows up on at least two local stations Friday night to claim that unlike herself, her nephew is in fact an American. When I first saw her, I assumed it was a human-interest piece on how the impending government shutdown was going to affect illegal aliens on welfare.
But no, Auntie Zeituni was saying Trump should save the money he’s spending on private detectives in Hawaii because “they won’t find anything.”
Which is exactly the point, Auntie Zeituni!
Never cared much for his hair, his sexual braggadocio, his checkered, shall we say, business career. Always thought “The Apprentice,” in all of its incarnations, basically sucked. But this new role is perfect for him — a 21st century Ross Perot.
In one of his political almanacs, Michael Barone quoted a Democratic operative as saying that in 1992 Perot served the purpose of “departisanizing the critique of Bush.”
In other words, Clinton was a proven corrupt sleazy pol, so his attacks on the hapless GOP incumbent could only take him so far. But Perot’s withering blasts had more credibility because he wasn’t a crooked hack.
The “Today” show would never book a real “birther” but they did put Trump on. He’s one of the Beautiful People, or was. And Trump smacked Obama on every imaginable issue. Meredith Vieira’s jaw dropped. He talked about “$7 or $8” gasoline, described Obamacare as a “total disaster.” He was doing something you seldom see on “Today.” He was telling the truth.
Trump’s been doing the same thing with the agitprop sheet known as The New York Times [NYT]. After an attack by the snoremonger Gail Collins, Trump wrote a snide letter to the editor expressing his great respect for her because “she has survived so long with so little talent.”
Again, the truth hurts. And then he added, “For some reason, the press protects President Obama beyond anything or anyone I have ever seen.”
For some reason indeed. Even Sarah Palin has never stepped into that affirmative-action minefield, the free ride that dares not speak its name.
Yeah, Trump’s probably going to fade away once May sweeps are over. Sure, he’s very weird, with that phobia of his about shaking hands. But as long as he’s “making it hot for them,” there’s only one thing left to say.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.