Monday, April 25, 2016

Donald Trump: The rare Republican who believes in evolution

  


     As a lifelong Republican, I enthusiastically support the candidacy of Donald J. Trump. He will make an excellent nominee and, eventually, president, taking his rightful place alongside such GOP icons as Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan.
     If you ask me why Mr. Trump will be an excellent 45th president, I would point to his moderate, commonsense policy on immigration reform; his strong, consistent stand against abortion; plus his opposition to the PC madness currently roiling the South regarding transgender use of public bathrooms, where decency is making a stand against "repulsive perverts," to borrow Ted Cruz's description, bursting into women's restrooms, terrifying our mothers and daughters.
     Nit-pickers among you might point out that Trump has not always believed any of these things. Within recent memory he was calling Mexican immigrants criminals and rapists, suggesting Muslims be blocked at the border, and shrugging off the deep visceral horror represented by people using the toilet without the government concerning itself with the state of their sexual organs.
     To which I would reply: That is evolution, Donald Trump style. Or as his senior aide explained to the Republican National Committee in a closed door meeting last week, up to now Trump has been "projecting an image."
     "The part that he's been playing is now evolving," said chief advisor Paul Manafort....


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7 comments:

  1. Bravo, it's a pleasure to read columns written by columnists who don't feel the need to use the /sarc tag. This is sarcasm, am I right? I was just joking the other day, there is no such thing as pod people, right?

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  2. At this point, I'm not sure if we liberals should be rooting for or against Trump.

    john

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  3. Unlike leaopards and their spots, humans, even those of the subset homo politico, are allowed some latitude in the matter of inconsistency. When confronted with it based on something he had written earlier John Maynard Keynes famously responded "When presented with new facts I sometimes change my opinions. What do you do sir?" And wasn't it the saintly Augustine who confessed to a youthful wish to: "Grant me chastity and contience. Just not yet." Of course, Mr. Trump seems to operate in a fact-free zone. And is an unlikely candidate for canonization, not only because he's a Presbyterian.

    I'm off to Italy in a few weeks, a country whose history offers some reference points when my hosts ask about 'This Trump we keep hearing about.' Considering the best response, I'm torn between 'Mussolini-lite,' and 'A babeless Berlusconi.'

    Tom Evans

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    1. Keep this up, Mr. Evans, and Neil will probably ask that, "you get your own show!"

      john

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  4. I couldn't do what he does every goddamn month, much less "Every goddamn day."

    TE

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    1. Me either.

      He makes it seem easy most of the time, which is the mark of the professional.

      I thought you might pick up on the Michael Feldman reference, but maybe you don't listen to his show.


      john

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    2. I do, but evidently not as attentively as you.

      TE

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