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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Donald Jumps The Loser Shark

Well, that was fun while it lasted.

Trump's spastic blowhole finally spit out something that the GOP party elites can use to bury him.  His statement that John McCain is only a war hero because he was captured will allow them to attack him without alienating his racist supporters.  The fact that the entire GOP pretty much did the same thing to John Kerry in 2004 demonstrates once again that "support the troops" means whatever it is they want it to mean.

Of course, self-implosion was always in Donald Trump's political future.  Just as it is Ben Carson's political future. Because neither man has the temperament for politically cautious speech. The first rule of running for office is too avoid self-inflicted wounds, and Trump is a machine gun in a concrete room - eventually a ricochet was going to take him out.  And of course, there are the plentiful examples from 2012 - Bachmann Nutcase Overdrive, Herman Uzbekistanstan Cain, Newt "Newt" Gingrich and Rick "Don't Google My Name" Santorum - of protest candidates from the 27% who were routinely coughed up, chewed over and then spit into the napkin to be thrown away in the toilet later.

While the GOP electorate is just wacky enough to maybe give Trump a pass on this - how much worse is calling into question McCain's heroism than describing most Mexican immigrants as rapists - chances are his time as frontrunner is over.

Out, out brief candle....

Your move, Rick Perry.

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