Monday, July 20, 2015

The GOP in a Corner: Trump Makes Perry Look Good!??

Now that he wears glasses, the smart man, the good man. Gerson thinks so.

Not a fan of the GOP, I love this.
[Former Texas Governor Rick] Perry has been blunt in describing the nature of Trump’s candidacy: “What Mr. Trump is offering is not conservatism, it is Trumpism — a toxic mix of demagoguery and nonsense.” Perry understood something early that many of his peers did not. While appeals to nationalism are a traditional Republican strength, xenophobia is a poison. Republican fortunes at the presidential level will not be restored with the political philosophy of Archie Bunker. For the GOP to succeed in this election — and for any viable form of conservative populism to be preserved — Trump must be discredited. Not just defeated, but discredited.
By denying Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) status as a war hero, Trump has done a good job of that himself. Perry has declared that Trump “is unfit to be Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces, and he should immediately withdraw from the race for President.” The first part of that sentence is manifestly true. The second part would require a sense of shame, which makes it very unlikely.
So, according to WaPo pundit Michael Gerson, Rick Perry rises to the ranks of THOSE WHO ARE QUALIFIED TO BE PRESIDENT because he's not as whacky as Donald Trump.

My, how the GOP has fallen.

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