Friday, September 4, 2015

Yes, Donald Trump's Poll Numbers Show the GOP Is the Party of Frightened, Angry Whites.

Donald Trump, Great White Hope.

Oh, what to make of this Trump insurgency. Donald Trump is larger than life, even if only in a cartoonish, bloviating kind of way. And you can't say that he owes his success to his inheritance because a lot of kids inherit money and implode. If my dad gave me millions of dollars instead of decades of contempt -- that's another story -- would I have done as well? I don't know, but Donald Trump isn't an asshole because he took dad's money and turned it into billions.

But the fact is Trump's an asshole, but as is commonly said, he's our asshole. And that's why he's leading in the polls. He went and said it: Mexicans came here, they're brown-skinned, stealing our jobs, and, yes, raping our women. Trump will put a stop to that.

And women! For God's sake, Trump will deal with the women. As he might put it, he's been "hugely successful with women, women love me!" But he drips with that special venom of putting the women in their place. If you don't read him that way, you're either deluded or not a fan. His fans think he'll put women back in their place. You know it and I know it.

Some women like him. Sure. White women -- just like the Duggar women -- believe they're supposed to be put in their place. It's God's will. Single, college-educated women, not so much.

So there it is. There's a constituency of frightened, pissed-off whites who blame blacks, Mexicans, women and, hell, Muslims, of course, for the ills of the U.S. of A. And, for now, Trump's their man. Their angry, white man. For now.

And that's your 2015 Republican Party base. If you think I'm wrong, you're in denial. Then again, maybe I'm engaging in wishful thinking, hoping this means the GOP is going to blow up, and then they won't, and I'm screwed. But my money's on the GOP blowing up in 2016, with me watching the expected "autopsy." Won't that be fun?

Autopsy this, Priebus.

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