FOX news is doing a rerun of the first GOP debate as I type this. After a few days of reading news reports, watching TV news coverage, reading blogs, Twitter comments, it’s become apparent that the Donald Trump supporters believe he’s a Washington outsider who will change Washington. Now, he has used his money to buy politicians, making him part of that thing his supporters claim to hate – big money interests controlling Washington, but there you have it – they believe he is a reformer.
He was a liberal Democrat until a few months ago, but he spouts off about illegal immigration, jobs going to China with language that barely rises above overt bigotry and here he is, a contender for the GOP presidential nomination. Call me stupid, but I have not heard him offer any concrete plans or even calm rational policy ideas – all he does is brag and bluster along, hurling insults at anyone who appears to have irritated him that day. He runs on sheer vitriol and from my observation, displays more moodiness than any woman I’ve ever dealt with at that time of the month, which sure seems what he was saying. Okay, he backtracked off that “blood coming from her eyes or wherever” comment, but he’s the one who displays the symptoms often attributed to the female menstrual cycle. Please, someone buy him some Pamprin!
Temper tantrums and endless outbursts and so much rudeness and anger and yet no real ideas, heck he seems clueless on history and foreign policy. Any who criticize, dare to question him or even disagree with – beware, as his former reality TV star turned campaign official , Tana Goertz, boasted, “If you mess with the bull you’ll get the horns, sweetheart!” Yeah, she’s another class act in this “GOP-goes-reality-TV mode”.
Earth to conservatives, you are being played! Donald Trump will end up making all of you look like fools, because he’s not a conservative, he’s friends with all the people in Washington you despise the most (MANY of them liberal Democrats whom he was supporting until a few months ago), he’s shamelessly using conservative anger, but he has not offered a single true plan to change anything. Maybe, he will call his friends, the Clintons, for some policy ideas. Really, I am confused with how to take his undisciplined, petty, mean-spirited tweets seriously as policy or as befitting the future President of the United States. He exhibits the self-control of a 12 year-old!
On the bright side, at least the Christie team prepped him to tone down his brash New Jersey mannerisms, because I don’t know if I could have endured the loud-mouth bragging from both a New Yorker and New Jerseyan in one debate. Phewww, lucky escape for all of us!