I Will Tell You Why a 'Leftist Trump' Is Impossible

Michael Tomasky at The Daily Beast writes that a leftist Trump is impossible, meaning that

The idea that the Democrats would nominate Sean Penn or, I don’t know, Alan Grayson... or Charlie Sheen or Susan Sarandon or whomever is totally insane.

But cunningly, Tomasky never tells us why that insanity is impossible. It could happen on the right because the Republicans have “led their voters to the point where those voters thought voting for Donald Trump was a sensible and defensible thing.”

Do you see where Tomasky goes wrong? He assumes that Republican leaders actually have control of the minds of their supporters like, you know, the Democrats do.

The Trump phenomenon has occurred precisely because the Republican establishment does not control the minds of GOP supporters. For the last ten years it has been trying to get its supporters into line and failing miserably. Peggy Noonan writes, “there has been zero reflection on the part of Republican leaders on how much the base’s views differ from theirs and what to do about it.” The base voters didn’t choose Trump as “a sensible and defensible thing;” they chose him because they are mad as hell and they are not going to take it anymore. The GOP establishment doesn’t have a clue what to do about its rebellious base. If it did we wouldn’t have got Trump.

Of course, Tomasky also thinks that the GOP base hates Obama because he is black. Okay, let’s do a thought experiment. What would the GOP base be doing if Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) had been the First Black President? I will tell you. It would be loving President Scott to death like it loved the black Americans that showed up at the DC Tea Party rally in 2010 insisting that they were not black Americans but Americans that happened to be black.

But why could the Democrats never nominate a Trump, apart from their unquestionable sanity? It’s because the Democratic Party is organized, both formally and informally, so only liberal elitists have a vote. In the over-under coalition we call the Democratic Party, the liberals are the hereditary officer class and the rank-and-file merely get to do or die and not to ask the reason why.

How do I know this? Think about Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street. They are not authentic lower-class movements; they are just like the chaps in Les Mis and the revolutionaries of 1848 and so on. They are the sons of the haute bourgeoisie dabbling in a little revolution, baby. Sometimes they will let a rube from State U join in the fun, but only if they behave.

The authentic U.S. lower-class organization is the urban criminal gang. Ask the Irish, the Italians, the black homeboys, and the Salvadoreans about that. Even the Jews were into the gang thing for a while. Of course, the powers-that-be have usually co-opted the criminal gangs. Ask Boss Tweed, retired fire captain, about that. Hey, ask Rahm Emanuel about that. The urban criminal gang is a government in everything but name: it occupies territory, it taxes and polices the inhabitants, and it fights off invaders. It has no thought of lofty socialist ideas about equality and the brotherhood of man, it just wants a territory for its people.

But the suburban middle class is not into gangs. Nor is it into upper-class Clinton Crime Syndicates. And since it has a modicum of financial independence, it does not truckle to the local political boss for favors. In fact, following Tocqueville, it is strongly motivated to form its own associations that are not criminal gangs, on the basis of friendship and mutual-benefit, and these associations are not AstroTurf organizations like so many leftist “activist” shops but genuinely democratic associations where anyone may join and anyone may “go through the chairs.”

So when the Republican base determines that its leaders are not protecting it from enemies foreign and domestic, and not providing a growing economy, and not standing up to the statist and corrupt Obama administration, it naturally turns to self-help. And if Trump is the only guy to connect into its grievances, he gets to be the guy that gets the votes.

Michael Tomasky does not see that because where he lives only the special people like him get to set the agenda, and the little people are all under political discipline, and are so well indoctrinated with liberal propaganda that the idea of talking back to the local political boss is just unthinkable. After all, the peasants were careful to bow to the lord, however often he asserted the droit de seigneur on their women, Bill.

It is remarkable how very feudal is the Planet of the Liberals. They should make a movie.

They should also know the racist, sexist, homophobic GOP enemy better.

Christopher Chantrill @chrischantrill runs the go-to site on US government finances, usgovernmentspending.com. Also see his American Manifesto and get his Road to the Middle Class.

Michael Tomasky at The Daily Beast writes that a leftist Trump is impossible, meaning that

The idea that the Democrats would nominate Sean Penn or, I don’t know, Alan Grayson... or Charlie Sheen or Susan Sarandon or whomever is totally insane.

But cunningly, Tomasky never tells us why that insanity is impossible. It could happen on the right because the Republicans have “led their voters to the point where those voters thought voting for Donald Trump was a sensible and defensible thing.”

Do you see where Tomasky goes wrong? He assumes that Republican leaders actually have control of the minds of their supporters like, you know, the Democrats do.

The Trump phenomenon has occurred precisely because the Republican establishment does not control the minds of GOP supporters. For the last ten years it has been trying to get its supporters into line and failing miserably. Peggy Noonan writes, “there has been zero reflection on the part of Republican leaders on how much the base’s views differ from theirs and what to do about it.” The base voters didn’t choose Trump as “a sensible and defensible thing;” they chose him because they are mad as hell and they are not going to take it anymore. The GOP establishment doesn’t have a clue what to do about its rebellious base. If it did we wouldn’t have got Trump.

Of course, Tomasky also thinks that the GOP base hates Obama because he is black. Okay, let’s do a thought experiment. What would the GOP base be doing if Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) had been the First Black President? I will tell you. It would be loving President Scott to death like it loved the black Americans that showed up at the DC Tea Party rally in 2010 insisting that they were not black Americans but Americans that happened to be black.

But why could the Democrats never nominate a Trump, apart from their unquestionable sanity? It’s because the Democratic Party is organized, both formally and informally, so only liberal elitists have a vote. In the over-under coalition we call the Democratic Party, the liberals are the hereditary officer class and the rank-and-file merely get to do or die and not to ask the reason why.

How do I know this? Think about Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street. They are not authentic lower-class movements; they are just like the chaps in Les Mis and the revolutionaries of 1848 and so on. They are the sons of the haute bourgeoisie dabbling in a little revolution, baby. Sometimes they will let a rube from State U join in the fun, but only if they behave.

The authentic U.S. lower-class organization is the urban criminal gang. Ask the Irish, the Italians, the black homeboys, and the Salvadoreans about that. Even the Jews were into the gang thing for a while. Of course, the powers-that-be have usually co-opted the criminal gangs. Ask Boss Tweed, retired fire captain, about that. Hey, ask Rahm Emanuel about that. The urban criminal gang is a government in everything but name: it occupies territory, it taxes and polices the inhabitants, and it fights off invaders. It has no thought of lofty socialist ideas about equality and the brotherhood of man, it just wants a territory for its people.

But the suburban middle class is not into gangs. Nor is it into upper-class Clinton Crime Syndicates. And since it has a modicum of financial independence, it does not truckle to the local political boss for favors. In fact, following Tocqueville, it is strongly motivated to form its own associations that are not criminal gangs, on the basis of friendship and mutual-benefit, and these associations are not AstroTurf organizations like so many leftist “activist” shops but genuinely democratic associations where anyone may join and anyone may “go through the chairs.”

So when the Republican base determines that its leaders are not protecting it from enemies foreign and domestic, and not providing a growing economy, and not standing up to the statist and corrupt Obama administration, it naturally turns to self-help. And if Trump is the only guy to connect into its grievances, he gets to be the guy that gets the votes.

Michael Tomasky does not see that because where he lives only the special people like him get to set the agenda, and the little people are all under political discipline, and are so well indoctrinated with liberal propaganda that the idea of talking back to the local political boss is just unthinkable. After all, the peasants were careful to bow to the lord, however often he asserted the droit de seigneur on their women, Bill.

It is remarkable how very feudal is the Planet of the Liberals. They should make a movie.

They should also know the racist, sexist, homophobic GOP enemy better.

Christopher Chantrill @chrischantrill runs the go-to site on US government finances, usgovernmentspending.com. Also see his American Manifesto and get his Road to the Middle Class.