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Donald Trump: GOP has chosen the form of its Destructor

Written By | Mar 14, 2016

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2016 – As Democrats, their Soros-funded leftist radicals and their media lackeys launched an astroturf “protest” against Republican front-runner Donald Trump over the weekend, GOP establishment types, as well as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, joined in the fun, escalating their smear and slander campaign.

Since the 1968 campaign, we’ve come to expect this from the Democrats and their Stalinist shock troops. But when so-called establishment Republicans join the fray, they are proving once again—as if we needed more proof–that these elitists truly do represent the cream of America’s Stupid Party.

Having condescended to, ignored or expressed outright hostility toward their traditional base of supporters, they are now shocked…shocked…that so many in what Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan has called “the unprotected class” should finally rise up in open rebellion to support a Republican candidate who’s never really been a Republican. Can the GOP intellectualoids really be so dense? (Rhetorical question. We already know the answer to that.)

Writing in USA Today some weeks ago, Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds recalls a climactic scene near the conclusion of the 1984 comedy film classic, “Ghostbusters.” “‘Choose the form of the Destructor,’ says the demon in ‘Ghostbuters.’ Bill Murray et al. got the giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Our political and media elites, on the other hand, got Donald Trump.”

Although Reynolds is actually writing about the liberal Democrat elites in this column, he should have included Stupid Party bigwigs in his analogy as well. Both sides of the aisle are united in arrogance against the average American wage-earner and eager to do the bidding of the oligarchs and mega-rich donors who support their cynical re-election campaigns. Is it any wonder that something snapped in the minds of average voters?

The only party where working or unemployed Americans could look for solutions to our personal and national crises was what largely became America’s permanent opposition party after the Great Depression, the Republicans. This move on the part of voters, at least on state and local levels, is what brought the GOP back to power in both houses of Congress in 2010, 2012 and again in 2014.

But what do GOP supporters have to show for for their trust and loyalty? Timid moves and no significant action against the Obama administration’s intentionally destructive open borders policy. Worse, even from the most conservative House and Senate Republicans, the party demonstrated its absolute blindness when casting votes on “free trade,” which most working, non-coastal Americans and even union members have identified as the end of their ability to earn a living.

Republican cluelessness = their new Destructor

For years, most of these marginalized Americans—arguably the country’s new “silent majority”—were afraid to speak up against Washington’s blatant attacks against them and their livelihoods because… racism. Because… war on women. Anyone speaking out against the slow “fundamental transformation” of the United States into a banana republic risked retaliation from some left-wing machine, the media or the establishment itself.

But suddenly, on the horizon, appeared Donald Trump. Already a well-known TV personality and swashbuckling businessman, he stepped up to the plate and declared himself in the running for the Republican presidential nomination.

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Trump  in colorful, hyperbolic terms openly confronted and voiced the No. 1 concern of nearly every American citizen not in possession of an Ivy League degree or a government job—the massive tsunami of poor illegal aliens pouring across our southern border and from southeast Asia as well. Immigrants used to working for peanuts. Immigrants that would permanently cap the ability of existing U.S. citizens to earn higher wages and compete for meaningful promotions as they worked their way up the social and fiscal ladders. This was once known as “the American way.”

This unstoppable surge of illegals—cynically given the green light by the first administration in U.S. history to hate this country and work toward its destruction—was and is intended to help two classes of people: the rich oligarchs who no longer want to be bothered with inconvenient wage and benefits demands, and the wealthy, mostly Democratic politicians they typically support, knowing as well that the new illegals will eventually vote for them, correctly identifying the Democrats as America’s socialist party.

Within a few appearances on the podium, Trump confronted the elites and called their bluff. The reaction by the Republican base and, if the truth were told, by many, many disenfranchised Democrat voters, was overwhelmingly positive. They believed and still believe that they’ve found their Protector and the establishment’s Destructor rolled up into one appealing candidate.

Even better, that candidate, Donald Trump, was willing to ignore all the hated protocols of political correctness and call the current political situation in America what it is: an outright war against the dwindling American middle class.

So fearful have the establishments on both sides of the aisle become of Trump and his growing legion of supporters that they’ve now united under flags of convenience to destroy Trump before he becomes completely unstoppable.

From the violent SEIU- and Soros-funded attacks on Trump rallies this weekend ranging from Florida to Ohio to Illinois to the essential endorsement of these violent actions by Republican candidates Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich, it seems the entire, bipartisan political establishment is now united in their drive to knock Trump off his pedestal.

We’re not surprised.

The American public is as mad as hell and they’re not going to take it any more

Donald Trump is what happens in at least a nominal democracy when no one in power gives a hoot about the people he or she is supposed to represent. While middle America put up with Washington’s disdain for two terms of a president who long ago should have been impeached and removed from office, they now understand that one or two more terms under a similarly lawless president will finish them—and this once great nation—off for good.

When Trump stepped forward and offered to fight the country’s downward slide, a great many voters were willing to accept him as their leader, obvious flaws and all. That’s because Trump seemed to get it. He was saying what the disenfranchised–the unprotected–had long thought but hadn’t dared to say.

After Newt Gingrich was unceremoniously drummed out of the House near the end of Bill Clinton’s second term, the GOP has evolved into a rudderless party that looks and acts like Democrat Lite. As one Breitbart commentator put it:

We didn’t want ObamaCare. We didn’t want the Iran deal. We didn’t want the budget compromise. We didn’t want illegal immigration. We didn’t want insecure borders. We didn’t want our veterans ignored. We didn’t want an IRS targeting us. We didn’t want the EPA land and water grabs. We didn’t want Iraq abandoned. We didn’t want more gun control.

And now, the GOP wants us to do what?

Why should we listen to you? you don’t listen to us.

Now they’ve had enough.

Quietly, but almost as one, the vast, disenfranchised, scorned and ignored core of Republican voters, along with a substantial former Reagan Democrats, began to dream of finding a candidate with the guts, the fearlessness and the fighting spirit it would take to wrest what remained of America from the hands of the Marxists, the Social Justice Warriors (SJWs), the #Occupy cretins, the environmentalist wackos, the utterly politicized government agencies like the IRS, the EPA, the Department of Education (ED) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Soros-funded goons of and “Media Matters” and heaven only knows how many other One World front organizations.

Chicago radicals pulled an Alinsky on Trump, blaming the victim, just as they did earlier with Sarah Palin. (Image from Sarah PAC PR material.

Chicago radicals pulled an Alinsky on Trump, blaming the victim, just as they did earlier with Sarah Palin. (Image from Sarah PAC PR material.)

What a surprise it was when a mostly non-Republican named Donald Trump stepped forward in response to middle America’s silent but fervent Thoughtcrime. At that moment, Trump became the chosen Destructor for this broad slice of the electorate. Party establishment types on both sides of the aisle loathe anyone that’s this independent, smearing Trump as a bull in a china shop. Their real problem–they couldn’t control him or his message.

This past weekend, that hatred became reality as well organized, and fully funded as violent leftists conspired to disrupt—and in one case halt entirely—Trump’s increasingly well-attended public rallies.

Even more interesting, when the carefully planned and scripted violence occurred, Democrats, their media lapdogs and Republicans as well blamed it all on—Donald Trump! He was, after all, only getting the “violence” back that he was dishing out. Absent from this fabrication was the fact that for decades, nearly all violent demonstrations are scripted, fronted and funded by hardline Stalinists in league with the Democrats.

This weekend action reminded us of the big leftist push a few years back to blame Sarah Palin for the near- fatal shooting, in Tucson, of U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords. Since the Palin organization had recently printed ads with bulls eyes printed on states where liberal Democrats were being targeted for defeat, and since Giffords’ state was one of them, the shooting was all Palin’s fault.

But that smear soon failed when the gunman was exposed as a leftist radical. Yet here, as in the phony anti-Trump demonstrations over the weekend, the PR tactic was to get out and blame the Alinsky-style target-designate for the crime and violence rather than the true perp: the anti-democratic left.

Like "Kronos" in this vintage sci-fi film, anything the GOP elite throws at Trump just makes him stronger. (Satirical image based on 1957 Fox movie promo poster)

Like “Kronos” in this vintage sci-fi film, anything the GOP elite throws at Trump just makes him stronger. (Satirical image based on 1957 Fox movie promo poster)

Almost insanely, the Republican party and Trump’s Republican primary opponents joined in this clearly dishonest and malicious blame game. No one was more responsible for the violence and threats than the hard Stalinist left that now controls the Democrats. But that’s a classic “Rules for Radicals” tactic—blame the victim of the violence for causing it. The MSM happily took things from there. It was Palin-Giffords redux, déjà vu all over again.

However, as we noted in another article, the clear and ever-more-focused establishment and left-wing hatred of Trump is creating precisely the opposite effect as we’ve witnessed over the weekend. The more the haters pile on, the more those obviously Soros- and SEIU-paid for and organized anti-Trump astroturf “demonstrators” try to silence the candidate, the greater his power, and the more his number of avid supporters continues to grow, just like the energy-devouring “Kronos” in our movie photo spoof above.

The Destructor, Donald Trump, is paying them back now, as well as dishing it out to the Republican Establishment, which is set up to regularly lose presidential elections because it is no longer answerable to its constituents—or thinks it isn’t.

As a candidate, Trump actually remains a cipher in many ways. Aside from the hot-button immigration issue, which no one but him has the guts to touch but which has brought the majority of Americans—including many Hispanics and blacks—to the point of despair, it’s hard to say what Trump would actually do if he were to become president.

Nevertheless, because of his bluster, because of his fearlessness on the stump, because of his apparent support for vanishing middle-class Americans, Trump continues to strengthen after every attack on his character or person.

His supporters on both sides of the aisle no longer really much care what else he might accomplish in a four-year term, so long as he finishes building that fence and enforcing this country’s already tough immigration laws currently on the books.

They don’t care because they don’t believe that the federal government and its institutions as they currently stand any longer represent the idea of America. They think the false idols should be pulled down, the elites should be purged and the average American once again should be free to forge his or her own destiny without being overwhelmed by outside forces beyond his or her control.

They want a Destructor. They don’t really care what happens in 2017 and beyond, so long as the Destructor reduces official Washington to rubble, the better for us all to begin the long journey back toward a re-commitment to our Founding Fathers’ lofty aims and ideals.

Popeye gets the last word. (Fair use, Image copyright Dell and King Features) Syndicate)

Popeye gets the last word. (Fair use, Image copyright Dell and King Features) Syndicate)

Is it irrational for the average American voter to support a complete political outsider, likely holding no loyalty to either existing party? Of course it is. But it’s also equally if not more irrational to leave political power in the hands of those who are systematically destroying this country as well as good, hard-working American families. A growing surge of voters in both parties are prepared to support Donald Trump in the general election, naysayers to the contrary. Both existing political parties are dead to them.

As we’ve noted many times on this site, the spirit of “Network’s” renegade newscaster, Howard Beale, has risen again. More Americans are taking his advice, throwing open their windows and shouting out in one voice, “We’re as mad as hell, and we’re not going to take it anymore.”

If the elites want to know where this growing impulse came from, they need to examine their own consciences, not those of Donald Trump and his supporters. They helped create Trump, the Destructor. And the fault lies not in the stars, but in themselves. Trump is what decades of contempt for the average American citizen have inadvertently caused to transpire. To paraphrase another great American, Popeye the Sailor Man, “They’ve stood all they can stand and they can’t stands no more!”

Terry Ponick

Biographical Note: Dateline Award-winning music and theater critic for The Connection Newspapers and the Reston-Fairfax Times, Terry was the music critic for the Washington Times print edition (1994-2010) and online Communities (2010-2014). Since 2014, he has been the Senior Business and Entertainment Editor for Communities Digital News (CDN). A former stockbroker and a writer and editor with many interests, he served as editor under contract from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and continues to write on science and business topics. He is a graduate of Georgetown University (BA, MA) and the University of South Carolina where he was awarded a Ph.D. in English and American Literature and co-founded one of the earliest Writing Labs in the country. Twitter: @terryp17