Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Donald Trump As An Artillery Barrage

It would almost be worth having Trump become the Republican nominee to see the effect it would have on the Republican National Committee and the other candidates in the 2016 election. Someone else on the web pointed out one of Reince Priebus' jobs as chairman of the RNC is to help explain whatever it is the candidate says, particularly when there are gaffes. Whenever something wacky is said by the presidential nominee, the press go running to the RNC and other candidates to ask what they think of it.

Since Trump contradicts himself constantly and utters crazy things on a daily basis due to mental instability, the effect would be the same as being on the receiving end of an artillery barrage. Things around the Republican candidates and national committee would just start blowing up without warning and they'd have to do their best to survive. I would think that within a week or two, every candidate the Republicans had would be running away from Trump as fast as they could.

The only person who would enjoy it would be Trump himself. He wouldn't see anything wrong with the situation and would spend his time blaming everyone else, threatening lawsuits and calling them names. The resulting chaos would be a marvel to behold.


tim eisele said...

Yes, I think that is probably where most of his support is coming from - there is a huge contingent of people who are so sick of the US political party system that they want to blow it all up and start over. And Trump (and, to a slighly lesser extent, Sanders) looks like a good piece of ammunition to do it. Which is why, no matter what outrageous thing Trump says, his support just grows, because this contingent doesn't really care about his opinions. They only care about his ability to blow up the Republican party once he hits the convention.

I'm a bit reluctant to join this contingent, because this is flirting with Trump actually becoming president, and I'm not quite sure that taking a shot at blowing the corrupt, ineffectual, and generally annoying party structures straight to hell is worth the risk of getting a wannabe dictator into office. I can certainly sympathize, though.

K T Cat said...

What's going to be left after 4 years of Trump / Sanders / Hillary?

Anonymous said...

Just tossing this put there: have you read this over at the Federalist?


K T Cat said...

Anon, thanks for the link! I'm almost in that boat, but not quite. I think I'd vote Libertarian. My wife, recently very disillusioned with the Democrats on religious freedom grounds, would go back and vote for the Hildebeast if Trump were the Republican nominee.

Anonymous said...

The interesting thing where I live (South Carolina) is the number of blacks' houses around here with Trump yard signs. The same houses who has Obummer yard signs in 2008 and 2012.

K T Cat said...

Everyone likes a strong man.