By Alan Keyes
“Mr. Trump is the ‘Tar Baby’ candidate, set out in the field to lure anger-impaired conservatives into a trap.”
That’s how I characterized Donald Trump in an article this past April. Now he has instigated a frenzy by suggesting that, on account of his Mexican heritage, the judge presiding in the lawsuit against Trump University is inherently biased against Mr. Trump because, as Trump regally proclaims, “I am building a wall” to keep Mexicans out of the United States.
He cited Curiel’s ethnic background as proof of bias. And, as was to be expected, the usual suspects started squalling about his racism and bigotry. Trump takes a beat or two. And then, as if on cue, he throws a bone to his critics with a “Some of my best friends are Mexicans” disclaimer of racism, leaving it to his surrogates (and of course his anger-impaired supporters) to spit into the wind generated by a tempest he fomented. It all adds up to a perfect illustration of my “Tar Baby” characterization of his candidacy.
If I’m right, Trump’s aim is to reduce the GOP to a rootless ruin. What’s left of it will be exactly what’s needed to play out the sham of opposing parties in the one-faction dictatorship that has already made a mockery of America’s so-called “two-party” system. And the GOP will go on betraying its grassroots constituents, just as it has after every election in recent memory, whether Mr. Trump wins or Hillary Clinton beats him.
I’m repeatedly told that people support Trump because they’re angry, frustrated, and fed up with repeated betrayals by the GOP quislings. But as I see it, Trump is exploiting their thoughtless anger to gull them into letting the elitist faction play them for fools again, only this time their ringer is made up as an “outsider” to take them in. The GOP quislings’ usual choice for the job of gulling conservatives out of their votes is a successful businessman with pliable convictions, sent out in a plain vanilla wrapper. This time, the plain vanilla wrapper has been replaced with something more garish and titillating.
The changeable convictions are more boisterously proclaimed. And the label promises remedies guaranteed to make you feel great. But when you shake the box, it weighs and sounds like the same disappointing red velvet cake (actually yellow with red coloring) the quislings have sent along at election time practically every year since Ronald Reagan left office. However, this time the information in the return address indicates that, in case of non-delivery, it’s to be sent back to the Democratic Party.
Michael Savage says, “It’s Trump or we lose our country.” But overwhelming evidence suggests that we will lose our country either way, just as we have done in every election cycle since G.W. Bush took office in 2001. But if Donald Trump’s candidacy is the socialist-leaning, tyranny-minded elitist faction ploy it very much appears to be, when the dust settles this time, every serious premise of the constitutional and…