Skip to comments.'The Democrats are panicking'[A Different View]
Posted on 08/03/2016 11:45:05 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy
Head of Israeli branch of GOP rips father of Muslim soldier, claims Democrats are worried about Clinton's lackluster performance.
Attorney Marc Zell, chairman of the Republican Partys Israel branch, suggested that despite a post-convention bump for Hillary Clinton, Democrats are beginning to panic over their nominees performance and the chances Donald Trump could win this November.
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Barack Obama in 2008 was not prepared for the presidency. He also had no experience, and were seeing the results after eight years. There are political attacks [against Trump] that mask the panic among Democrats following Trumps nomination; theyre worried he will win and theyre doing everything they can to try to bring him down.
The media, other than Fox News and the Wall Street Journal, are totally enlisted [in the campaign] against Trump. It reflects just how panicked the Democrats are, and they will do everything to stop Trump. The American public is furious with the political establishment.
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The entire strategy for Hillary is to make Trump a buffoon so she wins by default. Trump simply looking competent,and getting his base out....he wins.
Of course, voter fraud is another issue....
actually, Fox News and WSJ seem pretty well onboard the anti-Trump train, too.... the MSM is all-in to try to elect Shrillary.
Well the article editor missed his chance right here to correct the record.
If Fox News isn't ALL IN for Hillary it is because they haven't fired Hannity yet. Other than the fake neutrality by O'Reilly (need to book Trump and Hillary for those rating pumping one-on-ones) I don't see much Trump support at Fox.
And don't get me going about the WSJ.
By Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
Updated Aug. 2, 2016 7:17 p.m. ET
Donald Trump TV commercials should have been ready to go for a week like this: Mr. Trump in shirt sleeves working behind a desk. Mr. Trump in paper-strewn meetings with real-estate colleagues. A collage of Mr. Trump consulting with recognizable movers and shakers.
To voters it would have delivered a message that Mr. Trump is a multidimensional person and not just the bombastic figure seen on TV. His marketing shtick, aimed at arousing voters and identifying their concerns, is one thing. Voters also need to believe he has the judgment and discipline to perform the duties of president.
To get where hes gotten in life, presumably Mr. Trump is not the stimulus-response entity seen in his poorly contrived response to the parents of U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, killed in action in Iraq. Now would have been a good time to show more character range.
Mr. Trump is not wrong that fundamentalist Islamists treat women badly, or that radical Islam is what we ended up fighting in Iraq, to the cost of Capt. Khans life. Nor is his free-associating, BSing approach to political communication unique. Media heads describe him as lashing out at the parents of a slain American soldierimplying a level of aggression entirely lacking in Mr. Trumps comments. On ABCs Sunday morning show with George Stephanopoulos, a panelist accused him of equating Capt. Khan with radical Islamic terroristsas fabulous a lie as any told by Mr. Trump.
Mr. Trump has crossed a fatal line, all rightthe one that lets the media feel free to put words in his mouth.
Mr. Trumps status as a policy outlier can also be exaggerated. You can now go to dinner with respectable economic conservatives and hear that trade is a bad deal if we send them jobs and they send us cheap goods (which would be true if this were in any way an accurate or complete account of how trade works).
Both parties are moving left, rapidly, on economics, especially the global economy.
Mr. Trumps immediate problem is, when confronted with a staged political attack like that shrewdly set up by orchestrators of the Democratic convention, he has no resource to draw on except his overdependence on tit-for-tat delivered in his own voice and tweets.
His campaign doesnt have a second front, using paid TV to send out a more complete image of Mr. Trumppartly because Mr. Trump has failed utterly to rally the necessary financial support. From here on out, it seems clear that Mr. Trumps limitations as a candidate will predominate in the debate. GOP confidence in Senate majority builds went a sadly inopportune headline in the Hill newspaper one day before Mr. Trump opposed the re-election of Republican Sen. John McCain. Newly arrived polls show Mrs. Clinton and the Democrats now pulling away after the party conventions.
That avatar of political courage Warren Buffett chooses this moment to emerge with a stinging denunciation of Mr. Trump. At a rally in his native Nebraska, one of two states that divvy up their electoral votes by congressional district, Mr. Buffett said he foresaw a tight race in which Mrs. Clinton might need the single vote available from the states purplish second district.
Uh huh. Mr. Buffett would still be hiding under the rug if he thought the race were going to be close.
The sage of Omaha speaks truth, however, when he suggests Mr. Trumps claims of business omnicompetence are suspect. Mr. Trump gets credit from pundits for understanding the frustrations of the white working class, but the white working class might be forgiven for never really understanding a creature as exotic as Donald Trump, a New York playboy and blowhard who has not shrunk from using his personal brand to play them for suckers on previous occasions (see Trump University).
But lets also remember that even if Trump defeats himself, it would not be the same as reaccrediting the Depublican and Remocrat leadership class of which Mrs. Clinton is so spectacular an example. Our system of institutions is not designed to find us the right person to be our national hero/role model. Its job is to harness and constrain the forces and personalities that democratic populism throws up.
Voters are perfectly entitled to ask themselves if one of our major parties has thrown up a candidate unsuitable purely on grounds of personality and temperament, but we also should have some humility about the historical moment were living through. A narrow Hillary victory or Trump victory might not be outcomes all that distinguishable from each other in the endwhereas a Clinton landslide that produces, like the first two Obama years, one-party government fundamentally out of sync with the American electorate and out of sync with the national moment could be the larger misfortune.
Who knows? But when voters have three months to think about a basically bimodal decision, its natural that they will begin to think strategically. Even Mr. Trumps gross policy unreliability and personal limitations might turn out not to be the last word come November.
It is as if the stars are aligning for Trump. Every time they attack him, it works to his benefit.
It is as if the rules completely changed and only he knows what they are.
Trump is not slinking away and the Beast is falling like a rock. Beotch be gone.
Zell bump for later....
“Of course, voter fraud is another issue...”
Remeber B1 Bob Dornan, and Allen West?? Victims of Dem dead,repeating voters?
It's the entire Political-Media complex, Dem, GOP, Holier than Thou Conservative, NeoCon and Liberal Media.
They're all freaking out!
I've never had this much civic pleasure in my life.
In one way I agree with you, but on the other hand I am scared that the political-media complex will win, and then, well then all what was won when the Soviet Union collapsed will be lost and more.
But then I decide that Trump is going to win, the Brits already voted for Brexit, and next year Merkel will be ousted and there will be a female president in France and all will be well in the world!