Friday, August 07, 2015

Trump is Proud to Be a Corrupter

Of all the disturbing things said at the GOP debate, the one that bothers me the most is Mr. Trump's claim that he gives money to politicians so they have to do what he wants.  The other candidates are hoping to attract a corrupt and greedy billionaire to fund their campaigns.  Mr. Trump is the source of corruption himself, and is proud of it.


Barry said...

I read a good analysis recently that stated that the Republican party has, in reality, split into two parties: 1.a core unit of corporate interests and more educated members which is somewhat right of the old party and 2. a unit of less educated, populist members who identify with absolutes which Trump has tapped into. The party leaves no room for those of us who are John Sherman Cooper republicans

Gruntled said...

I would go further. I think the Tea Party, corresponding to the second party you name, is as antithetical to the Republican Party as it is to the Democratic Party. The sooner the establishment Republicans end that alliance, the sooner they can reclaim their position as part of responsible government. As Trump made clear (as Rand Paul often makes clear), he is not a Republican, and has no loyalty to the party. Trump is an opportunist and publicity hound, who will do no end of mischief to the Republican Party.