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11.26.2016

More wisdom from Victor Davis Hanson

Here.

A selection:

"For now, Donald Trump has proved that the animal cunning necessary to survive in the jungle of Manhattan real estate — duplicitous and venal politicians, all-powerful unions, incompetent and vindictive regulators, fair-weather bankers and investors, and dozens of special-interest crusaders — trumps the definition of traditional political wisdom: finding a young hip graduate from the right school with the right résumé to hire the right people to run the right sort of campaign.

Trump instinctively sensed that to win, Republicans would have to recapture the Rust Belt states, and to do that, he would have to campaign on illegal immigration, jobs, trade, and the economy. He sensed that populism was a state of mind and speech, not necessarily net worth. What good did it do for pundits to insist that a billionaire could not appeal to the horny-handed when the billionaire in fact talked and connected with the horny-handed? What good did it do to deplore the loud vulgarity of Trump if one’s own polish and sobriety could not hide the vulgarity of the carnival grifter, glib plagiarist, and loquacious fabulist? Is the local town paper in Wisconsin more or less fair in its coverage than the New York Times? Did the fact that well-spoken Fareed Zakaria snickered at the crudity of Trump suggest that he was not himself a Harvard-trained plagiarist?"

A comment from the NRO site under this article:

François-Marie Arouet
NRO nowadays: Professor Hanson, and a bunch of white noise by a petulant has-been priesthood. Oh, and, of course, the comment section.
Like · Reply · 11 · Nov 22, 2016 3:40am

ps- When nevertrumpers read something like the above how do they take it? Do they curl up in the fetal position and cover their ears? I'm not going to belittle them and say they are too stupid to understand such things, but...how does one explain such venom and shallowness as the nevertrumpers display?

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