This is fun.
So Roger Ailes has ginned up the rabble for many years now. Anti-intellectualism runs rampant in the Republican party, on his TV network (FOX News) and among the followers of Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter (among others). They’ve never had to pay for all of their outrageous claims and constant blaming of Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and President Obama.
But with the rise of Donald Trump, the chickens have come home to roost and the Republican dimwit brigade has begun to eat its own.
Trump hesitated to commit to the next FOX news debate because he was wary of Megyn Kelly, who, in their last go round acted like a journalist and challenged him personally on some of his personal insults toward women.
Today, after Mr Trump suggested that he might not join the upcoming debate, on FOX, because he had been “treated unfairly”, a taunt came out on Twitter, ascribed to Roger Ailes, and reported on CNN.
“We learned from a secret back channel that the Ayatollah and Putin both intend to treat Donald Trump unfairly when they meet with him if he becomes president — a nefarious source tells us that Trump has his own secret plan to replace the Cabinet with his Twitter followers to see if he should even go to those meetings.”
And now Mr Trump says he will hold his own event somewhere else, at the time of the FOX debate this Thursday, and give the money to Wounded Warrior Project.
Reportedly the last “debate” was mostly a name calling session among the Republican candidates. The moderates, so called, in the party cannot break through because of the effect of all the sensationalism and name calling from Donald Trump.
The National Review came out with a cover “AGAINST TRUMP”. But they were fine with the “know nuthin'” (sic) people when they were using them to sell advertising and books about the evils of liberalism.
Now they “the real Americans” (sic) have turned on their creators and they’ve started eating their own. Trump and his minions oppose FOX News.
It will be fun to watch this, unless their machinations of poll closings and voter restrictions along with the ginned up passions of the right wing reactionary oppressed and offended turn out in huge numbers, and in so doing select a lunatic president to sit atop our already lunatic Congress and Supreme Court.
Then the fun stops.