I perused a typical air biscuit from CNN.com this evening that began with the eternal lament: what but for this pain our lord?
Republican officials who oppose Donald Trump as their party nominee have spent the last few days — ever since the withdrawal from the race of Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich — wondering if there is anything they could have done to prevent this outcome.
Actually yes. They could have done what literally hundreds of others do and read The Kakistocracy daily. For it was in these pages that Trump’s dissident program was plainly hatched. Recognizing the void of any meaningful constituency for the Republican invade/invite/insource platform, we offered a simple plan to realign the party with its voting livestock. That was in 3 BT (before the swearing-in of Donald Maximus I), previously recounted as the primordial mists of September 2014.
The proposed realignment featured five planks. Here are the first three:
🛂 End perpetual war and foreign occupations. Noninterventionism.
🛠 A pro-American worker platform. Protectionism and rejection of industrial helotry.
🚷 Immigration restriction and border enforcement. Conserving the only thing that matters: a people.
Replacing the components within Reagan’s original template, this has become precisely the three-legged stool of Trumpism. That only I, and a few hundred-thousand other observers, was able to discern this gaping fissure between GOPers on the ground and those in the clouds is one of several reasons my book advance fees will be quite unreasonable.
As to the fourth and fifth provisions, those were an end to the racial preference regime (which might be marketed just as well through a robust championing of free association), and an expressed concern for local environmental issues in lieu of Goldman-inspired global schemes.
Trump hasn’t touched either of these, though if Huma’s luffa chooses a True Mexican like HUD Secretary Julian Castro, Donald might be tempted to mount a charge against the breathtakingly pernicious racial housing regulations now leaking from that Washington latrine. Free Association is the rhetorical response to these, though no respectocon would ever dare utter it.
We’ll see if Trump seeks his seat in fable and lore come the debates. Perhaps by then the mainstream right will have fully embraced our editorial positions, and we can welcome guest blogger Jennifer Rubin.