I’m not a member of any organized party — I’m a Democrat.
Will Rogers’ famous words come to mind as I watch my fellow liberals do their best to slam Donald Trump in hopes that he won’t get the Republican nomination.
But it’s time we stopped worrying and learned to love the bombast.
See, Donald Trump is the best thing that ever happened to the Democratic Party.
Instead of protesting, we should be rallying for him to win the nomination — and thus the right to lose spectacularly to whomever we choose to nominate.
Instead, we fight him.
Hillary Clinton should wait before running her general election campaign against Donald Trump. Democrats need him as the GOP nominee.
On Monday, Hillary Clinton released a new attack ad — and by “attack ad,” I mean “completely truthful ad” — that reminded voters of Trump’s war on women, his slurs on Mexicans, and his paranoia about Muslims.
Great — but can’t we wait to bash him until after he secures the nomination and positions himself for the worst general election loss since FDR beat Alf Landon in 1936.
The ad comes after Clinton said earlier, “When we hear (Trump) call for rounding up 12 million immigrants, banning all Muslims from entering (the) United States, when he embraces torture, that doesn’t make him strong — it makes him wrong.”
As a Democrat, I agree that Trump is often wrong. But this year, wrong is very very Right.
No matter what you think of Trump, he is giving his party exactly what it has said it wants: An outsider? Check. A businessman? Check. Wall-builder? Double-check.
Donald Trump is indeed very wrong. But that’s what makes him so Right.
Of course, the GOP is looking this gift showhorse in the mouth, with losers Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, Rick Perry and many others offering versions of “Donald Trump doesn’t represent the Republican Party.”
As the post-Jon Stewart “Daily Show” recently pointed out, Trump spends most of his time talking about what a “mess” the country is and how we never win anymore.
Marco Rubio said the same thing, and Rep. Paul Ryan has blamed President Obama for “our path to decline.” Others in the party point out that we’re “weak” militarily.
Trump gets ridiculed for wanting his border wall, but none other than non-hero John McCain once campaigned on a promise to “complete the dang fence.”
Trump has slammed the Koran and its Muslim adherents, but no more viciously than, say, Ted Cruz, who said Muslim neighborhoods should be infiltrated by police, or Rep. Pete King, who said “Muslim communities” are the problem.
Far from being outside his party’s mainstream, Donald Trump is actually the model of a modern major Republican — which is why we Democrats have to help him get the nomination. With Trump as its standard-bearer, the Republican house will collapse from the inside.
And the Senate may, too.
So, yes, Trump may be wrong, but for Democrats, he’s Right. Go, Donald, go!