More thoughts about Trump and Carson
The elites, and that includes both the Republican Party elites, the media elites, and the Club for Growth elites, are out of touch with the average American. This is especially ironic on the part of media elites who will gleefully attack a political candidate they don’t like as being out of touch with average Americans. That’s how they took Romney down and ensured four more years for Obama.
I endorsed Donald Trump on July 17, one day short of two months ago. Since my endorsement, Trump has surged in the polls and every other candidate supported by the elites has dropped. The MSM should be reading my blog if they want accurate predictions. Two months ago, everyone who supposedly considered themselves in the know was predicting that Trump’s campaign would fizzle out or even “implode.” But nope, the opposite happened.
Let’s talk about Ben Carson, the only other guy who has risen substantially in the polls. It’s typical in Republican presidential nominations that a candidate arises who is beloved by the hardcore religious right but is not particularly liked by anyone else and would not have a realistic chance of winning against a Democrat if he somehow magically won his party nomination. In 2008, that candidate was Mike Huckabee. This time around, that candidate is Ben Carson.
Carson’s Bible-based income tax plan (which would be a massive tax cut for the rich and create a massive budget deficit) is even more moronic than Huckabee’s “FairTax.” Ben Carson says:
What I agree with is that we need a significantly changed taxation system. And the one that I’ve advocated is based on tithing, because I think God is a pretty fair guy. And he said, you know, if you give me a tithe, it doesn’t matter how much you make. If you’ve had a bumper crop, you don’t owe me triple tithes. And if you’ve had no crops at all, you don’t owe me no tithes. So there must be something inherently fair about that. And that’s why I’ve advocated a proportional tax system. You make $10 billion, you pay a billion. You make $10, you pay one. And everybody gets treated the same way. And you get rid of the deductions, you get rid of all the loopholes. And I have a lot more to say about it.
And then, let’s point out that Carson has a very long record of being a creationist and evolution debunker. The liberal MSM will have a field day with that if Carson ever becomes the Republican front-runner. But for now, they are keeping silent because they want Trump to go down. They know Trump could actually win against a Democrat, but Carson has zero chance. And they like the idea of Carson as representing the so-called “wing-nut” wing of the Republican Party, allowing elite liberals to feel smug in their superiority over them.
Could the Republican Party elites actually rally around Carson because they are desperate for anyone but Trump, and would rather lose to Hillary than have Trump win the nomination?