Postmodern Conservative


No Matter Who Wins, There They Are

I’m still not worried about Trump winning the nomination.  I think Republican primary votes will surprise pundits on the upside.  

What does have me worried is the permanent governing class in Washington.  These are the people who spent years telling us that Republicans needed upfront amnesty in order to survive and now pretend to believe that Donald deport-them-all Trump is the key to winning.  Whether the next president is Cruz, or Rubio, or Clinton, or Sanders or Trump, this class – this mutant combination of weasel, and tapeworm – will continue to shape legislation and elite political strategy.

So, don’t worry about Trump.  Despair about everyone else.


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