After taking about a week to recalibrate the fine instruments that keep this blog in tune, it would just be impossible to recap the things that I missed blogging about--if Sen. Jeff Sessions and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach endorse Donald Trump, this is fairly in line with what I'd expect, but NJ Gov. Chris Christie? If Sen. Marco Rubio finally decides to come out swinging against Trump, but is reduced to attacks that sound like calling him "Babyhands McSpraytan"--doesn't that kind of impair the gravitas that a particularly young candidate might have difficulty projecting in a general election against a Democratic candidate who will, regardless, be old enough to be his parent?
We have reached a place in this campaign where my observations made me feel like the fine-tuning process was going poorly--do this many people have no actual damn sense?
And yet, as the last couple of days unfolded, with Donald Trump blaming a failure to repudiate the Klan (!?) on a faulty earpiece, as if one lives in the USA and has not heard of either the Ku Klux Klan or David Duke (this was dumb when Rep. Steve Scalise tried it, and especially dumb when Trump is trying it), with a Secret Service Agent on Trump's detail choke-slamming a Times photographer, and an event where thirty black students were escorted from a Trump rally just for existing--I realized this all makes sense when you get that this is what Trump supporters want. It looks bad to me, and probably my regular readers, and it is objectively bad.
It is, nonetheless, what some people want. Trump has been demonizing journalists and activists and insulting minorities throughout this campaign. There can be no question that the birther movement, of which he was no small part, was meant to inflame racist sympathies.
And if that's what they want--it's only lockstep libtard political correctness when you criticize him for being in no big hurry to alienate white supremacists.
So why wouldn't this be a big day for Trump Triumphalism? He is giving certain Americans something they want. What throws me is just how many there are who want, is all. But it confounded the GOP elites, who should have known their party better than I do, as well. So there is that.