January 6, 2016
Otequay of the Ayday
It is an outrage to claim that Donald Trump's support constitutes mob rule. Trump has not incited violence or any dilution or disrespect for democratic principles, and mob rule has never been described by a serious writer before as being the espousal of uncorrupted capitalism.
GOP 2016 Primary
Quote of the Day
Posted by JohnGalt at January 6, 2016 5:34 PM
- Conrad M Black in Trump's Populism Is Not Mob Rule at NRO.
Good article. I, and I think most of Donald Trump's honest foes, will agree wholeheartedly (or at least hoof heartedly*) that he does not deserve the vitriol directed at him by the media and the left. The guy has great enemies.
But good enemies are not enough. Trump is the Bill O'Reilly of candidates. O'Reilly is frequently right, has a great enemies list, and attracts criticism he has not earned. But neither can be trusted to advance liberty and rationalism or to temper their zeal when on the wrong side.
Therefore, I avoid being counted in either's domain. They can perform their entertainment functions with just a bit of my ire. But a serious candidacy cannot be tolerated.