I haven’t forgotten that tomorrow is Memorial Day but today is still just another Sunday — laundry, bills, and blogging. The first two are done, so it’s blogging time.
America’s real class divide. I had a very interesting lunch the other day with Thomas Lifson (founder of American Thinker) and one of his contributors, who craves anonymity, so I’ll call her Meg. Inevitably, of course, the conversation turned to Trump. Thomas and I are both people who have made our peace with Trump’s candidacy, although he was not our first choice. I think of us as strong #NeverHillary types, with a grudging respect for what Trump is accomplishing.
Meg, however, loves Trump. She doesn’t trust him and has no idea how he’ll do as a president, but she thinks he’s got unique virtues that are worth applauding.
Since Meg is from the East Coast, she has more familiarity with Trump, not as a TV personality, but as a businessman. She says one of Trump’s virtues is that he’s incredibly good a getting things done. If he wants to do what any conservative should do — namely, get rid of the alphabet soup of agencies — he can make it happen. In this, he’ll differ significantly from Clinton, Obama, Clinton, and Bernie, none of whom ever got anything significant done before running for president.
Mostly, though, Meg loves Trump’s raw courage. He doesn’t give a flying whatsit for the political class or for the media. When he isn’t bulldozing over them, he’s playing with them.