Remember when Donald Trump actually took the national lead in the RCP average a few weeks ago? Then remember his racist smear of the federal judge in the Trump University fraud case (that I wanted to write about a week ago but was preempted from doing by other things) on which he is still doubling down?
Yeah, about that:
|RCP Average||5/13 – 6/8||—||—||44.1||40.3||Clinton +3.8|
|FOX News||6/5 – 6/8||1004 RV||3.0||42||39||Clinton +3|
|Rasmussen Reports||6/6 – 6/7||1000 LV||3.0||42||38||Clinton +4|
|Reuters/Ipsos||6/4 – 6/8||1440 RV||2.9||42||34||Clinton +8|
|IBD/TIPP||5/31 – 6/5||850 RV||3.3||45||40||Clinton +5|
|Quinnipiac||5/24 – 5/30||1561 RV||2.5||45||41||Clinton +4|
|ABC News/Wash Post||5/16 – 5/19||829 RV||3.5||44||46||Trump +2|
|NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl||5/15 – 5/19||1000 RV||3.1||46||43||Clinton +3|
|CBS News/NY Times||5/13 – 5/17||1109 RV||3.0||47||41||Clinton +6|
Mrs. Clinton – the worst and (second) weakest major party presidential candidate of the modern era – has regained a five-point RCP average lead since the millionaire slumlord accused Judge Gonzalo Curiel of having a “conflict of interest” because his parents are Mexican. Not because Judge Curiel is an Obama appointee; not because Judge Curiel is a leftwingnut (who has nonetheless tended to rule impartially and according to the law, as if he has been on a mission to be the exception that proves the rule); because Judge Curiel is “Mexican,” even though he is a naturalized U.S. citizen. Trump did not allege partisan or ideological bias; he alleged ethnic bias, without evidence, and presuming that all Hispanics/Latinos think monolithically alike. In so doing, The Donald couldn’t have looked and sounded any more like La Raza or #BlackLivesMatter if he had been trying to do so. Any more, yes, racist, only from an “anglo” direction, thus giving validation to the half-century Donk smear of Republicans, amplified to the ends of the heavens by Barack Obama for the past eight years, as being “racist” that the party, by acquiescing to his nomination, will never live down and never escape.
And for what? The White House? Being the spearhead of an unstoppable, epochal national movement? Trump’s campaign is borderline broke, the Curiel smear has re-alienated already-wary GOP donors, he’s starting to lose what congressional endorsements he had picked up, and he’s doubling down on the insane notion of blowing off organization, ground game, data operation, and grassroots GOTV efforts in favor of the same Nuremberg-esque mass rallies and top-down, one-size-fits-none, hardcore obnoxious and juvenile national media blitz nonsense that did not win over a majority of Republican primary voters. And now the Democrat primaries are finally, mercifully over, Weekend Bernie Sanders is finally making noises about calling off his “insurgency,” if not yet necessarily getting behind the Empress, and that means the full, unfettered fury of La Clinton Nostra and the national media is about to fall upon the New York liberal conman. He will not be facing the clueless, docile GOP primary field, propelled by that same national media that was attempting to impose him on the Republican Party for what should be day-glo obvious reasons. He will be facing a larger, stronger, richer, ginormously ruthless, bloodsporting enemy that already has its symbolic boot on his throat and will grind it to a pulpy, ganglia, viscera-encrusted mess before snapping his metaphorical neck on November 8th.
Because Hillary Clinton is the spearhead of an unstoppable, epochal national movement? Hardly. Nobody likes her, nobody is inspired by her, nobody is impressed by her. She was the weakest candidate the Dems could have nominated. But the same is true of Trump, to several additional orders of magnitude. He is eminently stoppable (mostly by himself), most Americans are equal measures hateful and fearful of him, and he stands for nothing but himself and his gutter-trash, bottom-feeding, amoral character.
At what point does assholery stop being “entertaining”? The general electorate is increasingly coming to find that out, which helps explain daily tracking polls like this one:
A fifth of the electorate is not “undecided,” but wants neither one of these loathsome animals. Of the other four-fifths, the (re)emerging consensus is that Mrs. Clinton is horrible, but Donald Trump is even worse.
A month further along, I steadfastly and contemptuously deign to offer an opinion on the comparatives of pitting dogshit against horseshit when the common syllable speaks deafeningly for itself. As should anybody who calls him/herself a constitutional conservative.
To tweak a quote from Nick Fury, I’m baaaaaaaack, and Trumplicans won’t be glad that I am.