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Rich Lowry is, again, out to lecture on just how different Trump is, with the implication it is a bad thing.
It’s not normal for politicians to be greeted rapturously by sports fans unless they just adroitly handled some crisis or won a major war
This is in response to how Trump was received in SC at the Football game.
He goes on to say
He continues to be less a politician than a political and cultural phenomenon
This is both right and wrong. Trump is most certainly a politician. He is not a career politician, but a citizen-politician as envisioned by the Founders. Trump is clearly a cultural phenomenon, as much, or even more so, than Obama, or Kennedy or FDR. Or dare I say it, Ronald Reagan.
As to why Trump is a cultural phenomenon, this is old news. This is what has happened because Conservatism, Inc. and the GOP are losers. They have not one transformational idea even in the pipeline. Indeed, Ron DeSantis and the Florida Legislature ended Disney’s special status, and much of Conservatism, Inc. could not even cheer it. And most other GOP-controlled states would have just never done it.
Here we are because Conservatism, Inc. and the GOPe don’t offer any real change to the trajectory of the nation. Trump, on the other hand, calls the state of the nation as it is and promises to do something about it. Conservatism, Inc. and the GOPe are more concerned with decorum and the status quo.Published in