Saturday, August 6, 2016

Conservatism’s Sad and Ugly Transformation into Trumpism

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Another week, another Donald-being-Donald moment.
For many years in baseball, Indians, Red Sox, and Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez became a running joke in the fan community. That wasn’t because he couldn’t hit — he was a tremendous hitter. It’s because Ramirez was a kook. He’d throw to the wrong base, then shrug awkwardly. He’d take a stroll into the Green Monster, then fail to reemerge even as the game continued. He’d steal second base, then get confused and wander back toward first base before being thrown out.
These moments became known as “Manny being Manny” moments: If you want the good, they came along with some of the bad.
Donald Trump is the same way. Every few days, Trump does something so inexplicable, so morally and politically reprehensible, that conservatives end up stunned. The difference between Trump and Ramirez: Ramirez’s job was to hit a baseball; Trump’s job is to not have these moments. Imagine if Ramirez had batted .190. It would have been difficult to laugh off “Manny being Manny.” Trump doesn’t even bat .190. He’s the 2013 Dan Uggla of politics.
And yet Trump keeps having these Donald-being-Donald moments, and we’re supposed to just keep laughing them off. The latest: ...
Read the rest of Ben Shapiro's op-ed HERE.

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