Latest Posts
Book Reviews
Petit guide de survie en belgique fédérale
The Metamorphosis
La démocratie des crédules
La crise: des subprimes au séisme financier planétaire
L'implosion: la finance contre l'économie, ce que révèle et annonce la
Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future
You Have to Fucking Eat
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice
The Playground
Une nation nommée narcisse
Krishnamurti et l'individualisme
Croyances et imaginaires contemporains
Feet of Clay
Contribution à la critique de la philosophie du droit de Hegel
Les Fatwas de Charb, tome II: Petit traité d'intolérance
Vers une laïcité dynamique
Follow me on…
Main | L'Union Européenne respecte-t-elle les conventions de Genève ? »

The Many-Worlds Interpretation of GOP Politics

Last week, Jeb Bush said this about Donald Trump:

“Look, this guy’s the front-runner, he should be treated like a front-runner, not like some kind of alternative universe to the political system.”

That's funny, because conservative pundits have for months acted like the GOP would nominate a principled conservative leader who held office during a housing bubble knows how to create jobs, has broad appeal, and the best chance of beating Hillary Clinton. That would be Jeb Bush.

It turns out GOP primary voters have no interest in reasonable conservatives. They want a loudmouth who treats women and immigrants and the non-rich like dirt, puts them in their place and makes sure they stay there. Conservative principles don't matter. Having a credible political programme certainly doesn't matter. Not only is Trump the front-runner, the clear second is Ben Carson, who may be more polite but whose policies are just as crazy.

Sorry Jeb. The election is a long way away, but for now, Trump is not the "alternative universe". You are.

EmailEmail Article to Friend

References (8)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>