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December 14, 2015

Rush Limbaugh: Trump Criticizing Cruz for Clashing With the Establishment Punks of the Senate Gives Me Pause About His Real Ideology

"Red flags," he says.

Rush also took Trump to task for knocking Scalia's questions about the "mismatch" theory of Affirmative Action (quota) promotion.

Allahpundit makes a good point about Trump calling Cruz a "maniac" for disagreeing with his Senate colleagues: Is Trump a strongman who's going to impose his will on a recalcitrant opposite party (which is what his conservative-minded supporters think), or is he a post-partisan "negotiator" who will make sweet deals with them? Depending on the day of the week, Trump pumps out both messages; sometimes he'll pump both out in the same sentence.

I know the claimed response to this, which has become Conventional Wisdom: Trump is staking out the most maximalist initial bargaining position to secure the "best deal."

Is he doing that on Affirmative Action, then? Or Ethanol? Or suddenly conceiving the American government as so powerful and so superior to the state governments that it can, at will, dip into state prosecutions and impose the death penalty?

What?

A lot of people say Trump is a good salesman, including Trump himself. I happen to agree. But the trouble is a salesman's job is full of puffery, exaggeration, and outright swindles. As they say in Glengarry Glen Ross; you say anything you need to say to get them to sign on the line that is dotted.

Doesn't matter if it's true. That can all be worked out later, in court, if it comes to that, and court is very expensive.


I often feel I'm getting the okie-doke from Trump. And when I say "often," I mean it in the technical sense of "always."


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