By Tom Quiner
Donald Trump is not the story.
Yes, Mr. Trump is an entertaining character. He has struck a chord, that’s for sure, with his contemptuous, tell-it-like-it-is approach to campaigning. But the story is the rest of the polling.
The non-establishment Republican candidates are collectively pulling more than 61% of the polling according to the RealClearPolitics polling average.
In other words, outsiders like Trump and Carson and Fiorina aren’t considered to be part of the mess that is Washington, and they and other outsiders are resonating in the polls.
The reason, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan, is not anger with government, it is CONTEMPT for government.
We have been sold a bill of goods by a snake oil salesman named Obama who has run roughshod over the Constitution while Republicans do nothing.
We were told if you like your existing coverage, you can keep it.
We were told Obamacare would reduce insurance premiums by $2500 per family. Instead, they went UP more than $2500 per family.
The Obamacare insurance exchanges were a disaster.
The first African American president has only made race relations worse.
The trillion dollar stimulus didn’t work. Shovel ready jobs were a joke.
The Obama government used the full force of the federal government to impose contraception and abortifacients on the Little Sisters of the Poor and other people of faith.
The president who promised immigration reform reneged on his promise to work with Congress to fix the mess. Instead, he simply decided to not enforce existing laws on the books.
After a long hard war was won in Iraq, it was quickly unwon by a disastrous decision to prematurely withdraw our troops.
The bright spot in the American economy, the world wide web, has now been reduced to a highly regulated public utility, Obamanet. Why fix something that ain’t broke?
The theology of climate change is being imposed on us by unelected bureaucrats with the promise of higher utility costs and lower standard of living for the middle class for years to come.
All of this has happened while Republicans have controlled at least one chamber of the Congress since 2010, and both since 2014. And yet things keep getting worse.
Anger doesn’t describe the feelings of conservatives, but contempt does.