Alex Little is correct – and it gives This Writer no joy to state that.
As a supporter of Jeremy Corbyn, I despised the way the right wing Labour grandees tried to trash him in the run-up to his election as leader – and since.
I am not a supporter of Donald Trump. Should I approve of the fact that the same tactics are being used against him? I don’t.
Wrong is wrong. The ends don’t justify the means – at least, not in this case.
If the Republican mainstream can’t field candidates and policies that win public support, then trying to trash the man who has done so is a sign that they lose badly.
And look at the choice of alternatives on offer: Ted Cruz – a man who once demonstrated how to make “machine-gun bacon” in a promotional video – and Mario Rubio – whose most noteworthy campaigning tactic his been his denigration of Trump’s male member.
These are people who genuinely believe they should be in charge of the strongest country on the planet!
No wonder the people of the States are turning to Trump. It’s not the right direction, but considering the hand they’ve been dealt, it’s no wonder they are choosing to put the Joker into play.
If he makes it all the way to the White House, we may all live to regret the fact that the Republican Party could not find a better candidate to stand against him.
So today, the Republican Party wheeled out their defeated 2012 candidate Mitt Romney to denounce Donald Trump. This was the latest in a series of events that are eerily similar to events that took place last summer during the Labour leadership party contest. Romney appeared at an event organised by the Hinckley Institute which seems to me quite similar to the Progress event at which Tony Blair recommended supporters of Jeremy Corbyn should get a ‘heart transplant’.
There are other similarities too. People said Corbyn didn’t really want the job. They said the same about Trump. Those within and outside the Labour Party tried to damn Corbyn with guilt by association. They’ve just tried the exact same thing with Trump. In a desperate last ditch effort to derail Corbyn, third placed candidate Yvette Cooper tried to attack Corbyn. In a desperate last ditch effort to derail Trump, third placed candidate Marco Rubio tried to attack Trump.
Corbyn attracted hundreds of thousands of new supporters to the Labour Party. In America, turnouts in the Republican Primaries have been breaking records.
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