As I say, their relationship is illuminating.
It’s likely the Donald Trump melodrama is the only news you’ve heard from the RedState Gathering of conservatives in Atlanta. That statement can be said because the election lawyer for the Bronx Democratic County organization the last 5 or 6 county leaders has been “King” Stanley Schlein who has knocked out more opponents than any boxer, including many of them put together.
“Every step of the way, I tried to even the odds for people who had the odds stacked against them”.
“So I’ll be taking the next week and a half off, spending some time with my husband and my kids, trying to relax”. To boil it down, they feel like their government is broken and they are looking for someone – anyone – to fix it. “I’m fed with Barack Obama“.
For both sides, there are benefits to cordial relations: Trump gains access to Fox’s big right-leaning audience, and Fox gets a Trump bump in the ratings.
However, a system has now emerged in which no one is accountable, no one can be fired and no one needs to worry that there will be any repercussions about performance or lack thereof. They can be influenced by television ads. “People either really like her, or they dislike her“.
It is not altruistic.
I can not help but wonder if the Republicans who applauded the ruling because they thought it would give them an advantage are beginning to second guess themselves.
The bottom line is that the RedState gathering illustrated the degree to which Trump’s antics, and the wall-to-wall media coverage they inevitably attract, are like an eclipse casting a shadow over all the good things happening in the Republican presidential field.
Speaking with Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg on Friday, Trump said that Ailes “couldn’t have been nicer” when the two men spoke by phone on Monday. The only way to fix that is with a constitutional amendment and that would take a lot of money and years of campaigning to get American citizens to care. Sanders might pull 30,000 people at a rally, but tune in to MSNBC and it’ll be Trump 24/7, all oriented toward an effort to slather the entire Republican Party with anything that drips out of Trump’s mouth. I can’t imagine handing him the nuclear codes and then hoping Russian President Vladimir Putin does not insult him. Those sound more like wedding vows than campaign promises, but Trump thinks he stacks up quite favorably on the woman front, especially when compared with the rival he goes after the most frequently and ferociously, Jeb Bush.