Art_Deco saidLooks like Republican Senator Graham was correct when he called Trump "unhinged". We may be facing a crisis in US politics here. What happens when a madman is a strong contender for the White House?
I'm not sure we've ever faced this before. Perhaps the end result of years of extremist Right Wing talk radio and TV programs. And if Trump does make it to the General Election, and loses, will we have an armed rebellion?
Except right wing radio views him as a liberal.
I said "...years of extremist Right Wing talk radio...", long before this year's election cycle, before Trump declared his candidacy. Right Wing commentators have been conditioning many in the public with wild, irresponsible fear mongering and hatred, and now Trump comes along and has been able to tap into that. Look at who the Trump supporters are in Ex-Mil8's charts above - very similar to the demographics of conservative talk radio audiences.
Talk radio cultivated and grew that audience, now Trump is reaping the rewards, whether or not the Right Wing commentators want it that way. When you create a monster you cannot always predict and guarantee how it will behave.
The Republican Party establishment learned that when they made their unholy alliance with Christian Fundamentalists to win elections. Problem is, the Fundamentalists have effectively won much of the Republican Party. And then that other ill-thought creation, the Teabaggers, have taken another chunk from the Party establishment.
And so it is with Trump - extremist Right Wing media commentators were looked upon by the Party as allies advancing their political agenda through voter indoctrination. Instead it's produced Trump, who's poised to take control of the Republican Party, as it's Presidential Candidate and de facto leader.