Delusional Trump on Bill: "The late, great, William F. Buckley". Bill on Don: "...does the term demagogue fit..."

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    Jan 26, 2016 3:19 PM GMT
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    I knew I'd find something like this if I just looked for it.

    Backstory: The National Review, a very respected, very conservative rag, published recently an issue featuring its stance on Trump

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    About which Trump tweeted:

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    ‏@realDonaldTrump The late, great, William F. Buckley would be ashamed of what had happened to his prize, the dying National Review!


    Now I used to read and watch Buckley quite a bit, especially those fun debates with Gore Vidal.

    So I was pretty sure that Trump thinking he could compliment Buckley in attempting to play him in death against his own magazine was fucked up. So I googled. Here's where this gets fun:

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    By William F. Buckley Published March/April 2000

    ...But does the term demagogue*** fit in other circumstances? What about the aspirant who has a private vision to offer to the public and has the means, personal or contrived, to finance a campaign? In some cases, the vision isn't merely a program to be adopted. It is a program that includes the visionary's serving as President. Look for the narcissist. The most obvious target in today's lineup is, of course, Donald Trump.

    (My reminder: This was written by Buckley 16 years ago)


    When he looks at a glass, he is mesmerized by its reflection. If Donald Trump were shaped a little differently, he would compete for Miss America. But whatever the depths of self-enchantment, the demagogue has to say something. So what does Trump say? That he is a successful businessman and that that is what America needs in the Oval Office. There is some plausibility in this, though not much. The greatest deeds of American Presidents--midwifing the new republic; freeing the slaves; harnessing the energies and vision needed to win the Cold War--had little to do with a bottom line...


    for the reference of anyone not familiar with the term:
    ***https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=demagogue
    a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument.

    (sound like anyone we know?)

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    Trump, dewd, were that "late, great" commentator alive today, he'd shred you.
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    Jan 26, 2016 9:40 PM GMT
    11,000 browser refreshes, southbeach? lolol

    Did you lose track of time or just lost your mind?

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