22 Mar 2016

Mona Charen Is Right



Mona Charen explains that the problem with the Trump candidacy is Donald Trump’s character. His character is bad, and his behavior is off-the-charts not normal.

Donald Trump is not emotionally healthy. No normal man sits up late at night tweeting dozens of insults about Megyn Kelly, or skips a key debate because he’s nursing a grudge against her for asking perfectly ordinary questions, or continues to obsess about her weeks and months after the fact.

A normal, well-adjusted man does not go to great lengths to prove to a random journalist that he has normal sized fingers. Some may think it was Rubio who introduced the “small hands” business, but it actually dates back to an encounter Trump had 25 years ago with journalist Graydon Carter. Carter had referred to Trump as a “stubby fingered vulgarian” in Spy magazine. Trump could not let it go. Carter told Vanity Fair in 2015:

    To this day, I receive the occasional envelope from Trump. There is always a photo of him — generally a tear sheet from a magazine. On all of them he has circled his hand in gold Sharpie in a valiant effort to highlight the length of his fingers . . . The most recent offering arrived earlier this year, before his decision to go after the Republican presidential nomination. Like the other packages, this one included a circled hand and the words, also written in gold Sharpie: “See, not so short!”

Notice he didn’t contest the “vulgarian” part of the insult. And remember that at a presidential debate, for God’s sake, Trump brought it up himself and assured the world that “there is no problem, believe me.” I don’t believe him, and I’m not talking about his genitals.

There is an enormous problem. Trump seems to suffer from narcissistic personality disorder, an insecurity so consuming and crippling that he has devoted his life to self-aggrandizement. This is far beyond the puffery that most salesmen indulge to some degree. It strays well into the bizarre. Asked whom he consults on foreign policy Trump said “I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things.” What grown man says things like that and continues to be taken seriously? How can he be leading the race for the Republican nomination?

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8 Feedbacks on "Mona Charen Is Right"

Jim O'Neil

He’s leading ’cause a vote for anyone else, even Cruz, is a vote for the status quo.

Jed Clampett

Well, we are all accustomed to a president with narcissistic personality disorder, so the transition to Trump should be smooth.


I think that the media is dissimulating on the Megan Kelly issue. As someone who watches the Megan Kelly show I can tell you she is on an anti-Trump crusade. Now maybe the right way for a candidate to handle this is to ignore her. But Romney fell for this when Candy Crowley was on her anti-Romney crusade and suffered because he looked weak. Trump often speaks crudely but says what he thinks. Whereas most politicians speak elequently and are lying. It certainly appears that most of the anti-Trumpians prefer to be lied to over straight talk. Unless of course they really could care less how crude Trump is and are themselves lying to us about their reasons…


Trump is “The Donald of Arc” or “Donald d’Arc”. He has received visions instructing him to recover America from the politicians and ruling class. The peasants in flyover country believe in him or at least in his mission.

General P. Malaise

Trump is the last hope. Cruz is a bought and paid for elitist, he will carry on in the policies of the obama administration.

All the arguments against Trump never address the question “worse then whom” cruz hillary obama are all worse then Trump in every aspect.


What spectacular horsecrap! I read this kind of nonsense all over the place these days. “Paul Ryan isn’t a conservative” “Ted Cruz isn’t a conservative!” “National Review isn’t conservative!” “The entire Conservative Movement isn’t conservative or woth listening to!” Only (that conman) Donald Trump (who was a liberal democrat a year ago) is a real conservative. Donald and all the low-information voters (who voted for Obama previously) are trustworthy and the real conservatives. Yeah, right!


Trump is New York sleazeball. He’s just recently re-packaged himself into a working-class-hero populist, but he’s a working-class-hero populist who is buddies with every major liberal democrat politician in the country, has no discernible morals or principles whatsoever, and no real loyalty to anybody but himself. If he wins, Trump will do to you guys exactly what he did to his first wife, and he probably will nominate his liberal sister for a Supreme Court seat, and laugh.


I’m still hoping for Cruz. I too don’t understand those who say Cruz isn’t conservative, he has proved himself over and over again. He isn’t the best campaigner though and made some mistakes. The mistake that those who oppose Trump are making is that he has hit the right issues and hit them early and hard. There is a large constituency who have been waiting for this and they don’t want to give up on it no matter how many flaws this guy has. I’m still hoping for Cruz but it has to be done right or he won’t be able to get Trump supporters. Cruz is going to have to pick up a lot more delegates.


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