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Think Donald Trump is a boor, a blowhard, a humbug?  He may well be, but Washington Times scribe Charles Hurt argues that the GOP establishment is worse.  Excerpt:

All the political experts and professional politicians here in the beating heart of the federal Leviathan are still stuck in denial over the unstoppable electoral sensation that is Donald Trump.

But he is a crook, a con-man, a cheesy huckster! He doesn’t understand that proper politicians are never supposed to actually say the truth. That’s what they call a “gaffe,” a “blunder,” a “slip-of-the-tongue.”

Always best to just put out a statement. “Walk it back,” they call it. Express regret.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha! Mr. Trump is the Big Bad Wolf and with one puff he has blown away all their silly houses made of straw or feathers or whatever fraudulent materials these people dwell among.

Worse yet, they say, there is solid, incontrovertible proof that he is a liar and a con artist and aims to pull off a great swindle against the American people.

The problem, of course, is that all of this comes from the very people who have already pulled off the greatest swindles in the history of mankind. Not since the Garden of Eden have mortals been exposed to such evil and thievery as this government allows, encourages or flat-out perpetrates.

triple-facepalmNote, of course, that the Democratic party is on the way to nominating a woman that is arguably guilty of multiple Federal felonies.

In recent years the Imperial City has descended into the likeness of a Greek tragedy.   Every GOP candidate elected since 1980 has promised smaller government, less regulatory intrusion and lower taxes, and they almost never deliver.  Every pol ever elected promises to “reach across the aisle” and work with the other team, but the only cooperation that has taken place has been aimed at dragging the country in the direction of bigger, more intrusive government.

People are sick of this status quo.  People are sick of the weak-kneed shilly-shallying we call political correctness.  Now along comes Trump, who says what he thinks and makes a lot of nebulous promises – and people are listening.

The Donald is a symptom, not a disease.  But he’s a symptom of a system that has been good and broken for along damn time now.  Maybe it is time to try something new.  If nothing else, handing both the political parties a major embarrassment will be worth the effort.