Wherein I Agree with Trump

Via ABC:   Donald Trump Ramps up Attacks on Ted Cruz, Says ‘He’s a Nasty Guy’.

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Tillman says:

    “Look, the truth is, he’s a nasty guy. He was so nice to me. I mean, I knew it. I was watching. I kept saying, ‘Come on Ted. Let’s go, okay.’ But he’s a nasty guy. Nobody likes him. Nobody in Congress likes him. Nobody likes him anywhere once they get to know him. He’s a very –- he’s got an edge that’s not good. You can’t make deals with people like that and it’s not a good thing. It’s not a good thing for the country. Very nasty guy.”

    Gosh, Don, why don’t you cut the BS and say what’s really on your mind?

  2. An Interested Party says:

    I’m thinking of those two black metal objects on the stove…

  3. Moosebreath says:

    In the Trump-Cruz war, one can only root for casualties.

  4. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @Tillman: Tell us something we didn’t already know, Don.

  5. CSK says:

    This is like Alien vs Predator, isn’t it?

  6. al-Ameda says:

    This Republican campaign season is so damned NASCAR – the reason to watch is to see the spin outs and crashes into the walls.

    Keep in mind – all we’ve had so far are: (1) polling) and (2) debates.
    No votes, no caucuses, just talk … It’s served one purpose thus far – the candidates are thoroughly vetting themselves.

  7. Pete S says:

    Wherein I Agree with Trump

    I think we have found Trump’s one area of expertise. If anyone understands nastiness……

  8. @al-Ameda:

    No votes, no caucuses, just talk

    Indeed. I am going to be quite pleased when we have some actual data to discuss. At this point I am getting quite tired of speculation that is mostly geared towards making for interesting cable news stories (or attempts at such).

  9. Tony W says:

    @Steven L. Taylor: I can’t determine why the Republican party is still viewed as a Very Serious Party.

    Why would the media prop this shambles up as an alternative to the real debate happening between Clinton & Sanders? That’s really the only serious discussion about America’s future – do we cater to Wall Street or take a more populist/democratic socialism type approach like Europe.

    Maybe the point of the Republicans is simply to help the power players avoid the real discussion another election cycle.