Why do most commentators overlook the "immigration" issue when explaining the rise of Donald Trump? We offer our thesis that Trump, among other things, has inserted strong leadership within "the great disconnect" between the American people and their oblivious Ruling Classes on matters of border security. We listen to Ann Coulter describe this phenomenon to the BBC, and pause over Coulter's sobering remarks on what becomes of America should Trump lose in November: "It's over. We're gonna be homesick for the rest of our lives -- because America is gone." Also, we discuss the legacy of Teddy Roosevelt, the loss of "noblesse oblige" in America, and the enduring illogic of small "pockets" of Never-Trumpdom even as he "reaches out" to the resistance. Plus, John Cleese of Monty Python describes the psychological benefits of political "extremism." With astronomical observances to a Blue Moon, some yodeling and listener calls.
May 22, 2016