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Megyn Kelly's Very Smart Question to Donald Trump

320px-Donald_Trump_LaconiaUnfortunately, the circus that Donald Trump has created around Fox News commentator Megyn Kelly and her allegedly “unfair” question to him in the Republican debate has drowned out the central importance of that “unfair” question.

Voter frustration on the right reflects two things. One, we want to hear tough and straight talk from candidates. But two, we want a candidate who will be elected and set change in motion.

All the tough talk in the world means nothing if the candidate doesn’t get elected.

Kelly’s question to Trump was about this. It wasn’t about whether Trump is courteous, or a jerk, or politically correct.

She opened the debate segment with, “our first round of questions is on the subject of electability in the general election.”

Ben Carson was asked about his absence of political experience. Marco Rubio about his absence of experience as an executive. Bush about dealing with the mentality that “the last thing this country needs is another Bush.”

Then Kelly turned to Trump.

“You’ve called women you don’t like ‘fat pigs, dogs, and disgusting animals’ … how will you answer the charge from Hillary Clinton … likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on women?”

Need I remind anyone that sitting in the White House today is the most left-wing politician to ever occupy the Oval Office?

He was elected not once, but twice. So we can’t really say the first time around he fooled America voters.

Despite everything conservatives find so revolting about Barack Obama, his approval rating, now 47 percent, remains relatively strong compared to previous presidents at the same stage of their presidencies. At this time in his presidency, George W. Bush stood at 34 percent.

During this seven-year nightmare for every American that longs for a nation that is free, moral, a light unto nations, Obama has been successful in about everything he has put his hand to, taking us in the opposite direction.

We have government health care, government propped-up big banks, national debt as big as GDP, deficits as far as the eye can see, some 15 million illegals, and same-sex marriage.

Planned Parenthood continues to siphon off $500 million a year in taxpayer funds, despite the latest round of videos showing the commerce they do in the flesh of murdered fetuses.

Our only real ally in the Middle East, Israel, gets dissed and it seems likely that the U.S. will conclude a nuclear agreement with a nation — the world’s number one supporter of terrorism — that hates Israel and us.

Around half of American households now get some form of government assistance. By some estimates, combined unfunded liabilities of Social Security and Medicare are as large as $100 trillion — yet polls do not show that Americans want major reform of these bankrupt entitlement monstrosities.

Projections indicate that the percentage of the American electorate in 2016 that is white will be down to 70 percent, a historic low. And of the total American electorate, 53 percent are women.

How much clearer can it be that it will be impossible to elect a conservative Republican in 2016 if that candidate does not have the skill and persona to attract some voters who don’t traditionally vote Republican?

The last time a Republican presidential candidate won the women’s vote was 25 years ago when George H.W. Bush squeaked by Michael Dukakis with 51 percent.

The women’s vote will be a particular challenge in an election in which Democrats run the first woman candidate for president.

So Megyn Kelly’s question to Trump was smart, on target and very fair. The real question is how could Trump — whose big selling point is being a smart businessman — call this “unfair”?

It certainly won’t be fair to American voters if he gets nominated and is defeated and then calls the tens of millions who didn’t vote for him a bunch of losers.

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2 comments

  1. A carnal man promised a key to the comfort and privilege of power has no ideology. He only has a part to play in the grand drama of conquest. Obama golfs, he watches sports, he vacations and he gives speeches when told to do so. He is not a Marxist nor is he right winger. He is a malleable puppet. He is whatever his handlers tell him to be. Regardless of the debates, voting demographics or the fraud of free elections, Obama presided over the steep decline to prepare us for President Jeb Bush; and Bush is not a puppet, he is the bloodline of the oligarchy. Once that is realized, everything makes sense.

  2. I am just trying to figure out what Kelly’s motives were in her questioning of Trump. I know she is all about Megyn and is out for her own publicity, but she may very well be doing the bidding of McCain (who’s daughter works at Fox) or Karl Rove (another Fox employee) who are anti Trump. Might be wrong but I heard that Trump’s initial remarks about Barr were brought on when Roseanne attacked Trump. At any rate I have no respect for Kelly because of this event. I used to watch and enjoy her show up til now.