To say Wilson is batting .091 is to give him .091 too much credit.
But Wilson is a big deal among Washington insiders so they follow him on Twitter and I follow them and he tweets stupid stuff all the time, which they filter, distilling and retweeting only the dumbest of his tweets. On Friday, he lit into a nontroversy that Trump pretended to be his own spokesman in 1991. This was the first finding of the exhaustive research by a 20-reporter team of the Washington Post.
Wilson tweeted: "Trump's denial of making the call is a test of his cult."Trump's denial of making the call is a test of his cult. Oh wait. It's not. He could literally say it was Gozer and they'd believe it.— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) May 13, 2016
So in addition to whelping our children with the wisdom of a stray dog, as the writer for the National Review wrote in March, we are now members in a cult. Because heaven forbid that we should not care about something of such insignificance from 25 years ago.
Meanwhile, Jonah Goldberg retweeted this from a fellow in Dallas:
That joke's so old, the last time I heard it, I laughed so hard I fell off my dinosaur.This perfectly articulates how I feel about #Trumpism and the political situation amongst Republicans: https://t.co/v64jfDVPUn @JonahNRO— Founders Nation (@FoundersNation) May 13, 2016
OK, maybe my Yugo.
It is a ripoff of a skit from 36 years ago, on Saturday Night Live when liberals at a party began suddenly giving testimonials to a President-elect Reagan, with Paul Schaffer of David Letterman fame singing "Blowin' The Wind" except the final line is, "The answer my friend, is Ronald Reagan, the answer is Ronald Reagan."
The punchline is that they all emerged from pods right out of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers."
The idea that Trump is a cult of personality is how these losers make up for the fact that they cannot make a cogent argument against The Wall or against re-examining international free trade agreements and mutual defense treaties, such as NATO. Never Trump suffers intellectual sclerosis, just as their counterparts on the left do. And so they act like the left, down to recycling old Reagan gags.