What a laugh. If anyone is a know-nothing, it is Bernsteinm who taught political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio and DePauw University.
Because when you read people who say the End Is Near for President Trump, you must look at their track record.
On September 9, 2015, Bernstein wrote:
Rick Perry is out of money, has been laying off staff, sits at about 1 percent in national polls, and probably won’t survive the month as an active Republican presidential candidate. Donald Trump is leading the polls in the GOP race and has all the money he needs.
But I believe the former Texas governor has a better chance of winning the nomination than Trump does. Let me explain.His students at the University of Texas at San Antonio and DePauw University should demand a refund.
Wait. It gets better.
I still think the Republican nominee will be one of the nine candidates who have conventional qualifications for the job and whose positions on the issues are within the party's mainstream. There's the first tier (in no particular order) of Marco Rubio, Scott Walker and Jeb Bush; a second tier of John Kasich and Mike Huckabee, and a long-shot third group consisting of Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum, Chris Christie and Perry. This leaves the other candidates -- Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and the rest -- with smaller chances.As the Jolly Green Giant says, Ho Ho Ho.
Two of those five named longer than long-shots were the finalists.
Read the final paragraph in his column in Brainy Smurf's voice:
As Nate Silver reminded us on Wednesday, Trump has “profound potential differences with the Republican orthodoxy on major issues ranging from taxation to health care to reproductive rights.” The closer he comes to winning, the more organized Republicans will fight back against him. And given that almost all of his support is weak to begin with -- as it is for most candidates at this point in the process -- it won’t take much for his polling lead to dissipate.Papa Smurf says.
OK, so Bernstein got the nomination wrong. But surely he got the general election right.
A win by 77 Electoral College votes is difficult to miss.
From May 4, 2016: "Trump Is on Track to Be the Next McGovern. We haven't seen such a weak presumptive nominee since 1972."
Young man, I voted for McGovern. I voted for Trump. Let me just say, Donald John Trump is nothing like McGovern.
So a year later, after missing the nomination and the general election, Bernstein still has a job.
Well, they all do, don't they?
Bernstein latest punditry:
Look: We have known this since the campaign, but every once in a while it's worth stopping and saying it. On issue after issue, Trump sounds like a student who vaguely recognizes a few phrases and is repeating them until the next student is called upon.
Presidents don't need to know details, although it usually helps. But they certainly should have a pretty good grasp of the broad outlines of multiple policy areas. And they should also have a good sense of what they don't know -- so they're not overly influenced by what one deck officer or one foreign leader or, even, what one cabinet secretary tells them.
It's absolutely terrifying that the President of the United States may not have that knowledge base. But it's worse if we pretend our way around it.Bernstein never will learn. He's uneducable. Hopeless. Lame.
In other words, just like every pundit in Washington.
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