After his guy won last night's Iowa Caucuses, radio host Steve Deace went on a rant extraordinaire against Donald Trump.
It might be the first time I've enjoyed listening to him rave about someone, since he usually reserves his highest nasty for President Obama.
Of Trump, he said:
“He was essentially betraying us on every single issue,” Deace said of Trump, likening the billionaire to Ahab, the idolatrous king of Israel who was married to Jezebel. “I can’t even begin to tell you how intellectually dishonest Donald Trump was in Iowa the last couple of weeks of this campaign,” he continued. “He did everything but call Ted Cruz an illegal alien. I’ve never seen anything like it … There was nothing Donald Trump would not say, there was nothing Donald Trump would not do.”
But he was just getting started. He turned his venom on Trump's followers and really bared his teeth.
“I have never seen a cult, and I’m including Obama, I have never seen a cult surrounding a candidate in my life like the one around Donald Trump,” he said. “You engage his followers on social media and they don’t want to know any truth and they’re proudly, belligerently ignorant about it. And I want to just say this to our fellow believers on your program this morning: Be wary of nationalism. Nationalism is a pagan philosophy and when it co-opts the church it always leads to tyranny.”
What Deace fails to understand is how much he and his cohorts built the foundation for that cult-like following. Those people following Trump want to win and they don't care how they do it. They're also racists and bigots who would have absolutely no problem forming the 21st century Brownshirt Brigade to defend Their Hero.
Cruz and Trump are cut from the same cloth. The only difference is that Cruz cloaks himself in churchy righteousness, and Trump doesn't. He's actually a miserable failure whenever he tries.