Okay, here's the scenario.
You've got friends over for dinner. You've finished dinner and are having coffee and dessert in the living room. You and your friends are having a serious discussion about politics, property taxes and the sad state of affairs at the local elementary school. Little Johnny, just before bed-time, comes running down the stairs in jammies, wearing a Pirate cap and hefting the toy sword. He's so cute as he darts about the room slaying invisible foes, boasting of previous victories and the might of his sword. The adults laugh and cheer him on but, as little Johnny doesn't know when to quit, his cute little performance becomes both an irritant and a distraction from the serious adult conversation ongoing before little Johnny came flitting down the stairs.
Finally, mom tells little Johnny it's time for bed.
This is what we need to tell "the Donald". Serious conservatives need to remind the Donald of his previous scalding of Republicans as "a bunch of losers", of his stance on abortion before he began catering to conservatives, of his excess personal baggage and how this would keep him out of the White house, of his wild assertions of invading Libya and Iraq and seizing the oil fields, ala Hitler or post-war Russian aggression. We must tell the Donald to put his pirate cap and sword away and go back to what he was doing before; feeding the Donald ego.
I am a bit disappointed that the Tea Party is encouraging Trump. This sideshow is deflecting attention to where it needs to be focused; fighting against Obama's effort to turn this nation into a Socialist state. It also harms the credibility of the Tea Party and feeds the liberals' charge that the TP is not a serious and relevant political force.
Instead, too many conservatives are "trumpeting the Trump". They are ignoring his ego maniacal sputterings such as "I'm richer than Romney". Huh? What the hell does that have to do with anything?
I'm also disappointed with all the news shows who are fueling this circus act. Yes, I know it draws viewers but I gag every time one of those Trump interviews are aired. Worse, you have Hannity and even Bill O'Reilly advocating Trump as a serious candidate.
It's time to put "little Johnny" to bed so we can get back to discussing serious issues with real adults.