It looks like Trump and it acts like Trump – energetically eviscerating opponents, impervious to their attacks. The honey badger seems like the perfect metaphor for Donald Trump and his rampage through the Republican primary field, where he now tops the polls.
The GOP inner circle were hoping for a dull, boring campaign, ending in the anointment of the dweebish Jeb Bush or some other candidate with the "new, improved Hispanic appeal" that they keep hoping (forlornly) will reverse the demographic slide of the GOP. That plan has now been ripped to shreds, like an unlucky snake in the jaws of a honey badger. Even if they can find some way to stop Trump, the man has already left his mark on the 2016 Presidential Race by tapping into the rising ethnocentric tide of American politics, something that is hardly likely to dissipate when the liberal left is engaged in a massive culture war against White identity.
Another characteristic of the honey badger is that it leaves plenty of scraps for jackals and other petty scavengers. If Trump doesn't make the final cut, which Republican unworthy will be the jackal snapping up the morsels left by the mighty honey badger?