Jeb Bush has a new slogan and a new book today. Jeb Bush, faced with a failed campaign is forced to campaign in Florida. Florida!!! The new Bush slogan is “Jeb Can Fix It”. What the “it” is we can only surmise is either to “fix” the primary election or his campaign – unless Jeb Bush is about to undergo a vasectomy. The new Jeb Bush book is called “Reply All“. Few outside the Bush family will read the new Jeb Bush tome which like the author is a replacement for sleeping pills.
Donald Trump has a new book to be released on Tuesday. Many will read the new Donald J. Trump book. The new Donald J. Trump book is called Crippled America and will be welcomed by thousands at the initial book signing:
Donald Trump, Book signing event in New York for “Crippled America”
Donald Trump, current republican presidential candidate and front-runner, will be making a stop at the Barnes N Noble in New York City to sign copies of Crippled America. The new book is scheduled to be released on Nov. 3rd.
Book signing details
Barnes & Noble –
555 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Special event instructions (BN)- Starting at 9:00AM the day of the event, purchase the title in the Trump Tower Atrium, a wristband will be placed on your right wrist. 3-book limit per customer.
Here is a short excerpt from the book:
Look at the state of the world right now. It’s a terrible mess, and that’s putting it mildly. There has never been a more dangerous time. The politicians and special interests in Washington, DC, are directly responsible for the mess we are in. So why should we continue listening to them?
It’s time to bring America back to its rightful owners—the American people.
I’m not going to play the same game politicians have been playing for decades—all talk, no action, while special interests and lobbyists dictate our laws. I am shaking up the establishment on both sides of the political aisle because I can’t be bought. I want to bring America back, to make it great and prosperous again, and to be sure we are respected by our allies and feared by our adversaries.
It’s time for action. Americans are fed up with politics as usual. And they should be! In this book, I outline my vision to make America great again, including: how to fix our failing economy; how to reform health care so it is more efficient, cost-effective, and doesn’t alienate both doctors and patients; how to rebuild our military and start winning wars—instead of watching our enemies take over—while keeping our promises to our great veterans; how to ensure that our education system offers the resources that allow our students to compete internationally, so tomorrow’s job seekers have the tools they need to succeed; and how to immediately bring jobs back to America by closing our doors to illegal immigrants, and pressuring businesses to produce their goods at home.
This book is my blueprint for how to Make America Great Again. It’s not hard. We just need someone with the courage to say what needs to be said. We won’t find that in Washington, DC.
Donald Trump, mocked unceasingly by Big Media, is nevertheless surviving and thriving. Ever so slowly more and more the mockery has turned to fear for the establishment and a new, real hope, for many Americans. The new, real hope, comes from the “Crippled America” diagnosis but more from Trump’s solution – Make America Great Again.
To our shock, and pleasant surprise shock it is, the Washington Post this past weekend published an article which sought, mostly without snark, to understand the Donald Trump phenomenon. The answer it appears is that Donald Trump echoes the views of many Americans:
Seeking America’s ‘lost’ greatness and finding Trump most appealing [snip]
Even if they don’t have “Make America Great Again” campaign caps, Donald Trump’s supporters easily recite the signature slogan of the real estate developer’s insurgent presidential bid. And even if they don’t agree on exactly why the country lost its way, they do accept — give or take a few degrees of hyperbole — Trump’s contention that the United States has become, as he has put it, “an economic wasteland” that is “committing cultural suicide.” [snip]
Interviews with Trump supporters across the country find a profusion of perspectives on how and when America lost its mojo; what bonds them is a sense of frustration so abiding that they’re willing to take a chance on a man they readily admit is anything but presidential, at least the way the term has historically been defined.
“The way he talks is just silly sometimes — he sounds like a fourth-grader,” said Holly Martin, a freelance technology writer who recently moved, in search of a lower cost of living, from the suburbs of Washington to the exurban town of Winchester, Va. But Martin, 59, attended a training session for Trump campaign volunteers recently because “he talks like a regular guy, and he actually loves this country. He’s not afraid to say that we’ve lost our good character.”
Many Trump supporters interpret their candidate’s rough rhetoric not as anger, but as determination. Without ever having seen Trump’s reality TV show, “The Apprentice,” Martin has come to think that he has a rare ability to get things done. She was a Republican all her life — until her party regained the majority in Congress in 2014 and proceeded, she said, “to do nothing. They did nothing on Obamacare, nothing on cutting spending, nothing on restoring honesty. They hate us, so now I’m done with Republicans. Trump is not one of them. He doesn’t hate us. He really believes we can make America great again, and I’m not an optimistic person, but I think he can, because he’s got a built-in ability to use the media, just like Obama.” [snip]
Cimbal doesn’t view Trump as an optimist of the Reagan stripe, but she’s okay with voting for a harsh critic. “He speaks his mind,” she said. “So many of the others are wishy-washy. Mr. Trump isn’t a provocateur to annoy people but to get them thinking.”
Cimbal, a loyal Republican, wants people to think about how to curb illegal immigration and protect Second Amendment gun ownership rights, but she’s mainly drawn to Trump because she thinks his plain talk can get things done. Her goal is to restore a time “when there wasn’t as much animosity toward each other, when everything wasn’t about race and people just got along.” [snip]
Joe McCoy, who is 31, says he started out this campaign season “laughing at this Trump guy like everyone else.”
Still, the more he heard Trump, the more the greatness slogan resonated. “He boasts a lot, he’s got trophy wives, he’s not exactly Mr. Clean, so I was skeptical,” said McCoy, who lives in Norwich, Conn., where he does tech support from home for a multinational company.
“Mitt Romney was more my kind of guy: practical, a nice guy. But you know, people don’t like a nice guy. They like this guy because he’s right about us losing our country. I really don’t think we should be letting kids go into whichever bathroom they want to in school. The Democrats are really reaching too far on the social issues. And there’s no retirement anymore, no pensions.”
McCoy laments the pervasive sense that it no longer pays to play by the rules. That’s where immigration enters the equation: “When my wife came here from the Philippines, she had to go through a health assessment, background checks and interviews to become a citizen. Now, these people come in from Mexico and Central America through some mule, just whoever comes.”
“I’m not a rigid tea partyer,” he continued. “I’m in favor of government paying for roads and the fire department. Social Security is a great thing. But I don’t think Trump is really much of a conservative; he’s definitely more moderate than the others.”
The Republican Party is torn by change. When Obama destroyed the Democratic Party the Republican Party also changed. Now even long term conservatives have woken to the lies their party fed them. Conservative leaders made promises but the only promises kept were those that benefited the conservative leaders. We classic “liberals” learned in 2008 about how the party you considered your home lies. That’s why Trump trumps. Trump called out the lies and opened many eyes to the naked truth about our emperors.
“Crippled America” is the diagnosis. “Make America Great Again“, is the solution:
That free-floating sense of decline expresses itself in many different ways among Trump supporters. Some speak of a fading sense of mobility, a loss of the expectation that each generation will surpass its parents’ standard of living. Others focus on the loss of blue-collar jobs and a sense that only those with computer backgrounds can take advantage of the new digital economy.
Although Trump has said in campaign speeches that he came up with his slogan himself, Ronald Reagan put “Let’s Make America Great Again” on buttons and posters in his 1980 campaign, and John Kennedy used “We Can Do Better” and “Get This Country Moving Again” as slogans in 1960. [snip]
“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America,” Bill Clinton said in his first inaugural address in 1993. [snip]
In this past week’s GOP debate, Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) pointedly presented a more optimistic perspective, rejecting the developer’s blunt, blustery barbs about the nation’s decline. “Our greatest days lie ahead,” Rubio said.
Undaunted, Trump began his closing statement with one of his trademark lines: “Our country doesn’t win anymore.” It’s a theme he has developed in several of his books, including a new 2016 campaign edition of “Time to Get Tough!,” where he writes: “The country I love is a total economic disaster right now. We have become a laughingstock, the world’s whipping boy, blamed for everything, credited for nothing, given no respect. You see and feel it all around you, and so do I.” [snip]
Lieber sees Trump’s slogan as a symbol of his ability to slice through standard political rhetoric: “His discourse is deliberately provocative, but he’s refreshing to a lot of people because he talks about reality with the bark off, and people are sick to death of the language of political correctness.”
The diagnosis of a “Crippled America” should not be confused with pessimism. To the contrary, it is facing the truth and doing something about it. Most Trump supporters likely believe America is in decline but that there is “Tremendous Potential”.
Trump supporters such as the Jane and Joe Citizens quoted by the Washington Post believe Donald Trump’s diagnosis of a “Crippled America” is correct. Some volunteer for Trump. Some employ their talents to discuss the flip side of “Crippled America” and that is “Tremendous Potential”.
“Tremendous Potential” is not an official Donald J. Trump campaign advertisement. “Tremendous Potential” is a Youtube produced by another Jane/Joe Citizen. “Tremendous Potential’s penultimate quote is from Sir Winston Churchill. It’s one of our favorite quotes.
Churchill’s defiant message delivered during the darkest days of World War II is a message Americans need to hear today. In Crippled America Donald Trump makes the correct diagnosis. With Make America Great Again, Donald Trump provides his solution to the nation’s current travails.