Update: Stunning “medium is the message” President Donald J. Trump and Mexican President Nieto joint appearance:
Today Donald J. Trump seals the deal – he almost literally becomes President of the United States. It’s stunning. Last night. It was a shocker.
After today it is very difficult to stop Trump. Why? The medium is the message.
Tonight Trump was scheduled to deliver his long anticipated speech on illegal immigration. It was bound to be a big day for Trump. Then came the shocker announcement that Donald J. Trump will go to Mexico to meet the Mexican president. Trump advisers Senator Jeff Sessions and Mayor Rudy Giuliani will accompany Trump. It was a stunning masterstroke. Trump meets the Mexican President then to Arizona to speak about illegal immigration. Stunning! Is it a trap? No it is a masterstroke – we explain below.
Last year, almost as soon as he announced, we warned that it was imperative for Trump opponents to keep him off the first GOP debate stage if they did not want Trump to win the nomination. We reasoned that the moment Trump was on stage with powerful Republican political figures, senators, governors, it would be impossible to stop him because “the medium is the message”. This very pertinent passage for today, is what we wrote before the first Republican presidential debate in 2015:
First advice for Donald Trump: the medium is the message. Don’t you worry for one single moment about being “presidential.” The very fact that you will be on stage with governors and senators will send the message that you are “presidential.”
Yeah, the medium is the message. Don’t worry about appearing “presidential” because just being on that stage, in the center spot, will be the message.
At the time Donald J. Trump’s number one problem was that a large part of Republican voters did not believe he really was running for president. A large chunk, but hardly a majority of Republican voters loved Trump, but seventy percent of Republican voters did not believe Trump was really running for president. We argued that once Trump proved once and for all that he really really was running for president not for biggest publicity stunt ever, Trump’s nomination was assured.
As soon as Donald J. Trump announced his candidacy in June 2015 his problem was credibility. Most of Big Media at the time said Trump’s announcement was a publicity stunt. Trump would soon pull out. Find a reason to quit the race. Never submit his financial statements, never file with the FEC. Trump, before all the other candidates, soon submitted all his required paperwork. Big Media continued the attack with the “publicity stunt – build his brand” arguments and persisted with the ‘Trump will soon quit’ argument.
That all ended the moment Donald J. Trump appeared on stage at the first GOP debate. Before the second GOP debate it was all over:
If the GOP establishment does not blow up Donald J. Trump before the Second GOP debate on September 16, it might well be over and Mr. Donald J. Trump will be the Republican nominee for president in 2016. The hostile takeover will be complete.
Are we premature? Is it too early to declare the very real, very authentic Donald J. Trump the winner before one vote has been cast? The latest polls convince us that it is not too early but rather too late to stop Trump. [snip]
So how is it that we utilize polls we don’t believe in to make stark statements about the oncoming Trumpnado? We do so because the political establishment in general and the GOP establishment in particular held one, er, trump card to play against Donald J. Trump. What was that, um, trump card? It was electability. It was always about electability.
The establishment attacks against Donald J. Trump failed. The “Trump is no conservative” attack failed. The “Trump is unpopular” attack failed. The “Trump can’t win without Hispanic support” attack failed. The “Trump can’t win without women” attack failed. The “Trump is not a serious candidate” attack failed. The “Trump won’t run” attack failed. The “Trump won’t disclose his finances” attack failed. The “Trump will blow himself up” attack failed. The “Trump can’t win the war against Fox News” attack failed. The “Trump won’t sign a loyalty oath we designed to block him” attack failed. The “Trump has no positions” attack failed. The “Trump positions are ridiculous” attack failed. The “Trump raped his wife” attack failed. The “Trump has no organization” attack failed. The “Trump won’t spend money” attack failed. The “Trump is a billionaire” attack failed. The “Trump is too rich to understand non-rich people” attack failed. The “Trump wants to raise taxes” attack failed. The “Trump is a clown” attack failed. The “Trump supporters are clowns” attack failed. The “Trump insulted McCain” attack failed. The “Trump insulted veterans” attack failed. The “Trump is mean” attack failed. The “Trump has a bad tone” attack failed. The “Trump is not nice” attack failed. The “Trump won’t stay in the race” attack failed. The “Trump supporters are not registered to vote” attack failed. The “Trump is a racist” attempt failed. The “Trump will weaken” attacks failed.
Every establishment attack against Donald J. Trump failed. But the “electability” argument remained and it had the strongest bite from the establishment snakes.
The “electability” argument was “yeah, but he can’t win.” The establishment snakes knew that after eight years of Obaminations the electorate of the GOP wanted a winner. That was always the viper argument that worked to nominate the establishment candidates. “You might want candidate X, but candidate X can’t win so nominate establishment candidate YUCK because candidate YUCK will do what we think he should say to win.” Then candidate YUCK would lose because candidate YUCK was a poll driven putz who feared the electorate and only hoped to fool the electorate long enough to win.
The “electability” argument always won the day for the establishment. Then came Trump.
We wrote that in September of last year. By then Trump had overcome his two toughest challenges. First, Trump appeared on the debate stage alongside Republican senators and governor thereby Trump became a legitimate candidate (the medium is the message) to the vast majority of Republican voters. Second, polls proved Trump held the possibility of actually winning the general election. It was over then. Trump had the personality, the message, and the strategy to win the nomination.
For the general election Trump really had (after today) only one challenge to overcome. The challenge was that many American could not picture Trump as president. That ends today with the Mexico trip and the meeting with the Mexican president. If the meeting was intended by the Mexican president to be a trap, it has failed. Why? The medium is the message.
Today Donald J. Trump will do what most Americans think of when they picture a president on the job. Today Donald J. Trump will meet with a foreign head of state. That’s what presidents do. President Donald J. Trump will meet with the Mexican president. President Donald J. Trump will bring his prominent advisers to the meeting with the Mexican head of state. It’s a presidential trip. The medium is the message. It’s all over for Trump. It’s now President Donald J. Trump.
That powerful visual is the message. It does not matter how Big Media will try to belittle the trip. It does not matter what the talking heads on TV say. Nothing about Trump’s trip will matter other than the image of President Donald J. Trump flying to Mexico on the Trump Force One airplane to meet with the Mexican president. It’s a presidential trip. It’s stunning. We’ve never seen this before. Stunning!
President Donald J. Trump will have the opportunity in September 2016 to meet with other heads of state. The United Nations General Assembly will meet in New York soon and President Donald J. Trump might meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu, or others. As the Clinton Global Initiative also meets to collect money during the General Assembly it will be a hideous contrast to President Donald J. Trump.
Today President Donald J. Trump will fly to Mexico to meet with the President of Mexico. Then Donald J. Trump will set forth his illegal immigration policy in Arizona alongside Senator Jeff Sessions tonight.
On Saturday Donald J. Trump will go to Detroit. There’s that other meeting too. But that’s another story we will write about. Today it is illegal immigration and a trip to Mexico. President Donald J. Trump! Stunning!
Hillary Clinton is race-baiting Donald Trump. As the premier website in support of Hillary Clinton in 2008 (and 2012) we remember well how Barack Obama and his horde of scum race-baited Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, and Hillary Clinton 2008 supporters. Big Media in 2008 joined the Barack Obama scum to race-bait Hillary Clinton 2008. Hillary Clinton 2016 is despicable with race-baiting attacks which smear Donald J. Trump and Donald J. Trump supporters.
If anyone in authority at the Trump campaign ever reads this website they will perhaps be jarred into reciting many of the race-baiting attacks by Barack Obama in 2008 against Hillary Clinton. There were many race-baits from Obama. We remember them all.
In 2008 Barack Obama’s race-baiting against Hillary Clinton worked. The Donald Trump campaign should be careful. Of course, Donald J. Trump is not Hillary Clinton who in 2008 allowed the race-baiting to work. Donald J. Trump hits back hard, eventually.
Donald J. Trump and TrumpPence2016 have not yet hit hard enough. Thus far all we have heard is reminders of Hillary’s “super-predator” remarks about black criminals and Donald Trump’s lone charge of Hillary as a “bigot” This is rather weak as a counter to the Hillary2016 race-baiting. Maybe someday a Trump campaign authority will read good ol’ Big Pink and learn what is to be done to stop the race-baiting.
Donald J. Trump and TrumpPence2016 could remind voters of the 2008 race and how Barack Obama and his scum managed to turn Hillary and Bill Clinton into “racists”. If the Trump campaign wants to alienate the black community against Hillary Clinton it could regurgitate all the ugly race-baits Obama used to smear Hillary. Sauce for the gander.
Donald J. Trump’s wining strategy is to tie Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama. Hillary2016 as the Obama Third Term. But Trump can also sow disunity and remind black Americans of the 2008 fight. Divide and conquer. That fight was ugly. Slime such as Jim Clyburn smeared Hillary and Bill as “racists” and got away with it. The misogyny of Barack Obama in 2008 was ugly. The race-baiting by Barack Obama in 2008 was ugly too.
In 2008 Bill Clinton was smeared by Ted Kennedy when the Chappaquiddick killer remarked that Bill Clinton was a racist because of his honest assessment of flim-flam man Barack Obama. Bill Clinton said Barack Obama’s talents amounted to very little and that logic demonstrated Barack Obama was only fit to bring coffee. It was an honest assessment of the corrupt Chicago slime and a record devoid of accomplishment other than self-advancement, not racist. But anyone who told the truth about Tony “Antoine” Rezko’s pal was denounced as a racist. Anyone who spoke of Jeremiah “G_d Damn America” Wright or the Bill Ayers type terrorist friends of Obama was deemed a “racist”. Now Hillary Clinton adopts the same race-baits to attack Trump and it is extra despicable, from our perspective as Hillary2008 supporters who were smeared as “racists” to watch.
Hillary Clinton, as we have previously warned, should remember that what goes around comes around. The Hillary Clinton race-baiting of Donald J. Trump is the old Barack Obama race-baiting of Hillary Clinton. Race-baiting can go around and hit Hillary Clinton.
In 2008 Barack Obama and his scum race-baited Hillary Clinton. The Democratic Party establishment did nothing to stop the race-baiting. In 2016 we see the Republican establishment doing nothing to stop the race-baiting against Donald J. Trump. To the contrary many in the Republican establishment are doing everything they can to hurt Trump.
On The O’Reilly Factor this past week, obese Frank Luntz argued that Trump denouncing Hillary as a “bigot” was a mistake because it took away from the Hillary email scandal coverage. In other words, Frank Luntz advised Trump to ignore the potent attack of “racist” and not hit back. Wisely, Trump understands that Hillary2016 wants to smear Trump and Trump supporters and Trump is hitting back.
If there is a failing in the Trump attack against “bigot” Hillary it is the lack of 2008 history. Why doesn’t the Trump campaign bring back every “racist” charge Obama made against Hillary Clinton in 2008? Again, what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. We find race-baiting attacks disgusting but we also understand that the only way to fight the race-baiters is to hit back hard and if necessary dredge up and turn on the race-baiters every bit of race-bait there is. So if Hillary Clinton wants to race-bait Donald J. Trump it is entirely fair for Donald J. Trump to race-bait Hillary Clinton with the words of Obama 2008.
Thus far Donald J. Trump has been too high-minded. Donald J. Trump’s argument is that Hillary and the Dimocrats are bigots because their policies hurt African-American. Trump argues further that all Hillary and the Dimocrats want is black votes and a continued black underclass that continues to vote for those that promise “gimme” policies. Black Americans are disempowered, Trump argues, by Dimocrat policies. Trump appears to make a “bigotry of low expectations” argument and that is the rationale for calling Hillary a “bigot”. That’s not race-baiting however.
Hillary Clinton is race-baiting Donald J. Trump. Proud American (and he is black) Sheriff Clarke makes the Trump argument in an easy to understand tweet which one of our newbie Twitter followers sent us:
The Democrat Party in their continued enslavement of blacks by keeping them gov dependent in ghettos is about votes. pic.twitter.com/qDMuTzst2M
Black Lives Matter is a racist organization created by the lie “hands up, don’t shoot”. Thug Michael Brown did not have his “hands up”. Michael Brown was a thug. Michael Brown’s friend was a thug. Michael Brown’s mother was irresponsible and nowhere to be found as Michael Brown became a thug.
Black thugs like Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown terrorize decent black people. The response from the black community is shameful. The black community turns thugs like Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown into heroes. The black community should celebrate each time a black thug is killed.
We remember when Hillary Clinton was against black thugs and all thugs. But tonight, the DNC, Hillary2016, and Hillary Clinton will celebrate and honor black thugs and their irresponsible black mothers.
Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton once waged war for decent black people and attacked black thugs and thugs of all colors.
That Hillary Clinton sounds rational. It’s time to stop criminals of all colors from attacks on decent Americans of all colors. In 2016 Hillary Clinton is race-baiting. It’s ugly. It’s despicable.
At some point TrumpPence2016 will have to Drudge up the 2008 campaign. Obama race-baited Hillary. Now Hillary race-baits Trump. It was ugly in 2008 and it is ugly and especially despicable in 2016.
In 2016, unlike 2008, the race-baiters will find that Donald J. Trump is not a wimp who will be taken down by despicable race-baiting. Donald J. Trump knows how to fight. At some point TrumpPence2016 will discover the 2008 campaign and then Hillary Clinton will discover that what goes around, indeed comes around – and not in a good way.
Donald J. Trump has gone full on Big Pink. As on many issues, Donald J. Trump adapts our language over and over. The latest example? Immigration.
Big Media (another phrase Trump has borrowed from us) is all out in attempts to paint Donald J. Trump “yellow” on immigration. The Big Media narrative is that Trump is betraying his supporters and gone coward yellow on his immigration policy. This Big Media assault on Trump even makes strong Trump supporters wobbly.
So what is Donald J. Trump’s immigration policy? What does Donald J. Trump intend to do about illegal immigration? We’re sitting at the head of the class, waving our raise hands frantically to catch teacher’s attention, saying “ooh, ooh, we know, we know.”
There is no point in passing a new law if it will not be enforced. There is no point in having a law if it is not enforced. A law that is not enforced is not a law, it is not even a suggestion. A law that is not enforced is a bunch of words devoid of meaning. That is to say, Barack Obama is the embodiment of the concept – a collection of words without meaning other than self-absorption.
For some, it is not that simple. They are suspicious. We can’t blame the suspicious. After almost eight horrible Obama lying years, we should all be suspicious. But a lot of the suspicions about Trump are rather silly when it comes to illegal immigration and immigration overall.
The concept of “enforce the law” is very simple. To fully appreciate Donald J. Trump and his illegal immigration/immigration policy the fundamental need is the intent. To “enforce the law” it is necessary to respect the law, and want the spirit as well as the letter of the law to be enforced.
Barack Obama does not respect the law. Barack Obama does not like certain laws. Laws that Barack Obama does not like Barack Obama does not respect nor enforce. Barack Obama’s intent is to defy the law. It is gangster government. Obama’s disrespect and violation of law is why the supine courts have repeatedly issued orders to block Barack Obama and his law breaking.
Donald J. Trump by contrast respects immigration laws and wants to enforce the law. That is very simple.
Where it is not so simple is the “how“. How do you enforce the law after years of the chief law enforcer doing everything he could do, from the occupied White House, to violate the spirit and the letter of the law? Barack Obama is a massive injury to the American system of laws. If Donald J. Trump is elected he will have to repair the traumatic injury to the American system of laws.
To repair the American system of laws, in particular, immigration law, Donald J. Trump will have to perform as medical practitioner. That means, stop the bleeding, suture the wound, then proceed to repair the injury to the entire body. This simple series of steps has some in an uproar.
The uproar on Donald J. Trump’s illegal immigration/immigration policy is supposedly due to a Trump appearance on the Sean Hannity show. Ann Coulter among others is upset with Trump about perceived Trump apostasy. We find that perplexing.
The accusation that Trump has now shifted his illegal immigration/immigration policy is buttered with outrage that Trump is now mouthing the same policy as his defeated primary opponents. Of course those opponents were either for illegal immigration amnesty and supported “comprehensive” legislation to implement their pro amnesty desires, or they were long time advocates of Chamber of Commerce style illegal immigration amnesty to lower wages.
We watched the Sean Hannity interview and failed to see the stab in the back policy change Big Media employs as the latest Trump supporter demoralization strategy. Here’s the Hannity interview:
Did you notice that long introduction of Trump and the opening remarks by Trump? All we heard was Trump reiterating his long held determination “we have to stop it” against illegal immigration. Did you notice the poignant/heartbreaking testimonies of the mothers of children killed by illegal immigrants as Trump listened intently to the women he knows well? Did you hear the repeated declarations by Trump about “the wall” and how it will be built and Mexico will pay for it? Did you hear Sean Hannity ask Trump about a shift in position on illegal immigration? Did you hear Sean Hannity ask about the meeting with Hispanic leaders and whether they influenced Trump to go soft? Did you hear? Hey, guess what, we have a transcript. Let’s look and see what Trump said:
HANNITY: I have covered the border now for years on this program. I’ve been from the Rio Grande to San Diego and everywhere in between 12 times. I’ve been down to the — I’ve seen drug warehouses. I have seen tunnels. We’ll show some of the pictures.
My next question is — and this is where you seem to in the last week be revisiting the issue of sending everybody back that is here illegally. Tell us where you stand on that.
TRUMP: We want to follow the laws. You know, we have very strong laws.
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
TRUMP: We have very strong laws in this country. And I don’t know if you know, but Bush and even Obama sends people back. Now, we can be more aggressive in that, but we want to follow the laws. If you start going around trying to make new laws in this country, it’s a process that’s brutal. We want to follow the laws of the country. And if we follow the laws, we can do what we have to do.
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
TRUMP: Sean, let me tell you. (INAUDIBLE), we’ve got some great people in this country. They shouldn’t be here. They’re still great people, all right? But we’ve got some really, really bad gang members and some horrible people.
HANNITY: Start with them.
TRUMP: Those people are going out day one. They’re going to be the first order I sign. They’re gone day one!
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
HANNITY: All right. I know this question has come up a lot, what about people that work hard, have been here a long time, they own homes, they have their property, and this is a question everyone is going to want answered, what about them, do they have to go back or would you reconsider them?
TRUMP: We are going to follow the laws of the country.
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
HANNITY: So they’re going to have to go back.
TRUMP: We are going to follow the law. And we’re going to see who people are. We’re going to see how they’ve done. Do you believe in a merit system, Sean? When people come in, as an example, do you believe in a merit system?
TRUMP: One of the things that’s very unfair with leaving people is that you have years and years of people waiting on line. They’ve gone through a process, and they’ve — they’ve filed…
TRUMP: Legally, they’ve filed. And they’re great people in some cases. I guess in some cases, maybe not. But you have really great people wanting and so proudly wanting to come into our country. And now what you’d be doing is you’d take people away from that line. And it’s really something…
HANNITY: Is there any part of the law that you might be able to change that would accommodate those people that contribute to society, have been law-abiding, have kids here? Would there be any room in your mind, or are you — because I know you had a meeting this week.
TRUMP: I did.
HANNITY: With Hispanic leaders.
TRUMP: I did. I did. I had a meeting with great people, great Hispanic leaders. And there certainly can be a softening because we’re not looking to hurt people. We want people — we have some great people in this country. We have some great, great people in this country.
So but we’re going to follow the laws of this country.
TRUMP: And you know, what people don’t realize — what people don’t realize, we have very, very strong laws.
HANNITY: Yes, but Obama doesn’t follow them.
TRUMP: Yes, they don’t follow them. But we’re going to follow the laws.
Enforce the law, follow the law. At every turn Trump turns to the law as it is and is currently violated by Barack Obama. Hispanic leaders meeting? Follow the law. Great people here illegally? Follow the law. At every turn, even the difficult question of uprooting illegal immigrant families who have been here decades and grown roots, Trump responds “follow the law”.
Will you make some exemptions for illegal immigrants with heartbreaking stories and long roots in this country, asks Hannity? This is Trump’s best answer. Trump understands that some of the illegal immigrants who came to his country came to get a better life and Trump has a soft heart for this situation. But Trump asks and answers the important question. Trump says “follow the law” because Trump says, FAIRNESS.
We believe Trump should make the FAIRNESS argument more explicit. Trump says “now what you’d be doing is you’d take people away from that line” which is a very long way of saying “FAIRNESS!”. Legal immigrants came to this country and endured the burdens of law – yet some want to make exceptions for those who came here illegally. It’s about FAIRNESS. If Trump’s team reads here we strongly suggest they begin to counter the heartbreaking illegal immigrant narrative with the equally compelling counter argument that it is NOT FAIR to permit some to jump the line.
Trump argued that American children should have their dreams fulfilled too and given full opportunity. Trump declared our “dreamers” must get respect too as a counter to the illegal immigrant “Dreamers” argument. But Trump can expand that argument into a fairness argument that fits right into his overall election narrative.
Trump’s appearance on Hannity included the stunning testimony from mothers of slain children. Illegal immigrants slew their children. Trump side by side with these mothers did not appear to us to be weakening in his resolve to “follow the law”.
Likewise, Donald J. Trump will appear with Nigel Farage. Nigel Farage is no shrinking violet. Nigel Farage almost single-handedly forced the Brexit question on the ballot and Farage also led the successful Brexit vote. Nigel Farage led on the Brexit question in large part because of his concern about immigration. Donald J. Trump will appear with Nigel Farage:
Nigel Farage To Tell ‘Brexit Story’ At Trump Rally In Mississippi
The former UKIP leader says he will be talking about how to mobilise “a people’s army” at a Mississippi rally for the Republican.
Nigel Farage will appear on stage with Donald Trump in the US to discuss “the Brexit Story”, says an adviser to the former UKIP leader.
The Republican presidential nominee is due to campaign on Wednesday evening in Jackson, Mississippi, as Mr Farage visits the southern US state.
Mr Farage is expected to talk about how the “anti-establishment beat the establishment” to bring about Brexit. [snip]
Ahead of the appearance, Mr Farage appeared on the radio show SuperTalk Mississippi.
He railed against the political classes and compared Mr Trump’s popularity with the “silent majority” of the British people who voted for Brexit.
He said that just as Brexiteers mobilised a “people’s army”, so too can Mr Trump in the United States.
Mr Farage told the show: “I’m telling a story about Brexit, and it’s a story that if the grassroots Republicans pick up, and if they understand that what they’ve got to do is not just sit in their armchairs, they’ve got to get out, put their walking boots on, deliver leaflets, go out and meet these people in the communities.
“In a sense what I’m saying is that we mobilised a people’s army in the United Kingdom that went out and spoke to everybody and got them down the polls, the same thing can happen here.” [snip]
Mr Trump caused a stir last week with a cryptic tweet in which he said: “They will soon be calling me MR BREXIT!”
A lot of dopes are getting roped. “Follow the law” Donald Trump side by side with mothers of slain children and Nigel Farage is no dope. Trump is not a wobbly candidate, neither on immigration nor anything else.
Make that three speeches, not the two speeches we referenced in Part I, that shook the world. In this Part II we’ll discuss Trump’s rope-a-dope, now triple punch, speech strategy. We begin with a Trump hater extraordinaire who took this long to see what we saw last year when Trump announced.
But Donald J. Trump not only destroyed the old corrupt Republican Party. Trump is building a new home for seniors and the white working class. Donald J. Trump is building a massive new tower soon to be called the New Republican Party. That’s what the triple powerful speeches have been about. The stunning news for Trump haters and the ancien régime of the GOP is that Donald J. Trump is not only bringing in seniors and the white working class. Donald J. Trump is bringing in a whole lotta love from groups long abandoned by the GOP. Donald J. Trump has Make The GOP Great Again ambitions.
In it, conservative intellectuals say they disavow Donald Trump, but also see in his rise a reason to shift their party’s focus.
The new Republicans would no longer be the party of “business and the privileged,” but the protector of a disenfranchised working class.
This was unplanned. If it happens, it’ll be a change that takes place not because conservative leaders ever wanted it, but because voters demanded it.
Basically, large numbers of working-class voters, particularly white working-class voters, long ago abandoned the Democratic Party in favor of the Republicans. [snip]
All of this soul-searching is happening now because the maniac Trump has hijacked a portion of the Republican base and is driving it off an electoral cliff. (He will clutch his own hand all the way down in the inevitable Thelma & Louise crash ending.)
Republican propaganda for decades pushed magical-thinking concepts like “trickle-down economics” that asked lower-income voters to accept present sacrifices for theoretical bigger payoffs down the road.
Until this year, Republican voters mostly bought it. But Trump was their way of telling their leaders they’re done waiting. They want their piece of the pie now, even if it means unleashing the Trumpinator to get it.
People have been conscious of the defection of working-class voters to the Republican Party for years, but this has always been dismissed as the consequence of skillfull propaganda. It’s the What’s the Matter With Kansas? creation story, i.e., that the white working class has been hoodwinked into going against its own economic interests thanks to cynical/backward appeals to race, religion and culture.
But that isn’t the whole story, as some leading Democrats are beginning to realize. Joe Biden went on Morning Joe a few weeks ago and admitted that “the Democratic Party over all hasn’t spoken enough to [working-class voters],” the “ordinary people busting their necks.” [snip]
The problem with all of this is that the Democrats went so far in the direction of advocacy for the global religion that they made something as idiotic as the rise of unabashed nativist Donald Trump possible.
Worse, Trump’s rise will give the Globalist Faith Militant an automatic argument for more time. They will decry any criticism of free trade or globalization as racist Trumpism, and Trump is such a galactic jackass that this will work, his vast inventory of offensive bleatings discrediting even the legitimate economic concerns of his voters.
But expecting American politicians to advocate first and foremost for their own constituents isn’t isolationism. It’s just rational self-interest, which neoliberals only seem to disbelieve in when it pertains to labor. Moreover we didn’t call movements to disinvest from South Africa or the Soviet Union “nativism.” We called that idealism.
Matt Bai is so stupid, so full of hate, he can’t see past his anti-Trump jingoism. If Matt Bai had an ounce of intellectual honesty he would praise Trump for telling the truth and fighting for the working class. But the left is so corrupt we cannot expect anything like honesty from their precincts.
Consider, both major political parties for their own selfish reasons, seek to impose illegal immigration amnesty, common core, disaster trade policies such as TPP. Both parties are in cahoots on these issues. Donald J. Trump is against illegal immigration amnesty, common core, disaster trade policies.
The GOP establishment wants to sell the notion that the problem with Donald J. Trump is one of “tone” and bombastic “personality”. But the GOP establishment’s problem with Donald J. Trump is one of policy. That’s why there can be no peace. One must die for the other to live.
Donald J. Trump is against what both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party want to impose on this nation. Recall that many of the abominations of the Obama gangster government were birthed by Republicans. TARP, Common Core, bailouts, trade deals – were authored by George W. Bush and then co-authored by Barack Obama. ObamaCare? It used to be called RomneyCare.
Donald J. Trump is against what both the Democratic Party of Barack Obama and the Republican Party of George W. Bush have imposed on American citizens. The American people are against what the Democratic Party of Barack Obama and the Republican Party of George W. Bush have wrought. That’s why there is a New Republican Party rising.
Donald J. Trump, aided and abetted by the voters, will bring about a realignment – a New Republican Party.
The last three Donald J. Trump speeches are the building blocks of the New Republican Party. The first speech was a tough discussion on terrorism. The second speech is the one we focused on in Part I. This second speech was a direct appeal to black voters (and a clever way to appeal to white suburban voters who don’t want to be perceived as “racist”) and an attack on lobbyists and the “rigged system”. At the end of the second speech Trump summed it all up – an appeal to blacks and the poor and an attack on the rigged system that benefits the powerful political establishment:
Let’s talk about what this means for the inner cities of America. It’s time to break through the television noise, the entrenched interests. I understand that a lot of powerful people in our political system – a lot of people who’ve created our problems – will lose a lot of their contracts, and their special gigs, if African-American voters, and all minority voters, support my campaign.
It’s time to stop making the special interests rich. It’s time to make the American people rich.
I am going to Make America Wealthy Again.
The Democratic Party has run nearly every inner city in this country for 50 years, and run them into financial ruin.
They’ve ruined the schools.
They’ve driven out the jobs.
They’ve tolerated a level of crime no American should consider acceptable.
Violent crime has risen 17% in America’s 50 largest cities last year. Killings of police officers this year is up nearly 50 percent. Homicides are up more than 60% in Baltimore. They are up more than 50% in Washington, D.C.
This is the future offered by Hillary Clinton. More poverty, more crime, and more of the same. The future she offers is the most pessimistic thing I can possibly imagine.
It is time for a different future.
Here is what I am proposing.
First, on immigration. No community in this country has been hurt worse by Hillary Clinton’s immigration policies than the African-American community. Now she is proposing to print instant work permits for millions of illegal immigrants, taking jobs directly from low-income Americans. [snip]
On trade, I am going to renegotiate NAFTA, stand up to China, withdraw from the TPP, and protect every last American job.
On taxes, I am going to give a massive tax cut to every worker and small business in this country, bring thousands of new companies and millions of new jobs onto our shores – and make it very difficult for our businesses to leave.
I am going to reform our regulations so jobs stay in America, and new businesses come to America to hire workers right here in Milwaukee. Every policy my opponent has sends jobs overseas. I am going to bring trillions in new wealth back to the United States.
On education, it is time to have school choice, merit pay for teachers, and to end the tenure policies that hurt good teachers and reward bad teachers. We are going to put students and parents first.
Hillary Clinton would rather deny opportunities to millions of young African-American children, just so she can curry favor with the education bureaucracy.
I am going to allow charter schools to thrive, and help young kids get on the American ladder of success: a good education, and a good-paying job.
On crime, I am going to support more police in our communities, appoint the best prosecutors and judges in the country, pursue strong enforcement of federal laws, and I am going to break up the gangs, the cartels and criminal syndicates terrorizing our neighborhoods. To every lawbreaker hurting innocent people in this country, I say: your free reign will soon come crashing to an end.
On healthcare, we are going to get rid of Obamacare – which has caused soaring double-digit premium increases – and give choice to patients and consumers. Aetna, just today, announced they are dropping out – as are many of the major insurance companies.
On government corruption, I am going to restore honor to our government. We’ve seen the corruption of Hillary Clinton, the mass email deletions, the pay-for-play at the State Department, the profiteering, the favors given to foreign corporations and governments at your expense. We’ve seen a former Secretary of State lie to Congress about her illegal email scheme, risk innocent American lives, and bring dishonor onto our government.
In my Administration, I am going to enforce all laws concerning the protection of classified information. No one will be above the law.
I am going to forbid senior officials from trading favors for cash by preventing them from collecting lavish speaking fees through their spouses when they serve.
I am going to ask my senior officials to sign an agreement not to accept speaking fees from corporations with a registered lobbyist for five years after leaving office, or from any entity tied to a foreign government. This is all just the beginning.
We are going to make this a government of the people once again. This is our chance to take back power from all the people who’ve taken it from you. The reason you see the establishment media lining up behind my opponent is because they are scared that you, with your vote, can take away their power and return it to your family and community.
These are tough times. But I know we can make American Greater Than Ever Before.
To do this, we are going to need a fighter in the White House.
I will be your fighter. [snip]
The only individuals she’s ever delivered for is her donors – not the people.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. My opponent asks her supporters to repeat a three-word pledge. Her pledge reads: “I’m With Her”
I choose to recite a different pledge. My pledge reads: “I’m With You – the American people.”
I will fight to ensure that every American is treated equally, protected equally, and honored equally. We will reject bigotry and hatred and oppression in all of its forms, and seek a new future of security, prosperity and opportunity – a future built on our common culture and values as one American people.
I am asking for your vote so I can be your champion in the White House. We will once again be a country of law and order, and a country of great success.
To every parent who dreams for their children, and to every child who dreams for their future, I say these words to you tonight: I’m with you, I will fight for you, and I will win for you.
On Monday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism.
On Tuesday, in Wisconsin, I talked about how we are going to restore law and order to this country. [snip]
I speak the truth for all of you, and for everyone in this country who doesn’t have a voice.
I speak the truth on behalf of the factory worker who lost his or her job.
I speak the truth on behalf of the Veteran who has been denied the medical care they need – and so many are not making it. They are dying.
I speak the truth on behalf of the family living near the border that deserves to be safe in their own country but is instead living with no security at all.
Our campaign is about representing the great majority of Americans – Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Conservatives and Liberals – who read the newspaper, or turn on the TV, and don’t hear anyone speaking for them. All they hear are insiders fighting for insiders.
These are the forgotten men and women in our society, and they are angry at so much on so many levels. The poverty, the unemployment, the failing schools, the jobs moving to other countries.
I am fighting for these forgotten Americans.
Trump also addressed the world he comes from which helps to explain the departure of Paul Manafort and Corey Lewandowski as well as the new team Trump has assembled. A builder like Trump understands that you hire the crane operator only for as long as she is needed, once the job is done, the project moves forward. Manafort’s job was to appease the Republican establishment during the Republican convention and to make sure Trump secured the delegates for the convention. Manafort did his job. Now a new team was needed.
In the world of Trump you do your job. The mission comes first. The excavator arrives to dig the earth so the foundation can be laid and once that job is done the excavators leave. The iron workers arrive to build the skeletal frame then the iron workers leave. The bricklayers arrive to their job followed by the contractors who border rooms with their plasterboard, followed by the carpenters, painters, floor installers, electricians, and eventually the tenants.
Trump comes from a world of easy to see achievements:
In the world I come from, if something is broken, you fix it.
If something isn’t working, you replace it.
If a product doesn’t deliver, you make a change.
I have no patience for injustice, no tolerance for government incompetence, no sympathy for leaders who fail their citizens.
That’s why I am running: to end the decades of bitter failure and to offer the American people a new future of honesty, justice and opportunity. A future where America, and its people, always – and I mean always – come first.
Aren’t you tired of a system that gets rich at your expense?
Aren’t you tired of the same old lies and the same old broken promises? And Hillary Clinton has proven to be one of the greatest liars of all time.
Aren’t you tired of arrogant leaders who look down on you, instead of serving and protecting you?
That is all about to change – and it’s about to change soon. We are going to put the American people first again. [snip]
Instead, every story is told from the perspective of the insiders. It’s the narrative of the people who rigged the system, never the voice of the people it’s been rigged against.
So many people suffering in silence. No cameras, no coverage, no outrage from a media class that seems to get outraged over just about everything else.
So again, it’s not about me. It’s never been about me. It’s about all the people in this country who don’t have a voice.
I am running to be their voice.
I am running to be the voice for every forgotten part of this country that has been waiting and hoping for a better future.
I am glad that I make the powerful a little uncomfortable now and again – INCLUDING SOME POWERFUL PEOPLE IN MY OWN PARTY. Because it means I am fighting for real change.
There’s a reason the hedge fund managers, the financial lobbyists, the Wall Street investors, are throwing their money at Hillary Clinton. Because they know she will make sure the system stays rigged in their favor.
It’s the powerful protecting the powerful.
The insiders fighting for the insiders.
I am fighting for you.
Them’s fighting words. Trump is birthing a New Republican Party with appeals to all the disaffected.
One last point, the rope-a-dope. While Hillary has disappeared more or less from the campaign trail, on most days Donald Trump is active every day. Trump and Hillary both knew that the stupid Olympic games (can’t we rid ourselves of this silliness or relegate the games to every ten years?) would suck up the news cycle. Hillary effectively disappeared during this period. Trump’s strategy has been to soak up attention with campaign appearances in state after state knowing he could break on local television through the sports fog.
But Donald J. Trump’s most audacious rope-a-dope strategy, the most nerve racking strategy, has been to rely on free attention from Big Media and not spend cash this summer season. Hillary2016 by contrast has spent money hand over fist which has led to higher poll ratings. The results are classic Muhammad Ali rope-a-dope:
Trump’s campaign spending at half the rate of Clinton’s
Donald Trump doubled his campaign expenses last month yet was still spending at a far slower clip than Hillary Clinton.
New finance documents show the Republican presidential nominee’s campaign spent about $18.5 million in July. By comparison, the Democratic presidential nominee spent about $38 million.
Boxer Muhammad Ali had a boxing strategy. Knowing his opponent’s strength and fully aware of that power, Ali went to the ropes surrounding the boxing ring. There, Ali took blow after blow, brutal punch after brutal punch. Ali only jabbing back sufficiently to convince the referee that he was still able to fight so the ref would not end the fight. Ali, in his “protective stance” against the ropes encouraged the beating delivered by his opponent, who now sells hamburger grills. Ali, took to the ropes to rope himself a dope. “The plan is to cause the opponent to punch himself out and make mistakes which the boxer can then exploit in a counter-attack.” Compare Ali, to Trump:
At the time some observers thought that Ali was being horribly beaten and worried that they might see him get killed in the ring. [snip] However, far from being brutalized, Ali was relatively protected from Foreman’s blows. Norman Mailer described the advantage of Ali’s rope-a-dope this way: “Standing on one’s feet, it is painful to absorb a heavy body punch even when blocked with one’s arm. The torso, the legs and the spine take the shock. Leaning on the ropes, however, Ali can pass it along; the rope will receive the strain.” Ali’s preparation for the fight, which involved toughening himself up by allowing his sparring partners to pummel him, contributed to observers’ sense that Ali was outmatched. But when Foreman became tired from the beating he was delivering, Ali took advantage and won the match.
The dumb observers were wrong. Like Ali, Donald J. Trump has been considered out for the count. But like Ali, Trump comes out punching at a time of his choosing, in accord with his strategy. The time to punch forward starts this week, just before Labor Day as attention to political campaigns increases, as the Olympic tomfoolery ends.
Update: As we write at the end of our article, Big Media hates Donald J. Trump for ideological reasons and because Big Media has financial interests at stake. Donald J. Trump uses Big Media like a dog uses a chew toy then Trump does not give Big Media what Big Media wants: respect and money. Big Media is scum and Donald J. Trump hits them where it hurts:
Spending on political advertising during the U.S. presidential election has dropped 60 percent from 2012, a troubling sign for local TV broadcasters that were counting on a windfall. [snip]
Spending is down in part because Trump’s campaign has relied instead on getting his message across in a steady stream of media interviews and tweets.
In other news, Donald J. Trump is in Baton Rouge, Paul Manafort is no longer with the Trump campaign, and Barack Obama continues to golf and give his daughter advice on how to join the Choom gang. Trump it up:
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence were in Louisiana Friday to survey the flood damage that killed at least 13 people and displaced thousands more.
The visit comes amid an ongoing staff shakeup. Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned Friday following revelations about his work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine. In a statement, Trump praised Manafort’s work on the campaign and called him a “true professional.” [snip]
In East Baton Rouge Parish, Friday, Trump’s motorcade drove through hard-hit communities, where ripped up carpet and flooring, furniture and the entire contents of homes were piled on the curb. People who were still mucking out their homes, in some instances, came out to wave at the motorcade with gloved hands dirty from their house-gutting work. He and Pence then met a group of volunteers at a Baptist church who have been cooking meals for flood victims and helping the elderly gut their homes.
“Thank you for coming, Mr. Trump,” one woman screamed.
“We knew you would be here for us!” another shouted.
Two speeches, two hires, that shook the world. Have no doubt, we witness a stupendous series of moves by Donald Trump this past week.
The remaining question about Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign is answered. The fury from the political establishment will be enormous.
What was the “remaining question about Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign”? It was the “pivot” question. Whether Trump would bow to the establishment and become a conventional candidate in a conventional campaign that in our opinion would lead to a conventional loss. That question has been answered in a series of power punches.
Today Trump hired a woman to be his campaign manager, pollster Kellyanne Conway, and from Breitbart, Steve Bannon to be the campaign CEO. These hires indicate the Trump campaign will now let Trump be Trump. From our campaign experience we have many suggestions as to what the next steps should be for the two new hires, but this is not the place to make these suggestions. What does matter is that both
these new hires want to fight. Trump to wants to fight.
In a sense what has happened is that Donald J. Trump has been beaten to a pulp by reality. The reality always has been that Donald J. Trump is the burning fire that devours the political establishment and brings about a new politics. For a while there the question lingered about whether Trump would embrace reality or continue to try to appease his political enemies and preserve the old order. Today, beyond dispute, Trump embraces reality.
What is that reality in toto? We understand the critique from those that want Trump to win (and those that want Trump to lose) that Trump should devote himself to raising money then spend money on ads, Trump should give carefully crafted regurgitation speeches that force him to “stay on message”, Trump should not be “distracted”, Trump should run as the head of the political party, Trump should cut his balls off in order to win because only a neutered dull candidate can win the general election. We understand that critique but we reject it.
Why do we reject that critique? First of all we remember 2008. We learned in that campaign that BIG MEDIA IS THE ENEMY. We coined the phrase “Big Media” and explained the usage during the 2008 campaign. We were very happy to see Donald J. Trump use the phrase “Big Media” in his speech Tuesday night.
The “stay on message” critique against Trump is foolish because no matter what Trump says he will be attacked. If Trump says “it’s a lovely day” Big Media will point out a flood or disaster somewhere in the world and thereby denounce Trump as cruel or evil or even, as in 2008, “racist”.
If Trump stays “on message” and says I want to do “this”, Big Media along with the #NeverTrump loons and the Obama Dimocrat authoritarians will attack. If Trump says “on message” and says little but pablum rhetoric, the same creeps will denounce Trump as “without substance”. If Trump walks on water, Big Media, the #NeverTrump loons, and the Obama Dimocrat creeps will say “Trump can’t swim”.
Donald J. Trump will not win with appeasement as his policy. Donald J. Trump will win if he embraces reality and remains the voice of those that demand CHANGE!!! The “change” will only come to fruition with the destruction of the old order in the Republican Party, the destruction of the Obama Dimocrat Party, and the destruction of Big Media.
With his new hires Trump has embraced reality. The proof is that astounding speech on Tuesday night in riot torn Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
When the say to Trump, "Act more PRESIDENTIAL"; what they REALLY MEAN is "Act more like a POLITICIAN"!!!
On Tuesday night, Donald Trump delivered his domestic policy punch. It’s a magnificent speech as the transcript attests. In Part II of this article we will examine further some of the ramifications of the speech. For now, we will excerpt highlights. The speech starts with a strong analysis of the black community and the need for law and order as benefits to the poor:
We are at a decisive moment in this election.
Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness.
Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and sacrifice in difficult times.
The violence, riots and destruction that have taken place in Milwaukee is an assault on the right of all citizens to live in security and peace.
Law and order must be restored. It must be restored for the sake of all, but most especially the sake of those living in the affected communities.
The main victims of these riots are law-abiding African-American citizens living in these neighborhoods. It is their jobs, their homes, their schools and communities which will suffer as a result.
There is no compassion in tolerating lawless conduct. Crime and violence is an attack on the poor, and will never be accepted in a Trump Administration.
The narrative that has been pushed aggressively for years now by our current Administration, and pushed by my opponent Hillary Clinton, is a false one. The problem in our poorest communities is not that there are too many police, the problem is that there are not enough police.
More law enforcement, more community engagement, more effective policing is what our country needs.
Just like Hillary Clinton is against the miners, she is against the police. You know it, and I know it.
Those peddling the narrative of cops as a racist force in our society – a narrative supported with a nod by my opponent – share directly in the responsibility for the unrest in Milwaukee, and many other places within our country.
They have fostered the dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America.
Everytime we rush to judgment with false facts and narratives – whether in Ferguson or in Baltimore – and foment further unrest, we do a direct disservice to poor African-American residents who are hurt by the high crime in their communities.
During the last 72 hours, while protestors have raged against the police here in Milwaukee, another 9 were killed in Chicago and another 46 were wounded. More than 2,600 people have been shot in Chicago since the beginning of the year, and almost 4,000 killed in President Obama’s hometown area since his presidency began.
How are we serving these American victims by attacking law enforcement officers?
The war on our police must end. It must end now.
The war on our police is a war on all peaceful citizens who want to be able to work and live and send their kids to school in safety.
Our job is not to make life more comfortable for the rioter, the looter, the violent disruptor. Our job is to make life more comfortable for the African-American parent who wants their kids to be able to safely walk the streets. Or the senior citizen waiting for a bus. Or the young child walking home from school.
For every one violent protestor, there are a hundred moms and dads and kids on that same city block who just want to be able to sleep safely at night. My opponent would rather protect the offender than the victim.
Hillary Clinton-backed policies are responsible for the problems in the inner cities today, and a vote for her is a vote for another generation of poverty, high crime, and lost opportunities.
In that section Trump acknowledges reality and declares war on the established order which ordains that criminals be turned into heroes even as decent citizens, especially decent citizens in poor or black neighborhoods, be imprisoned in the homes so the criminals can be free to terrorize and oppress.
Donald J. Trump then turned his attention to Hillary Clinton Obama Third Term policies as well as other culprits of the old order responsible for the depraved conditions certain American citizens are forced to endure by political correctness and tolerance for criminal society:
Imagine how many lives could have been saved, all across this country, if Democratic politicians hadn’t blocked in their cities what Rudy did in New York City? I’ll make sure we deliver safe neighborhoods here in Milwaukee, and all across this country.
It’s easy for Hillary Clinton to turn a blind eye to crime when she has her own private security force. I believe all Americans, not just the powerful, are entitled to security.
Hillary Clinton has had her chance. She failed. Now it’s time for new leadership.
The Hillary Clinton agenda hurts poor people the most.
There is no compassion in allowing drug dealers, gang members, and felons to prey on innocent people. It is the first duty of government to keep the innocent safe, and when I am President I will fight for the safety of every American – and especially those Americans who have not known safety for a very, very long time.
I am asking for the vote of every African-American citizen struggling in our country today who wants a different future.
It is time for our society to address some honest and very difficult truths.
The Democratic Party has failed and betrayed the African-American community. Democratic crime policies, education policies, and economic policies have produced only more crime, more broken homes, and more poverty.
Let us look at the situation right here in Milwaukee, a city run by Democrats for decade after decade. [snip]
1 in 5 manufacturing jobs has disappeared in Milwaukee since we fully opened our markets to China, and many African-American neighborhoods have borne the brunt of this hit.
To every voter in Milwaukee, to every voter living in every inner city, or every forgotten stretch of our society, I am running to offer you a better future.
The Democratic Party has taken the votes of African-Americans for granted. They’ve just assumed they’ll get your support and done nothing in return for it. It’s time to give the Democrats some competition for these votes, and it’s time to rebuild the inner cities of America – and to reject the failed leadership of a rigged political system.
I’m not part of the corrupt system. In fact, the corrupt system is trying to stop me. I’ve been paying my own way. The voters in the Republican Party this year defied the donors, the consultants, the power brokers, and choose a nominee from outside our failed and corrupt and broken system.
Again, the above is astounding. Donald J. Trump is a “nominee from outside our failed and corrupt and broken system” and he beat the Republican establishment. Trump then asks black Americans to join him in the battle to destroy the entire political establishment that degrades us all. Trump then becomes a Pillar of Fire leading black America out of bondage:
I am running to listen to your voice, to hear your cries for help. The quiet voices in our society, not the loudest demonstrators, need to have their demands heard.
Jobs. Safety. Opportunity. Fair and equal representation.
We reject the bigotry of Hillary Clinton which panders to and talks down to communities of color and sees them only as votes, not as individual human beings worthy of a better future. She doesn’t care at all about the hurting people of this country, or the suffering she has caused them.
The African-American community has been taken for granted for decades by the Democratic Party. It’s time to break with the failures of the past – I want to offer Americans a new future.
It is time for rule by the people, not rule by special interests.
Every insider, getting rich off of our broken system, is throwing money at Hillary Clinton. The hedge fund managers, the Wall Street investors, the professional political class.
It’s the powerful protecting the powerful.
Insiders fighting for insiders.
I am fighting for you.
The only thing missing is Donald J. Trump shouting “Power to the People” and the black power salute. But it is not just black Americans who suffer and who Donald J. Trump promises to protect. Trump elevates his critique of the old established order to the high places:
When we talk about the insider, who are we talking about? It’s the comfortable politicians looking out for their own interests. It’s the lobbyists who know how to insert that perfect loophole into every bill. It’s the financial industry that knows how to regulate their competition out of existence. The insiders also include the media executives, anchors and journalists in Washington, Los Angeles, and New York City, who are part of the same failed status quo and want nothing to change.
Every day you pick up a newspaper, or turn on the nightly news, and you hear about some self-interest banker or some discredited Washington insider says they oppose our campaign. Or some encrusted old politician says they oppose our campaign. Or some big time lobbyist says they oppose our campaign.
I wear their opposition as a badge of honor. Because it means I am fighting for REAL change, not just partisan change. I am fighting – all of us across the country are fighting – for peaceful regime change in our own country. The media-donor-political complex that’s bled this country dry has to be replaced with a new government of, by and for the people.
The leadership class in Washington D.C., of which Hillary Clinton has been a member for thirty years, has abandoned the people of this country.
I am going to give the people their voice back.
This is an astounding revolutionary tub-thumper of a speech. “Power to the People!” Notice how Trump does not distinguish between Republicans, Democrats, Obama Dimocrats, Hillary, McConnell, Ryan. Trump denounces “The leadership class in Washington D.C.”, the entire rotted, rotten, rotting, structure. “Power to the People!” It’s the political establishment Trump promises to tear down:
Think about it. The people opposing our campaign are the same people who have left our border open and let innocent people suffer as a result.
The people opposing our campaign are the same people who have led us into one disastrous foreign war after another.
The people opposing our campaign are the same people who lied to us about one trade deal after another.
Aren’t you tired of a system that gets rich at your expense?
Aren’t you tired of big media, big businesses, and big donors rigging the system to keep your voice from being heard?
Are you ready for change?
Are you ready for leadership that puts you, the American people, first? That puts your country first? That puts your family first?
Another aspect of Big Media and why we reject the advice for Trump to run a “conventional” campaign is MONEY. Big Media hates Trump because he is not like the boob Barack Obama. But don’t rule out self interest either. At this point in a campaign Big Media expected profits from Donald J. Trump in the hundreds of millions of dollars. We’re not talking about increased revenues from the higher ratings Trump continues to bring. We’re talking dollars, dollars, dollars!
Big Media expected the Republican nominee to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in ads. Donald Trump has not done that. So Big Media is angry. Big Media wanted Trump to waste his money on ads no one cares to watch. Instead Big Media sees Donald J. Trump using Big Media as his cat’s paw, beating Big Media incessantly – to bolster himself – but not giving Big Media the hundreds of millions of dollars in ad revenue they expected. Sure, Donald J. Trump will soon begin to air ads, on his own time in his own interest in states such as Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. But Big Media wanted that cash and much more. Like small time hoods Big Media expects money to grease their palms. So Big Media attacks Donald J. Trump as an ideological enemy and as someone who refuses to fill their coffers.
Donald J. Trump is the revolutionary Pillar of Fire which consumes Big Media and the exhausted established order. In Part II, we will discuss the Workers’ Party and how to “rope-a-dope”.
Today Donald J. Trump made a superb speech calling for common sense vetting of immigrants as part of the war against Muslim terrorists and the war on ISIS along with other Muslim ideological creeps. Donald Trump did not specifically talk about clits, but he did so in a round about way.
What is this clit talk? It’s female genital mutilation. Anyone who practices female genital mutilation, or cutting clits, should not be allowed into or remain in the United States. Anyone in the United States that can be removed, revoked citizenship, sent back to the hellholes from whence they came should be kicked out if they practice or condone female genital mutilation. Got that clit cutters? Out ya go!
The number of women and girls at risk for female genital mutilation (FGM) in the United States has more than doubled in the past 10 years, according to new figures released on Friday. [snip]
More than half a million women and girls in the U.S. are at risk of undergoing FGM in the U.S. or abroad, or have already undergone the procedure, including 166,173 under the age of 18, according to the Population Reference Bureau (PRB). Immigration to the U.S. from African and Middle Eastern countries—where the practice of FGM is a deeply entrenched cultural tradition—is the sole factor for the rise in numbers, says Mark Mather, a demographer at PRB who led the data analysis. [snip]
Included in the data are girls at risk of being sent back to their family’s origin country to undergo FGM—a practice widely known as “vacation cutting”—or having a traditional midwife or cutter sent to perform FGM in the U.S. [snip]
The practice, known to be performed in 29 countries and usually at the hands of midwives or physicians, involves cutting the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. Depending on local customs, it could also include additional modifications ranging from cutting away part of the clitoris to removing the inner and outer vaginal lips before sewing the remaining skin together, leaving a small hole for urination and menstrual blood.
Any religion, any country, that tolerates female genital mutilation should be subject to vetting of potential immigrants to the United States. Anyone who opposes common sense vetting to end this woman hating practice must be exposed. Donald J. Trump no doubt is for common sense vetting to end clit cutting. Lots of Democrats over the years have said they oppose clit cutting but they fall short of the necessary common sense vetting Donald J. Trump wisely espouses.
Donald J. Trump did not talk specifically about the need to end female genital mutilation today, but his speech leaves no doubt Donald J. Trump will battle the clit cutters along with the Muslim terrorists.
Today we begin a conversation about how to Make America Safe Again. In the 20th Century, the United States defeated Fascism, Nazism, and Communism. Now, a different threat challenges our world: Radical Islamic Terrorism. This summer, there has been an ISIS attack launched outside the war zones of the Middle East every 84 hours.
Here, in America, we have seen one brutal attack after another. [snip]
We cannot let this evil continue. Nor can we let the hateful ideology of Radical Islam – its oppression of women, gays, children, and nonbelievers – be allowed to reside or spread within our own countries. We will defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism, just as we have defeated every threat we have faced in every age before.
But we will not defeat it with closed eyes, or silenced voices. Anyone who cannot name our enemy, is not fit to lead this country. Anyone who cannot condemn the hatred, oppression and violence of Radical Islam lacks the moral clarity to serve as our President.
The rise of ISIS is the direct result of policy decisions made by President Obama and Secretary Clinton
Let’s look back at the Middle East at the very beginning of 2009, before the Obama-Clinton Administration took over.
Libya was stable.
Syria was under control.
Egypt was ruled by a secular President and an ally of the United States. [snip]
In 2014, ISIS was operating in some 7 nations. Today they are fully operational in 18 countries with aspiring branches in 6 more, for a total of 24 – and many believe it is even more than that. The situation is likely worse than the public knows: a new Congressional report reveals that the Administration has downplayed the growth of ISIS, with 40% of surveyed analysts saying they had experienced efforts to manipulate their findings. [snip]
At the same time, ISIS is trying to infiltrate refugee flows into Europe and the United States.
Donald J. Trump eviscerates the Obama policies during the Arab “spring”, the Obama apology tours, the abomination Cairo speech to the “Muslim world” which at the time we declared a Pearl Harbor style attack against Israel and the West. It is not just brilliant analysis which comports with our analysis since 2007. Donald J. Trump makes his proposals plain as the beard on a Muslim terrorist:
If I become President, the era of nation-building will be ended. Our new approach, which must be shared by both parties in America, by our allies overseas, and by our friends in the Middle East, must be to halt the spread of Radical Islam.
All actions should be oriented around this goal, and any country which shares this goal will be our ally. We cannot always choose our friends, but we can never fail to recognize our enemies.
As President, I will call for an international conference focused on this goal. We will work side-by-side with our friends in the Middle East, including our greatest ally, Israel. We will partner with King Abdullah of Jordan, and President Sisi of Egypt, and all others who recognize this ideology of death that must be extinguished.
We will also work closely with NATO on this new mission. I had previously said that NATO was obsolete because it failed to deal adequately with terrorism; since my comments they have changed their policy and now have a new division focused on terror threats.
I also believe that we could find common ground with Russia in the fight against ISIS. They too have much at stake in the outcome in Syria, and have had their own battles with Islamic terrorism.
My Administration will aggressively pursue joint and coalition military operations to crush and destroy ISIS, international cooperation to cutoff their funding, expanded intelligence sharing, and cyberwarfare to disrupt and disable their propaganda and recruiting. We cannot allow the internet to be used as a recruiting tool, and for other purposes, by our enemy – we must shut down their access to this form of communication, and we must do so immediately.
Unlike Hillary Clinton, who has risked so many lives with her careless handling of sensitive information, my Administration will not telegraph exact military plans to the enemy. [snip]
The fight will not be limited to ISIS. We will decimate Al Qaeda, and we will seek to starve funding for Iran-backed Hamas and Hezbollah. We can use existing UN Security Council resolutions to apply new sanctions.
Military, cyber and financial warfare will all be essential in dismantling Islamic terrorism.
But we must use ideological warfare as well.
Just as we won the Cold War, in part, by exposing the evils of communism and the virtues of free markets, so too must we take on the ideology of Radical Islam.
While my opponent accepted millions of dollars in Foundation donations from countries where being gay is an offense punishable by prison or death, my Administration will speak out against the oppression of women, gays and people of different faith.
Our Administration will be a friend to all moderate Muslim reformers in the Middle East, and will amplify their voices.
This includes speaking out against the horrible practice of honor killings, where women are murdered by their relatives for dressing, marrying or acting in a way that violates fundamentalist teachings.
Over 1,000 Pakistani girls are estimated to be the victims of honor killings by their relatives each year. Recently, a prominent Pakistani social media star was strangled to death by her brother on the charge of dishonoring the family. In his confession, the brother took pride in the murder and said: “Girls are born to stay home and follow traditions.”
Shockingly, this is a practice that has reached our own shores.
One such case involves an Iraqi immigrant who was sentenced to 34 years in jail for running over his own daughter claiming she had become “too Westernized.”
To defeat Islamic terrorism, we must also speak out forcefully against a hateful ideology that provides the breeding ground for violence and terrorism to grow.
It’s not such a far leap by us to claim Donald J. Trump will stop clit cutting. Trump’s strong language in defense of women and gays are exactly what is needed.
Trump then references how our immigration policy must be wielded to stop abuses such as clit cutting and honor killings:
A new immigration policy is needed as well.
The common thread linking the major Islamic terrorist attacks that have recently occurred on our soil – 9/11, the Ft. Hood shooting, the Boston Bombing, the San Bernardino attack, the Orlando attack – is that they have involved immigrants or the children of immigrants.
Clearly, new screening procedures are needed.
A review by the U.S. Senate Immigration Subcommittee has identified 380 foreign-born individuals charged with terrorism or terrorism related offenses between 9/11 and 2014, and many more since then.
We also know that ISIS recruits refugees after their entrance into the country – as we have seen with the Somali refugee population in Minnesota.
Beyond terrorism, as we have seen in France, foreign populations have brought their anti-Semitic attitudes with them.
Pew polling shows that in many of the countries from which we draw large numbers of immigrants, extreme views about religion – such as the death penalty for those who leave the faith – are commonplace.
A Trump Administration will establish a clear principle that will govern all decisions pertaining to immigration: we should only admit into this country those who share our values and respect our people.
Trump says what is needed to be said. Immigrants to this country should not come to destroy us. Immigrants to this country should be those “who share our values and respect our people.” And that includes Jews.
Trump ties it together:
In the Cold War, we had an ideological screening test. The time is overdue to develop a new screening test for the threats we face today.
In addition to screening out all members or sympathizers of terrorist groups, we must also screen out any who have hostile attitudes towards our country or its principles – or who believe that Sharia law should supplant American law.
Those who do not believe in our Constitution, or who support bigotry and hatred, will not be admitted for immigration into the country.
Only those who we expect to flourish in our country – and to embrace a tolerant American society – should be issued visas.
To put these new procedures in place, we will have to temporarily suspend immigration from some of the most dangerous and volatile regions of the world that have a history of exporting terrorism.
As soon as I take office, I will ask the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security to identify a list of regions where adequate screening cannot take place. We will stop processing visas from those areas until such time as it is deemed safe to resume based on new circumstances or new procedures.
The size of current immigration flows are simply too large to perform adequate screening.
We admit about 100,000 permanent immigrants from the Middle East every year. Beyond that, we admit hundreds of thousands of temporary workers and visitors from the same regions. If we don’t control the numbers, we can’t perform adequate screening.
By contrast, my opponent wants to increase the flow of Syrian refugees by 550% percent.
The United States Senate Subcommittee on Immigration estimates that Hillary Clinton’s plan would mean roughly 620,000 refugees from all current refugee-sending nations in her first term, assuming no cuts to other refugee programs. This would be additional to all other nonrefugee immigration.
The Subcommittee estimates her plan would impose a lifetime cost of roughly $400 billion when you include the costs of healthcare, welfare, housing, schooling, and all other entitlement benefits that are excluded from the State Department’s placement figures.
In short, Hillary Clinton wants to be America’s Angela Merkel, and you know what a disaster this massive immigration has been to Germany and the people of Germany – crime has risen to levels that no one thought would they would ever see. We have enough problems in our country, we don’t need another one.
Finally, we will need to restore common sense to our security procedures.
Another common feature of the past attacks that have occurred on our soil is that warning signs were ignored.
The 9/11 hijackers had fraud all over their visa applications.
The Russians warned us about the Boston Bombers, here on political asylum, and the attackers were even twice interviewed by the FBI.
The female San Bernardino shooter, here on a fiancé visa from Saudi Arabia, wrote of her support for Jihad online. A neighbor saw suspicious behavior but didn’t warn authorities, because said they didn’t want to be accused of racially profiling – now many are dead and gravely wounded.
The shooter in Orlando reportedly celebrated in his classroom after 9/11. [snip] His father, a native of Afghanistan, supported the oppressive Taliban regime, and expressed anti-American views – and by the way, was just seen sitting behind Hillary Clinton with a big smile on his face all the way through her speech. He obviously liked what she had to say.
The Ft. Hood Shooter delivered a presentation to a room full of mental health experts before the attacks in which he threw out one red flag after another. He even proclaimed that “we love death more than you love life!”
These warnings signs were ignored because political correctness has replaced common sense in our society.
That is why one of my first acts as President will be to establish a Commission on Radical Islam – which will include reformist voices in the Muslim community who will hopefully work with us. We want to build bridges and erase divisions.
The goal of the commission will be to identify and explain to the American public the core convictions and beliefs of Radical Islam, to identify the warning signs of radicalization, and to expose the networks in our society that support radicalization. [snip]
To accomplish a goal, you must state a mission: the support networks for Radical Islam in this country will be stripped out and removed one by one.
Immigration officers will also have their powers restored: those who are guests in our country that are preaching hate will be asked to return home. [snip]
This also means we have to promote the exceptional virtues of our own way of life – and expecting that newcomers to our society do the same.
Pride in our institutions, our history and our values should be taught by parents and teachers, and impressed upon all who join our society.
Assimilation is not an act of hostility, but an expression of compassion. Our system of government, and our American culture, is the best in the world and will produce the best outcomes for all who adopt it.
Donald Trump made a common sense speech today against Muslim terrorism and the ugly ideology of these creeps. Big Media and the GOP establishment, the filthy fifty, along with the dimwits in the Dimocrat Party will lambast Trump. People with common sense will recognize the obvious logic of what Trump said.
Update: Today, more bullsh*t. Trump asked Second Amendment supporters to vote. Big Media turns that into a death threat against Hillary. Phony bullsh*t. Remember when Hillary Clinton was accused by Barack Obama thugs of threatening to kill Barack Obama?
The phony accusation was disgusting when Obama made it against Hillary Clinton in 2008. The phony accusation is doubly disgusting now that Hillary2016 and Big Media spew the lie.
Assume, for the sake of argument, what Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have said about Benghazi is true. If they lied about what really happened in Benghazi, it is very very bad. But if they are telling the truth, it is even worse.
Assume, for the sake of argument, today’s Hillary2016 rally in Florida is not an abomination. It’s really much much worse.
Assume, for the sake of argument, Donald Trump is as clueless as Hillary2016 wants everyone to believe. Yesterday, the proof came in of how without Donald J. Trump it will be much much worse.
Let’s take these arguments in order.
On Benghazi, we don’t believe the garbage that has been served up by Barack Obama. Since the beginning we strongly suspected that the activities in Benghazi involved the C.I.A., gunrunning, and who knows what other nefarious purposes. Since the beginning we assumed Hillary Clinton, at best, was protecting Barack Obama and his nefarious schemes. But assume we are wrong and that everything that happened in Benghazi, other than that ridiculous video excuse, is as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton say. It makes Benghazi and the killing of an American ambassador and other brave men, even worse.
According to, at the time Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, there was no “stand down” order. To the contrary, Leon Panetta declared he gave a ‘go, go, go’ order. According to all the Washington policy makers the order was to do what was necessary to rescue those trapped in the Benghazi compound. Of course, those brave men in Benghazi dispute all the Washington policy makers.
Assume for the sake of argument that Panetta and the Washington liars are for once telling the truth and the brave men caught in the Benghazi disaster are perfidious liars. Isn’t this much much worse???
Consider, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State, and the President of the United States, all, according to their testimony, did in fact order a rather belated defense of the Benghazi compound. Yet, nothing happened???? Isn’t this much much worse???
It’s bad enough that the attack in Benghazi took place on September 11. That date should have been clue enough to heighten the guard of every American compound and installation world-wide. It’s bad enough that the Washington policy makers did not have the sense to protect Americans working, especially those in dangerous parts of the world – like Benghazi, well before September 11 arrived. But what the Hell happened if Obama/Clinton/Panetta are telling the truth?
Understand fully the abomination of the Obama/Clinton/Panetta defense. The argument is that everyone in Washington said ‘go, go, go’ yet nobody went, went, went. The abomination of the Obama/Clinton/Panetta defense is much worse.
Benghazi is not the only abomination. Consider today. Hillary Clinton spoke in Kissimmee, Florida at a rally. Right behind Hillary, seated where he could be plainly seen, in a position usually reserved for honored guests or guests the campaign wishes to highlight, was an abomination.
Father of Orlando shooter attends Clinton rally, touts candidate
The backdrop at Hillary Clinton’s Orlando-area rally couldn’t get much stranger.
In a startling appearance Monday evening, the father of ISIS-inspired Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen showed up just steps away from the Democratic nominee, cheering her on and waving an American flag in the background – even as she paid tribute to the victims of his son’s terror rampage and condemned his “hatred.”
Seddique Mateen’s presence was first noticed by WPTV in Florida. The affiliate later interviewed Mateen, who held up a large, yellow pro-Clinton banner calling her “good for national security” and “gun control laws.”
Though Mateen claimed he had been “invited” to the Kissimmee, Fla., rally outside of Orlando, he also suggested the invitation may have come in the form of a mass email.
The Clinton campaign said Tuesday they were not aware of his presence.
“The rally was a 3,000-person, open-door event for the public,” a campaign official told Fox News. “This individual wasn’t invited as a guest and the campaign was unaware of his attendance until after the event.”
Still, Mateen’s presence right behind the candidate in full view of the cameras seemed to clash with her message, as she thanked local leaders and officers who responded to the June shooting at Pulse Nightclub, which left 49 people dead. It was the worst terror attack on American soil since 9/11. [snip]
Adding to the bizarre appearance is the father’s own background, as someone who has voiced support for the Taliban and at one point declared himself the leader of a “transitional” Afghanistan government. According to reports, he hosts a TV talk show that airs in California and is aimed at Afghans living in the U.S.
After the shooting, Mateen also vehemently condemned homosexuality – but then suggested his son had no right to open fire inside the gay nightclub. [snip]
In the interview, Mateen claimed he had been “invited” by the Democratic Party.
Shades of Benghazi!!! Hillary Clinton appears near the site of the “worst terror attack on American soil since 9/11” and behind her, cheering, is the Taliban supporter who hates gay people, with connections in the State Department whose son killed dozens nearby. The defense to this abomination, as declared by Hillary2016, makes this even worse.
THEY DIDN’T KNOW???? We haven’t heard that clunker since the Nuremberg trials.
Hillary and Hillary2016 didn’t know, right behind presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was a Taliban supporter? Was this not at the very least a Benghazi style red flag? Didn’t anyone think that a Taliban supporter at a Clinton rally sends a terrible message? Even worse, didn’t anyone think that it is dangerous to put someone a few steps away from the candidate who at the very least should raise some “possibilities”?
When the Secret Service on security detail heads to a location they check on the whereabouts of known and potential threats. No one bothered to think that a Taliban supporter who hates gays and whose son just killed dozens might be someone who should be kept far far away from a presidential candidate?
It’s an abomination this Taliban supporter was even allowed into a large hall hosting a presidential candidate. But to allow him to be so close to a presidential candidate? We can only imagine that terrorists and wannabee terrorists just got a lot of ideas about how to really really influence an American election.
As with the Benghazi scandal, the defense for the Kissimmee abomination is worse
An open letter signed by 50 Republican national security experts has warned that nominee Donald Trump “would be the most reckless president” in US history.
The group, which includes the former CIA director Michael Hayden, said Mr Trump “lacks the character, values and experience” to be president. [snip]
“None of us will vote for Donald Trump,” the letter states.
The fifty filthy floppy failures once again proved they are so stupid they don’t know how much they help Donald J. Trump. Michael Hayden, Michael Chertoff, Tom Ridge, along with foreign policy failures like Brent Scowcroft, Sally Bradshaw, Richard Armitage, Ken Adelman, Max Boot, Robert Kagan and the rest are a boon to Donald J. Trump but they are too stupid in domestic politics as they are inept in foreign policy to see the obvious. Donald J. Trump understands the value of these filthy floppy failures as he flings them away:
“Well I respond by saying that I wasn’t using any of them and they would have loved to have been involved with the campaign but I wasn’t using, I had no interest using [them]” Trump told Fox Business Network. “Look where the country is now look where country is now on national policy, look where we are on defense, look at the mess we’re in.”
Former New York Mayor and Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani said those national security experts are simply making the former reality TV star’s point for him.
“I believe it makes Donald Trump’s candidacy really clear: He’s running against the Washington insiders. You just heard from the Washington insiders,” Giuliani said in an interview on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.” “These are the people who have been running policy for the last eight or ten years, 12 years. The American people have delivered a judgment on that. They say America is headed in the wrong direction. These are the people who headed it in the wrong direction.” [snip]
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee took to the airwaves to defend Trump Tuesday morning, saying on Fox Business Network that all institutions aren’t working for Americans.
“We need some disruption in the institutionalism of Washington, because it has failed us,” he says. “There is a real fear in Washington not that Donald Trump will lose, there’s a fear that he will win. And that he will shake up things, and we need it.”
“The names on this letter are the ones the American people should look to for answers on why the world is a mess, and we thank them for coming forward so everyone in the country knows who deserves the blame for making the world such a dangerous place. They are nothing more than the failed Washington elite looking to hold onto their power, and it’s time they are held accountable for their actions.
These insiders – along with Hillary Clinton – are the owners of the disastrous decisions to invade Iraq, allow Americans to die in Benghazi, and they are the ones who allowed the rise of ISIS. Yet despite these failures, they think they are entitled to use their favor trading to land taxpayer-funded government contracts and speaking fees. It’s time we put our foot down and declare that their gravy train is over: no longer will Crooked Hillary Clinton and the other disasters in Washington get rich at our expense.
Instead, I offer a better vision for our country and our foreign policy – one that is not run by a ruling family dynasty. It’s an America first vision that stands up to foreign dictators instead of taking money from them, seeks peace over war, rebuilds our military, and makes other countries pay their fair share for their protection. Together, we will break up the rigged system in Washington, make America safe again, and we will Make America Great Again.”
The fifty filthy foreign policy failures have damaged America time and time again. Donald J. Trump leads a new Republican Party that benefits from flipping these foolish flops off.
Donald J. Trump is smart to dump these losers. Why is Hillary Clinton embracing these neocons and failures? Isn’t an embrace of Taliban supporter and gay hater Mateen dangerous enough?
Consider the $400 million ransom paid to Iran by Barack Obama. No one that we heard or read, fully grasps the meaning of this corruption and its impact on the 2016 elections. We heard the superficial, easy, pedestrian, analysis that describes what happened and how bad this all is. Yes, it is bad, yes it is corrupt, yes it is treacherous, yes it is bad precedent, yes it is money for terror, yes it funds more terror, yes it encourages more ransom hostage taking, yes it is ransom to a terrorist state. But it is more than all that and it impacts 2016 immeasurably.
Ask, what is the singular feature of the Iran $400 ransom story? The answer is: how few are surprised.
In years past an American president paying a terror state like Iran $400 million would have shocked the senses. Ronald Reagan was almost impeached for his dubious dealings with Iran. Jimmy Carter disgusted the American people with his fecklessness on Iran. Barack Obama? Obama’s $400 million paid ransom and lies and treacheries garner the usual outrage from the usual quarters, Big Media protection, and applause from the Obama Third Term candidate and associated criminal elements.
This tells us the nature of the 2016 presidential election. Americans overall ho-hum and yawn at the $400 million Iran ransom story because most Americans understand and deep down feel that the system is rigged and corruption and lies are the order of the day. In short, Donald J. Trump’s message. Voters understand more “outrage” is useless and they will husband their rage for the ballot box.
That’s the big picture. That’s the jigsaw puzzle. The individual pieces will fit or not fit, momentarily, but eventually you pick up the pieces which previously did not fit and they fall right into place.
The GOP establishment takes the opportunity presented by the Obama $400 million to attack Donald J. Trump and demand Trump bow to their demands. The GOP establishment wants Trump to run the usual campaigns run by the GOP establishment that have led to repeated failure. Once again, the GOP establishment has attacked Donald J. Trump with more viciousness than they ever attacked Barack Obama and the left wing kooks.
Aided by Big Media, the Obama Third Term, and the rabid kook left, the GOP establishment attacks Donald J. Trump. So Donald Trump, whether by sheer intelligence or forced circumstances, follows our advice, again.
What are the first tasks for Trump supporters? We think the smart Trump supporters and those happy with the New Republican Party have to fight alongside Donald J. Trump in every state as well as do one other really important task: Dump Paul Ryan. The time is now. Dubious polls look good for Dump Paul Ryan voters. But win or lose, the time is now to shave Paul Ryan from the House of Representatives.
A President Trump does not need a Speaker Ryan. President Trump needs a leader in the House, not a mouse. Dump Ryan.
The strength of the Trump revolution is what kept Mullah Ryan in check. Did anyone notice that when the roll call of states for the nomination began the RNC and the Trump loyalists kept Paul Ryan off the stage? When Paul Ryan finally was allowed back on stage it was only because RNC Chairman Reince Priebus was there too, making sure Paul Ryan could not gum up the works.
Mullah Ryan must go. The Trump convention went well because Mullah Ryan was kept in check.
Mullah Ryan was kept in a cage at the convention. Donald Trump’s convention allowed Donald J. Trump to be the star. Donald J. Trump was the star and he shone brightly.
Well before the Republican convention we advised Donald J. Trump to hold his fire but that war between Trump and the GOP establishment Paul Ryan must happen:
As we wrote so presciently three days ago, the next big fight will be Donald Trump versus Paul Ryan and the GOP revanchist establishment. It would help Trump2016 if a big name Trump supporter, joined by every Trump supporter, donated money to Paul Ryan’s primary opponent Paul Nehlen – that would send the necessary message to Paul Ryan and his ambitions to run for president in 2020 by sabotaging Trump in 2016. Of course, Paul Ryan’s treachery is proof of the truth of Trump’s message and helps Trump2016. Ditto Hilllary2016’s latest attack ad.
The GOP establishment will be smashed by Donald J. Trump. The war is inevitable. Trump sees it. Trump supporters, and many advisers are in Wisconsin doing their best to defeat Lyin’ Paul Ryan:
JANESVILLE, Wis. — With the relationship between Paul Ryan and Donald Trump already increasingly fraught, POLITICO has learned that a group of former Trump campaign hands is quietly working to defeat the House speaker in his primary election next week.
More than half a dozen of Trump’s former campaign staff members or leading volunteer organizers from around the country — and many more local volunteers — have signed on to the long-shot campaign of Ryan’s primary challenger, businessman Paul Nehlen, who openly embraces Trump and casts Ryan as an impediment to Trump’s agenda.
This is so smart. We think it is very smart. The GOP establishment hates this. But it is smart. Our analysis tries always to be predictive. Our analysis generally makes a case for a position and what the candidate should do. If the candidate does as we suggest we believe the candidate is on the correct path. If the candidate fails to follow our suggestion we can surmise the candidate is off the track. It’s like someone that goes into the woods and follows signposts leading them out of the woods. A kerchief tied to a tree limb here, a sock left on another limb further down the path, rocks shaped into an arrow laid down on the ground indicating the direction to follow….
The GOP establishment also has a campaign road through the woods. The problem is that the GOP establishment model is a well worn path that leads always to defeat. That Donald J. Trump refuses to take the well worn path to defeat laid out by the GOP establishment (for their own profit) angers them further. Donald J. Trump is on the road to victory however.
Trump has plenty of time to focus on the economy. Trump is still tops in all polls when it comes to who is the best leader on the economy. The economy comes next. But first Lyin’ Paul Ryan and the GOP establishment must be tackled. Which is why the GOP establishment is so furious with Trump and in league with Big Media to attack Trump.
Donald J. Trump understands his most dangerous enemies are the GOP establishment and Big Media. Trump understands he can’t fully attack Lyin’ Paul Ryan because in “nice” Wisconsin that might help Lyin’ Paul Ryan. But Trump can send signals.
Trump’s repetition of Lyin’ Paul Ryan’s “I’m not there yet” non endorsement of Trump was a masterstroke. Trump’s very public “thank you” to Paul Nehlen, Lyin’ Paul Ryan’s primary opponent was another sly slap. This Friday, Trump will campaign in Wisconsin, near the Lyin’ Paul Ryan v. Paul Nehlen district which will vote four days later. We will not be surprised if Trump invites all the candidates to his rally and the only one that shows up is Paul Nehlen – thereby sending yet another signal to Trump voters in the district.
It’s canny stuff Trump is up to. The Pence endorsement of Lyin’ Paul Ryan underscores the cleverness and Mike Pence helps keep the GOP establishment off balance.
The GOP establishment is worried about the primary election next week. A Paul Ryan defeat or even slim victory would be a major tearing down of the GOP establishment.Eric Cantor lost his election a few years back to David Brat and thereby destroyed many GOP establishment and political establishment schemes. A Paul Ryan defeat or slim victory would be a massive club on the head of all GOP establishment candidates this election. Want to “unite” the Republican Party for the November elections? Defeat Paul Ryan this coming Tuesday in Wisconsin and the GOP establishment candidates will fall in line or face certain defeat. Defeat or weakening of Lyin’ Paul Ryan is task #1. Trump understands this because Trump understands the battlefield and “kill the leaders” warfare strategy.
The defeat of Lyin’ Paul Ryan won’t be an easy task. Maybe. This past Tuesday’s election in Kansas was supposed to be an easy win, according to the polls, for a Ted Cruz type Trump hating Republican congressman. Instead the Trump hater lost big and the Trump supporter won big. Not that the Kansas election can be easily categorized however. That election featured lots of money for the challenger and the GOP establishment as well as Trump supporters found themselves on the same side. Still, the lesson is about the polls.
The big news from the Kansas election was that the polls were so completely off. It’s a feature of many elections these past years. The polls say one thing. The voters say another. That’s because voters who do not want to be called nasty names do what is smart and avoid the fray altogether. Then, these very same voters go to the ballot box and vote to “throw the bums out”.
The voters know the system is rigged. The voters know the Iran $400 million ransom and the Iran nuclear deal are corruption and treachery by Obama, the Obama Third Term candidate, as well as anyone that gives aid and comfort to Barack Obama. The voters know all this. That’s why they lie to the pollsters. That’s why they vote for Trump. The voters will lie to the pollsters, fill the cup of rage full, then explode into the ballot boxes on election day. The voters will be avenged.
Hey, you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, per Bob Dylan. Or how about the Godfather Michael Corleone? Or Butch Cassidy? Or Jigsaw Puzzle Rolling Stones shouting alongside the Queen, “What the hell is going on?”
The 2016 election is easy to describe and forecast, as long as you keep in mind the picture, not the individual pieces, of the jigsaw puzzle.
What is the big picture of the 2016 election? As we wrote so presciently so long ago, 2016 is a super-duper change election year. Further, one candidate markets himself as the CHANGE candidate and another candidate markets herself as the “stay the course” candidate. That’s the big picture. That’s the picture that in November all the puzzle pieces will fit to form.
2016 will not just be a run of the mill CHANGE election that usually occurs after eight years of a presidency. 2016 will be a super-duper oopper whooper-duper change election. A massive prairie fire with associated winds that will soon shake your windows and rattle your walls eventually to bring down entire institutions and the dwellings of the powerful.
Obama expelled the White Working Class and senior citizens from the Democratic Party in favor of his situation comedy demographics “coalition of the ascendant.” [snip]
The people Obama purged from his Obama Dimocrat Party found themselves politically homeless. Now Donald Trump either by design or sheer luck leads the politically homeless to the Republican Party and the old guard bears its teeth of brass and snarls.
The old guard of the Republican Party sees their grip on the party weakened even as the party grows in strength everywhere but at the presidential level. The Republican Party is strong locally and in states but nationally, before Trump, it was moribund.
Every day our analysis of this election year, which we began shortly before the last election cycle ended, is proven correct. Event after event confirms what we have written. For instance, AP catches up with all our analysis of the disaster which is Hillary Clinton 2016 abandoning her core supporters of 2008, the white working class:
Has Clinton Written Off Working-Class White Men?
From the multi-gender bathrooms to the initial speaker lineup Monday of Ivy League graduates to comedian Sarah Silverman referencing her therapist at the podium, the show at times had all the makings of a parody about an elitist party far too focused on identity politics and out of touch with the heartland. At one point there was applause at the mention of the word abortion, a staggering turn-around from the days when Bill Clinton insisted abortion should be safe, legal and rare.
It didn’t help that when asked by PBS, halfway through the convention, about Hillary Clinton’s trouble attracting white working-class males, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said: “I think so many times white, non-college-educated white males have voted Republican. They voted against their own economic interest because of guns, because of gays, and because of God.”
The drift away from rural America, from gun owners and pro-life voters who once found a home with Democrats in spite of some cultural differences, didn’t start with Hillary Clinton’s candidacy. But a fissure that began with a new coalition then-Sen. Barack Obama built to win election and then re-election, appears in a Trump vs. Clinton race to be nearing a complete separation. [snip]
For Clinton herself the reversal is stark. These voters once loved her husband. And in 2008 Hillary Clinton openly questioned Obama’s weak support among “hard-working Americans, white Americans,” insisting she had a “broader base” to win with. She pummeled Obama in the primary contests in states like Pennsylvania and Ohio and Kentucky with large rural populations by winning white men. It was in a defensive reference to these voters that Obama used a version of Pelosi’s “guns, gays, and God” riff to explain his failure to connect. It was thought at the time to be a gaffe. Now it’s apparently a strategy. Eight years later, many of these voters crossed over into the Republican primary to vote for Donald Trump.
Should we sue for plagiarism? It took A.B. Stoddard this long to rewrite the articles we wrote since 2007. Here’s some of what we wrote repeatedly many years ago:
In 2008, Barack Obama and assorted kooks decided to purposefully destroy the Democratic Party of FDR. Barack Obama and these kooks willfully embraced the idea of the new “coalition of the ascendant”. This “coalition of the ascendant” and their interests – which conflicted with the interests of the FDR coalition – made it necessary to kick out core Democratic Party constituencies such as senior citizens and the white working class.
That analysis does what good analysis should do. That analysis explains what is happening this year, except we did so years ago. In other words we looked at the picture, not the individual pieces of the jigsaw puzzle so we knew long ago how the little pieces would fit. Analysis should have predictive power if it reflects reality. Ours does, and A.B. Stoddard, years years years late, rewrites the obvious.
There was a solution to this problem for the once party of FDR now the Obama Dimocrat Party. The solution was to get a leader that would lead the Obama Dimocrat Party back to the party of FDR. This leader should have denounced Barack Obama’s unitary executive diktat as an abuse against Constitutional order. This leader could have brought back the white working class into the Democratic Party fold. This leader would have denounced the fact that Despite highest poverty numbers in 50 years, Obama okays illegals to compete for jobs in US .
We weep for Hillary Clinton. Hillary is now a sad bird in a cage pretending it still has wings and able to fly anywhere. Unfortunately this trapped bird has to sing the song her masters dictate if she is to get her bird seed.
We weep for Hillary Clinton. At the same time we do understand those who strongly advocated for Hillary Clinton in 2008 and since, who are now totally disgusted and repulsed by her. It does not matter whether Hillary merits tears or a spit in the face. It does not matter whether Hillary is corrupt to the core or stupid to the bone. It doesn’t matter at this point, at this point what difference does it make? The end does not change. Consider Michael Corleone of the fictional Godfather.
In the book, later movie, The Godfather, Micheal Corleone is the son of a Mafia crime lord chieftain. Michael Corleone is a good son who joins the army after the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, even though his crime boss father is infuriated. Micheal Corleone, a college student taking no part of the family “business” (other than the benefits which come from the crime family business) is distant from the grime and crime surrounding him. Years later, after his father survives multiple gun shots, the heir to the throne is killed in a mob hit, and assorted other setbacks, Michael Corleone joins the family business.
Micheal Corleone joins the family crime empire and eventually becomes the new Godfather chieftain. You see, Michael has a dream, Michael Corleone has a plan. Michael Corleone’s plan? In five years, Michael says, the family business will all be “legit”. In five years no more prostitution, murder, gambling, extortion, blackmail, beatings, revenge, crime. In five years Michael Corleone plans to take the Corleone crime family, with all their riches, into the lawful world. The five years pass. There is no CHANGE.
Michael Corleone is an object lesson for Hillary Clinton. Let’s assume Hillary Clinton is a good person, patriotic, not at all corrupt, made some unintended mistakes. Let’s further assume that Hillary Clinton is lying about her support for Barack Obama and once in office, Hillary plans to uncloak from her disguise as the Obama Third Term and become a working class hero reversing Barack Obama’s policies in toto. Hillary the liar is the best defense for Hillary Clinton we can think of. But “vote for the liar” is not a persuasive argument. Further, as Michael Corleone’s saga teaches, the notion that a crime family can go legit is a ludicrous notion.
Obama Third Term Hillary Clinton will not be able to go “legit” just as Micheal Corleone’s plans never panned out.
Hillary Clinton runs for president as the Obama Third Term. Like Michael she can delude herself that she can get the Obama Dimocratic Party to go “legit” but it is too late now. We long ago hoped that would be the course taken. But we’re not naive. It’s too late now. There’s no going back. Any deviation and Michelle Obama is there to take Hillary’s place, this election or next.
As to Donald J. Trump. Hell, that boy’sButch Cassidy. There are NO RULES in a knife fight:
“I really just want to see what happens.” It’s not D.H. Lawrence in Sane Revolution but for some in a change election, “upset the apple-cart and see which way the apples would go a-rolling” will make Trump the Avenger a winner.
Kick-the-apple-cart-watch-the-apples-role philosophy is not restricted to Bern-outs. Some of the most wealthy, according to Lawrence Kudlow, see why Trump the Avenger is needed:
Overthrow the Establishment to Fix the Economy
Famed investor Wilbur Ross recently told CNBC that “Trump represents a more radical new approach to government that the nation’s economy desperately needs.” He’s right. Trump seeks an overthrow of the establishment. He’s a disrupter — just what we need to fix the economy.
The situation is that desperate.
2016 wasn’t supposed to be this way. The Republican primary system and debates were a fix for Jeb Bush. The fix for Jeb Bush failed because Donald J. Trump declared as candidate for president. Soon, all the fixes that fixed the election for Jeb, backfired and assisted Trump.
To this day, the GOP establishment and all the power centers of institutional cronyism are aghast at the Trump Avenger victory. The Washington Postreports today:
Thirteen years after billionaire industrialist Charles Koch gathered a small group of his fellow libertarian donors in a Chicago hotel to discuss how to promote their economic theories, the network he launched is one of the country’s most potent political forces, with 1,600 staffers across 38 states.
But Koch’s refusal to harness his singular operation in support of the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, has put him at odds with some of his wealthiest peers — and forced the network to defend its relevance at a time of its greatest reach.
That tension rippled behind the scenes this weekend as about 400 donors met in Colorado Springs at a luxury resort encircling a man-made lake, where white swans paddled in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. Between panels extolling free speech and conservative state-policy victories, Koch and his top deputies heard out donors worried about the network’s decision to sit on the sidelines.
“I told him that it was very important that Hillary Clinton not get elected,” said Minnesota media mogul Stanley Hubbard, who said his biggest concern is how she would reshape the Supreme Court.
Koch’s decision not to embrace Trump threatens to alienate some heavyweight network backers who have rallied to the nominee’s side in recent months — mega-donors such as Wisconsin roofing billionaire Diane Hendricks, Oklahoma oilman Harold Hamm and New York hedge-fund magnate Robert Mercer, none of whom attended this weekend’s conclave.
The Koch brothers wanted to be the biggest players in 2016. Because of Donald J. Trump, the Koch brothers are an afterthought. That’s why the Kochs battle Trump. They would have done anything for Jeb Bush even though Jeb Bush, the weakling, would lose. Jeb Bush believed in what the political establishment wants so Jeb the loser Bush would have been A-OK. The Kochs want to be the power but with Trump they are to the side. We don’t blame the Koch brothers. We understand that Trump is, not a mortal threat, but a powerful threat to the Kochs. The political establishment hates Trump because Trump stomps them into pulp.
The Koch brothers strategy against Trump will fail. The Koch brothers will in the end only hurt themselves, not Trump. What’s funny to us is they don’t see how stupid they are. As a Trump hater at a lunatic GOP establishment site writes:
The Supreme Court was a hot topic as it relates to that specific complaint and I’m sure that the host was hearing plenty of it. The other argument being raised was that Trump is being held to a different standard than Mitt Romney. It’s easy to forget that there were many, many conservative thought leaders four years ago who were very unhappy with Mitt’s nomination, but the group consensus was that Obama was too much of a disaster to quibble over a few policy positions so Romney should be given a pass. And he was.
Koch was already backpedaling a bit during the meeting, assuring prospective donors that he would be criticizing Clinton in some of these Senate races and tying other Democratic candidates to her. [snip]
It seems as if Charles Koch is running into the same problems encountered by too many in the conservative commentariat who attempt to claim to be simultaneously #NeverTrump and #NeverHillary. That’s mathematically in the realm of unreal numbers. Forget for the moment that every conservative voter who would normally vote the GOP line but sits out the election or goes third party represents one more vote that Trump has to find elsewhere and increases Clinton’s default lead. There is also the down ballot effect. You can hope for ticket splitting to at least hang on to congressional majorities, but you’re never going to hit anywhere near 100% on that score. Koch’s position may not be directly supporting Hillary Clinton, but the indirect (and very real) electoral benefits to her are undeniable unless you’ve taken up a new residence outside of reality.
How dumb are the Kochs in their hostility to Trump? #1) They make Trump angry yet don’t ingratiate themselves to Hillary, so no matter what happens in November they are losers. #2) They say they will work and finance GOP down ballot candidates by tying their opponents to Hillary Clinton, which helps Trump anyway and angers Hillary too. #3) The Kochs help Trump by dramatically proving the political establishment is against Trump, which really does help Trump.
The Kochs are almost as dumb as Ted Cruz. Remember Ted Cruz? Ted Cruz had a strategy to beat Jeb Bush in the primaries by winning Christian evangelicals in states such as Iowa then win big in South Carolina, the doorway to the South, then victories throughout the South, Midwest, and West. But Trump won the Christian evangelicals, then South Carolina, then the South. Firewalls fell in flames. Cruz then tried to steal the nomination with his allies in the GOP establishment. The plan was to force a brokered convention wherein somehow the GOP establishment that hates Cruz would ally with Cruz to stop Trump – never thinking that any robbery would benefit some establishment figure like Rubio or Jeb. Now Cruz is fighting for his political life after losing to Avenger Trump, as Cruz donors now hate Cruz.
LONDON/ANKARA (Reuters) – Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and the rise of U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump have paralyzed efforts by Western governments to encourage already highly reluctant international banks to do business with Iran.
Uncertainty is frustrating Tehran’s push for foreign investment to revive its struggling economy: over Britain’s political and economic future, over whether Trump – who wants to scrap a nuclear deal with Iran – will get into the White House, and over whether banks will fall foul of U.S. sanctions if they process transactions with the Islamic Republic. [snip]
European banks have generally cited the U.S. elections as a political risk, while avoiding detailed comment on how a victory for the Republican nominee Trump might affect their business.
However, another Iranian official, who also declined to be identified, said the election and Trump’s promise to tear up the Iran nuclear deal if he wins was complicating Tehran’s efforts.
“Major European banks are worried about its outcome. An official from a German bank told us recently that they could not risk getting involved in Iran especially when Trump was a candidate,” the official said.
Trump the Avenger destroyed and remade the Republican Party from losers tied to low wage Chamber of Commerce types to caring for the working class. Trump the Avenger destroyed and remade the Republican Party from illegal immigration sanctuary to “enforce the law” fairness.
Trump the Avenger fights. Trump kicks, bites, punches, – to Make America Great Again, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. And fairness. Kill the crony non-capitalists. Jail the lawbreakers. Trump the Avenger does it all.
Trump the Avenger brings change and fresh apple pie from the apple cart that was just kicked over.