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.
We’ll discuss all this good news in Part II.
As millions suffer, Barack Obama is still golfing in playground for the wealthy, Martha’s Vineyard. Choom Gang leader Barack also gave his daughter advice based on personal experience on how to pack a doobie, avoid arrest when police break up a pot party, and not let pictures be taken when you shake your bare ass and take a toke.
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"!!!
— Dr.Darrell Scott (@PastorDScott) August 16, 2016
The first astounding speech punched like a powerhouse boxer from Donald J. Trump, about Muslim terrorism and foreign policy, was a masterpiece we discussed previously. The foreign policy Trump speech is a massive call for CHANGE and traps Hillary Clinton into a hellhole with Bush era neocons.
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?
You had us at “big media” big guy. Trump understands Big Media is the enemy. The Big Media Political Party is the enemy as we wrote in 2007 – Trump understands that.
We don’t use the term “mainstream media” or “lamestream media” for a very real set of reasons. Big Media sees itself as a political party that makes or breaks candidates. In 2008 Big Media was all in for Barack Obama against Hillary Clinton and John McCain. In 2012 Big Media was all in for Barack Obama against hapless Mitt Romney. In 2016, what goes around comes around (that’s a warning to Hillary2016) and Hillary Clinton is the Big Media Party favor because she is on the Obama leash, caged.
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”.