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”.
Born into slavery as one of the youngest of thirteen children of James and Elizabeth in Ulster County, New York, in 1797, Sojourner Truth’s given name was Isabella Baumfree. As almost all of her brothers and sisters had been sold to other slave owners, some of her earliest memories were of her parents’ stories of the cruel loss of their other children. [snip]
In 1843, she changed her name to Sojourner Truth – her name for a traveling preacher, one who speaks the truth – and left New York. She traveled throughout New England, where she met and worked with abolitionists such as William Lloyd Garrison, and Frederick Douglass. Her life story, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave, written with the help of friend Olive Gilbert, was published in 1850.
While traveling and speaking in states across the country, Sojourner Truth met many women abolitionists and noticed that although women could be part of the leadership in the abolitionist movement, they could neither vote nor hold public office. It was this realization that led Sojourner to become an outspoken supporter of women’s rights.
In 1851, she addressed the Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio, delivering her famous speech “Ain’t I a Woman?” The applause she received that day has been described as “deafening.” From that time on, she became known as a leading advocate for the rights of women. She became one of the nineteenth century’s most eloquent voices for the cause of anti-slavery and women’s rights.
February 1, 2009
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the President of Gays & Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies met with each other on Friday, along with other heads of affinity groups from the State Department, during which time Clinton again voiced her pledge to review the inequities in how the State Department treats its gay and straight employees.
Michelle Schohn, president of Gays & Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies, raised the issue of how the department treats its gay employees during the brief meeting, and Clinton again promised to review current policies. Schohn stated: “It was an overwhelmingly positive meeting. There wasn’t a lot of time to talk with her because she was meeting with all the affinity groups, so we each got a tiny chunk of time to be able to say something to her.”
January 29, 2009
NOLimits.org - Because we want to stay connected with the wonderful people we met and worked with all over the country in the last two years.
Because we want to share our ideas and experiences, our common goals, and nonpartisan solutions to the challenges that we face - and there are no limits to what we can achieve when we do.
And because we want to keep working for a better future for every child, from every family – a world in which no limits is not just our goal, but a reality!
NoLimits.org will "keep you up to date with news about issues on which Hillary took a lead and we know you care so much about," group President Ann Lewis said in an e-mail to as many as 2 million people culled from the Clinton campaign database.
Because No Limits is a registered nonprofit, "it cannot do anything political. It has to be nonpartisan," said Lewis, a longtime senior adviser to Clinton.
In Clinton's job as secretary of state for President Obama, her political dealings are highly restricted.
For example, she shut down her political action committee.
Some, like Democratic consultant and former Bill Clinton aide Chris Lehane, dismiss talk that the group could be a springboard for Clinton to try again for the White House in, say, 2016.
"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar," Lehane said. "I think this is just [a] group of folks who developed relationships in an intense [electoral] environment and want to stay together."
But the University of Virginia's Larry Sabato countered: "Whenever a group like this says it's not a political organization, you just know it is."
"Maybe [this] is Hillary's answer to Obama's new 'change' group that controls his golden mailing list. Maybe it's a way for Secretary of State Clinton to mobilize backing for her objectives at the State Department," he said. "And maybe [it's] a standby committee of supporters in case Hillary decides to get back into elective politics."
Democratic consultant Hank Sheinkopf said NoLimits.org is "one way to make sure that she - and/or the former President - still have political leverage."
Hillary World-Wide January 26, 2009
Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton Meets Afghan Women Lawyers. Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton met today at the State Department with fourteen prominent Afghan women judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys. These jurists were in Washington to participate in a training program arranged by the Department’s Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan. Secretary Clinton told them: "Your American friends greatly admire your bravery and courage. It is your work in the tough environment of Afghanistan for women lawyers that will bring real reform and the rule of law to the Afghan people. As President Obama made clear yesterday in his first foreign policy announcement, we are committed to supporting your efforts to bring security and stability to your country."