My lower-level Republican friends whine and complain about how I never write about Hillary while my higher-level Republican friends just try to stay out of the spotlight and hope Trump doesn’t tarnish their careers.
Today, let’s discuss why people are fans of Trump and want to vote for him.
First of all, I expected Hillary to become President in 2008. 8 years ago. So that ship has sailed. I have no problems at all with Hillary becoming President in 2016.
Here’s a video for you to watch, which was only uploaded 4 years ago because I had to switch it to YouTube from another video host, but clearly recorded while Hillary was running for PotUS, entitled “When Hillary is President”.
Funny part is that when I uploaded that, I had never heard of Barack Obama, who then went on to defeat Hillary and become PotUS and then reelected PotUS. 😀
So y’all can stop bitching about trust and emails and yadda yadda that nobody cares about.
If Hillary wins in 2016, which she should in a landslide because Trump isn’t a real candidate, it will only mean that her Presidency began 8 years after I thought it would.
Then again, like I said.. I didn’t know at the time I filmed that video that we were going to get a President Obama instead of Hillary, so it’s possible that Trump could win if some very odd things occur within the two months left before the election on November 8th, 2016.
Haves versus Have Nots
First of all, there’s a fundamental difference between what each candidate is saying.
Hillary, who is rich, is telling rich people that they’re going to continue to prosper if she’s elected.
Trump, who is rich, is telling poor people that they’re going to achieve upward economic mobility if he’s elected.
So Hillary is out for the flyover state people to begin with because she isn’t talking to coal miners. She’s talking to people who own stock in coal mines.
Trump, OTOH, is seen as the only chance those people will have to have a better life for themselves and their families, which is excellent incentive for them to hop on the bandwagon.
Unfortunately, the same guy that they’re fantasizing is going to do something for them has his products manufactured overseas instead of paying Americans to do the work.
Here’s Letterman busting Trump several years ago for outsourcing jobs to Bangladesh and China:
After you watch that, go read this: Trump’s Mar-a-Lago hires hundreds of foreign workers
Here’s Donald Trump’s dilemma: He is running for president on a platform of bringing jobs back to the U.S. and making America Great again.
But at his private club in south Florida, he has filled his staff almost exclusively with imported foreign workers. And he has been doing it for years.
The U.S. Department of Labor has confirmed to CNN that between 2013 and fall 2015, Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club posted 250 seasonal job openings and filled just 4 of those jobs with American workers. The club requested the rest of the staff be temporarily imported through the Federal government’s H-2B visa process. Basically, Mar-a-Lago brings in its seasonal staff from overseas.
So if you do the work to figure out who’s speaking to you, the fantasy fades away.
American Entertainment, however, is about escapism.
This is why *BROKE* rappers pose in front of cars they don’t own in their videos which also feature girls that would never even TOUCH THEM without an STD test.
(In a lot of those videos, the girls aren’t ever even in the same ROOM with the rappers, much less having any physical contact with them as if they actually know each other and they aren’t hired props like the cars and fake jewelry.)
It’s escapism. It allows broke people to fantasize about how it would be to be rich and they get a brief vacation from the doldrums of their actual existences.
Trump is providing the same entertainment value to flyover state people.
So long as they never check who he actually is and what he’s actually done, they get to dream that after November 8th, everything about their lives is going to change because of XYZABC that Trump told them he was going to do.
So basically, going to a Trump rally is like going to a Bon Jovi concert:
You feel all cool while you’re there and you get to chant along, but at the end of the day, you aren’t John Bongiovi, you don’t get the backstage groupie chicks, and you don’t move on to the next town and rock the crowd tomorrow night.
What you get is the temporary euphoria of standing in unison with thousands of people who feel the same way you do and chanting the same thing at the same time, whether it’s “YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME!!!” or “BUILD THAT WALL!!!”
Identity, Esteem, Property.
Second, Trump is a last ditch fantasy for a lot of people who have lost what they thought was their identity.
For whatever reasons there are.. Some call it.. haha No. Let me use Trump-Speak! 😀 haha “Many People Are Saying” that violence has been removed from films as part of the agenda of the emasculation of the American male.
So the days are gone when you could watch Schwarzenegger mow down like 150 foreigners with one chain-gun stream of bullets and feel all cool about it.
Now, all you get is corny comedies, dudes in dresses, and the best you can hope for is Matt Damon doing a combination of Filipino Kali along with Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do as Jason Bourne.
Meanwhile, HK Cinema is as exciting as it ever was, and you can go all the way back to Shaw Brothers for quality entertainment.
So for all these people with no more Chuck Norris and no more Schwarzenegger and no more Rambo and no role models at all of what a tough American is supposed to act like, the Trump show seems exciting because they believe the nonsense he tells them.
He’s going to do this and that to China. He’s going to do this and that to Mexico. He’s going to raise the standard of living for unskilled American workers. He’s going to force companies to bring their factories back to the USA. He’s going to kick all the illegal aliens out of the USA (which would cause several American industries to entirely collapse, but that’s a different topic for a different day). He’s going to build a wall across American Private Property and waterways that you can’t dam.
Wait a minute… 🙂 Let’s talk about this right here…
In order for Trump to build the so-called wall that all the yahoos are fantasizing about, he would have to steal private property from American citizens so he can build on their land.
Shouldn’t that be A MAJOR PROBLEM for the people that want to govern themselves as far as States’ Rights and Individual Liberties? 😀
So first of all, Trump wouldn’t be able to build a wall. At All.
Second.. If he COULD build a wall, that would mean that he can steal anything he wants from any citizen he wants, including *YOU* so good luck with that for your family’s future.
Eminent domain (United States, the Philippines), compulsory purchase (United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ireland), resumption (Hong Kong), resumption/compulsory acquisition (Australia), or expropriation (France, Mexico, South Africa, Canada, Brazil, Portugal) is the power of a state or a national government to take private property for public use. However, it can be legislatively delegated by the state to municipalities, government subdivisions, or even to private persons or corporations, when they are authorized to exercise the functions of public character.
The property may be taken either for government use or by delegation to third parties, who will devote it to public or civic use or, in some cases, to economic development. The most common uses of property taken by eminent domain are for government buildings and other facilities, public utilities, highways and railroads, or for public safety. Some jurisdictions require that the acquirer make an offer to purchase the subject property, before resorting to the use of eminent domain.
On that same tip, if Trump plans to hunt Mexicans, he’s also going to have to hunt Japanese, Swiss, and everyone else who’s still in the USA on expired visas.
(Snake) Oil For Everyone
So it’s all a throwback fantasy and Trump knows damned well that he can’t do any of it.
That doesn’t matter because he can still syphon money out of his campaign while you suckers keep falling for the scam.
According to documents submitted to the Federal Election Commission, Mr. Trump, whose campaign has just $1.3 million cash on hand, paid at least $1.1 million to his businesses and family members in May for expenses associated with events and travel costs. The total represents nearly a fifth of the $6 million that his campaign spent in the month.
The spending raised eyebrows among campaign finance experts and some of Mr. Trump’s critics who have questioned whether the presumptive Republican nominee, who points to his business acumen as a case for his candidacy, is trying to do what he has suggested he would in 2000 when he mulled making an independent run: “It’s very possible that I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it.”
So by going on the traditional Snake Oil Salesman tour, Trump is making money to pay off his debts by selling broke people champagne wishes and caviar dreams.
On the campaign trail, Donald J. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has sold himself as a businessman who has made billions of dollars and is beholden to no one.
But an investigation by The New York Times into the financial maze of Mr. Trump’s real estate holdings in the United States reveals that companies he owns have at least $650 million in debt — twice the amount than can be gleaned from public filings he has made as part of his bid for the White House. The Times’s inquiry also found that Mr. Trump’s fortunes depend deeply on a wide array of financial backers, including one he has cited in attacks during his campaign.
For example, an office building on Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan, of which Mr. Trump is part owner, carries a $950 million loan. Among the lenders: the Bank of China, one of the largest banks in a country that Mr. Trump has railed against as an economic foe of the United States, and Goldman Sachs, a financial institution he has said controls Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, after it paid her $675,000 in speaking fees.
No Soup.. er Jobs For You
So let’s get this straight.. 😀 Trump talks all this trash about China, yet he has manufacturing done in China *AND* he’s in debt to China……….
What about his daughter? o_O
One of the people at the Republican National Convention who received praise from all corners was Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka.
People liked her sharp comments, and admired her stylish line of clothes, which she highlighted during her performances. When she tweeted a link the morning after delivering a speech about how her father would fight for America, the $139 (£106) pink dress she had worn sold out online.
Yet many will be surprised to learn that the vast majority of Ms Trump’s clothes are not manufactured in US, but in China and Vietnam, two countries under the spotlight for human rights abuses and poor labour conditions. Some of the items are labelled simply as “imported”.
An inspection by The Independent of more than 25 different items of Ms Trump’s range at the Macy’s flagship store in New York city, found not a single one was produced in the US. A sales assistant confirmed that no items in the collection were made at home.
Are you starting to see a pattern yet? 😀
Globalists telling Americans they’re going to fight for them against Globalists? 😀 hahaha
But it’s cool, so long as you get to go to the concert and chant “LOCK HER UP!!!” 😀
One of the very very few things I agree with Trump about is Political Correctness. I’ve been saying for years that PC is a cover and a waste of time and energy and people who get involved with it are fraudulent.
All they’re doing is refraining from SAYING what they’re THINKING, which doesn’t do anybody any good.
If someone says some weirdo ish happened in Alabama, I’m going to say “What did you expect? I’ve seen ‘Deliverance’.”
I’m not going to pretend like I expect them to act like New Yorkers.
This is another reason why Trump appeals to his fans. He says all kinds of wacky things just like your local friend that you enjoy sharing a Pabst Blue Ribbon with at your local watering hole.
Except Trump already has F U Money and you don’t.
Trump can say anything he wants, and at the end of the day, he’s still rich and nothing he tells you that you love or hate will have any negative effect on his pockets whatsoever.
Every single rally he goes to, he says he has friends there and he does business there, because it’s in his script.
Meanwhile, everybody that’s documented the time they’ve spent with Trump say that he doesn’t HAVE any friends other than his kids -> Donald Trump’s Ghostwriter Tells All
In “The Art of the Deal,” Trump portrays himself as a warm family man with endless admirers. He praises Ivana’s taste and business skill—“I said you can’t bet against Ivana, and she proved me right.” But Schwartz noticed little warmth or communication between Trump and Ivana, and he later learned that while “The Art of the Deal” was being written Trump began an affair with Marla Maples, who became his second wife. (He divorced Ivana in 1992.) As far as Schwartz could tell, Trump spent very little time with his family and had no close friends.
For a moment, it appeared, Trump showed a flicker of self-knowledge, even pathos. Visiting him in his office high above Fifth Avenue, Kranish and Fisher asked about his friendships. There was a “considerable, unusual pause” before Trump struggled to answer. He stumbled around, trying to explain that he had business friends, not social friends, because he had no time for social friends, unless you count the ones met “when you go out to a charity event or something.” Then he named three men but put their names off the record. He had done business with them years before, he awkwardly said, but had rarely seen them in recent years. It was apparent that Trump had no friends, outside his immediate family.
So it all makes for a good concert, but at the end of the day, nothing’s going to happen.
You either end up with a Trump hat or a Bon Jovi t-shirt.
Fanaticism and Baby Mama Drama
At the end of the day, Trump is carrying a lot of weight on his shoulders.
Not for himself. He’s going to be rich regardless of what happens on November 8th.
Trump has made himself the standard-bearer for an entire lifestyle.
If Trump wins, the people who depend on that belief will breathe a sigh of relief and gain some much-needed self-esteem.
They still won’t have any jobs, because, Globalism.
At least they’ll have an affirmation that their concept of what’s right and true is valid and valued by enough American citizens that Trump got elected.
On the other hand, if Trump loses, and especially if he loses in historically horrible fashion like I suspect he will, the market for antidepressants will skyrocket.
One of the reasons why Trump got the Republican nomination is that all the other candidates they offered were clowns. They were extremely simple to defeat because they were all local heroes attempting to compete on a national stage.
Is Bobby Jindal ever going to be PotUS? Hellz Naw. But he’s good enough for Louisiana.
Rick Perry? 😀 hahaha GTFO
That fanatic Huckabee? Nope.
None of those people ever had a chance. Trump saw the opportunity and exploited it as he very well should have.
So now, the party that shouts about “Family Values” is running some dude that has 5 kids off of 3 different chicks.
Does that make sense? 😀 hahaha
Trump’s three oldest children, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka and Eric – are from his first wife, Czech-born fashion model Ivana Trump.
Tiffany Trump, Donald Trump’s daughter by second wife Marla Maples, will speak at Tuesday’s convention.
In 2005, Trump married Melania, a Slovenian-born model. The couple’s son, Barron, was born in 2006.
So instead of admitting that their party got hijacked in a hostile takeover, people like Reince Priebus are sucking it up and hoping for the best.
This is what you get for only running chumps. Next time run viable candidates and something like this won’t happen to Republicans.
Don’t send these local idiots to attempt to run the entire country because we aren’t having it.
I’ve Got Them Exactly Where They Want Me
Trump is basically Custer 2016.
If you sneakily run down and murder women and children like you planned, you go down in history as a hero.
If you and everybody you brought on your sneaky mission get whacked because the people aren’t having it, you go down in flames and serve as perpetual embarrassment to the people who thought you represented all that was right and good in the world.
The difference being that if Trump loses, he was rejected by American citizens and there’s no opportunity to kill anybody or ship them off to reservations.
It’s all over.
If this doesn’t work for Trump, there will never be another Trump.
Nobody else is going to try these wacko tactics to be elected to be the President of the United States of America.
The only reason why Trump can do it is because he doesn’t care now and he never did care.
Trump already said himself that “at the end it’s either going to work or I’m going to, uh, you know… I’m going to have a, uh, very, very nice long vacation.” (32 minutes, 25 seconds into this video)
So I understand why Trump has so many fans. 😀
The people who feel like they haven’t had a good time during the last 8 years while President Obama has been in office don’t want to see another 4 years of the same policies being continued.
They’re hoping and praying that Trump will a) get elected, and b) live up to *ANYTHING* he’s said this entire time, because that’s the only way anything’s going to change in their lives.
Trump also represents Rambo and Commando and all those other kill-em-all fantasies that used to permeate American movies but are all gone now in exchange for corny henpecked husbands who wake up drunk in Las Vegas worrying about what their wives think.
The same thing happened with American music. It used to be about being a demigod. Next, it was about feeling depressed and believing that anybody gives a flying **** if you’re depressed. Now, it’s about admitting that you’re a hopeless drug addict with no future potential.
Send The Work To Poland Or Send The Polish To Work
So the *idea* that Trump is selling these people is valuable. No, he isn’t rich because of his father’s fortune and political connections. No, he isn’t rich because he scams people out of the money he owes them for work they’ve already done for him. No, he isn’t rich because he sells future apartments to people and then declares bankruptcy. No, he didn’t cheat on all of his wives with his next wives. No, he didn’t take entirely opposite positions on important topics even though it’s all on videotape.
Instead.. Trump is a dude just like them, and if they get a chance or finally hit on that scratch-off card they buy every week out of their meager wages, they could be the next Donald Trump because he speaks the way they do and he thinks the way they do and the only difference between them is money.
The money you have available to you throughout your life influences your mindset and ways of being.
If you make $600 USD/day and a chick requires you to take her to a $200 dinner in order to spread her legs, that means that you can screw her, her sister, and her mother, and then make all that money back tomorrow.
If you’re broke, you only get to fantasize about interfamilial threesomes.
(I mean, or maybe foursomes, assuming you bag all of them at the same time, but I digress)
If you’re already independently wealthy and living off of the interest of your investments, tossing $200 at a chick in order to get her to do the right thing isn’t even a consideration.
It’s the same decision as whether you buy bubble gum at the store.
Similarly, whether Americans get jobs or not is of no consequence when you have people in Bangladesh and China assembling your products.
Whether Americans get jobs or not is of no consequence when you’re hiring people to work IN AMERICA in your club.
Whether Americans get jobs or not is of no consequence when your daughter is making clothes.
Whether Americans get jobs or not is of no consequence when you hire illegal Poles:
The 200 demolition workers — nicknamed the Polish Brigade because of their home country — worked 12-hour shifts, seven days a week with no overtime to knock down the old Bonwit Teller building and make room for Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
According to testimony in a protracted civil suit in federal court, the laborers were paid $5 an hour or less when they were paid at all. Some went unpaid after the contractor had financial troubles. A few never received even the paltry sum that was owed them for their dirty and hazardous efforts preceding the construction of Trump’s monument to his own wealth.
“They were undocumented and worked ‘off the books,’” Manhattan federal Judge Charles Stewart said of the workers after they became the subject of a 1983 lawsuit. “No records were kept, no Social Security or other taxes were withheld.”
This post could go on forever, so I’ll just stop here.
Enjoy the concert. Buy the merchandise. Get drunk with your friends and chant. Enjoy the entertainment. Sleep off the hangover. Then put on your hard hat and get back down in that mine.
Do the work to figure out who you’re supporting or remain ignorant and get what you deserve.