Supporters Love it, Enemies are distracted and can’t stay on message.
Conventional Republicans are saying Trump should stop tweeting; Democrats and the press (but I repeat myself) are saying he should stop tweeting. He should not stop tweeting. He is teaching the Republicans how to win.
The lefties in the press constantly bag on him, and he bags on them right back. He uses the same tone and style as they use, and they call him a bully. Trumpian supporters love it. They see someone pushing back, getting right back at the press for doing to him what they do to every other Republican and the Republicans usually go cower and comply. People who are on the verge of taking the red pill notice the controversy and examine the outrage . . . and find that the President is just giving a dose of the leftists’ medicine back to them . . . and the people inch closer to realizing the truth.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch . . .
Kate’s law just passed. We just renegotiated our sugar deal with Mexico. Two huge measures that will affect the daily lives of USAmericans for the better . . . and there is no coverage. Every station you turn to, with rare exception, is talking about this tweeting business. There is no organized resistance to Donald Trump’s agenda. There is *residual* resistance. People who resist him out of habit, still resist him. People who would only resist him if they had a campaign to organize them, are failing to resist. The Trump agenda is going forward at half-speed (only obstructed by the Republicans who do not know how to act as if they are the controlling majority party) while his opponents are bedazzled and constantly on the back foot.
This is tactical *genius* and it is so unconventional that people who benefit from it fail to see it in-progress.
Long-time readers will recall that I have said this year or next year would see a global recession/depression. The systemic problems that caused the crash of 2008+ were never fixed and more bubbles were blown, and it looked to me like this would be the year of the popping bubble.
Hold on there.
I was expecting a typical politician to be our next President. Things would be done the same-old same-old way, and structural problems would be left untouched again. But here’s this guy now in office, blowing up the paradigm of how a President acts. So allow me to revise my previous prediction: 2017 or 2018 will see a global crash* but the USA might actually escape. Possibly, even with +3%GDP growth or more the whole time. Because Trump. His leadership and example of fearlessness in discourse may be what it takes to right our ship whilst the others all sink.
Be sure to remember you read it here first, when the global depression is blamed (by the global leftist elites and their buddies in the press) on bad ol’ USA and Don Trump in particular, and the systemic problems are still not fixed after this upcoming recession. I hope I’m wrong and that lessons will be properly learned, but that wouldn’t rhyme with history.
*Australia’s housing market, and Canada’s in particular, are not looking great even right now
She’s running for President. She needs to keep whatever is her day job. I don’t think we should have a President whose strategy is “hope it doesn’t come to that” when talking about using military force against Russia. Call me crazy.
At least D. Trump has come out on the correct side of this: “Let Syria and ISIS fight. Why do we care?” I’m not for Trump (I’m for Cruz) but I’d vote for Trump any day of the week and twice on Sunday, vs. Fiorina. This is just one more reason for that.
Or, to quote the football announcer: “HE COULD! GO! ALL! THE! WAY!!!”
I have a sneaky suspicion that one D. Trump could be the next POTUS. I told this to DW and she asked “Why?” so I told her:
He keeps refusing to be intimidated into political correctness by the press, and then when they push him he spouts off things that the rest of the country is thinking, except for the people in the press.
Sure, he’s rich enough to buy ads enough to get popular. But you haven’t heard a single Trump ad yet. He’s sucking up all the oxygen, simply by being “controversial” by saying the same sorts of things you think all the time. It’s a long. [deleted]. time. until Novmber, 2016 and a lot of stuff can happen between now and then, including the proverbial “live boy or dead girl” scenario. But I doubt it. I think this guy has been working up the same case of giveadamn as me, these last many years- but he’s got the bankroll to allow him to pull off the campaign without compromise.
So what you are seeing may be Trump, unvarnished. He says what he intends, because he doesn’t HAVE to care what anyone thinks. Like it or don’t vote for him, but he doesn’t have to change his message to suit his audience. Which he knows, of course – so what you are seeing may also be a mask. He could still be a stalking horse for the eventual Democratic Party candidate, which will intentionally split the Republican Party vote and lead to a Democrat POTUS. There is approximately one way to find out: the hard way.
But this involves a larger number of people than have been interested in a very long time, finding a candidate they can agree with on about 80% of what he says, with a track record of getting things done. So. I’d prefer President Cruz or maybe President Walker. I don’t like what I’ve heard of Trump’s religion. But from all the way back here on the calendar, so far, maybe, I could pull the lever for Trump.
Ugh. Oh, gods I was just kidding! Heaven forbid that these people should get any ideas.
Hint: if you see the Republicans putting forward a Trump/Palin or Palin/Trump ticket in 2012, you will know 100% for sure that the game is rigged and you are the loser. We have a one-party system and the country is essentially lost for the foreseeable future. The ratchet turns.
Trump and Hucksterbee are both out of the running. Good. Scratch two names from the list of people you might have to hold your breath and vote for so as to vote against President Obama.
Support Herman Cain. Tell all your friends about Hermain Cain. Visit Herman Cain’s website. And if you know Herman Cain personally, tell him to hurry up and announce already!
The Official From-the-horse’s-mouth Birth Certificate has been issued forth from the throne of his highness the Obama. I leave it in more capable hands to see if this one is as genuine as the last one they acknowledged as genuine. Perhaps the forgery is good enough to be accepted. Perhaps it is real. What is beyond question is that, barring some very convincing disclosure of this certificate being fraudulent, this issue is settled. Several million dollars later and several years too late, but it is settled. Feel free to insert jokes about slow shipping from the Mexican document forgery house at this time.
Do you really believe it VFD? You’ll lay off now?
Unless it comes out as a verifiable fake, then yes I believe it. The timing even fits his massive ivory tower ego. During the campaign last time none of his handlers let him know this was a problem, and he did not release the certificate. Until he began to campaign again, it remained not only not a problem for President Obama, it was a useful distraction from the Socialism he was cramming down our throats. But NOW! Now, you see, he is running for the Presidency again. And, critically, he is possibly going to be facing down one of the richest, most famous men in the country, and THAT guy is calling attention to the “birther” controversy. This issue is costing the Dear President in the polls! It is hurting his numbers! Quick, do something! Demonize him! Wait, that didn’t work. Release the form then! Release it! Make the issue go away!!!1!
And theeeere you have it. When it becomes an apparent political (let alone morals!) necessity, the certificate comes out. The Donald is justifiably proud at having forced this move.
One of the local talk show callers said now Trump needs to push for John Kerry to release his 1st DD-214. The one that shows if or not he was dishonorably discharged and therefore a Felon
As well as why he has an illegal upgrade to a very-high award on his published DD214
And why he is supposedly authorized FOUR combat stars on his Vietnam Service Medal despite being present for only TWO combat campaigns . . . as stated on the extremely-unusual Form DD215 attached to his record.
SRSLY Donald Trump? I heard this recommendation from the mouth of a man who says we need to run the country like a business to get the finances of the nation back in order. With the latter I agree. With the former . . . how about we don’t pick for our CEO a man who has gone bankrupt THREE times and narrowly avoided it twice more? Donald Trump has a habit of charging up a brazillion dollars in debt on unworkable schemes and then defaulting, or losing money on unprofitable ventures. Somehow he barely manages to cling to the top of the heap each time.
Those last two sentences are not something I want applied to America. Just say “No.” to The Donald.
I told NP that Trump is apparently clearly going to run for President of the USA, and the first words out of his mouth were: “he’s been bankrupt how many times? NP is no fan of Sarah Palin at all and he said he’d sooner choose Palin than Trump for POTUS. I tend to cuncur.
I heard Trump on a couple of radio interviews and the hosts seemed all rah-rah for him, but he sounded like a government-educated populist ignoramus to me – on both foreign AND domestic policy. Just perzactly what we DON’T need in a President. We need someone sharp AND knowledgeable, both canny and charming, and without a whole heaping CLOSETfull of skeletons waiting to come bursting out at the first opportunity. Besides which, Donald Trump strikes me as somehow slimy.
If the Republicans decide to nominate him, you can know that they have decided to either a) abandon principle and hope for a win based on name recognition or b) thrown the contest in favor of allowing the Dear President a second term. It would be possible for him to win, if Trump ran against Obama, but it would be yet another election where a plurality of voters hold their nose and vote anti-Democrat again. Again. Again.
If the Republicans pick Trump, I hope Dr. Savage does make good on his threat to start up a third political party based on conservative principles, as the Republican party will clearly have gone down the wrong road (at least) one too many times.
I reiterate my call: Herman Cain for President!