THE NEW GILDED AGE (Part 2)
THE NEW GILDED AGE (Part 2)
Demystifying the Donald Demand
24th March, 2016 29
Certainly I would admit Mr. Trump is something entirely new in American politics. The first politician seemingly impervious to attack ads. There isn't an ad that can be produced that is worse than some of the things already coming out of his mouth. So what is the allure?
You could attempt to categorize the entire movement as anti-establishment, and you wouldn't be wrong, as it is brutally that. The question the curious ponder, is why Democrats are spending their time attacking Mr Trump, when Mr Trump is deconstructing and tearing down the Neocons? There was a time when 'Neocon' was a dirty word in Liberal circles. So why do Liberals attack him so fiercly now? Perhaps it is feared that a candidate like Mr Trump, with his condemnation of the Iraq invasion as "one of the worst decisions in the history of the country" might actually fair well even with Democrat voters against the hawkish and seemingly inevitable Demcratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
The GOP is getting obnoxious, throwing around 'contested conventions' and the words of inserting the not-1-delagate-earned Paul Ryan or Mitt Romney up for the 2016 nomination, or talks of a 3rd party conservative candidate if Trump gets the nomination; while others, in denial of the obvious current civil war in motion already in the GOP, insist that major rule changes to stop Trump will be 'World War III' in the party.
With all this determination by the establishment Republicans, the establishent Democrats, not to mention hour-after-hour of negative reporting on Trump seems to indicate one thing: The establishment is scared.
Is it the "free trade" agreements he vows to overthrow? Or the military industrial complex, that he seems to collide in interests with wanting to pull out of NATO, and reduce some of our costly overseas military footprint?
Perhaps it is the reaching powers of this adminstration and the last administration, that he is at odds with, not in just insults, but common sense policy, like releasing the 28 pages of the 9/11 Comission Report related to the funding of the terrorists that were classified by Bush, and kept as such by Obama. Regardless of lawmakers like Thomas Massie labeling the 28 pages as "shocking" and that "it challenges you to rethink everything." High ranking Senate Intellegence Committee Member Richard Shelby said "95% of that information should be declassified," dramatically parting ways with those that oppose it's release claiming national security.
So, while any intelligent being should have some reservations about the thought of a President Trump - from his many egotistical quips like he could 'shoot someone in public and not lose support,' to the thought of building a huge wall in between us and a nation of the finest tunnel builders on the planet. From promises of punitive tarriffs that could cripple our economy, to his seemingly endless position changes, one thing is pretty certain - as much as Mr Trump is a wildcard, the media is equally unfair in their coverage of him.
For instance, there was outrage when Trump said he would target and kill the families of terrorists, but one must wonder, where is this outrage when President Obama actually killed the family of terrorists, even if they happened to be an American citizen?
Another example would be the repeated stories of violence at Trump rallies, which seem to uniformly identify Trump supporters as violent. Yet, when a police officer goes to a Trump rally to check it out for himself, he finds the exact opposite, with flagarant Sorros funded protesters that seem intent on dampening the ability of Mr Trump to deliver his message.
All in all, there is a lot of hypocrasy nowdays in poltics. Demagogues calling demagogues - demagogues. With the middle class headed for extinction, it's unsurprising the surge of voters willing to take a chance on the wildcard Trump, willing to look past glaring flaws. It actually might be a knee jerk reaction of the American populus just plain disgusted with our political system selling them out for the elite banks and connected corporations. With more people than ever rejecting our 2 party system and record amount of public now identifying as independant, it's no wonder so many are willing to throw a wrench in the gear with a President Trump; as some supporters feel his presidency would be an unmitigated disaster, yet support for that very reason feeling the corrupt system must be broke in order to fix it.
So voter disgust is certainly fueling Mr Trump's chances, though to write it off as just that, shallow and unintilligent would be unwise; while the wild card element or specific proposals could spell potential disaster, as both sides of the establishment dig in against him, it seems to attract more people to look deeper. Then the not-so-unreasonable conclusion - if those politicians who have failed us over and over hate Trump this bad; maybe, just maybe there is something to it...
As for me? I'm not saying who I'll vote for, but this whole chaos and utter civil war in the GOP? I love it! Burn, baby, burn! Pass me a Cuban while I enjoy the scene... That's legal in our 'free society' now, right?
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THE NEW GILDED AGE (Part 2)