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Three Cheers For Trump And The Poorly Educated!

Trump on not turning down election donations:

“It’s hard for me to turn down money because that’s what I’ve done in my whole life; I grab and grab and grab. You know I get greedy. I want money, money. Now we’re going to get greedy for the United States — we’re going to grab and grab and grab.”

Mitt Romney on Donald Trump:

Mr. Trump is directing our anger for less than noble purposes. He creates scapegoats of Muslims and Mexican immigrants. He calls for the use of torture. He calls for killing the innocent children and family members of terrorists. He cheers assaults on protesters. He applauds the prospect of twisting the Constitution to limit First Amendment freedom of the press.

This is the very brand of anger that has led other nations into the abyss.

Here’s what I know. Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University.

He’s playing the members of the American public for suckers. He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat.

His domestic policies would lead to recession. His foreign policies would make America and the world less safe

When Trump said, “I love the poorly educated!”, a lot of people nodded their heads and said well, of course, as if the educated could ever be taken in by Donald. However, when hearing Romney describe Trump, I couldn’t help but think that his appeal to the Republican voters is not because they’re an unenlightened mob who don’t know better; Trump appeals because he IS America.

When you listen to Romney describe him and talk about “the bullying, the greed, the showing off, the misogyny, the absurd third grade theatrics”, it’s easy to see him as the United States in human form. When Trump talks, his hype sounds appealing; his reality, however, is a long way from it. Just like the USA itself, he lauds freedom while using coercion and force to get his own way, mocking and belittling any critics.

When Romney says that Trump does have some good ideas, we learn that his good ideas consist of wanting to “repeal and replace Obamacare” and bringing jobs home from China and Japan. Yes, forcing people to have healthcare is a terrible, terrible thing – un-American. Romney goes on to tell us that Trump’s prescriptions for doing these things are – like the USA – “flimsy at best”. Romney adds a rather strange notion that businesses can’t be punished into doing what you want.

Businesses can’t be punished into doing what you want, but poor people that’s another story altogether.

So when Trump says that he wants to make America great again and that he wants to start winning, he’s talking to an audience who’ve been listening to that same sort of rhetoric for generations. When he tells them that he’s intelligent and clever and smart and successful and a winner and a really, really swell guy, his audience has been conditioned to believe that money equals value equals intelligence equals being worthwhile and if you’re all those things, well, you should have power too and it’s those pesky intellectuals and unions and welfare people and immigrants who are keeping the country back. If his delivery is more over the top, that’s because he’s real, he’s passionate and he’s not one of those politicians, why he’s one of us. He even stumbles on his words sometimes because he’s not a slick, well-oiled salesmen like those Washington guys. Yay, Donald, let’s have a beer and toast you becoming President.

Ku Klux Klan endorsement? Well, it’s a free country and while those guys are just a bit misguided but, hey, don’t they love America and why should he tell them that they can’t support him.

He admires Vladimir Putin, but calls George W. Bush a liar and mocks John McCain. Well, wasn’t McCain the sort of loser who got caught by the Viet Cong, and lost to that guy who isn’t even American and is now in the White House trading away our country. We don’t like losers like that, we like winners and until we have the right man in charge, then Putin will be a winner and there’s something that you admire about winners.

Bankrupcies, failed marriages? What are you talking about? They’re not a sign of being a loser. No, remember Trump is the man who took his father’s fortune and managed to turn into well, nearly as much money as if he’d put it in the bank on fixed deposit.

No, being a loser is when you’re not Donald Trump. Or the USA. And if anyone beats them, they’ll take it squarely on the chin and complain that the game was rigged, and unless they play by their rules, it’s all wrong and their rules clearly state that unless they win there’s something wrong with the game.

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  1. Salstarat

    God help the world if this astounding megalomaniacal, narcissistic psychopath wins and becomes the WORST President since the war mongering, totally inept moron, George Bush! Trump is as mad as a cut snake, exceedingly bad and extremely dangerous. Trump, like so many ultra right wing neoliberal conservatives, is morally bankrupt, a habitual, pathological LIAR who knows the COST of everything and the value of nothing. Sounds familiar? Trump and Abbott are like peas and carrots, completely obsessed with power for power’s sake with a Machiavellian, born-to-rule mentality that will stoop to any level, certainly undemocratic – even criminal – to get what they want and what they want, make no mistake about it, is SELF SERVING power and wealth under the farcical, hypocritical disguise of nauseating patriotism. Stop and think what it will be like with this crazed, arrogant sociopath, Trump, following his own insane diabolical agenda whilst having his finger poised over THE button. The world has never been in a more precarious situation to enable WWIII than if the crawling moron Republicans vote this frothing-at-the-mouth lunatic into power!

  2. mark delmege

    Trump is a chump – no doubt. But Killery is hardly better and Bernie has a very unsavory record in voting for imperialism and war. I’d feel better if you mocked the lot Rossleigh.

  3. kerri

    “Bankrupcies, failed marriages? What are you talking about? They’re not a sign of being a loser. No, remember Trump is the man who took his father’s fortune and managed to turn into well, nearly as much money as if he’d put it in the bank on fixed deposit.”

    Wasn’t that just Trump “having a go”? And shouldn’t we applaud him for his “agilty and innovation”?
    Saltstarat hear hear!

  4. hemingway13

    As an absentee voter in this American election, I have paid close attention to the Republican candidates in order to “know thy enemy” in the upcoming contest against the Democratic Party’s nominee, which is more likely to be Clinton than Sanders or a currently undeclared Democrat.

    Donald Trump is, obviously, a raving ratbag whose appeal is greatly due to hate-speech and bulldust with his overly simplistic bully’s approach to the important policy issues. Oh, and one more thing: Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are even more frightening because they both agree with Trump’s most destructive and looney economic policies and are far worse warmongers. For a case in point, these two sons of immigrants spent the first hour of this week’s Detroit debate railing against Trump for hiring legal immigrants as seasonal dishwashers and waiters, and the second hour telling stories of how proud they are of their immigrant parents because they’d worked as dishwashers and waiters.

    Yes, Trump is the Poorly-educated-whisperer, but he’s a notch less scary than hypocritical dogwhistlers Rubio and Cruz (a man despised by all the other 99 Senators). These two are following Romney’s 2012 playbook when he was able to pull the wool over the eyes of MSM reporters for over a year until he was finally exposed by his infamous 47% secretly recorded speech to super-rich donors. Yesterday, the CPAC’s extremist rightwing hate-fest conference attendees voted for their choice of the Republican nominee, and Cruz was the winner with 40% followed by Cruz at 30%, Trump at 15% and the self-proclaimed “adult on the stage” Kasich in single digits. IMHO, that CPAC ranking constitutes the American voters guide for most to the least diabolical potential president.

  5. hemingway13

    0oops! That should be Rubio on 30% CPAC vote.?

  6. @mars.08

    This is a very scary time for English-speaking democracies.

    Britain, Canada and Australia… all have Trump clones waiting to emerge from the slime of their political swamps.

    What Trump has done is encourage the ignorant, the paranoid and the angry by feeding their fears. He has validated their world view. Trump has lowered the bar on public discourse and tempted other right-wing politicians to engage in hateful trash-talk. The has made mindless bigotry a strength. And the corporate media assisted in spreading his filth.

    Even if Trump does not make it to the White House, his legacy will continue to eat away at anglophone politics for years to come. He has lowered the bar on how right-wing politicians in English-speaking nations can engage the public.

    Clearly there are those in the Republican party who are distressed at Trumps appeal and his lack of subtlety. However, this section of the ruling class isn’t concerned about the hate and hysteria Trump is preaching. They are simply worried about Trump alienating groups which form a growing demographic in the American electorate. For example, support from the Latino voters has been demolished in recent months. The Republican party would rather rely on more delicate bigotry than Trumps sledgehammer approach.

    Make no mistake. Trumps vile rhetoric has struck a chord in certain sections of the Australian public. There are those in our ruling class who are taking note of Trump’s advances (and weaknesses) and are ready to promote the same agenda in Australia. And indications are that our corporate media would happily and uncritically spread the word.

    If your are not frightened yet, you haven’t been paying attention.

  7. jeffrey

    The frightening bit, is when a good man with good intent becomes president of the usa and is still unable to affect sane policies like controls on firearms and public health.
    Just offers further proof that the president is not the most powerful man.

    This is where Trumps obnoxious behaviour may disrupt the status quo and shake out some truths on the global controllers.

  8. jim

    ” And if anyone beats them, they’ll take it squarely on the chin and complain that the game was rigged, and unless they play by their rules, it’s all wrong and their rules clearly state that unless they win there’s something wrong with the game.”

    .Very much like the Liberal party we have here, just this morning on abc tv turnball while praising Abbott (the most hated man in the world so said an American newspaper), turnbal while praising Abott for ousting the “Rudd, Gillard ,catastrophe”, I can only deduce that it was a catastrophe , for the LNP as I’d hate to see where Australia would be to day if Abbott was in charge during the CFC, who listens to the Liberal party liars anyway?. They always throw mud with nothing whatsoever to back up their name calling.

  9. jim

    I’d just like to thank you so much for keeping me sane through these terrible times Australia is now enduring due to this heartless mean Liberal government, if they win this election well no one can help us please keep up the good work you all do for all Australians,THANK YOU AIMN. ps Democracy is not a set and forget system, it requires the vigilance of the people at all times.

  10. RosemaryJ36

    We need a guillotine and a Madame Defarge!

  11. margcal

    I can knit!

  12. Annie B

    Excellent article Rossleigh.

    Frighteningly so. Agree with everything you have stated … and your observations.

    It is horrifying to think that anything Dump does or says, resonates in ANY way whatsoever, with the main populace here. Ah – but it would with the United Patriots ( who continue to fight amongst themselves – no honor amongst thieves is there – and are small in number ). Hoping they remain that way, and diminish to nothing in the near future.

    I honestly think that Labor, Liberal, Greens and other voters here could almost be seen to ‘join together’ because this creep is threatening so much in the world – if he gets into the White House. And they are all aghast and sickened by his inane rhetoric.

    Historically, the U.S. has very specific ‘ ways ‘ of dealing with this type of danger in their country … we wait, and see.

  13. John Hermann

    The underlying problem is that citizens of the United States as a whole have become increasingly dumbed down, after decades of indoctrination and disinformation by corporate controlled mainstream media, and therefore have little or no understanding of the forces which are manipulating and moulding their lives. This is the ultimate reality that can be expected from neo-liberalism and the american model of capitalism. The dysfunctionality and unfitness of the Republican Party to be in government (and to a lesser extent the Democratic Party) reflects that reality and also seeks to exploit it.

  14. mark delmege

    Its easy to spot the loon but it is the sane sounding pollies that create the mess (and who are really working for wall street and the military and the 0.01%) as they smile and lie. You want to believe them and they know you want to believe them and when it all falls apart you want to blame someone else – anyone but your mob. They’ve got you by the short and curlies cos most can’t break out of the binary trap.

  15. Stuart Bazley

    Typical Australian reactions to something new and different from the usual Puppet on a string they call the American President. I don’t believe Mr. Trump has ever done anything illegally, it’s not as if any of our Australian millionaires break the law is it? People are voting for Mr. Trump because they are sick and tired of the way they’re being treated. They are the ones who suffer whilst those at the top of the food chain grow fat and very rich, very rich. Much the same as our politicians do likewise.

    Australians are growing sick and tired of the poor excuses we’ve had to endure over the years. A bunch of schoolboys right down to the bullying. Parliament on TV is showing them for what they are, a bunch of mud slinging spoiled brats only there for what they can grab and if anyone gets in their way it’s out with the knives. Every politician is expected to toe the party line, gone is the ability to speak one’s mind, unless it’s to bag the opposition of course. If one party doesn’t get what it wants it sulks in the corner refusing to play, until the next election. Prior to which out come the promises and vows which will be quickly forgotten anyway. Why aren’t these promises handled prior to the election? If they did that they’d have nothing to promise at all. Anyway, we all know promises are usually empty or watered down once the election’s over.

    I won’t be voting at any election unless there’s someone worth voting for and to find anyone worth voting for it would have to be someone other than a member of the usual boring parties we see playing ping pong for top dog. Should someone fresh show up and show signs of actually caring about ALL Australians (not just the privileged few) Even longer knives suddenly emerge, the media do their usual crucifixion act and totally destroy them. Anyway, should we actually find someone we’d like to see as a Prime Minister, it’s not our say, that’s down to the rest of the pack to decide, not the people. Plus there’s little chance of getting a favoured party into power due to our archaic and laughable voting system. How anyone can say it’s fair when our vote won’t go to the person we want to vote for, it goes to the party you don’t vote for. It’s a complete waste of time, much like the American system where the guy who is the most votes popular may not even be allowed to stand for election.

    Since when should the party or the media decide who’s in power, I mistakenly believed it was the people who made that decision, isn’t that how most voting systems work? Apart from political voting systems it seems. It’s been well and truly rigged not to allow the most popular person to lead us, no we’re too dumb to take notice of, we haven’t a clue how ruling a country works, mainly because it’s so bloody complicated I guess. We’ve allowed a bunch of people to tell us who THEY want up on THEIR pedestal. WE have been taken out of the equation. All this hoohah about the next election (in Australia) is a complete waste of time. We already know it’s one of two choices and it’s usually the one the media picks. So let’s really put it to the test and simply toss a coin, isn’t that much fairer than having to put up with the usual garbage we rabble usually have to endure for months on end. It’s a forgone conclusion anyway so Heads or Tails, quicker, cheaper and so much less BS.

  16. Annie B

    Stuart B ….. ( your quote ) ” I don’t believe Mr. Trump has ever done anything illegally, it’s not as if any of our Australian millionaires break the law is it? “

    Soooo many of our Australian millionaires ( along with a whole lot of others ) “break the law” – that is a given, is not right, cannot be approved, and must not continue.

    And ” People are voting for Mr. Trump because they are sick and tired of the way they’re being treated. They are the ones who suffer whilst those at the top of the food chain grow fat and very rich, very rich.

    Who is the fattest, and richest at the ‘top of the food chain’ who is spewing his degraded filth around America, to encourage mayhem and anarchy – YES – anarchy …. but the dreadful Trump – so much wealthier than so many, and proud to announce he has financed his own campaign ( well – that’s what HE says ). Whatever – he is a loud mouthed despot, but a total coward at heart – money is his god, and he revels and wallows in it.

    I don’t understand how you could say what you said about Trump – and then go on to make some astute observations about our own problems here. I agree with much of what you have stated about Australias’ political status, but bringing that psychopath from the ( at one time ) almighty U.S. of A., and their following of such a monster into the equation, has me baffled.

    They are them – we are us. …. And while we appear to be following their every move, and emulating it – it is not so in this country, in fact.

    I would like you to imagine what it might be like to have a Trump, spewing and spruiking here. ( Oh – forgot – we had a taste of that with Abbott ) …. and what happened to Abbott ? – he was turfed out on his arse, and rightly so. His replacement hasn’t done or said much – but election time looms and all will be spreading their wares on tables for all to see. …. We all know that.

    As for the insane one, resident across the big pond. He will appeal and continue to appeal to what is essentially the American mind-set and arrogance.

    I soooo hope and trust, that the Americans – as people, will wake up very very soon. The horror is, it’s highly likely that they won’t.

  17. ImagiNation

    Of cause the alternative to trump is much better. i mean, look at what Hillery will do. Look what the Neocons have already done. Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria… She has already promised to destroy Iran if she is elected. Yes, bring it on. Who needs peace on earth when there’s so much money for the Military-Industrial Complex and Israel to make. More of the same, that’s what I say…. BAAAHHHH

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