Monday, July 27, 2015

I am Fascinated with Donald Trump

The longer he sticks around on our political stage, the more fascinated I am by Donald Trump.
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50 Shade of Donald

Don't get me wrong, I am not going to vote for him or anything, but I find the whole thing fascinating.  I think it is easy to understand how people can support him.  It is harder for me to figure out how supporters ignore the negative or stupid.  But maybe the outlets they follow (i.e. Fox News and Rush Limbaugh) don't share his full craziness.
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His pros are easy.
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The man says things that other politicians hint at.  Scott Walker was busy last month knocking immigrants, even legal immigrants.  Donald's posturing and ranting is repeating those same right wing talking points.  Without the mushiness of political correctness.  So he comes across as honest.  To me, honest, wrong and an idiot.  But to people who share his  mindset that immigrants are bad, he just comes across as honest.
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As for the John McCain debacle: (For my non-US readers, he said John McCain wasn't a war hero in his eyes.  Donald likes fighters that weren't captured.  His words.)  Well he wasn't the first that said this about John McCain.  George W. Bush conducted an entire South Carolina primary campaign on the basis that John McCain wasn't a hero and probably fathered a black child out of wedlock and hid the truth away.  Karl Rove and George Bush denied they were behind it at the time, and now it is just chalked up to "hard hitting politics".
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His anti-Politician stance plays great in the country.  Not only aren't politicians popular, the Republican Party has been telling the base they are the bad guys since Ronald Reagan - who can forget his comments that the Government IS the problem.  Or when he said the most frightening words in the English language were "I'm from the Government.  I'm here to help."  A non-politician is the end solution if that is how you define the problem.
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Those of us in New York know he is a blowhard and thin-skinned guy who cannot take any criticism.  But outside of New York (and cities where his "properties" have left investors high and dry) he has been built up as a businessman and celebrity.  He has taken those personas and added the talking points of the Republican Party.  Of course he is doing well.
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I see him a bit as Frankenstein's Monster.  Dr. Frankenstein (in this case the Republican Party and Fox News) created the perfect attack creature.  They are now freaking out that the Monster is destroying everything in its path, not just Democrats.
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I can't be mad at Donald being Donald anymore than you can be mad that Frankenstein's Monster went on a rampage.
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Now you just go attack Hillary.  Ok?

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