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The Donald Affair: Trump Blasts O’Reilly


Everybody, from highbrow political analysts to unknown bloggers (I may be somewhere in-between) are throwing in their finest political analysis possible to make sense of what I would call “The Donald Affair”, the incongruous rise of a mogul within the party of the elite, threatening said elite but rendered untouchable by their own voters which they can’t now control. It’s a class-war within the GOP.

Trump blasts O'Reilly: Fox News haven for 'Trump haters'

Trump blasts O’Reilly: Fox News haven for ‘Trump haters’

What makes the ‘Donald Affair’ so fascinating is  that it is the conservative voters, not the progressives, waging a class war against the elite, INSIDE the elites’ own house, the GOP. And the fun part of this comedy is watching the GOP struggling to keep their house from being ransacked by the pitchforked mob in a T-shirt.

That word, class-war, is the one element avoided by the mainstream media, mainly because it is taboo in this nation of ours. They will have you believe that the Donald ‘problem’ is just a manifestation of popular culture gone awry, the love for the ‘famous’, anger about Washington insiders and illegal immigration. But consider the use of the word ‘elite’ by these outraged conservative voters.

The word ‘elite’ has never been dripping from their mouth as much as it is now. Until his run for the presidency,  ‘elite’ was a word used by the ‘liberals’, a sound that produced immediate attacks on them, for it (wrongly) stood, until now and according to the conservatives, for hatred of the wealthy.

Now, the conservative voters, and some democrats, have ‘embraced‘ the word ‘elite’ with a virulence not shown by the ‘liberals’ before them. Heck, the conservatives are showing more hatred of the ‘elite’ than we ever thought them capable of, and more than us progressives because at least THEY are doing SOMETHING about the elite. They are making the elite and the GOP CEOs TREMBLE.  You would have expected this show of ‘disrespect‘ for the elite to come from the democrats, not from the conservative voters. In that sense, I salute ye, conservatives.

But there is more to this ‘Donald Affair”.  Consider that, while there is open hatred of the ‘elite’, that elite is just a word, an abstraction, an elite without a face. As long as it stays like that, the elite is in trouble because it represents a ‘generalized’ hatred, not a particular one against one person. And yet, putting a face to it TODAY is a bad idea too because we have those elitists showing their real hearts: the guy who increased the AIDS pill from $13 to $700, the peanut king incarcerated for 28 years for the crime of ‘greed’, as the judge called it.

People are not blind. They are just tired of being screwed up by the powers that be.

That’s why the Donald has become an icon, an avatar representing that generalized hatred. He represents “hatred against the INSIDERS”, which is another generalization. Who are the ‘insiders’, what does that means, “insiders”, and how does it shows?

The pro-Donald knows what It means: that the elite has bought our misleadership in Congress and the White House with their lobbyists and PAC donations, and it shows in policies harming the middle class and condoning the criminality of the Wall Street and corporate elite. The ‘anti-migration’ focus is just the nerve where all that buying and criminality ends for them: we have illegal immigration because there are no jobs here and the corporations prefer to hire the cheap Mexican workforce. It all comes back to the economy.

The Donald Affair will stay in the annals of political history of this nation as one of the most interesting episodes, the one that promised the beginning of the shaking down by the electorate of the two political parties: the Trumpists and the Bernies.

Good luck to you all. Don’t let your movement be taken like the ORIGINAL Tea Party by the Koch brothers.

Conservative group trying to mount anti-Trump ad campaign


This is a long article worth reading in its entirety.

This is an extract:

So you can see why the Internet lights up when Donald Trump tosses Jorge Ramos from a presser and tells him “mine’s bigger than yours” (Trump was referring to his heart, but again, whatever). All of Trump’s constant bragging about his money and his poll numbers and his virility speak directly to this surprisingly vibrant middle American fantasy about a castrated white America struggling to re-grow its mojo.

…In the elaborate con that is American electoral politics, the Republican voter has long been the easiest mark in the game, the biggest dope in the room. The people who sponsor election campaigns, who pay the hundreds of millions of dollars to fund the candidates’ charter jets and TV ads and 25-piece marching bands, those people have concrete needs. They want tax breaks, federal contracts, regulatory relief, cheap financing, free security for shipping lanes, antitrust waivers and dozens of other things.

All you have to do to secure a Republican vote is show lots of pictures of gay people kissing or black kids with their pants pulled down or Mexican babies at an emergency room. Call it the “Rove 1-2.” That’s literally all it’s taken to secure decades of Republican votes, a few patriotic words and a little over-the-pants rubbing. While we always got free trade agreements and wars and bailouts and mass deregulation of industry and lots of other stuff the donors definitely wanted, we didn’t get Roe v. Wade overturned or prayer in schools or balanced budgets or censorship of movies and video games or any of a dozen other things Republican voters said they wanted.

Trump Valued Saving His Mother Very Low


New Yorkers may remember the news about the assault on the Donald’s elderly mother on November 1, 1991. He had to be prodded  by the media to reward the hero who chased the young criminal (the son of a Railroad executive) who left her badly injured during the robbery. How much did the Donald estimated was the value of his mom’s life at that time, with inflation factored in?  A DINNER at the PLAZA!!

He didn't even had to pay for the dinner: it probably counted as 'expenses'. Geez!

He didn’t even pay for the dinner: it probably counted as ‘expenses’. Jeez!

Hey, even I had lunch there in the 90s when I was just a lowly mental health case worker.

Somebody said that

“The value of things depend on our attitude towards them.”

The Donald showed us how much he valued the life of the man (in need of a job) who risked his life to save Mommy Trump, and the price he thought worth for saving her life. The saddest part of the affair is that the hero was so totally blinded by being next to an elitist-god, that he could not notice that his life meant nothing to his ‘patron’ and that the dinner invitation was an act to appease the media, which was demanding for the Donald to reward  the hero. He would have shown no gratitude where it not for the press. You see, we are here to serve the elite, they can’t be bothered with gratitude. Time is gold, and blinking for compassion may cut into the  profits.

If this type of questionable moral attitude from a self-called billionaire (is he really?) towards a person who sacrificed his life out of compassion to save this man’s own mother is not enough to explain his outrageous behaviors today, attacking anyone who gets on his way and women and poor people struggling to survive, we need to check our beliefs about what counts as moral and immoral attitude.

This man has NOT grown a heart for you. It is an illusion to think that he is campaigning to “make America great again”.

He only wants to aggrandize himself and rip bigger profits.

PS: I think there was something about him giving a menial job to the hero after the dinner,  but I can’t find the article. If you find it, please post it here.