Wednesday, September 07, 2016
The Donald Trump Show and the Madness of America
The more I watch the Donald Trump show, the more it reminds me of the movie Cabaret, before the Nazis took over.
Because by now it's beyond crazy even by the standards of America. And this seems to me to be madness.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton start the race to November 8 on essentially even ground, with Trump edging Clinton by a scant two points among likely voters, and the contest sparking sharp divisions along demographic lines in a new CNN/ORC Poll.
For although Hillary Clinton must share some of the blame, for spending the entire month of August fundraising, instead of campaigning.
So must many in the U.S. media.
For covering the campaign like a reality TV show.
Allowing Trump to call Clinton "crooked" without pointing out his mind boggling history of corruption.
The truth is that you’d have to work incredibly hard to find a politician who has the kind of history of corruption, double-dealing, and fraud that Donald Trump has. The number of stories which could potentially deserve hundreds and hundreds of articles is absolutely staggering.
And by so doing framing the campaign in a way that couldn't be more absurd, or more dangerous.
Trump is supposedly the crazy/bigoted one, and Clinton is supposedly the corrupt one. Once we decide that those are the appropriate lenses through which the two candidates are to be viewed, it shapes the decisions the media make every day about which stories are important to pursue.
And the good news?
Most polls still show Clinton ahead, and still holding a large advantage in the electoral college.
Trump's shameless stooge Rudy Giuliani did reveal that when his boss claimed the question of who would pay for The Wall didn't come up during his meeting with the Mexican president.
He was lying.
Speaking on CNN’s State of the Union, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who accompanied Trump on the visit and was in the room during the meeting, said ground rules had been set prior to the discussion and advisers to the Republican presidential candidate and Pena Nieto’s team had agreed the cost of the wall would not be part of the conversation.
Giuliani acknowledged that the subject nonetheless was brought up by Pena Nieto.
So Clinton will be able to use that against him, to portray Trump as a weakling AND a liar.
While also using the $143 million she raised in August, to bombard him with attack ads like this one...
And portray him as a maniac, and a man too dangerous to be president.
And in other good news, although Phyllis Schalfly the ghastly anti women's rights campaigner and miserable homophobe, who once said this...
Did just publish her book, The Conservative Cause for Trump.
It was over her dead body.
Praise the Lord, and pass the champagne.
While the grubby Trump who once suggested he might like to date his own daughter...
As only he could.
Was caught stiffing these little cheerleaders...
Who famously, or infamously, performed for him at a rally in Florida in January.
But are now suing him.
The pre-teen dance troupe that briefly became a national sensation after they performed for Donald Trump are suing the self-proclaimed billionaire’s presidential campaign for stiffing them.
The USA Freedom Kids said in a newly filed lawsuit the Trump campaign broke verbal agreements for performances at two events and refused to pay even a $2,500 stipend for the group’s travel expenses.
And doesn't that just about say it all eh?
Sis, boom, rah.
Only in America...
You know, I dont think I'll ever forgive my American friends for scaring the bejesus out of their neighbours with that never-ending nightmare.
But if they truly value their freedoms, I suggest it's time for them to put on their steel-toed boots.
Kick the living daylights out of Trump's reputation.
And send that corrupt hog to the place where he truly belongs...