I used to stare at those pictures of Donald Trump preaching to his white working class supporters, and wonder how that old con artist managed to fool so many of them.
Make them believe that a billionaire who sits on a gold plated toilet seat was on THEIR side.
And that he would bring back their lost jobs, fight the elites and the special interests, go after the Big Banks, and Make America Great Again.
I didn't believe a word he said, but his faithful followers did, and now they're already looking like suckers.
For while Trump used to go after Hillary Clinton all the time for being too chummy with the capitalist pigs at Goldman Sachs, now they're going to be playing a big role in his government.
Government Sachs is returning to Washington.
After a decade in the wilderness, Wall Street’s most powerful firm, Goldman Sachs, is dominating the early days of the incoming Trump administration. The newly picked Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, spent 17 years at Goldman. Trump’s top incoming White House adviser, Steve Bannon, spent his early career at the bank. So did Anthony Scaramucci, one of Trump’s top transition advisers.
Even their president is sniffing out the Trump trough.
Goldman’s president, Gary Cohn, spent an hour schmoozing with President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday and could be up for an administration job, possibly as director of the Office of Management and Budget, people close to Cohn and the transition said.
And to make matters even worse, or even more hoggy, it seems that old con artist has also fooled or seduced his white working class supporters into giving up their health care benefits.
By making the rabid right-wing ideologue Tom Price his secretary of health...
A man who wants to privatize medicare.
What the choice of Mr. Price suggests is that the Trump administration is, in fact, ready to see millions lose insurance. And many of those losers will be Trump supporters.
You can see why by looking at Census data from 2013 to 2015, which show the impact of the full implementation of Obamacare. Over that period, the number of uninsured Americans dropped by 13 million; whites without a college degree, who voted Trump by around two to one, accounted for about eight million of that decline.
So we’re probably looking at more than five million Trump supporters, many of whom have chronic health problems and recently got health insurance for the first time, who just voted to make their lives nastier, more brutish, and shorter.
And won't that be a shock?
And that's before they finally realize that their lost jobs aren't coming back either.
Just in case you’re wondering, no, Mr. Trump can’t bring back the manufacturing jobs that have been lost over the past few decades. Those jobs were lost mainly to technological change, not imports, and they aren’t coming back.
Realize that Trump is no working class hero...
Finally understand that this is what he meant by sticking it to the elites...
And that even the Republican whore Ann Coulter can see the writing on the wall...
And is now running for cover.
And the best news?
Those poor white working class suckers will also realize this...
So if the Democrats play their cards right, and move their party to the left, they should be able to count on their massive support in the next election.
While Trump worries about other things...
— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) December 4, 2016
Yes indeed, somebody call an ambulance, or a hearse.
Death stalks Trump's supporters, and when they realize that he has betrayed them, they're going to tear him apart.
Or with a little bit of luck, help send him to the place where that old con artist belongs...