PostHeaderIcon The Trump Revolution

I have said that my initial interest in Trump, was the hope that he could destroy the GOP wing of the Incumbrepublocrat Duopoly, by running as a third party candidate after they pissed him off. I lost any enthusiasm for the notion, once he signed the GOP loyalty pledge.

Perhaps I was a little hasty. He seems to be doing a fine job of destroying the GOPe from the inside. I imagine that there are already regrets among them that they talked him into staying in their tent. Robert Ringer’s latest post makes the point that we are experiencing no less than a revolution:

This is really what the Trump revolution is all about. DT is a symbol of sanity, so much so that even people who don’t like him are going to vote for him. In fact, when you dissect it more closely, the Trump revolution really isn’t even about Trump. It’s about things like truth … and courage … and straight talk. It’s about people getting confirmation that they really aren’t insane.

Anyone with a lot of money and a high profile could have elicited the same response that DT has been getting from millions of angry Americans, but no other billionaire chose to do what he’s doing. So Trump is the one who gets — and deserves — the credit for starting a revolution. The revolution may or may not succeed against the statist government structure that has been entrenched for decades, but, make no mistake about it, it is a revolution.

People have grown weary of having to deal with the nonstop B.S., lies, and political correctness that come at them from every direction day in and day out. An it’s not just Tea Party Republicans who are angry. A recent poll by Mercury Analytics, a research company with clients that include MSNBC and Fox News, shows that 20 percent of likely Democratic voters would vote for Trump in a general election. Repeat — 20 percent of Democratic voters.

It is beginning to look like he could actually become POTUS, and inherit all the unconstitutional executive power that has been amassed by his predecessors. I have seen nothing in his public persona that would suggest that he wouldn’t use every tool available to him, and probably usurp a few more, to achieve his personal agendas. For those still clinging to hope for a return to limited Constitutional government, that could foster a sense of intense foreboding.

Personally, since I no longer harbor any such hope, I would get a kick out of watching the bull stomp through the DC china shop, especially if some quality time was spent rummaging through the decidedly Progressive bureaucracies. The meme of this situation being a subtle revolution, is rather pleasing to me. Perhaps it is time to start amusing ourselves with discussions about what might follow the election of President Trump. Who knows, it just might lessen the foreboding. 🙂 ◄Dave►

7 Responses to “The Trump Revolution”

  • Troy Robinson says:

    Once again I repeat Bill Bennett’s warning…

    Troy

    • ◄Dave► says:

      Would that also apply to Cruz? He seems almost more of an outsider and threat to the GOPe oligarchy than Trump. The more I read about him, the more it appears that very few people, who actually know and have worked with him, even like him. ◄Dave►

  • Chris says:

    I still maintain that Trump never actually expected to be POTUS and the success of his “show” is even surprising him. LOL Now he’s in it so what the hell. All caution is going to the wind now and he’s up against some pretty sharp operators. It’s still a long road. I put the word “show” in quotes above because of his post debate interview with Neil Cavuto a few nights ago. Twice he said “Tonight was a great show Neil.” Anyone else would have called it a great debate. Sigmund Freud anyone?

    He spoke at Liberty University today. All I could think watching it is how out of place he looked and sounded with the things he was saying. Some things you can’t fake your way through. I couldn’t have been the only one that noticed his discomfort. Anyway what the heck. If he wins we couldn’t be worse off. I think that bull would quiet right down and wander through the system making great deal as he goes. Who for remains the question.

    Said it before and I’ll say it again. I don’t like Trump but I love what he’s doing. The PC monster must be slayed. He’s helping big time.

    I submit for your amusement my thoughts from a month or so ago. http://tspeak.us/trump-where-critical-thinking-goes-out-the-window/

    • ◄Dave► says:

      I think you are right that his success in the Primary has come as a surprise, and there is no question that he is not a smooth pol. Of course, the latter has a lot to do with the former.

      I left the following comment on your linked article:

      LOL… I enjoyed the clip. Good article.

      I think the answer to the central question regarding why he gets a pass, is that, unlike phony politicians, he doesn’t pretend otherwise. What you see is what you get, and he sees no reason to apologize for being successful, by playing the game by the established rules.

      Besides, one has the impression that he already has a lifetime supply of money, and wouldn’t need to try to leverage his position into any more. This is why he exudes the impression that he can’t be bought, and why the oligarchy is so terrified of him.

      When it comes right down to it, how much money would actually end up in his pocket, by any increase in expenditures of Federal tax receipts on Trump hotel rooms, golfing fees, or gambling tables? 🙂 ◄Dave►

      • Chris says:

        I doubt much of his profit relies on actual operational receipts, but more in the construction and ownership of the property. It’s a bit of a shell game. You let a spin off company conduct operations and lease the property. The operations company can lose money for as long as it can borrow then goes bankrupt. Who cares? He’s got his x amout of dollars per square. Another operations company will lease the property. His money comes from being able to build and buy when and where he wants. That take grease to quote Rodney.

      • Chris says:

        That’s why he has never personally gone bankrupt but filed at least four bankruptcies.

        • ◄Dave► says:

          As I said, Chris, he sees no reason to evade or apologize for success at winning a game by playing by the established rules. He is not the one who created the corporate shield game, or the bankruptcy laws. We are the schmucks for not taking advantage of these financial tools, not him for leveraging them to his advantage. ◄Dave►

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