Trump reaction

Written By: - Date published: 11:15 am, July 23rd, 2016 - 16 comments
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The Economist:

The KKK:

Bernie Sanders:

Hillary Clinton:



16 comments on “Trump reaction”

  1. BM 1

    Trump will win, he’s the anti politician.

    Also Clinton is shit.

    • Guerilla Surgeon 1.1

      Clinton had the chance to choose somebody for a VP who not only knows stuff, but would have shown that she wasn’t in the pockets of the banksters. Elizabeth Warren. She blew it. Now she is safe she is returning to the natural leanings.

      • eszett 1.1.1

        Warren would not have been a good choice as VP. Two women would have been a bit too much for conservative America. A too easy target for Trump.

        Also, I think Warren would rather be part of the administration and really make a difference than VP. And I have no doubt she will be an important part in Clinton’s team.

      • DS 1.1.2

        Warren is better off in the Senate (and would have gifted the Republicans a Senate seat had Clinton picked her). Kaine is safe, boring, and harmless: the sort of pick you make when you don’t want to take a risk.

        If Clinton had really wanted a “Wall Street” candidate, she’d have picked Cory Booker.

        • miravox

          “Kaine is safe, boring, and harmless: the sort of pick you make when you don’t want to take a risk”

          He’s also the son of a welder. True blue collar, which is no small thing given the opposition.

  2. Paul 2

    If I were to run, I’d run as a Republican. They’re the dumbest group of voters in the country. They believe anything on Fox News. I could lie and they’d still eat it up. I bet my numbers would be terrific.

  3. One Two 3

    The ‘operation’ continues ad nauseum

  4. Andre 4

    That certainly wasn’t “Morning in America” or “Hope and Change”. Hell, it wasn’t even “It’s the economy, stupid”. More like “malaise”.

  5. ianmac 5

    Fox News has a lot to be either proud of, or deeply ashamed. Take your pick Don.

  6. ianmac 6

    I have some funny computer talk today between “Leave a Comment” and the box for text. Anyone else?

    • Colonial Viper 7.1

      Vladimir Putin has approval rates of 80% to 85% in Russia.

      The liberal pro US Atlanticists that Kasparov is part of has 2% to 3% support in Russia.

  7. Sanctuary 8

    The thing about Trump that interests me is no one is really asking the question why? Everyone is running around like panicked whack a moles without asking if the current system is even worth defending anymore.

    Trump, like Sanders and Corbyn and Farage, represents a popular uprising against a political establishment that is hopelessly compromised. Sleek, professional politicians tell smooth lies via the meaningless words of PR hacks while benefitting from a system that shuts out the ordinary voter. The media and political elite live gilded lives utterly unrecognisable to Joe and Jane SixPack while preaching free trade and endless austerity.

    As any Marxist famously knows, the contradictions of globalised neoliberal capitalism are inherent in the system itself. Capitalist globalisation will inevitably lead to a crisis. These contradictions cannot be done away with within the bounds of the global neoliberal capitalist order. That is whhy the change agents are coming from both ends of the spectrum, neo-fascists offering corporate authoritarians and socialists offering a return to directed captialism.

    The thing is, if Trump becomes president it will be because an inherently unstable system has collapsed under the weight of it’s own decadence and contradictions allowing the fruits of victory to simply drop into his hands, not because he won it.

    • Colonial Viper 8.1


      And Trump would have been easily defeated by Sanders.

      But the system, as you noted, will not allow such solutions to eventuate, even if they will be the very things that can save the system.

    • Anne 8.2

      The thing about Trump that interests me is no one is really asking the question why?

      I don’t think it’s a matter of not asking the question ‘why?’ Sanctuary. It’s a case of looking back through relatively recent history and seeing what happens when demagogues (of the right or the left) grab power. I note the definition of a demagogue is: political agitator appealing to cupidity or prejudice of the masses, factious orator. A perfect description of the latest model to emerge from economic and social wreckage.

      It’s easy enough to blame a whole political system (and I am equally disparaging of neoliberalism as everyone else here), but the real problem surely lies in the ignorance and prejudice of the masses. How do you fight wilful blindness and stupidity? You can’t.

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