Sunday, October 2, 2016

The Great Orange Taker

Turns out the Great Orange Savior is, according to Republicans, one of the nefarious 47% of Americans who are “takers”. Whodathunk?

He admitted to not paying federal income taxes during the first presidential debate. He even boasted, “That means I’m smart” in response to Hillary’s suggestion that his not paying taxes was something he wanted to hide by not releasing his tax records.

This surprises no one, of course. The emotionally stunted spoiled aristocrat started life on third base and calls himself a genius for his talents.

Van Jones nailed it on CNN Sunday:

“It is, in fact, true if Donald Trump lost a billion dollars, think about this, lost a billion dollars, he could wind up as a winner legally in his taxes for a generation. Is that because he’s a genius? It’s because billionaires have armies of lobbyists to write the rules. Here’s the deal: If you’re obeying horrible rules that you helped to write, that doesn’t make you a genius. It makes you a part of the corruption.” - Van Jones CNN 10-1-16

Now millions of deluded Americans want a hideously dishonest man, with no skin in the game, to dictate where OUR tax dollars go. Brilliant.

He has openly admitted to gaming the corrupt system by greasing the palms of corrupt politicians.

The pay-for-play purchased by the Trump Foundation, and the would-be Orange Fuhrer, was revealed when AP reported,  “Florida's attorney general personally solicited a political contribution from Donald Trump around the same time her office deliberated joining an investigation of alleged fraud at Trump University and its affiliates.”

Nothing to see here. This is all copacetic with the Trump Cult.

In between “two minute hate” chants of “Lock her up!” his legions shout, “USA! USA! USA!”

That doesn’t reflect the United States of America. It rather evokes “Unbelievable Stupid Authoritarians”.

A Trump rally is what fascism looks like.

What else does fascism look like?

“All men are created equal. Well it’s not true, ‘cause some are smart, some aren’t.”

“You have to have the right genes...I have a certain gene. I’m a gene believer.”

“You know I’m proud to have that German blood. There’s no question about it.”

Yes, the Billionaire Taker really said all of it.


 And there's this.

Donald Trump appears to take aspects of his German background seriously. John Walter works for the Trump Organization, and when he visits Donald in his office, Ivana told a friend, he clicks his heels and says, “Heil Hitler,” possibly as a family joke.

Last April, perhaps in a surge of Czech nationalism, Ivana Trump told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that from time to time her husband reads a book of Hitler’s collected speeches, My New Order, which he keeps in a cabinet by his bed. Kennedy now guards a copy of My New Order in a closet at his office, as if it were a grenade. Hitler’s speeches, from his earliest days up through the Phony War of 1939, reveal his extraordinary ability as a master propagandist.

“Did your cousin John give you the Hitler speeches?” I asked Trump.

Trump hesitated. “Who told you that?”

“I don’t remember,” I said.

“Actually, it was my friend Marty Davis from Paramount who gave me a copy of Mein Kampf, and he’s a Jew.” (“I did give him a book about Hitler,” Marty Davis said. “But it was My New Order, Hitler’s speeches, not Mein Kampf. I thought he would find it interesting. I am his friend, but I’m not Jewish.”)

Later, Trump returned to this subject. “If I had these speeches, and I am not saying that I do, I would never read them.” 


If you believe that last line, you too win a free copy of "My New Order".

No wonder every deplorable authoritarian racist, Klansman, neo-Nazi, white nationalist, and militia nut, along with most other FOX/Limbaugh listeners, support Trump.

How many red flags does it take for the millions of non-deplorable Trump voters to see who is goose-stepping at their side?


Jerry Critter said...

"...for the millions of non-deplorable Trump voters..."

If you are a Trump voter, you are automatically deplorable.

Dave Dubya said...


It's tempting to agree with you, and with Olbermann's assertion that, "All of Trump's Supporters Are Deplorable", as previously posted.

And I agree that those who support Trump, despite knowing of his racism, narcissism, emotional immaturity, volatile temperament, dishonesty, and ignorance, are indeed deplorable.

I try to never underestimate the ignorance of Americans. I don't think it's always willful ignorance. It's largely the result of their exposure to deliberate disinformation.

I have no doubt many people see Trump as just a wealthy reality TV star. Many others are simply brainwashed into hating Hillary by decades of demonizing by FOX News and far Right voices in corporate media.

Yes, this is a position of ignorance considering the guy was born rich and was successful in a TV program that didn't require any real talent on his part. And those who only get news from FOX are often unwittingly indoctrinated by Republican propaganda.

In today's America both celebrity and wealth are venerated as superior achievements and marks of good character and virtue. The rich and famous are often portrayed as better than the rest of us. We know this isn't true, but that is our cultural bias.

We can make a case that it is a failure on the part of those unable to engage in the volitional and active duties of citizenship and political awareness.

Apathy and indifference have long been the bane of our democracy. I've felt it myself, albeit long ago.

Maybe my failure to follow politics at one point may have been deplorable too. I even voted for Gerald Ford. (At least he didn't start any wars and my vote didn't put him in office.)

I woke up, of course, but cursing those who haven't awakened does no good. I've been there, and have since tried to find some compassion and understanding for those under the evil charms of the Deplorable Orange One and the partisan duplicity of FOX news and far Right media.

Some are family and friends. And yes, they try our patience and understanding more than they will ever know. The best we can do is to urge them to vote for the bumbling Gary Johnson.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

We're certainly going through one of those times where the course of history can go in several different directions. The rise of Donald Trump, or more accurately the breeding of beliefs associated with his prominence in American politics and culture, shouldn't be of any surprise.

It's a reactionary movement (philosophy?) to decades of so-called liberal social and cultural changes, triggered by harsh and unfair economic conditions, and probably best articulated through the Alternative Right's ("alt-right") clamoring to everything that's "anti" -- anti-Islamism, anti-feminism, antisemitism, anti-immigration. In a word -- white supremacy.

Up to a few weeks ago I used to think Clinton would take the election, whether rigged or fixed or otherwise, in a landslide win. I'm not so sure any longer. But then I think that maybe I'm buying into the circus, too, and getting caught up in what may be the biggest imitation electoral spectacle in human history. There's so much deceit, deception and manipulation, it's getting harder to tell.

I'll have to wait until November 8th to find out.

Dave Dubya said...

And that "the breeding of beliefs associated with his prominence in American politics" has been accomplished by talk radio, FOX News and the false equivalence pandering from corporate media.

With a quarter of the population being authoritarian inclined, only another quarter need to be deceived by far Right indoctrination.

As we know, a tie means the Right wins, even with a lower popular vote.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

Dave, there's no doubt talk radio and FOX, etc., played a huge role, as did the what's typically referred to as network television -- the mainstream media. When news departments went from being a loss-leader under the organizational charts, and were placed under the entertainment divisions as "infotainment" in the 1980s, there should be little question why the population is ill-informed and ignorant -- and why Donald Trump received an overabundance of free airtime.

It looks like we've entered the realm of the "idiocracy" much sooner than the 2006 film depicted.