HAPPY NEW YEAR. WHO'S MINDING THE STORE? I guess this will be the New Year of the "Trump hangover."
I've spent the past few days poring over all the Big Media (NYT, WaPo, ChiTrib, etc.) and much of the Big Blogs like Hot Air and LGF. And it's the damndest thing... I still cannot find a single mention of my long-held thesis that much of the rise of The Donald is due not only to his nativism, but to the resentment the average blue collar American feels toward a handful of billionaires who actually are attempting to buy the US Presidency and ramrod through their top agenda of gutting all "entitlements" for everyone who isn't among the wealthiest Americans. Yes, many of these average blue collar Americans do harbor resentment toward Mexicans whom they feel are here illegally and are doing as well as they are. And I think it's safe to say that most of them still hold a simmering grudge over 9/11 (and most recently, the San Bernardino massacre). These are not folks who are inclined to feel kindly toward Muslims right now, and it's certainly true that Trump feeds on all of this.
But how is it possible to miss the cornerstone platform of all mainstream Republicans, who are basically running a lap-dog contest to see who can get their hands on the $950 million that Charles and David Koch have promised to whichever front-runner promises to do their bidding? And there are other billionaires lined up in the wings to sweeten the pot even more--Sheldon Adelson, Diane Hendricks, the Ricketts clan, John Menard. These "job creators" (a term that many of us have come to despise) make absolutely no secret of their ultimate aim: to destroy not only "entitlements" but to drive down wages and basic workers' protections from one end of America to the other.
If you doubt what I am talking about, just watch this.
All at a time when, from all appearances, the American working class has become targeted like the Soviet kulaks for phased extinction, a plan that has many cheerleaders on the GOP side of the aisle (foremost among them fellow Wisconsinites Governor Scatt Wanker and the deranged Speaker of the House, Ayn Rand disciple Lyin' Paul Ryan). Are we to somehow believe that American wage workers are so stupid that they haven't noticed this? Yes, it's true that there are some exceptions, and most of them live right here in Wisconsin (it takes a special kind of stupid for a working Joe not to understand that Scatt Wanker and Lyin' Ryan are not his friends... in the words of Mad Magazine, "Call us Robbin' Hoods. We robs from the poor and we gives to ourselves. HAW HAW HAW!")
Really, friends. Like the rest of the United States when Scatt Wanker launched his laughable campaign for the Presidency ("America needs a leader who can wreak havoc on Washington!"--substitute "the USSR" for "America," and you've got Khrushchev), your American blue-collar worker sees right through the preening blandishments of the mainstream GOP, who can't wait to take office so as to continue the Republican "Robbin' Hoods" platform. Hell, most of them come right out and say it: The problem America faces today is that rich Americans don't have all the stuff that the working class slaved away their whole lives for, so why don't we just get their stuff and take away their medical care so they quit whining and die?
Donald Trump has a different opinion. He has been the first to say that he has all the money he wants, and that the middle class is getting screwed. Think this doesn't resonate with Larry Lunchbox? Think Larry is so stupid that he doesn't know what Rubio or Jeb! or any of the other clowns have in mind for him if they seize the reins of power?
That is vastly underestimating the American electorate (again, see Scatt Wanker's 70-day flameout) and also vastly underestimating Trump, whose appeal to Larry Lunchbox goes much, much deeper than beating up on Mexicans and Muslims.
If the "mainstream GOP" really wants to get rid of the Trump hangover, they'd better get the picture. And quickly. Bernie Sanders could probably beat Marco Rubio or any of the other Klownz unless they start addressing America's unforgivable victimization of the working class.
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