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Tuesday, November 29. 2022
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Trump recognized the gap between what DC wanted and what voters wanted. It started with the Tea Party and is currently at the MAGA stage. It will not end. Trump voters will not forgive or forget the DC grifting and the DC progressive grooming from the uniparty authoritarians.
I strongly support Trump, but his latest comments on deSantis have made me wonder if he has finally lost it. What could Trump possibly hope to gain by calling deSantis "sanctimonious" and threatening him? I'm not sure Trump will ever recover from that.
I do pay attention to the backers and funders of politicians. I tend to look to CTH for some of those indicators. I also look to Murkowski, Collins, Romney and McConnell as backers of the uniparty candidates.
It is like Event 201. All the wrong people were involved and immediately put me on the defensive.
The inauguration speech is why they hate Emmanuel Trumpstein.
The audacity of stating that this former republic belongs to the people drove them insane.
They fear the graft and golden pension parachute cookie jar being removed above all else.
It seems like that is usually the case for a braggard and blowhard also.
There is a huge longing in this country for the constitutional rights and freedoms we thought we had. The left has gone pure communism with a green skirt. Many on the right are still simply in it for the money and power and they recognize that allowing the citizens to have their constitutional Republic back will deny them much of that money and power. Trump came along and appealed to and united those Americans who want their country back.
Now some will declare that Trump is too rude or often says mean things (like telling the truth about our politicians). But what they really mean when they say this is "we elite want our power back and we want you patriots to sit down and shut up". That used to work but how do you keep them down on the farm after Trump exposed the swamp. Sure, you can get rid of Trump. I would not be surprised to see one of these dirty lawfare attacks work and Trump frog marched of to jail in the DC gulag. But that would run the risk of Many of Trump's 75,000,000 supporters becoming, let's say, problematic to the elite.
The Democrats and many Republicans stay in power by dividing the people into groups; blacks, women, gays, trans, native Americans, etc. But there is a risk that a majority will escape that plantation and rally all wanting the same things: Law and order, our constitutional rights, freedom, lower taxes, etc.
We have seen what the swamp can and will do to stop this, some 650 political prisoners mistreated for the crime of protesting a stolen election. Maybe this time we will be smarter. Don't go to DC, protest in your own state and your own city where you could get a fair trial if they used lawfare against you. Where the masks and black block so they can't recognize you or tell you from the state authorized thugs. Get in their face as Maxine Waters advised. Call and write your congressman. Demand that they bring us back to a lawful constitutional republic.
I do think Trump was ill served by his own instincts and his administration's staff. In some ways, Hansen is right in his analogy. Neither Queeg nor Trump recognized their own flaws or sought out assistance to navigate the storm the democrats and bureaucracy threw at him. Queeg and Trump are fixated on past wrongs. I supported Trump twice, but I think the GOP presidential ship needs a new skipper.
BTW, the final scene at the post trial party, is fantastic as Jose Ferrer's Barney Greenwald turns his devastating fire on the "happy officers of the Caine". Whether the media, Pelosi, or Biden ever feel the heat from their mutiny remains to be seen.
"I do think Trump was ill served by ...... his administration's staff."
Agreed and that is the price an outsider pays. For anyone with gravitas, working in the Trump administration would be the kiss of death for ones career, financial security, and their children's future, ala Mike Flynn. I don't know if there is a solution.
"I think the GOP presidential ship needs a new skipper."
Lest we forget, Trump mostly financed his own campaign on a shoestring. He wasn't beholding to anyone. Note that being obnoxious and cringe worthy, is how Trump got over, under, and around the Media Gatekeepers.
Who can step up for Working America and Main Street, but get their support from the Money Men and the Entrenched Bureaucracy? I see lots of people showing interest in DeSantis, but if he is an acolyte of Paul Ryan, that does not bode well for Middle America.
What you have failed to acknowledge is the power of SEATTLE: Gates, Bezos, Boeing, Costco, Amazon, etc. The people who inherited a city and state that had not known clean elections since probably sometime in the mid-1920s. These grandchildren and great-great grandchildren of incredible wealth, the people who have in the past been heard to say things such as: "elections are only an indication of how the people are feeling" (they don't need to be accurate). These people and their history are what stepped in to take over our country in November 2020. They had been planning this takeover for at least 30 years. Slowly, one idea at a time--one Davos meeting at a time--they convinced themselves that they could indeed take over (which they did in 2020).
This month (2022), when it took sooooo long to count ballots in every state--that was just how long it took the local Republican leadership to work out deals with our new conquerors. "Could we please have one extra congressman and you keep your senators, etc.," etc. What happened just a few weeks ago was the total capitulation of the Republican party to the new brown shirts of America.
The attacks on Trump prior to his election and since then came about because the "leadership group" was still not certain it could, or should try for the big prize. They were clumsy, because they were not yet organized enough to accomplish the dreamed of take over.
It can just be exhausting defending a guy who refuses to learn from self-inflicted wounds and who doesn’t seem to be able to learn that it’s okay to stfu sometimes. I don’t understand his wanting to punch-down either. That being said, I admire his tenacity and will to fight, lord knows so many deserved it, but there has to be a switch to dial it down somewhere.
I suppose it’s too much to ask for him to fade gracefully if someone else is the preferred Republican candidate, or will he try to burn it all down (my fear).
Trump/Queeg...one important difference....Queeg was obsessed with doing everything by the book. Trump isn't like that at all.
Indeed, it is largely because Trump is an intuitive thinker who comes up with unconventional approaches to things that he is disliked by more rigid thinkers.