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follow Tim Aurora 2018 Nov 16, 1:49pm
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Who were these people that bought Trumps bullshit. seriously, who ?
Trump’s xenophobic rhetoric was uniquely combined with a rejection of the business-centric consensus on trade and immigration. Virtually every major Republican, including all of the presidential candidates, had made assurances to cut social spending. Trump stood apart by offering a particular right-wing blend of populism and economic promises once associated with the Democratic Party. His brash rhetoric and willingness to ostracize minorities was part and parcel of his style of populism, which blended demagoguery about perceived outsiders with anger over inequality and lopsided economic policy.The research paper, however, notes that future Democratic candidates should take heed that economic distress still motivates large swaths of the American electorate.“Fundamentally, these guys [the Democrats] lost votes because the voters could not tell the difference between the two parties, they lost votes because people wanted relief from imports, they didn’t want globalization,”
The study repeatedly cites political theorist Hannah Arendt’s “alliance between the mob and capital,” the idea that powerful elites exploit widespread economic discontent and channel anger away from economic reform and toward social scapegoats.Trump harnessed economic distress to blame minorities and immigrants for the nation’s woes. But he was certainly not the only billionaire using this strategy. The Koch brothers and other major donors have long channeled anger about the economy at religious and ethnic minorities. The small set of Super PACs and dark money groups that funded the late-election surge in pro-Trump advertising, along with the media conglomerates that gave Trump promotional coverage worth billions of dollars during the election, also certainly fit the mould of elite influence over the election. The “alliance between mob and capital,” the authors write, may be at the heart of Trump’s election victory.
Trump harnessed economic distress to blame minorities and immigrants for the nation’s woes. But he was certainly not the only billionaire using this strategy
Who votes for someone who says things like
Conspiracy theories are also false beliefs, by definition. But people who believe in them have a vested interest in maintaining them.
America is #1 in Trumps mind.Liberals on the other hand hate America and it’s culture.
He’s a billionaire
Just cause you call it conspiracy does not make it real.
And just because you have theory does not make it real.
Oswald's Magic bullet killed Kennedy Vietnamese attacked us at Tonkin Gulf.Three steel framed buildings collapsed from fire on 911.global warming climate change will melt the poles, flood Florida, and cause the wetbulb death of millions, probably next year.
I left out Iraq's wmd's.
I am not aware of rest of the theories
I cannot comment on them. .
Iraq was not a conspiracy theory.
PaisleyPattern says He’s a billionaire I seriously doubt it, but to prove the point tax returns, 10 years worth or so would be helpful. When can we expect them?
It seems pretty ridiculous to question him on that account.
I think he gets A+ for economy
Fortwaynemobile saysI think he gets A+ for economyAnd deficit reduction? Paying down the debt as he promised? When, not if, the economy goes in the tank will he get the blame? The sugar high from the tax cuts seems to be fizzling at bit. We know he wont take responsibility, he will blame the Dems, the Fed and everyone else. He only takes responsibility for good things, the bad is always another's fault
PaisleyPattern saysIt seems pretty ridiculous to question him on that account.Well we go from 10 billion to 3.5 billion. BTW the Tax return the 3.5 Billion in the article was based on was IMO released by Trumps people. But most people don't understand when they see the Hotels, Trump Tower, Trump this and that is it is a question of equity, how much does he owe? On and off the books. We really don't know. He has like 500 private LLC's it will take a team of forensic accountants to determine his true net worth. I doubt Trump even knows. But what makes me suspicious is that he plays small ball, that is Trump University and other such endeavors, why? Make a few mil here and there, when you are worth 3.5 Billion? There of course is no doubt that he will lie about his wealth. The last 10 years of tax returns will put the issue to rest.
What I am challenging is the contention that Trump is an idiot and doesn’t know what he’s doing
he is a fabulous promoter
Trump harnessed economic distress to blame minorities and immigrants for the nation’s woes.
I happen to strongly believe in civil political discourse. The vast majority of people in Congress who hold views different than mine are not liars. It is critical we have strong, fact-based debates on the important issues facing our country and that we respect people who come to different conclusions. In a democracy people will always have honestly held different points of view. But the fact is we have a president who has complete disregard for reality and who makes assertions heard by billions of people around the world that have no basis in fact, and that is an international disgrace.
In his mind Trump is the #1
In your mind, what number are you?
Who were these people that bought Trumps bullshit. seriously, who ?Apparently dumb fuck Republicans.