Donald Trump: The Hypocritical-Narcissist Elect

For those that don’t know yet, Donald Trump, our new President-Elect, is a true hypocritical-narcissist. A prime example of hypocrisy (do as I say, not as I do) and narcissism (all about him).

I got up this morning planning to write a blog about Trump and how if something benefits him, it is great, however, if it does not benefit him, it is awful (hypocritical-narcissist). But, while perusing the various news sites I found that Chris D’Angelo of The Huffington Post had already posted a similar article, so I have provided the link to his article at the bottom of this post.

 

Donald’s tweet after being elected President of the United States in 2016:

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Attribution – Huffington Post

Donald’s tweet after President Obama was re-elected President of the United States in 2012:

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Attribution – Huffington Post

Enough said…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-protests-2012-election_us_58266737e4b0c4b63b0cc9f0

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It Only Took One Day – Trump’s Minions Are Unbound

In Donald Trump’s campaign for the most esteemed job in America, he threw civility, morality, honor, and professionalism out the door. He took democracy to the gutters by openly evangelizing racism, bigotry, misogyny, hatred and stoking the fear of foreigners and national decline. He went beyond all boundaries of decency expected of a presidential candidate in America by saying President Obama is “the most ignorant president in history,” while continually praising Vladimir Putin for his leadership in Russia.

And Trump’s minions came. They listened. They got fired up. They voted. They won. They are unrestrained.

Extreme racism and hate are already running rampant in America. The “white extremist” subset of Trump’s minions interpreted his election as sanction for unfettered racism and hate, including support for attacking and abusing all non-white people. Just watch the news and social media as stories of non-white people, including children, being bullied and threatened, women being confronted, and buildings being defaced with hate-speech are made public. And it only took one day.

To all those crossover voters that normally vote Democrat and those evangelical voters that swapped their morals and ethics to support this vile con-man, congratulations, you chose chaos over harmony and order.

Donald Trump is the True Face of the Republican Party

Politics and elections have always been dirty, but it was mostly behind the scenes and not publicly open. Donald Trump has changed all that, taking his election campaign to the lowest-of-low, slinking to gutter-level tactics, disgusting personal attacks, and even threats of retaliation on the media that opposes him and to jail his opponent if he is elected. He will say anything, anywhere, to rile up his followers.

His depiction of America is one of despair, full of crime in the streets; Mexican illegals are all rapists; all foreign refugees from war are ISIS terrorists that are here to kill Americans; and African-Americans are at rock bottom with no hope and nowhere to go. The American dream is dead and only he can save it.

A leading authority on the history of fascism, Robert Paxton, has compared Trump’s campaign themes to fascism:

  • The use of ethnic stereotypes and exploitation of fear of foreigners is directly out of a fascist’s recipe book.
  • “Making the country great again” sounds exactly like the fascist movements.
  • Concern about national decline, that was one of the most prominent emotional states evoked in fascist discourse, and Trump is using that full-blast, quite illegitimately, because the country isn’t in serious decline, but he’s able to persuade his followers that it is. That is a fascist stroke.
  • An aggressive foreign policy to arrest the supposed decline. That’s another fascist stroke.
  • Then, there’s his level of style and technique. He even looks like Mussolini in the way he sticks his lower jaw out, and also the bluster, the skill at sensing the mood of the crowd, the skillful use of media.

After years of religious fundamentalism and political propaganda, the Republican base automatically reacts to trigger points which have been fed to them by conservative right-wing media (FOX news) and hyper-conservative “talking heads” (Rush Limbaugh). These trigger points: Obama, ObamaCare, abortion, 2nd Amendment, jobs, Benghazi, Clinton, Muslims, terrorists, big government, family values, etc. will throw them into a frenzy.

The GOP knows this. They can do whatever they want, no matter how immoral or horrible it is. If you are a Republican running for office, just use the trigger words and the Republican base and right-wing media will fall in line for you, even when their Republican representatives are voting against their best interests or the best interest of the country. Example: Prior to the midterm elections in 2010, their mantra was “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs”, until they won the seats in Congress they wanted, then proceeded to do absolutely NOTHING about jobs for the past six years, to the point of even voting against numerous job bills submitted by President Obama. Another example: Trump screams that our jobs and manufacturing have gone overseas and that only he can bring them back to America. Yet, he has his ties and items for his hotels made overseas so he can get them cheaper.

This is how Donald Trump has made it so far. When he started his campaign he used the trigger points as the core for his speeches and played to the already deep prejudices and fears of the Republican base. Then he went beyond all boundaries of decency and professionalism expected of a presidential candidate. He now openly invokes outright racism, bigotry, misogyny, hatred, mockery of others, heaps praises on foreign leaders like Putin and asks his help in uncovering Hillary’s missing emails. He continually goes off topic and starts blurting outrageous lies and accusations against anybody that disagrees with him.

All this with very little rebuke from his fellow Republicans, because he is keeping the base stirred up and willing to vote for them. However, as more factual information about Trump’s seemingly unending personal biases and questionable business dealings have come to light, some Republicans and even the RNC have started abandoning him and pulling their support. In typical Trump behavior, he is now attacking his own party for not supporting him. He squawks to his followers that this is great, because now he is on his own, unfettered and free to run campaign his way. He truly believes that he knows more than anyone else, on every topic, and has refused advice from anyone that tried to reign him in.

Whatever the outcome of the election, historians will look back on how the Republican Party sat back and allowed Donald Trump to become their candidate. The answer to this one is simple:

Donald Trump is the true face of the Republican Party. He is all that the GOP truly represents, but has never said out loud. The Republican Party owns Donald Trump – lot, stock and barrel!

 

Attribution: CNN, Clipartbest

Attribution: CNN, Clipartbest

The GOP has been riding this wave of discourse since the 1990’s and benefitting greatly from it. Now Donald Trump has pulled the band aid off and revealed the true nature of the GOP. And it is ugly! They are close to getting a Fascist and “dictator wannabe” elected to the presidency of the United States. Democracy is under attack by Donald Trump and the GOP.

Donald Trump and the Republican Party are a disgrace and an embarrassment to America.

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Turn Left on Main Street

Great article about Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship – Turn Left on Main Street

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But if Senator Sanders is a crackpot, so are the majority of Americans. The ideas and policies he espouses have far more public support than the journalist habitués of Capitol Hill and Pennsylvania Avenue would have you believe.

http://billmoyers.com/2015/06/03/turn-left-main-street/

 

 

Another Bush President – Is America Really That Stupid

Credit:  RingOfFireRadio.com

Credit: RingOfFireRadio.com

This is a nightmare in the making.

Of course the statement above is inaccurate considering Dubya was Selected, not Elected, the first time.

We all sat back and watched the fiasco in Florida that ultimately led to him being selected as President in 2000. While all the public attention was focused on hanging chads, butterfly ballots and a skewed recount, the root of the problem was overlooked. The state of Florida purged over 90,000 people from their list of eligible voters under the guise that they were felons. In fact, almost none of the disenfranchised voters were felons…but almost all were blacks or democrats. Remember, George Bush only won Florida by 537 votes.  Of course, Jeb Bush’s Secretary of State Katherine Harris, also co-chair of Bush’s presidential campaign, was in charge of Florida’s vote count.  After all, Jeb Bush did promise his brother he was going to deliver Florida.

Is America really that stupid? Yes.

If we can elect George W. Bush to a second term after everything he did, or didn’t do, then yes we are stupid enough to do it again.