33 thoughts on “Donald Dump

  1. Odis

    Donald just keeps on going doesn’t he? Despite the fact that he is a loathsome, arrogant, narcissistic thug.
    The question should be why is Trump’s campaign doing so well? Why is it so persistent? When his foulness is so blatantly obvious.
    The answer must be, that many people see him as a better choice, than his corrupt and vile “Washington insider” competitors.
    In truth Trump has spotted a hole in the market, for anyone less disliked than politicians.

        1. dereviled

          I would say he is sounding-out the GOP base, identifying strong points for the eventual candidate and taking the approbrium for the dog-whistles.

          1. Odis

            Yeah, but for what sort of a hideous monstrosity? It really bugs me that I can’t figure it out. (no, seriously).

    1. Dόn Pídgéόní

      Its like Nigel Farage – people think they speak the truth, they aren’t establishment, they are men of the people etc.

      When in fact, they are massive d***heads.

      1. Odis

        “When in fact, they are massive d***heads.”
        You miss my point Don. My guess is that you should give “the people” the benefit of the doubt, on both their intelligence and personal preferences.

        I’m not say Don n Nige aren’t “massive d***heads”. What I’m saying is that people seem to prefer a massive d***head to a politician.

        1. Dόn Pídgéόní

          No, I get your point. Its just terrifying that people who don’t really have policies other than kick out the foreigners are popular, not just because of these policies but because they are perceived as being “real” people who just speak their minds rather than people who are not a good choice for any type of political role given their inexperience and knee-jerk policies.

          I think a lot of their support comes from people not really knowing the facts about things like immigration. Yes, there are a lot of illegal immigrants in the US. But they contribute a massive amount to the economy and do a lot of jobs that others won’t do. Conversations about immigration need to take these facts into account rather than just calling all Mexicans rapists and saying kick them out. Sadly, the latter gets you votes.

        2. Odis

          That’s merely your point of view though Don. And I understand where you are coming from.
          Other people have different points of view and I would have to assume that if you were an American voter, you wouldn’t be voting Republican anyway :-).

          It isn’t the partisan politics (which you express above) that interest me. I have no say in the matter. But I find the fact that a lot of people find the odious Don, as preferable to established politicians, as a remarkable comment on our times.

          1. Dόn Pídgéόní

            I wouldn’t even vote Democrat….

            I don’t think you can separate the politics from the character though, especially as they tend to be from the right. Its all tied up in a political performance, just like any other political performance, but one that is different enough from the usual politicians that makes these people seem like they are different when in fact they aren’t. They came from the same group of society, they have the same access, they are still establishment but pretending to not be. Part of that pretence is having policies that others call crazy, which makes them more likeable to Joe Bloggs who thinks they are just talking the truth.

          2. Odis

            Righto Don.
            Not so sure of your point there (or are they casual observations?) .
            I was convinced Trump was crazy, long before he expressed any presidential aspirations btw.

          3. Odis

            @ Delivered
            Since the city state (according to a fascinating BBC series, I’ve been watching)
            I suppose the question should be – Damaged by whom? (Horatio Caine)

          4. dereviled

            I must admit I had discounted earlier versions of democracy as a rich man’s club… pause for thought, thank you!

    2. Spaghetti Hoop

      Yeah, anyone seen to shake the establishment – or at the very least prod it with a large stick – is going to be popular.
      Electorates hate the status quo, and not just for their boring guitar riffs.

    3. Clampers Outside!

      Dumb yanks, lots of them hypnotised by Trumps jingoism, and the belief that USA is somehow superior to the rest of the world – yes, Americans do believe that. And that’s all you need.

      1. realPolithicks

        Don’t paint with so broad a brush there Clampers. Some Americans believe the things you outline, many don’t. Trump’s a blowhard and he certainly appeals to a segment of the public here, but he hasn’t won any elections yet, let’s see where he is in six months.

        1. Clampers Outside!

          “Dumb yanks, lots of them hypnotised”

          Not ‘all’ of them :) …Ireland has it’s fair share of the same type, just look at the SF support and the insane people who repeatedly voted FF in.

          1. New Person A

            What about the idiots who vote Labour or FG?
            You will find its approximately 90% idiots here

  2. Frilly Keane

    Donald Dump

    Ha. Good one.

    More seriously
    Anyone else around here think Dump is doing all this as a favour to the RNC?

    To make sure the base, ( American for grassroots), are scared sh1tless and coerce a more moderate candidate out’ve the convention delegates

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