Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Even if Trump Goes Away, the Conditions that Fertilized His Campaign Have Not

Thirteen million people voted for Donald Trump and he won the nomination.

Twelve million people voted for Bernie Sanders. While more voted for Clinton, many of those votes were cast after it was all over for Sanders, and many more were cast in states that haven't voted Democratic since the two parties traded stances on civil rights.

The party elites in the Democratic party pushed Clinton and, between machinations and super delegates, had a large part in crushing the Sanders's campaign. The party elites in the Republican party may yet succeed in pushing Trump out of the race.

But the anger of tens of million of voters, the conviction shared by all of them that the system is rigged and that the parties care nothing about them, will not go away.


hans said...

altogether, the pissed-off electorate must account for about 2/3rds of the total... someday not far off there's gonna be a fire-breather who'll unite them

Snowdog said...

No matter who wins, 1/3 to 1/2 of the country will hate the winner, believe the system is rigged, and probably, someone on one side or the other will do something stupid. The left had the bombings in the 60s and 70s, right in the 80's and 90s.. In the end, no matter who wins, we'll all lose.

Eck! said...

Well after watching some of the debate and see how the trains will crash it was interesting.

My call, Trump a pig with money that buys privilege. Clinton, rank and privilege begets money. They both are the two faces of the problem monied privilege abdicating responsibility. That being said we who work to support families and all don't have that level of privilege though we do have responsibility.

The short of it is if any of os did what either of what they have done we would be in dire legal and financial straights or worse.


Joe said...

Eck, you've got some pieces there, but I think you put them together wrong. "We who work to support families..." I support one family, and give money to people who help out a few dozen more. Maybe 1.02 families total. Hillary Clinton's efforts have supported millions of families. It's a completely different scale. Taking the word "privilege" literally, I'd have to say that the private law that gets applied to her is 99% against her.

And Trump does seem to be in dire legal and financial straits.

Borepatch said...

What's going on in the GOP is interesting. The establishment hated the Tea Party, which was the first manifestation of all this discontent. It was middle class, polite, and cleaned up its own trash after rallies - and the establishment was happy to go along with the IRS crushing them.

Now we have Donald Trump.

If the establishment gets rid of him through what will be seen as a rigged system, just imagine what will come next.

BadTux said...

Eck!, I suggest you look at where the Clinton Foundation has spent its money. Hint: It isn't for the enrichment of the Clinton Family. Over 89% has gone to Hillary's long-time priorities (since she was right out of college, actually), programs that help children or schools. As versus Trump's foundation, which seems to serve as a conduit for bribe money to politicians.

Hillary certainly is privileged compared to you and I, but she at least has put some of her money towards making the world a better place. That's more than a lot of people in her position.

Eck! said...

My call is an opinion I hold. Agree or disagree, it it mine.


Brian Train said...

Karl Marx said that history repeats itself, first as tragedy then as farce.
I think in this case we've seen the farce come first.
The next "Trump" will be much smoother and much more dangerous.