KnightExemplar wrote:I'm talking March through June, earlier this year. Its something you had to be listening into as Trump spoke at his rallies. Trump's strategy was always changing, but this particular strategy shift always demonstrated to me (anyway) that Trump was a naive buffoon. He talks a big talk and barks a mean bark... but he's just a showman.
Judging from what he's accomplished in the last 12 months I'd say that Trump is a political genius.
I disagree. Politicians were tied by unspoken rules and morals, Trump was not.
"Winning" is not sufficient for me, even if Trump manages to get things done for the Republican party that I'm registered to. I want Trump to advance conservative values and conservative morals, both of which he has shown nothing but utter incompetence and ignorance.
Alas, that's not what America wants. They want Trump, whatever that means. People are deeply distrustful of Washington, to unnecessarily levels, and believe that only by fucking up the capital will good things happen. Very few Trump supporters I know of care about the finer points of policy or governance. That's one thing that definitely unites Trump supporters: their irrational hate for "focus groups", "meetings" and "bureaucrats".
Trump was willing to rise the tide of anti-government distrust. Mind you, Trump's job hasn't even started yet. We'll only be able to judge whether or not Trump is a good President 4 years from now. How much will Trump really be able to do, politically, based on his campaign? And how much will he piss off the opposition party in the next four years?
The anti-government "rebels" so to speak have decided to consume Eric Cantor just a few years ago, utterly destroying his bid for Speaker of the House. Trump is playing with a dangerous group of supporters.
Seriously, how can anyone doubt that the ablest man has been elected? Trump defeated the Republican party AND the Democratic party. On his own.
Not on his own. Trump did it by tearing down the shared trust in the US People have in their government... the trust which allows the US Government to fundamentally function. The US Constitution is just a piece of paper, it can only function if people trust in it. The trust in our country however is at all time lows, no doubt in part because of Trump's actions the past few years. (Yes, I'm including the "Obama is a Muslim" comments).
In essence, Trump is a symptom of the problem. He's simply the only politician who was willing to ride this wave of distrust which is beginning to engulf this country. I thought it'd end with the Tea Party's failures the past couple of years... but it hasn't ended. Its only gotten worse.
Sanders was the other candidate who was going for this "distrust" vote, and I also despise him for it.
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