Disbelief. What everyone is ignoring is this guy's mental health. I think he is seriously unstable. There is something wrong with a person who can't take crtiticism, can't control his anger, and tells people to knock the crap out of someone else. And how do I know this? Imagine if Obama had told his supporters to knock the crap out of Tea Party demonstrators that disrupted his town halls.....Do you think he would be prez today? He'd be facing lawsuits! Unlike Trump, who is filing the lawsuits! Classic bully behavior. Incite people to hit those that don't like you, then sue them on top of it! Trump makes himself the victim, doesn't even acknowledge he's done anything wrong. Lot of his supporters don't either. I saw 2 woman say they like that he said punch them in the nose. Take these same 2 woman, put Obama in Trumps place, and the Tea Party as protestors. There would be a complete reversal of feeling you can be sure of that. He's a demagogue. A real and true one. And a not so nice person. I don't care what people say about the other Trump. The public one needs medication. So, if he's elected, I'll be waiting for the psychological breakdown of our entire country. Like the Emperor that no one will say is naked, because they are afraid.
Omg, Sanders is right. Trump is pathological liar. I listened to his phone call with sycophant Chris Matthews. Trump said he spoke with police for half an hour and they told him to cancel rally. This is not true. He must have known it'd be found out!
He is a narcissist of the highest order in a country full of low information, low IQ voters. He panders to the worst in people and this country is in for violence if his momentum continues. A Hitler in the making who thinks rules don't apply to him
He never said he would put muslims in a concentration camp! He said he would stop them from coming in or back to our country! If you read the quran, it incites violence. Also do you not see difference between torture & deportation? Not the same!
Trump's plan for deportation is one of his policies I agree with. We've deported people in decades past and can still do it today! This includes rounding up all who've overstayed their visas and sending them home.
I am no Trump fan, but I actually think he has morphed into this looney tune just in hopes of getting elected. He brands himself as a reality TV mogul, owns the Miss America pageant, and loves to promote his brand left and right.
Hillary will probably win anyway. Not a fan of Trump, and only lukewarm towards Hillary. In all honestly, Trump is playing it up in hopes of being elected. I like Sanders, but he does not stand a chance, unfortunately. Trump used to support Hillary
We are at a crossroads in this country and I can see why many are pulling for him. After all he IS different. If he is elected I think I will be shocked. I will also be saddened that so many people voted for him without caring about his past, without caring how he treats people. Honestly I will be heartbroken for all the poor people who actually supported him. The man disliked poor people until this election when he suddenly cared about them. I can only imagine what will happen to the already low income people under his reign. The delusion I see for him is the same delusion that got up Obama. No different at all. Voting for someone because they tell it like it is or aren't PC is the same as voting for someone because they are black or female. The man has contradicted himself as much as Hillary, but the people who pull for him don't make it past the right wing websites to learn anything real about him. I really do fear what a country ran by him will be, and if he is elected I will fear for my children's future. So my reaction will be a big mix of sadness, disappointment, fear, anger, and frustration. I guess the one positive about him being elected will be the fact the prepper industry will make lots more money. Reality though is he is likely just a pawn to help Hillary get elected, which is almost as bad.
I'm sorry I have heard with my own ears and read with my own eyes MANY ppl this election saying it was their duty to elect the first female, and when it was Obama I heard and saw the same thing. Not enough space for more.
Actually for the ones I have seen, it comes down to party. As long as the female or black person is dem then those ppl support them. I wish we as a whole voted on policy, but I don't think majority of voters even know the policies.
That's exactly it. Because there are also people who will never vote for a black man or a woman, but no one ever accuses them of voting "because he's a white man". It's discrimination in its oldest form.
Well I do. I just don't think they are voting because he's white, I think many are actually ignorant enough to believe he will do some good because he says it like it is. He's making racism and being a homophobe cool again.
One of his fans told protestor to go back to Africa. I think lot of its cause he's white. As much as I like Hillary because she's a woman. It's a part and parcel if it all. But only Hil and Obama supporters get treated like color/gender only reason.
You can vote for Sanders if you do not like Hilary. A woman does not mean better. Thatcher was a woman too and she made the gap between poor and rich big time together with Reagan. The source of the crisis we live in today.
1999 interview Trump called people from families who had been poor for generations Morons. "How smart can they be? They're morons.” That's the majority of ppl in my rural county and those same ppl support him.
I am not for Trump the politician. When Trump compares the quality of the airports of other countries, selling apartments to Chinese, (he does not have to support women or minorities), but America needs to improve the quality of its infrastructure.
My reaction will be the same no matter who wins the election: fear. This country is going to hell in a hand basket no matter who wins, be it Trump, Sanders, or Clinton. All is lost. I've given up. Worst presidential race in history.
You're welcome. Of course....you have to do all the European paperwork first and after a year in a refugee camp somewhere in the limbo you'll be sent home... Unless you come illegal, which is fine by me. Spain is a bit in a crisis but it's sunny...
I'd love to, but I have to stay here and continue fighting for reason so that my kids and grand kids might have a fighting chance one day. It's discouraging after all these years of "lesser of two evils" ugh.
take care Miz, Maybe Canada is an option as well ;-) Politics.... All those guys, finding themselves so important. Def. macho behaviour. Let's go and have a cup of chocolate...Bet Trump is lousy in making them.
Peter Good for you, but not in my country. And comparing anyone with Hitler is sick. That is for those people in the chain that make such comparison. I can't really navigate thru this ? Someone should write a hub. bye
My reaction will be a complete and total loss of faith in humanity...
I get that there are stupid people wherever you go, but if there's THAT many for someone like Trump to win a freaking presidential election condensed into one country, I have serious misgivings about any kind of future we have. Well, more misgivings.
Just think, people in other countries are watching this unfold...embarrassing really.
Our Founders had a healthy respect for the threat fear poses to reason. They knew that, under the right circumstances, fear can trigger the temptation to surrender freedom to a demagogue promising strength and security in return.
People here have been taught to fear democratic socialism. The corpoate interests that own the 2 parties can't have people start voting for the best interests of the people and cutting into profits. All media is propaganda and people dont research.
Oh no how dare a populist get elected... oh wait thats a good thing, i'm an ordinary person!(: As for other countries... I bet North Korea & China & some other countries with oppressed citizens might actually like Trump as their leader!
sorry Robert.. As for not PC, not PC and freedom of speech are different things. Hitler was non PC. As for freedom of speech I was thinking about tightening up the media even more then is today. McCarthy eat your heart out... Murdoch rules!!
I heard Ramundo on radio today--the reporter Trump told to go back to univision. He said only twice in his life has he had a politician have a bodyguard remove him from asking questions. One was Fidel Castro, the other was Donald Trump.
Mercedes: I didn't know Rubio was a denier of man made global warming. Heck, maybe I was wrong not to vote for him! Oh wait, there was that Gang of Eight thing.....yep, that's why I didn't vote for Rubio.
I'm already scared, Trump stirs fears and violence. In the book by Bary Glassner, "The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things: Crime, Drugs, Minorities, Teen Moms, Killer Kids, Mutant Microbes, Plane Crashes, Road Rage, & So Much More", the author describes how the political uses of generating fear to motivate people into a state of confusion and free floating anxiety. A culture of fear that catastrophizes with worst case slippery slope scenarios with powerfully emotional images coupled with fear mongering journalism creates a constant under siege mentality on the human body that can literally make a person sick with fear. - http://hubpages.com/health/Fear-Works
It's what Hitler was good at: "We are a great, great nation and don't deserve this humiliation! We will return to our former glory!" and then also "It's the fault of the immigrants" (in this case Jews). Crowds suck this kind of stuff up, it's sad.
Nah, oded yinon/greater Israel has been planned for decades.Took Bush to agree to do it, because Clinton wouldnt. American and Israeli zionist neocons. Muslims were the scapegoat. As Bibi said, one thing very good for us was 9/11.Break up the ME. NWO
It would be one step toward disbanding the Loyal Party Voter. It took both parties to bring down this country in 2008, and today we are still declining and the country is more divided than during the Civil War.
We really couldn't do any worse with Trump, then we would if the party, either of them went back in control. Both parties have divergent goals, and it causes gridlock in congress, and the losing party has only one goal take down whatever the winning party will put up while it is in control.
Look back at the history of the US for the last 100 yrs and you will see it. Neither party has had the solutions, but both parties contribute to the problem. The source of this problem stems from the loyal party voters, who allow this system of failure to continue in the name of the party loyal.
Congress is not a local sports team, and when congress loses, the country loses. It doesn't matter which group of players failed, because it doesn't change the fact that we the people and the country lost.
What possible bad road could Trump take us down that we have only been down with the aid of the liberals and the conservatives. They have failed us, and continue to fail us, and Trump could be the catalyst for a new political paradigm.
So my reaction would be, it is time for a change. When people start with their doom and gloom about Trump, they are being emotional and irrational because they don't cite any facts or anything of substance. They are having an anxiety attack where all they see is a dark shadow.
Telling people try not to hurt them, but if you do I'll pay your legal fees. Punch em, knock the crap out if em. Waterboarding and worse. I hear boarding school boys are very sadistic. Detached from the pain inflicted on others. Kill for sport, etc.
Really, you don't have to vote for him. And that is your biggest issue for the presidency. And you are taking the side of the protester, why? Do you also take the side of the terrorist being water boarded, over the victims of the terrorists, beheaded
And um, not burst your bubble or anything, but i assume most people aren't talking about actual terrorists when it comes to torture. Theyre talking about the non terrorists we've torture to death. Shocking.
I do not support violence, torture, war, racism, misogyny, buying laws, hiding money, scamming people, and telling Americans they should leave on a stretcher if they protest Trump. The people they tortured has beheaded no one. Not charged. Amoral.
Under your criteria, I don't know who is left to vote for. What you prioritize is yours, don't make it the biggest issue of the campaign. 911, the US gov left us unprotected from 19 terrorists, isn't that a more important issue, period?
American values are THE issue! I thought you knew that. What else is there? Either we are here to form a more perfect union or not. 9/11 was an inside job. And so far no one had been charged. Values in limbo.
OK, I am dizzy, we keep talking about minutia. We did the same thing in 2008, and the economy collapsed, and nobody thought it was important during the year and a half of campaigning. Don't vote for Trump Now what about the real critical issues?????
According to whom? I've read just the opposite. And it happens to be against the law. Plenty of people can justify breaking the law: need money to feed my family for instance.No one tells them you are right--end justifies means.They end up on prison.
Ralph torture does not work, never worked. I can waterboard you and I'm sure you will come up with a list of names that are terrorists, including your friends. It's an inhuman and inefficient way to find the "truth".
I hope that I have stirred up things about this question, because most of the negative comments are simply emotional, factless, biased, party loyal and just hearsay. We are not in grade school, and we shouldn't just parrot what the other kids are say
Miz, the recession of the 80s??? Really? Were our yearly deficits too high? Yes. However, Reagan wasn't mostly to blame for that. His tax cuts brought in tremendous tax revenues. All Congress had to do was cut some spending.
MizJabbers Actually it goes all the way bay to the 79s when the country started its decline that still continues today. The economy is unstable today as it was in 2008, and as in 2008 no one today is considering the economy as a major issue.
Except Trump is less militaristic than most of his rivals; he has opined that the military should only be used when the United States is directly threatened. Clinton (who voted in favor of invading Iraq) would be more likely to start WWIII.
Regardless of whether Trump gets elected or not, we still must deal with the fact that he did not get to be the Republican Primary front runner or potentially the presidency by himself. For those of us that see the dangers he poses, we have utterly failed to be effective stewards in turning that tide. So I will work to better understand his appeal and try to demystify the pretenses that feed that appeal if unfounded.
Don't get me wrong, I am going to be sad, I am going to be disappointed and I am going to complain (though mostly in private). But I am going to move forward after that. Feelings of futility and hopelessness breed fear and anger. I would hope that Trump the candidate and Trump the President will be different and I think he will. Still don't know if that is a positive assurance.
I'd focus more on local elections and Congress. I would hope that the Republican Party would finish it's identity crisis and fracture altogether so something more cohesive (and less Tea Party'ish) can take its place. I may try to take a more active role in whatever that is if it is representative of what I feel generally.
I will take to heart that fear and anger are powerful tools and can make otherwise reasonable people seek solace in the wrong people. I think that is something that is key. We can not resort to turning groups of people into monsters otherwise we throw waste into the putrid mess that created this environment.
I will not move to Canada. I will not get into fist fights with Trump supporters. I will not stick my head in the sand for 4 years. I will not be complacent.
I will try to better understand what it is I believe and while I believe it. I will try to talk more with others about what I think and believe in a way that makes them want to do the same.
I will work to win people over, but not by defeating them. It is not over.
Great speech, but what is the problem with Trump? Both parties with their professional politicians have caused the country to decline since the 70s, and the decline continues. I don't see that Trump could do worse, the bar is low, & he c do bette
Need more chars. There are several issues I have w/ Donald Trump's candidacy; from his lack of understanding of foreign affairs, trade policy, to his hateful divisive rhetoric. There's a diff. btw saying it how it is vs not caring about what you say.
Daniel The democratic and republican party members that have been in congress and the presidency don't understand foreign affairs, trade policy or much of anything. The results are the proof of my statement. What hateful, divisive Rhetoric?????
I will be optimistic about Americas future for the first time in a decade. Immigration laws will be enforced. The government will finally be reformed to a leaner and more efficient management group. Jobs will be more plentiful and stable - investors will see a reason to invest in the USA again. What's not to love about that?
Trump has so many things in common with fascism that it's frightening. That is radical authoritarian nationalism. Quoting Musolini in his tweets, using a scapegoat , the Muslims and imigrants to blame everything. Heil Trump...
Palin did the same thing for McCain - stirred up conservative extremists. I liked him and WANTED to vote for him; but I could not vote for her. Could not. Gender is irrelevant. Trump's campaign mirrors what his presidency would be like. Yeah, scary.
I refer you to this video of Trump supporters agreeing with quotes they think come from Trump but actually come from Hitler. And you don't find this deeply troubling? Amazing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NzhQWcc7h4
It's not implication, it's history rhyming. And you would have more credibility if you would find a Clinton basher and tell them less mud. There are plenty of them, I'll be waiting.Latest is Trump making her out to be a dog or something.Real classy.
I'm not trying to "imply" anything. I'm stating clearly that Trump is a bigot, misogynist, liar, rabble-rousing demagogue, who fits the psychological profile of a psychopath. As President of the U.S. he would be disaster for America and the world.
I'd laugh. America needs to take the thumb out and stop with the 40% corp tax. They blame the likes of Ireland for having low taxes? It's the one thing trump gets right. But it'll never happen. They preach capitalism, but only for themselves.
to the video about Trump supporters and Hitler... you could make that video for any candidate! Also do you think they only asked those people. Or did they have to ask a ton?! Please don't use stuff like that to make a decision.
My first reaction would be to breathe a sigh of relief because we'd be safe from a(nother) Clinton presidency. I think Rand Paul was the only candidate who could really solve our problems and that we lose regardless of who wins at this point. However, Clinton would be a greater loss for America than Trump; her strategy is to basically continue what Obama has been doing (and, to a lesser extent, what Bush and Bill Clinton were doing), which hasn't been successful. It is the thinking of Clinton and her ilk that is responsible for many of our current problems, which is one reason so many people are drawn to Trump. To fall back on a cliché, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. If you believe this, then voting for Clinton is insanity. At least Trump would do something different. At worst, he takes us from our current path to doom and starts us on an alternate path to doom. At best, he actually makes America great again.
The reason why the world is in a crisis is because Reagan and Thatcher opened the world for neo-conservatism and free market system. The rich got all the freedom, the rights of the poor destroyed. Trump will continue with no labor rights.
True, the biggest problem we have right now is Climate change. (And we cant afford a US president who doesnt believe in Climate change) But the free market of Milton Friedman made the grap between the 1% and the 99%.
I do not agree with Clinton or Sanders' policies, but at least they are experienced politicians would lead from a coherent philosophy. I don't think Trump would.
He thinks he knows everything. That's hugely dangerous in a leader.
He also, as far as I can tell, has never been in a situation where there were actual consequences for messing up. There was always more money, so he could lose a lot of money and even go bankrupt without really feeling it. He was always in control, so he could fire people at will and make problems go away by fiat. None of that will be true when he's president.
If he can't convince someone of his point of view, he just writes them off with insults. That won't work for preventing wars.
I know it is hard to imagine how Trump could possibly do more damage to this country than a committed socialist utopian, but I believe he would find a way.
And when you're working in the private sector, its a lot easier to hide your personal business and avoid being attacked by the media which something I don't think trump is used to. Sure he's used to reality TV criticism but its not the same thing
I would be horrified. If even a 1/4 of what I have heard about him is true he is worse the our PM in every way and then some. Neither of them should be allowed that kind of power. It is one thing to strengthen immigration and quite another to be an excessive bigot and racist which is what he comes across as in my view. I am ashamed of the values that the UK has to vote in the current government and I would hope that at least one of our countries have some good standards and good sense.
I feel it is my duty to re-post this image here from Twitter. The Donald knows how to take advantage of people and say all the right things for his own gains. He does this with celebrities, too - if they have a story that is swirling around them; he will jump on the social media bandwagon just to have his name flying around with whatever the hot topic of the day is.
A candidate as divisive as he is won't win against Hillary; and this image is why: He's a wolf in sheep's clothing. I know, everyone thought the same of Obama. But, this country is better off now than when he took office - much better off. He did a better job than his haters thought he would; AND the world didn't end in an apocolypse, either - as was forcasted.
I'm sorry, but right-wing extremists will not be allowed in the Oval Office EVER AGAIN. Find a candidate who is just 'right-wing' and who makes sense without insulting the intelligence of We the People - and someday there may be another GOP president in that office. That isn't going to happen anytime soon with the ridiculous candidates they choose to back. The Donald hasn't gone up against Hillary, yet. If you don't choose a different candidate - he will fail, miserably.
I hear what you are saying but most American have memories like goldfish when it comes to politics and current events. I'm talking about even intelligent, college educated voters here. Most can't tell you who their own Congress people are.
He will win against Hillary, 1 because he is an outsider 2 because he is pointing out the real problems that are crushing our economy and future 3 because Hillary has more dirt than Trump and that will be proven out.
The only reason the country is better off than when Obama took office is because he took office in the MIDDLE of a recession. Obama did nothing but impede progress & slow recovery. we could have put anyone in office in '09 & the country bette
Hate to say it, but the meme is a fake. It was covered on Snopes. It may sound like something he'd say, but alas this didn't come from him. Then again, who needs a meme? He has uttered more outrageous things than that.
The only way Hillary or Trump can get elected will be because Hillary will run against Trump and Trump will run against Hillary. Two potential losers who have clearly show who they really are. Not good!
On Inauguration Day, I will be in front of my television here in Australia, watching the swearing in of President Trump with a feeling of hope and pride for the American Nation. Trump is the only hope for the US economy, security, and trade. If I was American, I would be voting Trump.
Your comment could be taken as serious or satire, LoL! What scares me is people who look at the image I posted and are okay. How brainwashed can people be - even all the way down in Australia? That's why your comment almost sounds like satire, ha!
Thank God it wasn't Hillary!!! He is the best candidate besides Kasich in my opinion. Hillary is the biggest liar I have ever seen, honestly. Bernie will give everything away for free... which you would like if you or your family doesn't work hard. Trump is crazy but the politicians have failed time after time, I don't want PC I just want someone to be correct lol.
UK people were not impressed by being seen as on the same side as Bush Jnr. So anyone that has zero diplomacy and minimal understanding of international issues (i.e. Trump), is a frightening prospect to those who are seen as US allies...
You're right, E-D, Trump's dad gave him a one million dollar loan to start his first business(es). A start that the majority of Americans could never get from family or the government. Did his father have any stake in his other companies to lose?
Not only did he get his father's money, but also his connections.You don't just make it in New York real estate or anything else. And i think his daughter is married to the grandson of the man who gave Trumps dad his start?&Ivanka and Chelsea fri
I'll simply sit by and watch. The guy's not getting my vote because his character is awful. I like some of his policies, but can't trust him....at all. I saw Cruz or Rand Paul as the only two I could vote for. Either would shrink the size of the government, and arguably, Cruz is ALMOST as anti-establishment as Trump, but without the major character flaws.
Yeah, his dad is a dominionist, and has even been campaigning for him. But - Ted Cruz has never breathed a single word about bringing religious law to America....he's a constitutionalist, and our constitution doesn't work with religious law.
LMAO!! Leslie.."and not the nice god either." You just cracked me up. I haven't laughed this hard at one simple statement in months! Thanks, I needed that..LOL..I'm still laughing. Weird how some things just strike me as hilarious!
Just mentally prepare for Armageddon I suppose. So sad. The last battle of Good vs. Evil before God comes to end it all. It seems we are already in the process of fighting this battle. Let's get ready folks!!
Cry because Trump is everything I wouldn't want in a president and why people support him I don't understand. He has no morals whatsoever. Also this is going to be my first time eligible to vote in a presidential election and I hate all of the candidates except Bernie.
She wants the one candidate that's been consistent throughout his political career, doesn't sell out to corporations, and advocates policies that actually help the American people...you act as if Sanders hasnt said and shown all of this already Brad.
There was in 2000- Nader. And also Ross Perot....and i was very excited for McKinney or Graver. But, it is what it is. You can cast your vote for 3rd party...inevitably, it helps one or the other major party candidates. It's a huge hurdle.
Here is my question and I think a very important one.
Were is the money he raised for the Veterans??
As you may recall, Trump held a last minute fund raiser for our Veterans when he decided that Mrs. Kelly was treating him unfair (break out the violins).
All big hype in the media.. then... silence....nothing..... No bragging rights about how much money he did raise besides the 6 or 7 Million that his friends promised????
Let's face it. Trump likes to brag and especially about his poll rankings.. my polls this and my polls that.
If he did in fact raise money from his website for the Vet's he should have a substantial amount of money in that account by now.
A website he claims to have created so that anyone wanting to donate to our Vet's would have the ability to do so. Add those donations to his his "so" called personal donation of 1 Million dollars along with his high powered friends. There should be a significant amount of money available in his website accounts.
Yet -----Trump or the media ever brings that up.. One would expect Trump to boast about it????? As he has proven to be a self centered ego maniac.
"Egomania is also known as an obsessive preoccupation with one's self and applies to someone who follows their own ungoverned impulses and is possessed by delusions of personal greatness and feels a lack of appreciation. Someone suffering from this extreme egocentric focus is an egomaniac. Egomania - Wikipedia".
Remember that Cartoon Character -- Richie Rich??? That is Trump totally clueless!!!
You have joined the many that can attack without substance or facts, and there is no comment on the comparative plans and solutions of all the candidates. The one issue you raised could be easily verified by you chose not to look it up.????
Yeah they are asking the same questions... but are they getting any answers? if it was true why would cruz or rubio not have proven it already? many people have asked that question and made that claim but i haven't seen proof of it yet.
All I am saying is-- We all know Trump loves to brag about himself. If Trump was truly raising more money. He would boast about it all over the news. His Ego Mania would compel him to brag about all the good he supposedly doing for our country -
That is not good evidence & everytime i hear him speak he brags about how much he gives the vets... not that its true but thats what he says & its yet to be proven otherwise. Please don't use a personality as evidence. I could say Hillary onl
Maybe he can't tell anyone where it is, because he's being audited.DERP oh I know I know, it's the big bad IRS nothing donald did.He's an angel.Just remember, it doesn't matter what you say as long as u have a nice piece of a by your side.Ty, R women
There are such things as random audits. I know he said he thinks its unfair. Maybe cause he's rich & in spotlight. I think most americans cheat on their taxes at least a little bit whether intentional or lazy. And idk why your bring up his wife..
Brigitte that is the one thing I don't like about Trump, when he makes fun of people also when the other politicians do it. I am gunna go because I don't like to bully and belittle people like that link you posted. Peace!
I would be shocked but I won't say it'll be doom and gloom like many believe. Maybe we would be just as surprised that America gets restored as we were knowing Trump could win. He's also not a dictator, we do have congress and a constitution after all so he can't call all the shots.
He can call a lot of shots as BH Obama has proven. Don't think Republicans would be unhappy to write just as many "Executive Orders" as BH did. Our government may have a Constitution but is disfunctional.
The fact that his own party is against him should tell you a lot. Like him or hate him, Trump is threatening the same people that JFK was threatening - He is not owned by anybody and he will not be as easily controlled by those who have the power to influence national and global events. The Act Of 1871 spelled the beginning of the end for the interests and welfare of the American people being protected by their own Government. Read this article to learn more. I'm surprised how many people do not know that the U.S. is basically a corporation that was created to meet the greedy power needs of International Business. 'The United States Isn't a Country— It's a Corporation!' http://www.serendipity.li/jsmill/us_corporation.htm
Excellent insight and spot on... its a shame so many Americans are so easily manipulated by the Media and how they paint a person. Rather than looking at the issues that are destroying our nation, they focus in on soundbites fed them (no context).
Deeply disappointed. It never ceases to amaze us Brits how prone Americans are to supporting psychopaths that are clearly trying to exploit the average man's vulnerabilities.
He's just a character invented and backed by a whole team of advisers (dictating everything he says and does) and if you can't see that then just ask yourself what you would do in his position of trying to become US president: would you tell the truth knowing most people will disagree with you, or would you lie through your teeth and say what you think will gain you the most supporters?
Would you state your mild, uncontroversial opinions, or would you declare bizarre but most importantly memorable ideas such as building a wall to keep Mexicans out?
If even you yourself would play the public for suckers then how can you expect everyone isn't doing the same to you now?
It's true, all politicians do this to some degree - the democratic part is trying to choose the least sociopathic, bloodlusting monster out of the bunch. Obama seemed less of this than the others, as does Bernie Sanders. Neither of them were ever going to do something ridiculously terrible, but can we say the same thing about Trump's caricature?
In either case, I'm glad to live in the UK/Europe where our problems (whilst undoubtedly existent) are fewer.
Seriously?! BRITAIN is more violent than the US! Do some research. We got guns and we wanna keep em! I don't laugh at the violence in your country... I know ours is terrible and if yours is worse... then God bless you!
Hi neighbors to the south. From the Canadian perspective being observers, many of us are starkly saying to ourselves and each other, "Wtf?" The 'out for number one' and 'what is in it for me' promotion of individualism seems to be an unfortunate side effect of extreme capitalism in America. We have noticed a land slide from a once admirable and patriotic 'land of the free' to a disturbing police state where 1 in 4 Americans are in prison. It seems the esteemed virtues of equality, democracy and human rights have slipped where the United States has even lost its standing as a global defender of such. Income inequality is highest and homelessness a significant issue affecting so many that we wonder if all this ruthless pursuit of profit is worth it? Your leaders reflect these attitudes but I know in my heart it can't possibly be a reflection of the American people I came to know in my travels. If Donald Trump actually is legally elected in the U.S., it can only be taken as a step toward national intolerance, racism and imperial fascism. I hope America chooses wisdom, tolerance, experience and vision instead. Please restore our faith America.
I have no idea how any "politician" would be any different than any other if elected.....But, we keep voting them in office.....
Trump, on the other hand, and because he is not a government expert, will definitely surround himself with very bright individuals, political and non-political to do the best he can to right this ship.....
If he isn't elected, this country basically has no chance.....
Oh blah dee oh blah daa, yeah... life goes on. Not going to affect much down on the personal level I believe. But, if Trump does go the trade tarriff route, then a lot of consumer goods are going to go up in price, perhaps significantly. We'll see what his supporters think about that.
We are currently experiencing one of the longest economic recoveries ever. The last Republican President left the economy in total ruin, with the worst recession since the Great Depression. We'll see how Trump does with his turn at the plate.
The reality is more like an Economic DECLINE for 20+ years, salaries for many jobs are the same they were in the 80s. On top of that this 'recovery' you think we have had is a 11 Trillion dollar national Debt in 7 years and 60+ million MORE Welfare
I will not be surprised but I will be sad, disappointed in America, and, frankly, scared.
If one listens to Trump's entire speeches - not just cherry picked snippets the media spoon feeds us, he encourages violence and hatred. And while his supporters are rallying this man onward with immigration, welfare, gun control, he is actually about anti-American as they come.
Lastly, I've heard many Trump fans say, "He's a man who can't be bought." Maybe. But what I fear is that he is a man who can buy what he wants. And tell me, when did America go up for sale?
Signed, Former Conservative who realized the right disgusts me as much as the left and now I'm freethinking girl without a political home and that's okay with me.
Yeah let the ILLEGALS come and take all our stuff! You know they can come over commit a nonviolent crime and just get sent back. Why would they not just cross the border and steal all day? Oh wait they do that.
Maybe he can't be bought, but he certainly believes in bankruptcy as a way of avoiding his responsibilities!! They are his primary Go - To business tool!! With he and Putin at the respective helms, the world is in deep trouble!!
I will laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh! Then I will sit back and watch the world go to hell and gone. I will watch while Americans get more and more poor, the world moves into WWIII, and fascism begins to make big strides into American governance.
I will watch racism, xenophobia, anti-gay, and all uncivilized behaviour rise and shake my head in wonder. I guess Rome also eventually fell.
And I will watch with complete satisfaction while the idiots who elected him to power slowly realize that he isn't what they think he is.
It should be the greatest circus we have ever know. Hitler will have nothing on it.
That is ignorant to call Trump worse than Hitler!! You are like mocking the jews in the concentration camps. Its a totally different situation deporting ILLEGALS and not allowing MUSLIMS who if you really read the quran, actually are violent!!!
Tessa I said you were exaggerating comparing Trump to Hitler. Tell the people who were in concentration camps he is just as bad. He isn't going to lock up anyone... just kick out ILLEGALS! You are RUDE to the people who suffered in the holocaust!!
Regardless of what the British Parliament does or doesn't do, Americans are going to decide what happens with this political process - for good or for bad. I feel for Americans who're upset with our government, but there's no solution in Trump.
At that point, he'll be my President. I'll wish him well and actively support any of his policies that make sense to me. I'll also do what I can to get a better candidate elected in four years, providing that there is one of course.
I'd vomit because he is neither a professional or presidential individual and a separatist. His psychological profile and personality traits aren't appealing to minorities, women, or other nationalities. Unbelievable that the Intelligence Community and the International Community would allow for this man to be handed this election by the mass media the way that the election is being handed to him. We will be at war should he be elected.
I would be excited to see just how much he can change the direction of America, if he indeed could undo the damage of NAFTA - thru - TPP, if he could indeed get a wall built and enforce the border, and if he could indeed flush out the lifers in Washington that care nothing for the voters or for this Country... just themselves and their wealth which was made off of taxpayer money, screwing over the taxpayers, and selling out to the lobbyists.
Why should my reaction be any different from the other ones that came before him? All they are looking for is the distinction that goes with the title of presidency. Do you think Hillary Clinton give a cats behind about the nation apart from her becoming the first woman to hold the title. Look at the way they lambast each other, in fact Hillary have yet to call President Obama by his title. When election time comes, they spoon feed the populace whatever they believe will attain votes and then the poor suckers who got them elected do not hear from them again until the next election. Trump is the only candidate who speak what it is that we are thinking but afraid to own up to it. He is the only one who is not afraid to call a "spade" by it's rightful name. Trump is willing to go to the bat and get this country out of the mess that it's in. I rather have a man to lead the country any day than a "cat" who has its own personal agenda. Now I am not saying that Donald is perfect but he sure beats the hell out of what we are being "coerced" to pledge our votes. Its about time we stop this primary school lunch room fights and begin to find ways of making this country economically prosperous again; borders blocked so it can stop functioning as a sieve, returning to a christian state upon which our forefathers had built this great nation, improving the value of our dollar, and providing education for every American citizen. Notice I said citizen, until such time that we are able to give free education to aliens.
I think Trump is a caricature and he's not a real conservative. He's not the kind of outsider we need. We don't want someone so rude and crude in the White House. I don't. I really don't get his appeal at all. The only thing I can think is that it's the people who are mindless followers, swept up in the fear-mongering of a demagogue. If Trump wins, I won't move to a different country like others have said. I think we can survive this. Unless of course another country nukes us because of Trump's inexperience with foreign policy and his needless alienation and insults. The Republican party can survive this--but I don't know if it should, or if I want it to if Trump is the face of its future.
The thing is, we would have Republican house, senate, supreme court and president. I know many are salivating for this, but i have daughters. It would be a nightmare that we can't wake up from. Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue!
I do not think most of us can move to another country if Trump becomes president. I am sure you have seen the slogan - "We survived Bush, you wi... ". Americans have to prepare for war, because he is likely to say anything in a private meeting.
I think it will be really interesting and at first I thought this would not be possible because he is not a typical politician, but a business man and a very successful man with tons of business going on. But he is so successful and I am also optimistic about him being elected, I think it will send America in the right direction.
You may be optimistic if you are part of the 1%, if not you will be used to make the 1% richer. No minimum wage (read slavery contracts.) no rights for employers, that's big coops dreams. A nightmare for the 99% a dream for the 1%.
Yes, the hyperbolic drama. Removing an egg is murdering a child, 15 $an hr becomes 100. Meanwhile, Trump is hinting to 2nd amend people they may have to kill dems to get their way. This is called Mussolini, Ceasar, the rise of the demigogue(god).
Yes, why not? The only reason they don't is because the CEO has to make 5million. Odd that a follower of Jesus has to question this. I'm dumbfounded that 15 an hr offends you for a worker, but 5 mil is Jesss dandy for one person.
Right. It's just lesser poverty. As Warren said, if wages had kept up w cost of living, minimum would be 22 an hr. That's how far away we've moved from decency. All for profit. Greed. we wub ebenezer scrooge. Little Timmy? Go f yourself!
Whose objective? Certainly not business! And the wages have gone stagnant while costs went up. Time to cut from the top, share the wealth around. After all, we are very unbalanced in America. Top stole all the money. Time to give it back.
A minimum wage is good for economy because people have more money to spent. there will be a bigger middle class which is essential for a healthy economy. If not the chasm between poor and rich will deepen and in the end explode.
I don't know, they used to pay 90% tax and they were still rich. That's actually in the good old days people talk about. When I was kid, workers were respected. We just need to undo 40 yrs of reagonomics. Trickle up is highway robbery.
It was under a Republican prez that they paid 90% tax.... And it didn't hurt them one bit. Now, you have Republicans making laws for the 1%. Like trump, who says he does all he can to not pay. If we were socialist, my utility couldn't cut me off.
Definitely a hot topic in America right now. Does it really matter though? When is the last time you have experienced a candidate doing something they say as a campaign promise? Its all talk, one person can not change everything, no matter how much hope they have for change. I wouldn't expect anything to change for better or worse, so I am not really worried about it.
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