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Trump is now choking on his own words and behavior

As his conduct becomes more erratic and alarming by the day, to win the presidential race, Donald Trump really needs a time-out to reconsider his overall campaign strategy.

Trump’s strategy of “All Press Is Good Press” might have worked fine during the primaries but it is not working for him in this election.

The way he is going now, there is no way Trump can win this election.

JMD

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Political Correctness

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“Make America Great Again” Because no matter what is in your pants, you can still be a big prick. – Illma Gore

“Political correctness” is a term describing language, policies and measures intended not to offend or disadvantage any particular group of people in a community or society. As Clint Eastwood would say, “We now live in a pussy generation” where if you say the wrong thing, you may be penalized, lose your job or even taken to court.

Every single day, media bombards us with subtle messages about what we should believe and what appropriate speech consists of. Most of the time, most of us quietly fall in line with this unwritten speech code. Those that would dare to buck the system are finding out that the consequences can be rather severe and the younger generation is particularly susceptible to this media’s power of suggestion and when we, the people go to work or go to school, the conversations that we have with others are mostly based on content that the media feeds us.

The media is not the only source that is telling us what to think. The messaging that comes from all of our major institutions either governmental, social or educational is remarkably consistent. The establishment have a relentless propaganda machine that never stops working, trying to control what we say and how we think or how we should think. Freethinkers are now a rare breed and understanding what is being done to us is the first step toward breaking free. The way that we all see the world today has been greatly shaped by the thousands of hours of thought training and indoctrination that we have all received over the years.

The Trump Factor

Again, as Clint Eastwood would say, “Anyone offended by Donald Trump’s so-called racist remarks attitude and language should just fucking get over it.”

Trump is onto something because he is only plainly and simply saying what is on his mind. Sometimes it is not so good and sometimes it is exactly what most people mean and, personally, I can definitely understand where he is coming from. You may not always agree with Trump but you will have to agree with me that he does not have to agree with you or anybody else.

Saying that a judge is prejudicial or bias because of his descent is definitely a dumb thing to say but that does not mean that you are racist. Saying that a specific individual of a specific descent may be prejudicial or detrimental to you because of your previously expressed opinions is a totally different story and has nothing to do with racism. Saying that one is a racist or a bigot because he is saying that we shall limit all Muslim entries in a country, saying that all illegal immigrants shall be deported out of a country if they do not comply with the immigration laws… Come on! This is only common sense; this is in no way racism or bigotry.

In the sixties my mother, like many thousand others, had to sign for and endorse my father, an illegal American immigrant to Canada were he has been working and paying taxes for more than 10 years. My father had to reluctantly kneel in front of the queen and kiss her ass in order to stay in Canada and provide for his family. Does that mean that the Canadian are racists? Come on, like my father, just get the fuck over it! Immigration laws are for everyone including those, like my father, that originally did not comply and started a family in a foreign land.

Saying that there should be a stringent vetting system for all immigrants and refugees, especially for those coming from proselytized countries in any way of form… Come on! This is only common sense; you want to come and live in my house, you have to live according to the rules of my house. When I go to Rome, I dress and eat like the Romans. I know how to show respect! Do you really believe that Donald J. Trump is the only person in the world that is really fed up with the illegal immigrants, Islamic people and refugees of all breed? Come on; wake up! Look around: Trump is only saying out loud what millions of people are thinking all around the world. Trump may well have small hands but he definitely has big cojones.

Too much ass kissing and not enough ass kicking!

Secretly or privately, everybody is getting tired of political correctness and kissing up asses. We live in a kiss ass generation. We are in it right now and it is a very sad story. Everybody’s walking on eggshells. People are accusing people of being racist, being bigot, being atheist, being birther, being whatever. People are blaming everyone except themselves for their own misery, their condition and the way they live. Come on, get over it! Man up! When I grew up, those things were not happening. We were not happy with our live, we were doing something about it. Instead of complaining about them and moaning like a child, we knew how to deal with assholes and abusers of all kinds. When we saw snakes, we were not having a meeting about it; we killed snakes!

Personally, I do believe that our planet should be a global village without any kind of frontier, territorial, economical or geographical. I do believe in a world where everybody should live according to one and only one rule: The Golden rule! Evidently, humanity being what it is now, this is not tomorrow the day.

We all live in a kiss ass generation!

All across the world, some, especially the pundits and the media would say and insist that Trump is inciting political violence, that he is a serial liar, a rampant xenophobe and all these other things. I am certainly not to discuss all these issues. It would be losing my time: people only hear what they want to hear. People do not want to hear the truth, they only want you to confirm what they perceive as being the truth. To all of you, owner of the only and holy truth, I would say only a few things: Wake up kiddos! Just get over it! Open your eyes! Finally, after decades of stifling political economical and religious correctness norms, millions have found their voices and it is not a pretty sound.

Like it or not, around the world, millions of people want to do that same thing: speak their minds without fear of being shushed and shamed for being politically or otherwise incorrect. More and more people are now feeling free to talk about what is really on their minds, with no filter between their brain and their mouth, regarding issues related to race, ethnicity, race, culture, gender, religion, sexuality and other sensitive topics. More and more people are now feeling free to share their feelings, their fears, their resentments, their hopes, their anxieties, their prejudices, their values and beliefs. More and more people are now having an open discussion about what we really think and feel.

How are we ever going to have authentic, meaningful conversations about sensitive issues of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, cultural difference and values if we cannot talk about what is really on our minds? How can we build bridges of understanding if we cannot speak openly? Are we really so fragile, so sensitive, that we cannot bear to hear someone else speak their truth, even if that truth is painful to hear? Do we really need to be protected from each other’s perceptions, fears, anger and resentment? Are our feelings so delicate that we cannot bear to listen to the pain, confusion, and frustration that other carry in their hearts?

We will never rid of the world prejudices or biases, racism, sexism, bigotry, and xenophobia by prohibiting uncomfortable, painful conversations. For decades, social, religious and political correctness proponents of all kinds and breeds have said: “Never share your true feelings and thoughts, especially if they are negative. Political correctness has a down side, and we are all seeing it big time. By not allowing people to speak of their fear of others, their financial and social anxiety, their despair about the future, we have failed to deal with the chronic, soul-crushing pain that millions have been feeling for a long time.

The Trump Factor Revisited

Today, unseen before, a politician is making it OK for people to talk about what is really on their minds with no filter between their brain and their mouth. Donald J. Trump, even if it may cost him dearly, does not self-censor and that is one of the things that is appealing to his admirers.

It is about a year ago that Donald Trump stormed onto the political scene.

Those who regularly and constantly advocate political correctness are motivated primarily by either their own personal concerns or by the emotional wellbeing of their ostensibly vulnerable minority community. Their concerns have nothing to do with the general or national interest of a global population and I tend to agree with Trump when he says: “I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I’ve been challenged by so many people, and I Do not frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country [or any other in the world as a matter of fact], does not have time either.”

Many had and still have concerns about Trump. They questioned and are still questioning whether someone with such cutting yet candid honesty, a candidate who veered so sharply from so many of the usual political expectations, could ever become president. Rather than backing down, Trump is still pushing forward.

Today, political correctness with peer-engendered public shaming is now the social reality and there is a contingency of people and pundits that seek not just to diminish alternate viewpoints, but to repress them altogether. It is this kind of mindset, the hostile advocacy of platitudes over polite dissent, dictatorial silencing over thoughtful engagement and censorship over free interchange, that took many from reticent acceptance of Trump’s approach to passionate advocacy. 

Yet it is his honest advocacy for his deeply held beliefs that has emboldened many to speak out confidently for their positions, and to ignore the anonymous attacks and scoffing jeers of the naysayers.

Trump has set and is still setting the politically correct walls aflame.

JMD

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Trump is a political animal

Throughout the primary season, Trump surprisingly demonstrated a never seen before acute political instinct that is hard to match.

During the February Florida Republican debate, Trump was asked about former Mexican President Vicente Fox’s comment that his country wouldn’t pay for Trump’s “fucking wall.”

“The wall just got 10 feet taller,” Trump shot back.

He then called on Fox to apologize for his foul language, reiterated that Mexico would, indeed, pay for the wall and hit Mexico for its countless sins against the United States.

In slapping down the former Mexican president, Trump reiterated and confirmed his toughness and nationalistic fiber.

Trump did the same thing when he turned Ted Cruz’s “New York values” attack into a riff about 9/11.

And again, reaffirming his patriotic values, in response to the San Bernardino terror attack, when he proposed his now infamous temporary ban on all Muslims entering the United States.

Everyone denounced him. Apparently, no one agreed with him.

Trump could not care less. For trump, the emotional punch of the ban, and the way it differentiated him from the other candidates, was the important thing and ultimately, a large part of the Republican voters agreed with him.

In New Hampshire, 65 percent supported the ban, in South Carolina, 74 percent supported it, in New York, 68 percent.

Trump calls it as it is

With no pollsters, no speechwriters, no fundraising staff, little campaign organization, few TV advertisements, no debate prep, Trump has won the Republican presidential nomination.

Trump’s achievement is not so difficult to comprehend.

He did it by pounding a simple, emotive message over and over: “Making America Great Again”. He did it not being afraid of controversy and saying it as it is. It made him stand out from a field of an original field of seventeen candidates.

Trump’s every act of outrageousness reinforced his reputation as the “truth-telling” outsider.

Challenging and changing the rules

Trump while proving to be an exceptionally skilled politician was also fortunate. Not being taken seriously, for most of the primary season, there wasn’t any organized effort against him. He won three out of the first four contests while his rivals squabbled among themselves.

The establishment initially bet on Jeb Bush, and then, tapped out financially and psychologically, did nothing to rally around Cruz, whom many insiders fear and hate more than Trump.

Rubio may have been an option but trying to go against Trump mano to mano was not is greatest idea.

All of sudden, it became clear that the only alternative to a clean Trump nomination was a contested convention.

Trump has changed all the political rules. What he has done is not easily replicable. Now it is on to the next test: Will the Trump’s recipe work in the general election or will he fade away?

It would be foolish to discount his chances.

JMD

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Donald Trump: Against all odds

Everyone said it wouldn’t happen. Everyone was wrong.

May 3, 2016, Donald Trump pulls off one of the most unlikely electoral coups of modern times. Toppling the political and media establishment, Trump becomes the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

His campaign initially dismissed as a joke, Trump confounds the pundits to such a degree that all bets are off about how the rest of the 2016 Presidential race might unfold.

‘Thought I’d be going longer’

Even Trump himself seemed surprised by the swiftness at which he locked down the nomination. In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday May 4, Trump said he expected Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton to finish her primary campaign before him. “I’m even surprised,” Trump said. “I thought I’d be going longer, she’d be going shorter.”

But the drudgery of presidential politics leaves no time for relishing victory.

In his first full day as the presumptive nominee, Trump’s campaign had to quickly shift gears from a primary fight to a search for a running mate.

Meanwhile, Trump faces a host of new questions including whether his unorthodox approach to winning the GOP primary will translate into a general election battle against one of the biggest names in politics today: Hilary Clinton.

Starting from a tough place

The latest CNN/ORC poll dated Wednesday May 4 find that Clinton leads Trump 54% to 41% in a potential general election match-up. She is more trusted than him on issues ranging from foreign policy to education and health care.

Still, by a 50% to 45% margin, voters say Trump would do a better job handling the economy. And almost 9 out of 10 voters in the poll called the economy extremely or very important to their vote, outranking any other issue tested in the poll.

The political skills that Trump brought to the primary fight could prove potent in a race already shaping up as a bitter, nasty personal clash between the two presidential candidates.

Up to now, Trump’s tough tactics disrupted one of the most experienced Republican fields of presidential candidates in a generation. He destroyed the political hopes of Jeb Bush with his “low energy” jibe. He destroyed the political hopes of Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio referring to them as “Lying” Ted and “Little” Marco.

Trump is now trying to take a similar approach to Clinton, dubbing her “Crooked Hillary,” accusing her to play “The Women Card”.

Revolutionizing political campaigns

With an spot-on eye for a rival’s weaknesses, Trump revolutionized how campaigns are won, becoming a master of social media, hijacking news agendas with skills honed on a reality television and a mastery of targeted marketing.

And with undeniable political skill, Trump became an earthy cypher for ignored blue collar Americans who revile conventional politicians as they struggle to get by in a wounded economy.

Using just a few issues, like illegal immigration, the toll wreaked on industrial communities by free trade and by playing into a wider sense of national decline with his “Make America Great Again” message, Trump made himself an unstoppable political force. His bite was so intimidating that by the time competitors such as Bush, Cruz and Rubio mustered the courage to criticize his past, his character and his politics, their campaigns were already faltering.

Clinton may not make a similar mistake. In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, she showed no problem hitting Trump. “He’s a loose cannon,” she said. “And loose cannons tend to misfire.”

Even though along the primaries, Trump lifted his vote totals easily above the 50% mark, his core support in the blue collar Republican electorate still represents a minority of opinion in a nation that is becoming more diverse and less white.

Defying rock-bottom approval ratings

Trump enters the general election with rock-bottom approval ratings among Hispanics, African-Americans and women.

His rudimentary policy platforms will come under increasing scrutiny. Then voters will have to decide if they are willing to elect a President whose impact is already reaching far beyond the nation’s borders, triggering palpable concern abroad.

Trump’s critics worry that his political rhetoric on issues from immigration to women’s rights take American politics closer to the dark fringes of demagoguery than it has been for decades and the Democratic barrage has already begun.

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren went on the attack soon after Trump’s triumph in Indiana tweeting that Trump built his campaign on “racism, sexism, and xenophobia” and that what happens next “will determine whether we move forward as one nation or splinter at the hands of one man’s narcissism and divisiveness.”

Many Democrats believe that Trump’s victory in the GOP primary means they are almost certain to keep the White House. However, as the past year has proven, they would be unwise to underestimate the power of Trump.

Trump will be the next president of the United States of America.

JMD

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The White Knight

Trump’s chief strategist Paul Manafort spoke to members of the Republican National Committee on April 21.

With the nomination in sight, the transformation of Donald Trump is underway

Experienced political professionals have taken over, and a Presidential Donald Trump is on his way to win over the general electorate.

In a closed-door briefing, last Thursday April 21, Trump’s new chief strategist, Paul Manafort told the Republican National Committee that Trump has been playing a “part” on the campaign trail, but is starting to pivot toward presenting a more businesslike and presidential “persona.”

“He gets it,” Manafort told Republican National Committee members. “The part that he’s been playing is now evolving into the part that you’ve been expecting. The negatives will come down, the image is going to change, but ‘Crooked Hillary’ is still going to be ‘Crooked Hillary.’” …

Manafort argued that Clinton’s negative favorability ratings are caused by “character” issues, whereas Trump’s are fueled by “personality” concerns. “Fixing personality negatives is a lot easier than fixing character negatives,” Manafort said. “You can’t change somebody’s character, but you can change the way a person presents himself.”

Trump himself said: “I’m very capable of changing to anything I want to change to.” And, what I am saying is this: “Better believe it!”

Trump is the real deal: “The White Knight that people are looking for”

If you listen to Trump’s supporters, one of the things they cite for their attraction to him is that unlike every other politician, he is authentic. He “tells it like it is,” they say again and again. He is not like those candidates whose every word is crafted and rehearsed. He is real.

Trump is not an ordinary candidate. Trump is full of surprises and we did not see the end of it yet. His mastery of the art of effective communications is endless and up to now, the force of his personality and the emotions he channels have been powerful enough to guarantee him the Republican nomination.

People supporting Trump do not want someone who is qualified in any traditional political sense. They want someone who, like them, is hungry and angry enough to stick it to the people they hate, who will talk like them and say the things they say in private and wish they could say in public.

People of America are looking for a White Knight.

Trump may just be it.

JMD

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Trump will win the nomination

Against all odds, Trump is on course to wrap up the Republican nomination

As I predicted months ago, Trump is going to be the Republican nominee.

His clear victory in New York on Tuesday April 19 saw him add to previous victories across the South on ‘Super Tuesday’ and in the key states of Florida, Illinois, Arizona and Missouri.

It was already fairly clear he would win the most votes and delegates in New York and the game is now whether he can win a majority of delegates before the July 18-21 Cleveland Republican Convention. A total of 1,237 delegates is required to win the nomination.

Today, with just under 850 delegates on his side, Trump has now won nearly 70 per cent of the delegates he needs to secure the Republican nomination. His closest competitor, Ted Cruz, has not even secure 45 per cent of the 1,237 candidates he would need to win the nomination.

How Trump will secure the Republican nomination

Trump has just fewer than 850 delegates and is about 390 short of the magical number to secure the Republican nomination.

Next Tuesday, April 26, he is set to win around 100 more delegates in Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

That would take him to nearly 950 delegates with the possibility of 50 more delegates supporting him if the 50 unbound Pennsylvanian delegates decide to support him.

Then comes the critical state of Indiana on May 3, which uniquely awards all of its 57 delegates to the statewide winner.

If Trump wins Indiana, he will be the republican nominee.

If he does not, considering that he should pick up another 50 delegates in West Virginia, Oregon and Washington in the rest of May, and then sweep all 50 of New Jersey’s while winning 10 in New Mexico on June 7, he still has a very good chance.

That would give him 1,060 if he has not won Indiana or any of Philadelphia’s unbound delegates, and somewhere between 1,100 and 1,150 if he has.

It will all come down to California

California’s 172 delegates will also be in play on June 7.

If Trump wins Indiana and the support of a significant chunk of Philadelphia’s delegates, he could clinch the nomination that day.

Trump is expected to win at least half of California’s 172 and there is a clear possibility that he may win more.

If Trump loses Indiana, he will still end the primary season within 100 delegates of securing the nomination. He will still have 90-95 per cent of the delegates he needs to win the nomination and will just need to win over some of the 200 or so uncommitted delegates to vote on the floor of the Republican convention to be held in July.

The closer Trump gets to 1,237, the more likely these uncommitted delegates will push him over the line.

In other words, the 2016 race is almost certainly going to be Trump vs Clinton.

In such a scenario, the betting markets give Clinton a 72 percent chance to win the Presidential race. Can Trump bridge the gap?

He has six and a half months to defy the odds.

JMD

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Donald Trump, a new reality to live with!

Donald Trump insults and exaggerates; he dismisses the need for public policy ideas; he gets confused about world affairs and, sometimes says things that flat-out aren’t true. And the cheers from his backers and supporters are only growing louder.

By the standards voters typically judge a presidential candidate and according to the media, The Donald should not even have survived his first day in the 2016 race. Yet as the summer draws to a close, Trump is still maintaining himself as the Republican front-runner.

Donald Trump is everything except politically correct; he is showing attitude and showmanship; he his vocal; he does not need anyone money; he cannot be bought; he is in a real total and absolute “Fuddle Duddle You” position.”

How refreshing that is!

Like water on the back of a duck

Trump’s uncanny ability to repeatedly stumble without any consequence other than increasing his popularity is befuddling his rivals. Uniting people, capitalizing on a people’s deep-rooted anger and frustration with the nation’s political leaders, President Barack Obama and all the conservative Republicans who haven’t sufficiently stood up to the Democratic administration, Trump is now defying all laws of electoral and political gravity.

Notwithstanding his obviously apparent political flaws, a now growing part of the American population is more and more entranced by Trump’s combination of self-assurance, his record of business success and the promise that his bank account is big enough for him to remain insulated from all the forces and evils they believe have poisoned the traditional politicians.

Trump may have started as a joke, but he may now be the real deal

It is these same flaws that the media and his opponents are imputing on him that make Trump even more popular and credible for a growing majority of the American voters. For these backers, voters and supporters who no longer trust or believe in the traditional establishment’s candidates who are constantly adapting their action and speech only to get elected, Trump his saying, no matter what the situation may be, what he believes in. Trump stands by his words and People know were he stands and what is to be expected.

It is a totally new social and political paradigm that is unfolding

Trump’s foibles just make him appear stronger than all his so-called presidential opponents. Even during his least flattering moments, his backers and supporters will emerge even more confident in his presidential capacity. For most of them, they may not have voted for years, they may not vote next year but today, Donald Trump is the answer to their prayers. For this majority of voters and supporters, it is those flaws that make him the leader America needs.

JMD

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Original story : http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/trump-defies-political-gravity-thanks-to-fed-up-voters-1.2551146

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“Make America Great again”

MOBILE Al, Friday Night August 21 — It was the most audacious Donald Trump spectacle yet of the 2016 campaign. Trump’s flashy performance is now more than showmanship. It is more and more coolly strategic, touching down in the heart of red America. Trump, discussing every aspect of politics an American culture, is now doing everything in his power to demonstrate that his candidacy has broad and lasting appeal across every region of the country.

“We have politicians that don’t have a clue. They’re all talk, no action. What’s happening to this country is disgraceful. We’re running on fumes. There’s nothing here . . . We’re not going to have a country left. We need to have our borders. We need to make great deals. We’re going to build a wall,” said Trump.

Noting all the states where he leads in the polls, Trump added: “Has this been crazy? Man! I mean, it’s been wild. I’d like to have the election tomorrow. I don’t want to wait.”

The crowd was anything but silent.

Trump fans came by the thousands, driving from the Florida panhandle, from Mississippi, from Tennessee and Texas. Traffic was backed up for more than a mile. The most-enthusiastic Trump backers began arriving at the stadium at dawn. In the run-up, Trump made the rounds on Alabama radio stations, talking politics and college football. As the crowd formed Friday morning, Trump tweeted from New York: “We are going to have a wild time in Alabama tonight! Finally, the silent majority is back!”

Trump chose Mobile for his big rally in part because it is the hometown of Senator Jeff Sessions, an immigration hard-liner who has been counseling Trump and helped him develop his immigration policy paper. Trump is not the only contender who sees the South as a place where bids could rise or fall in the second lap of the 2016 race. But no one is putting on a show like Trump. As the sun began to set, the crowd in the stadium snapped their heads toward the sky. Here it was, gliding toward them: a glimmering Boeing 757 with “T-R-U-M-P” stretched across its navy blue body. The crowd roared its approval to Trump as his jet tilted away to land at a nearby airport.

How much more presidential than this can we get?

JMD

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Trump holds largest rally yet

The Republican Party is in total chaos.

Donald Trump brought 30,000 supporters from deep red Alabama to a Friday night pep rally, the latest sign that the Republican front-runner has broad, nationwide strength.

By any traditional and conventional measure, Trump is not a viable candidate. Yet he continues to dominate news coverage and the Republican race to the presidency of the United States. Thus far, there is no indication that his transgressions have caused the plunge in his poll numbers that the Republican Party and its more traditional members so eagerly anticipate.

Trump made his initial mark in this campaign with his demagoguery about illegal immigration and he is now endorsed by Republican Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, widely respected for his commitment to border security, American workers and immigration control.

Significant numbers of voters seem to be demanding authenticity and Trump is everything about authenticity.

Again, The Trump Show is far from over!

JMD

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