COMMENTARY & OPINION:
Last night saw the first of the GOP debates and without question it was frontrunner and real estate mogul Donald Trump who stole the SHOW. And what a SHOW it was indeed! All designed for your consumption and entertainment with a few features “borrowed” from Trumps own past reality shows. Oh yes, Trump was obviously the CEO of the debate and he made sure everyone watching new it right from the beginning. And the rest of the GOP candidates? Why they are just Trumps lackeys! At least that’s the image Trump was trying to portray.
It all began when Trump became the only candidate to not say that if he didn’t get the nomination he wouldn’t wage his own independent campaign. That move right from the start set the stage for Trump and made him stick out gaining the audience’s attention and it worked.
Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly hit Trump on his past comments about women saying Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton believes Trump to be a part of the war on women. Trump shot back in an effort to justify his lack of political correctness and added an insulting comment about Rosie O’Donnell in process. Frankly, about the only thing Trump said that I agreed with is that this country is in big trouble and that this country doesn’t have time for political correctness. Absolutely!
But, then, Trump shot his mouth off again and this time it was about Mexican and Mexico. In the past Trump has made several comments alleging Mexico is sending criminals across the border into the US because our leaders are stupid and deceived about the Mexican government. The “stupid and deceived” I might agree with but I highly doubt the Mexican government is sending known criminals to the US. The Mexican drug cartels are already here as America (read Americans) are the big market for illegal drugs yet Trump didn’t say a word about that fact. It’s just not Mexicans and other Latinos coming across our southern border as the US Border Patrol finds DAILY thrown away military style uniforms from Middle Eastern countries on our side of the border meaning we have terrorists crossing the southern border pretending to be Mexican. Yet, again, Trump said nothing about that either. In fact, what Trump said is that we need a wall stretching across the border to keep the Mexicans out! A wall? As in Berlin Wall Mr Trump? I’m sure it will have razor wire on top and towers manned by guards with machine guns and big spot lights, right? Oh and I assume the standing order in those towers will be “shoot on sight” isn’t that correct Mr Trump?
GOP candidate who was part of the debate, Senator Rand Paul, pretty much hit Trump on the head when Paul commented saying of Trump, “He buys and sells politicians of all strips. He’s already hedging his bet on the Clintons.” You’re absolutely right Rand as Trump is one of the 1% who has mega-bucks thus making him part of the PROBLEM NOT THE SOLUTION in this country! The REAL PROBLEM in this country isn’t that our leaders are naive and stupid but that they are bought, paid for, and outright OWNED by corporate America and the global corporations and they no longer represent We The People but he corporations instead. Can you say CORRUPTION America???
Trump has given money to Hillary Clinton in the past and, in fact, Trump has supported various other candidates in the past who hold opposite views of what Trump is spouting today with all of his “ultra-conservative” rhetoric. Makes one want to say, “Will the real Donald Trump please stand up.”
Now let us also keep in mind that Trump made his BILLIONS mostly in real estate. Consider for a moment just who the SLAVE LABOR is in the real estate industry. You know, the people who do all of the landscaping and much of the tile laying and construction work on just bought properties for minimum wage or below. Why it is the MEXICANS! Oh it’s one of those “jobs” that Americans don’t want, or so we are told. I’d be interested to know just how many Mexicans and other illegals work or have worked for Trump on one of his properties. I betting several because Americans just don’t want those kind of jobs, right? So if Trump gets elected and builds his Berlin Wall whose he going to use for America’s SLAVE CLASS? I’m sure he’ll find someone as America has ALWAYS had its slave class. First was the Blacks, then it was the Chinese immigrants, and today it is the Hispanic immigrants. Will America’s slave class please step forward so we know who you are?
Getting back to the MONEY TRAIL (which most often is where TRUTH lies) Trump defended his donations to the Clintons saying he gave to her foundations and that he donated to politicians for “BUSINESS FAVORS.” He said that demonstrates that our political system is “broken.” Excuse me? This man gives money in order to get “business favors” in return making him part of the PROBLEM in this country and somehow we are supposed to believe that suddenly he’s now part of the solution when the fact is he’s been part of the problem which is the ownership of our politicians? And he really expects Main Street America to buy that shit LOL? I think it safe to conclude that not only does Trump think our politicians are stupid and deceived but that everyday Americans are REALLY stupid and EASILY deceived.
Trump is a showman. That’s obvious from his TV reality series in the past and today. It’s all SHOW for public consumption to put him in the White House and once (if) that happens let me assure you the politician buying for “business favors” will skyrocket. Trump is Wall Streets man but he isn’t America’s man! What he’s doing is playing the role (Trump is a pretty good actor btw) of Mr Ultra-conservative appealing to all those ultra-conservatives out there that would like to throw our country back into the 1800s and screw progress! He’s also playing on people’s fears and that tends to work amazingly well with many people as, in fact, they are afraid of their own shadows just as SHEEPLE should be. He admitted last night that he gave donations to politicians with the expectation of getting “business favors” in return. That, in my opinion, is an admission from Trump himself that he IS part of the problem not the solution. How much more blunt could he be? But that wasn’t all. Trump also said that most of the GOP candidates on stage last night were people he’d donated to also! Boy if that wasn’t the clincher in this debate what was! That’s right all you other GOP candidates. Remember who gave you the pesos and who owns you!!
Let us not take Trump lightly. He leads in the polls outpacing Jeb Bush by 10 points even though Bush is the clear favorite of the GOP mafia! He outpaces Scott Walker by 12 points and in polling all of the other candidates are in the single digits. Trump MIGHT grab the nomination and that would be a nightmare IMO especially for MEXICANS whom he claims he has political support from BUT which I HIGHLY DOUBT to be so!
Marco Rubio, another GOP candidate, during the debate defended himself when hit with accusations that he just wasn’t experienced enough to be POTUS saying this election “had better be about the future, not the past.” Amen to that! And let’s not forget that our current POTUS was inexperienced when he came into office about 8 years ago. So Rubio wouldn’t be the first. BTW isn’t he Cuban? Hmmm…Hispanic……………wonder what Trump thinks of Rubio?
Senator Rand Paul got a bunch of applause during the debate when he commented that he wants government to collect more records on terrorists and less records on law-abiding Americans. Candidate NJ Governor Chris Christie shot back calling Paul’s comment “ridiculous” and asking “How are you supposed to know?” That is, just how are you suppose to know who’s a terrorist and who’s not I assume Christie meant. Obviously, someone needs to enlighten Christie as he didn’t get the memo pointing out that the real terrorists are not Mid Eastern fanatics but Grandma Moses in the wheel chair! Good god Christie! Where have you been? In a New Jersey cave or something?
Bottomline is this. Last nights GOP debate was the biggest crock of shit I’ve seen in a long time! It was like watching one of Trumps reality shows which, honestly, I hate. It was clearly all fakery and produced for the sheeple in America which is exactly what the GOP thinks of Americans down here on Main Street. IMO this was far from being a real debate and it was nothing more than yet another Hollywood production designed for your entertainment. And that is what it was. Entertainment and nothing more IMO. What a sham!! I didn’t buy it and I hope you didn’t either.
Fact is this nation is in BIG trouble but I didn’t see one candidate in the debates last night that I’d put my faith in to do something about it. In fact, at the end of the debate I was left with a gut wrenching feeling hoping (praying) that NONE of these people make into the White House because if they do we are going to be in bigger trouble than we are now.
And now allow me to close with the candidate I opened with. It’s none other than the infamous, shouting, great actor Donald Trump. In the past he’s made comments about women such as referring to them as, and I quote, “FAT PIGS.” He’s also referred to women as “DOGS” and “DISGUSTING ANIMALS” on Twitter. WTF??? Hey Trump! Wasn’t your mother a woman? And weren’t your wives also?
And now Trump holds nothing back making Hispanics, specifically “Mexicans,” public enemy numero uno! Oh yes, they are the cause of all of our woes in this country. Forget the political corruption and the buying of politicians for “business favors” in return. And forget how corporate America loves to rip off Americans and play us all for FOOLS. Oh and let’s not forget how 1% of the 1% in this nation hold 99% of the wealth either!!
Trump, in my OPINION, is a racist bigot and egotistical woman hater!! And that is the bottomline for me when it come to Donald Trump! He puts on a good show but IF this man was ever put in the White House it would be the WORST DISASTER this nation ever had.