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From “Ruminations on the 2016 Election” by The Z Man:

The 2016 election is driven in large part by the realization of the frogs that the gas has been on and the water is boiling. It may be too late to escape, but that does not mean they will not try. The appeal of Sanders and Trump is due, in part, to this realization. It’s also driven by the hysterics of the people in charge, who are largely responsible for the state of the nation.

That last part is what I described in the Trump Effect post. A wide swath of the public no longer trusts what they are being told by the people in charge. Most Americans now think the rich are looting the country. They may not be willing to have a boiled rope party just yet, but people on both sides are now listening to appeals that were considered off-limits not so long ago.

Trump’s plan to treat investment income as normal income is a great example. The day he made the comment, ambulances were sent to National Review headquarters because the entire staff fainted. The folks at the Wall Street Journal threatened severe retribution if the heretic was not brought to heal. Yet, many rank and file conserves think he is probably right. The reason for this is they intuitively sense the trouble lies in all of these sacred cows protected by their betters.

The point here is we have a public that is suddenly aware that the status quo cannot hold. Things have to change and they have to change fundamentally. The candidates who have shown that they get it are doing well, while the guys from party headquarters are floundering. This is true even though, on the one hand, Sanders is offering nonsense as a solution and on the other hand, Trump is not offering much of anything beyond making sport of the pearl clutchers.


That may sound comforting, but there’s no Reagan on the horizon and the current ruling elite is not going to be swayed by appeals to God and country. Tip O’Neil was wrong about most things and not the nicest guy, but he loved his country. The old party hands in the GOP may have looked down their nose at the actor turned politician, but they put the interests of their country first.

The current crop is a different sort of ruling class. Their only allegiances are to their class and the global financial elite that supports them. It’s why both parties rallied around the Iran deal, for example. Global players like Boeing, Halliburton and their bankers had pending deals with Iran. National security and long standing loyalties to allies in the region simply did not matter.

I got a bad feeling about this. You know that feeling when you know a storm is coming? It’s not here yet, but soon it will be. Historians often refer to “tipping points” where sudden, dramatic changes take place. When the pressure builds high enough, even a small event can trigger it.

Looking back in hindsight it is often easy to see the signs. The real trick is to see it coming. What worries me is I don’t see anybody trying to stop or avoid it. Some of them don’t think it could happen, while others seem to be eagerly seeking it.

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85 Responses to Trumpalooza

  1. Myiq2xu says:

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Bringing this up from downstairs since it fits so well with the topic. Relax and enjoy the chaos 🙂

    I’m not on the Trump train just yet, but I do see the value in shaking things up. Other candidates should look at the 2016 primary season as a time to improve on combat and style. Trump has already gotten many of them to dig deep and unleash their fighting spirit. There’s no need for the fainting couch. We have to be in top form for everything the Democrats will unleash. As John Nolte tweeted, “The guy who just won two terms did so by clearing the Senate Dem primary in Chicago using dirty tricks. Grow up, GOP. It’s not 1980.”

  3. DeniseVB says:

    In my perfect world, we’d send a “battalion” of Slut Walkers to this little town to throw cold water on those rapey immigrant misunderstandings.

    • helenk3 says:

      would whoopi say it is not rape-rape?

    • piper says:

      Let me get this straight – if you’re a white college male student, it’s rape even if you look at someone female or transgender and if you’re a Muslim, it’s a misunderstanding or all right since it’s in their culture to have non-consensual relations.
      Forgot – if you’re a black man who tells his community to get jobs, solve their own problems and become dependent on themselves not the gubermint, then it’s time to pile on with multiple accusations of inappropriate sex contacts.

  4. Somebody says:

    Speaking of Trump, I ran across this interview last night in a post titled the best interview of Trump you haven’t seen or heard about. I watched it, he’s not as arrogant and it is a pretty good interview, thought I’d share.

    • taw46 says:

      He needs to show this in debates. I said a while back, people do underestimate him. You only have to look at interviews with him over the years.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I’ve always been a Trump fan and enjoyed him sparring with contestants on The Apprentice (before it went “celebrity”). He loved those who would disagree with him in the Board Room and usually moved on to fight another week if their arguments were supported by facts and passionate reasoning. Not many butt kissers won that show.

  5. DeniseVB says:

    More Trump ‘splaining …. kinda where I’m at …..

    Trump’s complete lack of preparation for our highest office isn’t registering to his supporters: Every moment that looks clownish to someone versed in policy looks refreshingly unscripted to Trump fans.
    It isn’t the details that they want to hear about, it’s the attitude — aggressive, confident, tough, bold. He screams leader, not wonk.

    Next to Jeb Bush, who actually has political experience, conservative principles and specific policy solutions, all of which the Donald lacks, Trump looks like the varsity quarterback giving a noogie to the debate-club nerd.
    You can’t begin to fix the problem until you admit that there is a problem, and what looks like grandstanding and content-free demagoguery to me looks to many citizens like an urgently needed passion.

    The average American feels that the country has a sucking chest wound and everybody but Dr. Trump is telling him to treat it with a couple of aspirin.

    • Venus says:

      “Conservative principles” = no borders, common core and giving Iran nukes?

      I’m proud not to be a conservative.

      Our “betters” don’t know what the fuck they are talking about.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I used to think of myself as socially liberal and fiscally conservative, but I don’t know WTF that means anymore. Maybe I’m just a New Anarchist ? Patriot seems so 1776 these days 😉

        • elliesmom says:

          If we were back in the 60’s, I’d be a “Rockefeller Republican”. Culturally more liberal than most Republicans of the time, recognizing some public investment in things like education. the environment, and some regulation of business is a good thing. But opposed to socialism and government ownership. For expansion of American business in other countries, but for a strong defensive posture in the world. Back then I would have agreed with them about the importance of labor and trade unions. It’s only after my experiences with membership in the teachers’ union that I soured on unions. While I have always believed in the need for a social safety net, I think we’ve created a hammock instead.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’m not getting Trump’s critics belly aching about his empty rhetoric. His policies are out there, you just have to listen carefully. Early primary season is more pep rally than wonky stuff. It’s how we lost Walker and Perry so early. Both were crowd favorites at Redstate, but not memorable speeches because they both stayed in their “comfort zones”. This is fire in the belly season.

      What have we learned since Romney ? One of the most qualified and electable people of my lifetime …. played nice. I’m done with nice, this is #WAR.

      • lyn says:

        You said it. We are the asteroid!

      • Venus says:

        What have we learned since Romney ? One of the most qualified and electable people of my lifetime

        So true.

        And I have to give Trump credit — he has ensured that his wealth can’t be used against him (like the MSM and Dems did with Romney because Romney was modest and humble), not only with his flashy style but but calling out all the others too. The line he had that I thought was hilarious was something like “All these guys, they get to DC and they see all these columns and beautiful architecture and they get awed and forget why they’re there. I promise that won’t happen with me.” LOL — Way to make a potential liability into an asset.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Thread winner ! 😀

          • Dora says:

            His campaign manager just tweeted that Trump will announce the proposed reforms at a press conference at Trump Tower in New York City at 11:00 ET. In case anyone is interested in watching.

        • lizzy says:

          In addition to defusing the wealth problem Trump has taken on the Media very successfully. He calls them out and his poll numbers go up. Romney got smeared badly, especially the war on women crap. I’m still angry that Obama is such a sexiest pig but Romney got the war on women.

  6. Dora says:

    NBC’s Chuck Todd Can’t Believe Hillary Is Down Double Digits In New Hampshire [VIDEO]

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Our favorite “rock star” FLOTUS wants 62 million girls to be educated around the worrrrrrrrld. I’m fine with that, but maybe we should make it safe for them to leave their homes first ? Did we ever “BringBackOurGirls” ?

    • elliesmom says:

      If my memory serves me right, when I was a young crusader for women’s rights, a lot of women in the world had more freedom than they do now. Women were better off in 1978 in places like Egypt and Afghanistan. While I agree with the old saying, “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world”, and educating women has many benefits for society that go far beyond educating the woman herself, making life safer for women and girls in the countries Mrs. Obama is speaking of should come first. But I have long since written Mrs. Obama off as clueless.

    • piper says:

      Another meme, another date with Beyonce, another day away from Bronco and lastly another way to propel her to ‘greatness.’ Oh the problems competing with the smartest POS ever – what’s a womyn, especially such a classy talented one, to do./s/

  8. lyn says:

    Here’s what our girl has been up to.

  9. helenk3 says:

    for your listening pleasure

  10. piper says:

    Carly is showing mettle against Code Pink and their phony baloney.
    “But to me the more interesting story is how Fiorina faced down a woman who confronted her face-to-face, via CNN:

    On Saturday, activist and 40-year Planned Parenthood patient Cindy Shireman, 54, challenged Fiorina for her comments about the organization.

    “How can you, as a woman, not support our health care?” Shireman asked.

    “Oh, I support your health care. I don’t support the butchering of babies. And you should go look at those videos,” Fiorina replied.

    Shireman said she had seen the videos and Fiorina fired back forcefully.

    “I understand we may disagree on things. You need to ask yourself some questions. Why is it that fetuses are aborted alive to butcher their brains? Why? You ought to also ask, you should look at some facts. How much money does Planned Parenthood give to Democrat candidates? This a big political rig,” Fiorina said, jabbing her finger in Shireman’s face.

    At the end of the heated back-and-forth argument, Fiorina told Shireman to get her facts straight”


    • DeniseVB says:

      AND, that’s how you fight back. 😀

    • DeniseVB says:

      About throwing condoms, I saw a quote by a priest (paraphrased) “I’m celibate and even I know that’s not how you use them” 🙂

    • Venus says:

      First, Fiorina didn’t “jab” her finger in the woman’s face — the woman grabbed her hands — it was actually awkward.

      Second, left out of the write up is the woman basically stating that the abortions are needed because the Republicans don’t want to provide social services for all the “unwanted babies.” These pro-abortion people are vile: kill the POOR babies so THEY (but pretend it’s the Republicans, not them) don’t have to worry about feeding them.

  11. piper says:

    The German Mayor of a small town is quite upset that a nurse who had helped refugees in the past has gone vocal over her forced relocation to make way for refugees to live in her apartment.

  12. lyn says:

    In honor of the Pope’s visit:

  13. helenk3 says:

    Hillary Clinton defends use of private email servers, compares attacks to GOP-led probes during husband Bill Clinton’s presidency – @AP

    that ship has sailed.

    • DeniseVB says:

      If I were a Hillary supporter now, I would be very concerned about how she would behave as a President. She should have primaried Obama in ’12, but that ship has sailed too.

  14. Myiq2xu says:
  15. Dora says:

    Don’t forget ’60 Minutes’ tonight. 🙂

    “I Don’t Like Lies” ­ Donald Trump
    The whole interview airs Sunday night on CBS.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Thanks, I may watch that since the Pope should have left the country by then (I just can’t quit him 😉 ) Also I think that comes on after the CBS NFL game ? Just checked, Bears and Seahawks should have a pretty good lead in audience.

  16. votermom says:

    Klown, Trump’s lawyers called and said please to be changing your title “Trumpalooza” to “Trumpawinnah”

  17. Venus says:

    Please look at this shit and someone explain it to me:

    Dildos for babies? Any parent who buys into this “trans” bullshit needs CPS called on their asses. This looks like child abuse and pedophilia to me.
    If I was a member of the L, the G or the B, I would kick the Ts out because they are going to make the entire community lose credibility with this fuckery.

    • Somebody says:

      That is truly disturbing. How in the world did you stumble across this? I agree parents that buy these for their children need someone investigating them.
      Perhaps if this comes to light it will be a shark jumping moment for the transgender movement, let’s hope something brings that about.

    • DeniseVB says:

      My gay friends have nothing to do with LGBT and my black/minority friends have nothing to do with black lives matter or whatever “group” is claiming victimhood du jour. Well, because they’re normal. You see a lot of them at Trump rallies too 😉 (Trump is the new Tea Party, btw, since the IRS is still squishing the First Amendment for Obama dissidents.)

      Sidebar: I just realized, before Obama I never had to group my “friends” into socially correct groups when I referred to them.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Like OWS, still waiting for it, btw, tapping on their ipads and phones, living in LLBean tents in their Old Navy hipster wardrobe, using Burger King bathrooms “to freshen up” and yelling screw you to Wall Street ? How have they improved our lives ? I wonder? Twinkles Down Morons.

  18. DeniseVB says:

    How I really wanted to respond to Knoller was “Eat a bag of dicks”(h/t myiq). Then I realized the Washington Press Corps is dickless. 😉

  19. Myiq2xu says:
  20. Myiq2xu says:

    21-0 in the 2nd qtr

  21. simofish says:

    Part of me wants Trump to win just to change the tax code. We’re trying to help the kids out by putting a down payment down on a condo (rentals in the bay area for what they can afford are roach / flee ridden dumps) — this is considered an “investment” since we won’t be living there and own our home …. so we have to pay a higher interest rate on the loan and we will be taxed up the ass when we file. It’s expensive trying to live the American Dream. Something has to change.

    Go SF Giants.

  22. DeniseVB says:

    So, I was thinking of trying a 2016 TCH Presidential Poll for a Monday thread (afterall, 4 months to go for the first caucus !), and I started a search for candidates…..are you f**king kidding me ? This is what showed up……

    :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: Too early ? 😉

      • Here are some the Princesses’ views on housing, from her website: “Feeling safe is important to us. The feeling of home and the pathways to our domas are important housing issues in this country and serious housing isues these laus in place should always be one with the universe and the universal flow of the lans natural inhiba taking part in the seeds of prosper to eat healthy and lit seeds of the lan growing in nature the universe answers when given the proper pathway, quest, light, source of steam, streaming water and life to drop seeds when in need heed and as soon as you know go to give life is a natural gift and is natural to seed heed and allow life to prosper hence the writ the right to prosper.”

        Also, you need to know….”ENVIRONMENT
        Although am in need of all your votes, am the kind of person to be educated and am highly educated, ”


        Gosh, I love this country.

  23. swanspirit says:

    Watching 60 Minutes. and really getting P.O’d Why did they NEVER EVER ask anything like this of BHO??? I hate this media. I hate them. Arrogant bastage hypocrites.

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