April 20, 2016
Political Establishment Ignores Popularity of Trump
To the Mainstream Media, the GOP establishment, and much if not most, of the conservative commentariat, Trump is an abhorrence and a monumental electoral disaster-in-waiting. To be sure, they all may have it just right, but, as Rush Limbaugh says repeatedly, individuals or groups that hold those and similar notions about Trump understand neither the man nor the message, and they certainly do not understand the force behind Trumpmentum.
To name just three men who know, like, and respect him, Trump, the man, is to Rush, Newt, and Rudy an honest, decent, talented person who would be good for the country. Now, none of the three have said so in those words, but that is the take-away I have from what they say about him.
And, I further think, those three and I believe that the message is not “Make America Great Again,” but “I can get it done.”
The driving force behind Trump’s appeal is that people are sick of and intensely angry at all politicians, establishments, and circumstances that have placed them in the midst of the sorry state of affairs extant today.
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The non-believers are, by-and-large, insulated from or inoculated against that force by position, wealth, and/or benefits:
“….he’s a threat to the big people in politics, the lobbyists, the elitists in the Republican Party…. [Another person]…was equally glum. “[There are]…huge turnouts [for] Trump…[and] they’re still not paying attention….They’re still trying to do their own thing despite the voice of the people….they don’t get it….”
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Some of his recent comments:
“…I’m embarrassed by the way the party is handling him…. They seem to be oblivious to the millions of people he’s attracting….[He is]...not afraid to negotiate with anyone....He is extremely win-oriented....[and] people underestimate Trump’s ability and cunning. He has brought to the fore important matters like immigration and jobs in a way that can no longer be ignored. So he will bring sharp focus on the issues he can exploit, and influence others to take positions and actions”
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He’s the best manager the country’s seen since Jack Welch and Lee Iacocca. He sets priorities, hires the best people he can find, and tells them what to do and how he wants it done. Then tells them that when they have problems with doing it they are to come to him and tell how he can help them solve the problem. Trump gets things done!
April 16, 2016
Trump’s The One
By Bill Schanefelt