V Idiot sounds like a pretty angry and rude person. Makes sense that this individual isn't bothered by, and in fact supports Trump.
Go watch a Michael Moore documentary and have a wine spritzer! Fruit Loop
I am somewhat open-minded but I am NOT open-minded for having the Clinton Crime family in the White House. They are Crooks! The Clinton Foundation is a big scheme to make the Clinton's and their cronies VERY Wealthy.
Time to go to work - so that I can get taxed to support all of the refugees you liberals would love to bring in and support. I bet you libs check that box in your state tax returns to have more money taken out for state taxes.
Reading all this crap from you liberals keeps us real americans laughing.you morons ruined this country.now you want to scare people with this crap about our president.you idiots with your bathroom issues and syrian crap.this is why you got kicked in the mouth in the election real americans care about america real issues not about tommy wants to be a girl and jill wants to be a boy and we need special places for special people.well the pc police are done.all you sickos can move to canada or anywhere you want and take hollywood with you.you can say anything you want about me but ill keep on laughing and enjoying the next 8 years with a real president with a set of balls....mr usa out...ha ha ha
Mr. USA, How do you feel about losing your health insurance, Social Security, Medicare? How do you feel about drinking water that is no longer under appropriate safety regulations? Care for some Flint water, perhaps? How do you feel about driving cars that have no safety oversight? How do you feel about losing the right to tell us all here about your refined views? How will you feel when your aging parents will have no place to go or access to medicine and medical care? How will you feel when the schools are no longer public but you only have the option to send your children to some unregulated holding pen with lower quality than even our disgusting local district schools? How will you feel when North Korea's dictator decides to demonstrate his "big hands" back at our dictator ("balls" indeed!), and your offspring are drafted to fight totally nonsensical and nonwinnable series of wars? Or do you think this is all just another episode of Donnie World?
Trump is the man - Obama was the wimp!Need I say more?
As tyrants take control of democracies, they typically:
1. Exaggerate their mandate to govern — claiming, for example, that they won an election by a landslide even after losing the popular vote.
2. Repeatedly claim massive voter fraud in the absence of any evidence, in order to restrict voting in subsequent elections.
3. Call anyone who opposes them “enemies.”
4. Turn the public against journalists or media outlets that criticize them, calling them “deceitful” and “scum.”
5. Hold few if any press conferences, preferring to communicate with the public directly through mass rallies and unfiltered statements.
6. Tell the public big lies, causing them to doubt the truth and to believe fictions that support the tyrants’ goals.
7. Blame economic stresses on immigrants or racial or religious minorities, and foment public bias and even violence against them.
8. Attribute acts of domestic violence to “enemies within,” and use such events as excuses to beef up internal security and limit civil liberties.
9. Threaten mass deportations, registries of religious minorities and refugees bans.
10. Seek to eliminate or reduce the influence of competing centers of power, such as labor unions and opposition parties.
11. Appoint family members to high positions of authority.
12. Surround themselves with their own personal security force rather than a security detail accountable to the public.
13. Put generals into top civilian posts.
14. Make personal alliances with foreign dictators.
15. Draw no distinction between personal property and public property, profiteering from their public office.
Consider yourself warned.
Keep copying and pasting from moonbat publications:
real questions...how do you think all these bad things your talking about are going to happen.you think mr trump is going to do all the things you made up.you liberals are the problem.these problems you talk about happened under obama the worst president ever.this man was in office in chicago for 180 days and you voted him president.well 8 years of hell is about to end.i never came on this site and bashed obama.he tried his liberal way and failed.this country needs new thinking and better leadership.we need a president who wont back down.we need a leader so this world will respect the usa again.we are the worlds 911 but when we need them...well they are no shows.its time for all you haters to give this man a chance but you wont you will bash him because you people think like bernie.but a year from now when this country is a much better place you liberals will still bash him even when you see what safer place this country is.more jobs better wages and we can say merry christmas again.like i said lets worry about us first not syria or any other place.time to all come together as americans under one nation under god....p.s. my son has been in the marines for 6 years and im very proud of him.he says his hands have been tied under obama...they cant do anything the way they should because they dont want to hurt any feelings back home if you know what im talking aboutthey read all these things that are said here by liberals and it hurts as he has put it.this country needs to move on and its time we do it together..give the man a chance he is not going anywhere..america voted this man in and i will support him........god bless you and god bless AMERICA.
"God" in the same paragraph as Trump is about as ridiculous as John Geoghan in the same breath as Jesus and little boys.
Whether anyone liked what the Dems have been doing the last 8 years, at least we had a president who is a dignified and devoted husband to his one wife and father to two beautiful and well-behaved daughters, not a "pu$$y-grabbing" freakshow sexual predator and fascist. But MrUSA types simply don't care because sexual assault, fascism (which they don't even understand), nationalist imperialism, cronyism, misogyny, racism... none of that even matters to these types. They just don't care. In their little-boy world things are very simplistic, and bullies are just fine. They feel small and overpowered, victimized by the factors they don't even understand, so lashing out the way immature bullies do is perfectly appropriate. They characterize smart and highly educated people like Barack Obama and his equally erudite and dignified wife as "elitist" and prefer a contemptuous buffoon like DT who seems more like themselves, even though that's hardly true. With his billions, DT never had to worry whether he would be successful or not because even when he managed to bankrupt virtually every enterprise he encountered, there was always enough money to do something else, prey on someone else, and cover his tracks of destruction and incompetence. He just "grabs" whatever he wants, and MrUSA types are just envious because they want to do this, too. This is not a legitimate president. This is an aberrant, predator who has used his money and influence to buy his way to each conquest, and now finds himself in way over his head and acting like the juvenile bully that he is. He is sucking up in traitorous ways to Putin and is most probably going to get himself impeached and maybe worse.
Mr. USA - is it possible that sometime during the next four years you'll find the time to take a remedial English course?
im sorry im not as smart as you or type pretty like you but thanks for proving my point.typical liberal thats why you morons got your ass kicked in the election.its over pal enjoy the ride.did not say trump was perfect by no means but at least he cares about americans.
Will you moonbat jerks go back to your mom's basement apartment and go back to smoking whatever you were smoking! Your rantings are totally off the rails! Trump will be President on Jan 20th - nothing you say or do will change that - thank goodness he will be our President for the next 4 years and hopefully beyond!
If you rely on Michael Moore you are a seriously disturbed individual and THAT'S why Donald Trump is in the White House. You liberal suck bags have killed America and I hope you live nothing but miserably every second Trump is ruling. I have ZERO pity for you. Pathetic scabs all of you.
"Uncle Sam" and his other trolls must be deeply insecure and willfully uninformed individuals. Anyone with half a brain and an ounce of maturity can see what a disaster Donald Trump already is for our country, no matter what side of politics you come from. Sure, gloat all you want, but that doesn't change the ignorant and hateful trainwreck now crashing over the United States. No matter how much you hated the Dems, are you really eager to see the destruction of all that most of us still hold as sacred? Are you really so deluded and blind? Do you think this is just a reality tv show?
No, actually, things are much better right now than they were when Obama stepped into the mess left by Bush. Economy is far better, joblessness hugely reduced, and so many other indicators. But that's okay, we know that facts don't interest ignorant types like yourself.
GOOD LUCK WITH THAT MOONBAT.YOU LIBERALS ARE SUCH CHILDREN.GROW UP THE PC DAYS ARE OVER ENJOY THE NEXT EIGHT YEARS !!!!!!!!!!!
YOU MY FRIEND HAVE ISSUES. THIS COUNTRY HAS NEVER BEEN THIS BAD BECAUSE OF THE MORON CALLED OBAMA.TAKE A LOOK AROUND PEOPLE ARE HURTING ALL ACROSS THIS COUNTRY.....WOW YOU POOR PC BOY.
Two comments made by Obama recently convinced me that this man has no sense of self-awareness and that he has lived in a protected bubble with no outside communication: (1) When he said that race relations are better now than when he took office and and (2) when he said that there were no scandals in his 8 years in office!
Could any of his supporters please tell me if you all agree with these comments and if so - provide some documentation to support it for the rest of the country - thanks.
Donald Trump is disgusting, mentally ill, and a disgrace to humankind.
for all the stupid hicks who need to think this is all just great now (even though most are too dumb and have too small an attention span to be able to read so many words):
Donald Trump’s glorious victory for anti-intellectualism: “Drain the swamp” just meant the eggheads
For many Trump supporters, the wealthiest cabinet ever is no problem — as long as he gets rid of the smart people
When WikiLeaks published an email last October revealing different passages from the notorious paid speeches that Hillary Clinton gave to various Wall Street firms between 2013 and 2014 — including Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley — Donald Trump and his supporters were quick to use the transcripts as evidence that Clinton was thoroughly corrupt and in Wall Street’s pocket, even though her remarks were actually quite dull and predictable. Two lines that received the most attention from critics were the former secretary of state remarking that Wall Street reform “has to come from the industry itself,” and that “the people that know the industry better than anybody are the people who work in the industry.”
For Republican Hillary-haters who believe Clinton is an evil feminazi, these comments were concrete proof that Clinton was a Wall Street shill who would be the most corrupt president in history. On the other hand, critics on the left found these comments pretty tame, revealing nothing new or scandalous about Clinton — simply confirming that she is, like the vast majority of politicians in Washington, not particularly troubled by the common practice of industry insiders (i.e., “experts”) taking on regulatory roles.
Over the past several decades, the revolving door has seen bipartisan consensus among Republican and Democratic administrations — especially when it comes to hiring so-called experts from Wall Street. If anything, Republicans have been the worst offenders when it comes to hiring insiders to regulate their own industries, and only progressive members of the Democratic Party, like Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown, have consistently called out the entire practice as corrupt and unethical.
So it was amusing to hear right-wingers assail Clinton for essentially preaching what their own party has long practiced. But of course, 2016 was ostensibly different, because the GOP’s presidential nominee wasn’t a standard establishment Republican. Donald Trump was a “populist” who would march on Washington like the strongmen of old and “drain the swamp.” The tough-talking billionaire was going to throw out the elites in Washington and create a government that “put America first” — or something like that.
Since winning the election, of course, Trump seems to have had a change of heart. Rather than draining the swamp, Trump has fully embraced the revolving door, and has hired insiders from various industries to oversee regulation of their own industries. If anything, Trump appears to be following his former opponent’s governing philosophy, which purports that “the people that know the industry better than anybody are the people who work in the industry.” What is particularly ironic about Trump’s swampy administration is that it is made up of — surprise! — top Goldman Sachs alums, including his Treasury nominee, Steven Mnuchin, who was formerly a partner at the notorious Wall Street firm that Trump repeatedly bashed during his campaign.
On Wednesday, Trump let loose another alligator in the swamp, tapping Wall Street lawyer Jay Clayton to run the Securities and Exchange Commission. As the Washington Post reported: “Clayton is a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, a well-known law firm, and has represented some of the biggest names on Wall Street, including Goldman Sachs and Barclays, and helped them weather regulatory scrutiny.”
And so the fabled tradition of Government Sachs continues unabated!
The question now is whether the millions of people who voted for Trump because they thought Clinton was corrupt and believed he would clean things up will realize that they were conned by a charlatan. Or will they continue buying into his faux-populist rhetoric, while his administration dismantles the regulatory apparatus and liberates big banks on Wall Street (ensuring a bigger and better economic crisis in the near future)?
Of course, it’s not quite that simple.
As Trump has packed his administration with lobbyists and industry insiders, many liberal commentators have mocked Trump voters as misinformed, credulous idiots, while shoving his swampy cabinet picks in their faces. Such liberals have missed something fundamental about Trump’s populist rhetoric. For many of the millions who voted for Trump, the “swamp” in Washington doesn’t necessarily denote corporate insiders, Wall Street executives and K-Street lobbyists — as those of us on the left visualize — but arrogant technocrats, bookish intellectuals and politically correct liberal elites who are indifferent to the struggles of the “forgotten men and women” in middle America.
In other words, Trump’s populism has always been more anti-intellectual than anti-elitist. (Of course many Americans perceive intellectuals and academics as the ultimate elites, even though they have little political or economic power.) Trump is loud, obnoxious, unlettered and uninformed. Unsurprisingly, he doesn’t read books. At the same time, he is proud, supremely confident, practical and enormously wealthy. Trump may be an economic elite, but he sure as hell ain’t no egghead.
Is it any surprise, then, that he has become the anti-intellectual Moses of the 21st century?
Anti-intellectualism has a long history in the United States, and the leftist historian Richard Hofstadter wrote an entire book in the 1960s documenting anti-intellectual movements in America — from the “Great Awakening” evangelical movement to the nativist “know-nothings” of the mid-19th century to the John Birch Society in his time. Hofstadter is even more famous for his 1964 essay “The Paranoid Style in American Politics,” in which he documented how many such anti-intellectual movements featured a “paranoid politics” rooted in conspiracy theory. That also has echoes in the Trumpian present.
It has always been ironic that a country founded by Enlightenment philosophers and bookish intellectuals like Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton has long been a hostile environment for intellectuals, who are widely distrusted by much of the populace, not least because they are often irreligious or skeptical of religion (as were many of the beloved founders).
So Trump’s anti-elitism is directed more at climate scientists (after all, everyone knows that scientists are atheists), smug technocrats with Ivy League degrees and left-wing intellectuals espousing politically correct nonsense, than at wealthy oil company executives like Rex Tillerson, predatory Wall Street bankers like Steve Mnuchin, and powerful real estate tycoons like, well, Donald J. Trump.
This is not to say that none of those who voted for Trump actually believed that he would take on special interests and Washington cronyism. Perhaps some of those voters will feel betrayed and will think twice before supporting Trump again. But a substantial number of people voted for Trump specifically because of his anti-intellectual style, and therefore won’t be too bummed that he has the wealthiest cabinet in history.
The anti-intellectual mentality values perceived practical qualities over theoretical ones, and tends to think of abstract thinking as close to useless. When Trump called out Washington technocrats as incompetent on the campaign trail, he was appealing to the anti-intellectual impulse that regards all highly educated people as impractical, incompetent eggheads. This naturally leads to the assumption that those who have achieved material success — i.e., wealthy businesspeople — are better equipped to run government with their practical, business-savvy skills and insights. Of course, history tells us the opposite: Businessmen have notoriously made very bad presidents, while most of the top-ranked presidents have been longtime public servants or lawyers with top-tier educations.
When Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president, less than two weeks from now, he will bring with him to Washington an administration full of economic elites and industry insiders, and D.C. cronyism will expand to a whole new level. But for many Americans, the fact that all those know-it-all intellectuals — especially the leading know-it-all, constitutional scholar President Barack Obama — will be thrown out is a victory worth celebrating.
Conor Lynch is a writer and journalist living in New York City. His work has appeared on Salon, AlterNet, Counterpunch and openDemocracy. Follow him on Twitter: @dilgentbureauct.
"The question now is whether the millions of people who voted for Trump because they thought Clinton was corrupt and believed he would clean things up will realize that they were conned by a charlatan. Or will they continue buying into his faux-populist rhetoric, while his administration dismantles the regulatory apparatus and liberates big banks on Wall Street (ensuring a bigger and better economic crisis in the near future)?"
No most are definitely too limited intellectually, as the posts on this string indicate all too clearly. They won't have a clue that they have been hosed until things are so far gone that even they will be silenced.