I'll Admit I Don't Understand Trump
I understand Hillary. She shows sociopathic traits: greed, the desire for power - and most especially the pathological lying.
But Trump? It's clear he's trying to portray himself as working-class, what with the baseball-type hat. So why does he want to be President? Certainly not the money, being he's a multibillionaire. And he needs no attention. He's got plenty of that - he had his own TV show.
He's loud and obnoxious. But he does appear to be a patriot, at least in his own mind and certainly in the minds of tens of millions of people. And he does appear to appreciate and feel gratitude for his luck, for being an American.
I always keep in mind something the late Gore Vidal about the ruling class, which he knew intimately. He said their contempt for the American people was immense. He also said his father held politicians in utter contempt.
Hillary clearly holds the average person in contempt. Trump, on the other hand, said cab drivers yelled hello from their cabs.
I guess when it comes down to it Trump wants everyone to love him. He wants to be the Daddy King - to protect and provide.
But Hillary? Not so much. Or maybe not at all.
So I think Bob has it right. Trump likes being an American. He's proud of it. He thinks of himself as a hard-working guy, and feels a connection with the Joe Sixpacks and Archie Bunkers out there. Hillary, on the other hand, along with Bill, thinks of actual Americans with contempt, and can hardly wait to replace them all with
All right, I believe I have it properly thought through now. Hillary, and Bill too, of course (they come in a set, like Boris and Natasha), weren't born to the elite — Hillary upper-middle class, I think you could say, and Bill more trailer-park — but have been lying, cheating, and stealing to claw their way into it for decades. And they have succeeded. They are there. You know you're in the elite when Wall Street pays you a quarter mil for half an hour of blather about nothing much at all. But with elites like that, who needs enemies? [link]
Trump, on the other hand, was born into the elite but he seems to have always wanted to transcend the elite as it is now. I'm sure he recognizes that our American elite has been hostile to the actual American people for quite some time now. It was a slow process, but somewhere in between the Presidencies of Teddy Roosevelt and Slick Willy, the elite lost its mission of leading the American people and feels that it has the responsibility to lecture and demean us. In that respect, Trump is a throwback, and that, I think, is why we keep comparing him to Teddy Roosevelt and Andrew Jackson, members of the elite back when the elite were leading us instead of sneering at us.
Trump knows we don't need someone to lecture us about our racism and bigotry and other leftist buzz words. He thinks we're pretty darn good people, and he wants to lead us to where we want to go. Best chance we've had to vote for an unequivocal patriot since Reagan. Easiest voting booth choice I've ever had to make.
Quibcag: Not sure who the Trump girl is. I found her on one of those Trump girl sites. The other graphics I've accumulated over time.