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Seriously, Is Donald Trump the Male Oprah?

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posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 04:46 AM
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I watched the press conference in which Ben Carson endorsed Donald Trump and I was struck again by the element of cognitive dissonance in the Trump camp.

Carson was lamenting the situation that he believes is brought about by socialism, i.e., the wiping out of the middle class, the migration of wealth to the elite and the creation of a large "dependent" class permanently stuck in hopelessness.

He doesn't seem to realize that this is precisely the situation the United States finds itself in at this time, with the exception that "socialist" ideas like Obamacare represent some attempt to relieve the hopelessness for the "dependent" class, who would, otherwise, under the pre-existent regime of devil-take-the-hindmost capitalism have no recourse except narcotics and crime.

I just throw up my hands. I can't understand these people.

Donald Trump himself said that he is going to find the right general and clean up the ISIS problem "fast".

I don't know how to interpret this. Does he really not know who has been training, funding, transporting and running interference for ISIS/DAESH and its predecessors since the fall of Saddam Hussein?

Does he not know about the role of America's NATO allies in all of this, or the role of her allies in the middle east, like Saudi Arabia and Jordan?

Politicians like Obama lie, right, so we know that they are aware of America's role in elevating and sustaining the collection of Saudi and Libyan criminals and religious fanatics in their "World Tour of Jihad", a phenomenon that they have put to good use in balkanizing and destabilizing every middle eastern government that showed any sign of self reliance and maturity, no matter how feeble.

Donald Trump is not a politician, though. Is he?

. . . . but surely he must know the score.

In advocating the destruction of ISIS/DAESH, he reveals himself to be aligned with the Obama/Putin faction and against the Petraeus/Israel/Neocon faction of international "diplomacy". However, in the way he voices that cause, he also reveals himself to be ignorant of the fact that those factions even exist.

Is he that ignorant? Does he even have a clue about what is going on in the world?

Donald Trump wants to repatriate overseas manufacturing jobs by imposing a 35% tariff on imported goods in certain categories. I don't think Mr. Trump believes that he can simply impose this tariff on imports by Carrier Enterprise and leave everybody else alone. This will have to be an across the board tariff wall for manufactured goods.

Mr. Trump knows that exporting jobs overseas has been the modus operandi for the American manufacturing oligarchy for many decades now. Those "every day low prices" that you find at Walmart are the result of exporting manufacturing jobs to China.

If America wants those jobs back, Mr. Trump will deliver them to you at the low, low cost of a 35% surcharge on everything imported that you buy. Of course he will first have to overturn the applecart of every major manufacturer in the United States.

Will that be as easy as Mr. Trump seems to believe? I have read that the cost of an iPhone, if manufactured in the United States, would be exponentially higher, much beyond what a simple 35% tariff would imply. Putting those things together is very labor intensive, meaning a lot of people are required to do it. America doesn't have that many trained people to devote to the cell phone industry.

Solving problems in the way Mr. Trump's followers and Mr. Trump himself favor is not likely to work out. What is more likely is that some compromise will have to be reached, that falls short of Mr. Trump's sales pitch, but that might repatriate some jobs in some categories.

I'm not sure that people need to vote for Mr. Trump to get that sort of result out of government, though. I think that just about everybody is thinking along those lines anyway.

Trump is just selling it harder.

Is Donald Trump the male Oprah?

Who came up with this relentless, reiterated, narcissistic, self replicating, self adoration style of "branding" first, anyway? Was it the Donald or Oprah? Those two are twins under the skin. I think they both have severe self esteem issues.

America just loves a big fat self adulating (self loathing?) slob and what could be better than one of them running for president?!

The Donald wants to take the oil.

He's talking about Iraq's oil. The Donald thinks that the United States should have taken the oil. American oil companies got very lucrative "sweetheat" deals on Iraqi oil after the Gulf War, but that's not enough for big, fat, self aggrandizing Donald Trump. He wants to "take the oil". "To the victor go the spoils", says Donald.

It may interest Mr. Trump and his supporters to note that:

www.bbc.com...


Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and believes it could obtain atomic bombs at will, a variety of sources have told BBC Newsnight.

While the kingdom's quest has often been set in the context of countering Iran's atomic programme, it is now possible that the Saudis might be able to deploy such devices more quickly than the Islamic republic.

Earlier this year, a senior Nato decision maker told me that he had seen intelligence reporting that nuclear weapons made in Pakistan on behalf of Saudi Arabia are now sitting ready for delivery.


The Saudis are saying that they are interested in nuclear weapons as a counter to the rising threat from "Iran".

(WINK, WINK, NUDGE, NUDGE. I wonder which "Iran" they are thinking of.)

The one that has endured a decades long crap kicking at the hands of the United States, or the North American "Iran", the one that has destabilized a string of middle eastern countries, murdered two heads of state and whose leading Republican presidential candidate wants to "TAKE THE OIL".

Let's face it folks. It's Oprah's world and the rest of us just live in it.
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posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 06:35 AM
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a reply to: ipsedixit



He's talking about Iraq's oil. The Donald thinks that the United States should have taken the oil. American oil companies got very lucrative "sweetheat" deals on Iraqi oil after the Gulf War, but that's not enough for big, fat, self aggrandizing Donald Trump. He wants to "take the oil". "To the victor go the spoils", says Donald.


On Last Week's Debate Trump Said his willing to send 30k troops to fight ISIS in Syria.
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posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 08:02 AM
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a reply to: TaleDawn

I heard that. The interview where he said that America should "take the oil" was with Alex Jones. I'm convinced that American troops are going back to the middle east, but I think a Trump administration will try to overthrow/topple the House of Saud.

Trump has already suggested publicly that "maybe" Saudi Arabia was responsible for 9/11. I think that Saudi efforts to obtain nuclear weapons from Pakistan are a way of insuring against an American attempt at "regime change" in the kingdom, an effort that the jihadis of DAESH would be happy to help with since they regard the Saudi royalty as a degenerate element in the country.

Satire below:


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posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 10:01 AM
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He's not Oprah, he's a planted shill to secure Hillary as POTUS.


www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 10:22 AM
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a reply to: HUMBLEONE

I think that applies more aptly to Hillary's sparring partner, Bernie Sanders.

As for Trump, I haven't really gone into that as a theory, but I have to admit I've always been suspicious of him. If anyone in politics were capable of that kind of slippery gamesmanship, it would have to be the Clintons.

I don't really believe it, though. I don't think Trump is that self effacing. I think he is very serious and somewhat deluded. I think he is actually working hard to get up to speed because, up to very recently, he has been winging it.

He is the kind of person who needs to see the enemy in his face before he reacts. Left to his own devices he would just bloviate endlessly.

Don't underestimate him, though. He is a tough customer.

Note:

www.urbandictionary.com...

bloviator
1. A public figure, such as a politician or an actor, who makes outlandish, strident statements on issues, thinking that the average man will care about their opinions.

2. Someone who pontificates about issues of which they are uninformed, yet pretend to be expert.

3. Pompous blowhard, using their celebrity to speak about topics on which they are totally unqualified.
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posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 11:47 AM
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a reply to: ipsedixit

Trump isn't as poorly informed as he seems. The average voter has average intelligence on a subject, so Trump is saying what sounds good to that demographic. He has already shifted several policies more moderate, and in the past he has been on both sides of every issue. His foreign policy decisions would be fine as President, it's other things like having protesters beaten, wanting to remove press protections, and so on that are the scary part.



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: Aazadan

I know what you are saying, but for a presidential candidate to start speculating in public that Saudi Arabia "maybe" was responsible for 9/11 is very foolish.

I know his demographic is substantial and requires a certain kind of thing from him and I know that Saudi acquisition of nuclear arms, if that is happening, is not based on the pronouncements of Donald Trump, but you can be sure that around the world, everybody, not just the tunnel vision xenophobes, are paying close attention to everything he says.

The Saudis may not have placed their order with the Pakistanis because of Trump, but they could very well ask for expedited shipment because of him. Is that significant? I think so.
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posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 03:58 PM
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Seriously, Is Donald Trump the Male Oprah?



Na, hair styles don't match



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 04:04 PM
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So everyone isn't getting a BMW?



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 04:06 PM
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originally posted by: hillbilly4rent



Seriously, Is Donald Trump the Male Oprah?



Na, hair styles don't match


You're right. I never noticed his hair style before. I was fixated on the orange "spray tan".







 
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