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February 23, 2016

Trump is casting a spell on stupid people like the Pied Piper.

The problem both American parties face and what mainstream parties face all over the West is the dilemma of the turd sandwich.
One side of the political class offers the voters a turd sandwich on rye. The other side offers a turd sandwich on whole wheat. Both sides lecture us nonstop that voting is our moral and civic duty. Therefore, we must eat our turd sandwich. The Turd Sandwich Salesmen | The Z Blog

Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 23, 2016 5:05 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Never been a fan of shitty deals.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 23, 2016 6:23 PM


Trump supporters are just average Americans who are angrier than they can express. The critical presidential election is not this one, but the one back in 2012, where Romney got robbed---that was the one we had to win. We had a chance to stop the bleeding, and we lost it. Now the left has had four more years to nail the windows shut, and we are running out of air.

It's a white-hot anger: molten, incandescent---biblical. I'll bet most of them would pay to stand in line for an opportunity to hold Trump's jacket while he slaughters the establishment's sacred cows. Go ahead, destroy the Republican Party; it's rotten to the foundations. And set fire to the Democrats while you're at it. Tear the whole damned thing down, and start over.
Strike fear into these mothers' hearts. Make them groan. Make them wail and gnash their teeth and tear their clothes. Great. What can we do to help?

His supporters realize that Trump presents problems, but they don't give a damn. For years, the American public has been bled white, lied to, cheated, humiliated, manipulated, and kicked in the teeth. Over the last 30 years, their freedom, their laws, their rights, and their culture has been stolen from them. They're staring into a future in which their kids will be illiterate or second-class citizens or both, and may never be able to get a decent job, own their own home, enjoy any of the simple liberties we grew up with, or have a happy family.

And to top it off, they're filled with nightmares of their children and grandchildren reduced to eating the grass on the lawn, or being blown to bits while walking down the street.

Trump's campaign is where America is turning to clean house while clinging to vestiges of civilized behavior. It represents an opportunity for renewal on many levels. If it doesn't work, I fear America is in for much worse than it has already seen.

Posted by: ahem [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 23, 2016 8:51 PM

The only thing better than the collapse of the two political parties would be trying the next eight years without a Federal Government.

Some people might have a problem with 'White Privilege' running amok again but not for long.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 24, 2016 5:14 AM

I disagree Gerard and completely agree with ahem...

This is a reckoning.

Posted by: Bill Henry [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 24, 2016 8:38 AM

That title is misleading. It's a quote from the essay, but it's the author's description of what the establishment pundits imagine is happening. In context, Z is pretty much in agreement with ahem's comment:

There are two possible explanation for this unexpected event. One is the people running Red Team have failed in some way. They either have a bad product or they failed to know important things about their customers and supporters. The people are walking off because they don’t like what Red Team is offering.

The other answer is that the people are stupid or gullible and the guy leading them astray is evil. In this case, Trump is casting a spell on stupid people like the Pied Piper. Human nature being what it is, it’s no surprise that the response from Red Team has been to blame magic. The evil spirit called Trump has put the whammy on them.

Reality is something different.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 25, 2016 6:50 AM

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