Friday, July 22, 2016

Trump Made History Last Night - Canadians Should Take Heed

ARC de TRUMPH - Trump crushes  G.O.P. - SACDK cartoon, May 5, 2016
This editorial cartoon, by "Sack" was published in the
Minneapolis Star-Tribune on May 5, 2016.  It combines
pun with tasty metaphor, characterizing Donald J. Trump's
securing of the Republican Party nomination by literally 
crushing the elephant. (An elephant is the G.O.P. symbol.)

TRUMP - Let Us Enjoy the Moment
- Ronald J. Jack 

I am a daily news reader, doing my utmost to avoid broadcast television, but I simply had to watch the closing hours of the Republican Convention last night. The Internet had told me a leaked copy of the alleged text of Donald Trump's speech was circulating among the haters yesterday afternoon.  Early in the evening I caught Peter Mansbridge (Papa  CBC**) shepherding a sarcastic segment that assured Canadians Trump's speech would be short, and little more than a rehash of campaign rhetoric.  Peter is a dick, and no judge of character or veracity.  Undaunted, I watched the  G.O.P. convention and thoroughly enjoyed myself.
** DRUDGE REPORT 2016  links to the  BBC and ten U.K. newspapers.
     It does NOT link to Canada's government-owned  CBC. 

The coverage of the G.O.P. convention has been, all week, nothing short of smart-ass showmanship, led of course by the assholes working for CNN.  Many Canadian TV journalists (particularly CBC staffers) are equally breathtaking in their crass ignorance and make no attempt at all to disguise their hatred of Trump, and of the democratic process when it threatens to turn against received bias.  

I no longer vote in elections because Canada's political landscape is a blasted wasteland, and our Tax and Spend governments are run by faceless functionaries who drone on, bulletproof,  and totally oblivious to "democratic" electoral results... LIB-CON,  CON-LIB,  LIB-CON, CON-LIB.   The truth is we Canadians embrace a diverse bundle of values and beliefs, and no single political party sings a tune that we can recognize. Certainly the now meaningless 18th Century concept of a Left-Right political spectrum is an insult to our intelligence, and yet the pundits go right on don't they?  Insulting us.

I don't profess to agree with everything Donald Trump espouses, but I now believe it is not all rhetoric. Boldness is an effective strategy that is going to win him the Presidency, and I do agree that the American people would do very well to choose  an experienced businessman for a leader, rather than a career politician who exemplifies the stereotype of a "Lying Lawyer".  True, American does NOT need more weaponry and firepower.  America does NOT need more surveillance capability.  America does NOT need more police and incarcerations.  But America DOES need to build an impervious wall between itself and Mexico.  It does need to annihilate every Muslim terrorist it can reach. And America certainly DOES need to force its major corporations to restore millions of exported jobs, or be banned from bidding on U.S. government contracts.  The Clinton Democrats lust after power, but do not love anyone but themselves. They simply must be defeated or these years are truly America's last years as a successful nation.

William Jennings Bryan swallows the Democratic Party, PUCK  July 11, 1900

Some have suggested a Trump victory is analogous to the success of
William Jennings Bryan who is shown here in a cartoon published by
PUCK on July 11, 1900. Bryan is characterized as a great Anaconda
snake that swallowed the Democratic Party (The Donkey) whole. It is
a clever carton that makes a powerful point. The difference of course
is that Bryan failed to become President, while Trump will certainly win.

Need I emphasize that I do not have a penny invested in the United States, (although my wife does) and a Blog article is not a vote?  I have nothing at stake in the November U.S.  election, and have placed no bets.  For months though, I have been predicting dire consequences for our  Boy-Trudeau should Mr. Trump become President.  Not to make too big a deal about it, what I have predicted is that "Donald Trump will kick Justin Trudeau's ass over the North Pole."  It's a delicious thought.  So imagine my delight last evening when Trump declared on live television that after winning the Presidency one of his goals will be to "re-negotiate NAFTA".   That sounds very much like a warning to me. Kick-in-the-ass ...number one.    He will also lift the Federal embargo on exploitation of key domestic energy sectors (coal and oil) in order to create jobs and wealth for Americans.  That sounds like kick-in-the-ass ... number two.

Well gentle readers.. did you notice the BIAS this morning.? Our media brats mocked Trump but they didn't report what he warned about NAFTA.  No Canadian media mentioned the threat to NAFTA and Boy-Trudeau's ass.   Look again at the Bryan-Anaconda cartoon.  That is now Trump and the Republicans. His campaign rhetoric is becoming the Republican platform. Hee-haw!   This is going to be so entertaining.

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