Sep 28 2016

How Trump Won The Debate & Elites Cannot See It

Published by at 11:04 am under 2016 Elections,All General Discussions

It is almost pathetic watching the denizens of the Political Industrial Complex (PIC) try and understand the political tsunami converging on their world. They keep wondering why the electorate does not see Trump and Clinton they way they do – and they keep blaming the electorate for having the blinders on.

Truly sad. The political elite are the “in crowd” of wealthy and powerful people who are the majority of the top  1-5% in America. Their world is the PIC.

The Political Industrial Complex encompasses all those elites whose livelihoods are predicated on central-control of resources and who determine who is allowed to succeed in society. It is a bipartisan exclusive club. It includes the Politicians and their career staffers. It includes crony donors and lobbyists who reap government windfalls and special treatment that average citizens cannot obtain. It includes the PIC industrial base of pollsters, consultants, etc. And it includes the pliant news media, whose success rest on access to those in power, and in return for access making sure no bad news will disrupt said power.

I have some very simple math for the denizens of the PIC to ponder : 5% is much, much, much less than 95%.

By being so insulated from Main Street, they have completely lost touch with, and the support of, everyone else in the country.

Yes, each Political Party has its robotic supporters, unable to ween themselves from the party apparatus and truly become free as “independents”.  But realize that the size of the voter pool outside the two main parties is growing, year over year.

And it is this non-aligned, non-tethered mass of voters that pretty much uniformly finds the country on the wrong track, disapproves of government, disapproves of the news media, etc.  These people do not require (nor want) government handouts or support.  They want the government out of their lives and out of their way so they can get to their version of Life, Liberty and Happiness.

This election is not about Rep vs. Dem.  It is the PIC vs the independent masses fed up with failure in DC and the rest of the PIC. There is an enormous chasm of priorities between the PIC (lining their pockets and trying to gain global domination) and Main Street (trying to raise their families, have a career and build for retirement).

These priorities ARE NOT in harmony. And in fact, most of the PIC ideas and agendas require the 95% to sacrifice more.  The denizens of the PIC are insulated from any and all ‘downside’ to the latest schemes of the Political Elite.

So when HRC came on stage and played the perfect little PIC candidate (as Rush Limbaugh noted), it was not surprise the PIC media hacks, consultants and professional nattering class swooned on how good she did.

And the other 95& wanted to throw up. Clinton is a tired example of tired memes running in an election year driven by a sick-and-tired Main Street.

All Trump had to do was look acceptable. He – by definition – cannot win a contest of Political Insiders.

And he would ruin his brand if he tried.

Trump actually did really well if you view this from Main Street vs the PIC. When HRC tried to claim Law and Order was her strength, Trump noted he has the endorsements that prove otherwise. When Clinton (filthy rich from political cronyism) claims the rich must pay and Trump – a self made business man- laughs her off Main Street laughed right with him

Main Street does not hate Trump because he is rich! They want to be like him – duh.

HRC actually was the low-brow, low-blow snarky candidate. Her comments about Trump were off topic for Main Street.  As where Holt’s tilted questions. Main Street does not care about Birtherism (Earth to PIC – Obama got his two terms). Main Street does not care about Trumps Taxes, we all want to be like him and make money and minimize our tax burden. Main Street does not care about who he owes money to  (where was the questions on the Clinton Foundation?)

What became clear is Trump can role over the press (Lester Holt, thank you for confirming that). He has fresh new ideas, and he does not get rattled easily (he was nothing like the caricature spun by the PIC).

Look, every newspaper is endorsing Clinton – good for Trump. Old and tired GOP leaders are against Trump – good for Trump (see ya Kasich). And the “conservative” #NeverTrump folks are fighting against his outsider threat.  All good for Trump.

In Trump Main Street sees a real champion. He is not perfect (who is – the Clnitons???).  But he is on the right side of the issues and he is gathering the right kind of opposition.

And the PIC cannot even comprehend why?

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