Lion of the Blogosphere

Trump represents true Democracy

So much handwringing by the liberal mainstream media about how Trump is the end of Democracy or something apocalyptic like that.

Trump is the guy that the average non-elite American would vote for without the elites whispering in their ears and subtly brainwashing them into voting only for candidates who represent the values of the elites.

If one-person one-vote means something (a phrase that the liberal mainstream media loves when a majority-black city elects a black mayor), then it means that the people elected don’t represent the top 10% (nor the bottom 10%), they represent the middle.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 16, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Politics

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  1. LOTB, I get your shorthand here about top/bottom 10%, but to be fair, the coalition that you’re referring to is probably closer to top 5% plus bottom 25%. The “elite” as understood by most here would include academics, government employees and others who earn an upper middle class salary, and the bottom 25%, while not necessarily being impoverished in the usual sense of the word, would include an awful lot of people who depend on one sort of entitlement program or the other, and are therefore clients who would presumably be supportive of the current arrangement.

    Sgt. Joe Friday

    January 16, 2018 at EDT am

    • The people who are repulsed by Trump come from the top 10% (meaning top 10% status, not necessarily top 10% income because poor college students in the bottom 10% of income can be part of the top 10%). 100% of journalists come from the top 10%

      The Democratic coalition has approximately 50% of the vote.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 16, 2018 at EDT am

      • Social media is upping the disgust with Trump. It has the effect of shaming people into liberalism. I’ve seen friends go from GOP to rabid lefty in a year.

        SWPL2

        January 16, 2018 at EDT am

      • “Intellectual and Progressive elites” don’t like Trump, not only because he comes across as politically incorrect. To them, Trump is a simpleton and small minded, and doesn’t deserve to be sitting in the White House.

        The Catch 22 is that NYC is immensely wealthy and resourceful, because it attracts a cesspool of manpower from all over the world, where as Trump’s main constituency, Midwesternville does not — the kind of people with a small provincial-backwater mindset rarely make headway in the grander scheme of things, unless they want to conquer the world, and this is not their prerogative.

        JS

        January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

      • “Social media is upping the disgust with Trump. It has the effect of shaming people into liberalism. I’ve seen friends go from GOP to rabid lefty in a year”

        You know Max Boot and Bill Kristol?

        Mike Street Station

        January 21, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Elitism has nothing to do with income at face value.

      JS

      January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

  2. the “dregs of society” as my liberal relatives call them.

    Greg Pandatshang

    January 16, 2018 at EDT am

  3. i have often thought this about the NRA. It is totally despised by all members of the elite. Journalists etc never tire of disparaging it. It is powerful because regular people support it. The NRA represents true “power to the people.”

    amused observer

    January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

    • A case where objectively the common people are stupid. But the proles love their guns in a way that the elite doesn’t understand.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Lion, if you ever have a reason to drive across the country on I-40, give me a holler and I’ll introduce you to various fun and useful varieties of stupidity. I’m not a prole, but the proles have it right on this topic at least.
        (NRA Life Member!)

        Kosher Kowboy

        January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I’ve driven I-40 from Arizona to Tennessee. I even at at the Big Texan!

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I think we should do a Lion 1-40 Tour Across America. We’ll do every prole thing in the book.

        gothamette

        January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

      • My fave spot on I-40 is “Nervous Charlie’s”.

        One side of Charlie’s is a liquor store, the other side sells fireworks.

        driveallnight

        January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

  4. Lion I agree. Trump represents the normal American. We need more billionaires like him that really love and care for the average citizen. What do you think of this idea….. in addition to taxing billionaires like Jeff Bezos at 50 percent of their income, we should also tax all billionaire men for their sperm as well. Government should have free IVF clinics all over America offering women free IVF if they use Jeff Bezos sperm. All the single women who decide to get pregnant should use Jeff Bezos sperm and have TT offspring. This will raise a huge generation of intellectual leaders who will create the future and pay massive taxes to support all of our social programs

    wed

    January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

    • “We need more billionaires like him that really love and care for the average citizen”

      I don’t buy the “love and care” BS.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

    • First figure out how to use professional athletes as delivery-systems (replacing the sperm in their testicles with Bezos sperm, so that they ejaculate the latter) — then the women of America won’t have anything left to complain about.

      Garr

      January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

      • A technical problem: about 35 million career-ladies need billionaire-sperm and there aren’t enough professional athletes to act as delivery-systems for all of those ladies. Maybe this is where the new “sex robots” come into play? (By the way, it should have been obvious to everyone all along that 95% of the market for sex robots will be female — that is, female human beings wanting to purchase apparently male sex-droids. Women already make massive use of primitive sex-droids called “vibrators”. A man focuses on the woman with whom he’s having sex, while the woman focuses on herself, so men won’t be satisfied by insentient imitations of the things they want to focus on, while women wouldn’t lose much by employing robots instead of men as tools for the production of orgasms.)

        Garr

        January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

    • I’m not sure wealth of the donor is the best facet to merit mass donation. What if bezos has no sense of humor? Imagine how dreary the world would be with a million little bezoses running around.

      Lion how can trump represent true democracy if he lost the popular vote by a 2% margin?

      I don’t buy the love and care BS either, though he is unabashedly patriotic or at least good at faking it.

      toomanyspiders

      January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

      • “Lion how can trump represent true democracy if he lost the popular vote by a 2% margin?”

        Yes, because that has always been part of our Constitution and Trump was not the first time that happened.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

    • I don’t understand why the men on this blog can’t see that the creation of children in anything other than a husband-and-wife situation is uncivilized. Single women who want to become mothers should find husbands, not create fatherless children. BTW, history shows us that in largest numbers fatherless children have far worse lives. This idea that you can create a race of winners by having children sired by the sperm of super-successful men is silly. There is more to success than genetics. The super-successful are often the beneficiaries of multiple advantages, only some of which have to do with genetics. Children are not clones of their parents.

      All this “sperm donation” talk is really perverse. It’s even more offensive than all the guido references.

      maryk

      January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I’ll add something more offensive than what has been said. Avoid sperm injections coming from a man with a surname that rhymes with pasta.

        JS

        January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

      • “Avoid sperm injections coming from a man with a surname that rhymes with pasta.”

        As very few IA names rhyme with “pasta” you should have just said avoid sperm donation from IA men. But I’m not really sure why you want to offend me further. If you disagree with my position why not argue for your viewpoint?

        maryk

        January 17, 2018 at EDT am

      • Most Italian surnames end in vowels and the different kinds of pasta also end in vowels.

        JS

        January 17, 2018 at EDT am

      • Just kidding around, maryk. Science fiction stuff, like the Communist Manifesto. “The men on this blog” almost all have Wife and Family as preference #1, I’m sure. We’re just grumpy because girls are mean to us. And the “guido” stuff shouldn’t bug you so much. It isn’t hostile, and is in fact half-admiring. We think that IA girls are cute. The problem we have with the IA boys is just that back in Junior High in about ’80 some of them would say things such as, “How about I rearrange your face?”

        Garr

        January 17, 2018 at EDT am

      • “I don’t understand why the men on this blog can’t see that the creation of children in anything other than a husband-and-wife situation is uncivilized. Single women who want to become mothers should find husbands, not create fatherless children. ”

        I get it I get it, but history isn’t going that way. Single motherhood as a percentage is increasing for white people so unless someone figures out how to reverse that, it’s the wave of the future. So yes, I agree that it would be better if these dames found themselves a man and settle down and start cleaning ovens, making samiches, and of course, birthing them babies, but since that’s probably not in the cards, having kids from tech geniuses rather than one night stand losers or drummers in a band is better for the national gene pool. We have enough drummers.

        Mike Street Station

        January 21, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Once computers start programming themselves, we won’t need tech geniuses, but drummers might still have a career.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 21, 2018 at EDT pm

  5. So what is the Democrats end game with DACA and the shutdown?

    Plan A was obvious: Bamboozle retard Trump into signing “bipartisan” amnesty for 6 million plus 36 million immediate chain migrants in exchange for token funding and cosmetic changes into how visas are handed out. Admittedly it was a great plan but Miller, Cotton, Goodalette and cable TV stepped in and killed that. So they need to go with something else.

    A potential plan B being floated by Lefties on social media plus some actual left wing journalists is to just pass a funding resolution without Trump that gives amnesty and dare him to veto it. The problem with this plan is that there is no way that either McConnell or Ryan would ever bring those bills to the floor without Trump’s approval. This plan is ridiculous and if some grassroots Lefties are thinking about it, I am certain that Congress is not.

    So the Dems are currently left with two choices here: A. Force a shutdown or B. Cave.

    Let’s say that the Dems do force a shutdown. What exactly do they think will happen? A shutdown would not just be an attack against Trump, it would be an attack against the GOP majority. Even if the public ends up blaming Trump/Republicans, it doesn’t matter because Trump and the Republicans will be in a position where they are simply unable to back down. Furthermore, the GOP actually has some real leverage here because McConnell can always nuke the filibuster if that’s what it takes to keep the government open.

    The 2013 shutdown had to do with internal politics within the GOP itself, but if the Dems shut down the government over illegals it will be an overreach on par with the GOP forced shutdown of the mid 90s.

    I hope I’m wrong, but I just don’t think the Dems are stupid enough to do this.

    Otis the Sweaty

    January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

    • The DACA deadline is not this week, it’s March 5th. And March 5th is really just the day that DACA work permits begin to expire on a rolling basis over the next two years. And Dreamers, unless they have a criminal record, are not going to the top of the deportation list even after their permits expire. And the courts can further delay things even more than that. So the Dems will figure there’s more time here to try and leverage Trump on DACA so they will sign something short term to keep the government open and punt on DACA for now.

      Andrew E.

      January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

      • No if the Dems want amnesty, they need to do it now when they have some leverage. Even pro immigration Republicans are not going to be willing to touch amnesty in March of an election year and it is pretty clear that Trump is not going to sign off on amnesty unless he is forced to. If the Dream Act doesn’t pass now, it won’t pass ever unless the Dems win the Presidency and both chambers in 2020.

        Furthermore, the Dem base is demanding a shutdown. They have lost their minds over Trump. The Republican’s had no choice but the shutdown the government in 2013 because their base demanded it and the Dem base wants a shutdown even more. Now the Dems are more of a top down party then the Republicans so they can afford to ignore their loony toons base, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they will.

        I think the Dems are too smart to humiliate themselves like this but we’ll see.

        Otis the Sweaty

        January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

      • All the more reason to keep the pressure up on E-verify.

        Look – good, bad or indifferent, Mr. Magoo or not, would any of this be happening without Trump? What if Hillary had been elected. THINK OF THAT.

        I am no longer calling Trump by his last name. I am calling him DJR, which is what we do when we respect a president.

        Barack Obama would, of course, be BO.

        gothamette

        January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Trump has made it clear he wants an end to chain migration (and visa lotter, e-verify and Wall) in exchange for DACA. The Dems will never give sign away the endless Third World firehose that is chain migration for 800,000 Dreamers. Trump has to hold the line here, have the Repubs do well in the midterms and then use that electoral momentum to instruct McConnell to go simple majority to push through immigration reforms.

        Andrew E.

        January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

      • As long there is no Yakov sending the SWPLs to the gulags for hard work, America needs barbarians for grunt work, and most likely, you’re talking about people who are genetically related to the Aztecs and Mayans, and not the blacks of the mud huts.

        JS

        January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Trump is holding all the cards on DACA and the Dems know it. They would rather sacrifice all 800k dreamers than give Trump any kind of win. The deportations start in March. It will be a slow trickle but they will start to be sent away, and many will self deport.

      B.T.D.T.

      January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

  6. Reading the Lefty journalists on social media, I’m now convinced there is gonna be shutdown. The Dems are gonna go to the wall, no pun intended, over this.

    Otis the Sweaty

    January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

  7. Trump is the guy that the average non-elite American would vote for without the elites whispering in their ears

    The elites are shaytan who whispers (waswas) and suggests things to the masses.

    Crimea is a place where democracy happened. They voted to join Russia after the fascist Euromaidan. Crimea is a place of true democracy!

    Latias

    January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

    • A place of truly true democracy! :

      The Stygian council thus dissolved; and forth
      In order came the grand infernal Peers:
      Midst came their mighty Paramount, and seemed
      Alone th’ antagonist of Heaven, nor less
      Than Hell’s dread Emperor, with pomp supreme,
      And god-like imitated state: him round
      A globe of fiery Seraphim enclosed
      With bright emblazonry, and horrent arms.
      Then of their session ended they bid cry
      With trumpet’s regal sound the great result:
      Toward the four winds four speedy Cherubim
      Put to their mouths the sounding alchemy,
      By herald’s voice explained; the hollow Abyss
      Heard far and wide, and all the host of Hell
      With deafening shout returned them loud acclaim

      Garr

      January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

  8. Romney would’ve beaten Clinton. Kasich would’ve beaten Clinton. Trump was the Clinton team’s “pied piper” candidate who was supposed to be defeated.

    Vince

    January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

    • WRONG. None of those other Republican candidates would have won Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. https://lionoftheblogosphere.wordpress.com/2017/07/20/only-trump-a-retrospective/

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I like your Swiss-cheese logic. Previous Republicans carried the EC without PA, MI, and WI — which is not to concede a Republican couldn’t’ve won them. With a Comey announcement just 11 days before the election, anything would be possible.

        https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-comey-letter-probably-cost-clinton-the-election/

        After eight years of Bush, virtually no Republican could defeat the Democratic nominee — Obama or Clinton. Romney fared slightly better, but he was up against incumbency advantage. Eight years of a Democrat in the White House pushes the electorate toward a change year. Trump was Clinton’s best shot. Lots of other candidates would’ve trounced her.

        Vince

        January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

      • It’s possible Kasich might have won two of PA, MI, MN, and WI. He had a lot of regional appeal.

        None of the other fifteen nor Romney could have done it. And Kasich probably wouldn’t. But he would have had a chance, just like Trump.

        owentt

        January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Kasich is open borders.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

  9. This is the same thing elites’ comments on central and eastern European countries on immigration. They act as if those countries acting in the interests of their peoples is somehow anti-democratic.

    David Pinsen

    January 16, 2018 at EDT pm

  10. No, true democracy is acting like your political positions are apolitical moral-center positions, and using bludgeons like unemployment threats and public shaming to reinforce that position that your views are not positions but normal.

    It also includes primarily relying on non-argumentative tactics like being “offended” as a foundation for opposing the opposition’s platform when they have the rare political upper-hand.

    In other words, democracy is about cheap psychological manipulation, flooding the electorate with the third world merely to guarantee winning, and ultimately engineering a fatal social split in the nation toward that end.

    Dave

    January 17, 2018 at EDT pm


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