Lion of the Blogosphere

Only Trump (again)

It’s time to restate what I’ve written before.

Only Trump could have beaten Hillary Clinton. (By that I mean only Trump out of the other Republicans who were running in 2016: Cruz, Rubio, and most especially Jeb Bush because I assume that had Trump not interfered, Bush would have won the nomination. Perhaps Trump has opened the way for nationalist politicians in the future.)

Would Jeb Bush have won Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin? No way, because Jeb wouldn’t have been able to rally the prole white Rustbelt vote. And it’s extremely unlikely that Jeb Bush would have been able to win Virginia to make up for it; Clinton beat Trump by a 5.4 percentage point margin. Therefore, Jeb would have most certainly lost to Clinton.

The Republican Party before Trump was a weird coalition of anti-abortion evangelical Christians and rich people who wanted lower taxes for themselves. Neither of these two main Republican platforms were of much interest to the non-evangelical-Christian sort of prole whites who traditionally voted Democratic. Trump showed the way to reach the prole whites.

And Trump did it entirely by accident. I still subscribe to the Mr. Magoo theory of Trump. He won by being himself despite not having a plan or a governing philosophy or even knowing what he was doing. The prole whites bonded with Trump because Trump speaks there language. Literally. Trump’s manner of using hyperbole, bullshit and insults (which drives the elites in the mainstream media mad with rage) is how proles talk to each other. Where elite media types see a “liar” and a boor, the proles see a guy who talks just like their Uncle Bob or the guy who lives next door.

Trump doesn’t have a governing philosophy, but he does have a strange psychological makeup which makes him immune to what I would call persuasion or influence. He still lives by the attitudes he remembers growing up in the 1950s. He thinks that global warming is bullshit because there was no such thing in the 1950s. He thinks that transgender bathrooms and gay marriage are bullshit. He doesn’t care about abortion one way or the other because abortion was illegal in the 1950s and no one cared back then. He still eats his steak well done because presumably that’s how his mother cooked them in the 1950s, and he’s immune to the sort persuasion that convinced every other upper class person that well-done is the “wrong” way to eat steak.

But despite being immune to persuasion and influence, Trump still has a very strong desire to be liked. He felt very insulted that the Republican establishment refused to give him respect, and he has been trying to prove them wrong by being the most Republican Republican on issues like taxes and repealing Obamacare and appointing the most conservative judges. He said “repeal and replace Obamacare,” and the proles cheered because the reality on the ground is that Obamacare sucks compared to just getting a free healthcare plan from your employer that has a much lower deductible and more doctors in its network. But Trump was too clueless to realize that Republicans double-crossed him and didn’t care about the “replace” part, they just wanted to repeal the damn thing.

Trump has a genuine dislike of criminal behavior, and it’s the lawlessness of the border that he is passionate about, which is why that’s how he frames the issue of immigration, instead of talking about the economic or social consequences. When Ted Cruz had to become anti-immigration to debate against Trump, Cruz made the anti-immigration case a lot better than Trump did himself. (But it doesn’t matter, because Cruz wouldn’t have been able to win over the prole whites in the Rustbelt.)

And finally, let’s get around the Wall and the government shutdown. Trump genuinely wants a Wall, but because he’s Mr. Magoo and not a smart strategist, he let Republicans in Congress play him on that, giving them their pet issues of Obamacare repeal (which failed by one Republican vote) and a huge tax cut for the rich, but letting them ignore immigration, until one day Trump realized that if he couldn’t get a Wall with Republicans controlling the House, he would never get a Wall with Democrats controlling the house.

All that said, imagine the disaster if Trump hadn’t been around and Hillary Clinton became President instead? Hillary would have appointed an extreme liberal to replace Justice Scalia, and we would now have an extreme liberal Supreme Court which would have meant the end of the United States as we know it. We see how liberal judges are thwarting every one of Trump’s executive orders. A liberal Supreme Court would have decided that enforcing our borders violates the Constitution (because it’s racist and the Constitution prohibits anything that’s racist).

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 28, 2019 at 10:23 AM

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  1. The Trump administration has made work visas harder to get. H1-b denials are up significantly. And they are revoking the H4 EAD program that Obama created. No other candidate would have done this.

    Alex

    January 28, 2019 at 10:44 AM

  2. You underestimate Trump. He’s not a rigid ideologue, but he has a clear governing philosophy. He’s an American nationalist. He wants policies that benefit the average person, not just the elites. He believes in basic American principles like the rule of law and national sovereignty. So he wants limits on globalism, he wants tariffs to reduce offshoring, he wants our borders and our laws enforced. He wants criminals punished (including criminals in high places like Hillary), he wants the Constitution to be followed, and government to actually work for the people not the other way around. He wants allies to share the burdens of mutual defense. He doesn’t want to see us eclipsed by China. And he prefers to avoid wars unless they are absolutely necessary. It’s a coherent philosophy that’s also common sense and fitting with American traditions. I think if the media ever told the truth about Trump’s philosophy it would be supported by at least 75% of Americans.

    JimBonobo

    January 28, 2019 at 10:46 AM

  3. While Trump has been great, I think he’s only a temporary stopgap from the increasing lunacy of the left. The demographics are still going towards Democrat, whether it’s upper-middle class types not wanting to be associated with the unwashed masses along with immigrants and the lower half of the demographic providing solid Democrat votes. Also, the left is in complete control of the bureaucracy and technology (the deep state). They have proven adept at shutting down the alt-right, which had a brief Renaissance leading up to the election along with normalizing censorship.

    The benefit of the alt-right was that it had media accessible to the masses. With it now shut down, only savvy computer people will now be able to access it through knowing links on the dark web. With Trump being Mr. Magoo and the left providing an effective defense, Trump will be discredited and voted out in 2020 if he is not already impeached. With a far-left presidency under Kamala Harris, the United States will cease to be as proles will be neglected and replaced while educated whites will be increasingly cucked by the liberal establishment.

    On the other hand, Trump’s gift maybe that he made regular Americans recognize that the ruling class does not have their interests at heart and will keep them in permanent antagonism to them. Already, populist movements in Europe have arose and have sustained momentum thanks to Brexit and Trump. Perhaps, a yellow vest movement will arise in the US and an alt-right figure will be able to competently lead them.

    Red pill aspie

    January 28, 2019 at 10:58 AM

    • The deep state is in a civil war.

      The fraction of Cabal that runs the periphery of the empire is at war with the fraction of Cabal that runs the core of the empire. The periphery is where the empire exists at cross-purposes with other empires, like the Chinese, Russian, and Islamic. The Periphery is noticing that American power is weakening, due largely to the machinations of the Core. The various social and cultural changes are depleting America’s deploy power in the world.

      When Periphery confronted Core about this problem, Periphery was ignored. Core is too busy enjoying power and money to care. Periphery realizes that this stranglehold on America is pointless if America is so weakened that it can easily be invaded.

      Hence, the civil war.

      Trump is the proxy used to fight the Cabal at the Core. He is not alone. He is backed by DOD, DIA and NSA and probably legacy and retired CIA.

      map

      January 29, 2019 at 2:09 AM

      • Agreed. Nobody just becomes president out of nowhere without a major support base and establishment network behind the scenes. Sadly most people are not capable of complex analysis and lack an international perspective. Our establishment is not united they have factions, arguments, and splits just like regular people. Our ruling elites are smart, strategic, tactical, and capable of immense cunning but also reform even major reform when necessary. These people oversee covert operations and drone strikes across the globe regularly. They also topple foreign governments when needed as well. The Republican/Democrat divide at least at the presidential level is mostly controlled opposition and political theater part of the US internal propaganda system.

        However in the 2000s things started going massively downhill in America. Granted there is significant local and regional autonomy but generally the economy became shit, culture became shit, public schools are shit, borders are wide open, crime is through the roof, past problems haven’t been fixed, present problems are getting worse, and future problems are on the horizon. It’s gotten so bad even apolitical normies have woken up demanding change. If things don’t get fixed now the legitimacy of the system will fall into question and by extension elite wealth/power.

        After berating/threatening them Trump just got Europe/NATO to spend 100 billion on defense over the next two years while reorienting NATO toward fighting immigration, terrorism, and then Russia. The man gets results both domestically and internationally. There is a similar conflict in Russia between the controllers who are the actual owners of Russia vs the clerks who run the day to day business of the country with the latter widely regarded as corrupt, decadent, and incompetent.

        redarmyvodka

        January 30, 2019 at 1:58 AM

  4. “Trump showed the way to reach the prole whites.

    And Trump did it entirely by accident. I still subscribe to the Mr. Magoo theory of Trump. He won by being himself despite not having a plan or a governing philosophy or even knowing what he was doing.”

    Although I subscribe to much of the Magoo theory, I don’t think all of Trump’s actions fall into that. The other alternative, which I think is more likely, is that Trump as a businessman, looked at the GOP electorate as a marketing opportunity. He saw a majority of voters were under served in their core issues, immigration and trade, because that was the antithesis of the establishment party position. No donor was going to support an agenda like that, so no candidate took those positions, even though thats what most of the actual voters wanted. Magoo or not, it was a successful strategy…as long as you don’t depend on rich donors to make your candidacy.

    Mike Street Station

    January 28, 2019 at 11:12 AM

    • “Magoo or not, it was a successful strategy…as long as you don’t depend on rich donors to make your candidacy.”

      The value of rich donors is vastly overstated. Jeb Bush had massive fundraising, and it did him no good against Trump’s barely funded campaign.

      People have the cause and effect reversed. Rich donors donate to the guy they think is most likely to win because they expect to get favors as a result. Thus the donations are a prediction of who would have won anyway, rather than the cause of the winning.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 28, 2019 at 11:50 AM

      • If you have a bad candidate and message (like Jeb!) no amount of money is going to matter, however fundraising is the launch pad of campaigns. They just don’t get started without donors. We’ll see if we have any non billionaire regular candidates for President who mimic the populist nationalist platform in the future.

        Mike Street Station

        January 28, 2019 at 3:16 PM

      • I have no doubt that Jeb! would have won the nomination (and lost to Hillary) had not Trump appeared. Who else were people going to vote for if not Jeb? Chris Christie?

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 28, 2019 at 3:33 PM

      • >>I have no doubt that Jeb! would have won the nomination (and lost to Hillary) had not Trump appeared.

        But Jeb would have lost sooo… gracefully, and that is what really matters to cucks.

        Daniel

        January 28, 2019 at 5:43 PM

      • “But Jeb would have lost sooo… gracefully, and that is what really matters to cucks.”

        As Graham said about McCain, “He taught us how to lose.”

        They really do think that the most important job the GOP has is to lose gracefully.

        Mike Street Station

        January 29, 2019 at 6:13 AM

    • Re the “Mr. Magoo theory,”:

      “Trump has a genuine dislike of criminal behavior, and it’s the lawlessness of the border that he is passionate about…”

      Yes, because of what happened to his mother. Dave Pinsen pointed this out. I never knew of it before he did. I believe this is the key to his psychology.

      gothamette

      January 28, 2019 at 1:28 PM

      • Wow, how is it that I didn’t know that his mother was severely injured from being assaulted by a mugger? (The mugger was a 16-year-old guido.)

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 28, 2019 at 1:54 PM

      • And the junky guido (whose father was a rehab program director) was arrested by a black guy who was rewarded twice by Trump
        : first time he gave him a big check in a Trump building ceremony and second times he saved the black guy house from foreclosure (those genes). The guido, 10th percentile social category, was harshly sentenced.

        That’s why this episode can’t really explain policy even if Trumps mother, a 79 yo women, was badly injured by the young man. It probably explains his sensitivity on drugs and addiction (with his brother problems)

        Bruno

        January 28, 2019 at 3:54 PM

      • And doing the ceremony of the black guy despite his mother injuries and worsening condition was really nice. Gratitude. Maybe Trump wanted to show he could honoured a black person too. But it’s still nice .

        Bruno

        January 28, 2019 at 3:58 PM

      • “The mugger was a 16-year-old guido.”

        Where did you find this out? In my experience overwhelmingly muggers of this sort were black.

        Yeah, it is a very peculiar fact that it’s not much remarked on. As I said, I would not have known had Dave Pinsen not pointed it out right here, lion.

        not only that, but I know a couple of instances exactly like this, where people were mugged on Union turnpike and ended up dying as a result. Old Jew, young black person.

        gothamette

        January 28, 2019 at 4:43 PM

      • The irony: the mugger was a white guido, and the guy who captured the mugger was a black guy truck driver.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 28, 2019 at 4:57 PM

      • I’ve asked you this once and I’ll ask you again.

        Where did you find out that the mugger was a Guido?

        it’s kind of weird that you admitted you never heard of it, and then you had information that I didn’t have.

        My text dictation capitalizes the word Guido.

        gothamette

        January 28, 2019 at 6:14 PM

      • If you Google for the incident you will find the mugger’s name.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 28, 2019 at 11:09 PM

      • I never thought to do something so simple, duh. I thought being 16 his name would be expunged.

        gothamette

        January 29, 2019 at 12:18 PM

      • Wait, the president is Bruce Wayne???

        Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lap Dog

        January 28, 2019 at 9:27 PM

    • Exactly. And he made a deal with us and is trying to keep it.

      But I’m afraid he just doesn’t have the chops.

      Mrs Stitch

      January 28, 2019 at 7:59 PM

  5. He won because he said he’d BUILD A WALL PERIOD. It wasn’t his personality.

    “As I look ahead, I am filled with foreboding; like the Roman, I seem to see ‘the River Tiber foaming with much blood.'”

    fakeemail

    January 28, 2019 at 12:22 PM

  6. Is there a way you can put comments on auto-approve unless they contain a list of bad words, or something like this?

    Lowe

    January 28, 2019 at 12:48 PM

  7. Trump never made the wall a high priority when the GOP held all three branches. Nor is he the type to pick up the phone and strong-arm individual Congressmen, many of whom loathe him. He didn’t give a shit about the wall until Ann Coulter publicly slammed him and declared his presidency all but over. I honestly believe the only reason he caved to Pelosi and re-opened the government was so that he could give the SOTU speech in the House of Representatives, not because Federal employees were “hurting.” His ego and love of the spotlight are much more important to him than civil servants missing a few paychecks.

    Brendan

    January 28, 2019 at 12:50 PM

  8. I disagree. It’s not that Trump is a prole-whisperer. A potato could have won by forcefully articulating Trump’s campaign policies. A goober like Jeb might have had problems regardless, but you get my point. It’s mainly just that everyone else is bought and paid for to never voice those policies.

    bobbybobbob

    January 28, 2019 at 1:04 PM

  9. I’d only add that the elites on both aisles despise the vulgarity in their Caesaropapist; their cultural tastes are otherwise filled to the brim with it (count how many times you hear the word “fuck” in a sentence the next time you watch non-network TV)

    A Dilettante

    January 28, 2019 at 1:29 PM

    • LoL! Yeah, the faux gentility of our elites is hilarious. Of course, the vilest slurs are perfectly acceptable to use against Trump and his family, but heaven forbid Trump says something the slightest bit off color. Everyone grabs for the smelling salts as they faint dead away with shock and horror.

      peterike

      January 28, 2019 at 1:58 PM

  10. It remains to be seen if a “conservative,” supreme court rules much diffirently from a progressive one. Roberts pivoting hard left for “balance,” (no longer pretending to be anything but a well heeled nonce) was a foregone conclusion by the time Trump took office.

    Kavanaugh genuflected at the diversity offer by fully staffing up with women and only women. That he intends to hold a hard line would be a very tenuous bet. Gorsuch isn’t a whole lot of man or backbone, but might be the last to crack.

    Then comes the question of who replaces Ginsburg? Barret would be an adopted Haitian and menopausal moment away from throwing open the borders or demanding some other diversity tribute system be honored.

    All in all, I must agree that only Trump could have won 2016; however, I would make the case that the current-year GOP and “right-wing,” are incapable of doing anything with the power they are granted. Whether that’s due to the pure power of the beuracratic state and leftist capitalists or right wing cowardice or something else is not important because the GOP can’t reform fast enough to matter.

    The most likely scenario is the GOP going back to neocon business as usual after Trump in 2020/4 and losing the last national general election that matters. Future contests of consequence will be entirely within the DNC primary races.

    Issac

    January 28, 2019 at 2:46 PM

    • exactly…in fact, scotus justices appointed by gop presidents have been upholding and even creating racial preference legal precedents for decades now…why on earth do the online dissident right pundits believe that more gop appointees on the bench would change anything (at least when it comes to the really important legal precedents related to race, protected class, disparate impact, etc)????

      Saint Nasim

      January 29, 2019 at 9:27 AM

  11. It’s going to get dicey now that Trump is hitting on conservatives’ favorite darling, Ann Coulter as to why she called him a wimp for ending the shutdown.

    Ok, what's who's this again?

    January 28, 2019 at 4:48 PM

    • I love Ann Coulter, but she’s wrong about this. Here’s why — Trump was getting shellacked in the polls. A government shutdown doesn’t bother me at all. But, for some reason, a lot of people really don’t like it. I saw a poll that said 66% of the public was bothered by it and thought the country was going in the wrong direction. And his poll numbers took a 10% nosedive. There’s absolutely no reason for the Dems to negotiate when the shutdown is helping them and hurting him. Now, if it was helping him then, sure, he would have stuck it out. But why should he continue doing something that wasn’t going to work and only made him weaker and less able to get things done? Trump didn’t lose his nerve. He just stopped doing something that had backfired.

      destructure

      January 28, 2019 at 11:13 PM

      • Destructure,

        Go back and read at the bottom of the poll. Trumps support especially on the Mueller issue has not changed. The general direction of the country is not a referendum on the shutdown.

        I posted elsewhere as a response to lowe:

        @lowe,

        “Why bother reopening at all? I thought getting in this shutdown situation was stupid, but once you’re in it you have to keep going until the other side hurts. Once you have the tiger by the ears you can’t let go.”

        Does Trump really strike you as the kind of person who just “caves?” Maybe the temporary re-opening is part of a larger play.

        Remember, the shutdown began under Paul Ryan’s watch. Meaning, from the get-go, the shutdown was lead by the Republicans. Yes, they were lame-duck, but the shutdown is the Republican’s baby. The shutdown began before Pelosi became Speaker.

        What did we see over the last few weeks? Democrats in both the House and Senate decrying about how evil the shutdown was. They were promising a deal with the President if he would re-open the government for a few weeks so that people can be paid. The President gave them what they asked for.

        That’s called losing your leverage.

        The Democrats now have to stick to their promises. If they refuse, then they will both own the shutdown and will been seen as liars who had no intention of securing the border.

        Remember, the Dems were gearing for and expecting Trump to declare a national emergency. They were pushing for the nuclear option. Trump, instead, made a lateral move on them that now puts him in a much stronger position than before.

        map

        January 29, 2019 at 2:18 AM

      • My problem with the shutdown is that they have never worked. I’m not sure why every once in a while, the GOP charges that particular windmill, but I can’t think of a time the guys that instigate a shut down got what they wanted.

        Mike Street Station

        January 29, 2019 at 6:19 AM

      • MkeStreetStation,

        “My problem with the shutdown is that they have never worked. I’m not sure why every once in a while, the GOP charges that particular windmill, but I can’t think of a time the guys that instigate a shut down got what they wanted.”

        It never worked for the cucks.

        map

        January 29, 2019 at 2:36 PM

      • Nancy Pelosi has bigger balls than all Republicucks combined. She was willing to allow the shutdown to go on forever, causing great harm to our nation, in order to win.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 29, 2019 at 2:37 PM

      • Lion,

        Hardly.

        If Pelosi had simply articulated that the shutdown is the Republican’s baby and they should re-open before discussing anything, then she would be in a much stronger position. Instead, she made the shutdown about the wall.

        Trump simply shut down an avenue of attack that could be used against them.

        map

        January 30, 2019 at 9:40 PM

  12. Gozo

    January 28, 2019 at 5:02 PM

  13. The older Rustbelt Whites are not as numerous as many have died out. Repeat 2016 today and Trump would lose. Trump could have took action on immigration when the R’s controlled Congress. He has failed to end birthright citizenship, something he could easily do. He appoints people to powerful positions that oppose him and his policies. He practices harmful nepotism. Does anyone actually believe JaVonka are the more qualified and able.

    shawnreturnsfakeemail@gmail.com

    January 28, 2019 at 10:10 PM

    • “Does anyone actually believe JaVonka are the more qualified and able.”

      I believe they are the most capable of working with Trump.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 28, 2019 at 11:10 PM

      • The most capable of undermining trumpism, I guess you mean.

        bobbybobbob

        January 28, 2019 at 11:16 PM

    • How could he easily have ended birthright citizenship? That’s got endless court challenges written all over it. The prevailing view is that it’s enshrined in the 14th amendment and nothing but another constitutional amendment can change it.

      Hermes

      January 29, 2019 at 12:54 AM

    • I wonder how many negros, homosexuals, drug addicts, and childless women died during the same period.

      redarmyvodka

      January 29, 2019 at 11:25 PM

  14. It is important to note too the role the media played in Trump’s accidental Presidency. Trump never planned on the “they aren’t sending their best” part of his speech being the cornerstone of his Presidential campaign. It was just the way Trump talks. The media didn’t take Trump;s candidacy seriously, but they have become so reflexive in their social shaming of anybody that violates PC codes that they were geared in to action by his words and made a huge deal about it. This wasn’t a strategic political maneuver. It is just who they are. They did the same thing to the Founder of Mozilla and Kevin Hart. But because Trump is Trump, he reacted to that social shaming by doubling down and suddenly immigration became the centerpiece of Trump’s campaign. So through no design at all of his own, Trump became embodiment of the issue that most animated the Republican base in 2016.

    PerezHBD

    January 29, 2019 at 12:16 AM

    • Why do you people care so much about what the media says/thinks? Positive press coverage, chattering class approval, and worthless talk has little to no impact on government policy. By my count Republicans have won eight of the last thirteen presidential elections. The rich and the powerful evidently did take Trump’s campaign seriously because the FBI infiltration/surveillance of his campaign began during the summer of 2015.

      redarmyvodka

      January 29, 2019 at 11:31 PM

  15. even if trump replaces every liberal judge on scotus, the important race/gender/protected-class/disparate-impact legal precedents WILL remain in place…why? Because ALL the potential scotus nominees are filled with white guilt or are nonwhite…when one of the aforementioned important legal precedents comes before the court, one or more of the conservative justices will side with the liberal justices…that is how they have been doing it for decades–almost all elite school grads believe in racial preferences and protected classes etc…affirmative action remain in place even if trump replaces every liberal justice in the entire federal court system..immigrants will still be a protected class, as will females and nonwhites…

    period.

    bet me.

    Saint Nasim

    January 29, 2019 at 9:25 AM

  16. Whatever else you may believe, well done is the wrong way to eat steak. It has nothing to do with being upper crust.

    c matt

    January 30, 2019 at 12:19 PM

    • If your mother served you steak well done, then well done is the correct way to eat it, according to the way some people think.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 30, 2019 at 12:34 PM

    • A dry-aged steakhouse steak is cooked rare to medium rare because of the lack of moisture from the dry aging. You don’t need to cook it for very long.

      Nobody eats dry-aged steaks at home so preparation can allow for longer cooking.

      I like my supermarket steaks charred on the outside and gray on the inside.

      map

      January 30, 2019 at 9:43 PM


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