Days of Change

Gone Galt | September 26, 2015

I think my final determination of the Trump phenomenon is that he’s the guy who targeted his platform at the people who are tired of politics as usual and have already given up. If you like Trump, there’s a good chance you think everything is going in the toilet anyway. Why not let the guy who pokes the bear into the White House this time? The only problem with this theory is that an even smaller than usual number of his supporters are going to vote at all, let alone for him.

I’ve mostly given up, but I still sometimes rage against the dying of the light. I’m not quite ready to vote for Trump and let the world burn. It’s kind of funny that we complain about having 20 people to vote for when there are 300 million people in the US. People are getting more cynical. They’re also going Galt, with a record number of people on Social Security, Disability and food stamps. I wonder what Donald Trump wants to do about them.


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  1. (1) an even smaller than usual number of his supporters are going to vote at all, let alone for him

    Explain, please.

    (2) I think Trump’s plan for the able-bodied unemployed is job creation for Americans rather than for Chinese.

    Comment by Mary — September 27, 2015 @ 1:52 am

    • The people who are cheering Trump often seem to be nihilistic. I’ve been told by some of them that they’re just watching the fun of Trump messing up the GOP. People who don’t give a crap anymore just don’t seem to be the kind of people who will go to a polling booth.

      Comment by 1539days — September 27, 2015 @ 7:49 am

      • Thanks for the reply, but it seems more assumption
        than evidence. True, Trump appeals to those who feel politics as usual will not restore America’s prosperity or morale. But those who are distraught by hussein o’evil’s assault on America are not universally those who feel disenfranchised or impotent. In fact, many of them view an enormously successful business man as an anodyne to a low-life rabble rouser community organizer.

        Comment by Mary — September 27, 2015 @ 11:50 pm

  2. and they go toe the polls to vote for Trump.

    Comment by Mary — September 27, 2015 @ 11:55 pm

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