Will Trump Tell the Tea Party “YOU’RE FIRED!”
…or just rip ’em off like he does to everyone he does business with?
Rest assured, when he does depart the Presidential scene, as he surely will, he will do so wealthier and more famous than he was before, and most of that wealth and undeserved fame will come from the bank accounts of the poor Tea Party proletariat, who will turn around one day and wonder what the hell happened.
As Benjamin Franklin famously said so long ago, “The only things certain in life are death and taxes.” If he were alive today, I’m sure he would update that famous saying to something like “The only things certain in life are death, taxes, and Donald Trump not doing anything unless he stands to profit from it.”
And that is exactly what is happening now as the GOP, the media, and even the Tea Party proletariat are yet again being exploited by wealthy and powerful interests who could give a rat’s ass about the country in their pursuit of profits.
To see just how idiotic the whole Trump charade is, consider his embrace of the Tea Party and how ridiculous that partnership is as reported in the Crowley Political Report…
It is hard to believe that Donald Trump has become a darling of the Tea Party. There is nothing in Trump’s background that would suggest he should be this popular with a family values, economically thrifty, Tea Party supporter. Trump is on wife number three. His gaudy lifestyle certainly does not suggest thrift, and when he speaks about issues it is clear that it has been many years since he read a book.
But hey, why sweat the details, right? Nope, all the man with the hair hat (and an ego so strong he doesn’t realize how ridiculous he looks) has to do is spout the same old tired ‘Obama is a socialist muslim born in Kenya who is responsible for all of the debt the country has amassed lo these last 50 years and he’s destroying our way of life’ nonsense, and the GOP and groups like the Tea Party get all gooey eyed and swoons before the ‘new chosen’ one who will run for President of the United States and lead them to a glorious victory and the power to force all Americans to conform with their agenda or risk being excommunicated or banished as non-believers.
The problem with this wonderful Trump-time fairy tale is that everyone seems to have forgotten that running for President, or any political office for that matter, is really, REALLY hard work. It requires a candidate to basically travel continuously for months on end, and not to glamorous and luxurious locations. Nope, its stop after stop in East Gabib Iowa or Podunk New Hampshire, places where there are no runways for Learjets, and the best accommodations are not at at Trump Towers Resort & Spa, but the run down Days Inn out on Trunk Road. Its hour after hour of campaign stops in musty high school auditoriums, or union halls and community centers, shaking the hands and kissing the babies of the middle-class masses and commoners who can’t afford to even step foot in a Trump property, let alone connect with the mogul who runs the empire they’re part of. I don’t know about you, but it’s hard for me to envision ‘The Donald’ lowering his standards so dramatically, and it is hard to imagine the electorate accepting and believing in a candidate they cannot get close to or connect with in ways that go well beyond TV appearances and staged events in major venues.
Hey kids, let’s not forget what happened to the last couple of ‘BIG NAME’ saviors who were going to take the mantle as the ‘new Reagan of the GOP’ and lead the party to glory, namely good old boy and former TV star Fred Thompson, and the hero of 9/11 and full-time media star Rudy Guiliani.
Greeted with fanfare and made favorites by the empty suits and talking heads of the media and political punditry, both soon discovered that successfully running a campaign for the Presidency of the United States took a lot of time, a lot of effort, a lot of work, a lot of thinking, a lot of talking, a lot of hard travel, a lot of long days and long nights, and a helluva lot of fund raising. And given where they came from, and the lifestyles to which they were accustomed, it ended up not being worth all the effort and work demanded of them, and they slithered quietly away to never be heard from again.
The only difference with Donald Trump is that he won’t slither quietly away. Rest assured, when he does depart the Presidential scene, as he surely will, he will do so wealthier and more famous than he was before, and much of that wealth and undeserved fame will come from the bank accounts of those who can least afford it, like the poor Tea Party proletariat, who will turn around one day and wonder what the hell happened.