Watch LIVE: Trump in Mobile (#Trump2016)
Should be interesting
Will he or won’t he (fill the stadium in Mobile, AL)?
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Live Twitter Feed below:
Stadium of people waiting for Trump pic.twitter.com/BZeKPFrVOG
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) August 21, 2015
It's filling up.#Trump2016 #TrumpInMobile pic.twitter.com/svD8LkPZJZ
— Eileen V (@sMiLeeN1111) August 21, 2015
Looking for most creative sign. #RIP Politically incorrect" is a contender. Anyone else have pics? #TrumpinMobile pic.twitter.com/J9auWs3flW
— Rebekah Hoeger (@RebekahHoeger) August 21, 2015
And, we’re off!
#trump2016 mobile Alabama. “I took a lot of heat for immigration. But we gotta do something. We must do something”. #trump #MobileAL
— FL-Conservative (@flconservative3) August 22, 2015
Trump moved from immigration, to hitting Jeb Bush, to bringing Jeff Sessions on the stage. Love him or hate him, you have to admit that he knows what conservatives—at least those who would consider themselves part of “the base”—want to hear. They’re excited about him, and he’s doing a great job playing off that energy with his messaging.
.@realDonaldTrump on illegal immigration: “We’ve got to stop it. We’re going to build a wall.” pic.twitter.com/jBzoZ9OMth
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 22, 2015
.@SenatorSessions: “The American people want somebody who stands up for them.” #Trump2016 pic.twitter.com/UQvSuwAkZP
— Trump for America (@ArtoftheDealPAC) August 22, 2015
Jeff Sessions shows up and supports #trump in immigration. Crowd stands and cheers. #trump2016 rally in mobile Alabama
— FL-Conservative (@flconservative3) August 22, 2015
Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions speaks at Trump event. Runs onstage. Comes out to thunderous applause. #Trump2016
— Casey Toner (@ctoner) August 22, 2015
Beth Kenny voted Dem for all her life until now. Obama led the country into the ground, she said #Trump2016 pic.twitter.com/DXynughFCt
— Casey Toner (@ctoner) August 21, 2015
“I want to make this country rich and I want to make this country great.” #trumprally
— Jennie McKeon (@JennieMnwfdn) August 22, 2015
“I love our vets. For 35 years these people in Washington are not taking care of them. Not getting it done. #trump2016 rally in Mobile AL
— FL-Conservative (@flconservative3) August 22, 2015
Of course, You-Know-Who made a cameo…
#trump2016 in Mobile Alabama. “when you have free trade; you need exceptional competent negotiators. We don’t have that now.”
— FL-Conservative (@flconservative3) August 22, 2015
Trump says “Jeb” and the crowd in Alabama boos. #RollTrump #Trump2016
— Andrea Katherine (@STL_Blonde) August 22, 2015
#TrumpRally “Who would you rather have negotiating with China, Japan, and Mexico? Trump or Bush?” Crowd goes absolutely bonkers for #Trump
— Charles Adler (@charlesadler) August 22, 2015
.@realDonaldTrump: “I love Israel.” #Dobbs #LouDobbsTonight pic.twitter.com/5Eu0lDTCR4
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) August 22, 2015
.@ggreenwald live tweeting @realDonaldTrump speech https://t.co/Px1OwXg7xh
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) August 22, 2015
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“Excuse me. I’ll use the term ‘Anchor Baby'”.
Enough on Trump now. The brilliant jenyius Republican pollster Frantz Putz has explained that Trump will be out of the race if he doesn’t apologize to John McCain and how everyone just hated Trump after the debate. And Rick Perry says Trump is disqualified and so, well, once you’ve got Putz-Perry against you it’s all over. Just ask Jeb — he’s an expert on all over.
I’ve been wondering how Luntz’s focus group feels about Trump now.
The one thing I concluded after that focus group denounced Trump, en masse, is that you can’t trust focus groups or Luntz.
I’m watching Trump give his speech. Trump is a bloody genius! His speech seems to be rambling, pointless , and self-aggrandizing–only if you’re a LSM pundit who can’t decipher the method in Trump’s madness.
He is educating Americans about business, free trade, economics, the art of the deal, immigration, foreign policy. He’s talking to us and putting us in his shoes, showing us the world through his eyes, and making us see that there is a better way, making us see it is possible for us to be like he is. Trump is selling capitalism, Conservatism, work, success, greatness. He is selling a smart and powerful America.
I can’t help thinking of Marc Antony’s speech at Caesar’s funeral. When Antony was done speaking, Brutus was forced to flee because Antony had stirred up the common man against Caesar’s killers. The Trump crowd’s response: USA! USA! USA! is the Antony crowd’s “tell us!” The depth of the response Trump is stirring is likely to sweep him into the WH.
The LSM pundits are expecting Trump to be a politician making political speeches. He is not a politician. He is a shark businessman who loves his country. The LSM does not get what he’s saying because it is outsid their parameters for political speeches. The people get what he is saying. Trump is a microcosm of Joe Six Pack and in him people see the possibilities for themselves and the country.
The LSM pundits grumble about how Trump is gonna fix things. They say he is not saying how. He is. Everything for Trump is the marketplace, the deal, capitalism, and that is his avenue for fixing the country. He pundits are looking for the usual blah government prescriptions, but Trump is eschewing all of that.
Ted Cruz is smart, and Ben Carson is, too, but I think Trump has outflanked them all. This is the first time I’ve watched any speech of his, and I’m blown away. I’m shocked to say that.
Excellent analysis. The media and political elite are business illiterate and uninterested in — and contemptuous of — how Trump’s audience views the country.
Is the entire speech up on YouTube?
Think this is it
Lou Whatsisname on Fox is calling Trump’s speech a “great show”. The rest of his panel get Trump, Lou doesn’t.
Senator Jeff Sessions joins Trump on stage in Mobile, Alabama. Trump is leading everyone on Illegal Invasion issues and its driving the left and Republican Amnesty shills nuts
Yeah. They only want the “illegals” for Slave Labor.
Um, ok…….I saw this “speech” online and I have to say that he sounded more like an old friend of mine from New York. He did not come across as a political candidate. He came across like a typical New Yorker (which I like) who speaks his mind and loves letting you know it and could care less what you think. Overall, I am not sure what I was watching. This “speech” was more of an adult on ADHD who forgot his medicine than a candidate who is running for president.
Here is what bothers me the most about Donald Trump. Is he really serious? As far as I see I am not sure. Let me be clear, I like many Amercians don’t trust either party and I am not excited about any candidate at this point.
Here is what I do like about Donald Trump. I believe that he believes in what he is talking about and is not giving us b.s. like most politicians. He treats the Amercian “media” with contempt and that is a plus for me.
Still, I am not sold. I guess the Art of the Deal has not worked with me.
Not so long ago, Trump was saying that the economy does better under Democrats than Republicans. He said recently that “single-payer” medical systems work well.
Did he believe in what he was saying?
He says we need to deport every illegal alien and then bring back the “good” ones through an expedited process. So does he believe that the laws should apply equally to all, or not?
It would be easier to believe that Trump believes what’s saying if he didn’t have a recent history of supporting Democrats — and if he could make up his mind what he believes now.
I haven’t been sold since day 1. People who are truly good at negotiating don’t talk about how great they are at makibg deals. Before be recreated himself on “reality” TV, the rap on Trump in the business world was that he routinely paid too much for properties.
I also get a kick out of the fools who think Trump is so keen on free enterprise. Such people obviously have never looked at the workings ofbig urban real estate deals and the way the general partners arrange things. Supposedly the developed as the genral partner is supposed to be shouldering the lion’s share of the risk. All too often they are the only person who walks away smelling like a rose.
His method of speaking was great and I found myself liking him but, he talks about forcing American companies to stay in the US with high taxes (tariffs) when they (i.e. Nabisco) are leaving because of US government policies (i.e. sugar supports that cause higher prices) which will increase prices for consumers. Don’t see how the average person wins on that one. I do agree that our negotiations could be better but sometimes the stick when used on other countries wacks us on the back swing.
I think you’ll find that an interesting read.
yeah right, your international trade lawyer is real objective.
A true believer in what, one world government? “Globalization is inevitable”, along with Hillary or Jeb I guess. All the invective tells one all they need to know about the objectivity of this dude. Globalization on whose terms? The Export Import Bank’s? How’s that Euro experiment working out?
Michigan became a right to work state, replaced a Dem with a Repub’. This guy credits an embrace of globalization. Free Trade with Iran and various communists is not the path to “global liberty”. Liberty has a price.
Removing trade barriers can be great, with democratic nations that don’t cheat and are not enemies.
At least TRY not to be an ignorant, deceitful wretch, huh?
Global MARKETS are the OPPOSITE of a “world order”. Plus, they just exist, and you’re not going to be able to kill people’s ability to trade with each other. Well, not without BIG GOVERNMENT telling us which “foreign devils” we can purchase what we, as free people, elect to purchase.
Think eBay. It is literally a globalized world market where people are free to buy and sell on their INDIVIDUAL terms.
WTF does any of that have to do with the EU? See, you’re just loopy here. You’re connecting dots that are the pretty, pretty colors you’re seeing that go with the hallucinations you’re having.
People can use the term “global” without you going batshit crazy.
The EU is failing, because they tried to do what your link buddy suggested. It is a version of NAFTA. Didn’t think I had to spell it out for you.
Global markets could be like Ebay .. where does your global lawyer go to court? Does he think the UN will treat us fairly? Those are international courts right?
“Well, not without BIG GOVERNMENT telling us which “foreign devils” we can purchase what we, as free people, elect to purchase.”
I said this long ago, I guess you were sleeping. IRAN? You mean you are like Obama, you don’t want big gov telling us AND Europe not to trade with Iran?
Wow. You’ve really lost it.
Nobody is a more indefatigable supporter of SANCTIONS against Iran than am I.
Those are not TARIFFS, ya moron. I let that Iran bullshit go by the wayside a few times because it was just embarrassing you, but you just keep hammering away at it, doncha?
The Euro was a sort of local “globalization”, which your link buddy said is inevitable. It is a break down of sovereignty. NAFTA linked us to Mexico, could make us stronger, or weaker. Sure global free trade .. awesome … all the children of the world unite. Imagine there are no borders. Global solidarity … let’s put on our Che shirts.
sheesh … we need to DECENTRALIZE, not globalize. Is that really so hard to understand? No idea if Trump will take us there, but I know where Clinton/Bush would take us.
And I said long ago “tariffs” was Trump’s word, I was saying we DO need some sort of payback action … sanctions, we HAVE used tariffs as punishment (Bush did it on steel and textiles, I think we did something on computer chips when they dumped) … and besides the theft of our 24 million gov worker info, there is the build up against Japan, threats to trade waterways … they are not our trading buddy. Sovereign nations fight … maybe we settle some disputes in some phony global court, but in the end might makes right … or makes us win. “Inevitable globalism” and diversity are the wrong message.
My dialogue is not on tariffs … you’d like to retreat to that point because that is how you think you “win”. I was going for the broader issues that Trump represents on fighting for us as a sovereign. Israel understands that more clearly it seems.
My point is the greater message of Trump on America as a sovereign winning … not submitting to the globalist courts.
And your link guy doesn’t impress me at all. He said we hurt our economy if we don’t buy China shoes, because the shippers and middlemen lose, so that hurts US. As if an American maker would not replace that market with US shoes, and that money would go to the PRODUCER. And he said production here is not important because we are mostly in the service industry. WRONG. Only real production sustains a service industry.
Sorry rags … but you and your pal are pushing the globalist party line.
Sorry, man. You’re still nuts in the light of morning.
Part of what the linked piece was pointing out is that we DO manufacture…that “the loss of our manufacturing jobs” is hyperbole (that means someone’s blowing smoke up your skirt). We manufacture very high-dollar stuff, and we enjoy having the people of the rest of the world make our tennies and veggie strainers. Oh, and your smart-phone.
You can TRY to tar me with that “globalist” bullshit, but I’ll just keep doing what I’m going right now…shaking my head at the crazy guy and laughing. “Global” is not a bogey-man!
Israel…!?!?! Israel is the MOST “globalized” market-player I can think of. THAT is how that itty-bitty country is the economic powerhouse it is, especially given their flirtation with socialism. They find stuff they can produce that people want, and they produce it and sell it to them. Not all of that is physical “stuff”, either.
Get out of the weeds and the dark fantasies. Let your poor, confused brain rest.
” forcing American companies to stay in the US with high taxes (tariffs) when they … are leaving because of US government policies … which will increase prices for consumers. Don’t see how the average person wins on that one.”
“Incentivizing them to stay” would be better terminology and policy. “Tariffs” would better be termed a “liberty tax”, a tax to make up for all the unfair treatment of workers, pollution, communist global influence, etc., being funded via production in foreign lands where liberty is scarce. “Free trade” doesn’t spread liberty automatically, it can also fund oppressive versions of capitalism. Just look at what our oil companies have done for the Middle East. Or South Africa, freed from its “evil” white control, has returned to more murderous ways, and is friendlier with Russia (our prior interests were anti-commie, not pro-apartheid).
Certainly the first things to help American companies stay home would be easing the fascist regulatory noose, especially all this CO2 control baloney. Then there are the Sharpton shakedowns, or the Holder style political attacks (e.g. Gibson Guitar invasion, attacking Boeing moving to a right to work state, assault on that fine woman at True the Vote), Obamacare, highest corporate tax environment, etc. Those leaches on production ARE the DC cartel that run our government like a mafia, weaponizing our agencies against us.
true the vote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MWxZzGg1XU
So we have a super regulatory plus tax carve-out system essentially funding the U.S. government/union “cartel”. Then we pretend the rest of the world is pure and fair, when really they also are buying off our political system, as Chinagate and the Clinton Foundation “selling” uranium assets to Russia indicate. Add in Obama and the left’s intent to destroy capitalism and the American Way, just because they are atheist Marxist ideologues at heart, as evidenced by the card carrying commie mentors of Team Obama/Jarrett and their “fundamental transformation”.
And we act as policeman for the world, plus are the buyers of first and last resort, and the largest debtors of the world. All the while propagandized that we have to be fair with totalitarian regimes and their slave like labor, and their gross pollution and unsafe work conditions. Meanwhile our proud (commie-friendly) unions “protect” our workers, but ruin Detroit, whose council now seeks government cheese, funded by “average American persons”.
Cheap manufactured goods that fill Wal-Mart come at great cost, and if we don’t have a positive trade balance (to fund our policing role) we lose over time, and that time is approaching. Any “balancing” occurring now is happening via financial gimmickry, profiting only the elite. Middle America has long been in decline in assets and income, as corporate America escaped regulatory hell of America and found foreign havens, and carve-out sanctuaries.
We have to treat foreign trade as warfare, just as we must treat the foreign invasion across our borders as a fight for constitutional America. As the world’s superpower, China can only war against us with trade and espionage, for now. Russia wars via Middle East proxies, and spies that infiltrated Hollywood and our media. And Democrats war against our liberties via regulation, open borders, public union largesse, 10,000 Lois Lerners, welfare dependence, etc.
We have to quit being so naive about “free trade” and about providing cheap toys for the welfare class, that are funded on a mountain of debt handed to our children. The “average person” loses everything in time, if we succumb to the globalists and this DC cartel. Spreading democracy may have been a noble idea, but domestically under the covers has been festering a socialism/communism, or really a DC cartel of oligarchs.
that’s my rant on “cheap goods ain’t cheap” 🙂
Trump may be one of the oligarchs, but at least for now he is saying many of the right things. Maybe he ends up doing the heavy lifting and Cruz rides in on his wake? Or maybe only Trump has the funds to resist the “cartel”. Either way, if borders really get controlled, it’s better than “Let It Burn” with Bush/Clinton redux. Giuliani likes Trump, which gives me a little hope for him.
“Incentivizing them to stay” would be better terminology and policy. “Tariffs” would better be termed a “liberty tax”…
Wow. THAT was wonderfully Orwellian!
Together with your multiple straw men, that crap was worthy of Chem_Gleek. Which is to say “unworthy” of any conservative.
Let’s do this…
Let’s examine the idea of tariffs.
They are simply BIG GOVERNMENT interventions into free markets.
That’s all. FULL STOP.
You are substituting “conservative” or “nationalist” brights for Collectivist “brights”.
But it’s ALL the same. NOBODY has that right.
It is NOT a conservative notion. It IS, in fact, consistent with Mr. Establishment’s world-view. Which is WHY he’s dangerous.
We have most favored trade status only with some nations … Nixon decided China was worthy … maybe he was wrong? Hillary sold them our ICBM tech, and probably suitcase nuke tech, and they now have coercive data on 24 million government employees. What kind of fee/tax/trade status do they deserve for those kind of actions?
So you’re mister free trade conservative, and I’m (according to your nutty world) the collectivist. So you support free trade with Iran … nukes for all, just like Obama, RIGHT? No conditions on anyone. free free FREE … great word.
My point was the world is not FREE … we have internal and external enemies. Trade and immigration should be governed accordingly, you confused Orwellian man. Step away from the Hate Screen. haha
You numbers in your link above would take more time to analyze, but the burning of the currencies has distorted all that. Real “money” is actual produced goods, and some services. Much of our GDP is now wrapped up in leveraged financial services. Yes we are still fairly strong in production, but debt is going hyperbolic, and inflated currency hides much of that (inflation is money supply, even if it doesn’t show up in prices, due to sluggish real economy)
I won’t try now to break down the Texas miracle that your link says is separate from oil and gas, but I don’t think it is so separate just because oil is lower for a year. It may take a few years for that wealth effect to wear off. Oil was a huge boon for you guys, and it spills over to other areas. And paper profits in stock yield a wealth effect that last as long as the pyramid scheme lasts. DOW 10,000 might end that leveraged game.
The mantra of the glories of “Global Free Trade” is the globalist game, and there are a thousand caveats. It can help “democratize” some countries, but then Obama comes along and look what happens to Iraq, Libya, Egypt … even South Africa.
Tariff was Trump’s word … I’m saying trade with enemies is perilous, especially if we enrich them and have a deficit, as we see with China. Iran will be your next hint, if you don’t get it yet. “Free Trade” must have conditions, or our children will be indebted to our enemies.
I’d explain more clearly but I have trees down all over that need to be cleared … good luck with your Perry promotion. He’d be a good president I guess, I just can’t see him getting there.
“So you’re mister free trade conservative, and I’m (according to your nutty world) the collectivist.”
That’s a lie, or an intentional distortion of what I DID say.
Your position is a BIG GOVERNMENT position. Like Trump or Hucksterbeee, or Sanctorum, just endorsing different issues.
You are expressly rejecting sound economics with your bullshit. You sound more like a “WalMart” hating fruitcake than someone who understands and supports market economics.
And you lard your argument with stuff that’s laughably off-point. I’ll leave it to anyone who reads your initial rant to find all of those, because I don’t have the time or inclination to fisk your bullshit.
“Your position is a BIG GOVERNMENT position. Like Trump or Hucksterbeee, or Sanctorum, just endorsing different issues.
NO, most of what I said was about the evils of corrupt big government. That includes the parts bought by Corporate America that want unlimited cheap foreign labor, either imported here or in foreign factories. We are changing the very nature of our country on their behalf.
Besides the number of Americans out of work, there is the competition with third world labor, thus stagnating middle class wages for decades. No NAFTA miracle there, just debt. Your TX NAFTA miracle came with Perry drafting production from CA and IL, since they are liberal hellholes. And yes, $100 oil was huge for you guys, funding a lower tax environment for years.
Plus it is not solely about economic numbers for middle America, but about foreigners being Americanized rather than America being turned into Mexico. Our alleged “competitive advantages” are more mobile than first thought. Corporate America is happy to make money anywhere, and don’t care about our hard won liberties.
Broad “tariffs” won’t work, but we must not enrich our enemies, and some form of retribution is necessary for China hacking us. And their currency manipulation has basically been a “tariff” that makes our imported goods more expensive for many years. That Chinese manipulation is what Trump has talked about, but I guess that also is over your head. We have used targeted tariffs before as penalty for countries dumping or manipulating.
You’re loopy. Our DEBT has nothing to do…NOT whatsoever…with trade, you poor ignorant wretch.
As Milton Friedman pointed out decades ago, you run a trade deficit with your grocery store. I bet it is YUUUUUUGHLY in favor of the grocery store. And that has NO effect on your wellbeing. In fact, if you insisted on “balancing” your trade deficit with those who provide you goods and services, you’d be in a world of hurt. Like the one you get from tariffs and trade wars. See tariffs, Smoot-Hawley.
Our DEBT is from borrowing money to finance our government’s excesses.
You can poor-mouth the experience of Texas and other states that have followed the ANTI-Obama model of lower taxes, lower regulation, a more rational legal climate, and a general friendliness to market economics. I guess.
That’s just consistent with your other bullshit. You don’t understand market economics, and you don’t understand cause and effect.
Cool with me…
“Our DEBT is from borrowing money to finance our government’s excesses. ”
And that is funded by printing huge amounts of money which means huge inflation. UNLESS we have globalization and suppressed inflation from imports and foreign labor. Remember “Easy Al” Greenspan said in like 1994 we had irrational exuberance in the markets, and he was right. We’ve floated and bubbled ever since, except that brief hint of reality when we intervened with TARP and QE’s and the Obama era of phony money you apparently think will go on forever.
Friedman liked the floating currency in the early daze, Hayek and Volchner not so much. But Friedman surely thought corrections would occur before any QE nonsense, or ZIRP. Even Greenspan found a flaw in his theology, Bernanke lied about QE, Yellin still talking interest rate raise … all BS.
So in the 1990’s we hid all the funny money and bubbles … with globalization and other monetary gimmicks. Try looking up “global labor arbitrage”, which explains why the middle class income is lower and personal and global debt is higher.
Where do you think we borrow money from? Do you even know what QE and ZIRP are? I read finance stuff other than the CNBC talking heads more than I read LI and the blogs, have for 15 years.
“Milton Friedman On The Federal Reserve’s Printing Money Or Quantitative Easing Monetary Policy To Increase Inflation and Reduce Unemployment–Absolutely Not!”
I didn’t poor mouth TX on those counts, I said it was DUE to those counts, NOT due to NAFTA.
Enjoy your bourbon.
You’re conflating ideas again, you poor confused thing.
Debt, inflation, and trading are NOT the same. They’re not even related expect for the first two.
Remember when Japan was the UNBEATABLE DRAGON a few decades ago? Remember our trade deficit with Japan? Why THEY had an unbeatable business model we could not defeat without government intervention.
Except…bullshit. Like I said, you’re just loopy. You don’t get basic economics, and you seem to LOVES you some BIG GOVERNMENT.
Enjoy your mushrooms!
Japan bought a lot of real estate in the US that went bad, didn’t they? But that predated QE and ZIRP anyway, which is my point. Japan is a little island.
Yes, let’s buy trillions of cheap crap from China, and repay them with worthless paper USD. What does that do to US savers? Do we lose world reserve currency status then? Does it magically sort itself if we start paying all our bills with inflated currency? We passed the rubicon, went down the rabbit hole. There will be pain.
We could have built an economy. China doesn’t have an unbeatable economy (as you claim we feared Japan did), they have cheap slave labor. We supposedly had “competitive advantage” … just you wait, it will come around. Maybe you didn’t hear, but they figured out that advantage is more easily moved than they thought … technology I guess. But you still think deficits and nuclear secrets can be transferred and it all magically balances out … because .. hiccup … Friedman.
Friedman lived in real money world … we left that. We will survive, but will Goldman Sachs and Soros be the kings? Where we go from here is hard to say, but it is not business as usual, not just a little correction.
QE4 is next … when bond rates rise despite fed intervention, then the real shit may begin. China recently demonstrated fed intervention doesn’t always work. I get “basic economics”, but that is not the world we live in … QE and ZIRP have never happened before … we are in uncharted waters. But just go to the Titanic Bar … I hear drinks are free.
“But you still think deficits and nuclear secrets can be transferred and it all magically balances out … because .. hiccup … Friedman.”
You’ve just lost your flucking mind, and are spinning off into incoherence now.
Seriously, dude. Get some rest. And a refresher on basic economics.
ha … OK, but reread in the morning when it might make sense to you. I appreciate all your invective … if you have facts pound the facts. if you have law pound the law … if you have neither pound the invective. And you did a ton of that … though more variety would have been more interesting.
I’m leaning toward Cruz now … Walker disappointed me on backing down on the anchor baby thing, allegedly because a billionaire backer called him on it … waiting for more on that. But if Cruz can’t get momentum, I’m stuck with Trump cuz I know Bush is open border globalist hellhole.
We’re 15 months out, but still, something is going very wrong with this TrumpMania.
Can someone please get famous RNC Focus Group Pollster Frank Putz a new pair of pants? Yeah, both underwear and outer. Thanks. Oh and maybe a couple towels. Got a bit of a mess here. Yeah. 3rd floor restroom. Fox Building. Yep
Trump widens lead over U.S. Republican presidential field: Reuters poll
Nearly 32 percent of Republicans surveyed online said they backed Trump, up from 24 percent a week earlier…
Yeah, no. Frankly, I find this a little bit scary.
What we are seeing is not Trump strength, but GOP/RNC weakness.
yes of course I understand the CONCEPT that we make high end stuff, they do menial stuff. That was the plan. BUT it has not worked out that way, and now we found our high end has migrated, and even our services sector migrates, like call centers in India.
Your guy also says that low interest rates hurts consumption … which is why I mentioned ZIRP and QE. We’ve never had anything like that in history. So consumption lags as Obama pushes money around where he wants it … government waste, union crap, welfare state. We have to produce.
I mentioned Iran and ZIRP,QE because you said in caps, NO tariff ever, no one has that power. But we are in the middle of massive intervention … unprecedented, historical, to use Obama’s phrase. But it favors the banks and it favors big government. The whole world is manipulating their fiat currencies now.
Here’s what you said:
But of course we have that right. We are a sovereign nation. Interventions happen all the time, in many ways. (IRAN)
We have to quit acting like we will play fair while everyone cheats (e.g. China currency manipulation)
My broad rant was too broad to address point by point I guess. Simply I think the “globalism” has to be addressed in terms of America as a sovereign, never being subservient to UN authority, as Obama is trying to do with this treaty, and next with gun control via UN “law”.
This video from my link saying Friedman would never have recommended such intervention (QE, ZIRP) is pretty good. He says don’t bailout banks, no too big to fail (or jail), other good stuff. But they went the other way, banks made rich, grandma robbed. ZIRP and QE have suppressed everything except debt. We should have let LTCM fail way back in 1999. It does have to do with trade because low rates have also encouraged personal debt. That global economic swing didn’t happen the way they promised.
I was under the impression Israel had a trade surplus … but they have deficits. Bad example. Their new nat gas should help … producing real stuff is necessary.
If we have full employment, then it makes sense to arbitrage our labor, let China do the menial stuff. But we can’t pay them to do the menial, and pay half our population to be on welfare. Not for long at least.