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Trump Teaches Lessons To Be Learned For The GOP Ideologues

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I'm amused by all the stunned "How could this happen? Trump's just so terrible!" reaction by so many right-wing wiseguys (though, obviously, not so amused when it's voiced by the disgusting left-wing opportunists).

So, you GOP elite, you're all so left out this election year, rendered resigned to support another party's candidate and her hubby whom you just can't really get up for.

Let this be a lesson in democracy for everyone: some years you upper IQ-EQ people get to participate in the fall campaign and the vast middle IQ-EQ people are excluded .. this year, it's their turn to play a bit while you sit it out.

But they were always there, these Trump "idealists", waiting, in their majority silence, never really thinking, perhaps, that they would get a turn.

And now it's here.

Trump and his media have given a megaphone to their EQ voice, and it feels so good to them to be heard after having been cooped-up so quietly for so long.

So the middle IQ-EQ gang are running on emotion. Forget morals. Forget ethics. Those are all about rules and principles and other aspects of thinking that got violated to put them where they are today. Do they care about rules of thought? No. And understandably so. They just feel so good to have a voice .. and to finally have some hope.

Call them "rabble" if you like, if it makes you feel big and important again. But, you're still small in this election.

The population is large. When half who could vote don't vote for so long, it shouldn't be too surprising what their voice might sound like when they get a means to be heard.

Last I looked, there wasn't an IQ-EQ test to pass in order to vote, or to have a voice, in America.

So, how will you react now?

Next time a company outsources/offshores/insources away a blue collar middle IQ-EQ guy's job, perhaps you'll have a little more outrage than "well, he should have retrained himself in another field".

Or when a middle-lower income mom and dad can't afford to send their kids to college because too many kids from other countries grabbed all the set-aside-for-them scholarships, maybe you'll be a bit more compassionate.

And when the elitists of the left are championing so much PC policy that the average Joe and Jane American is treated like a second class citizen, you might do more than just voice a bit of disgust.

So you didn't get your typical GOP candidate this year. Oh well. Tough.

The middle IQ-EQ crowd don't care all that much about abortion and religion and all 'dem other social issues as much as they care about "gimme a chance at a" living-wage jobs for American citizens, citizens like, well, yeah -- themselves. They count too, you know .. at least you know for sure that they count this election year.

Yes, this is a lesson year for most of the righty know-it-alls.

Welcome to the school of hard knocks.

And even the leftist elitists had a bit of a surprise in how well Mr. Sanders did with all the "gimme a hand out" middle IQ-EQers.

So, lessons learned all the way around, some taught a bit harsher than others.

Now that you've learned a huge lesson, the real question is how will it change your political behavior.

Will you be less high-level idealistic in your political theory in favor of being quite a bit more practical and all encompassing in your political problem solving?

Will you be more likely to work to solve real economic problems that affect the masses rather than to advocate doing nothing because doing nothing fits the ideology better in favoring the few?

Will you stop pandering to people's un-recovered childhood traumas via the social issues like the Democrats do so you can win votes without having to talk economics that tell the public at large that your economic policy won't help the vast majority of them?

Your "disgusting rabble" is out there .. and, thanks to Trump, the entire political world has learned how to give them a voting-booth voice. I wonder who the Trump-like candidate will be in 2020 if your typical ideology remains so exclusive.

And, it could have been ideologically worse -- Sanders could have been the Dems' winner! Someone like him just may be four years from now if the population continues to increase while resources and opportunities continue to decrease. Will you be ready to work and play well with everyone then?

Next Presidential election year, hopefully you won't be so irrelevantly silenced again.

Maybe, during the next four years, your political "philosophy" might become more all encompassing "do something" in nature .. more centrist. The vast majority of Americans are at the center of the political spectrum, you know.

Time will tell.

Hell, it may not even be too late this year -- just hijack the convention! Piece a' cake, right? If you do, remember to think "Electoral College" when you do.

:Sigh:
 
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I'm amused by all the stunned "How could this happen? Trump's just so terrible!" reaction by so many right-wing wiseguys (though, obviously, not so amused when it's voiced by the disgusting left-wing opportunists).

So, you GOP elite, you're all so left out this election year, rendered resigned to support another party's candidate and her hubby whom you just can't really get up for.

Let this be a lesson in democracy for everyone: some years you upper IQ-EQ people get to participate in the fall campaign and the vast middle IQ-EQ people are excluded .. this year, it's their turn to play a bit while you sit it out.

But they were always there, these Trump "idealists", waiting, in their majority silence, never really thinking, perhaps, that they would get a turn.

And now it's here.

Trump and his media have given a megaphone to their EQ voice, and it feels so good to them to be heard after having been cooped-up so quietly for so long.

So the middle IQ-EQ gang are running on emotion. Forget morals. Forget ethics. Those are all about rules and principles and other aspects of thinking that got violated to put them where they are today. Do they care about rules of thought? No. And understandably so. They just .....

So, how will you react now?

Next time a company outsources/offshores/insources away a blue collar middle IQ-EQ guy's job, perhaps you'll have a little more outrage than "well, he should have retrained himself in another field".

Or when a middle-lower income mom and dad can't afford to send their kids to college because too many kids from other countries grabbed all the set-aside-for-them scholarships, maybe you'll be a bit more compassionate.

And when the elitists of the left are championing so much PC policy that the average Joe and Jane American is treated like a second class citizen, you might do more than just voice a bit of disgust.

So you didn't get your typical GOP candidate this year. Oh well. Tough.

The middle IQ-EQ crowd don't care all that much about abortion and religion and all 'dem other social issues as much as they care about "gimme a chance at a" living-wage jobs for American citizens, citizens like, well, yeah -- themselves. They count too, you know .. at least you know for sure that they count this election year.

Yes, this is a lesson year for most of the righty know-it-alls.

Welcome to the school of hard knocks.

And even the leftist elitists had a bit of a surprise in how well Mr. Sanders did with all the "gimme a hand out" middle IQ-EQers.

So, lessons learned all the way around, some taught a bit harsher than others.

Now that you've learned a huge lesson, the real question is how will it change your political behavior.

Will you be less high-level idealistic in your political theory in favor of being quite a bit more practical and all encompassing in your political problem solving?

Will you be more likely to work to solve real economic problems that affect the masses rather than to advocate doing nothing because doing nothing fits the ideology better in favoring the few?

.....
Your "disgusting rabble" is out there .. and, thanks to Trump, the entire political world has learned how to give them a voting-booth voice. I wonder who the Trump-like candidate will be in 2020 if your typical ideology remains so exclusive.

And, it could have been ideologically worse -- Sanders could have been the Dems' winner! Someone like him just may be four years from now if the population continues to increase while resources and opportunities continue to decrease. Will you be ready to work and play well with everyone then?

Next Presidential election year, hopefully you won't be so irrelevantly silenced again.

Maybe, during the next four years, your political "philosophy" might become more all encompassing "do something" in nature .. more centrist. The vast majority of Americans are at the center of the political spectrum, you know.

Time will tell.

Hell, it may not even be too late this year -- just hijack the convention! Piece a' cake, right? If you do, remember to think "Electoral College" when you do.

:Sigh:

All very right, I guess.

But the main thing to learn from the Trump/BS experience is that the voter is much more susceptible to populist schmooze than is good for the country.
 

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I'm amused by all the stunned "How could this happen? Trump's just so terrible!" reaction by so many right-wing wiseguys (though, obviously, not so amused when it's voiced by the disgusting left-wing opportunists).

So, you GOP elite, you're all so left out this election year, rendered resigned to support another party's candidate and her hubby whom you just can't really get up for.

Let this be a lesson in democracy for everyone: some years you upper IQ-EQ people get to participate in the fall campaign and the vast middle IQ-EQ people are excluded .. this year, it's their turn to play a bit while you sit it out.

But they were always there, these Trump "idealists", waiting, in their majority silence, never really thinking, perhaps, that they would get a turn.

And now it's here.

Trump and his media have given a megaphone to their EQ voice, and it feels so good to them to be heard after having been cooped-up so quietly for so long.

So the middle IQ-EQ gang are running on emotion. Forget morals. Forget ethics. Those are all about rules and principles and other aspects of thinking that got violated to put them where they are today. Do they care about rules of thought? No. And understandably so. They just feel so good to have a voice .. and to finally have some hope.

Call them "rabble" if you like, if it makes you feel big and important again. But, you're still small in this election.

The population is large. When half who could vote don't vote for so long, it shouldn't be too surprising what their voice might sound like when they get a means to be heard.

Last I looked, there wasn't an IQ-EQ test to pass in order to vote, or to have a voice, in America.

So, how will you react now?

Next time a company outsources/offshores/insources away a blue collar middle IQ-EQ guy's job, perhaps you'll have a little more outrage than "well, he should have retrained himself in another field".

Or when a middle-lower income mom and dad can't afford to send their kids to college because too many kids from other countries grabbed all the set-aside-for-them scholarships, maybe you'll be a bit more compassionate.

And when the elitists of the left are championing so much PC policy that the average Joe and Jane American is treated like a second class citizen, you might do more than just voice a bit of disgust.

So you didn't get your typical GOP candidate this year. Oh well. Tough.

The middle IQ-EQ crowd don't care all that much about abortion and religion and all 'dem other social issues as much as they care about "gimme a chance at a" living-wage jobs for American citizens, citizens like, well, yeah -- themselves. They count too, you know .. at least you know for sure that they count this election year.

Yes, this is a lesson year for most of the righty know-it-alls.

Welcome to the school of hard knocks.

And even the leftist elitists had a bit of a surprise in how well Mr. Sanders did with all the "gimme a hand out" middle IQ-EQers.

So, lessons learned all the way around, some taught a bit harsher than others.

Now that you've learned a huge lesson, the real question is how will it change your political behavior.

Will you be less high-level idealistic in your political theory in favor of being quite a bit more practical and all encompassing in your political ...

Maybe, during the next four years, your political "philosophy" might become more all encompassing "do something" in nature .. more centrist. The vast majority of Americans are at the center of the political spectrum, you know.

Time will tell.

Hell, it may not even be too late this year -- just hijack the convention! Piece a' cake, right? If you do, remember to think "Electoral College" when you do.

:Sigh:

I didn't read your whole post. TLDR But enough to understand you don't understand. Trump won the nomination. Period. For all of his bombastic remarks, all his ill-timed and unfiltered comments, the majority of Reps are ready to take a chance on him. Hell, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result. This election is desperation time.

Many young people, of course, don't notice it . . .but we are moving closer and closer to the mediocrity of socialism. We are moving closer and closer to figurative class wars. If something doesn't change, our children will NOT have the same opportunities we've been blessed with.

We've either got to change the model or accept that reality. To many people, DT is a desperate attempt to change.
 

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I'm amused by all the stunned "How could this happen? Trump's just so terrible!" reaction by so many right-wing wiseguys (though, obviously, not so amused when it's voiced by the disgusting left-wing opportunists).

So, you GOP elite, you're all so left out this election year, rendered resigned to support another party's candidate and her hubby whom you just can't really get up for.

Let this be a lesson in democracy for everyone: some years you upper IQ-EQ people get to participate in the fall campaign and the vast middle IQ-EQ people are excluded .. this year, it's their turn to play a bit while you sit it out.

But they were always there, these Trump "idealists", waiting, in their majority silence, never really thinking, perhaps, that they would get a turn.

And now it's here.

Trump and his media have given a megaphone to their EQ voice, and it feels so good to them to be heard after having been cooped-up so quietly for so long.

So the middle IQ-EQ gang are running on emotion. Forget morals. Forget ethics. Those are all about rules and principles and other aspects of thinking that got violated to put them where they are today. Do they care about rules of thought? No. And understandably so. They just feel so good to have a voice .. and to finally have some hope.

Call them "rabble" if you like, if it makes you feel big and important again. But, you're still small in this election.

The population is large. When half who could vote don't vote for so long, it shouldn't be too surprising what their voice might sound like when they get a means to be heard.

Last I looked, there wasn't an IQ-EQ test to pass in order to vote, or to have a voice, in America.

So, how will you react now?

Next time a company outsources/offshores/insources away a blue collar middle IQ-EQ guy's job, perhaps you'll have a little more outrage than "well, he should have retrained himself in another field".

Or when a middle-lower income mom and dad can't afford to send their kids to college because too many kids from other countries grabbed all the set-aside-for-them scholarships, maybe you'll be a bit more compassionate.

And when the elitists of the left are championing so much PC policy that the average Joe and Jane American is treated like a second class citizen, you might do more than just voice a bit of disgust.

So you didn't get your typical GOP candidate this year. Oh well. Tough.

The middle IQ-EQ crowd don't care all that much about abortion and religion and all 'dem other social issues as much as they care about "gimme a chance at a" living-wage jobs for American citizens, citizens like, well, yeah -- themselves. They count too, you know .. at least you know for sure that they count this election year.

Yes, this is a lesson year for most of the righty know-it-alls.

Welcome to the school of hard knocks.

And even the leftist elitists had a bit of a surprise in how well Mr. Sanders did with all the "gimme a hand out" middle IQ-EQers.

So, lessons learned all the way around, some taught a bit harsher than others.

[edited for space]


Time will tell.

Hell, it may not even be too late this year -- just hijack the convention! Piece a' cake, right? If you do, remember to think "Electoral College" when you do.

:Sigh:



Man, did you ever waste a lot of time.

I bailed at "all you"..

The rest is arrogance mixed with stupidity.

You have a nice day
 

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I didn't read your whole post. TLDR But enough to understand you don't understand. Trump won the nomination. Period. For all of his bombastic remarks, all his ill-timed and unfiltered comments, the majority of Reps are ready to take a chance on him. Hell, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result. This election is desperation time.

Many young people, of course, don't notice it . . .but we are moving closer and closer to the mediocrity of socialism. We are moving closer and closer to figurative class wars. If something doesn't change, our children will NOT have the same opportunities we've been blessed with.

We've either got to change the model or accept that reality. To many people, DT is a desperate attempt to change.
Those class wars could be literally if the PC over-compensating left-wing doesn't stop .. or if Trump really gets started in response.

The choices are so bad this year, that a frog told me a few months ago that this fall he has a choice between getting plunked into a lidded pot of boiling water or into a pot of cool water with the heat slowly turned up to a boil. He's still scratching his head. Either way, he croaks.

Whether or not many young people notice America's economic descent, many older people still suffer from a short attention span, too short to get what's happening.

But the GOP elite could still hijack the convention. Let's wait and see.
 

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Those class wars could be literally if the PC over-compensating left-wing doesn't stop .. or if Trump really gets started in response.

The choices are so bad this year, that a frog told me a few months ago that this fall he has a choice between getting plunked into a lidded pot of boiling water or into a pot of cool water with the heat slowly turned up to a boil. He's still scratching his head. Either way, he croaks.

Whether or not many young people notice America's economic descent, many older people still suffer from a short attention span, too short to get what's happening.

But the GOP elite could still hijack the convention. Let's wait and see.

I love Your post.

But I can't TELL you how pissed I would be if "the GOP elite" hijacked the convention. THAT would be scarey indeed . . . Effectively disenfranchising the will of the people. Lord in heaven.
 

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I love Your post.

But I can't TELL you how pissed I would be if "the GOP elite" hijacked the convention. THAT would be scarey indeed . . . Effectively disenfranchising the will of the people. Lord in heaven.
I hear you .. but some people on the right, not just on the left, think they know what's best for everyone.

If they're all so smart, how come the "best" they supposedly know wasn't winning in the primaries and caucuses for either party?!

Where is this "best" .. and when will it show up so that we all really recognize it long before the conventions.

When all the candidates are greatly more nationally despised than respected, are we not all in trouble?
 

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I'm amused by all the stunned "How could this happen? Trump's just so terrible!" reaction by so many right-wing wiseguys (though, obviously, not so amused when it's voiced by the disgusting left-wing opportunists).

So, you GOP elite, you're all so left out this election year, rendered resigned to support another party's candidate and her hubby whom you just can't really get up for.

Let this be a lesson in democracy for everyone: some years you upper IQ-EQ people get to participate in the fall campaign and the vast middle IQ-EQ people are excluded .. this year, it's their turn to play a bit while you sit it out.

But they were always there, these Trump "idealists", waiting, in their majority silence, never really thinking, perhaps, that they would get a turn.

And now it's here.

Trump and his media have given a megaphone to their EQ voice, and it feels so good to them to be heard after having been cooped-up so quietly for so long.

So the middle IQ-EQ gang are running on emotion. Forget morals. Forget ethics. Those are all about rules and principles and other aspects of thinking that got violated to put them where they are today. Do they care about rules of thought? No. And understandably so. They just feel so good to have a voice .. and to finally have some hope.

Call them "rabble" if you like, if it makes you feel big and important again. But, you're still small in this election.

The population is large. When half who could vote don't vote for so long, it shouldn't be too surprising what their voice might sound like when they get a means to be heard.

Last I looked, there wasn't an IQ-EQ test to pass in order to vote, or to have a voice, in America.

So, how will you react now?

Next time a company outsources/offshores/insources away a blue collar middle IQ-EQ guy's job, perhaps you'll have a little more outrage than "well, he should have retrained himself in another field".

Or when a middle-lower income mom and dad can't afford to send their kids to college because too many kids from other countries grabbed all the set-aside-for-them scholarships, maybe you'll be a bit more compassionate.

And when the elitists of the left are championing so much PC policy that the average Joe and Jane American is treated like a second class citizen, you might do more than just voice a bit of disgust.

So you didn't get your typical GOP candidate this year. Oh well. Tough.

The middle IQ-EQ crowd don't care all that much about abortion and religion and all 'dem other social issues as much as they care about "gimme a chance at a" living-wage jobs for American citizens, citizens like, well, yeah -- themselves. They count too, you know .. at least you know for sure that they count this election year.

Yes, this is a lesson year for most of the righty know-it-alls.

Welcome to the school of hard knocks.

And even the leftist elitists had a bit of a surprise in how well Mr. Sanders did with all the "gimme a hand out" middle IQ-EQers.

So, lessons learned all the way around, some taught a bit harsher than others.

Now that you've learned a huge lesson, the real question is how will it change your political behavior.

Will you be less high-level idealistic in your political theory in favor of being quite a bit more practical and all encompassing in your political problem solving?

Will you be more likely to work to solve real economic problems that affect the masses rather than to advocate doing nothing because doing nothing fits the ideology better in favoring the few?

Will you stop pandering to people's un-recovered childhood traumas via the social issues like the Democrats do so you can win votes without having to talk economics that tell the public at large that your economic policy won't help the vast majority of them?

Your "disgusting rabble" is out there .. and, thanks to Trump, the entire political world has learned how to give them a voting-booth voice. I wonder who the Trump-like candidate will be in 2020 if your typical ideology remains so exclusive.

And, it could have been ideologically worse -- Sanders could have been the Dems' winner! Someone like him just may be four years from now if the population continues to increase while resources and opportunities continue to decrease. Will you be ready to work and play well with everyone then?

Next Presidential election year, hopefully you won't be so irrelevantly silenced again.

Maybe, during the next four years, your political "philosophy" might become more all encompassing "do something" in nature .. more centrist. The vast majority of Americans are at the center of the political spectrum, you know.

Time will tell.

Hell, it may not even be too late this year -- just hijack the convention! Piece a' cake, right? If you do, remember to think "Electoral College" when you do.

:Sigh:

**** Trump, and the fools that follow him.
 

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I love Your post.

But I can't TELL you how pissed I would be if "the GOP elite" hijacked the convention. THAT would be scarey indeed . . . Effectively disenfranchising the will of the people. Lord in heaven.

The will of the stupid needs to be highjacked, but at this point let Trump flail into destroying the GOP.
 

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The will of the stupid needs to be highjacked, but at this point let Trump flail into destroying the GOP.

I'm so pleased that you put your country first. A one-party system. Just exactly what we need. /sarcasm.
 

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I'm so pleased that you put your country first. A one-party system. Just exactly what we need. /sarcasm.

I love my country, that's why Trump scares me so much, between his horrible character, his idiotic stances and tin foil hattery the cult like following of him...

There is a reason Democracies fall to despotism, the Rise of Trump is merely an early preview of the fail to come.
 
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