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Sun Dec 18, 2016, 04:53 AM

De-constructing Trump: Extremely Wordy Thread of No Interest to Anyone

I mean it. Shoo! Move along! You do not want to read this.

Ok, now that we are alone, here's what I have been thinking about today. First, some context.

A friend suggests that the GOP will be unable to dump Trump because they fear angering his core constituency of sociopath self styled "outlaws" who prefer "truthiness" to facts or reason and who worship him precisely because he commits crimes and fraud in order to enrich himself and his family. You know, hillbillies. Biker wannabes. People who steal their elderly cancer stricken mother's pain medication because she is too old and demented to enjoy it. People who wish they had not flunked high school chemistry, because they would love to get into the business of making and selling meth, not just using it. People who cheat on their taxes. People who slip in Krogers as a living. People who commit insurance fraud. People who buy a dress, wear it to the prom and then return it for a full refund. People who feel no guilt about these and other criminal actions, because society "owes" them. People who do not understand that they belong to a "society." People who may not even understand what the word "society" means.

Add to this Trump supporters' propensity to commit acts of violence and terrorism in his name proudly, boldly--almost as if they are auditioning for roles as mob goons in his organized crime administration----and you have a rabble that few politicians would want to rouse. These dudes and dudettes are toting guns, forchrissakes! There is no telling who or what they will try to shoot. So, the Republican Congress will try to anoint him the new Ronald Reagan instead, except as an outlaw cowboy this time. Think Henry Fonda in "Once Upon a Time in the West."

However, this is not the real Trump. This is a story of Trump as Bandit of the People. Robin Hood. Pretty Boy Floyd. And a story can be dissected and twisted and used to ones own political ends.

Do the members of the press have what it takes to defeat President Public Enemy Number One? We know they want to. He called them out on the carpet and now they hate his guts. But will they understand that there is a right way to separate a popular mob boss from his followers and a wrong way?

I am putting my money on ABC. Disney/the Mouse showed exceptional narrative brilliance in 2006 when they helped Democrats win control of Congress, first through the GOP-Propaganda piece that was really a stealth Democratic Propaganda piece----"The Path to 9-11" and then when they outed Congressman Foley.

Since George Stephanopolous was in the room when Trump shit all over the press, I expect the Mouse to take a keen interest in his administration. And heaven help anyone who gets on the wrong side of the Mouse. All the GOP did was threaten to pass a la carte cable and look what Disney did to them.

I think we will see a media dogpile on Trump, but I am counting upon ABC to come up with the winning strategy. What's the point of having all those writers and creative people at Disney if you do not know how to manipulate the narrative--and win hearts and minds while doing so?

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McCamy Taylor Dec 2016 OP
TexasTowelie Dec 2016 #1
McCamy Taylor Dec 2016 #5
planetc Dec 2016 #2
McCamy Taylor Dec 2016 #4
smirkymonkey Dec 2016 #3

Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Dec 18, 2016, 05:08 AM

1. A justifiable rant.

I suspect that ABC/Disney is the only network that will have the fortitude to take down Donald (no, not the duck)! While NBC and PBS have some liberal leanings NBC is far too corporate while PBS is most interested in serving the public and they depend on those generous corporate donations to give us pablum to keep the children in line.

What we can be certain about though is that neither CBS or FOX will treat the Donald with anything other than deferential worship.

It's going to be a long four years.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 18, 2016, 06:01 PM

5. I have ordered "Bandits" as part of my own research.

Here's the Amazon link. A Marxist study of the outlaw as social hero seems very appropriate right now. If it is relevant I will share it at DU

https://www.amazon.com/Bandits-Eric-Hobsbawm/dp/1565846192/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1482098307&sr=8-9&keywords=bandits

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Dec 18, 2016, 08:49 AM

2. The Republicans were going to pass a la carte cable????

This forces me to believe they may not be entirely evil.

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Response to planetc (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 18, 2016, 05:55 PM

4. Not for the reason you want. To cater to the Religious Right

who believed Sponge Bob was part of the gay agenda. They wanted to be able to force Nickelodeon off the air. Yes, that was very long ago. Almost another America, socially speaking. They were NOT trying to get a la carte cable to cut your cable bill. Trust me. But sometimes people with different purposes will find that their wants are the same.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Dec 18, 2016, 08:53 AM

3. K&R

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