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Thu Sep 29, 2016, 11:49 AM

Trump is not the GOP candidate, he is the Capitalist candidate

The GOP is only holding their nose to vote for Trump because he beat all their best (snicker) and brightest (snerk!) in the primaries, and they fear what another 4-8 years of Democratic leadership could do to their brand. Trump's ideas are in many cases against the GOP platform, at least those that he hasn't been convinced to pivot on just to look respectable to the rank-and-file.

But through all of his talk and the investigations about his business dealings and corporate ties, it's become 100% clear. He is the poster child and face of unfettered capitalism in the USA. He proudly states that his paying no taxes is "smart business" despite the damage it does to the social contract and the middle class that has to subsidize his business ventures. He proudly states that he'll stiff contractors if they don't do good enough work, despite the fact that he gets to decide that on a whim, it destroys small businesses looking for a leg up (such as the piano retailer in another thread), and if the stiffee decides to (and can afford to) pursue legal recourse, he can leverage the bankruptcy laws to avoid payment and lose another small shell company.

He is the candidate of Profits At All Costs. He is the candidate of Profits Over People. He is the candidate of Money Equals Power. He has BOUGHT the GOP, and he's trying to buy democracy itself. He has unapologetically announced that he's purchased the favour of politicians.

The only people he wants to make America "great" for are himself, his family, and people just like him.

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Reply Trump is not the GOP candidate, he is the Capitalist candidate (Original post)
Saviolo Sep 2016 OP
unblock Sep 2016 #1
relayerbob Sep 2016 #2
Saviolo Sep 2016 #3
Hortensis Sep 2016 #4
Saviolo Sep 2016 #5
Hortensis Sep 2016 #6
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 2016 #7

Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 11:57 AM

1. that's not capitalism, that's economic anarchy.

a lot of economic anarchists insist on calling themselves capitalists, because people generally support capitalism but not anarchy.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 12:08 PM

2. No, he's not

He has the support of almost no business group of any sort, at any level.

He is the criminal and national socialist candidate

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Response to relayerbob (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 12:11 PM

3. I think they're publicly against him

Because they're afraid of what he'll do to their brand. He has the same political strategy as the Koch brothers with buying politicians with huge contributions in order to receive huge favours later.

But he's now revealing all of that, and the big corporate interests don't want the curtain pulled back any further.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 12:13 PM

4. Yes, well they nominated him, they own him. Trump is

a symptom of their party's increasing ideological and moral disintegration.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 12:17 PM

5. I hope he drags them all down

Like a millstone around their neck.

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 12:25 PM

6. IF they lose big. We know they're really, really bad losers.

The big question is, even more than when will they finally go down, is what leadership will they then gather around? A good half of all people everywhere are hard-wired conservative by genetics. Environment can mellow or harden this, or both, but they're not going anywhere and will always be half of we the people.

There are good moderate conservative leaders out there, but they have been refusing to get into politics because the party's moved much too far to the right for them. Collapse could encourage some of them to step forward.

I'm very concerned, though, that people like the Kochs, the manipulators who secretly created the Tea Party movement, will try to provide the next conservative leader, someone very competent and extremist enough to do the job they want and charismatic enough to excite large crowds of enthusiastic followers.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 12:31 PM

7. Nah. Grumpy Old Palefaces own him. He's theirs until they cut their leg off with a rusty hacksaw. nt

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