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Champ or Chump, No One Misspells Trump, and That May Be the Point

Original content to TBR by Victor J. Massad

I see President Donald Trump once again dominated the news this holiday weekend with a tweet showing him taking out CNN in a ringside brawl at a WWE match.  The pundits in the media went ballistic, accusing Trump of intentionally and irresponsibly encouraging violence against journalists.  The usual suspects crawled out of the woodwork to debate whether Trump is mentally unbalanced and therefore unfit for office, or whether he is simply misguided and knows not how to be "presidential."  As usual, there were no Trump defenders in the MSM coverage, leaving the impression that all reasonable people must believe one thing or the other.

Meanwhile, average Americans -- who were at backyard barbecues scarfing up hot dogs, potato salads and watermelon -- laughed the whole thing off as Trump serving up more catnip to the cats.

For those of us who are political junkies, the whole affair does raise the question as to whether Trump's tweets are "politically wise."  Is he destroying the reputation of the GOP with his antics?  Will he cost the party the congress in 2018?  Is he driving down his approval ratings and destroying any possibility that his presidency will be a success?  Who knows?   If you are looking for answers from me, I don't have any.  But I do have a bit to say on the subject, and being long-winded, I post it as a vanity.

Trump's approach is definitely unconventional, and by Beltway standards extremely crude and unsophisticated.  As a marketing professor and observer of all things marketing-related, I find myself at times perplexed by Trump's tweets.  I should understand and see what he is doing, but at times I am not sure.  Sometimes he is so outrageous and unconventional, I think no serious public relations man in his right mind would do such a thing.  But Trump does, and he gets away with it in the sense that he makes himself and his actions more interesting to both his critics and fans (which includes just about everyone) than anything else going on at the time.  The MSM has basically given up all pretense of objectivity in order to run the anti-Trump reality show 24/7, knowing its audience is tuning in every day desperately hoping that Trump will fail.

To this day I still am not sure about it all.  For example, does he intentionally misspell words to show that he is just an average joe?  Or is he really that bad at grammar?  I don't have a clue.  Is he really the mad wacko who stays up at night obsessing about his enemies, or is all of this carefully calculated and choreographed?  I  couldn't say.  But if I did know the answer to these questions, the whole thing would be a lot less interesting, so why would Trump show his hand?  He goes right up to the edge where people will speculate about him, but never so far as to reveal himself to be insane or otherwise out of touch with reality.  He behaves like a train wreck is waiting to happen, but the actual train wreck never comes.  I, for one, enjoy watching the masses of progressives and their lapdog media standing by the tracks, hyperventilating and drooling in anticipation of the crash that does not come.  I think it is hilarious.

I do know this much.  Any Republican president is going to be bashed endlessly by the media.  This includes presidents, such as George W. Bush and Richard Nixon, who govern as liberals.  The press relentlessly went after GWB to the point that he became a pop culture pariah who could not show his face during election season lest he plant the kiss of death on any candidate he supported.  Bush, being the gentleman he is, ignored the press and tried to do his job, which is exactly what Trump's detractors on the right are saying Trump should do.  But what did that get GWB, exactly?  Anything?  In spite of his flaws as a leader, GWB was a very decent man with a great heart, and what did treating the MSM with kid gloves get him in terms of legacy?  Zilch.

So I wonder what Trump has to lose by making himself the story.  I doubt very much that the insiders in his administration or foreign diplomats regard Trump's tweets as anything more than a Kabuki dance to distract his detractors, and a very successful one at that.  So what if Trump keeps throwing out rancid bones for the media to chew on?  They are the ones who look like idiots by overreacting.  The problem for the media is that their audience can't get enough, and in order to keep them tuned in to what is basically a fake narrative, they have to grasp at straws and advance conspiracy theories.  This makes them look like fools.

Think about this.  Did progressives not notice that all of the major networks plus PBS and NPR assured them that Hillary's victory was a certainty?  Did they not notice that these same frauds are now assuring them that madman Trump, who is by their estimation guilty of treason by colluding with the Russians and stealing the election, is sure to face impeachment any moment?  And what will happen when it all fizzles out, just like the election did?  They will see the media for the frauds they are.  Who knows?  Some of these progressives in the MSM audience may actually come to realize what a fraud their political philosophy is, given that it can only be advanced by the smoke and mirrors of false narratives.

If the "inevitable" Trump impeachment is a fraudulent story, then doesn't that render suspect the other false narratives the MSM advances on a daily basis: Islam is a misunderstood religion comparable to Christianity and Buddhism in its love for peace,  Obamacare is not welfare but responsible for 30 million people to be "newly insured," cuts in federal spending are wealth transfers from the poor to the rich, transgenders do not have a psychological disorder but only suffer mentally because they are not accepted by society, etc. etc.  The entire worldview of the left is not just lopsided, but topsy-turvy.  If Trump exposes one fraud, does that not call into question all the other frauds?  So why not pull the bed sheets off the whole phony charade?  The fact that Trump seems to be able to do it with a few provocative tweets is the real marvel.  Who knew?

The MSM likes to compare Trump to the Roman Emperor Nero, and in one respect they may be right.  He is playing them like a violin.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2017, 01:17:55 PM by massadvj »
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Re: Champ or Chump, No One Misspells Trump, and That May Be the Point
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2017, 11:01:04 AM »
Excellent piece Victor!  And right on target as usual!

Trump isn't playing by their rules and they are pulling their hair out as a result!  I LOVE IT!

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Re: Champ or Chump, No One Misspells Trump, and That May Be the Point
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2017, 11:04:15 AM »
Excellent piece Victor!  And right on target as usual!

Trump isn't playing by their rules and they are pulling their hair out as a result!  I LOVE IT!

Big Texas thank you to you Bigun!  Hope you are well.
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Re: Champ or Chump, No One Misspells Trump, and That May Be the Point
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2017, 11:08:59 AM »
Big Texas thank you to you Bigun!  Hope you are well.

We are fine!  Big doings here tomorrow. Family reunion and all the rest of the independence Day celebrations.

Hope you and your soon to be bride are doing well. Happy Independence Day!


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Re: Champ or Chump, No One Misspells Trump, and That May Be the Point
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2017, 11:19:14 AM »
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If Trump exposes one fraud, does that not call into question all the other frauds?  So why not pull the bed sheets off the whole phony charade?  The fact that Trump seems to be able to do it with a few provocative tweets is the real marvel.  Who knew?

Excellent and thoughtful piece @massadvj

Appreciate the time and energy you spent on this.  Thank you!
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Re: Champ or Chump, No One Misspells Trump, and That May Be the Point
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2017, 12:00:59 PM »
Well put. Trump's antics are definitely a distraction, and perhaps shield real progress on issues from the daily rants of the MSM--after all, they are there to sell soap, even if they couldn't sell Hillary.

As for Congress, all that will cost the GOP the Congress is the GOP in Congress. They were sent there to do a job, campaigned on getting that job done, went through the Kabuki of going through the motions when they knew it would never be approved by the POTUS, and now, when the brass ring is in reach, they won't reach out and grab it.
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Re: Champ or Chump, No One Misspells Trump, and That May Be the Point
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2017, 12:22:39 PM »
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So I wonder what Trump has to lose by making himself the story.

I think the main thing that he has to lose is the public's approval re: public perception of his wacko tweeting addiction.  Instead of acting like a statesman or presidential, he's behaving like a teenager that just can't stop himself from reacting and lashing back at his every detractor.  It's just stupid.  Unless.. he really wants the public to disapprove, that is.  Hmmm....
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Re: Champ or Chump, No One Misspells Trump, and That May Be the Point
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2017, 12:32:13 PM »
I think the main thing that he has to lose is the public's approval re: public perception of his wacko tweeting addiction.  Instead of acting like a statesman or presidential, he's behaving like a teenager that just can't stop himself from reacting and lashing back at his every detractor.  It's just stupid.  Unless.. he really wants the public to disapprove, that is.  Hmmm....
There is the WWE wing of the Party who will see that as a plus.
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Re: Champ or Chump, No One Misspells Trump, and That May Be the Point
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2017, 01:00:13 PM »
   great PEICE @massadvj thank you for your time in sharing this with us Briefers.

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Re: Champ or Chump, No One Misspells Trump, and That May Be the Point
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2017, 01:32:44 PM »
   great PEICE @massadvj thank you for your time in sharing this with us Briefers.

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Re: Champ or Chump, No One Misspells Trump, and That May Be the Point
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2017, 01:58:59 PM »
The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.

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Re: Champ or Chump, No One Misspells Trump, and That May Be the Point
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2017, 02:13:17 PM »
The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.

W. E. B. Du Bois

You do, I hope, realize that W.E.B. Du Bois was an out and out communist!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._E._B._Du_Bois
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Re: Champ or Chump, No One Misspells Trump, and That May Be the Point
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2017, 02:32:09 PM »
You do, I hope, realize that W.E.B. Du Bois was an out and out communist!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._E._B._Du_Bois

It is a contextual thing. And noting the person who said the words.

I'll put up with trump's twits long before I'll put up with the CNN's head--Alka Seltzer's-- foaming attempts at censorship.

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Re: Champ or Chump, No One Misspells Trump, and That May Be the Point
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2017, 09:17:06 AM »
The MSM likes to compare Trump to the Roman Emperor Nero, and in one respect they may be right.  He is playing them like a violin.
Well, now. Nero's actual policies (yes, you can look them up) would seem to make him something of an
ancient Roman Empire edition of a contemporary Democratic pol---including the class warfare he inspired
with much of them.

And does anyone really to be reminded of what burned while Nero fiddled?* Hint: It wasn't Sunday dinner.

(* Nero actually played the lyre, but you know the press . . . ;) )

Indeed.  Thank you for the astute, cogent and pithy contribution.
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« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2017, 05:42:13 PM »
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Re: Champ or Chump, No One Misspells Trump, and That May Be the Point
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2017, 11:29:49 AM »
Great article. IMHO, it almost seems to me that there are two sides to DJT.  One side that is rude, antagonistic and childlike and the other side that is strictly business oriented with a dose of patriotism and compassion. He is certainly unpredictable and his unique personality has helped him to remain steadfast in achieving his goals and keeping his 'enemies' off guard.
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Re: Champ or Chump, No One Misspells Trump, and That May Be the Point
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2017, 03:00:41 PM »
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Re: Champ or Chump, No One Misspells Trump, and That May Be the Point
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2017, 06:42:46 PM »
I wanted to share this with you.  There are dozens of gifs and videos on this meme out there ... but IMHO this is one of the best.   ^-^

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« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2017, 06:56:48 PM »
I wanted to share this with you.  There are dozens of gifs and videos on this meme out there ... but IMHO this is one of the best.   ^-^

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