Have you ever noticed how Trump repeats himself?
“I like Paul, but these are horrible times for our country. We need very strong leadership. We need very, very strong leadership. And I’m just not quite there yet. I’m not quite there yet” he said about fellow Republican Paul Ryan.
“He has not done a good job for the vets, and I’ve always felt that he should have done a much better job for the vets. So I’ve always had a difficult time with John for that reason, because our vets are not being treated properly. They’re not being treated fairly,” he said about John McCain.
Imagine if he’d said about Ryan: “I like Paul, but these are horrible times for our country and we need very strong leadership. I’m not quite there yet.” Or, about McCain: “He has not done a good job for the vets. Our vets are not being treated fairly.”
The way he repeats himself is a cover for the fact that he basically has nothing to say. He is a caricature of the empty headedness of US politics.
Meanwhile, the crisis in the favored party of Corporate America deepens, as one Republican after another is coming out in support of Clinton. It’s partly rats leaving a sinking ship, but it’s also a matter of the fact that increasingly the US capitalist class feels they cannot control Trump. But they’ve sowed the whirlwind, now they must reap the storm. They’ve encouraged this empty headedness for decades – a combination of patriotic claptrap, religious cliches, and emotional appeals to “family values” – all of which they’ve done in both parties. This has been combined with the propaganda campaign machine known as Hollywood, which first made Trump into a public figure to be admired, and which continually provides the empty headed garbage known as “entertainment” on TV and in the movies.
On the other hand, they have become so arrogant in their assumptions that they can continue attacking the US working class from both sides of the aisle – Republican and Democrat alike, and there never will be any rebellion.
Now, they have to deal with it.
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