by Don Surber
The New York Times reported, “Trumpism Is Bigger Than Trump.”
OK, who told them?
Schløngtaviøus Lärdmâster? Sounds like something Schlongy would do.
After years of depicting Trump supporters as ill-educated, racist followers of a cult of personality, Big Media finds itself unable to explain why Trump supporters are not falling in lockstep to the polls to vote for Mehmet Oz simply because Trump endorsed him. This really must blow minds at NYT because gee, isn’t Oz one of those TV celebrities the deplorables worship?
The full headline was “For Many Pennsylvania Voters, Trumpism Is Bigger Than Trump.
“Interviews show Dr. Mehmet Oz struggling in the G.O.P. Senate primary, despite a Trump endorsement. Voters remain devoted to Donald Trump but seem less swayed by his guidance.”
Hmm, those conservative rats are not following their Pied Piper. Maybe — just maybe — they are not rats and Trump is not a Pied Piper.
The story said,
“Like other Republican primaries throughout the country, the Pennsylvania Senate race is testing just how strong Mr. Trump’s grip remains on the party. But unlike other primaries this year, the Senate contest in Pennsylvania has suddenly pivoted into something else — a case study of whether the movement Mr. Trump created remains within his control.
“In interviews with more than two dozen Republican voters in western Pennsylvania, many echoed Mr. Testa’s ambivalence and uncertainty about Dr. Oz — despite Mr. Trump’s backing, they view him with suspicion, call him too Hollywood and question his ties to the state. Those Republicans, including Mr. Testa, said they were instead voting for or considering voting for Kathy Barnette, the far-right author and conservative-media commentator who has surged in the polls on a shoestring budget.
“In a race that could determine control of the Senate, many Republicans in the state find themselves deeply devoted to Mr. Trump yet, at the same time, less swayed by his guidance. Trumpism, as Ms. Barnette herself has put it on the campaign trail, is bigger than Trump.”
Of course Trumpism is bigger than Trump.
If I were Salena Zito I could trace it back to the Whiskey Rebellion of 1793 when the hillbillies of western Pennsylvania refused to pay Washington’s whiskey tax. And by Washington, I mean the real one whose presidency ended 4 years before Washington DC became our capital.
Moonshining is embedded not in any prohibition on alcohol but on a refusal to pay the tax. Long before the creation of the FBI, “revenooers” from the Treasury Department went after the moonshiners.
But I would trace the whole thing back a generation to the War of Independence itself when “Live Free Or Die” were not just words on a license plate but a way of life. It is in the DNA of Americans no matter where their ancestors were on July 4, 1776.
“In many ways, the vote for the Senate seat is as much a battle over the perception of authenticity as any ideological or policy debate. For months now, the leading candidates have each tried to align themselves closely with Mr. Trump and promote their conservative credentials. In the tight contest between the leading contenders — Dr. Oz, Ms. Barnette and Mr. McCormick — all three of them have tried hard to cast themselves as the true MAGA warrior.
“Some voters have clearly made up their minds about which one they believe is more authentic. But others are still deciding.
“One glance at John Artzberger’s auto body shop along Highway 8 in Butler County makes his political leanings clear: A Let’s Go Brandon flag flies from the shop’s marquee, and Trump paraphernalia covers a large wall near the entrance. When one customer asked him to place a Barnette lawn sign out front, he did not hesitate to agree. Still, the sign was just a sign — he said he was undecided and considering voting for either Ms. Barnette or Dr. Oz.”
Trump supporters are just that. Supporters. But many of us disagree with him on the Oz endorsement.
That hardly is a cult of personality.
No, for that you have to go to Obama.
When was the last tie a Democrat publicly criticized Obama or even disagreed with him?
NYT has caught on, which puts the whole cult narrative in the dustbin of history — alongside the Russian Collusion hoax and the January 6 Insurrection lie.
Trumpism is bigger than Trump and because of that, Tuesday’s winner in Pennsylvania should have an easier time of bringing the party together and winning in November because the last person anyone wants in the Senate is John Fetterman, the Bernie Bro who serves as the state’s lieutenant governor.
Democrats have moved so far left, ultra left wing, that the moderate left of center democrats have become moderate or slightly right of center moderates.
November is going to annihilate the democrat party. The only way the democrats can avoid the destiny of November will be to figure out a way to cancel the elections. Do not put that past them, look at where we are at present.
I guess the only explanation leftist have for people caring about this country and not subscribing to the anti-American, racist, hateful, violent ideology they embrace is that they must be “cultists”. Their very nature is to be incapable of seeing other points of view. Of course, they don’t view that as very important anyway.
To review my own position, I supported Cruz in 2016, but what was absolutely most important was to keep that corrupt, anti-American, incompetent skank Hillary’s hands off the Supreme Court (up until idiot Biden, I felt the nation could survive any President). When Trump won the nomination, I supported him for that reason alone. But, almost immediately, Trump won my respect and support by his DEEDS. He followed through with promises. He restored the economy. He secured the border. He made real progress towards world peace. When COVID hit, he proved himself a REAL LEADER.
To this day, I can’t tell you if I like Trump or not; I don’t know the guy. But I absolutely LOVE what he did for this country and why, I believe, he did it. In contrast, Hillary was a thief, Obama simply wanted this country weak and powerless and idiot Biden (following Obama’s orders) is working towards the absolute total destruction of the United States of America as a strong, wealthy, independent nation.
Trump’s endorsement is his opinion and his business. It should be considered but everyone else’s choice is their opinion. The fact that Trump picks the person the majority also supports 99% of the time only shows he has a good idea what the people want and need, not any cult following. Look at Obama’s and idiot Biden’s endorsements; that clearly reflects how little they understand what this nation actually wants and needs, which is pretty much their entire agenda. They want this country crushed (and themselves wealthy) and the vast majority disagrees.
Shall I tell you what I believe Trumpism is?
It’s a social media phenomenon that exploits the naivete of millions by stoking their anger, telling them they’re smarter than anyone else, and making them feel as though they’re part of a cohesive, empowering movement that will magically solve all of their problems.
Anyone who believes billionaire politicians actually have a level playing field and the liberation of their economic serfs in mind needs to think very carefully about how logical such a premise truly is.
You are losing and America 1st along with National populism is the death nell of the democrat party. November is going to yield massive majorities in both the House and Senate.
That is Trumpism
What possible policies of the left will have people crawling over chards of glass to vote for the failed policies of the last 17 months?
It’s the policies of the right that will bring turn out the vote: taking away women’s fundamental reproductive choices; disregard for the religious beliefs of anyone but politicized right-wing evangelicals; more tax cuts for billionaires, while everybody else has to deal with the economic consequences; indifference to a genocidal Russian lunatic; not giving a damn about the difference between truth and lies; denial of very serious collective threats, and reflexive resistance to legitimate efforts to deal with them; etc.
In short, the same crap that brought 81 million people out om 2020 to vote against Donald Trump.
Quite unlikely as polls indicate otherwise.
The democrat mobs protesting illegally in front of the justices homes is a bigger issue than roe
It’s the economy stupid
Billionaire wealth up $1.7 Trillion since the start of the pandemic.
Tell me about how much poorer America’s billionaires are becoming, and I’ll try to work up a tear.
It might be instructive to divide $1,700,000,000,000 by the number representing the population of the United States.
Even though most of the rich happen to be democrats, not enough to factor into the election. The majority of Americans are losing wages with the historic level of inflation and stagflation.
Billionaires have benefited from quantitative easing and asset inflation. Their money is not completely liquid.
Is joes economy a winning issue for democrats?
Do you think being proven complicit in the Trump cover-up will be a winning issue for the GOP?
You’ve summed your posts up with a single word.
No cover up. Democrats with the deep state and globalists performed a coup and are occupying our government.
That will end eventually, one way or another.
Again, you have to PROVE something first and, to date, you’ve been able to accomplish that 0.00 times.
Those Billionaires are all Democrat voters, and Democrat donors.
Sure they are. Like Willis and Reba Johnson, Roger Penske, Joe Shoen, Trevor Milton, Dianne Hendricks, Phil Ruffin, Red McCombs, Thomas Duff, Kelcy and Amy Warren, Jeff and Hilda Hildebrand, John Catsimatidis, Harold Hamm, Faris & Jo Wilks, George Bishop, Jim Justice, Dan Wilks, Bridget Koch, Bernard and Billi Marcus, Ronald Lauder, John Morris, Drayton McLane, Richard Schulze, Joe and Marlene Ricketts, Andrew Beal, Marc and Carolyn Rowan, Ira and Ingleborg Rennert, etc, etc, etc, etc.
Haha. Made you look them up, tool.
Just stop with the standard “eat the rich” nonsense. They are not the enemy.
The Pandemic was intentionally released. It benefited many, mostly Democrat Donors.
The billionaires have been devouring you, and you don’t even know it.
$1,700,000,000,000 divided among them, since COVID appeared…
And those Trump tax cuts, still in effect…
And what billionaires would they be, Comrade Greggie (aka The Goose Stepper)?
Do you think the federal government illegally shutting down stores, cafes, restaurants, clothing shops, etc, all in the name of saving the American people from a Chinese released pandemic, didn’t have anything to do with it?
And who was it that was pushing Trump to shut the country down? I guess you think the criminal, Anthony Fauci, is a Republican/conservative?
Who benefitted when a local hardware store was shut down but Home Depot was allowed to stay open? Who benefitted when clothing stores were shut down? Ummm, let me guess……………..Amazon?
Jeeze, how did you get to be so old and remain so clueless?
You believe crazy things. You don’t even realize they sound crazy.
Given those Billionaires are overwhelmingly Leftwing and vote for Democrats, its obvious Covid was a way for the Left to line the pockets of it’s already rich donors.
Add to that the globalist Billionaires and Trillionaires with the New World Order, and it’s easy to see Leftists and Democrats got richer from the pandemic.
What makes you think they’re overwhelmingly left wing? But then you’re convinced that John McCain was left wing… That everyone who isn’t pro-Trump is left wing…
Did Victor David Hanson tell you? Sean Hannity, or Tucker Carlson, or Steve Bannon, maybe?
You can bet it wasn’t Joy Behar, YOUR mentor.
Incorrect. The plague of Leftist thought is prevalent. It’s how a rigged election was justified, and it’s how a section of supposedly free people embraced and even supported totalitarian measured during Covid.
Leftism is the usual cowardice that crops up in golden ages.
The men in this country have had enough. Weak men like you will be challenged, women will be lead, and voting will be free and fair….enforced by those watching now.
Your responses are bot-like, and barely even match the discussion now. Indeed, your Bannon-style of “sh*tting* on the discussion is noted.
I’m rather sure you are some punk bitch sitting safely in another nation as your WEF fails and is now threatened by Putin.
Central Europe is pretty close to his border, relatively. Good luck.
“women will be lead”
Women don’t need to be led. They’re perfectly capable of making their own decisions, or even of doing the leading themselves. They certainly don’t need to have their ballots screened by the men in their lives before they are turned in, as you advocated in another thread.
Spoken like man who has never led, and never will.
“Spoken like man who has never led, and never will.”
I’m perfectly happy admitting that I’ve never “led” my wife, and I never will. We’re equal partners in life. Presumably you were too insecure to marry a woman who could be your equal partner.
After having extensive interactions with you here, the idea of the kind of “leadership” you’d provide fills one with a sense of dismay on behalf of your family.
I guess they can fill out their own ballots, too, so they don’t need Democrat mules filling them out for them and stuffing ballot boxes.
“I guess they can fill out their own ballots”
I already said that.
No, you didn’t.
What I wrote was, “They certainly don’t need to have their ballots screened by the men in their lives before they are turned in.” Certainly you didn’t think I meant that they should submit unfilled-in ballots. And you couldn’t have thought that I meant the ballots should be screened by the other women in their lives, or by their own children.
Or perhaps you did. I never know with you.
I didn’t assume anything. I merely went by what you wrote.
“imply: to strongly suggest the truth or existence of (something not expressly stated).”
“infer: to deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements.”
Inferring is a skill for big kids, so I can see where it might have thrown you for a loop.
“Inferring is a skill for big kids, so I can see where it might have thrown you for a loop.”
So is trying to wiggle out of a mistake. I don’t think you’re very good at either one.
Most adults would be embarrassed to have their inability to make inferences revealed to the world, but you embrace it. You go, guy!
I don’t have the inability, I simply responded to what you wrote. Maybe you should learn to be more explicit than implicit, which gives you a built-in excuse when you fall on your ass.
This is simply how the Left does anything, and it’s got to stop.
Based on what you’ve revealed, this is how you believe men should treat their wives—at least as far as voting is concerned.
Nearly every topic on this forum involves something that social media as installed into your head. Payton Gendron’s head was likely full of installed ideas.
You mean like Amazon getting fabulously wealthy during the pandemic shut downs, then supporting the very Democrats that kept the economy shut down (and also invested heavily in Amazon before the shut downs)?
From the same series you linked to, Comrade Greggie:
“Biden’s campaign ended up receiving money from 230 billionaires or spouses of billionaires, according to a review of records filed with the Federal Election Commission. Far more billionaires supported the current president than his predecessor. Among Biden’s backers: household names like Steven Spielberg, Tyler Perry and Ralph Lauren, as well as Democratic stalwarts like Haim Saban, George Soros and Jim Simons, plus leaders of popular companies like Columbia Sportswear, Panda Express and Airbnb.”
Want to explain why you would leave that out since you are trying to indicate that it was the very wealthy that supported Trump, and you think that was bad?
There are currently 614 billionaires in the United States. 230 is less than half of that number. Do you get your memes out of a gumball machine?
From the article you linked:
“Trump’s tycoons, who collectively make up about 14% of all American billionaires,”
Ummm, that makes up about 85 out of the 614 billionaires while Biden garnered 230, or 38% of all the billionaires. Tell me, Comrade Greggie, is 38 greater than 14?
Do you even know what a meme is? Clearly not. You just spew something even more idiotic than your normal idiotic comments.
Is that what you call your arse, a gumball machine, since that is where everything you say comes from?
Does that mean more than twice as many billionaires believed Joe Biden was a better choice than Donald Trump?
Clearly 230 billionaires thought that Joey (On The Take) Biden would better serve their interests so, yes, they thought Biden was a better choice for the very wealthy. Serving the rich, that would be the Democrat Party.
Over Two-Thirds of Republicans Think Biden Should Be Impeached and Tried for Treason if GOP Wins Back the House
It’s unfortunate that 2/3 of republicans have gone crazy. Are these the same ones who wanted Pence to be hanged?
It’s going to eventually come out if Biden and others committed treason. If they did, they will certainly hang.
The men in our country have had enough. I’d run back to whatever Euro sh*thole your from, greg…and start learning Russian.
Those were Democrats.
“Those were Democrats.”
Do you mean that literally?
I left no room for ambiguity.
Where did you see them discuss their party affiliation?
The reference to violence inferred it.
So, in other words, no.
What do you mean “literally?”
“What do you mean ‘literally?'”
The opposite of “figuratively.”
Good job, Don. Both DONS!
Republicans are plotting to destroy democracy from within
05/24/22 – Osama Bin Laden’s Niece Campaigns For ‘Ultra MAGA Movement’
So who’s surprised?
04/02/22 – Osama bin Laden’s Niece Praises Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz