I asked for some suggestions on what to write about in this blog post and got the following suggestions:
1 – write about the state of American politics a year out from our next presidential election
2 – You can always write about Donald Trump; everybody else is.
I don’t usually like to write about things that everyone else is, but I think that most people are reacting to Donald Trump the wrong way. James Altucher also realizes it with one of his recent blog posts: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2015/07/is-donald-trump-pulling-a-nigerian-419-scam/
Yes Donald’s views are insane, ridiculous and insultingly misguided. But Donald Trump is not an idiot. Believe it or not, it’s generally hard to amass a giant fortune by being an idiot.
If he entered the race and behaved like everyone else, he wouldn’t separate himself from the pack. However if he enters the race and starts slinging completely inane bullshit in every direction while he has 10+ competitors, what’s going to happen? The more extremist members of the Republican party, of which there are plenty after eight years of Obama and FOX News hysterics, are all going to side with the brash psychopath, while the rest of the party splits themselves up amongst the other dozen candidates.
Because of his strategy, Trump is currently in the lead in the Republican polling. I don’t think he has any chance to become President nor do I suspect that he believes he has any real chance. Yet in the meantime he is able to command an incredible stage while stealing the show at the presidential debate and in every news story about the 2016 Election. His very presence in the race and the fact that he’s being taken seriously, is making the entire Republican party look like a bunch of buffoons.
Do you really think this man believes the completely insane crap he says? “Mexicans are all rapists?”, “I like people that weren’t captured”. What he’s doing is sitting in his room at night, in a bathtub full of $100 bills, laughing as the entire world takes him seriously. This is why he’s rich, because he lives in a nation of people that actually take someone like him seriously, and he knows how to take advantage of it.
I don’t believe Donald Trump is Republican. He’s Republican now because it’s the only audience that will pay any attention to him and he’s a megalomaniac. All he has to do is throw around some money and act like a crazy person, and the extreme right wing will gravitate towards him.
However Donald Trump is the best thing that could ever happen to the Democrats. He has the chance to singlehandedly give the election to the Democratic party by running as an Independent, which is something he very well might do.
In fact any money raised for the Democratic candidate in the next election, should also be split up to support Trump’s run as an Independent. Donald Trump is the Republican party’s worst nightmare, and if he does run in the General Election as an Independent, then I finally know it’s true….Donald Trump is a Democrat.
If you believe in abortion rights, LGBT rights, or in social safety nets, then Donald Trump is your best friend. There is literally no one that has more influence over whether our nation will continue down the path that Obama has laid over the last eight years than Donald Trump. Thanks Donald, for the first time ever, I’m happy that you’re around.