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Fri Nov 27, 2015, 01:17 PM

 

Trump is a successful bully, and in charge. How do we deal with it?


He has supporters and "body guards" who physically beat down their opponents, and he does this with evident impunity, even with politically positive results; we all know this. Here is how to face the problem: The U.S. is a celebrity culture where the coin of the realm is dominating the discussion and getting all the attention. Nah, it ain't money anymore as most people now realize they aren't in that game. But any nitwit can get some kind of attention and notoriety by doing something outrageous. The "Only in America" dream is re-born in our country with a vengeance and a million formats.

Liberals, progressives and the arbiters of T.V., gaming, Hollywood, and a thousand university RTF departments have always been the assumed masters of the celebrity culture. But their exalted power over what is cool, what is not, and what can be criticized with great gravitas has fallen on its face along with the buxom hot date what they came with, Mass Media. MSM survives now chiefly as a crappy Congo Square for anyone who can sell themselves and "Win!"

And tRump is the master of Celebrity and entertainment in this culture.

We can always mumble about how he will step in it, and end on his ass. Maybe he will. But waiting for it is not good politics; passive aggressiveness is best left in the analyst's office, not promo'd in the social sphere. What we libs and progs need to do is show our stuff at what we are presumed best at: Putting egg on a blowhard's face, pulling the rug from under a tin pot dictator-in-waiting; in short where is our Swanee River Hat & Cane? Where is our ability to wreak sublime embarrassment? Where is our Guerrilla Theater?

If we can't back this punkeroo up against the wall using our strong suit, how will anyone believe we can come up with change and improvement beyond the droll jargon-jive that marks our discussion, now?

Let's hear some ideas! Let's start a series! Let's take over the stage ourselves!

tRump didn't get on SNL. He IS SNL.

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Reply Trump is a successful bully, and in charge. How do we deal with it? (Original post)
Eleanors38 Nov 2015 OP
polly7 Nov 2015 #1
Octafish Nov 2015 #2
napkinz Nov 2015 #6
Octafish Nov 2015 #8
greymattermom Nov 2015 #3
Octafish Nov 2015 #4
underahedgerow Nov 2015 #5
napkinz Nov 2015 #7

Response to Eleanors38 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 01:41 PM

1. Exactly. Let his own words in videos take him down,

post every one of them accompanied by even a brief word on how ridiculous they are and a lot of laughter on every social site possible. Over and over and over. One doesn't even have to argue with those that reply defending him. Enough people who care will see and share it. His own giant smear campaign against himself - he's already provided all the material. It works here ....... how could it not work if shared with millions - and that's not hard to do at all. Bullies and narcissists hate being laughed at - he'll eventually explode.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 01:49 PM

2. The Truth.



I'd say, "Let the Republicans handle it." But, you know.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 02:27 PM

6. yep ...













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Response to napkinz (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 03:13 PM

8. Drumpfdenk



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PS: Danke schoen for the great imagery, napkinz. Historically accurate, as they say.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 02:06 PM

3. Someone needs to market Trump wigs

And reporters should show up at his events wearing them. Let's see how he likes it when people make fun of him.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 02:08 PM

4. Great idea!



The technology exists.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 02:24 PM

5. Ignore him. Nothing is more painful to an attention seeking narcissist than to be ignored....

They thrive on and crave any and all attention. So.... ignore him.

Remember, the caveat in marketing is 'there is no such thing as bad publicity'. His 'campaign' thrives on just getting attention. He says nothing of merit, nothing of importance, the only thing that gets people's attention is his tantrums and bad behavior.

If we, en masse, ignore his bad behavior, he will have to keep reaching to extremes and making a further fool of himself, to the point of absurdity. Ok, well yeah, he already is absurd, there is that.

Think of it like this though, he's like a shitty poker player at the table who keeps going all in without playing the game. He flushes out the weaker players, like jeb? carson, etc. They have to keep making bigger fools of themselves to stay in the game, and they're going broke, fast. Meanwhile he keeps blowing all his cash and eventually has to drop out when his all ins get called by the patient players who are laying up, waiting for him to make mistakes.

Take jeb? off the table and the race for President might be almost genuine.

Rubio could be a legit contender, but doesn't have the strength to win against Mrs. Clinton.

It will be fine. The more we ignore trump, the worse he'll make himself look.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 02:29 PM

7. Il Douche ...







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