The Debate Part One

Posted in Library of Congress, Politics, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on September 29, 2016









As you may have noticed, the Donald and Hillary show had a major performance monday night. With the help of a transcript, this slack blogger is going to express himself. The first part is going to be about the wit, and wisdom, of Donald J. Trump. Does he think he is impressing anybody? Maybe his base, and a few peeps put off by Hillary’s yucky personality, think picking a fight with the queen of nice is a good idea. And just how many people, living in states where your vote matters, are still undecided? Living in so-red-it-glows Georgia, it can be tough to know the difference. Anyway, here are a few examples of the orange goo soaking through his scalp, to further fry his mind.

CLINTON: “In fact, Donald was one of the people who rooted for the housing crisis. He said, back in 2006, “Gee, I hope it does collapse, because then I can go in and buy some and make some money.” Well, it did collapse.’TRUMP: “That’s called business, by the way.” CLINTON: “Nine million people — nine million people lost their jobs. Five million people lost their homes. And $13 trillion in family wealth was wiped out.”

CLINTON: “… Donald thinks that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. I think it’s real.” TRUMP: “I did not. I did not. I do not say that.” CLINTON: “I think science is real.” TRUMP: “I do not say that.”

TRUMP: “And look at her website. You know what? It’s no difference than this. She’s telling us how to fight ISIS. Just go to her website. She tells you how to fight ISIS on her website. I don’t think General Douglas MacArthur would like that too much.”

CLINTON:” … Or maybe he doesn’t want the American people, all of you watching tonight, to know that he’s paid nothing in federal taxes, because the only years that anybody’s ever seen were a couple of years when he had to turn them over to state authorities when he was trying to get a casino license, and they showed he didn’t pay any federal income tax.” TRUMP: “That makes me smart.”

CLINTON: “We have an architect in the audience who designed one of your clubhouses at one of your golf courses. It’s a beautiful facility. It immediately was put to use. And you wouldn’t pay what the man needed to be paid, what he was charging you to do…” TRUMP: “Maybe he didn’t do a good job and I was unsatisfied with his work…”

CLINTON: “You know, he tried to switch from looks to stamina. But this is a man who has called women pigs, slobs and dogs, and someone who has said pregnancy is an inconvenience to employers, who has said…”

TRUMP: “You know, Hillary is hitting me with tremendous commercials. Some of it’s said in entertainment. Some of it’s said — somebody who’s been very vicious to me, Rosie O’Donnell, I said very tough things to her, and I think everybody would agree that she deserves it and nobody feels sorry for her”.

One of the themes of the DJT crusade has been immigration. You are all familiar with the routine… *we are going to build a wall, and Mexico is going to pay for it*. He touched on the subject Monday night. TRUMP: “So we’re losing our good jobs, so many of them. When you look at what’s happening in Mexico, a friend of mine who builds plants said it’s the eighth wonder of the world. They’re building some of the biggest plants anywhere in the world, some of the most sophisticated, some of the best plants. With the United States, as he said, not so much.”

The reason for the Mexican diaspora is economics. People living there cannot make a decent living, and so they come north to work. One way to slow down immigration is to provide jobs south of the border. So this starts to happen, and DJT complains. The dude is never happy.

At least when the money was made in America, some of it was spent here. Now, the money is made in Mexico, and the workers, and their money, will stay there. Maybe some profits will flow back into the United States. With the global economy, it is tough to say where the money is goes.

All DJT does about the loss of jobs to Mexico is complain. This is probably better than the Bernie Sanders approach. In the Brooklyn debate, BS has a curious solution to the problem. Bear in mind… one of the main reasons plants are built in foriegn countries is the lower wages paid to workers. Much, much lower wages. And what is the BS approach?

BLITZER: “So how do you bring back these jobs to the United States without affecting the cost of goods to America’s middle class and poor?” SANDERS: “Well, for a start, we’re going to raise the minimum wage to 15 bucks an hour.” Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.









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