Class Warfare Blog

November 20, 2020

Really? Trump Really “Connected” with Rural Folks?

Filed under: Economics,Politics,Race — Steve Ruis @ 9:36 am
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The Guardian and a whole slew of other news agencies are expressing increasing confusion about how President Trump performed so much better than expected on election day.

Here is an excerpt from one article: “But on election day, rural Iowa turned out in force for Trump. He not only beat Joe Biden decisively in a state that opinion polls consistently predicted would be close, but the president significantly increased his vote in counties that put Barack Obama into the White House and which then flipped to Trump.”

Oh, the title of that article? It was “‘He made a connection’: how did Trump manage to boost his support among rural Americans?”

He made a connection? Really?

Iowa turned out for Barack Obama . . . twice. Do you consider Iowa a state free of racial prejudice? What got them to vote for a black man for the first time in any presidential election?

I will repeat. This quite racist country voted for a black man for president, twice, because they were fed up with the status quo. People in rural communities are seeing their way of life being plowed under, to use a farming metaphor.

But Barack Obama was a disappointment. He ran a campaign based upon “hope” and “change” and what did we get? More of the same. The bankers, the Wall Street types, the corporate fat cats, and the rich were still in charge.

Well, if electing a black man didn’t send the message they wanted, they need a bigger message, so . . . Trump!

Is there any mystery that an icon of the old status quo, Joe Biden, lost big in a rural state?

No.

They voted against the old status quo represented by the corporate Democrats and there was no hiding the fact that Joe Biden is a corporate democrat, and the rich will be continued to be served . . . before everyone else.

November 16, 2020

I Am So Glad Trump is Still Fighting the Election

Filed under: Politics — Steve Ruis @ 12:15 pm
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Imagine the damage he could do if he turned his attention of burning down the house before eviction day.

I believe he will do more mischief, but the longer he gnaws on the bone of “I was cheated, I tells yuh!” the less attention he has to doing more destructive things.

Hey, Donald, you were cheated! I think you should protest more! Maybe file some more law suits! Maybe have AG Barr looking for all of those voter fraudsters and put them in jail!

Yeah, that’s the ticket!

Trump and God: No Evidence Required

Filed under: Culture,Politics — Steve Ruis @ 8:38 am
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Apparently Mr. Trump’s bevy of top drawer attorneys are running around filing myriad state lawsuits trying to change the outcome of the recent presidential election. So far, all of the suits have come to naught because of a lack of evidence for the “voter fraud” being claimed as being at the heart of these suits.

Mr. Trump’s supporters seem to think their claims are valid, even though they have seen no evidence of it either. Apparently a claim on the Internet is good enough for them.

This is all in keeping with Mr. Trump’s evangelical Christian base. They have never needed evidence for beliefs before, why should they start now?

(Sing it with me! “Gimme that old time Internet, gimme that old time Internet, that old time Internet is good enough for me!”)

September 9, 2017

NRA Quietly Backing Democratic Presidential Candidates

Filed under: Politics — Steve Ruis @ 8:43 am
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The NRA has been quietly funding some Democratic candidates for president for the 2020 election, noted an inside source. The election of Donald Trump has been a disaster for the guns and ammunition manufacturers. Without the threat of a progressive administration “taking away our guns,” there has been no impetus to stock up and guns and ammo sales have plummeted.

While Mr. Obama was president, gun sales soared as repeated NRA campaigns focused on plans of the Obama administration to confiscate Americans’ guns. During Mr. Obama’s time, of course, no such plans were made, neither were there actions taken, with only a few mild suggestions to Congress for reforms. Mandatory background checks at gun shows or universal background checks were recommended, even a one gun per month limit on sales was suggested but none of these were acted upon. Still the threat of confiscation was a constant topic in the circle of gun owners.

Since the election of Mr. Trump, the sales of guns and ammunition have fallen dramatically. While the NRA will not admit it publicly, privately officials are saying that a Democratic president will be much better for business, hence the attempts to support candidates now. Early money is like yeast, our source told us.

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