President Trump And Prime Minister Corbyn: Can Voters Stop Them?


Left wing rebel Jeremy Corbyn and right wing buffoon Donald Trump – but do they represent the future of politics or just a morsel of zeitgeist?

Headlines in this morning’s newspapers show maverick businessman Donald Trump, thanks to his bombastic style and trade make politically incorrect comments on major issues surging even further ahead in the contest to be Republican nominee in next year’s Presidential election. Looking ahead, one foresees Trump’s rivals sitting in the back of a car with their campaign managers whining, “If you’d let me talk about how immigration is killing jobs and how Islamic terrorists have sneaked in the country posing as refugees I coulda been a contender.”

At the moment Trump seems unstoppable and his success is causing as much panic in the Washington political establishment as the victory of ultra – left wing maverick Jeremy Corbyn in the contest to elect a leader for the Labour Party, currently the main opposition here in Britain.

On the other side of the political fences, the Conservative government are in as much disarray as their opponents, as Prime Minister Cameron vacillates over his promised renegotiation of the therms of Britain’s European Union membership but faces a rebellion within his own party if he reneges on certain promises he made to grassroots members. With anti – EU, anti – immigration party UKIP still making headway the Convervatives dilemma, rank and file membership (reflecting public opinion) versus loyalty to the party’s corporate sponsors and political allies in Europe.

Meanwhile in the Democrat camp, Washington outsider and ultra – left (by American standards) candidate for the nomination Bernie Sanders continues to poll well and could yet pose a threat to the anointed one Hillary Clinton, a person who claims being married to a former President qualifies her for the job despite having little political experience and an abysmal and scandal stained track record as Secretary Of State in the Obama Administration.

Some commentators are starting to move public opinion by saying only voters can stop Trump or Corbyn. but can we and do we want to. What we are seeing is not a swing to the right or left in traditional politics, but a rejection of mainstream politics. Voters are abandoning the traditional parties in the way traditional politics has abandoned the voters.

It is possible we will see the fix go in, to prevent any upsets. The establishment parties are jealous of the hegemony they have built up over they ears and the ‘my turn, your turn’ was power id passed back and forth to maintain the illusion of democracy. A good indicator of that will be the French regional elections, the second round of which take place today. The anti – EU, anti – Immigration Front National (FN) won the popular vote in six of France’s thirteen regions last week, but as the traditional enemies in French Politics, the Gaullists (conservative) and Socialists are uniting tho block an FN victory, don’t be surprised if the outsiders do not go on to govern in any of the regional assemblies.

Democracy is not quite dead, but it is critically ill and on the danger list. Are figures like Trump and Corbyn a symptom of its illness or the cure?

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Dishonesty Of Mainstream Media Revealed

 

 

Combover champ Donald Trump shows why he refuses to campaign in The Windy City (Image source)

 Since Donald Trump, frontrunner in the race to be nominated Rebpublican candidate in the 2016 US Presidental election made some unpolitically-correct comments about stropping followers of Islam entering the USA until a way can be found of identifying the ones who have been radicalised and trained to perpetrate acts of terrorism in the USA, they media have been getting their knickers in a right old twist.

While Trump’s polling figures surged mainstream media, carried pushing the idiotic message that only a lunatic fringe of right wing extremists agreed with Trump and everybody else loves foreigners, especially those who intend to kill non – Muslims. Even here in Britain the story most widely promoted was that a comfortable majority of American’s not only disagreed with the world combover champion but deplored what he said.

Now however the truth is starting to emerge. The poll by You Gov (not a polling organisation noted for its right wing sympathies as it is run by a supporter of the UK’s Labour Party) that spawned the fifty eight per cent story actually showed that fifty eight per cent of Americans agree with Trump and a significant number did not have an opinion.

Quite a majority then are not the Islam loving liberals they lying media have said the majority of Americans are.

Another reason then to turn to alternative media to find out what is really going on. You just can’t believe anything politicians say or that you hear on TV and Radio or  read in newspapers.

As YouGov reports, a majority of Americans say that they view Islam unfavorably, and even Democrats are almost twice as likely to view Islam negatively than positively.

“One week ago the United States saw the deadliest terrorist attack it has seen since 9/11, after 14 people were killed in San Bernadino by Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik. In the wake of the attack Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took his most aggressively anti-Muslim stance so far by calling for Muslims to be barred from entry into the United States. Though the United States has millions of Muslims, anti-Muslim sentiment has become increasingly common in public discourse.

YouGov/HuffPost’s latest research shows that most Americans have an unfavorable opinion of Islam. 58% of Americans have an unfavorable opinion of Islam, and just over a third (35%) say that they have a ‘very unfavorable’ opinion of the religion. Only 17% of Americans view it positively. Democrats (27%) are the most likely to have a favorable opinion of Islam, but even they tend to say that they view Islam negatively. Among independents (58%) and Republicans (75%) most people have a negative view of Islam.”

Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge suggests Trump’s remarks which caused so much consternation in the media and the political estabishment  were part of a cunning plan (Donald Trump as Blackadder? Maybe not.): to get elected president, he will become the only  to talk about the elephant in the room: that Islamic terrorism comes from Islam immigrants.  

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