Leftie Trump

Say what you want about Donald Trump’s crazy right-wing mania, the man is carrying out his campaign promises. Why can’t the Left get a President like that?

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Ted Rall is the political cartoonist at ANewDomain.net, editor-in-chief of SkewedNews.net, a graphic novelist and author of many books of art and prose, and an occasional war correspondent. He is the author of the biography "Trump," to be published in July 2016.

7 thoughts on “Leftie Trump

  1. Why can’t the Left get a President like that? Because the Left believes in constitutional democracy. Maybe that makes us naive but personally I no more want a crazy Tweetstorming Commie in the Oval Office than a crazy Tweetstorming Fascist.

  2. This is like Schwarzenegger’s stint as governor, who is now fittingly playing the Master’s apprentice on TV. The first thing Arnold did was to repeal the car tax with a stroke of his pen. As per campaign promise. California was still broke. Did he claw the money back from the Enrons? Redirected the flow of public money from the prison industry back to universities? Not so much.

    There actually were quite a few elements of the “Alternative Reality Leftist” among Trump’s campaign promises. Several even made it into the Republican party platform, as Bernie just gleefully pointed out. Of course this document is as dead as the Elephant who Groucho Marx shot in his pajamas.

    Everything that he promised which can be shaped into something beneficial to corporate power they will seriously try to pass and likely succeed.

    Some of the authoritarian and xenophobic promises that are either neutral or bad for business they will still try to bulldoze through and succeed unless faced with resistance from the street and in the courtrooms, as well as from those corporations who like to enter into symbolic fights as part of their branding strategy.

    We’re still waiting on the left-populist promises which invariably are bad for big business, at least in the short term. The one thing Trump is evidently qualified to do is playing the world’s tiniest violin.

    If alternative Trump can’t get Ted’s nomination as Sec of State through, alternative alternative reality positions should include Schirmherr für entartete Kunst (patron of degenerate art), or Chief of the LAPD.

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