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Old October 10th, 2017, 10:55 AM   #1
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Trump Brags About His Poor, Stupid Supporters Paying His Legal Bills

Trump Brags About His Poor, Stupid Supporters Paying His Legal Bills

There are primarily two types of poor people in this country:

1. Those who are struggling because they have an entire power structure rigged against them

2. Those who have no money because they are, frankly, morons

We fight for those in the first category. The second category might as well be referred to as Trump supporters, and I simply don’t have any empathy for proudly ignorant, dirt poor, uneducated racists who are currently getting swindled right now by a supposed “billionaire.”

President Cheeto just tweeted that “The RNC is taking in far more $’s than the Dems, and much of it by my wonderful small donors.” He was referring to this article in the Washington Post—which I suppose he forgot that he called FAKE NEWS just a few days ago.

The article details how much money is pouring into the RNC from Trump’s racist donor base following "a string of fundraising appeals” made by Trump over his perceived persecution by the NFL, Puerto Rican families, and investigators digging into his family’s criminal history:

The influx of cash from Trump’s base is helping the GOP amass a major advantage as the parties prepare to battle for control of Congress in the 2018 elections, with the Republican National Committee pulling in nearly twice as much money overall as its Democratic counterpart this year.

The RNC’s success with small donors illustrates how the Republican Party, long a center of the political establishment, has managed to turn Trump’s anti-Washington message to its advantage.

These include people like Martha Adams, 70, a retired speech pathologist who donated $75 to let Trump know “we still care and that we’re still here.” Or Gwynne Abrams, an unemployed nanny who donated $78 because Trump is “under attack.” Both expressed reservations about giving to the RNC but said they hoped it would help Trump.

It is, but probably not in the way they are thinking:

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U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
If you believe Trump, he is uber-wealthy and doesn’t need anybody’s help to pay his bills. So either he is lying, or gets some kind of kick out of poor dupes donating to help pay his legal fees. Either way, he mocks them and proves our point that they do indeed deserve our scorn. At least when we mock them, we don’t swindle them.


The U.S. Federal Election Commission does allow this, but it is unprecedented. While campaigns have spent money on ballot access disputes or compliance requirements, Donald Trump is the first president to use funds to pay lawyers to fight a criminal probe.

The RNC is swearing that they aren’t using the small donations to pay for Trump’s legal bills, but only donations from wealthy donors. Two problems here:

1) Trump’s lead lawyer, who has personally gotten 100K at least, told media outlets it’s “none of their business” where the money is coming from, and

2) Wealthy donations have pretty much dried up.

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Republicans are confronting a growing revolt from their top donors, who are cutting off the party in protest over its inability to get anything done.
We are coming up on the first year of Trump’s awful presidency, and he has yet to have ONE legislative accomplishment. Wealthy donors don’t give a *&*& about phony distractions like the national anthem—they want tax reform or their Obamacare taxes repealed. They actually expect a return on investment, and they are super-pissed. Do you really think the RNC would use their money to bail out Trump?

His small-donor supporters will stand by him no matter what, so of course they won’t mind. I don’t either. I think it’s sad, but since they are determined to throw their money away, I’d rather it go to the pointless endeavor of defending Trump. Every dollar spent on his overpaid lawyer team is money that isn’t going to buy more weapons or bump stocks, or to violent NRA campaigns, or to buying bottles of Alex Jones diet pills to support his habit of harassing Sandy Hook victims.
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And the Trumpanzees just lap it up.
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... cheer him on and send in their pittances. To him they mean nothing - to them the money could mean paying their mortgages. Pathetic.
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And the Trumpanzees just lap it up.
Speaking of which, where are they? We sure do need a translator so we can know what DJT really meant (never mind what he really said).
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... cheer him on and send in their pittances. To him they mean nothing - to them the money could mean paying their mortgages. Pathetic.
They supported him, it's their own damn fault.

A friends of mine's son is on SNAP. They voted for Trump because they figured 'his type of supporters' would get an increase in benefits. They're getting a cut instead.

Feeling sympathy for them is difficult, if not impossible.



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They supported him, it's their own damn fault.

A friends of mine's son is on SNAP. They voted for Trump because they figured 'his type of supporters' would get an increase in benefits. They're getting a cut instead.

Feeling sympathy for them is difficult, if not impossible.
Sounds like the "Obama to Trump" voters described in an analysis of the failed 2016 Election for the Democratic Party....which they haven't appeared to bother to read!
But is it 'their own damn fault' or is it the fault of the Democrats and professional liberals who've abandoned and ignored them, allowing any rightwing populist asshole to swoop down and take advantage of their anger and frustrations?
At its best, class solidarity is difficult to maintain when race and identity divisions can be called upon by rightwingers to spread fear, resentment and hostility towards 'others.' That's why as I said to Goober on another thread, the end of capitalism is more likely to be fascism than it is to be any sort of socialist alliance of working people.
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Sounds like the "Obama to Trump" voters described in an analysis of the failed 2016 Election for the Democratic Party....which they haven't appeared to bother to read!
But is it 'their own damn fault' or is it the fault of the Democrats and professional liberals who've abandoned and ignored them, allowing any rightwing populist asshole to swoop down and take advantage of their anger and frustrations?
At its best, class solidarity is difficult to maintain when race and identity divisions can be called upon by rightwingers to spread fear, resentment and hostility towards 'others.' That's why as I said to Goober on another thread, the end of capitalism is more likely to be fascism than it is to be any sort of socialist alliance of working people.
Sorry dude, but they were born and raised 'right wingers'.

The Democrats didn't abandon them, they helped vote the Democrats out of office.

Seems kind of silly to me when those "Democrat liberal programs" are what you're counting on to support you.
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Sounds like the "Obama to Trump" voters described in an analysis of the failed 2016 Election for the Democratic Party....which they haven't appeared to bother to read!
But is it 'their own damn fault' or is it the fault of the Democrats and professional liberals who've abandoned and ignored them, allowing any rightwing populist asshole to swoop down and take advantage of their anger and frustrations?
At its best, class solidarity is difficult to maintain when race and identity divisions can be called upon by rightwingers to spread fear, resentment and hostility towards 'others.' That's why as I said to Goober on another thread, the end of capitalism is more likely to be fascism than it is to be any sort of socialist alliance of working people.
Race and identity divisions used by the Right? Are you kidding it's the Democrats and the Left that continually play the identity and race cards. Wise up Bunkie!
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Trump Brags About His Poor, Stupid Supporters Paying His Legal Bills

There are primarily two types of poor people in this country:

1. Those who are struggling because they have an entire power structure rigged against them

2. Those who have no money because they are, frankly, morons

We fight for those in the first category. The second category might as well be referred to as Trump supporters, and I simply don’t have any empathy for proudly ignorant, dirt poor, uneducated racists who are currently getting swindled right now by a supposed “billionaire.”

President Cheeto just tweeted that “The RNC is taking in far more $’s than the Dems, and much of it by my wonderful small donors.” He was referring to this article in the Washington Post—which I suppose he forgot that he called FAKE NEWS just a few days ago.

The article details how much money is pouring into the RNC from Trump’s racist donor base following "a string of fundraising appeals” made by Trump over his perceived persecution by the NFL, Puerto Rican families, and investigators digging into his family’s criminal history:

The influx of cash from Trump’s base is helping the GOP amass a major advantage as the parties prepare to battle for control of Congress in the 2018 elections, with the Republican National Committee pulling in nearly twice as much money overall as its Democratic counterpart this year.

The RNC’s success with small donors illustrates how the Republican Party, long a center of the political establishment, has managed to turn Trump’s anti-Washington message to its advantage.

These include people like Martha Adams, 70, a retired speech pathologist who donated $75 to let Trump know “we still care and that we’re still here.” Or Gwynne Abrams, an unemployed nanny who donated $78 because Trump is “under attack.” Both expressed reservations about giving to the RNC but said they hoped it would help Trump.

It is, but probably not in the way they are thinking:



If you believe Trump, he is uber-wealthy and doesn’t need anybody’s help to pay his bills. So either he is lying, or gets some kind of kick out of poor dupes donating to help pay his legal fees. Either way, he mocks them and proves our point that they do indeed deserve our scorn. At least when we mock them, we don’t swindle them.


The U.S. Federal Election Commission does allow this, but it is unprecedented. While campaigns have spent money on ballot access disputes or compliance requirements, Donald Trump is the first president to use funds to pay lawyers to fight a criminal probe.

The RNC is swearing that they aren’t using the small donations to pay for Trump’s legal bills, but only donations from wealthy donors. Two problems here:

1) Trump’s lead lawyer, who has personally gotten 100K at least, told media outlets it’s “none of their business” where the money is coming from, and

2) Wealthy donations have pretty much dried up.



We are coming up on the first year of Trump’s awful presidency, and he has yet to have ONE legislative accomplishment. Wealthy donors don’t give a *&*& about phony distractions like the national anthem—they want tax reform or their Obamacare taxes repealed. They actually expect a return on investment, and they are super-pissed. Do you really think the RNC would use their money to bail out Trump?

His small-donor supporters will stand by him no matter what, so of course they won’t mind. I don’t either. I think it’s sad, but since they are determined to throw their money away, I’d rather it go to the pointless endeavor of defending Trump. Every dollar spent on his overpaid lawyer team is money that isn’t going to buy more weapons or bump stocks, or to violent NRA campaigns, or to buying bottles of Alex Jones diet pills to support his habit of harassing Sandy Hook victims.
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Sorry dude, but they were born and raised 'right wingers'.

The Democrats didn't abandon them, they helped vote the Democrats out of office.

Seems kind of silly to me when those "Democrat liberal programs" are what you're counting on to support you.
I'm old enough to remember when labor was a core constituency of the Democratic Party....now if members of AFL-CIO unions could get corrupt assholes like Richard Trumka out, they would in a heartbeat! Cause Trumka and other high-earning Big Labor leaders are more concerned about their money and their political access to Washington. Trumka was supposed to stand up to Obama when he sold out labor on his Card Check pledge back in 09....and it never happened and Trumka and the other leaders...like UAW just kept right on telling their members to keep supporting Obama and other neoliberal Dems all the way through. Now that 'big labor' has imploded, minimum wage workers in part time jobs are back to square one and re-examining the strategies that started the labor movement back in the guilded age.

But, if you think the Democrats can govern nationally by appealing just to white professional liberals and trying march minority voters out to the polls, you're only kidding yourself! These people weren't rightwingers before Reagan applied identity issues of race and religion to win them over, and after the collapse in living standards, they would be Democratic voters again if the Dems had anything to offer besides Trump is bad...which seems to be the plan in 2018 and 2020!
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