Americans Are On The Verge Of Electing A Friggin’ Madman President!

A  Commentary by NAL publisher Doug Draper

Posted August 3rd on Niagara At Large

“He could win,” said one of the nice people I crossed paths with during a tour of historic neighbourhoods in Buffalo, New York last weekend.

“Please don’t say that,” I responded. ”I don’t want to say it,” she replied, “but things have gone so crazy, he could win.”trump bomb

What is horrifying is how close Donald Trump is to Hillary Clinton in many of the national polls on the presidential race. She got the expected bounce in the polls coming out of her party’s convention in Philadelphia this late July but as of this August 3rd, he was still polling within 10 points of her and many Americans are pretty damn wobbly on her too.

So if a tape of one of those $225,000 speeches Hillary gave to the hedge fund operators and junk bond peddlers on Wall Street – people like her son-in-law – should happen to surface, who knows what hell awaits the 99 per cent. President Trump?

Some of you may wonder why an online news site on the Canadian side of the border should pay any attention at all to what happens with Donald, Hillary and Bernie.hillary donald bernie

Well, for starters, Niagara At Large is fortunate enough to have subscribers on the American side of the border who take an interest in what happens here too.

Just as importantly, I have family and friends in the U.S. whose future could be profoundly impacted – and not in a good way – by a Trump presidency. And don’t kid yourselves, my fellow Canadians. Our future – economically, environmentally and in almost every other way you can think of – would tremor and crack away like a quake beneath our feet too.

Justin Trudeau’s father, Pierre, put things in perspective for we Canadians some 47 years ago. “Living next to (the United States) is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. … One is affected by every twitch and grunt.”

And what an elephant in that big Oval room the Donald would be!trump hate again

“I’m disgusted by Donald Trump’s selfish, hate-filled attacks on the parents of an American Muslim soldier who died bravely serving our country in Iraq,” stated Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren on her Facebook page this August 1st, adding that she is “disgusted but not surprised. …Trump’s plan is to turn Americans against each other,” continued this most progressive Senator I’d rather see be America’s first woman president. “A deceitful and ugly blame game that says, whatever worries you, the answer is to blame that other group. Spend your energy hating them. And when that happens, there will be no energy to make real change and guys like Donald Trump can stay on top.”

Writes Eugene Robinson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post in an August 3rd post; “During the primary season, as Donald Trump’s bizarre outbursts helped him crush the competition, I thought he was being crazy like a fox. Now I am increasingly convinced that he is just plain crazy.

Sharing the page with Robinson’s column was a cartoon of Trump in the Oval Office, red-faced and angry with a letter on his desk reading; “President Trump, you stink! Signed Linda Jones, 14 Maple Street, Wichita, KS,” with two horrified aids trying to pull back his right hand as it inched closer to a nuclear button.nuclear bomb

Donald Trump is “unfit to serve as president (and) woefully unprepared to do this job,” said Barack Obama this August 2nd in an unusually harsh comment coming from any sitting president for someone running for the office.

If that flurry of missives isn’t disturbing enough, Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman from Florida and host of MSNBC’s cable news program ‘Morning Joe’, spent a good deal of his August 3rd show questioning Trump’s mental health and shared the following story he was told by an old source in the Washington foreign affairs bureaucracy.

“I’ll be careful here,” Scarborough said. “Several months ago, a foreign policy expert on an international level went to advise Donald Trump. … Three times he asked about the use of nuclear weapons. Three times he asked, at one point, ‘If we have them, why can’t we use them?”

Wow! It is terrifying to think that, even with all of the Americans I know who would never vote for this mental patient at gun point, how many millions of others are cheering him on.

God help us all.

Click on the following image to watch ‘Joe Scarborough’ tell the nuclear weapons story on ‘Morning Joe’.

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“A politician thinks of the next election. A leader thinks of the next generation.” – Bernie Sanders





6 responses to “Americans Are On The Verge Of Electing A Friggin’ Madman President!

  1. THE AMERICAN Elites must be loving this scenario of divide and conquer for it cements their hold on the American stage and I honestly think that Mr. Sanders, if he had miraculously managed to defeat Hillary Clinton and the corrupt Administration of the DNC, would not have survived.
    This is America we are watching NOT Bolivia, Venezuela, Chile, Cuba, Honduras, El Salvador, Haiti or a host of other Latin American Countries who have experienced the repercussions of daring to elect a Social Democratic Governments.
    The Republican packed Supreme Court has enabled CORPORATE Dominance of America and in essence the whole world and even a Democrat President helped their cause when in 1993 he (President Bill Clinton), with the help of a Democratic Party Congress, e repealed the Glass/Steagall Legislation that prevented banks and Wall Street from running wild.
    I am Eighty years old and I have seen a lot of shit in my life time but this is getting to be Hell on Earth, especially with planet Earth suffering Climate devastation.
    Where is the future for our children??


  2. Orchestrated spin and further incitement of paranoia.
    If you look beyond the bluff and bluster, the outrageous remarks which are designed to evoke shock, fear, and disbelief, you see a successful man who loves America and wants it to do better, in and of itself and its place in the world. He’s a master negotiator, and because he’s from “the outside”, he’s certainly not your typical politician.
    This is what makes his appeal stronger than expected, and this is integral to the grassroots movement which may indeed carry him to the White House, much to the chagrin of the many people who get the media spotlight.
    The Clinton dynasty has seen its day, and if Bernie Sanders were about 10 years younger, he wouldn’t have been half bad either…


  3. Linda McKellar

    Trump is not a negotiator. He is a bully. Putin, Kim Jong-un and others will not be bullied by a little man with a big mouth. Putin is no doubt cracking up that he might win.

    Trump does not love ‘Murica. He loves himself. He has the products he sells made in China, Viet Nam and Bangladesh. When confronted about this by David Letterman he just shrugged his shoulders.

    Trump has been bankrupt several times but does know how to use bankruptcy laws to his benefit just as he uses illegal immigrants to his benefit while fomenting hatred of the same people he employs at dirt wages. That makes him a liar, crook and a swindler, not a master negotiator and successful businessman. Swindlers can make megabucks but that does not mean they are honest and ethical “businessmen”. His investors and those who work for him and get stiffed for their labours and take the fall for him are among his victims. That is how he made his money, not by sound investments but by taking investors money and leaving them holding the stick. He’s the Ponzi King. Trump University. Trump Casinos……

    Trump is not from the outside. He could not swindle his victims without ties to Wall Street, another bunch of swindlers. The fact that he uses to his benefit regulations and laws designed for and made by insiders means he is an insider.

    Media spotlight? All of his ridiculous behaviour is designed to grab the spotlight and he has gotten it.

    He makes fun of the disabled. He foments hatred. He lies and then denies it. He has no foreign affairs knowledge. He defames those who were captive in Viet Nam and gave their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. He makes fun of women. He thinks climate change is a hoax. He takes a decoration for valour as a gift. He wants to eliminate the Department of Education. He thinks vaccines cause autism and birth defects. He has gold faucets in his private jet but claims he’s one of the people. What a pile of crap.

    The Clinton’s are awful too but at least not as mentally unstable.


  4. Trump makes fun of everybody. It’s all part of his schtick. I can talk about “piles of crap” too, but it’s heaped up on the other side of the political spectrum, which is why the need for change is so evident. It’s very amusing how we have such a divergent view of what comprises the elitist hierarchy and who the main players are. All I know is Trump doesn’t need this job, but he is needed. I don’t think he’d make fun of the blind, but would try to correct their vision and improve conditions in the globe’s greatest country (honourable mention to Canada, of course) and abroad. The paranoia will continue, that’s guaranteed. But, have a reality check . This is just another reality show, but for sure the biggest one there is, and we are merely the spectators in this, so sit back and enjoy the show, melodramatic or comedic.


  5. Linda McKellar

    The presidency is not a reality “show” to anyone but Drumph (his real name). Nothing I said is “piles of crap” but all verifiable. Trump’s EGO needs this job.

    He HAS openly mocked a disabled man in public for all to see. That is NOT comedic in the least. If you think so, you are a sick puppy. It was cruel, heartless and totally lacking in compassion. The same with his dismissal of the Khan’s who lost their son for their adoptive country. His “sacrifice” was getting deferrals and making money as a Shylock. Some sacrifice. He told followers, on camera, that protestors at his rallies should go out on stretchers and he would pay the legal bills. Some shtick. Meanwhile he bursts a blood vessel if someone mocks him. He can dish it out but can’t take it.

    The Clintons are evil and insiders. I can’t stand them. Slick Willy is a serial pervert and his wife a conniving witch but at least they are not mentally unstable. Narcissists, power hungry and without scruples like most politicians, yes.

    Meanwhile, Tony Schwartz who wrote Trump’s “Art of the Deal’ (which Trump now claims HE wrote) by following him in his life for months, said he is “mentally unstable and dangerous” and felt he had to come forward in spite of threats against him. The paranoia will continue because Trump is the purveyor of it.

    The light show will be marvellous if he pushes the button at some perceived insult. Good bye cruel world. Sit back and enjoy the show while it lasts. It won’t be a comedy.


  6. If it were that easy to “push the button”, we’d have been toast a long time ago. You’re right about the Clintons anyway, except perhaps their mental assessment. This sick puppy will sit back and enjoy the show, while so many others stew in their anxiety over something they can do nothing about. Justifiable paranoia comes with the fear of an outcome favouring the Clinton dynasty, and a carrying on of the status-quo, not to mention the domino effect on North America after Europe falls to Trojan Horse terrorism.


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