Public Discontent Has Fueled the Trump Phenomenon

Trump’s vague “make America great again” was the natural bookend to Barack Obama’s even more vacuous “hope and change.” The popularity of such empty slogans reflects a culture in which no one any longer trusts institutions, the media, government or politicians.

The public no longer respects U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the IRS, the VA or the GSA. Even the once-hallowed Secret Service has become a near laughingstock of incompetency, corruption and politicization. Is the purpose of NASA really Muslim outreach, as NASA chief Charles Bolden suggested in 2010?

The world that we are told about by our government bears no resemblance to what we see and hear every day.

  • Ed

    EXACTLY right

  • Donald has shredded the PC straight jacket.

    Perfect timing with his Muslim immigration freeze just after the SB jihad attack.

    Nice job Donald. Keep it up.

    • Lenny Bruce: “Are There Any Niggers Here Tonight”
      (in case you’re worried, Lenny died in 1966):

      • Youtube sometimes shows partial videos for some reason. This is actually an excellent vid — a must see. But it only shows the “nigger” portion for some reason. Youtube also into censorship of old-fashioned libertarians like Lenny Bruce? Back in the day, you couldn’t even call yourself a self-respecting Leftist if you didn’t bow down to Mr. Bruce.

  • andycanuck

    Despite the author being on the right side of the question, WTF is vague about “Make America Great Again”?

    • Clausewitz

      Much better than inheriting the reins of power of the best nation on the planet and then saying you want to fundamentally change it. Always reminded me of the UCLA basketball team that fired the coach after four championships in a row, saying that they wanted to take the team in a new direction.

    • BillyHW

      Jeb! Lol.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      It’s as vague as Reagan’s Morning in America.

  • Dana Garcia

    It’s very liberating to hear a man with major financial success speak honestly about the taboo subjects of immigration, Muslims, and such.

    • lolwut?

      And he’s using their tactics against them for which they have no counter.

      Watch the “Young Turks” Youtube channel, they are going mad about Trump
      but Cenk finds it pretty amusing at the same time.

      • kkruger71

        Very rarely can I bring myself to watch that channel, and that is usually because someone has called my attention to one specific thing those idiots said.

  • BillyHW

    If the only thing Donald Trump accomplishes is destroying political correctness it will have been worth it.

    • lolwut?

      I’m hoping he starts a TV network or does what Soros does and funding groups., Ezra might just get that million dollar studio he dreams about.

      As for the presidency, I’m willing to bet the career politicians in GOP are more then happy to gamble losing the election just so long as they keep Trump
      and Carson out of the white house, once a non-politician gets in it’s game over for the careerists.

  • WalterBannon

    Every western government needs to fall, and I don’t mean the usual phony changing of the guard at election time, I mean a Russian style purge of the bureaucracy . These treasonous crooks need to all face the hangman.

    • mobuyus

      There is a putsch going on right now of all western governments it’s a slow motion one.

  • mobuyus

    He’s punched the smug preening ugly mug of political correctness. Good for him.