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Special Report | Mein Trumpf- The Making and the Maintenance of Donald Trump

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  • Mainstream Democrats have exaggerated the extent of white working-class support for Donald Trump. They also fail to understand the sources of the white proletarian Trumpism that do exist.
  • The Trump campaign has given a green light to the misogynists, the racists, the flag wavers, the “law and order” cheerleaders for police brutality. That is its main danger — ratifying and encouraging a return to the “good old days” that unfortunately aren’t over.
  • Part 1: Trumpism: Made in the United States by Republican Hate and Democratic Hypocrisy
  • Part 2: Who’s really behind Trump, besides Trump

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Part 1: Trumpism: Made in the United States by Republican Hate and Democratic Hypocrisy

Mainstream Democrats have exaggerated the extent of white working-class support for Donald Trump. They also fail to understand the sources of the white proletarian Trumpism that do exist.

Paul Street, Truthdig

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Donald Trump at a rally in Reno, Nev. (Darron Birgenheier / CC -BY-SA 2.0)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 | The Republican, white-nationalist Donald Trump slanders and insults Latinos, Muslims and women. He promotes violence. He mocks the disabled. He refers to himself as brilliant, citing his fortune—obscenely accumulated over decades of predatory business practices that cheat workers and consumers—as “proof.”

He feuds with the gold star parents of a Muslim U.S. soldier killed in Iraq, claiming that he too has “sacrificed” (like the dead soldier and his parents) by employing “thousands and thousands of people.” It was a remarkable comment: Being born into wealth and in a position to hire a large number of people is not a “sacrifice.” If Trump isn’t reaping profits from all those workers under his command, he must not really be the brilliant, capitalist businessman he claims to be.

Paul Street, Truthdig Contributor, holds a doctorate in U.S. history from Binghamton University. He is former vice president for research and planning of the Chicago Urban League. Street is also the author of numerous books, including “Racial Oppression in the Global Metropolis” (2007), “The Empire’s New Clothes: Barack Obama in the Real World of Power” (2010), and “They Rule: The 1% v. Democracy” (2014), and a regular contributor to Counterpunch, Z Magazine/ZNet, Black Agenda Report and teleSUR English. He has taught American history at several Chicago-area colleges and universities.

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Part 2: Who’s really behind Trump, besides Trump

The Trump campaign has given a green light to the misogynists, the racists, the flag wavers, the “law and order” cheerleaders for police brutality. That is its main danger — ratifying and encouraging a return to the “good old days” that unfortunately aren’t over.

Deirdre Griswold, Workers' World

Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor John Stoltenberg.

http://i0.wp.com/www.workers.org/wp-content/uploads/shutdowntrumpandrnc.jpg?resize=678%2C509July 25, 2016 | The Republican National Convention produced as many flat-out lies as there are flies on a dung heap. Quite a few of the lies have been exposed in various capitalist media. But there’s one lie regarding Donald Trump and his followers that gets repeated as good coin by those who know better.

It’s that Trump’s constituents are workers. That his rabid, bigoted trash talk rings a bell with white workers, who are uneducated and lack refinement, just like Trump.

Deirdre Griswold was a third-party candidate for President of the United States in the United States presidential election, 1980, representing the communist Workers World Party.

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The real issues in the 2016 US elections

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  • The two officially recognized “third parties,” however, the Libertarians and the Green Party, offer no alternative to the Democrats and Republicans. 
  • Regardless of who wins in November, the ruling class is preparing a vast expansion of militarist violence and an intensification of the assault on the social and political rights of the working class.

Patrick Martin, World Socialist Website

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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Another%20World%20Rainbow.jpg  15 August 2016 | With Election Day only 12 weeks away, the Democratic and Republican candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, are running the most right-wing campaigns in the history of the United States.

Last week, Trump and Clinton each gave what were billed by their campaigns as major addresses on economic policy. They did not go beyond the demagogy and right-wing nostrums that characterize American capitalist politics. Trump called for even more tax cuts for the rich. Clinton called for a continuation of the policies of the Obama administration, which has overseen the greatest redistribution of wealth from working people to the rich in American history.

Patrick Martin is a contributor to World Socialist Website.

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Series | Presidency 2016, Part 3: Constitution Party 2016

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Constitution Party Platform

http://castle2016.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Castle-2016-Menubar-Logo.jpgApril, 2016 | The Constitution is the charter of liberty for the American Republic. It is much more than just a piece of paper or just a legal document. It is evidence of the grand design the founders left us and it secures the rights that God granted to us.

In the Declaration of Independence Mr. Jefferson told us that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights and to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men. That is the purpose of government and the reason why the Constitution was and is necessary.

Adherence to the Constitution brings liberty and ignoring and denigrating it brings tyranny.

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Donald Trump: "This Isn't A Joke Anymore"

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  • If that isn't The Line, then what in the hell is The Line? Actually doing it?
  • “This cannot be treated as just another outrageous moment in the campaign.”
  • Part 1: The Moment You Realize Trump Finally Crossed the Line
  • Part 2: Dan Rather Warns Donald Trump Supporters: ‘History Is Watching’

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest



Part 1: The Moment You Realize Trump Finally Crossed the Line

If that isn't The Line, then what in the hell is The Line? Actually doing it?

Charles P. Pierce, Esquire 

Aug 9, 2016 | OK, is hinting that maybe your political opponent should get shot The Line?

"If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know."

Is that The Line?

Charles P. Pierce is a staff writer for Grantland and the author of Idiot America. He writes regularly for Esquire, is the lead writer for Esquire.com’s Politics blog, and is a frequent guest on NPR.

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Part 2: Dan Rather Warns Donald Trump Supporters: ‘History Is Watching’

“This cannot be treated as just another outrageous moment in the campaign.”

Ed Mazza, Huffington Post

http://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/scalefit_630_noupscale/57aac09d1800002100bc9e7f.jpeg?cache=utovlh67y1Veteran TV journalist Dan Rather blasted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for making a “direct threat of violence against a political rival." Lucas Jackson / Reuter”

08/10/2016 | Dan Rather fired off a warning for those who say they disagree with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s rhetoric but still support him: “History is watching.”

Rather, who was anchor of the “CBS Evening News” from 1981 to 2005, took to Facebook on Tuesday after Trump said “Second Amendment peoplecould deal with Hillary Clinton and the judges she appoints if elected ― comments many interpreted as a call to have her shot and killed.

“By any objective analysis, this is a new low and unprecedented in the history of American presidential politics,” Rather wrote. “This is no longer about policy, civility, decency or even temperament. This is a direct threat of violence against a political rival.”

Ed Mazza: Overnight Editor, Huffington Post

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