Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, November 28, 2016

Frank Bruni, New York Times: [Donald] Trump styled himself as a populist during his flamboyantly provocative campaign, claiming to hear, understand and channel the working-class Americans so wrongly ignored by other leaders. Sure, he flew in a private jet at an economic altitude far above theirs and lived in ostentatious splendor. He was nonetheless the "blue-collar billionaire," to quote the oxymoron that some of his surrogates took to using. Where's that blue collar now? ... [F]or all his thunderous talk before Election Day about "draining the swamp" of Washington, the water level looks fine, the mosquitoes seem unworried and the gators remain plentiful and well-fed. Any suggestion that he would put an end to the self-dealing and personal enrichment of political insiders is contradicted by Trump himself, who hasn't provided any concrete assurances that he won't use the presidency to elevate his and his children's fortunes.

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I'm not sure how Trump's populism figured into his determination as a young man to expand his family's real estate business from Brooklyn and Queens into Manhattan, where the ruling class romped. Or into the location of his gaudiest palace, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach.

Or into the staffing decisions he's making now. As the Politico article said, "Put together, Trump's cabinet and administration could be worth as much as $35 billion, a staggering agglomeration of wealth unprecedented in American history."

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I don't know how anyone could expect trump to look out for the common man.

He was born rich. Has never known suffering. Doesn't love (except for himself) Doesn't laugh (which indicates serious personality issues). Never served in the military or the public in any form. Hasn't witnessed the horrors of war. Didn't go to public schools. Doesn't even go in the same stores we do.

Stupid people were sick of the billionaires running the country so they elected one. And bernie sanders was available.

Americans deserve the coming disaster. Well 60 million of us do. The rest of us are just collateral damage of their stupidity.

#1 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2016-11-28 07:30 PM | Reply

His twitter feed will be an interesting chronicle of him losing his mind, buried under an endless onslaught of criticism and derision.

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2016-11-28 07:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#2, well I hope his mind goes fast and the loss is Yuge.

#3 | Posted by bocaink at 2016-11-29 01:15 AM | Reply

The only question I have for the rubes, is how bad will he have to make you hurt before you get it? We will all be watching and laughing at you fools.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2016-11-29 07:46 AM | Reply

I believe I will start referring to Trump voters as what they really are; Reagan, Bush, Bush voters.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2016-11-29 07:47 AM | Reply

#5 - even though I agree with you lib on this issue.....

you guys cannot ignore the apparent disgust many people had for Hillary. I don't know why, she seemed like a garden variety politician to me, just like all the other presidential candidates. Her problem was that she was in the system too long, too much baggage.

We saw something similar when Obama was elected twice. He was perceived as being 'outside the system.

I believe the Demos backed the wrong candidate anyway. It should have been Elizabeth Warren. Or even Bernie.

#6 | Posted by kudzu at 2016-11-29 08:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

you guys cannot ignore the apparent disgust many people had for Hillary.

Wanna bet?

#7 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2016-11-29 08:23 AM | Reply

"you guys cannot ignore the apparent disgust many people had for Hillary."

Most of us understood that, we've watched the hatchet job the Republicans have done on her for 30 years. The endless investigations, etc. We're probably a little surprised that so many are so stupid. But hey, your side won, just like they did with G.W. Bush. We'll see how this works out and I expect it will be similarly to his Presidency. Y'all never learn.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2016-11-29 08:24 AM | Reply

I believe the Demos backed the wrong candidate anyway. It should have been Elizabeth Warren. Or even Bernie.

They had lined up Clinton and Kaine before Obama started his second term. There isn't a populist bone in the DNC's body.

#9 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2016-11-29 08:25 AM | Reply

Most of us understood that, we've watched the hatchet job the Republicans have done on her for 30 years.

See what I mean? Completely ignoring reality. It's as if thousands of primary source documents outlining the Clinton empire's last ten years of corruption and collusion don't even exist.

#10 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2016-11-29 08:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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But hey, your side won,

#8 | POSTED BY DANNI

danni, you are as bad as the wingers. Just because I don't like Hillary does not mean I love Trump.

i voted for the 'not Trump' candidate. I didn't want to vote for Hillary but I did.

I would have joyously voted for Warren.....or even Paul Ryan. Because I don't follow a political party.

#11 | Posted by kudzu at 2016-11-29 08:58 AM | Reply

My dislike of Trump simply cannot be overstated.

#12 | Posted by kudzu at 2016-11-29 09:00 AM | Reply

"I would have joyously voted for Warren.....or even Paul Ryan. Because I don't follow a political party."

You seem rather confused.

#13 | Posted by danni at 2016-11-29 10:51 AM | Reply

" It's as if thousands of primary source documents outlining the Clinton empire's last ten years of corruption and collusion don't even exist."

Corruption and collusion.

The type of stuff Trump -------- would be bragging about, were it him.

#14 | Posted by Danforth at 2016-11-29 10:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

And with Clinton, they could only complain about the "appearance" of corruption and collusion, because there is no actual evidence that she was corrupt.

With Trump you get the real thing.

#15 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2016-11-29 12:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Fake populism > Open corporatism in states that have been most harmed by decades of corporatist policies. Trump isn't a genius for figuring that out. He just exploited the ignorance of Clinton and her media and Hollywood surrogates.

#16 | Posted by Sully at 2016-11-29 12:26 PM | Reply

We just found out Trump and the GOP's plans to replace Obamacare and Medicare: Insurance will be for the rich or healthy and everyone else can die in the streets.

#17 | Posted by Sycophant at 2016-11-29 12:28 PM | Reply

And with Clinton, they could only complain about the "appearance" of corruption and collusion, because there is no actual evidence that she was corrupt.

Your choice to bury your head in the sand has nothing to do with an absence of evidence.

Leaked primary sources clearly outline the pay to play, they outline the collusion between the DNC and the media to attack Bernie and Trump and to minimize criticism of Hillary.

It's all there. Not a lick of it has been refuted with any evidence. DNC hacks weren't interested in defending the integrity of their life's work with retained email copies they allegedly held because they were too busy. Sounds legit.

#18 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2016-11-29 03:04 PM | Reply

Your choice to bury your head in the sand has nothing to do with an absence of evidence.
Leaked primary sources clearly outline the pay to play, they outline the collusion between the DNC and the media to attack Bernie and Trump and to minimize criticism of Hillary.

#18 | POSTED BY BEN_BERKKAKE AT 2016-11-29 03:04 PM | REPLY |FLAG : GOSSIP

Leaked??? mmmmhhhmmmmm that reads like you been interpreting some pretty outrageous significance to your peristaltic gurgles because you keep your head buried up your rectum. I mean seriously... you made a vague accusation based on rumors.

Now when you tell me that a thorough investigation is performed and substantial evidence suggests.. makes clear... points to... indicates... demonstrates

So far every thorough investigation conducted against HRC has come up empty handed so suspicion is all you have... and really that all that boils down to you didn't like the outcome of the investigation because you wanted something to take her out of the running.

Well regardless of all that she made and is still making history... and y'all can go to hell.... cause nothing is gonna change that. History will look back on all the $#!+ flung her the $#!+ slingers are going to look stupid.

Trump is a gelding.

Good luck with that wall thingie.

#19 | Posted by Rightistrite at 2016-11-29 10:16 PM | Reply

you made a vague accusation based on rumors.

False. Read the leaks for yourself, or find a website to aggregate them and explain them to you. Cenk of the Young Turks does an excellent breakdown of Doug Band and Teneo. There is no excuse for your ignorance.

Now when you tell me that a thorough investigation is performed and substantial evidence suggests.. makes clear... points to... indicates... demonstrates

So far every thorough investigation conducted against HRC has come up empty handed so suspicion is all you have... and really that all that boils down to you didn't like the outcome of the investigation because you wanted something to take her out of the running.

The investigations were well in advance of the leaked primary sources. You realize there are more aspects to this than her email server? Of course you don't.

Well regardless of all that she made and is still making history... and y'all can go to hell.... cause nothing is gonna change that. History will look back on all the $#!+ flung her the $#!+ slingers are going to look stupid.

Trump is a gelding.

Good luck with that wall thingie.

ok

#20 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2016-11-29 10:31 PM | Reply

The only way "Never Trump" meant anything was voting for Hillary...otherwise obviously you end up with Trump. I said I won't go ripping third-party voters, at least too much, but they can spare me the idea that they hated the thought of President Trump so much they voted for Stein, Johnson, or didn't vote. The only way you could have proactively worked to stop Trump was to vote for Hillary, it is true, plain in simple. But instead enough people did not stop him.

How did you people let that happen???????????????

Seriously people, you had two choices for a side dish, Brussels sprouts or lead paint, and you CHOSE THE PAINT!

#21 | Posted by bocaink at 2016-11-30 03:09 AM | Reply

WAIT! Didn't the left tell us it was un-American to NOT support a President once they were elected? And didn't they tell Trump that he HAD to accept the outcome of the election even if it was close? And didn't they tell us that the system wasn't rigged?

Hmmmm, I am seeing some inconsistencies from people posting here. What is that word that word for when someone applies one standard to others than themselves? It is on the tip of my tongue...

#22 | Posted by MOTGK at 2016-11-30 01:07 PM | Reply

No, it was Un-American to publicly declare that your party's entire agenda would be focused on making Obama a one-term president.

Spare the theatrics MOTGK, The gloves came off a while back and the boots you lick started it. Get ready for a real streetfight you posers.

#23 | Posted by bocaink at 2016-11-30 01:45 PM | Reply

You seem rather confused.

#13 | POSTED BY DANN

I'm not confused at all. I simply do not consider political party when voting.

#24 | Posted by kudzu at 2016-12-01 06:16 AM | Reply

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