Why Donald Trump can do what he does? Because People get him

by Datechguy | March 6th, 2016

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Why Donald Trump can do what he does? Because People get him

He had long been very angry with the peo­ple of Tyre and Sidon, who now came to him in a body. After win­ning over Blas­tus, the king’s cham­ber­lain, they sued for peace because their coun­try was sup­plied with food from the king’s ter­ri­tory. On an appointed day, Herod, attired in royal robes, (and) seated on the ros­trum, addressed them pub­licly. The assem­bled crowd cried out, “This is the voice of a god, not of a man.” At once the angel of the Lord struck him down because he did not ascribe the honor to God, and he was eaten by worms and breathed his last.

Acts 20 – 23

But before we left I saw another side of Lyn­don Johnson

Tip O’Neill Man of the House page 183

In her book Strange Gods Unmask­ing the idols in every­day life my friend Eliz­a­beth Scalia talks about how we tend, some­times con­sciously and some­times not, to set up idols that we wor­ship in our lives. She writes about this in the con­text of how such idols can sep­a­rate us from God.

As a look at the pres­i­den­tial cam­paign I’m see­ing this play­ing out with Don­ald Trump.

Now when I see Don­ald Trump going off on Ted Cruz or Rubio or who­ever I’m reminded of a pas­sage from Tip O’Neill’s auto­bi­og­ra­phy Man of the House page 184.

Valenti was Johnson’s chief aide, but at that moment he wasn’t around. Lyn­don became enraged. “Where’s Jack Valenti?” he screamed. Valenti came in a moment later. “Where the hell were you ? Lyn­don roared. “I was get­ting a cup of cof­fee.” said Jack.

“You ass­hole!” said the pres­i­dent , “I told you never to leave my office!” And right here in front of the Mass­a­chu­setts del­e­ga­tion John­son pro­ceeded to chas­tise Valenti and humil­i­ate him. You would have thought that Jack had just com­mit­ted some ter­ri­ble crime.

I was stunned by the president’s out­burst and before we left, I took Jack aside. “How can you take it?” I asked. “I would have told him what he could do with the job.”

“You just don’t under­stand him.” he replied. Five min­utes after it hap­pened it’s all for­got­ten. By tonight he won’t even remem­ber being mad at me.

I could be wrong but I have a feel­ing that this is Don­ald Trump. He’ s a guy who’s had suc­cess in life and part of that suc­cess is his rep­u­ta­tion for it. He knows that part of mak­ing such a thing work is to have this rep­u­ta­tion unchal­lenged. He also knows how to play the media and the peo­ple and that’s why he tends to shoot off his mouth as he does, because it helps him play the game.

While it’s one thing for It’s not hard to pre­sume that a man who has that much can have it go to his head. That could be a real dan­ger for Trump in the long run per­son­ally. Once you start believ­ing your own press releases you become your own idol. It’s not healthy on earth and such a move has con­se­quences in eternity.

But in I sus­pect that the rea­son why so many vot­ers let so much of the bad parts of Trump roll off his back. To some degree they read the tem­per and the blus­ter as just the way he is per­son­ally sig­ni­fy­ing noth­ing actu­ally dan­ger­ous. I’ll wager the aver­age Trump voter knows a half dozen peo­ple just like him, only with much smaller bankrolls.

Does that mean he’ll really do what he says he will? Will he stop com­mon core, fight ISIS to the death, build the wall, repeal Obamacare?

I hon­estly don’t know, maybe he will, maybe he won’t or can’t. With a guy like Trump it’s a crap­shoot, but there are peo­ple will­ing to bet on him.

That’s why I’m a Ted Cruz man. Cruz has already proven him­self on all these issues. He’s a sure thing and with my tech back­ground I go with the math and count­ing on Ted Cruz is bet­ting on the house.

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Tonight I’m back to work but today I’m back try­ing to get that elu­sive $61 a day for DaTipJar.

Thurs­day we were shot $39 Fri­day $16 and as of his writ­ing my Tip Jar had done as well on Sat­ur­day as Marco Rubio did in Saturday’s races.

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He had long been very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon, who now came to him in a body. After winning over Blastus, the king’s chamberlain, they sued for peace because their country was supplied with food from the king’s territory. On an appointed day, Herod, attired in royal robes, (and) seated on the rostrum, addressed them publicly. The assembled crowd cried out, “This is the voice of a god, not of a man.” At once the angel of the Lord struck him down because he did not ascribe the honor to God, and he was eaten by worms and breathed his last.

Acts 20-23

But before we left I saw another side of Lyndon Johnson

Tip O’Neill Man of the House page 183

In her book Strange Gods Unmasking the idols in everyday life my friend Elizabeth Scalia talks about how we tend, sometimes consciously and sometimes not, to set up idols that we worship in our lives.  She writes about this in the context of how such idols can separate us from God.

As a look at the presidential campaign I’m seeing this playing out with Donald Trump.

Now when I see Donald Trump going off on Ted Cruz or Rubio or whoever I’m reminded of a passage from Tip O’Neill’s autobiography Man of the House page 184.

Valenti was Johnson’s chief aide, but at that moment he wasn’t around.  Lyndon became enraged.  “Where’s Jack Valenti?” he screamed.  Valenti came in a moment later.  “Where the hell were you ?  Lyndon roared.  “I was getting a cup of coffee.” said Jack.

“You asshole!” said the president , “I told you never to leave my office!”  And right here in front of the Massachusetts delegation Johnson proceeded to chastise Valenti and humiliate him.  You would have thought that Jack had just committed some terrible crime.

I was stunned by the president’s outburst and before we left, I took Jack aside.  “How can you take it?”  I asked.  “I would have told him what he could do with the job.”

“You just don’t understand him.”  he replied. Five minutes after it happened it’s all forgotten.  By tonight he won’t even remember being mad at me.

I could be wrong but I have a feeling that this is Donald Trump.  He’ s a guy who’s had success in life and part of that success is his reputation for it.  He knows that part of making such a thing work is to have this reputation unchallenged.  He also knows how to play the media and the people and that’s why he tends to shoot off his mouth as he does, because it helps him play the game.

While it’s one thing for It’s not hard to presume that a man who has that much can have it go to his head.  That could be a real danger for Trump in the long run personally.  Once you start believing your own press releases you become your own idol.  It’s not healthy on earth and such a move has consequences in eternity.

But in I suspect that the reason why so many voters let so much of the bad parts of Trump roll off his back.  To some degree they read the temper and the bluster as just the way he is personally signifying nothing actually dangerous.  I’ll wager the average Trump voter knows a half dozen people just like him, only with much smaller bankrolls.

Does that mean he’ll really do what he says he will?  Will he stop common core, fight ISIS to the death, build the wall, repeal Obamacare?

I honestly don’t know,  maybe he will, maybe he won’t or can’t.  With a guy like Trump it’s a crapshoot, but there are people willing to bet on him.

That’s why I’m a Ted Cruz man.  Cruz has already proven himself on all these issues.  He’s a sure thing and with my tech background I go with the math and counting on Ted Cruz  is betting on the house.

*****************************************************************

By the time when this post goes up I’ll still be on my overnight shift on my first day back to work. I’ll have no idea how we did yesterday on our $61 goal.

Tonight I’m back to work but today I’m back trying to get that elusive $61 a day for DaTipJar.

Thursday we were shot $39 Friday $16 and as of his writing my Tip Jar had done as well on Saturday as Marco Rubio did in Saturday’s races.

I’d like to think we do good work here If you’d like to help us keep up the pace please consider hitting DaTipJar




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If less than 2/3 of 1% did, I’d be completely out of debt and able to attend CPAC

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