There’s a difference between a faction and a party (despite Comrade Smithbureau’s misinformed impression of how proportional representation works). So no, you cannot say Donnie’s a third party guy. Nor would Bernie have been one.
Ross was a third party guy, back in the day. This time around, it was Gary. Number four was Jill.
What happened to all those police and military endorsements that came flooding in after he declared himself “the law and order candidate”? You’re not telling me it was all fake news, are you?
Besides, he does not have the entire establishment against him even in political/financial terms. For starters, he’s part of the establishment, and though there are many (not all) Republicans waiting for the right moment to stab him in the back, isn’t that kind of the norm these days?
I hope I’m not repeating myself here, but I remember when Barry O was new, and people were saying he’ll have the shortest presidency ever – there’s no way the establishment will tolerate him! My objection was that he wasn’t anti-establishment but simply trying to adjust the establishment. Donnie’s planned adjustments are just bigger.
No, they wouldn’t have – not the MSM anyway – he was too good for business, and he was prepared to keep playing along with them after the election if he lost (which he may have been expecting to happen). That’s also why his creditors rescued him from bankruptcy, apparently – they realized they could make more money by propping him up than by holding him liable for everything they had on him. (Speaking of which, I suspect Alec wasn’t joking when he said the “N word tape” does exist in an NBC vault somewhere.)
Fox is also MSM, btw.
Now about those other parties, while we’re at it, how did the MSM treat them? It was always Donald vs. Hillary, and even though most channels and papers were against Donald, they all acknowledged he was “the other main candidate” i.e. to be taken seriously, no matter how grudgingly.
Gary basically didn’t exist until the Aleppo moment, and then suddenly everyone was talking about him, to drive home the point that he couldn’t be taken seriously.
Jill basically didn’t exist, period.
I’m not endorsing Gary or Jill, even retroactively. I’m just pointing out that this Trump is the victim of the biggest media conspiracy ever narrative is a little tiring, and frankly I don’t believe it – but not because I haven’t noticed biased reporting about him.
Mick, we all know there’s an investigation. We just don’t know what it’s worth because the water is very, very murky. That recent indictment against the Russians that iirc doesn’t implicate Donald at all, is that also a conspiracy against him?
Jared’s family was in legal trouble for some time before the election. (Who revoked his security clearance the other day btw, and why? I didn’t hear the details.)
The Trumps have been in legal trouble many times, going back decades. Yes, RBG did something highly questionable when she spoke out against Donald (and she admitted her mistake soon afterwards), but you can’t say he didn’t start it.
No, no, didn’t you hear? It was all Obama’s fault! Where’s Jotham when we need him?
And for all those who believe MSM isn’t controlled you’ve obviously not been paying attention to actual News anchors who have quit some Live on the air!
Refresh my memory.