Commentary: Donald Trump is Losing it! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Commentary: Donald Trump is Losing it! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Whatever happens in November 2016 we will be stuck with a President that is deeply flawed. The person will either be as shallow as a reef when it comes to domestic and foreign policy or one that cannot distinguish the truth from fiction. In the case of Donald Trump he has stirred a cocktail of hate and vitriol and is allowed to get away with it. But the mood may be turning against him largely as a result of his own doing.

As far as Hillary Clinton is concerned she insists that she is telling the truth when the facts show otherwise. The fact is that over 60 percent of the electorate cannot trust Hillary Clinton but what is worrying is that she may become president with her credibility in tatters. Is this the best that a democracy of 300 million people can offer? The answer to this question will help to throw light on the current of state of politics in America and the steps that ought to be taken to restore some decency to the process.

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  • Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith  On August 23, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Well done!

    We shall be devoting the November Turkeyen Talks to the outcome of the US Elections.

    Professor Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, Ph.D. Vice Chancellor and Principal The University of Guyana Turkeyen Campus Turkeyen Guyana South America Tel: +(592) 222 3583 Fax: +(592) 222 8063 Email: vcgriffith@uog.edu.gy

    “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” –Aristotle

    “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” — Bob Marley

    “I am, what I am. I am, who I am. I am UG Respect. I am UG Renaissance.” — Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith

  • Clyde Duncan  On August 23, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Take It From Israel: Don’t Get Cocky About Donald Trump, Liberal USA

    Looking at his recent polling disasters, some may think that Trump is finished. But 18 months ago, people said the same about Benjamin Netanyahu.

    by Asher Schechter – Haaretz

    With his poll numbers in free-fall and his campaign in total disarray, it’s become customary to assert that Donald Trump is – barring unforeseen circumstances – almost certain to lose come November. Time Magazine is saying it. GOP insiders are saying it. The Nation is saying it. [Even Dr. Dhanpaul Narine is saying it!]

    Nate Silver gives Trump an 11 percent chance of winning. Michael Moore, who had Trump winning the election a mere month ago, is now saying Trump is self-sabotaging in hopes that the GOP establishment will replace him, because he doesn’t want to be president and only ran to get a better deal from NBC.

    Trump himself has provided those believing he is deliberately throwing the election with plenty of evidence. Between sparring with bereaved parents, going on and about “election fraud,” implying that his rival could be shot by Second Amendment supporters and referring to himself as “Mister Brexit,” it’s hard to picture how Trump will be able win after the disastrous month he’s had.

    With Trump so far behind, a certain cockiness seems to have spread through America’s liberal class. In The Guardian, Thomas Frank has called an end to the “great populist uprising of our time” and to the campaign of its “last, ugliest, most fraudulent manifestation” – Donald Trump. Also in The Guardian, Michael Cohen is already anticipating “a liberal renaissance.” Others are already pondering what Trump might do after he loses – maybe launch Trump TV? Meanwhile, the Washington Post reports that Hillary Clinton is already making White House plans.

    In the past year, a number of commentators (including the author of this piece) have made comparisons between the lunacy that seems to have overtaken American politics with the not-dissimilar lunacy that has become the dominant stream of Israeli politics in the past 20 years. From the leveraging of racism as a form of anti-establishment rhetoric, to a familiar mix of incoherent bravado and xenophobic populism, to the dangerous incitement that might eventually lead to actual violence, Americans can use the state of Israeli politics as a case study for what could happen in their own country.

    But the truly important lesson American liberals can learn from Israel is this: Don’t get too complacent. It ain’t over ‘till it’s over.

    Eighteen months ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu found himself in a somewhat similar position to Trump. Days before the March 15 election, Netanyahu was far behind in the polls, lagging behind Isaac Herzog’s center-left Zionist Union. With his administration beset by controversy, nagging expenses scandals and a surging cost of living, polls showed that the Israeli public had grown tired of Bibi. And that was before Netanyahu ran a flawed campaign that made one colossal mistake after another.

    In desperation, he went to the USA Congress a month before the election to give a speech against President Obama’s Iran deal, thereby causing a diplomatic crisis with the United States of America – and even that didn’t work. Days before the election, the last polls showed Netanyahu’s party, Likud, trailing by 4-seats.

    Much like Trump now, many considered Netanyahu all but finished. Pundits and political insiders in Israel and abroad said the public has had enough. That he probably wouldn’t win. His chances looked so bad, that Netanyahu himself publicly acknowledged that he might lose the election and began going on and on about a “tremendous effort, worldwide” to topple him.

    And then he won, with a resounding majority. He did so, in part, thanks to a Hail Mary pass in the form of an impromptu YouTube video, released on Election Day, in which he warned Jewish Israelis about “Arab voters flocking to the polls in droves.” It was a cheap, racist ploy to mobilize right-wing voters, but it worked.

    In the last two hours of the election, no less than 600,000 people – most of them Netanyahu voters – cast their ballots, turning a sure-fire loss into a landslide victory. The result was the formation of the Israel’s most right-wing government to date.

    Trump, of course, is not Netanyahu – Netanyahu, in many ways, was in a far more advantageous position as prime minister – and the U.S.A. is not Israel. But the point I wish to make here is this:

    It is possible to underestimate the power of racist fear-mongering to mobilize voters on the basis of sheer panic.

    This was one of the cardinal mistakes of Israel’s liberal camp: It was out of touch with Israeli voters, and too busy being overjoyed with its success in the polls, to notice the groundswell of support that Netanyahu managed to gather in a very short amount of time.

    All of this isn’t to say that Trump will win. Most likely, Trump will indeed lose in November. But if the Israeli example can teach us anything, it is this:

    Don’t get cocky, liberal America. You’re not out of the Trump woods just yet.

    • De castro  On August 23, 2016 at 11:43 pm

      Sorry
      This type of speculation is nonsense.
      Simply put..
      Better the devil you know !
      In a two party state republican V democrats to switch from demo
      to repub would be monumental.
      To choose between “Hitler” and
      “Witch” is not a choice.
      Voters are no fools..personalities is not
      important …policies are. What’s in it
      for them. Better the devil you know
      than Jesus second coming.!
      Another 9/11 is not planned before
      8/11 the possibility or probability
      unlikely.
      To conclude cool aid for American
      voters is not final solution.
      Common sense will prevail.
      Hilary remains the lesser of two
      evils. What a choice for the most
      powerful nation on the planet.
      God bless America
      God save Americans

      Lord kamtan

  • De castro  On August 24, 2016 at 7:29 am

    In response to comrade Narine
    questions.
    Democracy in capitalist USA
    has been hijacked by its multinational
    media corporation.
    Fortunately it’s is being replaced
    by “social media”….
    Peoples more informed.
    In a race where choice is between
    a donkey and a racehorse know
    which to back.
    Odds paddy power
    Hilary 2/9
    Trumpet 3/1

    As 8 November gets nearer these
    odds will shorten.
    More profit for bookies !
    3/1 seems like a good flutter today
    but don’t gamble or speculate.

    Not long before the uncertainty
    is decided.

    Lord kamtan

  • Albert  On August 24, 2016 at 11:48 am

    “In a race where choice is between
    a donkey and a racehorse know
    which to back.”
    That’s a good one Kamtan. The damn thing is that there are so many backward people in the US they would not know the difference. To Dhanpaul’s article I would argue that Hillary is one of the most qualified candidate for President this country has seen in modern times. I agree with Trump that the media is crooked. They keep a relatively small story going to attract viewers and fix matters out of proportion.

  • walter  On August 25, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Forgot to mention Hillary/Bill are crooks, hope the people of HAITI put a jumbee on them all. Just sayin

    • De castro  On August 25, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      Ha ha …now it’s vodoo !
      The wicked witch will cast her
      spell on the jumbee….
      Jumbee V witch doctor
      Who guh win ?
      Reality !

  • Albert  On August 25, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Yet to hear of

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