I was a little surprised to hear what sounds like Michael Moore admitting he’s voting for Donald Trump. Usually Michael Moore is commanding a lackey to bring him Solo and Wookie. Perhaps his thought process was altered by his diet of desert frogs.
Donald Trump came to the Detroit Economic Club and stood there in front of the Ford Motor executives and said “If you close these factories, as you’re planning to do in Detroit, and build them in Mexico, I’m going to put a 35-percent tariffs on those cars when you send them back and nobody’s gonna buy them.” It was an amazing thing to see. No politician, Republican or Democrat, had ever said anything like that to these executives and it was music to the ears of people in Michigan and Ohio and Pennsylvania in Wisconsin. The Brexit States. You live here in Ohio you know what I’m talking about.
Whether Trump means it or not is kind of irrelevant because he’s saying the things to people who are hurting. And that’s why every beaten-down, nameless, forgotten working stiff who used to be part of what was called the middle class, loves Trump. He is the human molotov cocktail that they’ve been waiting for. The human hand grenade that they can legally throw…
A number of things…
Moore brings up (and seems to approve of) the 35% tariffs Trump bragged about slapping on auto manufacturers. As staunch capitalists, we’re not keen on the idea of government punishing businesses for taking their business overseas. Where it’s cheaper to operate (thus resulting in a lower retail price to customers). It’s expensive to build cars in the USA, largely due to government intervention. And unions. American businesses want to sell to Americans. But Americans don’t want to pay $60,000 for a Ford Fiesta. Even if electric green is so hot right now. It’s just cheaper to outsource labor and manufacturing overseas. Therefore we can’t, as conservatives, go “YEAH, TRUMP, YOU SHOW THEM AUTOMAKERS HOW IT’S DONE!” as he uses government to punish a business. Okay?
But I’m also going to have to agree with Michael Moore (I just threw up a little) on how Trump is perceived by many Americans. Trump was not my first choice. Nor second. Or third. But I always understood why he appealed to millions of Americans (read Why Donald Trump Has Won American Hearts: A Conservative Woman’s Take). Trump’s seemingly unmeasured tones act as a battering ram to the focus group rhetoric of the political class. When Trump campaigned in the primaries, he sounded so new, fresh, and yes, destructive. Which is exactly what “Joe Blow” (to use Moore’s terminology) wanted.
Is Michael Moore right?
Americans hate our political system. They see it as rigged, corrupt, and in need of a little reorganizing. They’re not wrong. Watch New Video Catches Hillary Directly Violating FEC Rules and Amid Email Scandal, Clinton Ally ‘Paid’ 600k to FBI Prosecutor’s Wife. When I say “reorganizing” I mean less a sorting through your cutlery drawer to find the scissors and more of a napalm explosion. When you find a spider in your shower.
Despite Donald Trump not being my favorite, despite Michael Moore not being my favorite, I do hope he’s right. I hope Hillary loses. I don’t even care if it’s a squeaker. Be it a landslide or a “This is a close one,” I hope the Pantsuited SheDemon will contemplate a fabric pattern for her curtains. In Hell or a nursing home. Whichever comes first.