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Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week November 13, 2016

Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.
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Trump’s election may well embolden the Sindo to become even siller judging by this from Niamh Horan.

So if you hold some quiet admiration for the businessman, it may be a little comforting to discover you are not alone.

The silent majority finally came out last week.

Every single group which the mainstream media, social-justice warriors and political elite claimed Trump hated carried him to victory.
The poor, blacks and Hispanics and yes – even 53pc of white American women – gave this election to Trump.

They rejected the suffocating political correctness in favour of tangible change: jobs, financial security and rebuilding the American economy.

Someone should really explain the electoral college system to her. A means of counting votes devised to limit the power of the popular vote has once again done its job, just as it did in 2000, denying the candidate with more votes victory. So no, the silent majority have not proven to be pro-Trump. Of course the Sindo has form here, stating in 2010 that Cameron won the election, when he never won a majority.

The concluding line however is the silliest:

We would do well to have someone like him on our team.

Job done this week.

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1. Ivorthorne - November 13, 2016

If George Hook and Michael O’Leary had a baby, he’d be an Irish version of Trump.

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Starkadder - November 13, 2016

Heh.

But seriously…how long before we see a Trump/Farage/Orban figure in this country? Even now, I wouldn’t be surprised if some
would-be demagogue in Direct Democracy Ireland or Youth Defence is planning to launch himself/herself onto the Irish stage.

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ivorthorne - November 14, 2016

If it happens, I don’t think it will come from them. Those groups are tone deaf. The thing about Farage or Trump is that they were actually capturing (and cultivating) a popular, if minority, sentiment.

FG is right wing but also relatively socially liberal. It will probably have an openly gay leader in the near future.

FF see SF as the main threat. They are trying to position themselves as to the left of FG but more responsible than SF.

SF is Eurosceptic but doesn’t play to racist or anti-immigrant audiences.

Labour is a party in decline but it is liberal and accepting of the status quo.

We’ve seen the calls for a new party of the right but we’ve also seen what happened with Renua.

There’s also the fact that, bad as News talk and INM are, there isn’t a racist, right wing press movement comparable to the Daily Express, Fox News etc. Fear of Muslims is not as strong if only because their numbers are few and our involvement in the recent wars has been minimal.

We’re not ripe for a Trump-like figure just yet.

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Starkadder - November 14, 2016

“There’s also the fact that, bad as News talk and INM are, there isn’t a racist, right wing press movement comparable to the Daily Express, Fox News etc. Fear of Muslims is not as strong if only because their numbers are few and our involvement in the recent wars has been minimal.

We’re not ripe for a Trump-like figure just yet.”

I hope you’re right. Maybe you should have mentioned
Breitbart as well? And the influence of fake Facebook news, etc. on the US election merits further studies.

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2. 1798Mike - November 13, 2016

Made the mistake of getting Sunday Indo today, essentially to read sports pages. Forgot what an appalling rag it is: rabidly hard-right columinists, gelded ‘journalists’ content to parrot the right wing line, faux ‘journalists’ like Colm O’Rourke wheeled out from the sports section, to spew anti trade union bile & propaganda.
I know Gene Kerrigan has to eat but really he is reduced to the role of court jester in that puke-inducing publication.
Anybody who introduces themselves as an Independent Newspaper ‘journalist’ should be told, as John McDonnell said to the Sun, ” … you are either a journalist or from the Inependent, you can’t be both”.

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3. Ed - November 14, 2016

‘The poor, blacks and Hispanics gave this election to Trump’ – they were almost as important to his electoral base as the Assyrians, the Babylonians and the Parthians, after all. it may be worth noting that NH once put up her hand in a journalism class, when the lecturer was talking about the influence of the media on Britain’s 1992 election, to ask ‘who is this Kinnock person you keep talking about?’ (I have this on good authority)

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WorldbyStorm - November 14, 2016

It’s quite a Trumpy article… post truth I guess some might call it.

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