Rewriting The Rules - Trump's Rise Is Unprecedented

Tyler Durden's picture

In May, when the Register last polled, 27 percent of likely Iowa GOP caucus-goers viewed Trump favorably while 63 percent regarded him unfavorably.

In the new poll, which was released Saturday night, Trump's favorable number is at 61 percent and his unfavorable at 35 percent.



As The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza exclaims,

"In the almost 20 years I have spent following politics closer than
close, I've never seen anything like the total reversal in how Trump is
perceived by Republican voters. It is, quite literally, unprecedented."


The Trump candidacy has rewritten - or at least smudged - lots of the rules of conventional politics. He says things that would derail other peoples' candidacies. His shyness about specifics on, well, anything would be seen as a lightness bordering on cluelessness in other candidates. His pick-a-fight-a-day mentality would be seen as overly aggressive and tonally off if anyone else in the field did it.


But, of all the amazing things that Trump is doing - whether he realizes what it is he is actually doing - his ability to totally turn around his image is the most remarkable. It's not something we've seen before.

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It's different this time...

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Big Beta Bill's picture

The new normal is more volitility in all things.

HonkyShogun's picture
HonkyShogun (not verified) Big Beta Bill Aug 31, 2015 1:35 PM

He is saying the same things Pat Buchanan said 20 years ago. The difference is Pat meant it.

Pladizow's picture

People want change and not the pennies Obummer left them with!

SilverRhino's picture

Why Trump is winning.



  • Trump believes in American exceptionalism.
  • Trump is tough, unafraid to flex America’s muscles, and has the backbone America needs to take on the evil growing around the world.
  • Trump is an experienced and tough dealmaker.
  • Trump is not politically correct; he’s not afraid to say what he believes and has ignited an honest debate.
  • Trump demands high performance and will fire anyone that doesn’t meet his high standards.
  • Trump is committed to education.
  • Trump “built that business” and many more and will run America like a business.
  • Trump will not balance his job as President with golf and other social events.
  • Trump’s loyalty will be only to America and Americans—not any political party, special interest group or foreign entity.
  • Trump will support American laws, the Constitution, and the nation’s borders.

This kind of stuff RESONATES with Americans.   Will he do everything promised, probably not, but he is effectively seducing the electorate with exceptionalism.

And no other candidate is doing that.   

And he's going to take blue collar labor and the legal immigrants away from the democrats.

BaBaBouy's picture

BYE BYE OLIGARCHS, Hello Middle Class!!!!!!!!

jbvtme's picture

what would this place be like if we stopped voting?

Arnold's picture

Don't get a fat head over this Donald.

It's business.



Publicus's picture

Trump 20:16 "Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day. Deport him, and you won't have to feed him or his anchor babies ever again." 

Save_America1st's picture

That's fine if Trump wins.  It's not like it will really matter in the grand scheme of things.

There's absolutely no political solution what-so-ever to the ecnomic problems that are crushing the planet.  Is Trump going to "end the Fed"?  No.  Is he going to root out the criminal banksters and the traders who rig the "markets" like the den of vipers that they are and return us back to a true free market?  No.  Is he going to get rid of fiat currency and return us back to Constitutional gold and silver physical money?  No.

Does he talk about any of these things?  No.  Will he ever before the primaries or even after the primaries if he actually wins the nomination?  No.

Can he reverse the manufacturing trend in America where all those jobs...10's of millions of those good jobs have been lost to China, Mexico, Korea, etc. etc. etc.???  No.  No, he can't.

Will he repeal the IRS tax system?  No.

Will he repeal obamacare?  No.

Will he end the Department of Homeland Security and the TSA and the militarization of America and persecution of good, honest, Constitutional American citizens?  No. 

Fuckin' A, folks...I could go on and on...I'm sure you all could add even more to this short list.

He may not be a fucking Marxist, Commie, treasonous, dirtbag like obama.  He may be much better than nearly everyone else in some way.  That's all well and good.

But he can't do anything to stop the massive financial Tsunami that's heading out way.  There's no fucking way around it. 

The best thing he could do is to start telling people about it and telling them to get prepared for it now.  Whether he wins anything or not he will still wake up a lot of still very asleep sheeple out there. 

THAT would make him a worthy dude to be an American President in my book. 

But we're going to get fucking smashed hard by this and the more people awake now and getting prepared the better.  We might not even make it to the next election.  It has to be's a slight possibility and everyone should be thinking of that and what they would do if it came to that. 

Vote for Trump...fine.  Definitely better than most; especially all the fuck-tards on the other side of the shit sandwich we have to choose from. 

But don't put much faith in it.  Even if Trump was President, and even if he could abolish the IRS, the FED, and obamacare...he and nobody else can still chang the fact that we're going to be crushed by hundreds of Trillions in debt and there's no way around it.  There's no way to come out of that without going through epic pain that America and this entire planet has never seen before. 

At the rate we're going, it seems the Globalists know this too and they're just biding their time before they push us all into WWIII.  And there's nothing Trump could do to stop that either.

But I guess in the end it would be "entertaining", right?  Since everything these days is just a fake "reality" show and that's what the sheep-tards want...bread and circuses for the sheeple.  Well, at least they will have some last bit of entertainment before reality crushes their lives beyond all imagination. 

That's the one reality show the sheeple are not going to enjoy at all.

realmoney2015's picture

What about Rand Paul. He will end the IRS, repeal obamacare, audit and end the Fed, end the NSA (he filibustered for hours on it), he showed up the TSA (which he wants to end. Says the arms over the head stance is not the sign of a free person). Everything on your list, Rand Paul is on the correct side of.

Save_America1st's picture

I like Rand too.  I like Ron more.  If Rand actually won I would hope he would make his dad the next head of the non-Federal Reserve with the sole task to dismantle the entire system and to arrest and prosecute all the treasonous scum who work for it. 

But again...I don't live in la-la land...and so I know this will not happen.  I believe Rand is against all of that...I always have.  And it's good that he talks about it. 

But he ain't gettin' anywhere these days.  Let's face it.  He's not exactly being "out-classed"...he's just being marginalized and he's being a big huge smelly pussy too.  I don't respect that.

If he can't speak up like he needs to and let loose...let it go and quit being so quiet about what he needs to be as vocal about as Trump is then he's going to get shoved aside just like Ron Paul did.  Plain and simple.  It's been happening to him ever since Trump jumped in there.

And that's fine, like I said, if Trump steals some thunder and is at least more popular than the scumbags on the other side of that Right/Left shit sandwich we have to choose from, then that's fine with me.  I just don't have any delusions about what he would or could do if elected.  Hopefully Trump forces Rand Paul to speak up and take some risks with the media and the public. 

I hope Rand is learning a thing or two from Trump.  But then the trick for Rand would be to step it up without it looking fake because he's only "trying" to be outspoken like Trump and not coming across like he's faking it and doesn't really mean it. 

Because people like us will fucking know it immediately and we don't want someone who's faking it. 

So we'll see what happens. 

But still...when it all comes down to the real problems...and that's the financial fiasco we're embroiled in right now.  There's nothing and nobody who can fix this.  It's too big now.  It's out of control and nobody can stop it.  One of those guys or gals needs to tell the sheeple about it.  Needs to express to them that this ain't no fuckin' conspiracy theory going on right now.  This is the reality of it and that everyone needs to get working on being prepared.

Yes, that might cause a big commotion and maybe a run on banks and run on grocery stores and runs on supplies and everything else.  But it's necessary.  Because right now this treasonous government is out there telling the sheeple that people like us are just wackos and calling us "enemies" and shit like that.  Well that shit's gotta stop. 

Any candidate who uses this time to change that sentiment right now and gets the people preparing and understanding what's coming will show me they're worthy.  But if Trump just wants to talk shit and run around enjoying more fame without informing the people of what's coming and helping educate them on how to prepare or to use the (I hate to say me the creeps)...or to somehow use the government for some good for once and not all the nefarious, criminal shit they typically do against the people, then there's just no point to any of it.

But again...I have no faith in any of them doing that.  I doubt it's even occurred to them.  And if it has, there's no way they could get anything done.  Government is too big, too rotten, too corrupt, too full of sick, sociopaths and scumbags, and anything government might come up with to help the people would just end up costing us 10x's more than it was supposed to and become and huge boondogle just like everything else government does.

How to get around that?  Let the private sector do it.  Let the people do it for ourselves.  But once again you have to have someone in office who will get government off the people's backs.  Get the regulations out of the way.  End all that bullshit and the taxes and fees and all the other bullshit laws that destroy the ability of the private sector to help itself.

It'll never happen.

1776 has to happen again.  It's the only way.

realmoney2015's picture

Rand was aggressive in the debate. He basically smacked Christie with the bill of rights. And he still got the least amount of time. Good thing we have the Internet to get the truth out. It's far too early to count Rand out. He just campaigned in states that vote after Super Tuesday in March. He will be in the race for the long haul. 

Save_America1st's picture

that's all well and good...and that makes me think of another issue I don't like about all of this.  I barely even remember the debate(s).  Of course one I couldn't even see because I didn't even know about it.  The 2nd later one I still barely recall other than "Trump and Kelly got in a fight"...and then that's all most people recall.  Not all of them...but still look at when that debate occured.  Like what a month ago?  And it's already dust in the wind.

These people start campaigning waaaaay too fucking early.  It's actually pathetic and I'm sure I'm not alone in that I just won't even pay attention anymore.  Nothing these people say matters right now to me.  They should have 3 months prior to the elections to campaign.  They should all have to raise the same amount of money privately in a certain time-frame so they all have the same budget.  Those who don't have the money can still try of course, but nobody can go over a certain budget.  It would teach them do we say??  Oh yeah...FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY.  lol

If they can't campain with a specific budget in 3 months.  Say like 25 million bucks?  or 50 million?  I don't know.  Then they obviously wouldn't have what it takes to run America. 

I don't need these fuckers yapping at me 15 months ahead of time, especially when none of them will acknowledge the fiscal Tsunami heading our way right fucking now.  If they aren't helping to inform the sheeple and get them awake and on their way to some kind of beneficial preparations then fuck 'em.  I don't care what they're talking about.  It's all just a bullshit fake reality's like watching the auditions for American Idol where they all suck but they think they're superstars and if the judges don't like them they freak out.  Worthless waste of time on delusional people. 

I just don't want any of them in my life anyway. 

We don't need government.  Government is the fucking problem.  We need to eradicate at least 90% of what we have in "government" right now as it is.  Trim it back to bare minimum.  But of course that will never happen. quote a politician who I do think was pretty cool, Ronald Reagan:  The 9 most terrifying words:  "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help."

That's all we need to know about that. 

TheReplacement's picture

Given what you say comparing Trump to Paul don't you find it the most plausible explanation that Trump is in the race to overshadow Paul and take away all of the attention from the real issues.  If media coverage is any sort of barometer then this is exactly the case.  The only thing that makes it interesting is that so many "folks" are lining up behind him that he's actually winning easily.

I wonder if TPTB saw that coming.  I also wonder if they can actually control Trump.

I don't wonder if I like Trump.  I know I don't.


PS - Yeah, I realize it is pointless too.  But it can still be entertaining.  It's like watching your local pro football team.  It won't make your life get any better if they win but you still find the game interesting.  Oops, sorry.  I do believe the NFL actually calls them sporting events or some such that implies there just might not be real competition going on.

Bumpo's picture

"His shyness about specifics on, well, anything would be seen as a lightness bordering on cluelessness in other candidates."


Just another hit piece on Trump. Trump has provided far more specifics than any candidate I can remember, and his changes would actually benefit this country.

TheReplacement's picture

Please list some of those specifics.  You can start with how he plans to reign in/shutdown the NSA, CIA, Federal Reserve, SS, Obamacare, Dept of Ed, BLM, EPA, and stop funding to Israel (and all other countries while we are at it).

Oh, deport them all and build a wall and somehow force Mexico to pay for it.  Got it.


Arnold's picture

Every body wants answers now., a lot of instant gratification victimization.


My Middle east solution is to glass the place.


For some reason that is not politically popular.

I would not expect any one to have the Knowledge of Delphi at the tip of his fingers.

Or the solution to the Gordian knot.


Jamie D and Lloyd B have juggled the world for some time, an asset. as have too many of the asshat  central banks.

Mr Trump has done more Juggling than any ten of us put together.

A juggler is not the best choice, but better than the slimers.

Mr Sanders has Juggled nothing, other than his party affiliation. Yet his run is interesting.

Bumpo's picture

You can keep waiting for Godot, but I'm happy with shutting down the borders, getting rid of illegal aliens, calling bullshit on the politically correct, taxing High Frequency Traders, calling out the political establishment, using himself as an example on how congress is bought and paid for by the guy with the most money.

You live in a Dream World where you think all that other stuff is somehow possible THIS TIME AROUND


Oh, and please tell us your choice, so we can say the same thing about EPA, NSA, etc .. At least Donald calls Bullshit. Who is your guy, Bernie? Or are you too good to vote, because your non-vote is so powerful and above everyone else. Whatever, you got nothing

realmoney2015's picture

So it seems to be a Trump supporter, you must believe that immigration is the only issue that matters. Because it has been laid out by countless other commenters how terrible he is on a lot of other issues. The most important ones at that, like: THE FEDERAL RESERVE!! Or gun rights. Or THE FEDERAL RESERVE! Or privavcy. OR the FEDERAL RESERVE! Or Healthcare. Or THE FEDERAL RESERVE! Or corporatism. Or THE FEDERAL RESERVE!

All of the disasters stem from the fed, not the illegal immigrants, who Trump actually employed!!!

If the Fed was ended, the welfare system would end too. Then the illegals wouldn't be coming here and feeding of the welfare system. Oh yeah, if you end the war on drugs, the border would be a lot safer becasue the bad ones wouldn't have the incentive on crossing.

Bumpo's picture

Yeah, and a chicken in every pot. Let's start by reversing all of Obama's Bullshit. The list is quite long, and we have to start there.

Again. Who is your candidate? I would love to pick him apart for everything you just laid out and then some. You got nothng.

ZD1's picture

In addition to “free” college tuition, Bernie the putz said a key part of his platform is climate change.

“People want us to deal with climate change,” he said and claimed the issue is generating “enormous enthusiasm.”

Climate change didn't even register on a Gallup poll conducted in early August.

ZD1's picture

In addition to “free” college tuition, Bernie the putz said a key part of his platform is climate change.

“People want us to deal with climate change,” he said and claimed the issue is generating “enormous enthusiasm.”

Climate change didn't even register on a Gallup poll conducted in early August.

MalteseFalcon's picture

Has Trump got you all tuned into the nightly news?

Mission accomplished.

Save_America1st's picture

I cancelled cable 15 months ago...just interwebs only here since then.  I won't pay for that bullshit.  However...fucked up story here about my cable cancellation.

I was paying 135/month for HD cable and high speed interwebs.  My monthly bill was itemized as such:  50 bucks for the interwebs and 85 bucks for the cable. 

So when I decided to cancel I figured I'd be saving 85 a month and paying just 50 a month for the cable. 

So I called up to cancel and they told me my new monthly bill for just interwebs was going to be 88 bucks including all the bullshit fees and taxes.  I asked, "WHAT THE FUCK???".  LOL

Well, that's just how it goes...since all I was going to use was the interwebs, then those cock suckers were going to fuck me over by making me pay 38 bucks more a month for it. 

Oh well...I'm still saving nearly 40 bucks a month by not paying for that garbage TV.  And I can still watch any games I want for free with streaming sites. 

My only favorite shows are Deadliest Catch and Gold Rush anyway, LOL...and I can find them live streaming in HD either live or by the next day whenever I want to watch it.  Don't need to pay cable TV for 300 channels of pure shit when you can find it "free" somewhere else on the good 'ol interwebs. 

We don't need cable or sat, folks.  Cancel that shit.  The best way to protest is with your MONEY!  Walk away from them. 

MalteseFalcon's picture

Has Trump got you all tuned into the nightly news?

Mission accomplished.

FMR Bankster's picture

Pretty much how I see it. It's August, the time of shark bites, dead white girls and the east coast media obsessing about soon to be loser candidates. Too bad Kim K or Bruce Jenner isn't running, they'd be in heaven. As far as Iowa goes, on a very cold night next February something like 15% of the Republicans will show up for a 2-3 hour caucus. There won't be many blowhards supporting Trump there. Just like there we're many Bachman supporters last time despite the east coast media concocted summer surge of 2011. In Iowa, (and New Hampshire) real candidates are building county by county support. No TV there to watch, so "the Donald" won't be involved.

JoeSilverBack's picture

Trump 20:17 thou shall not give a man an assault rifle

20:18 thou shall extend waiting times for purchasing weapons

20:19 thou shall extend corporate bankruptcy laws 

20:20 thou shall support isreal with unsinkable aircraft carrier 


realmoney2015's picture

20:21 thou shall invdade other countires to benefit us corporations

20:22 thou shall pay politicians to get them to steal a widow's house, so you can build a parking lot for your casino.

ZD1's picture

19:00 make a bunch of shit up about Trump while supporting Bernie the putz's platform of "FREE" college and fighting climate change

realmoney2015's picture

All of that about Trump in the two posts are true. We could post the links, but figured that people could do their own research. There iks something out there called the internet. If used correctly it can be a tool to get around the MSM and their propaganda.

And I do not like Sanders. You can see what I think of his socialist beliefs on the post about Sanders earlier today. The truth is that until we end the fed, no drastic changes will occur. There is only one candidate with the track record of being anti-fed. If you don't know who that is, it's time to research the candidates (hint its not Clinton, Trump or Sanders).

And if you say that this candidate doesnt have a chance, I ask why not? Becuase she/he is anti-fed? Then we should support her/him even more. Because the MSM won't cover her/him? We need to make it known all over the free/alternative media. Because she/he will be cheated? We need to get a clear majority. Becuase she/he is polling bad at the moment (according to MSM polls)? We have 6 months befoe most of the country votes. That is alot of time for people to realize that one candiate is not like the rest.

Be part of the solution, not part of the problem.

Zymurguy's picture

Wait, you can get a FatHead of The Donald?

TheReplacement's picture

Can I get a fathead of your avatar?

Oxbo Rene's picture

There won't be another election = Martial Law + WWIII = Obama wins .............

Skateboarder's picture

I still question the authenticity of Mr. Snowden, but indeed this is proof enough that Trump serves his surveillance state masters well. As if a "leader" will be allowed to rise who is even allowed to express any neutral or opposing sentiments to surveillance.

worbsid's picture

IMHO I think that Trump will learn about NSA, CIA, etc. and change his mind about a lot of things.  Snowden may be one of them.  If I were Snowden, I would keep a really low profile though just in case.

Dick Buttkiss's picture

If Trump were that asleep (and no way he his), then he would wake up dead, just as any candidate would who even got close to the presidency.

Which is to say that the P in POTUS isn't President; it's Puppet.

realmoney2015's picture

If you don't know about the NSA or the CIA and how evil they are, then you are not a good choice to be president. Pretty simple really. And these are minor issues comapred to the 100 trillion dollar elephant, The Federal Reserve!

Thorny Xi's picture

Sanders' rise is also unprecedented, and he's beat Trump head to head, but few outlets cover him.

Arnold's picture

Sanders has the .alt media looking for their messiah.

Imagine, a self outed Socialist.

Everyman's wet dream.

(where's my daily FSA delivery?)

Four chan's picture

he is the jewish media message incarnate, effeminate white male who bows down to the lowest common denominator, begging for their ignorant votes. espousing diversity as a way to destroy the only civilization ever created, white european, through the never ending bull horns like npr crying "multiculturalism the new god!" fuck him and fuck all that propaganda, fergusson and baltimore told me all i need to know about the true content of diversity's character.

ps rip to the police and reporters murdered by diversity and all those to come.

TheReplacement's picture

Hmm, there is another word that THEY have conned YOU into murdering.

Blending everyone together into one is the opposite of diversity.

Diversity is maintaining different groups so that no one stroke can wipe out humanity (think some kind of super virus).  In that sense, diversity is our strength.

Please, stop abusing our language as they wish.  What's next, calling dicators, criminals, and thugs liberal?  See?

Vlad the Inhaler's picture

What we're seeing here is a nation whose Market is so destroyed by the crooked central bankers that we are having a Facist vs Socialist war just like Italy after WW1.

greyghost's picture

what would our day at the hedge be like without the usual daily rump commercial?

p.s. oh my the T didn't stick....oh well probably better left unedited

Richardk888's picture

Will Trump support the majority of laws that are in violation of the Constittution?

I appreciate the discussion brought forward by Trump, but have heard nothing from him regarding the elimination of entire agencies or allegiance to the founding documents.

I think he would just be more of the same.

HonkyShogun's picture
HonkyShogun (not verified) Richardk888 Aug 31, 2015 2:05 PM

Hey, no critical thinking! Just jump on the bandwagon and support your team.

Dick Buttkiss's picture

Anybody who is even toying with voting in this or any other national election has already disqualified himself as someone capable of critical thinking.

Bumpo's picture

NOT Voting is sooo edgy and brave, no one will notice ...