The World Explained: It's Simple - Everyone Is Smart... Except Trump

Authored by Dov Fischer via The American Spectator,

That’s why they all are billionaires and all got elected president...

It really is quite simple. Everyone is smart except Donald J. Trump. That’s why they all are billionaires and all got elected President. Only Trump does not know what he is doing. Only Trump does not know how to negotiate with Vladimir Putin. Anderson Cooper knows how to stand up to Putin. The whole crowd at MSNBC does. All the journalists do.

They could not stand up to Matt Lauer at NBC. They could not stand up to Charlie Rose at CBS. They could not stand up to Mark Halperin at NBC. Nor up to Leon Wieseltier at the New Republic, nor Jann Wenner at Rolling Stone, nor Michael Oreskes at NPR, at the New York Times, or at the Associated Press. But — oh, wow! — can they ever stand up to Putin! Only Trump is incapable of negotiating with the Russian tyrant.

Remember the four years when Anderson Cooper was President of the United States? And before that — when the entire Washington Post editorial staff jointly were elected to be President? Remember? Neither do I.

The Seedier Media never have negotiated life and death, not corporate life and death, and not human life and death. They think they know how to negotiate, but they do not know how. They go to a college, are told by peers that they are smart, get some good grades, proceed to a graduate degree in journalism, and get hired as analysts. Now they are experts, ready to take on Putin and the Iranian Ayatollahs at age 30.

That is not the road to expertise in tough dealing. The alternate road is that, along the way, maybe you get forced into some street fights. Sometimes the other guy wins, and sometimes you beat the intestines out of him. Then you deal with grown-ups as you mature, and you learn that people can be nasty, often after they smile and speak softly. You get cheated a few times, played. And you learn. Maybe you become an attorney litigating multi-million-dollar case matters. Say what you will about attorneys, but those years — not the years in law school, not the years drafting legal memoranda, but the years of meeting face-to-face and confronting opposing counsel — those years can teach a great deal. They can teach how to transition from sweet, gentle, diplomatic negotiating to tough negotiating. At some point, with enough tough-nosed experience, you figure out Trump’s “The Art of the Deal” yourself.

Trump’s voters get him because not only is he we, but we are he. We were not snowflaked-for-life by effete professors who themselves never had negotiated tough life-or-death serious deals. Instead we live in the real world, and we know how that works. Not based on social science theories, not based on “conceptual negotiating models.” But based on the people we have met over life and always will hate. That worst boss we ever had. The coworker who tried to sabotage us. We know the sons of bums whom we survived, the dastardly types who are out there, and we learned from those experiences how to deal with them. We won’t have John Kerry soothe us by having James Taylor sing “You’ve Got a Friend” carols.

The Bushes got us into all kinds of messes. The first one killed the economic miracle that Reagan had fashioned. The second one screwed up the Middle East, where Iraq and Iran beautifully were engaged in killing each other for years, and he got us mired into the middle of the muddle. Clinton was too busy with Monica Lewinsky to protect us from Osama bin Laden when we had him in our sights. Hillary gave us Benghazi and more. And Obama and Kerry gave us the Iran Deal, ISIS run amok, America in retreat. All to the daily praise of a media who now attack Trump every minute of every day.

So let us understand a few things:

Negotiating with NATO:

NATO is our friend. They also rip off America. They have been ripping us off forever. We saved their butts — before there even was a NATO — in World War I. They messed up, and 116,456 Americans had to die to save their butts. Then they messed up again for the next two decades because West Europeans are effete and so obsessed with their class manners and their rules of savoir faire and their socialist welfare states and their early retirements that they did not have the character to stand up to Hitler in the 1930s. Peace in our time. So they messed up, and we had to save their butts again. And another 405,399 Americans died for them during World War II. And then we had to rebuild them! And we had to station our boys in Germany and all over their blood-stained continent. So, hey, we love those guys. We love NATO.

And yet they still rip us off. We pay 4% of our gigantic gross domestic product to protect them, and they will not pay a lousy 2% of their GDP towards their own defense. Is there a culture more penny-pinching-cheap-and-stingy than the fine constituents of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization? These cheap baseborn prigs will not pay their fare. They are too cheap. They expect America to send boys to die for them in one world war, then another — hundreds of thousands — and then to pay for their NATO defense even a century later.

And then they have the temerity to cheat us further in trade. Long before Trump, they set up tariffs against us for so many things. If the average American knew how badly Europe has been ripping us off for decades with their tariffs, no one in this country would buy anything European again. We would say, as a matter of self-respect and personal pride, “I no longer will buy anything but American, no matter what it costs.”

Every American President has complained about the cheating and imbalance — the NATO penny-pinching-cheapness, the tariff and trade imbalances. In more recent years, the various Bushes complained about it. Even Obama complained about it. But they all did it so gently, so diplomatically. They would deliver the sermon, just as the pastor predictably tells the church-goers on Sunday morning that he is against sin, and the Europeans would sit quietly and nod their heads — nodding from sleeping, not from agreeing — and then they would go back out and sin some more. Another four years of America being suckered and snookered. All they had to do was give Obama a Nobel Peace Prize his ninth month in officeand let Kerry ride his bike around Paris.

So Trump did what any effective negotiator would do: he took note of past approaches to NATO and their failures, and correctly determined that the only way to get these penny-pinching-cheap baseborn prigs to pay their freight would be to bulldoze right into their faces, stare them right in their glazed eyes with cameras rolling, and tell them point-blank the equivalent of:

“You are the cheapest penny-pinching, miserly, stingy, tightwadded skinflints ever. And it is going to stop on my watch. Whatever it takes from my end, you selfish, curmudgeonly cheap prigs, you are going to pay your fair share. I am not being diplomatic. I am being All-Business: either you start to pay or, wow, are you in for some surprises! And you know what you read in the Fake News: I am crazy! I am out of control! So, lemme see. I know: We will go to trade war! How do you like that? Maybe we even will pull all our troops out of Europe. Hmmm. Yeah, maybe. Why not? Sounds good. Well, let’s see.”

So Trump stuffed it into their quiche-and-schnitzel ingesting faces. And he convinced them — thanks to America’s Seedier Media who are the real secret to the “Legend That is Trump” — that he just might be crazy enough to go to trade war and to pull American boys home. They knew that Clinton and Bush x 2 and Kerry and Hillary and Nobel Laureate Obama never would do it. But they also know that Trump just might. And if they think they are going to find comfort and moderating in his new advisers, John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, alongside him….

Nuh-uh.

So CNN and the Washington Post and all the Seedier Media attacked Trump for days: He is destroying the alliance! He attacks our friends!

Baloney. Obama was the one whom the Left Echo Chamber… Chamber… Chamber never called out for attacking our friends — Israel, Britain, so many others — while cozying up to Hugo Chavezbowing to dictators, and dancing the tango for Raul Castro. Trump is just the opposite: He knows who the friends are, and he wants to maintain and strengthen those friendships. It is no different from a parent telling a 35-year-old son: “I have been supporting you for thirty-five years. I put you through college by signing four years and $100,000 in PLUS Loans. You graduated college fifteen years ago. For fifteen years I have been asking you nicely to look for a job and to start contributing. Instead, you sit home all day playing video games, texting your friends on a smartphone I pay for, and picking little fuzz balls out of your navel. So, look, I love you. You are my flesh and blood. But if you are not employed and earning a paycheck — and contributing to the cost of this household — in six months, we are throwing you out of the house.” That boy is NATO. Trump is Dad. And all of us have been signing for the PLUS Loans.

Negotiating with Putin

Putin is a bad guy. A really bad guy. He is better than Lenin. Better than Stalin, Khrushchev, Kosygin, Brezhnev, Pol Pot, Mao. But he is a really bad guy.

Here’s the thing: Putin is a dictator. He answers to no one. He does whatever he wants. If there arises an opponent, that guy dies. Maybe the opponent gets poked with a poisoned umbrella. Maybe he gets shot on the street. Maybe the opponent is forced to watch Susan Rice interviews telling the world that Benghazi happened because of a YouTube video seen by nine derelicts in Berkeley and that Bowe Berghdal served with honor and distinction. But, one way or another, the opponent dies.

Trump knows this about Putin. And here is what that means:

If you insult Putin in public, like by telling the newsmedia just before or after meeting with him that he is the Butcher of Crimea, and he messed with our elections, and is an overall jerk — then you will get nothing behind closed doors from Putin. Putin will decide “To heck with you, and to heck with the relationship we just forged.” Putin will get even, will take intense personal revenge, even if it is bad for Russia — even if it is bad for Putin. Because there are no institutional reins on him.

But if you go in public and tell everyone that Putin is a nice guy (y’know, just like Kim Jong Un) and that Putin intensely maintains that he did not mess with elections — not sweet little Putey Wutey (even though he obviously did) — then you next can maintain the momentum established beforehand in the private room. You can proceed to remind Putin what you told him privately: that this garbage has to stop — or else. That if he messes in Syria, we will do “X.” If he messes with our Iran boycott, we will do “Y.” We will generate so much oil from hydraulic fracturing and from ANWR and from all our sources that we will glut the market — if not tomorrow, then a year from now. We will send even more lethal offensive military weapons to Ukraine. We can restore the promised shield to Eastern Europe that Obama withdrew. And even if we cannot mess with Russian elections (because they have no elections), they do have computers — and, so help us, we will mess with their technology in a way they cannot imagine. Trump knows from his advisers what we can do. If he sweet-talks Putin in public — just Putin on the Ritz — then everything that Trump has told Putin privately can be reinforced with action, and he even can wedge concessions because, against that background, Putin knows that no one will believe that he made any concessions. Everyone is set to believe that Putin is getting whatever he wants, that Trump understands nothing. So, in that setting, Putin can make concessions and still save face.

That is why Trump talks about him that way. And that is the only possible way to do it when negotiating with a tyrant who has no checks and balances on him. If you embarrass the tyrant publicly, then the tyrant never will make concessions because he will fear that people will say he was intimidated and backed down. And that he never will do. Meanwhile, Trump has expelled 60 Russians from America, reversed Obama policy and sent lethal weapons to Ukraine, and is pressing Germany severely on its pipeline project with Russia.

The Bottom Line

At the end of the day, Donald Trump is over seventy years old. He has made many mistakes in his life. He still makes some. He is human. But Trump likewise has spent three score and a dozen years learning. He has seen some of his businesses go bankrupt, and he has learned from those experiences to be a billionaire and not let it happen again. No doubt that he has been fooled, outsmarted in years past. And he has learned from life.

He is a tough and smart negotiator. He sizes up his opponent, and he knows that the approach that works best for one is not the same as for another. It does not matter what he says publicly about his negotiating opponent. What matters is what results months later. In his first eighteen months in Washington, this man has turned around the American economy, brought us near full employment, reduced the welfare and food stamp lines, wiped out ISIS in Raqqa, moved America’s Israel embassy to Jerusalem, successfully has launched massive deregulation of the economy, has opened oil exploration in ANWR, is rebuilding the military massively, has walked out of the useless Paris Climate Accords that were negotiated by America’s amateurs who always get snookered, canned the disastrous Iran Deal, exited the bogus United Nations Human Rights Council. He has Canada and Mexico convinced he will walk out of NAFTA if they do not pony up, and he has the Europeans convinced he will walk out of NATO if they don’t stop being the cheap and lazy parasitic penny-pinchers they are. He has slashed income taxes, expanded legal protections for college students falsely accused of crimes, has taken real steps to protect religious freedoms and liberties promised in the First Amendment, boldly has taken on the lyme-disease-quality of a legislative mess that he inherited from Reagan-Bush-Clinton-Bush-Obama on immigration, and has appointed a steady line of remarkably brilliant conservative federal judges to sit on the district courts, the circuit appellate courts, and the Supreme Court.

What has Anderson Cooper achieved during that period? Jim Acosta or the editorial staffs of the New York Times and Washington Post? They have not even found the courage and strength to stand up to the coworkers and celebrities within their orbits who abuse sexually or psychologically or emotionally. They have no accomplishments to compare to his. Just their effete opinions, all echoing each other, all echoing, echoing, echoing. They gave us eight years of Nobel Peace Laureate Obama negotiating with the ISIS JV team, calming the rise of the oceans, and healing the planet.

We will take Trump negotiating with Putin any day.

Comments

powow ted41776 Thu, 07/19/2018 - 23:15 Permalink

 

It's a moronic thing to say that because Trump's a billionaire he's worthy to be President. CARTEL heads are billionaires too.

 

People don't like Trump for a few SIMPLE reasons:

1. He's ARROGANT.

2. He HATES immigrants when America is an immigrant country, thus HYPOCRISY.

3. He started a TRADE WAR that's got every country on edge.

4. He wants HIS WAY and the hell with everyone else's.

5. He supports APARTHEID in Israhell.

6. He supports Israhel''s CRIMES vs the Palestinian people.

7. He supports Israhell's THEFT of PALESTINIAN land and cities like Jerusalem.

8. He cancelled the IRAN Nuclear Deal just because Stanyahoo of Apartheid Israhell told him to, hence America - the once great country - has become Israhell's poodle.

 

Artist's IMPRESSION of Satanyahoo RIDING Trump

 

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Giant Meteor Uchtdorf Fri, 07/20/2018 - 00:20 Permalink

Maybe. But he does raise a few valid fucking points ..

The one I liked best however was this one ..

"The Seedier Media never have negotiated life and death, not corporate life and death, and not human life and death. They think they know how to negotiate, but they do not know how. They go to a college, are told by peers that they are smart, get some good grades, proceed to a graduate degree in journalism, and get hired as analysts. Now they are experts, ready to take on Putin and the Iranian Ayatollahs at age 30."

Ain't that the F'ing truth ..

And they seem so sincere too, The rat bastards ..

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Automatic Choke NidStyles Fri, 07/20/2018 - 01:22 Permalink

I may not agree with everything said here, nor everything Trump does, but one cannot argue that he is ineffective.   As for the scathing comments that being a billionaire does not qualify one for presidency....

...I would argue the opposite.  In our recent experience, both parties have fed us troll presidents, beholden to special interests and cowtowing to hidden agendas which are NOT synchronous with the interests of we the people.  One can easily make an argument that only a billionaire, fully independent, fiercely independent and stubbornly obnoxious candidate can possibly sit in the oval office WITHOUT being beholden to special interests and hidden agendas.  

Trump is clearly pissing off all the special interests, and he is happily calling them all out on their fake stories and bullshit agendas.  It is a breath of fresh air to see somebody in office with enough money to tell special interests to go fuck off.   I am pleased.  

I actually didn't vote for him -- I voted libertarian to express my disgust with both parties.   If I had a do-over, however, i would vote for Trump, and unless something drastic changes, I will vote for his re-election.  The special interests can indeed go fuck off.

I still don't like him.   He is still a bit of a buffoon, big hands or small hands.  But he is doing a good job. 

(even if he said "pussy")

 

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FBaggins youshallnotkill Fri, 07/20/2018 - 02:42 Permalink

Arch Zionist Rabbi Fischer gets ZH ink to peddle his tribal drivel just because he is pro Trump? Is this an exercise of the right to free speech or is it another exercise of Zio-neocon propaganda to abuse that right?  

Fischer says Trump is a billionaire and he wrote “The Art of the Deal”. Therefore, he is smart and a good negotiator, head and shoulders above the rabble??? Oh I see the basis for his admiration. Trump has a lot of money and he knows how to screw people so he must be a good leader to further Zio-American interests.

Perhaps with his views on Middle East wars and 9/11 he should write another chapter of the Talmud to give the US-Israeli versions more credence.

NATO: “We saved their butts — before there even was a NATO — in World War I.” So who is “we”? The US? Well why did Zionist banksters loan large sums to Germany, Britain and France to fuel the war until 1916 and then promise Britain in 1916 they would bring the US into the war and stop funding Germany in exchange for that little old Balfour letter they got in 1917? They did that right when the Germans had the edge and wanted a peace where every nation would go back to their own borders? Why now would the Zio banksters loyal to “we the people" do such a thing, and carry on the war dragging the US into it?

“And yet they still rip us off. We pay 4% of our gigantic gross domestic product to protect them, and they will not pay a lousy 2% of their GDP towards their own defense.” ??? Hey Fischer the huge US presence in NATO has been there from the beginning in order to DOMINATE NATO and to further mainly US-Anglo-Zio interests, in many places outside of Europe and particularly in the Middle East.

PUTIN: Fischer says he is a tyrant, a crook and a schlep and that he messed in the US elections. Of course he does, because it was Putin who kicked out the Zio crooks and thugs from Russia who came into that nation with Rothschild, US and gangster money bribing and buying up everything in sight for zilch.

Fischer’s  Bottom Line

“At the end of the day, Donald Trump is over seventy years old. He has made many mistakes in his life. He still makes some. He is human. But Trump likewise has spent three score and a dozen years learning.”

What great logic. Why not say the same for Putin or Assad, both of whom he hates?  “He has made many mistakes in his life. He still makes some. He is human. But Putin likewise has spent two score and a dozen years learning.”

Here is the rub. Whether we have a Trump, a Putin, a Trudeau, a May, a Merkle, a Macron, or a Netanyahu as our leaders, they are all crooks, thugs, and puppets of very evil establishment monsters. No one gets to the so-called top without making deals and selling their souls to the bastards.  

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OceanX FBaggins Fri, 07/20/2018 - 07:25 Permalink

" The US? Well why did Zionist banksters loan large sums to Germany, Britain and France to fuel the war until 1916 and then promise Britain in 1916 they would bring the US into the war and stop funding Germany in exchange for that little old Balfour letter they got in 1917?

 

Please cite your source.

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FBaggins FBaggins Fri, 07/20/2018 - 11:04 Permalink

 

“As fate (or perhaps design) would have it, a great opportunity would soon present itself to the Zionist Mafia. There came in 1914 "The Great War" pitting the three powers of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Turkish Empire against the three powers of England, France, and Russia. In the interests of staying on the subject of 9-11 and today's "War on Terrorism", we won't get into all of the underlying causes or the historical flow of World War I. What we need to understand is that the Zionists played an important role in dragging the USA into that bloody European war -  a war in which the US had no vital interests at stake whatsoever. 

Here was the situation. By 1916, the Germans, Austrians, and Ottoman Turks had seemingly won the war. Russia was in turmoil and about to be swallowed up by communist revolution. France had suffered horrible losses, and Britain was under a German U-boat blockade. Germany made an offer to Britain to end the war under conditions favorable to Britain. But the British, and the international Zionists, had one more card to play! 

The British government and the Zionist leaders struck a dirty deal. The Zionists were led by Chaim Weizmann, the man who one day become the first President of the State of Israel. The idea was for the Zionists to use their influence to drag the mighty USA into the war on Britain's side, so that Germany and it's Ottoman allies could be crushed. In exchange for helping to bring the USA into the war, the British would reward the Zionists by taking over Palestine from the conquered Ottomans after the war was over. The British had originally wanted to give the Zionists a jewish homeland in an African territory. But the Zionists were fixated on claiming Palestine as their land. Once under British control, the jews of Europe would be allowed to immigrate to Palestine in great numbers.”

http://www.allempires.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=27905

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Dickweed Wang FBaggins Fri, 07/20/2018 - 08:59 Permalink

Very good points Frodo. The guy's hate for Putin is obvious. He slams the MSM and then does exactly what he accuses them of when it comes to Putin and Russia. Just because Putin has been repeatedly reelected doesn't mean he's a dictator or that Russian elections are bogus. Did he forget about president St. Roosevelt that was elected four times in a row? Was he a dictator? Were the elections back then bogus? Typical Jewish hypocrisy.

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Kidbuck Automatic Choke Fri, 07/20/2018 - 07:21 Permalink

One cannot argue that he is ineffective

Although all of the below items are well within his powers he has been ineffective even though he campaigned on them. (except maybe the Fed, though he did campaign for a strong dollar it's still in decline since 1913)

  1. He has not built the wall.
  2. He has not significantly stopped entry of illegal immigrants.
  3. He has not significantly rounded up and exported illegal immigrants.
  4. He has not abolished the Fed.
  5. He has not cut any federal spending.
  6. He has not brought any troops home from Europe, Africa, Middle East, or Korea.
  7. Hillary is not in prison.

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curbjob GoFuqYourself Fri, 07/20/2018 - 00:13 Permalink

"Because we go up and every time you go up they want to raise rates again. I don't really — I am not happy about it. But at the same time I’m letting them do what they feel is best"    Donald Trump, today

Damn this guy is so big hearted, not only is Trump letting the Fed do what they feel is best ... he's allowing the rest of us to take a deep breath .. for free.

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True Blue curbjob Fri, 07/20/2018 - 02:07 Permalink

No, he can see as well as any ZH'er that they will raise rates until the bubble pops (which will be what, another 1/4 or maybe 1/2 point?) and he is getting it out in the open that A) he disagrees and B) it is the Fed doing it (and they are not a branch of Government) so that the blame cannot be placed at his doorstep later.

The only way we'll ever get rid of the Fed is if they fail publicly and spectacularly with someone on a pulpit able to squarely call them out on it.

I voted for a wrecking ball.

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chippers powow Fri, 07/20/2018 - 03:48 Permalink

Some points,  trump is american hence arrogance is expected and natural also expected,  not sure what he thinks about immigrants,  but most real Americans are tired of having 3rd world monkeys flooding in and not fitting in,  as far the isreael in zogUSA you cant be anything other then a ditch digger without being 1000% in love with the joos.

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