Ahead of Super Tuesday, John Oliver was in full form in regard to his hilarious piece on Donald Trump. The late night host presented various arguments against the front runner for the Republican party, many which have been made before such as his tendency to lie, inability to take criticism, failed business ventures, his inconsistent policies, and his initial refusal to disavow former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke, but it get’s even better towards the end… It was impossible not to share the video, so here it is (and make sure you watch the whole thing-my clue is in my title!):
Usually when there’s controversy surrounding the republican candidates, its about Donald Trump saying something stupid, or Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio having a petty fight, or Ben Carson being forgotten about- and Jeb Bush, well, just losing.
But this time Jeb Bush has created a twitter storm of which even Trump himself would be proud of. And this is why:
Jeb Bush, has a relatively low twitter profile, however after tweeting this picture of a gun with his name engraved with the caption ‘America.’, the notifications on his phone went through the roof. This tweet got him nearly 40,000 re-tweets or likes, to put that into perspective his previous tweet got 400.
The second amendment of the US constitution is hugely divisive across, not just the USA but world over. Stricter gun laws were rightly introduced by Barack Obama, but with strong opposition from Republicans. Nearly 14,000 people died in 2015 from shootings. The tweet, in my opinion, is hugely distasteful and an insult to all those who have lost their lives to gun violence. And I wasn’t the only one to react that way. Thousands responded angrily including Edward Snowden and Piers Morgan.
But the reality of the tweet is that it is a huge political cry for attention. Currently 4th in the South Carolina polls, he really needed to grab the attention of as many republican voters as possible, and unfortunately this tweet in many ways was the best way to do it. Whether or not it will help him, only time will tell.
But he certainly needs it, especially after this:
*He hasn’t actually said that, yet…
Sarah Palin, first entered politics in 1992 and became the Governor of Alaska in 2006. Most famously, she was nominated as the running mate for John McCain in 2008. Since, she has also turned to commentating and appearing on TV. She is also known for having very conservative views including being pro guns, anti same-sex marriage, pro war and anti abortion, to name a few.
But, yesterday she revealed that she would give her political backing to Trump in Iowa and sounded scarily similar to the man himself.
As speakers, Palin and Donald Trump are basically the same person, they both have a tendency to veer off script, both demonstrate a love for hyperbole and both give memorable speeches that involve a lot of SHOUTING.
In endorsing Trump, who she repeatedly referred to as the ‘Next President of the Great United States of America’, she made quite a speech that may have raised a few cautious eyebrows or but may make other shout ‘Hallelujah’!:
Here are a few lines from the speech and make your own judgements:
“We, you, a diverse, dynamic, needed support base that they would attack. And now, some of them even whispering, they’re ready to throw in for Hillary over Trump because they can’t afford to see the status quo go, otherwise, they won’t be able to be slurping off the gravy train that’s been feeding them all these years. They don’t want that to end.”
“He is from the private sector, not a politician – can I get a ‘Hallelujah!’ Where, in the private sector, you actually have to balance budgets in order to prioritize, to keep the main thing, the main thing, and he knows the main thing: a president is to keep us safe economically and militarily… So troops, hang in there, because help’s on the way because he, better than anyone, isn’t he known for being able to command, fire!”
“You know, they stomp on our neck, and then they tell us, ‘Just chill, OK just relax.’ Well, look, we are mad, and we’ve been had. They need to get used to it.”
“Are you ready for a commander-in-chief, you ready for a commander-in-chief who will let our warriors do their job and go kick ISIS ass?”
“They didn’t want to talk about these issue until he brought ’em up. In fact, they’ve been wearing a, this, political correctness kind of like a suicide vest.”
“Where they’re fighting each other and yelling ‘Allah Akbar’ calling Jihad on each other’s heads for ever and ever. Like I’ve said before, let them duke it out and let Allah sort it out.”
“The self-made success of Trump- you know that he doesn’t get his power, his high, off, OPM- other people’s money, like a lot of dopes in Washington do. They’re addicted to OPM, where they take other people’s money, and then their high is getting to redistribute it, right?”
“His power, his passion, is the fabric of America. And it’s woven by work ethic and dreams and drive and faith in the Almighty, what a combination.”
“Pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, strict constitutionality. Those things that are unifying values from big cities to tiny towns, from big mountain states and the Big Apple, to the big, beautiful heartland that’s in between.”
“Are you ready to make America great again? We all have a part in this. We all have a responsibility. Looking around at all of you, you hard-working Iowa families. You farm families, and teachers, and Teamsters, and cops, and cooks. You rockin’ rollers. And holy rollers! All of you who work so hard. You full-time moms. You with the hands that rock the cradle. You all make the world go round, and now our cause is one.”
Very ‘Trump-esque’, right?