[Cough] This is what politics really looks like when you’ve stripped out all the meaningful content…

Would you Adam and Eve it?Peter Serafinowicz gives Donald Trump a cockney makeover.No words were changed.

Posted by Slugger O'Toole on Friday, 29 January 2016

And here’s one person’s reasoning as to why populists like Trump always win

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  • Anglo-Irish

    That is brilliant!

    In the Times the other day someone made the point that the Democrats were playing a crafty game in reacting to Trump in a way which would boost his profile with Republicans.

    The plan being that they want him to win the nomination because they believe that he’ll be annihilated in the Presidential election.

    Errr, I can see a possible problem with that approach, still what do I know, I’m sure the American people are as intelligent and politically aware as the Democrats believe.

    Aren’t they?

  • Anglo-Irish

    That’s the problem, as someone once said no political party wins an election, the party in power loses it.

    People tend to stick with the status quo if nothing is going too drastically wrong.

    The difference is that because of the two term rule ( which I agree with) America can’t actually stay with it anyway.

    A woman as President might be a step too far for the old misogynist fogeys, couple that with mishandling the Democratic campaign and it could turn out closer than we think.

    The thought of Trump and Palin facing off Putin and Medvedev in a Cuban Missile type crisis doesn’t exactly fill me with confidence. : (

    You have to hand it to the Yanks though, we get a right wing loon playing to the lowest self interested human emotions in the form of Nigel Farage who resembles a dodgy second hand car dealer and they get ‘The Donald’.

    In effect we got Arthur Daley and they got Lex Luthor.

  • Anglo-Irish

    Maybe it’s my general cynicism toward all politicians of whatever political stance or nationality that wants me to be lied to by a different set of people from time to time.

    I agree with regard to the oligarchy remark, it seems to me that big business and vested interests have been running the show for centuries.

    Hope you are right regarding Trump, he seems unimaginable as President of the USA.

    You’re probably right, whoever heard of any country ever electing a complete mental case as leader? : )

  • Anglo-Irish

    Well, although I prefer the Democrats as a general rule I prefer a strong opposition in any legislature to try and keep some measure of ‘ honesty’ ( using the term at its loosest ) in the governments dealings.

    That’s why Corbyn is bad for British politics.

    As for corruption its been going on for a long time.

    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwitp-jj4M_KAhWCcRQKHec3DHkQFggkMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spectator.co.uk%2F2002%2F12%2Fthe-secret-of-churchills-gold%2F&usg=AFQjCNF-zlG9yD2E3HVX5xM0QLEtzJO-uQ

    One of the daftest views on political financial dishonesty you will come across, basically ” They’re all at it, but if you want talented people we should turn a blind eye ”

    Or in other words one law for the rich and powerful and a different one for the rest of us.

  • tmitch57

    Shouldn’t it be ‘illary instead of Hillary if he is going with a cockney accent?

  • SeaanUiNeill

    “The average mind is slow in grasping a truth, but when the most thoroughly organized, centralized institution, maintained at an excessive national expense, has proven a complete social failure, the dullest must begin to question its right to exist.” Emma Goldman, 1911.

  • Ernekid

    That made me chuckle.

  • SeaanUiNeill

    Who was it who said that politics was show-biz for ugly people? Just popped back into my head while I was watching…….

  • SeaanUiNeill

    He needs a few pointers from Ray Winstone, perhaps…….