Donald Trump’s Support and Pork Chops

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For many Canadians watching US politics gives us an insight into the thinking of our southern neighbours. In comparison to us, the left-right continuum picks up much more to the right in the States. But nonetheless there are many similarities.

It’s safe to claim how you would vote, when there is no chance of actually voting for some while.

The current Donald J. Trump phenomenon is providing great entertainment, but it also brings to my mind a local occurrence. You are, of course, no doubt aware of Trump’s growing lead in the race to be the Republican nominee. I suspect you also familiar with his bombastic, over-the-top approach, shoot from the lip style. This seems to be striking a chord with many members of the electorate. At least for now, with the election a long way off.

Here in the Canadian province of Quebec there are those who long for a separate country. They would like to see the province declare independence from Canada. On two occasions we have had special votes – or referendums – on the issue and both times the independence-seeking side has been defeated.

An interesting observation is that when there is no referendum impending, no provincial election on the horizon, pollsters find that support for independence rises . It’s safe to claim how you would vote, when there is no chance of actually voting for some while.

Think of the old joke where a woman asks how much pork chops are and is told 79 cents a pound. She is taken aback and says that the store across the street sells them for 59 cents a pound. The butcher asks her why she doesn’t just buy them across the street.. To which she replies that they are all out of them The butcher then says “Oh I see … Well, if I didn’t have any pork chops they’d be 59 cents a pound too.” It’s easy to claim you would sell something that you don’t actually have for a very low price. You are safe. (Rain-checks aside …)

“Oh I see … Well, if I didn’t have any pork chops they’d be 59 cents a pound too.”

In telephone surveys and street corner interviews it is easy to express support for The Donald. But it is my belief that when push comes to shove, and the casting of votes takes place in primaries, Republican voters will choose a candidate based on logic, rather than sensationalism. Just my community service. In the meantime Mr. Trump provides much fodder for discussion and good old entertainment.

DCS_Grad_2 DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+


9 thoughts on “Donald Trump’s Support and Pork Chops

      • No. And the truth is, lots of Americans, including me, have been longing for leadership that will stand up and be counted in the world community. Trump is doing that. He’s also not worrying about politcal correctness here at home, also refreshing and much needed. I hope that men of moral character and conviction will learn to be as forthright as Trump is.

  1. The thing about Trump is that he has a style which makes him look like a moron. But he’s no dummy by any means. He’s very very smart — and that’s how come he’s also very very rich. It’s easy to underestimate him. I hope the Dems don’t underestimate him right into the White House.

    • No doubt about his smarts. I just get the impression he doesn’t understand that in government one has to deal with an opposition. He can’t just fire those who disagree with him like he can in business.

  2. I have to agree with Marilyn. I hope people will come to their senses, but I doubt it. I am very afraid that Trump will continue his campaign with hate, name calling and sensationalism. Blaming everything that’s wrong with our country on the Mexicans is working. Hey, it worked for Hitler and others before, the history books are full with examples. The South will vote for him. There is not really a good candidate on the horizon at the democratic side (sorry Hillary) so this election will be a dirty one..I am afraid. I am scared what will happen to this country. Signed by a democratic ladybug 🙂

  3. Great posting!

    Donald Trump is truly spinning the media wheels with sensationalistic comments months before a primary, republican nomination or actual election.

    Donald Trump presence during this election process reminds me of H. Ross Perot who was a 1992 presidential candidate running on an independent ticket. He presence essentially split the conservative right republican party allowing the Democrats to take office.

    The only sad issue about this entire issue, is that we still have 14-months left to go. 😦

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