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'Talk About Not Getting It': Trump Campaign to Flash Names of Donors During SOTU


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'Talk About Not Getting It': Trump Campaign to Flash Names of Donors During SOTU

Jon Queally, staff writer

Panned as just the latest example of Trump using the presidential office for financial gain was news the Trump campaign on Monday sent an email to supporters offering to reward donations by having their names "flashed on the screen during a broadcast" of the president's State of the Union address Tuesday night.

"My fellow Americans, the state of the union is: for sale."


#2

It’s time to give corporate names to all the public institutions, just like the naming of sports stadiums. It’s all the same nowadays. The game is over. The corporate oligarchs have won. The people have been wooed by consumer materialism and working for slave wages. And all the while the corporate oligarchs have consolidated their power and have control over the military/surveillance/police state. Good luck getting rid of them now.


#3

Holygeezer makes a good point, which i look at from the opposite direction:

It is time to remove corporate names from all public institutions, such as sports stadiums.

The fact that such blatant ownership and advertising aroused no movement of resistance, brings to mind the simile of the frog in heating water… water that is now coming to a boil…


#4

Is it “Not getting it”, or just good old rubbing our noses in it? I’m inclined to believe the latter.


#5

I liken it to the P.T Barnum adage "There is a sucker born every minute"
Trouble is for the ringmaster eventually people wise up and quit going to the circus.


#6

If I could, I would amend the US Constitution to require DC politicians to wear jumpsuits covered with corporate logos advertising their sponsors, just like racing car drivers wear.


#7

As saddening and telling this is of the corporate ownership of democracy, I have to emit that this is a great fundraising idea. The Trump reelection campaign knows that it will need all the money it can get and doesn’t care how that is done. Also it is a way for the Trump administration to brag about how many people are donating to it, because even if a “relative” few actually donate it’ll look like a lot of people are donating.


#8

More corroboration of what I said upon Trump’s election a year ago: Trump running for POTUS and being elected was probably the best business decision of his life!

Emolument clause? Seems to be non-existent!


#9

This is like a shitty version of what some Youtubers do where they flash their Patreon subscribers at the end of their videos. Except it will be in the name of big corporations.


#10

Could you imagine how less headache inducing Times Square would be if they took down all of their advertisements on the sides of the buildings.


#11

Why are we being governed by paradingTIKI torch bearers screaming racist crap? 10.6 million more people voted for someone other than Trump, yet here we are. 7.6 million voted for the spoilers and Hillary got 3 million more votes. Can’t we fix this flaw? I have read article 11 section 1 several times. The framers must have been smoking some really fine “stuff”


#12

Great get the owners of our “so-called” democracy out in the open. No more big effen secret. Times up boys show you greedy faces.


#13

The sign above is partly true except it needs to be changed to : THANK YOU CHRISTIAN, FASCISTS! FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP.


#14

Are you one of those who still believe “Nader gave us Bush?” The use of the term “spoiler” is loaded, as you must know by now; so what and how exactly did Stein and Johnson “spoil?”


#15

Hillary’s turn on the throne would probably what her defenders would say.


#16

Good idea. Taking it to a whole new grosser level, how about they have their corporate logos tattooed all over their bodies and make them walk around naked. Expose these soulless a$$hole$ literally.


#17

I agree. He is catering to his groupies, and their infatuation with money and his gold-plated brand is such they will feel honored and excitedly call their friends to boast about being on TV. All the, like, really smart stable geniuses out there.


#18

I wonder if Trump was put into a large pot of lukewarm water, then heated to boiling, if he would jump out, or just pick up the phone and call for another porn star.


#19

Yeah,

I guaran"fucking"tee you that Jill Stein would have done a much better job as President than Donald “Arnold Palmer” Trump has.


#20

That fucking sign makes my BLOOD BOIL!!! WTF has happened to intelligence in this fucking country?!