This music video from the Netherlands says about itself:
Fay Lovsky, The Candidate (2016)
12 August 2016
Dutch singer Fay Lovsky writes about her song:
If you wish to download it, here it is. But I ask you please, READ my motivation. I am NOT trying to raise my flag, I am merely expressing my horror at a time when all the respectable media are cowered into embarrassed silence, while so much mudslinging is going on.
So much on Facebook about Trump that horrifies me. I know I’m not a US citizen so what is it that has me so worried? Well. Politics seem to lose out more and more to global faceless business. It affects me as a European too, if big business buys up a US presidential candidate who bullies the powerless, whom he dismisses as “losers”. A man like that will deny responsibility for actions affecting people worldwide.
Alright, Bush did that, too. I was worried about the Bush club, but he played the game without setting up the US population against itself. Which brings me to my second horror, a thing I see becoming a trend in my own country too: it worries me that political speeches turn into litanies of shamelessly blaming others. That great institute of parliament – from “parler”, speaking – is changing into hurlement, a place where rude names are called and mud is slung. Where’s the class, the art of debating, the defending of viewpoints based in fact? It’s a trend of disrespect and lack of dignity. Bullying is not a basis for government, or democracy is lost.
NEW TRUMP CAMPAIGN CEO HAS SPOTTY TAX RECORD “The new CEO of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign failed to properly pay his taxes for several years in the 1990s, according to an analysis of public records. Steve Bannon, executive chairman of the conservative website Breitbart News, will be overseeing the Trump campaign staff and day-to-day operations. On Wednesday, Bannon took a leave of absence from his job at Breitbart, which has been one of Trump’s biggest media cheerleaders. The move was seen as a blow to Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who had overseen the campaign for the last two months. Manafort will retain his title, but insiders said his role in the campaign will be significantly diminished.” [Igor Bobic, HuffPost]
“Joseph Schmitz, named as one of five advisers by the Trump campaign in March, is accused of bragging when he was Defense Department inspector general a decade ago that he pushed out Jewish employees.” Schmitz says the allegations against him are lies. (Marisa Taylor and William Douglas, McClatchy)
Daily Kos: Donald Trump got his start like Donald Trump runs his campaign—with racism: here.