Politically Wrong With Parker Wong
****This Is A Work Of Satire: But All Quotes Are Real****
We have had countless presidential elections and yet, for some reason, this year seems the most entertaining. It comes with the era of technology. When the television came out it brought a new platform into political campaigning. We as a public could finally look into the face of the candidate who was campaigning and see the passion in their eyes. Now we have come to 2016 and we have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. and not only do we get to see the candidates and look at their faces as they pitch us their version of what America should be, but we can now see their comments, thoughts, selfies, and insults on the internet at any moment in time.
This form of internet campaigning has spiraled out of control during this year’s primaries. We have seen personal attacks on wives from multiple candidates (don’t forget the great piece that Ted Cruz did on Trump’s wife.)
Of course, that caused Trump to retaliate against Ted’s wife. Yet, you would think that this form of public feud would cause voters to become disinterested with certain candidates. You would be wrong. It has only sparked an interest that has grown into a flame, that Trump has been using to propel himself forward in this year’s presidential primaries. The old saying of, “there’s no such thing as bad publicity” has been proven right this year by Donald Trump.
His antics have caused heated attacks, his outspoken campaigning has caused uproarious applause, and none of the other candidates have been able to use the social media to their benefit the way Trump has. It got to point in fact where Hillary had to hire a group of people to take down slander against her on the internet, as well as flooding her social media sites with positive messages about her as a candidate.
It clearly has become a major offensive and defensive tool in this year’s presidential primary and it seems to be that whoever is able to harness it’s potential for “free advertising” is most likely going to get ahead in the polls (as Trump has been doing).
So just as John F. Kennedy was the first “Television President,” Donald Trump has been knighted the first “Social Media President” (candidate). So to understand what it is like to campaign in a world addicted to constant and immediate updates we asked him to sit down with our reporter Parker Wong and answer some questions.
WONG: Mr. Trump you have been using social media platforms to gain voters and as a way to spread your political agenda. Yet, it has given you some backlash on some of the things that you have posted. For example, when Senator Ted Cruz and yourself had a heated wife battle over Twitter it caused some uproar. What do you have to say to the people have attacked your comments on social media?
TRUMP: “You know, it really doesn’t matter what the media writes as long as you’ve got a young, and beautiful, piece of ass.”
WONG: Well I can’t disagree with you there. This year’s presidential primaries have been filled with unique and interesting policies. It seems that each candidate has a vast view of what they want to do with America. You have been advocating controlling immigration and your wall proposal at our border has certainly gotten people thinking of what to do with illegal immigrants. What are your views about this year’s political policies?
TRUMP: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with them. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists… And some, I assume, are good people…. I will build a great wall – and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me – and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words… One of they key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace. Good people don’t go into government.”
It is true that most of the people who go into politics these days are not good people. We have people who are compelled by greed and power that instead of focusing on what the American people need, they are focusing on what their position can give them.
WONG: It seems that people have you and Hillary pegged as the nominees for the general election. How do you feel about that competition? What do you think will happen in the general election?
TRUMP: “The only card [Hillary Clinton] has is the woman’s card. She’s got nothing else to offer and frankly if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5 percent of the vote. The only thing she’s got going is the woman’s card, and the beautiful thing is, women don’t like her.”
WONG: What is your strategy? What do you consider to be your “secret weapon” against Hillary Clinton?
TRUMP: “My IQ is one of the highest — and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure; it’s not your fault.”
WONG: So you plan to outsmart Hillary Clinton? That sounds like an easy enough plan. Do you think that social media has/will help you as the primaries are coming to an end?
TRUMP: “My Twitter has become so powerful that I can actually make my enemies tell the truth.”
Congratulations Mr. Trump on a clean sweep. 5 out of 5 states won. pic.twitter.com/t7jHEbn8rY
— Absolute Rights (@absoluterights) April 27, 2016
Everyone learns at an early age, usually in High School, that most votes have to do with a popularity contest. There’s always the one hot girl, who’s a little stuck up, and the one guy who’s dad bought him a BMW, who run for president of the student council, and whoever can get the most votes (by popularity wins). So it usually ends up dwindling down to if all the guys in sports will vote for the guy and all the girls in cheerleading will vote for the girl. That is essentially politics. So now the popularity contest is happening in America between Trump, Clinton, Kasich, and Cruz.
If you pay close attention, you’ll see how popularity has dropped in certain candidates. Yet with that drop of popularity has come a drop in publicity. We started off hearing a lot of things about all the candidates. Yet now most of the news is on Trump and Hillary, sprinkled in with bits of Cruz and Kasich.
It’s a popularity contest and social media happens to be the advertising platform.
WONG: Do you think that because you are using social media to get your publicity out to the public, it makes you a different candidate than the others? Is there something else that makes you stand out from the candidates?
TRUMP: “I think the only difference between me and the other candidates is that I’m more honest and my women are more beautiful.“
WONG: Nothing else makes you stand out? Not your views on policies? Anything?
TRUMP: “My fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, are various other parts of my body.”
Well, that is all something that I’m sure everyone was just dying to know.
It seems that it isn’t just Trump’s social media savvy that is keeping him ahead of the game. He truly is a unique candidate that this country has never seen before. He has some strong views on what he wants to do with the country and those strong views just might be what this country is looking for after eight years of pandering to other countries. He has succeeded as a businessman, as a reality tv star, as an entrepreneur, and now he is succeeding as a presidential candidate.
It looks like it might be the age of the “social media president.”
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Parker Wong (born October 28th, 1983) is an American conservative political commentator. Has been and continues to be a part of many political organizations such as ACLU, Lions Club International, NRA, CSAmerica, as well as many others. Has been known to rally and advocate for and against LLCR, PRA, Grassroots Leadership, as well as many others. His brash tactics and straightforward temperament makes him well known in the political field. He now has turned to the internet to spread his views on politics and the way that America used to be, and should be.