Trump: Did I Miss Something?

Dammit!  I do wish there was more to write about than Trump…..unfortunately he is the only candidate that is making news these days……

I have been following the doings with the 2016 election and of course it would be difficult to follow it without having to be exposed to the ramblings of Donald Trump.

First, I see the FOX’s Megyn Kelly has returned to work and Trump had nothing good to say about her….the Roger Ailes speaks up and says that Trump owes her an apology…..and back and forth…..to me this is all just a ratings game….the more crap they throw the more some will tune in to follow the continuing saga….this I understand.  The popularity of Trump eludes me.

Back to the jest of this post…..

I see so many people that take what this person says as the gospel or something equally as sacred……and I have not paid mush attention to all that he has to say……but with all the excitement over him as a candidate I decided to watch one of his outings in Iowa to see if I could get an idea of his popularity.

I listened and all I heard was a person rambling on and on….kinda made me think of the rambling rant of Qaddafi at the UN about 10 years ago (please I am not equating Bush with the Middle East Mad Man just talking about a speech that made little sense)…..I learned the he loves Mexicans and the Chinese people and then belittles them……he is really smart……he knows people……all in all self-promotion.  I realize that all politicians are egotistical wankers but Mr. Trump is taking that egotism to new heights….

He bitches about many things, like most Americans, but he offers nothing in the process that resembles a solution to anything.  Eventually, once the election primaries begin for real, he will have to offer more as a solution then he is really smart, really rich and knows people.

Trump and Sanders are tapping into a populist trend among Americans……most of us are fed up with the idle promises of those we elect and once in Washington they play games and waste time…..Sanders unlike Trump at least talks about issues and even seem to have a few solutions up his sleeve.  I think if Trump wants to be as successful as he seems to think he is…..he will have to offer solutions other than build a really big wall and the people he knows……

For now he, Trump, is telling the conservative voter everything they want to hear……but how long will his ramblings be attractive to these people?  Eventually, I think, they will want to hear how he will achieve all the things he bitches about…….

Or is it possible that I may have missed something?

What the Hell is his problem with Oreos?

How America’s political and economic elite gave birth to the Trump campaign

why don’t we take a break from the insanity of the international stage and try our hand at the insanity on the political stage?

I must admit that Donald Trump has gone further than I thought he would go….after watching him for a couple of election cycles pretend to be a candidate and at the last minute cut and run…….I did not think this time would be any different.

Apparently I was mistaken.

Now I ask how did Trump manage to get voters on his side of the equation for this election?

His popularity is going through the roof and the media is having a hard time keeping up with the unfolding story……

So just how did Trump manage to become the darling of the Right…..what made his rise possible?  And better yet…..the MSM scrambling to try and find a way to lessen Trump’s effectiveness……or explain his meteoric rise……

 

How America’s political and economic elite gave birth to the Trump campaign.

I Like Ike!

I recall the election of 1950’s….that was the slogan du jour for the GOP nominee……I do like Ike he was a soldier that was honest about what war is and what war does…..

He also warned the country about a growing Military-Industrial Complex…..the drawbacks of such an industry….but I appreciate his thoughts on war…..most of all.

Shame that money has replaced common sense in the GOP………only a moron would prefer war to a peaceful solution…….Listen to IKE….he was a smart man!

 

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An interesting thought by one of Ike’s contemporaries……we may not appreciate the speaker but the words are powerful……

 

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GOP’s Endangered Species

About a week ago I saw a report that Rick Perry was not paying his staffers, apparently he is out of money.  Remember last year when he was one of the “anointed” ones…..a front runner if you will…….and now he is barely hanging on by his toe nails.

This news got me to thinking…..4 years ago the presumptive front runner of the 2012 election season for the GOP was Tim Pawlenty and he dropped out before the Iowa Caucasus….

Now on to this election…..Perry looks like he will have to bow out either before or just after Iowa….that is unless he can find a treasure chest with campaign cash inside…..will there be others?

There are 18 GOP candidates and Iowa looms but can all the candidates make it through to South Carolina?

Of course they cannot……..by South Carolina there  will be 10 or so candidates left in the field…..it may surprise you to learn that some of the most popular candidates from 2012 will be the first to crap out.

My how times have changed……huh?

Seven GOP candidates who could drop from ’16 race before Iowa | TheHill.

Immigration: Trump Has a Plan

I wish I could move past this mental midget….but he just will NOT shut the Hell up!

Mr. Donald started off his 2016 election campaign with a bang……..first he called Mexicans rapist and criminals….then he wants to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it…..none of which makes much sense unless that is, you already hate immigrants…..then he is your hero……even though he has zero ideas or adequate grasp on anything political….he tells you what you want to hear.

But then yesterday I saw that my man from the Hair Club has issued what he calls an immigration plan……(Humor at its zenith)

Donald Trump has released the first policy paper of his campaign, and few will be surprised by the subject: illegal immigration. In “Immigration Reform That Will Make America Great Again” and an interview on NBC’s Meet The Press, Trump fleshes out his hard-line position, calling for building a border wall and making Mexico pay for it; deporting all undocumented immigrants; and ending “birthright citizenship” for children born to people in the country illegally, the Wall Street Journal reports. Trump, whose plan states that “a nation without borders is not a nation,” promises to triple the number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and immediately rescind President Obama’s executive orders on immigration.

“We’re going to keep the families together, but they have to go,” he told NBC, adding that after the deportations, he would “expedite it so people can come back in,” as long as they were “good people.” Asked about families that might be deported, he said: “They’re illegal. You either have a country or not,” reports the AP, which notes that his plan to end birthright citizenship would probably require amending the Constitution. Former Ronald Reagan adviser Ed Rollins tells the Journal that Trump’s deportation plan isn’t realistic. “It gives him talking points, not a plan that can be implemented,” he says. “He’s set a bar that is very low.”

At least I can say he is consistent……..I am sure that somewhere there is some old fart screaming’…..”My man Donald”!

For his supporters……once you eliminate the immigrants….who you gonna turn your hate to?  My guess would be African-Americans….I mean you already have a smouldering hatred for them.  At least Muslims are getting a break from the HATE.

Hey Trump supporters!  Face reality!  Think about it…..even if he somehow buys an election and becomes president……none of this will happen…..and the Right can go back to bad mouthing the Donald.  PERIOD!

Can You Explain Trump’s Popularity?

The 2016 election is starting to heat up…..unfortunately NOT in a good way…….once again the cancerous growth of stupidity in politics is infecting the body politic………

I see that Mr. Donald Trump has gained the respect of every old fart white guy in America.  All he has to do is flash that hair and say something ignorant about immigrants and his poll numbers will go up…..

I cannot understand how anyone who cares about this country can support a person with zero ideas to serve that country…….but they are there holding their breath with every word he utters……waiting for his next piece of hyperbole.

The more he rattles the more those pea brains find him acceptable……anyone who pays into his candidacy cares nothing for the country but will listen to the utter insanity of a carney sideshow……….the man has NO ideas….. he is a carney barker at Best……but with that said……can you explain is popularity?

Maybe this will help…….they say (whoever ‘they’ are) that ads are aimed at the lowest denominator, in other words those with the attention span of a gnat, and the comprehension level of a 7th grader…..now for Trump……..

Is Donald Trump smarter than a fifth grader? Maybe so, but his vocabulary hovers around a third- or fourth-grade reading level. So says Jack Shafer at Politico: Trump “prefers to link short, blocky words into other short, blocky words to create short, blocky sentences that he then stacks into short, blocky paragraphs,” Shafer writes. According to the Flesch-Kincaid grade-level test, Trump spoke like a fourth-grader at the August 6 Republican presidential debate, where Ted Cruz talked like a ninth-grader and three others—Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, and Ben Carson—hit the eighth-grade mark. Trump’s low grade “wasn’t a fluke,” adds Shafer, as the candidate “earned only a 3rd-grade score” at a Michigan news conference on August 11.

How does Trump do it? Well, he relies on “great” and “very” and loves “we” and “I,” the latter being what Schafer calls “his favorite word.” And Trump loves pummeling political opponents with “idiots,” “morons,” “dumb,” “haters,” “losers,” “total losers,” and other to-the-point words. “In a freakish way, Trump resembles that of Muhammad Ali at his prime—except the champ was always kidding (even when he was right) while Trump seems to believe his claims (and often is wrong),” writes Shafer. Yet Trump’s pared-down vocabulary “has not caused him much political pain,” Shafer notes, possibly because “too many politicians talk over the public’s head when more should be talking beneath it in the hope of winning elections.” Click for Shafer’s full piece.

Maybe if that explanation is not to your liking then this one could assist your understanding the answer to the question…….

 

Donald Trump, mad king of the GOP: What his surging popularity reveals about Republican extremism – Salon.com.

There you have it!  CAN’T FIX STUPID!

 

5 serious Republican policy ideas that should have gotten more attention in the debates – Vox

The debate is over and I was going to let it go……but after some thought I cannot move on until something is said…..

Since the debate was moderated by FOX I figured thast the quewtion would be soft ball and I was not disappointed……like their faux reporting most of the issues covered were ISIS (bad) and immigration (bad)…..and the rest of the issues were put on the back burner…..

this is why I do not like the debates….it is about talking points and whatever piece of crap is in the news of the day…..

There were some ideas by the GOP that need to be discussed….not many of them would I vote for but they are ideas and deserve some attention…….

Does anyone else think the debates covered the issues that are plaguing the country?

 

 

5 serious Republican policy ideas that should have gotten more attention in the debates – Vox.