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One of these things is not like other…

My wife and I have frequently stated during the election that Kellyanne should take away Trump’s access to his twitter feed (and when I say Kellyanne, I really mean *anyone* on Trump’s staff) – unfiltered access to every thought that pops into his head makes him seem like a thin skinned capricious petty vindictive child.

It is now clear tho, for his sake at least, that if you can’t take away Trump’s access, you probably should at least take away Kellyanne’s… take a quick look at the last 3 tweets from el hombre del peluquín‘s twitter feed :

Unlike the other 2, the third one sounds like it was written by adult. Moreover it is direct conflict in tone (if not a full contradiction) to the first. As such, (IMHO) is clearly not written by the same person.

There is a solid clarity of message which is lost when you try to correct for Trump’s missteps and while it still seems insane to me, his strategy/style is working for him. At the end of the day, you either need to totally reign him in or just “let Trump be Trump”. There is no middle ground and pretending any different is just SAD.

Believe me.

Some quick thoughts on the first Clinton/Trump debate

[sigh] The debate is over… a ridiculous amount of anticipation has left me feeling underwhelmed and empty. Overall, it was a pretty blah affair. Not a ton of excitement and very little new insight. It was entertaining marginally. It isn’t going to change anyone’s mind tho. The bases for both candidates are still affirmed that they chose the correct person and there wasn’t anything new or unique to sway the undecided voter.

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David Duke: Trump Makes Hitler Great Again

Yep, we’ve gone there, Donald Trump the leading candidate for president of the United States in 2016 has just been compared to Hitler… as a compliment.

“David Duke, a prominent white supremacist, says Donald Trump is helping to rehabilitate Hitler’s image.”

Now it is not a surprise that a racist asshole like Duke would believe this, so who cares? Why publicize the rantings of a fringe right wing wacko and further legitimize his cause with additional airtime? Well the problem is a plurality of Republicans in this country (40+%) endorses Donald Trump so this is no longer a fringe issue. Adolf Hitler is the embodiment of evil in the 20th century and I’m not saying that Trump is evil, but for a leading presidential candidate to have even a passing resemblance much less a full-scale equating is a little concerning – fringe perspective or not.

Look you either believe Hitler is evil or not. If yes, then certainly nothing I say is going to change that. If not then you have to take a look at who he is being compared to and decide if that is legitimate.

I think the reason that this news gets me so riled up is that a post that I had kind of written as a lark some months back is coming closer and closer to fruition.

Super Tuesday II – Donald Trump Strikes Back (again)

Ok at this point, it looks like my man Kasich won Ohio like he said he would, but nothing else. While I am happy he remains in as a non-Trump (and hell, non-Cruz) alternative, I just don’t see what he thinks he viability is – outside of his home state, he was in the bottom half of every single contest. Assume his path forward has to do something with a contested convention (whatever that is).

With respect to the Trump juggernaut, I just keep on watching this over and over hoping that people will come to their senses:

Cocktails for Candidates

From some random guy on Facebook:
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This made me smile, unlike most of the real news from this campaign.

And while I am quoting random people off the internet, I am reminded of a post from some random guy on Twitter that went something to the effect of: “Illegal immigration will actually increase under a Trump presidency, but then Canada would send all the Americans back.”

Presidential Apprentice round 9 – Showdown in New Hampshire

Three thoughts from tonight…

1. Next steps…
Of everything that will come from tonight, the most evident, apparent, fundamental truth of the universe is that we are going to soon be entering round 10 of Presidential Apprentice Continue reading

Is this what it was like just before Hitler took over?

My wife and I have had repeated conversations about the ascendancy of Donald Trump. I have tried to talk her off the ledge several times assuring her that eventually common sense will prevail, Trump will flame out and people will come to their senses.

Now, 6 months into his candidacy, I am not nearly as confident as I once was.
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Republican Debate #2 – thoughts

On Obstructionism
One of my biggest frustrations with the Republican mentality is that pure obstructionism is somehow a reasonable way to govern. Getting rid of Obamacare is not the way to fix the state of healthcare in this country. That’s fine if you want to “repeal and replace” but dammit, you have to “replace” it with something. Simply going back to the previous status quo is NOT an acceptable answer. I am fine if you don’t agree with something, but you have to at least move the conversation forward.
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El hombre del peluquín

Donald Trump, The Donald, recently dubbed “el hombre del peluquín” (the man of the toupee), has made this election so enjoyable to watch. He has taken a process which is like a year and a half long episode of Charlie Rose and turned it into Jerry Springer. In just 3 short months we have witnessed, in no particular order… hand to hand combat with Jorge Ramos, the destruction of Lindsey Graham’s cell phone, Jeb’s “low energy,” that “loser” McCain, Mexican rapists, a wall that those smart Mexico government guys will pay for to keep themselves out, the cancelling of the Miss America pageant, China, China, China… the list goes on. You can’t make up TV this good!

However, I will say that I am incredibly surprised and frankly a little terrified that Trump hasn’t flamed out by now. Continue reading