The New Yorker: “What was really memorable about the event, though, was Trumpâ€™s response. Seated a few tables away from us magazine scribes, Trumpâ€™s humiliation was as absolute, and as visible, as any I have ever seen: his head set in place, like a man in a pillory, he barely moved or altered his expression as wave after wave of laughter struck him. There was not a trace of feigning good humor about him, not an ounce of the normal politicianâ€™s, or American regular guyâ€™s â€œHey, good one on me!â€ attitudeâ€”that thick-skinned cheerfulness that almost all American public people learn, however painfully, to cultivate. No head bobbing or hand-clapping or chin-shaking or sheepish grinningâ€”he sat perfectly still, chin tight, in locked, unmovable rage. If he had not just embarked on so ugly an exercise in pure racism, one might almost have felt sorry for him.”
I feel like this is behind Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential ambitions. President Obama put him in his rightful place that night in 2011 and Trump didn’t learn a thing. He’s trying to prove he is more than a bully businessman. He wants to be known as a serious person, but more importantly he wants the most powerful job in the world.
It is pretty obvious he is making a mockery of the United States with his bluster and is not a serious person. He lives at the center of a one man universe; TrumpWorld, where he is king and all of us peons live to serve him.
He’s definitely not Presidential material.
It’s late. Inauguration Day is over as Donald Trump steps into a dark Oval Office and peers out frosty windows into the cold D.C. night.
He crosses the room, approaching The Resolute desk. Within feet of the desk he hears a creak as the large chair behind the desk turns.
A smiling Hillary Rodham Clinton looks at him and says “Thanks, Donald, I owe you.”
Fade to black.
David Frum: “But on any realistic assessment of the problems faced by Americans â€“ and not just would-be Republican office-holders â€“ itâ€™s the recession, not the presidency, that is National Problem #1 and demands the most urgent action. It wonâ€™t be enough to save Obama if he does not deserve saving â€“ but it may be enough to save your neighborâ€™s house, job, and family. Or even â€¦ your own. Republicans after all have been victims of this crisis too. Itâ€™s an hour of national emergency even more urgent and overwhelming than the aftermath of 9/11. And things may soon get worse, if the Eurozone begins to crack up, as it seems it may. This is the hour for united action against the economic crisis, not partisan maneuvering.”
David Frum seems like a pretty reasonable guy. Let’s fix the country, not stick to party lines.
New York Times: “By that flawed logic, he said, â€œDemocrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced budget amendment and reform entitlements and the Tea Party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth.â€
â€œThis is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine Oâ€™Donnell into G.O.P. nominees,â€ he jeered, referring to two losing Tea Party candidates for the Senate in 2010.”
Apparently the fire brand version of John McCain is back in action!
PREACH IT SENATOR MCCAIN!
David Frum: “…wouldnâ€™t the best idea for now be: just lift the debt ceiling to give all parties more time to work out their differences?”
Prospect Magazine: “Maggie Benedict and Jinx Drda from suburban St Louis were also greatly disappointed to hear Huckabee had bowed out of the presidential race. Theyâ€™ve always voted but it wasnâ€™t until Obamaâ€™s victory that they became more active in politics.
â€œItâ€™s the first time Iâ€™ve felt the president wasnâ€™t a true American,â€ Maggie says. â€œAnd that he wants to become a dictator. We didnâ€™t like seeing him get elected because of his race.â€“
Emphasis is mine.
We still live in a divided, hate filled, America.
Don’t even try to defend this, it’s indefensible hatred. To make matters worse these are supposed to be Christians. Ever wonder why people think Christians are a bunch of holier-than-thou hypocrites? There’s one reason. Not very Christlike is it?
The Raw Story: “In this corner, a libertarian, tea party hero who ran several campaigns as a candidate for US president on the Republican ticket. And in that corner, a progressive icon of the left who also ran several campaigns for the US presidency but on the Green Party ticket.”
Interesting couple, don’t you think? I like Ron Paul and wish more Republicans were like him. I hope these guys are able to rattle a few cages.
The Guardian: “Whatever else WikiLeaks may have revealed, one fact has been repeatedly confirmed: the US government under George Bush really loathed the documentary filmmaker Michael Moore.”
Sometimes the truth hurts.
Coloradoan: â€œJust last week, a bipartisan group appointed by the President called our national debt a â€˜cancerâ€™ that is threatening our country from within,” Udall, a Democrat, said in a statement Tuesday. “As Iâ€™ve said for many years, our looming debt is perhaps the greatest challenge to our economy and our national security. Now, exactly four days later, we are being asked by the president to add $900 billion to that debt over the next two years.”
I feel sorry for our children, and I’m really miffed at President Obama, but the GOP has nothing better to offer and Bill Clinton can’t run for President again.
What’s a nation to do?