Watch for all the times Trump jumps in and answers a question directed at Pence. And watch the body language. It reminds me of an old-fashioned husband-and-wife routine where the couple has agreed in advance that the husband should do the talking and the wife will perform silent theater with the message: This man is excellent. At one of the few points where Pence speaks, it seems as though he’s reciting the message he’s been on task conveying with his face: “I think this is a good man who’s been talking about the issues the American people care about.”
As soon as they finish looking for unicorns and yeti –
…Donald Trump is no lover of liberty. Donald Trump is no respecter of the law. And Donald Trump is certainly no man of character. We do not believe he is emotionally stable; we do not believe he is personally decent; he appears to be neither principled nor even particularly competent. And we believe the record shows, and his unreleased tax returns would further demonstrate, that he is not even a big business success – aside, that is, from having proven abilities at product branding, and at being a successful reality-TV showman. Apart from those two skills, Trump has a serial record – to use one of his favorite words – of being a loser….
I don’t know why, but suddenly an avalanche of stuff is coming out on Trump, and none of its good. Funniest thing? When Trump takes a jab at the reports, no matter how heinous, sick or brutal, he turns it into Trump loving ammunition against his critics…
Nixon fully understood that word usage mattered and his insightful knowledge of foreign affairs along with his deep reading of books about world leaders underscored his appreciation for how things sounded when coming from elected officials. It is worth mentioning that when Nixon wrote his books he would sit and read aloud his text and listen as the recording played back so he could differentiate the tone between the written and verbal. From there he would work to craft a more precise final product.
Last weekend, I spoke at a panel at CPAC, a large national conservative gathering in Washington DC. Oh, I thought I was going to be brave. I resolved to let the chips fall where they may and boldly denounce Trump if given the chance. And I did. The subject was free speech and I said that Trump’s proposal to “open up” the libel laws so powerful politicians like him could sue their critics was antithetical to everything we believe in.
Huge applause. Turns out I wasn’t being so brave after all.
The only thing that really surprised me was the near uniformity and intensity of the anti-Trump sentiment. It is a running joke among movement conservatives and libertarians that, like Pauline Kael who knew no one who voted for Richard Nixon in 1972, we don’t know anybody who is supporting this guy. In fact, it seems that everyone we know not only does not support Trump, they can’t stand him.
The hair-on-fire panic in the Republican elite about the Trump juggernaut would be funny if it wasn’t so serious and dangerous. The GOP has set themselves up for this through their coordination with national and local talk radio hosts — not to mention Fox News — for years. Talk radio hosts are the least original “entertainers” in the history of the world, taking their marching orders for Republican operatives since the beginning, creating false realities, driving false narratives, misrepresenting what Democrats really believe and personally attacking anybody who would dare to stand in the way of their funhouse-mirror reshaping of the national and local debate.
These two people seem deserving of each other’s company.
The weight ratings of intended stages for the two need to be pre-verified. (That was a bit petty, but accurate.)
The Republican Party candidates seem intent on destroying the entire brand.
These taunts are below even grade school boys poking fun at each other, let alone coming from aspiring presidential candidates.
Remember that quote, “If you break it, you buy it”?
So Reince, along with Boehner and McConnell, are now within a few months of having broken it, which WILL be the result of a Trump nomination.
Unless the supporters of Donald Trump are measuring themselves for brown shirts they need to now admit that Trump’s failure to explicitly disavow the Ku Klux Klan simply makes him disqualified for seeking the White House. I have heard and read a lot over the past seven months but the revulsion I have over Trump’s lack of common sense, moral fiber, back bone, and mental abilities concerning the KKK is breathtaking. If one were forced to concoct an outrageous scenario involving Trump it would have been almos