Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A week's worth of Trump alone...

A week's worth of Trump alone (and with last night's continued primary results ensuring that), the curtain is lifted to reveal his true nature, and it ain't pretty...downright humiliating (more so for us!)...
TheResurgent: Getting what you wish for isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. Since Trump vanquished the last of his Republican rivals in Indiana, America has had a week to behold The Donald in all his presumptive nominee glory.

It hasn’t been a pretty sight. In an interview with George Stephanopolous, Trump doubled down on the tabloid story of Rafael Cruz linked to the JFK assassination. ... Similarly, Trump countered with the trustworthiness of the National Enquirer. It was a ‘news story’ and ‘there was a picture’. Just as there have been ‘pictures’ of a resurrected Elvis and Michael Jackson.

Trump then plods through the week with a series of reversals regarding his tax plan, the minimum wage, and his pledge to self fund his campaign. Trump zealots got in Ted Cruz’s face with signs decrying Goldman Sachs, the evil incarnate cabal with whom Heidi Cruz was once employed. Yet now, Trump hires a Goldman Sachs partner with deep Democratic connections as his Finance Chair. No word as to what the zealots make of that.

Then there was the cringe inducing Cinco de Mayo Twitter pic of Trump eating a taco bowl to appeal to ‘the Hispanics’. The bikini clad pic of his ex-wife on the table just added to the weirdness of it all.

Trump is the last man standing in the primary so he got what he wished for. The problem is that the spotlight on him is not flattering. As radio host, Steve Deace accurately assessed, “Trump has no straw men to demagogue. There’s nobody for him to play off of. There’s no, “Rand Paul shouldn’t be here today, he’s at one percent!” No Lyin’ Ted, Low Energy Jeb, Little Marco. There’s no foil. The bully has no one to bully.”

Trump is left standing on the stage alone and it isn’t going well, though he seems oblivious. He probably believes he has the audience in the palm of his hand. Little does he realize he has become Lina Lamont. ["Singin’ In The Rain" reference] ... I don’t expect Trump to run off the stage. His ego is too far gone. No matter how dramatically he is exposed as a fraud, he will stand there and gaslight everyone that what they are seeing isn’t really what they are seeing.
I didn’t really mispronounce Tanzania. I didn’t really claim that Supreme Court justices ‘sign bills’. I didn’t really just propose that America default on it’s loans to reduce the national debt (like I declared bankruptcy with my casinos). What ya think I am? Dumb or somethin?
The curtain is peeled back and there is nowhere to run. The audience sees and while some are laughing, some are crying. Many of us are simply shaking our heads and wondering how it all came down to this.
I share in Cruz's lamentation @ around the 10:00 mark of his interview with Beck yesterday morning...
"One of the disturbing things about this election, and there are many, is that it opens the door potentially for what comes next. And what comes next is not likely to be sound, stable leaders with good judgment and the understanding of the problems facing this country, our economy and the challenges and threats facing us across the world. You know, I'm still a little bit old fashioned in that I think we ought to be able to look up to our president. We ought to be able to be proud if our kids want to be like the president. And that's a test that many presidents, from JFK to FDR to Ronald Reagan, there were millions of kids who wanted to be like those presidents, and their parents were proud that that was the model they were emulating. I sure hope we don't move away from that to a system where you'd be less than proud if your kids said they wanted to be like the president."

So, what can we do to make the Office of the President great again? Next post...

Related links: Trump, conservative? LOL! Played for suckers...
Sykes: If You Embrace Trump, You Embrace Every Slur, Insult, Outrage, Falsehood
Brad Thor Explains Facebook Firestorm for Not Backing Trump
I searched the transcripts of 50 of Trump’s campaign speeches. He (almost) never mentions the Constitution, Liberty or Freedom Senator Mike Lee: Trump “Scares Me to Death”

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