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Donald Trump is a legitimate candidate and this kind of headline might evoke mocking and laughter, but the fact is he won New Hampshire. At some point is he going to be unstoppable and he just might be the GOP nominee. Nobody will be laughing then.
It is interesting listening to the media talk about Donald Trump spewing profanities at his rally last night. Some are saying he has changed the dialogue but he has actually gone beyond the pale. It is one thing to say you are not politically correct, but it is another thing to be profane. If President Obama had dropped this word while campaigning in 2008 or 2012 he would have been toast but the press want to wink and smile and just say that is Donald being Donald, but is this the kind of language that is now deemed acceptable on the trail. Will other candidates adopt this jargon and do like Donald and say I didn’t say it I’m just repeating it. We can’t stop Trump from saying whatever but the media need to stop trying to make what he says acceptable or try to categorize it as normal political talk.
I am not a fan of Bernie Sanders fan. When I see him I think of the old men sitting in the orchestra pit of the original Muppets series complaining about everything. I just can’t see Sanders as the president. It is interesting that most of us regular people are forced to retire at 65, 70 if you need to, but this guy is asking for our vote and he will be 75 on Inauguration Day. The age issue is one, but the lack of foreign policy experience is also another problem. When he is questioned about it he says he voted against the Iraq war. OK and? The world is bigger than that and he stops there. I just don’t see it. Share your thoughts.
Morning Joe has been the official fan club of Donald Trump. Trump is able to do his call ins whenever he wants. They rarely challenge him they simply give Trump an AM platform. This morning Rick Santorum appeared on the show to say he was endorsing Marco Rubio. Usually an endorsement is an easy interview but Joe took the opportunity to act as the Grand Inquisitor. He asked Santorum to name one thing Rubio had accomplished while in the Senate. Santorum was stumped and when Joe smelled blood he went in for the kill. If it had been court it would have been badgering, if it were a fight the referee would have stopped it. It was beyond uncomfortable it was unfair and unwarranted. Some say the question was fair, but in this case the real question was was it necessary? Share your thoughts.
Politics is not for the fainthearted, but do personal attacks win elections. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.
Today the lead off story on every network has been the Trump story, and why should this be any different than any other day. King Trump rules the airwaves. They bow and defer to his demands and when they dare to not he threatens to withdraw his presence. How did this happen? The media elite are all acting surprised but how can they be when they helped create this situation. They invited the King to be on their shows. They did not even demand his presence. His voice was enough to make them swoon. When have you seen any other presidential candidate call in to so many shows. They let him control the conversation. He would talk over the questioners and refuse to answer any questions that might really demand a reasoned, thoughtful response. He has run the show because he is true entertainment, and the ratings numbers bear him out. It’s been coming for a long time. 2016 might be remembered as the last election cycle to even bother with debates. The original premise was for voters to learn more about the candidates as they weighed their decisions, but over the years candidates seem to spend more time with their spin doctors than their policy experts. The audience now seem more interested in learning who landed the zinger or who fell prey to the “gotcha” question. Yes, I believe we are witnessing the end of an era. We live in a Snapchat world and very few people are interested in much more. We live in a world that simply wants to be entertained and Trump is entertaining. So if he is not on that stage tomorrow night there will be no show, and he candidates might be forced to actually have a debate.
So Donald Trump says he could shoot someone and not lose his support. What does this say about him, and what does it say about his supporters? Share your thoughts.
Why conservatives oppose The Donald. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
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