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Politicians pandering. They all do it but it is uncomfortable for them and for us.
I have never been a fan of Hillary Clinton, but I do have respect for her. She has survived the Bill Clinton sex scandal, she was elected to the Senate and she is a former Secretary of State. She is a smart and shrewd woman. So to see her playing dumb during this email scandal insults our intelligence and it demeans hers. I am sick of hearing news stories on the daily about the emails. If she was sending emails from n unsecure server why didn’t someone say something during her tenure as Secretary of State? When they were receiving emails that had (dot. hillary instead of dot.gov) did anyone get a clue that maybe something was wrong? Clinton needs to come clean and simply admit it was wrong. Was it criminal? Who knows but we do know it is political. Does this disqualify her from being president? No but it will make the fight a little harder. This can’t simply be dismissed. It is a big thing but it is not the end of the world.
He talked about the Mexicans and he got away with it, and some even applauded his stance. He talked about former POW Senator John McCain and he got away with it, and some even applauded. Then he talked about Fox news anchor Megyn Kelly and the party clutched the pearls and he got away with it, and some even applauded. He simply can’t go too far. Trump has no filter and no off switch and he does not really need one. He is a product of his own toxic environment. He is angry and his followers like him. Those that oppose him are irrelevant to him. His words are too his people. You are either for him or against him, and if you are against him you simply don’t matter. He wears the cloak of invincibility. he is the epitome of the MC Hammer hit, “Can’t Touch This.” Can’t touch it but can it be stopped? Time will tell.
2016 will be the anything goes election. It’s only 2015 and we are seeing and hearing all sorts of outrageous behavior. We have heard candidates and their surrogates say anything and everything. When questioned about their behavior they either become defiant or some may issue the non-apology apology, but the name of the game is no surrender. You don’t surrender when the people are against you. You don’t surrender when the facts don’t support your premise. You simply don’t surrender. It’s the politics of the outraged. The people are said to be angry with the government, and the candidates feel it is their job to add fuel to the slow burning fuse. There are no statements that are disqualifying. You can question the service of a POW, you use the horrors of the Holocaust as a backdrop to your objections to the Iran deal, one of your surrogates can threaten a reporter who has written a story that the candidate finds objectionable. We have entered the anything goes age of politics. If this is what we have going on over a year away from the election we can only assume it will ge worse.
Desperate people will say or do anything. Mike Huckabee’s remarks about the Iran deal qualify him as desperate. He wants to be on the debate stage next week and he will say anything in an effort to become a part of the conversation. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.
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“Our father, Donald J. Trump is a true visionary and a great mentor,” Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump said in the statement. “He is a brilliant negotiator with a proven track record of getting things done. Most importantly, he is an incredible dad and role model. He raised us to work hard and strive for excellence in all that we do.”
No one is questioning Donald Trump’s parenting style. Insults a war hero, tells a packed house and millions watching the personal phone number of another candidate and calls illegal immigrants “murderers and rapist”. Might be Father of the Year but will never be President of the United States.
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This is a week for self proclamations. Yesterday Donald Trump announced that he is running for president. He is the self-proclaimed greatest businessman to walk the face of the earth. At least according to his own opinion. He gave a rambling speech that managed to insult some ethnic groups and other right thinking people. He has the ability to suck the air out of the room, and no matter what outrageous statements he makes the media will be there to provide airtime and a platform. Yesterday Rachel Dolezal showed she is no slackard when it comes to getting media coverage. She identifies as black. Yes, she was born white, but she is denying that part of her existence. She has said she lived in a tee pee, and she has since admitted lying about that. She had claimed she had been to South Africa, and she lied about that too. She has attended a HBCU, and sued the school in 2002 as a white woman, but now she is proudly a black woman. A “sista”, but only when she wants to be, but why the Trump comparison? She has managed to make her fantasy a national story. This week she has managed to do the impossible. She has out-Trumped Trump. Never have I seen so much coverage of a non story. She was a local chapter president and now she is more recognizable than the national president of the NAACP. By the way can you name him? If you put NAACP president in Google Rachel’s story comes up. Yes it is a good week to be Rachel Dolezal.