“You’re Walked All Over”

I hold my nose and say “I’d vote for Trump if he were the nominee, if only because I don’t want Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton nominating Anthony Kennedy’s replacement for the Supreme Court”.

And I’ll stand by it.

But news like this means I’ll likely need to smear mentholatum under my nose before I plug it.

10 thoughts on ““You’re Walked All Over”

  1. I’d like to think that people will eventually see through the glitter and noise of the Trump show to see the ugliness underneath, and the sheer unsuitability of the man as President. But I try to use history as my guide, and it is not comforting. Berlusconi was elected three times, and Andrew Jackson won the popular vote three times (see Inskeep in Wednesday’s NYT). Both were similar populists to Trump; both were elected and then re-elected despite showing their true colors repeatedly, through corruption, historically bad policies, and embarrassing behavior as statesmen. I now think it quite possible that Trump could win the Presidency, as Hilary is a weak candidate, and will be weakened further by Bernie.

    Of course, Trump could do or say something that loses him his momentum in a week, but at this point that is more hope than prophecy.

  2. Slobmama has proved America can withstand even an idiot in office as long as we retain control of Congress, and the candidate plays ball when it comes time to name a new SCOTUS justice to replace Ginsberg I don’t care who it is as long as it’s not a Democrat.

    And that’s what bothers me most about Trump. I could easily see him nominating some nutcase from left field just to stir the pot.

    I’m firmly in Rubio’s corner at this point.

  3. It’s an interesting situation. For many election cycles a huge chunk of the Republican voter base has had to “hold their nose” when voting for the GOP establishment candidate. Now the Establishment may be in a spot where either they nominate a sure loser (Rubio) or hold their nose and give the nomination to Trump.

  4. eTASS, last time I checked established was not nominating anyone, it is the voters. But then in your world, individual does not exist. Go scurry under the heap of history you know nothing about since you refuse, nay, incapable to learn from it.

  5. Tip: Try not to use acronyms in your introductory paragraph. This side-tracks readers from your story. An acronym is usually written in uppercase.

  6. http://tinyurl.com/zbfduo6
    Irrelevant, Emery. It looks like a criminal conspiracy. Nothing to do with legal gun owners or gun merchants:
    “Agents arrested Feldman Thursday and he later appeared in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, where he faces one count of willfully engaging in the business of dealing in firearms without a license and nine counts of making a false statement during a firearm purchase. The charges are punishable by up to five years in prison.”

  7. The story, http://tinyurl.com/zbfduo6, is poorly written.
    “The allegations span two years, with Feldman’s final sale last month at a shopping mall parking lot to an undercover officer used by the ATF.”
    “The indictment follows an announcement by President Obama last month that the U.S. Department of Justice would toughen federal gun control efforts, including a warning that “a person can be engaged in the business of dealing in firearms” even if they conduct transactions only at gun shows or online. Those doing so, Obama said, must obtain a license just as do dealers who run their businesses out of a traditional storefront.”
    So is this indictment a result of Obama’s “crackdown” on unlicensed dealers, or not? It seems that the guy has been under investigation for years. The reporter is cheerleading for Obama. An unbiased article might note that Obama’s statement has made nothing illegal that was not illegal before he made the statement. The president, as we were all taught in school, cannot make law, he can only enforce it.

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