Thursday, June 16, 2016

Thoughts On Donald J. Trump



As I predicted in one of my blog posts many months ago, Donald J. Trump is the (presumptive) Republican nominee for the presidency of the United States.

At first I liked Donald Trump. I liked the fact that he shook up the political (Republican) establishment.  Many of the things he said were things I thought.  Jeb Bush was "low energy."  Former Texas governor Rick Perry did get glasses so he "looked smarter."  Marco Rubio was "Little Marco" who was robotic.  Dr. Ben Carson was (and is) a whacko.  Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed the Trump putdowns on the Establishment Republican candidates.  Apparently I wasn't alone in my admiration and approval of Trump shaking up the established order.  Trump got more votes in the primaries than any Republican candidate in the history of the United States.

Now I have to wonder if some of those voters are having second thoughts after Trump's pronouncements about the "Mexican judge" who is overseeing the Trump University fraud case.  The judge isn't Mexican.

Then last week, after the horrible mass shooting in Orlando, Florida Trump showed his abysmal ignorance again by railing against the shooter who he said was "born in Afghan."  Actually the shooter was born in Queens, New York, just like Trump.

I think by now it is quite obvious to most level headed people that Trump has a narcissistic personality disorder.  He is a pathological liar.  Even worse, he believe his lies.  

Donald Trump is a con man.  He is a fraud. 

But you know what folks?  People who continue to support Trump know these facts and will continue to support him.  Of course one of the reasons is that they hate Hillary that much (which I don't nor will ever understand). These people would probably vote for Charles Manson before they would vote for Hillary Clinton.  As I said, I don't understand that hate just like I don't understand the hate for President Obama.

However, I think the other reason I think is that those Trump supporters are so disgusted with our present political system that they would vote for any strong personality who challenges that political system.  I understand that feeling because that is the way I feel too.  But folks, would I vote for Trump?  Not on your life and nor should you if you care about our country.

One thing is for sure, the next five months are sure going to be interesting as the Republican leadership twist themselves into knots supporting a candidate that they clearly know is  certifiably insane.



20 comments:

  1. The man and his followers are a complete waste of perfectly good oxygen.

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  2. Anonymous7:03 PM

    You won't vote for Trump because he got Mateen birthplace wrong (he was reading from a teleprompter so the speech writer got it wrong) yet you are going to vote for Hillary who is a well known, proven liar (FBI email scandal,Benghazi video billed 4 Americans, she's going to have Bill run the economic side of her job). Did you know that Hillary chief assistant, Huma Amadin (you rmeemberber her? She's still married to Anthony Weiner, the NY politician who snapped pics of his naked dick and sent it to young women) is also a Muslim woman with FBI proven strong ties to The Muslim Brotherhood click here (http://www.nationalreview.com/article/312211/huma-abedins-muslim-brotherhood-ties-andrew-c-mccarthy)
    Yup! You're a bigger jerk than I thought you were.
    Trump will win and the likes of liberals like you will be gone forever.
    Thanks be to God.

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    1. Anonymous9:27 PM

      Remember Ron, don't feed the TROLLS! ~~~ NB

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    2. NB,
      I couldn't pass this one up NB. Had to share.
      Ron

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  3. 'Anonymous' sure was pleasant...

    I take issue with Trump's treatment of women. Talk of mentrual cycles & calling women 'fat pigs' not only won't do, but shows that his maturity level is on par with that of a twelve-year-old. And could we all, please, remember that choice bit of pantomine Trump exhibited when critizing journalist, Serge Kovaleski? Does 'Anonymous' and others like him really want the equivalent of their racist, foul-mouthed Uncle in charge of the U.S.A?

    That blowhard being privy to the nuclear launch codes would spell for all of us trouble with a capital 'T'.

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    1. Bea,
      Donald Trump is a con man. A fraud. A misogynist. A fool. However, I do have to admit he is entertaining and I did like the way he shook up the Establishment. They needed shook up.
      Ron

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  4. Geez...., at least they could have SIGNED their patriotic hate mail.

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    1. Grouchy,
      No surprise.
      Ron

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  5. Compared to our lying, idiotic, bumbling, racist, narcissistic, divisive, clueless Muslim president - Trump looks pretty damn good. He won't kiss the asses of our radical Muslim enemies - and he wants to close our borders (it's far too late, but better late than ever).

    And he genuinely loves our country - not like Bitch Hillary and Barry Hussein.
    I'm opting for the white guy this time.

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    1. Jon,
      You can't fool me (smile). You are a sweetheart. But you should be prepared for eight years of Hillary and then, if we're lucky, eight more years of Elizabeth Warren. As long as Trump keep alienating minorities, he or Republicans like him will never win. There are just not enough angry white men out there to vote him in.
      Ron

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  6. You mean to say, Ron, that you're not convinced by the pronouncements of the self-proclaimed 'Great Unifier'? Well, I'll be blowed! ;-)

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    1. Ray,
      You'll be "blowed"? Oh Ray, the images in my mind that statement triggers (smile).
      Ron

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    2. I had thought of expanding on my use of that expression, Ron, but then thought better of it - and, as you've now confirmed, there was no need to.

      Btw: I've seen (and answered) your comments on my own blog re films, but I'm still interested to know whether you ever got round to seeing 'The Nice Guys' - which Pat loved and I didn't - and what your own opinion is.

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  7. Ray,
    No, I haven't seen "Nice Guys" yet. I see all my movies via Netflix DVD rentals. I have to wait until that one becomes available. I do plan to see it though.
    Ron

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    1. Then enjoy it - IF you can!

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  8. I had to skim right through this - I can't even stand seeing his photograph, which seems everywhere these days.
    He must get off on the fact everyone is focused on him.

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    1. Dr. Spo,
      I used to think Trump was mildly amusing now I realize he's just plain dangerous. Whatbreallybscares me us that so many people are believing his con.
      Ron

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  9. Hey Ron,
    I take great comfort in applying George Carlin's attitude on life at this (late) juncture of my life. One bad decision has ruined four years of careful planning and preparation for my "Golden Years" as a nomadic traveler / flyer. I have all the assets, but no time or money to utilize them.

    To paraphrase: I was born to this life with a ticket to the freak show; and as an American, I was given a front row seat.
    As someone who is compared to a Three Dollar Bill, I have no stake in the outcome. "Dropping dead" is considered a "normal activity" for my age group. So why not have some fun in the meantime (?). I will just sit back, divorcing myself from all aspects of this so-called "life", while taking notes on what I believe is a show titled the forthcoming "Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse" - staring Donald J. (?) Trump and Hillary R. Clinton. Forget those "Third Party Milk Toasts". The last thing we need is more shared power in the Executive and Legislative branches.

    Bernie Sanders has given "young people" (under the age of 45) a new hope that things could actually get better by investing in the dwindling "Middle Class" - rebuilding the infrastructure, investing in education and research, health care as an actual "human right", managing resources instead of money. But that's a "Socialist" thing; and "Socialism" is an evil word in the American Lexicon. The "free press" has been admonishing Bernie for his refusal to just get the hell out of the way and make room for Hillary Stubborn guy, that Sanders fella. Seems like one of the "bennies" of a "Super Delegate" is the ability to vote for anyone they damn well please on any ballot - in spite of their pre-convention commits to a particular candidate. Never hear about THAT from the "Free Press", do ya (?).
    So it's "good bye Bernie" - for now.

    For my vote, I'm going to pick the "None Of The Above" box to fill in, and (unfortunately) predict Mr. Trump to become President Trump in January.

    My food cart trailer will be selling red-white-and-blue popcorn on that special day.

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    1. Foggy,
      Someone should tell Betnie "it's over". He's losing credibility. He ran a good campaign and he is a serious person but it's now time to land that plane Bernie.
      Ron

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