Friday, May 6, 2016
The impenetrable word-swamp that seeps from the strange mind of Donald J. Trump.
This inarticulate, scramble-brain believes he'll be a great president. How will that play out when he can't answer a simple question with simple declarative sentences. He obviously thinks "theoretically" and "rhetorical" are interchangeable words.
Imagine giving immeasurable power to someone as confused and clueless as Donald J. Trump,
Here he is, murdering the English language:
Willie Geist asked: ‘What about what you told Chris Matthews a few weeks ago, which is that women who get abortions should be punished? Do you still believe that to be true?’
‘No, he was asking me a theoretical, or just a question in theory, and I talked about it only from that standpoint. Of course not. And that was done, he said, you know, I guess it was theoretically, but he was asking a rhetorical question, and I gave an answer. And by the way, people thought from an academic standpoint, and, asked rhetorically, people said that answer was an unbelievable academic answer! But of course not, and I said that afterwards.’
Donald Trump's victory proves Republican voters want resentful nationalism, not principled conservatism
"Credit where it's due. The Republican Party is what congressional scholars Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein said it is: "ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition." In case you are skeptical of that final charge, recall that Trump began his rise in the Republican Party as a champion of the birther movement."
DONALD J. TRUMP: The politician's politician.
He's no "outsider," he's just another lyin' politician:
Catherine Rampell at The Washington Post
"Trump may have a short political résumé, but he is still a quintessential politician. Arguably, he is the most politician-y politician who has ever politicked. Consider the cardinal sins of the political class: pandering, lying, flip-flopping and overpromising. Trump has partaken of every single one, and transformed each nearly into an art form."