Tagged: 2016 election

Trump Won the Battle; Is Clinton Winning the War?

As reported at the Daily Beast, a new book written by journalist Amy Chozick, who traveled with Hillary Clinton’s campaign, revisits an important, conveniently-forgotten theme of the 2016 U.S. presidential election: during the primaries, the Clintons and their media allies were all in for Trump. From early on, the Clinton camp saw Trump as an enemy to encourage, Chozick writes. During the campaign…...

Rush Limbaugh Chickens Out, Calls Conservatives Bitter Clingers

Performance artist Rush Limbaugh went on a meandering rant against “NeverTrumpers” during his June 21st radio broadcast. As often happens when blabber-mouths get blabbering, however, his rant, which began as a pathetic defense of his┬áTrump sycophantasizing during the GOP primaries, ended with Limbaugh hoist with his own petard, as he inadvertently┬ábut aptly┬álabeled himself a chicken. Let’s begin with the audio. (Thank God for...

Trump Benefits Bigly from Low Expectations

So President Trump has nominated a highly touted conservative judge for the Supreme Court, after all. “See,” his ardent idol-worshippers are gushing, “we told you he was a man of his word.” Well, that remains to be seen, as does whether being a man of one’s word still has any meaning when one has delivered so many contradictory, vacuous, and low-minded words. Nevertheless,...

Can Trump Restore America?

(Originally published in January 2016) Aristotle teaches that while we must love our friends, we must love truth more. Today, I am probably going to lose some good friends, which is painful. Nevertheless, my admiration for everything America was, everything modern civilization was, compels me to bite the bullet. Donald Trump may win the Republican presidential nomination. He may even be elected President...

The Jester Who Would Be King (A Fable)

(Originally published in March 2016) Once upon a time, a funny court jester mocked his master, dancing around him and shouting, “I want to be king!” The king and his subjects laughed. “And how would you rule?” asked the king, playing along with his favorite entertainer. “I would do exactly as you do,” said the jester, for he was just a silly prankster,...