Farron Cousins minces no words.

I fear that he may be optimistic. Hate sells.

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Jeb is sandboxed in.

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Alfred Doblin sees similarities between a certain two loud-mouthed substance-less bullies. Here’s a bit from the opening of the article; follow the link for the rest.

. . . I clearly recall a conversation we had when Christie was making his first run for governor of New Jersey in 2009. I expressed my frustration over the lack of details from candidate Christie; he was not giving specifics about what he would do if elected. That was intentional, I was told. While Jon Corzine, the not-popular Democratic incumbent, had to defend his record, all Christie had to offer was a promise of change.

The campaign message was: “Trust me. Details to come.”

Christie bested Corzine.

Rock beat paper.

Now Donald Trump is soaring in the polls, while Christie, a politician with a record to defend, is in a free fall. Trump is running Christie’s 2009 campaign. No details. Just loud assurances that if elected, he will fix things.

Rock still beats paper.

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I saw a car sporting one of those bumper stickers the other day when I was running errands. I need a word for my reaction. How’s about “creepy” + “icky” = “creecky”?

Via Job’s Anger.

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Shaun Mullen explains Trumposis. Here are some characteristics of those susceptible to it.

Learn more about this scary new ailment at Shaun’s place.

Note that epidemics of this nature are not unprecedented in American history.

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In Japan Times, Jeff Kingston rounds up international views of Donald Trump. It’s not pretty. Here’s a bit:

. . . Michael Cucek, a lecturer at Sophia University, reminds us that “as the essential nation, the U.S. cannot indulge itself with electing a boorish moron as its president. The U.S. has already tried that once this century with devastating results.”

In a Kraft cheese field of ludicrous dolts, Trump stands out like a ripe Gorgonzola.

“Trump is the P.T. Barnum of American politics but with a serious twist: he’s given Americans who are so tired of ‘politics as usual’ and political correctness an outlet to feel free again,” says Nancy Snow, professor emeritus of communications at California State University, Fullerton.

If I were a Gogonzola, I would be insulted. Limburger would have been a more apt comparison. (I purchased a bit of Limburger once, determined to try it, not believing it could smell as noxious as reputed. That was a mistake; I couldn’t get it past my nose.)

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28 August 2015 · Comments Off on Secretive Ballots · Categories: Political Theatre

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28 August 2015 · Comments Off on The Smart One Puts Out a Contract · Categories: Mammon, Political Theatre

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27 August 2015 · Comments Off on Twits on Twitter · Categories: Political Theatre

Trumptwits. (Warning: Language.)

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27 August 2015 · Comments Off on Anchor Babies Away! Reprise · Categories: Political Theatre

Heh.

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26 August 2015 · Comments Off on And Now, a Moment of Zen · Categories: Political Theatre

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25 August 2015 · Comments Off on Just for the Funds of It · Categories: Political Theatre

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24 August 2015 · Comments Off on Dis Coarse Discourse · Categories: Political Theatre

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24 August 2015 · Comments Off on Core Constituencies · Categories: Political Theatre, Politics of Hate

Dick Polman analyzes the “Trumpistas.”

Yes, they are who you think they are.

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24 August 2015 · Comments Off on Freedom from Information · Categories: Political Theatre

It’s a Republican thing.

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23 August 2015 · Comments Off on “Failing To Plan Is Planning To Fail” · Categories: Political Theatre

Republican Elephant looks at Obamacare and says,

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23 August 2015 · Comments Off on Playing Trump · Categories: Political Theatre

The Booman sums up the attraction:

It’s true what Glenn Beck says: Donald Trump isn’t a conservative. But he’s a racist, which is close enough.

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22 August 2015 · Comments Off on The Rank and Foul · Categories: Political Theatre

Republican candidates march side by side under banner saying,

Via Juanita Jean.

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20 August 2015 · Comments Off on Biden (It’s Not) Your Time · Categories: Political Theatre

In which I agree with Shaun Mullen.

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18 August 2015 · Comments Off on Chris-Crossed · Categories: Political Theatre

Chris Christie holding glass labeled

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Learn more here.

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