A Remake of “The Sting” – with Orangutan Hair

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In the past week, Donald Trump has met with the editorial boards of the Washington Post and The New York Times. As predicted, he showed himself to be dangerously shallow and out of his depth on what a President does, particular in global affairs.

Just as predictably, all those scared, angry and disheartened about Donald Trump are screaming and yelling.

But you know what? Maybe we all should all just take a deep breath and realize that this is not the 2nd coming of the Third Reich.

I say with some ease and confidence that Donald Trump is not running to actually be President. Trump is only running to win. He set out to show the uptight GOP losers that he is better than them, more in touch with voter sentiment and that he COULD win if he wanted to. He also set out to scare the Bejeesus out of Democrats.

Trump has proven his point, succeeding on both counts even beyond his wildest dreams. The problem? The game was never meant to get this far or be this successful. He has no exit strategy and his ego won’t let him back away.

This may be the part where it’s less fun for Trump. The media is starting to emerge from its lazy fog and ask real questions. They’re tired of the grandstanding and bragging from Trump. They know they haven’t done their jobs, and it’s time to pretend otherwise. Sunday’s “Meet The Press” — which has been a Trump smooch-fest all year — turned on him Sunday.

If the tide is turning, Trump’s team isn’t prepared to think strategically. They’re going day-by-day, scrambling and stumbling along as they ride the greatest run of good fortune since the Irish Sweepstakes. But the boss is mercurial and cruel, which makes them overworked. He’s gotten so personal with Ted Cruz, an even nastier piece of work, that it’s starting to ricochet back. Trump fans may give him more primary wins, but it’s going to take a heavy toll. And cost money that he probably never planned to spend.

NYT and WaPost can play “gotcha” about Trump’s idiocy in foreign affairs all they want, but it’s pointless. This man has serious ADD and no interest in running the United States.

What he is running is a shell game that will end. His marks? Trump supporters and the breathless media. All of us, actually.

It’ll end eventually, probably in Cleveland — the GOP will give Trump a deal so he can say “I Win!” Trump always says that when he loses, whether it’s his trophy properties in bankruptcy, USFL football, casinos in receivership, Trump Steaks, Trump University and others I’ve lost count of.

He’ll go away for awhile later this summer, but not until he breaks the GOP’s back and makes them beckon at his feet first.¬† Look at what he got Chris¬† Christie to do.

Trump will give the GOP his delegates. First they will all have to pay heed like Christie!

Trump will give the GOP his delegates. First they will all have to pay heed like Christie!

Christie: More Than Tardy?

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March 2, 2016

The Honorable Mary Pat Christie
First Lady, State of New Jersey

Dear Mrs. Christie:

Your husband Chris has not returned to work in his capacity as Governor of the State of New Jersey since ending his Presidential bid earlier in February. He has not reported to his office at the State House in Trenton as promised.

This creates an unfortunate power vacuum. Worse, our efforts to reach your husband have been unsuccessful. He has no more leave time allowed.

Unfortunately, Governor Christie is now considered derelict in his duties. Since he has not responded to our many calls, texts and emails, please inform him that Kim Guadajnos is now Governor of the State of New Jersey until further notice.


James A.Gallagher, Official Timekeeper
Governor’s Office, State Of New Jersey

Trenton, NJ
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Attempts by the state of New Jersey to locate Governor Christie in recent days have been futile. Kim Guadajnos is now acting Governor.

People trying to understand why Governor Christie would defect to the Trump campaign might want to view this.


The Dream May Be Over, But You Can Still Feel The Bern

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We will know soon, but if the Super Tuesday prognostications are right, Trump will prevail with Republican voters and Hillary Clinton with Democrats.

Hate away at me all you want, but Bernie Sanders’ days as a Presidential candidate are essentially over.

He can and should stick around until California if he so desires. Senator Sanders has important things to say, particularly about income inequality.

Sanders also keeps Hillary focused and makes her a better candidate than she’d be otherwise. As it is, she’s pretty awful left to her own team and her own devices. For that, he has done voters a service.

But whether he realizes it or not, Bernie also started a movement of the young and disaffected. It shouldn’t be abandoned.

I think Bernie Sanders would do best to campaign for open Senate and Congress seats and state contests that matter to him.

That is where those votes will really matter the most. It’s also a chance for people disconnected from DC to get up close and personal with the process, instead of feeling depressed, anxious and powerless.

OK, let me have it.