Monday, December 05, 2011

Quote(s) of the Day


"The selection of a reality television personality to host a presidential debate that voters nationwide will be watching is beneath the office of the Presidency and flies in the face of that office’s history and dignity."

-- Ron Paul's official statement on his decision not to get anywhere near the upcoming Donald Trump-moderated Newsmax Republican presidential debate

"I don’t quite understand the marching to his office. I didn't realize he had the ability to lay on hands and anoint people."

-- Ron Paul on Donald Trump, yesterday on CNN

"Few people take Ron Paul seriously and many of his views and presentation make him a clown-like candidate. I am glad he and Jon Huntsman, who has inconsequential poll numbers or a chance of winning, will not be attending the debate and wasting the time of the viewers who are trying very hard to make a very important decision."

-- Donald Trump, responding to Paul's snub exactly the way you knew he would

Make no mistake: I don't care one bit about either of these people. While Paul is certainly the more intelligent of the two -- to say nothing of his not being a cheap grifter -- I wouldn't want to listen to him or Trump for any length of time at all. I'm also reluctant to even bother mentioning Trump's name again, since that's exactly what he's looking for: press, from anywhere he can get it. Still, it's fun to watch him refer to anyone as a "clown-like candidate." Joan Walsh was right: Even the GOP deserves better than this kind of two-bit con artistry. God knows the country does.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The circus.....goes on and on and on. And the guy who is twice divorced and had an extra-marital affair with his current wife hopes to gain the most from this. AMAZING!! More than ever, as I look at the sorry set of Republican “rivals” on the other side, I am THANKFUL to have Barack Obama as President, and as a viable candidate for re-election. Mr. Obama: your heart, your values, and your basic decency are all in the right place. BUT...your hands are tied. Unfortunately they were tied by us, the electorate.....when we failed to provide you with a Congress that you can work with. Instead, you are saddled with a don’t-tax-the-1%-do-nothing Congress that battles you at every turn, while the people suffer. God, they don't EVEN let you pass your own appointments. It's not Tea-publican gridlock -it's Tea-publican sabotage. Heck, it's Tea-publican treason....while the 99% BLEEDS. And then they try to pin the blame on Mr. Obama. These people have no shame...or else its been purchased by those who can afford to do so. In her last years, Grandma gets her meager Social Security check, and they DARE to call it “socialism”. Give me a break! (and Grandma too!) Thankfully, with Occupy Wall Street, America has found its voice: a voice that reminds us that people -ordinary down-to-earth working people- really DO matter. Not “corporations are people -people” , but REAL people! Tea-publicans want even MORE 1%-tax-break-corporate-loopholes....while these “job-creators” send our jobs overseas, and wish that we’d go away too.... as they buy every politician in sight. And if these politicians don’t have ENOUGH mistresses, I can hook them up with a few gorgeous -and rich!- oil companies. It would be a perfect blind date, except for the fact that they’re ALREADY in bed with them :-). But instead of talking about LESS government, and LESS taxes on the 1%, and MORE corporate welfare, and MORE painful cuts to those who can LEAST afford it....Occupy is a voice that demands a government that WORKS, a government that works FOR ALL OF US, not just for a favored few....not just for the rich. It’s a voice that comes up from the grassroots, and lifts us up in turn: because it insists that this land IS our land...and that we WANT IT BACK! It's a voice that will help us re-elect the President AND give him a more progressive people-oriented Congress to work with. Mr. Obama: I wish you well.... because you STILL give us hope!

IrishGirl said...

The real shame is that the American people won't make the connection between the clowns and con-artistry and the inherent bankruptcy of the Republican's policies.

L. said...

A haiku for Donald Trump:

Mister Donald Trump
Go and eat a bag of dicks
Choke on the last one

Benoit from Ottawa said...

Jesus, Anonymous!

Talk about politics being just like religion! Emotions are very useful, but...

Riles said...

The combo of Newsmax and Trump should be enough to keep everyone away, but we know it won't.

CNNfan said...

Hey, I wouldn't mind watching Donald Trump host a debate at all. Are you kidding me? That's probably going to be fun... Donald Trump is a pretty interesting with his commentary and usually asks good questions on the air.

Thanks for the tip! I just sent an RSVP on Newsmax.com to join Donald Trump hosting, The Newsmax ION Television 2012 Debate streaming live on Newsmax.com , and broadcasting live on the ION TV to 100 million U.S. homes.

So, I'm planning to wear my CNNfan T-Shirt in the audience, to look handsome, while looking for some autographs from the GOP candidates to share with fans like President Obama already sent fans by mail for our homepage. If I have an angel out there, I am making a wish for the holidays. Please, put a good word in for me.

Anonymous said...

"What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing." (Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892, Act III)

Imagine the fun eviscerating Trump would have provided Oscar Wilde (and us).