Trump’s latest off-the-cuff comment again steps on his message. (8/10/16)

Donald Trump outlined his comprehensive, well-thought out plan to recharge the American economy on Monday, but you wouldn’t know it! Again, Trump stepped on his prime message: the moribund economy of the last 7 1/2 years, by his off-the-cuff comment that if Hillary Clinton is elected and nominates Supreme Court judges that would “abolish” the Second Amendment, “there’s nothing you can do, folks. Although, the Second Amendment people – maybe there is, I don’t know.”

Trump’s comment was for sure inflammatory, but is ultimately again self-destructive.  The inarticulate vagueness of his words provided a political Rorschach test to confirm prior-held feelings about him.   Was he calling for the NRA crowd to storm the polling places to protect their gun rights in November?    Or was Trump calling for the assassination of Clinton after January?

The Secret Service issued a press release that it was “aware” of Mr. Trump’s comment.   In all of U.S. history, has the Secret Service ever faced the situation of one of its protectees uttering a threat of violence against another?

Donald Trump’s lack of discipline has again cost him, and the GOP, mightily.   Maybe he was channeling his inner-Democrat!   It is true that Hillary did state in May, 2008, words to the effect that it was too early to concede the nomination to Barack Obama thst year, as Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June.  (of 1968).    An unfiltered wish that escaped from the deep chasms of her soul?   And of course there was that cinematic tour-de-force, the 2006 film The Death of the President, a fictionalized account of the assassination of George W. Bush, that was lionized by the left as “courageous” and “thought provoking” and won many awards.   But Donald J. Trump, whether he meant it or not, had little electoral college room to maneuver prior to this utterance and has even less now.

On a day where commentary should have focused on the latest revealed and previously undisclosed Hillary emails, that nakedly showed the pay-to-play relationship between contributions to the Clinton Global Initiative and favors bestowed by the august Secretary of State; on a day where, for whatever reason, the father of Pulse Nightclub shooter Omar Mateen was seated in a privileged seat directly behind HRC at a rally in Orlando; on a day where discussion should have centered on Trump’s economic plan, all talk centered on whether the Republican nominee was calling for the assassination of his opponent!

The nation deserved a credible, knowledgable, honorable, experienced and wise person to stand in opposition to the candidacy of perhaps one of the most “ethically challenged” individuals (male or female) to ever aspire to the presidency!   Instead, in 2016, Hillary Clinton faces Donald J. Trump!

-The Chicago Patriot

The current state of the presidential race (8/2/16)

As the polls come in following the slickly- produced and star-studded Democratic Convention, it appears clear that Hillary Clinton has gained a substantial bounce, of at least nine percentage points in the race for the presidency, no doubt aided by Donald Trump’s ill-advised retort to the speech of Kzihr Khan at the DNC.    Why oh why, does Trump insist on charging Custer-like, into every trap set by the Democrats, especially one as obvious as this one!    While Trump reels from criticisms from such conservative organizations as the VFW for his insensitive and tone deaf comments about the Khan family, his indiscipline has prevented focusing on the true weaknesses of the Obama/Clinton era: an anemic 1% GDP growth rate; the worse economic recovery from recession since 1949; the rise of the ISIS terror army and the thousands murdered and enslaved to date; the use of the IRS and the Justice Department for political coercion and to chill free speech; the true U6 unemployment rate of from 9.9 to 13.4%; the doubling of the national debt in eight short years, etc., etc.   On top of that, the unindicted Mrs. Clinton continues to lie about her handling of top secret communications, claiming  in an almost Alice in Wonderland statement that FBI Director Comey AGREED that she did NOT send and receive classified emails on her home-brewed server!  She’s starting to feel invulnerable, isn’t she!

Why is Trump so indisciplined as to not hammer on these issues on a daily, hourly basis?   Is it true that deep, down inside, he really doesn’t want to be president – that capturing the GOP nomination was an ego-fueled maniacal romp, but the prospect of actually governing for four long years now seems to be a confining drudgery?   Or, as some have posited, is the 70-year old candidate now exhibiting early signs of dementia?   As an example, when asked this weekend if he had ever met fellow Manhattan billionaire Michael Bloomberg, Trump said that Bloomberg had never been to his office and that he met him perhaps one time…..Of course, Trump’s statement was then countered by a slew of photographs showing Trump and Bloomberg together at a myriad of functions!!!

Whatever the pathology of Trump’s “inconsistencies”, the state of the race now clearly favors Clinton, with all that portends!   God help the GOP!

-The Chicago Patriot

 

 

 

 

 

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Moscow on the Hudson? (7/27/16)

  • Donald Trump’s joking entreaty to the Russians to release the 33,000 allegedly “personal” emails deleted by Hillary Clinton from her private server on the Hudson, has caused almost spastic responses from the Democrats that Trump is inviting Putin & Company to conduct espionage against the United States –  to “hack” Mrs. Clinton’s lost emails!   “Espionage” to snare details of yoga lessons and wedding plans?   But unless I’m missing something, hasn’t Hillary’s email server long gone to the great motherboard in the sky – having been totally dismantled and dissected by the FBI?    Obviously, if the Russians (or anyone else) have plucked Hillary’s secret shortcake recipe from the cybersphere, the sluthful act happened many months ago – long before The Donald’s “treasonous” proposition! Odds are that salacious details of the Clinton Foundation are already in the hands of our adversaries with the drip, drip, drip of new revelations to come!  -The Chicago Patriot

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Breech at the DNC, and Chappaqua?? (7/24/16)

The Clinton campaign mused that the 20,000 emails hacked from the Democratic Central Committee, that were released by Wikileaks this weekend, originated in Russia.   If true, let’s make an assumption: the DNC’s cyber systems were better protected than Hillary’s home-brewed server in her basement in Chappaqua, New York.   The obvious conclusion from that assumption: the 33,000 emails that Hillary and her minnions deleted from    outstanding subpoenas and Congressional investigations on the claim that they were “personal” are also now in  the hands of the Russians!    In light of questions on the possible “pay to play” ramifications of influence by Secretary Clinton on requests by foreign governments in return for outrageous fees for speeches charged by Bill Clinton, ostensibly for the Clinton Global Initiative, can blackmail be far behind????

Donald Trump’s acceptance speech (7/22/16)

  1. Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican convention was not filled with the conventional right-wing laundry list of GOP hot button items; his address was far from that.    Loaded with attacks on free trade agreements, blank-check foreign intervention and globalism in general, a prime essence of Trump’s speech was based on old-fashioned populism, geared specifically to appeal to the American blue color worker and those who feel dispossessed by the “rigged” economic, political and mass media systems.   The name of Bernie Sanders was specifically invoked in the hope of picking up a percentage of NeverHillary voters!   The question that is raised: does the left to right political spectrum actually curve around into a circle, so that some of Bernie’s supporters may actually vote for Trump?

A post-convention bounce of +5 or greater will be construed to mean that convention was a success.  Watch the battleground states of Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio and New Hampshire.

-The Chicago Patriot

Cleveland tinderbox? (7/17/16)

With the Ohio open carry law in force in Cleveland for the GOP convention, armed protestors and the police will be eyeing each other warily, especially in light of what happened in Baton Rouge today.   The potential for at least one “incident” is high.  However, the potential for a firefight goes beyond merely clashes involving the law, as rival armed groups might confront each other.    A potential interesting scenario: a face-off between the gun-toting New Black Panther Party and the armed Bikers for Trump, which is a real possibility!    -The Chicago Patriot