Skip to comments.Is There a Cure for Trumpophrenia? (Diary Of A Mad Voter)
Posted on 03/05/2016 12:53:54 PM PST by Kaslin
One of the more ironic aspects of campaign 2016 is that Donald Trump, for all his constant talk of winning, often doesn't know the simplest things about how to win.
Not more than a couple of days after taking the presidential high road, complimenting his opponents and calling himself a unifier at his post-Super Tuesday press conference, at a point when it looked as if a sizable number, if not a stampede, of conservatives and Republicans were poised to join his "movement," all he had to do at the next debate was be reasonably pleasant and offer halfway decent answers on substantive questions. Instead he stood on that stage and - not even five minutes in, with all the impulse control of a three-year-old denied a bag of M & M's - proceeded to reassure an audience of millions about the size of his penis.
It went downhill from there.
Not that he didn't get considerable help from Megyn Kelly, who has become Trump's self-appointed executioner. Her ego expanding like a weather balloon, she did everything she could to nail him for his seemingly-misbegotten Trump University, currently being sued by disgruntled students. She went so far as to attack Trump for lying when he apparently was telling the truth that his school had received an "A" from the Better Business Bureau - Kelly making her accusation although NBC had already corrected the record two days before:
But when it was assessed by BBB Serving Metro New York, the Trump Entrepreneur Initiative the name under which Trump University has most recently operated had, indeed, gotten the BBB's top rating in the past, it said.
In fact, according to the rating agency, Trump appears to have undersold things at times in the past, his "university" had an A-plus rating.
Okay, the school also go a D- at one point, the grades are "dynamic," but it's clear Megyn was engaged in a smear. Shame on her.
Nevertheless, the truth about Trump U. is hard to ascertain. The most extensive write-ups are in the Observer that avers much of the fault lies with an overzealous prosecutor, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. But the Observer is owned by Donald's son-in-law Jared Kushner, husband of Ivanka, not that the newspaper makes any attempt to hide that in its coverage.
My sense of the brouhaha is that Trump's school was similar to others that have appeared across the country, teaching people how to capitalize on the real estate market, particularly in the area of foreclosures. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. Trump U. was clearly no Harvard, but a lot of people are beginning to question whether Harvard is worth 65K a year these days. So it's all up for grabs.
Trump exploited his name here as he did with steaks and vodka and other enterprises that misfired while he concentrated on his core business of real estate, where the results have been considerably better. He probably spread himself too thin, although, in his favor and speaking personally, I have a Trump blazer I bought at Macy's a few years ago for a bargain price that often gets compliments.
What worries me about Donald is not his business failures. That comes with the territory. I'm concerned with the erratic comments, the loose-lips-sink-ships-impulse-control-infantile-insult problem that pops up every other day, if not more often. Today he walked back his assertion at the debate that he would make the military do exactly what he wanted, even if it wasn't constitutional. And then there are the, let's be kind and call them inappropriate, racial remarks - the Hispanic judge, the failure to condemn David Duke when it's the easiest thing in the world. I don't think for a moment Trump's a racist. But sometimes I think he assumes his followers are. They're not. Wake up. (I could go on, but you get the point.)
Which leads me to the real topic: Trumpophrenia. I suffer from it and it's only getting worse. I change my opinion about Donald almost every five minutes - and I can't be the only one. There may be millions of us. For some it's even more problematic. These people are not Trumpophrenic. They are Trumpophobic. And, if this Drudge link has any veracity, they have taken their problem to their shrinks.
I haven't gone that far - yet. But I am searching for a cure for Trumpophrenia before I have to reach for the Haldol. If he becomes president, I don't want any of us to become real life schizophrenics ourselves, unable to predict what our leader will say or do next.
But basically I think he's a good guy and his heart is the right place. His instincts for making America great again are also basically good. So I will make my plea. Donald, you and only you are the cure for Trumpophrenia. Do it. Take us out of our misery. If you want to be president, start acting like one. Now.
Now we seem to be arguing between apples and oranges.
Most peopl don’t understand how to ignore the light & laser show from the Media DeathStar.
Yes, but the only remedy for what is also known as Trumpitis is to undergo the procedure of Trumpectomy.
Just watched a Trump speech on Orlando. Not ONE word on substance. It was all about the polls, the crowd size; what his wife Melania thinks about the crowds, and simply reciting his prior victories. This is truly the degeneracy of American politics led by a scam artist who thinks that his daughter is so beautiful he would have dated her if not for her being his daughter. What have we come to to say nothing of his phallic symbol references during a public televised debate?
I’ve been a trumpophrenic to the max.
love him in the morning, hate him at night, usually after a twitter post.
I’ll vote for Cruz in the primaries and either in the generals.
I HATE Kelly, and she doesn’t hold a candle to MANY MANY women walking around manhattan.
also, that brain image on the right matches one that I had taken of my own brain.
is that a problem? :)
Well Steelfish, if people really want to see an example of someone who speaks only pure insults, hate, and stupidity... all they really need to do is click on your name and go to your posting history. You have been a very busy little bad boy. LOL
“One of the more ironic aspects of campaign 2016 is that Donald Trump, for all his constant talk of winning, often doesn’t know the simplest things about how to win.”
Delegates to date:
How anyone supposedly intelligent can fall for him is beyond me.
A lot of people in the Recovery Room after this is over...
I plead guilty. I am not running for President.
Any by the way “let who is without sin ....”
He hasn’t gotten the delegates that are needed yet, so the 329 mean absolutely nothing
We have come to a place where all the holy decent people abandoned their nation, its history, its founding documents and their obligation to participate robustly in the life of the nation since approximately 1962. We've come to a place where so-called Christian organizations are participating gleefully in bringing illegal immigrants to this country and feeling all self-righteous about it. We've come to a place when the vast majority of Christian churches other than Catholic do not require any instruction before marriage; where Christians countenance living together before marriage for themselves or among their children and grandchildren, having already skipped their duty of educating their children in the Bible or knowing it themselves; when transgressions happen, they are mute. They drink. They cheat in transactions. They use birth control. They remain ignorant of the threat of islam, thinking it's just like Christianity or Catholicism, of which they also remain ignorant. Shall I go on?
I also agree with Simon here. I find myself going through the same crazy swivel all the time, I feel like Linda Blair needing an exorcist.
Point taken. I love the smell of napalm in the morning as well. ; )
I couldn't, even if I wanted to.
I don’t know, but from up here in the cheap seats, it’s starting to look kind of like the flu. After a little while it goes away all by itself.
Trump started out as my third choice, behind Cruz and Carson. I still like Carson but he’s not mean enough to win a presidential election. Cruz is still my number one but Trump is now my last choice. It is not because of anything.the has or has not done, but because of people like you who break into every thread, no matter the topic, and start insulting everyone. There are about a half dozen that just troll every thread, and try to disrupt it. At least two are active Trump volunteers away from FR, and you all act as enforcers for him. You all don’t add anything to whatever conversation is going on, you just seem hell bent on shutting it down. You are acting like a jerk.
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