Archive for the ‘Donald Trump’ Category

June 19th, 2024 - 8:31 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

Trump can’t do fractions

If you ask me who’s most likely to pull out the debates, I wouldn’t pick Biden. That’s because “Trump is already laying the groundwork to complain that the upcoming presidential debate is rigged against him,” Raw Story reported on June 19, 2024, citing the New York Time[...]

June 18th, 2024 - 7:41 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Does Trumpian military strategy make sense?

In a wide-ranging Foreign Affairs op-ed published Tuesday, Trump’s last national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, decried “American weakness” and called for “peace through strength” (read Politico story here). That’s a meaningless political jab coupled with a [...]

June 18th, 2024 - 12:34 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

How Kamala Harris could become Trump’s vice president

Here’s how it could happen in theory. The Hill thinks Florida Sen. Marco Rubio may be Trump’s VP pick (story here). Let’s say Florida’s electoral votes decide a close election. The 12th Amendment would allow its electors to vote for only one person from their state. So if they vote for[...]

June 17th, 2024 - 4:36 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

America’s dumbest senator strikes again

Nevada’s economy is hospitality, and in a gambit for that state’s electoral votes, Trump floated the idea of exempting tip income from taxes. Now along comes Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), who thinks it’s a tax exemption for people who tip, and called the idea “awesome” [...]

June 17th, 2024 - 9:21 am § in Biden, Donald Trump, News Media, Politics

Is it OK for a non-veteran to wear dogtags?

I’m a veteran, and I don’t wear dogtags (anymore). Fox host Maria Bartiromo isn’t a veteran, and she wears dogtags, to honor the veterans in her family. After thinking about it, I’m OK with it; it’s nice that she pays tribute to her father, who served, and uncle, who wa[...]

June 17th, 2024 - 1:36 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Politicians without backbone

What does the GOP need that it lacks? Politico figured it out. Here. Its article begins by focusing on a single day of the 2016 campaign in South Carolina. That day was February 18, 2016. Trump wasn’t yet the GOP nominee. On a stage were Marco Rubio, Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, and Trey Gowdy. A [[...]

June 16th, 2024 - 9:17 pm § in Donald Trump, Economics

Who pays tariffs?

Consumers do. In his first campaign, Trump claimed China would pay his tariffs. That’s false. The U.S. can’t make China pay taxes. All it can do is make Americans pay taxes on Chinese goods. Tariffs are imposed at the U.S. border when goods come into the country. They become part of the [...]

June 15th, 2024 - 12:56 am § in Donald Trump, Humor, Politics, Republicans

President Bernie?

Not Bernie Sanders, President “Weekend At Bernie’s” Trump. “Former President Donald Trump failed … a room full of top CEOs … at the Business Roundtable’s quarterly meeting, multiple attendees told CNBC. ‘Trump doesn’t know what he’s talking about,R[...]

June 11th, 2024 - 5:48 am § in Democrats, Donald Trump, News Media, Politics, Republicans

Heritage chief claims Democrats are illegitimate

The Heritage Foundation used to be a heavyweight conservative think tank. That’s changing. In 2021, Kevin Roberts (photo, left) took it over, and he’s wrecking its reputation as a conservative ideas factory. Roberts, an election denier, views Heritage’s role as “institutional[...]

June 11th, 2024 - 1:32 am § in Donald Trump

Should a crazy person be president?

Think I’m being rhetorical, eh? Listen, don’t take my word for anything. This is from the horse’s mouth: “If you’re an adviser to him, your job is to help him at the margins,” said one Trump confidante. “To talk him out of doing crazy things.” (For context, go here, a P[...]