sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Is Trump a Nightmare for the MSM?

Irrespective of how you feel about Donald Trump speaking about running for President of the United States, you have to admit that he's shown more moxie to the press than any of the other Republican presidential hopefulls. The 'field of Republicans' are all sitting in the weeds, hoping that Donald Trump will implode, but he's doing okay so far.

Trump is making the news circuit saying 'unpardonable things' and asking 'unpardonable questions' that make the plastic talk show hosts with their talking points look just a little foolish. Because the producers and managers have seen the same shows that we've all seen and KNOW that their people have come off second best against Trump, they now default to calling him a racist. When you have no argument left, you cry, "RACIST!" No, they don't cry racist when Congressman Allen West asks the same questions that Trump or Herman Cain do - but they're black and I'm sure that the liberal interlocutors feel that they're somehow traitors to their race.

Trump is calling Obama out and while it's worth watching, I see conservatives bristling at it. Why? I don't CARE if Trump is a RINO. I really don't. He says everything that all the Republicans should be saying. Pajamas Media made a list and I'm going to lift it from them because I couldn't do better. (LINK)
1) China is ripping us off. No question about that, is there? The Middle Kingdom has long manipulated its currency (the yuan) to the detriment of U.S. manufacturers, a de facto trade war which U.S. officials have often ignored because we need China to finance our debt (to fund ObamaCare and other socialist travesties because, you know, we don’t actually have the money). Recently a bipartisan congressional delegation led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid met with Chinese leaders to broach this exact issue, discreetly, no doubt, and ever-so politely. Trump calls it a disgrace and promises to retaliate in kind.
2) The Libya war is a disaster. Trump wants to know, and he’s not the only one: What are we doing in Libya? Who are the rebels we are supporting? Are they any better than Gaddafi? The confused and confusing “kinetic military action” in Libya is exactly what one would expect from a commander-in-chief with a conflicted view of America’s role in the world, a reflexive antagonism towards our military, and a foolish fetish for international consensus. Trump’s take? “I’m only interested in Libya if we take the oil.” Be still my heart.
3) Obama has not produced his original, long-form birth certificate. Talk about an inconvenient truth! Though this is an absolute fact, liberal journalists find it astonishing that anyone would find it suspicious. Indeed the media is more interested in portraying anyone interested in this issue as crazy (not to mention racist), than in actually investigating the issue itself.
"Donald Trump has provided a more concise and devastating critique of the Obama administration than anyone else in the thin GOP presidential bench. He lambasts the disastrous economic policies which have driven up gas prices, unemployment, and inflation. From someone whose candidacy is supposed to be a joke, it is a remarkably effective approach." (op cit)

Trump vs Romney?     (who do you like better)
Trump vs Gingrich?    (who do you like better)
Trump vs Huckabee?  (who do you like better)
Trump vs Palin?          (who has a better chance of winning)
Trump vs Pawlenty?   (who is Pawlenty??)

Yes, we may see some other Republican appear who will capture the imagination of the nation, but at the moment, the only one calling the campaigning Obama to task is Trump. Leave him alone - let him go and let's see what he can do. Is he the ideal choice for president? No. But the Republican bench is weak. Who knows what skeletons Trump will be able to shake out of the Obama closet?