Saturday, September 17, 2016

Dopey Media Gazzumped by Trump

In most election campaigns there is at least one moment of supreme humour.

Such was the case yesterday as Donald Trump showed why he is a billionaire and the 'media hacks' are mediocre morons.

From Powerline (You won't see this story in the NYT or WAPO or on cable news)

Last night Trump's campaign issued a statement to the effect that he now believes Obama was born in the USA.

This morning,Trump tweeted "I am now going to the brand new Trump International, Hotel D.C. for a major statement."

The TV networks cleared their regular programmes and went live to the hotel to broadcast Trump's humiliation.   Instead they broadcast live, to millions of viewers, one after another senior military officers, praising the soon to be President Trump.

Millions of dollars worth of TV time and Trump didn't have to pay a penny.  Just called in the gullible suckers who were hoist on their own partisan zeal..

40 comments:

paul scott said...


Too excellent .

The Veteran said...

I guess it's a case of 'nothing to see here, move on' ... with no great apologies to H1.

There has been some discussion as to how a nominee might be replaced. The answer, only with great difficulty unless he/she voluntarily steps aside.

The only qualification a person has to have to be President is that he/she is a natural born citizen or a citizen of the United States, has attained the age of 35 years and been resident of the United States for fourteen years. A convicted felon could run for President and indeed has. In 2004 Leonard Peltier ran for the office under the banner of the Peace and Freedom Party. Peltier was serving two life sentences for the murder of two FBI agents in 1975. He received 27,607 votes.

A candidate could be involuntarily removed if certified as insane. Not sure that either Trump or Clinton meet this test.

For both the Republicans and the Democrats and were their candidates for either the Presidency or Vice-Presidency withdraw then their replacement would be determined by their respective National Committees in special session. For all intents and purposes both National Committees are made up of what may be generally described as 'Super Delegates' (persons of standing) to their respective conventions. A number of commentators have suggested that the wishes of the outgoing candidate would carry some weight.

This probably constitutes unless information although I was fascinated about the felon bit.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Well the Democrats are running a felon this time round. It's just that she hasn't been convicted yet. I haven't seen any commentary on the possibility of an impeachment in the increasingly unlikely event she wins.

The Veteran said...

Adolf ... I'm no great expert on the US Constitution but my understanding is that impeachment proceedings are limited to crimes committed while in office. As it stands right now Clinton cannot be impeached.

Two US Presidents have been impeached by the House of Representatives ... Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998 although both were later acquitted in trials held by the Senate (controlled by elements of their own Party). Richard Nixon would probably have been impeached had he not resigned.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Vet

Thanks. That's probably why I haven't seen any commentary.

Anonymous said...

In other news . . .

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/09/16/fraternal-order-of-police-endorses-donald-trump-he-will-make-america-safe-again/

Anonymous said...

Another moment of Trump rick-rolling the media.

Noel said...

You do prattle on Adolf.
She's a felon but she hasn't been convicted yet.
Ahhhhhhhhh.......no a felon is a person who commits a felony and has been convicted.

Noel said...

If she hasn't been convicted she's not a felon.
You childish call for impeachment has no foundation.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Off you go Noel. I hope you have a pleasant Christmas, a long way from here. The second greatest sin committed by commenters here is to have no sense of humour. You've done well. Made both first and second in one comment.

David said...

Noel, a felon is someone like, oooo, uuuhmmm, o, I don't know ....... yes, THAT"S IT! Donald Trump.

Someone who HAS been convicted.

Adolf's mancrush on Trumplethinskin is becoming quite a concern, I suspect his marbles might be rolling of their own accord.

The U.S. Department of Justice sued Trump for an antitrust violation in 1988 and won. Trump was forced to pay $750,000. The real-estate magnate agreed to pay the penalty stemming from his attempted takeovers of two companies. The feds said that his stock purchases in the companies violated the FTC’s notification requirements.

Is just one of many that I can cite.

David said...

There truly are some dumb people commenting on American elections and politics.

No matter what Clinton may have done in the past, she cannot be impeached for anything she did prior to winning the election. Impeachment is the Rethuglican's wet dream, but like all wet dreams the reality never keeps up with the fantasy.

However, if Donald Trump IS elected president he will be impeached, sooner rather than later. The GOP have swallowed a dead rat to have him as their candidate, but they will not have him as their president. They will manufacture a way to impeach him and have Pence declared POTUS.

But of course, everyone except Adolf already knows that Trumplethinskin cannot win, Trumplethinskin acknowledges as much himself by already having made his excuses.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes. it was a great trick, even the Washington Post said so. Others in the political establishment have said what we need is a another tricky president, NOT. Look what happened to the last tricky president called Nixon. Now what was his nickname again, oh yes, Tricky Dicky.

If you rely on sleight of hand and "tricks" to get your message across then you have lost all credibility and to make an enemy out of the media and make them appear foolish is political suicide either now or in the future.

Nosmo King

Anonymous said...

meanwhile, Nurse Ratched is stricken with levododa induced dyskinesia . . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMHOcmDVBP0

seizes up and collapses being escorted into the Scooby van . . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1pOAzFSqVs

and suffers total brain freezes which require her physician to come to her rescue . . .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azUpfzDNxpw

and of course, the coughing fits. A swallowing disorder brought on by her primary affliction . . . Parkinsons Disease.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B46oJlwqHWY




David said...

Anonymous, I could call you a moron, but that would be unfair to morons, so I wouldn't do that.

Forget your faked videos - "Coach" Dave Daubenmire has the scoop.

Redbaiter said...

Just for the record-

Left wing media confirm Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign spread rumours relating to Obama's birth.

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David said...

Worried of Tauranga links to a Breitbart article he obviously did not read. There is nothing in the article to support the substance of the headline, it's all just typical Breitbart smear, innuendo and pretense.

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David said...

Anonymous said WAH WAH WAH WAH WAH WAH WAH WAH WAH.

No wonder Trump appeals to you - neither of you have found the gate out of the playground.

As to the rest of your trash, yeah? Anyone can make shit up.

Chaz said...

So Trump spent years squawking how the birth certificate was fake and that Obama had people killed to cover this up, and all that time he was lying? Or is he lying now? Why the sudden change of heart? This is the fourth time recently he's revealed himself as a cuck (scared of the Mexican president and a woman pastor, all that regret for being a prick and now this). Hilarious eh alt-right losers? Now where are his tax returns?

Anonymous said...

"As to the rest of your trash, yeah? Anyone can make shit up."

You lying piece of shit. You know damn well it's the truth. If you thought it was safe, after all of this time, to come of from under your rock . . .

http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2012/10/not_peter_burns.html

then you thought wrong. Cunt.

Anonymous said...

That's right. You were "LeftRightOut" too on Kiwiblog. I forgot about that. And you left the readers with this doosie . .

http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2010/04/general_debate_26_april_2010.html/comment-page-1#comment-685649

You poisonous, hypocritical portly old fuckwit.

David said...

Chaz, this is the Trump over whom they salivate:

"I don't know. Was it a birth certificate? You tell me. Some people say that was not his birth certificate. I'm saying I don't know. Nobody knows."
-- Donald Trump in 2013, two years after President Obama released his long form birth certificate

"I don't know. I really don't know."
-- Trump, asked if he thinks Obama was born in the U.S., 2015

"I'll answer that question at the right time. I just don't want to answer it yet."
-- Trump, asked this week by the Washington Post if he still believes Obama was not born in the U.S.

Anonymous said...

Anyhow . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMHOcmDVBP0

Anonymous said...

And . . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw2eVBMURVU&feature=youtu.be&t=363

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

We have an infestation of idiots today.

If you want to get display your lack of manners, go somewhere else.

Chaz said...

Yes everyone. There's only one person allowed to display a lack of manners around here. You have to pity him though, he's in the tank for Trump. That's enough to drive anyone crazy, let alone someone who's been foolishly and confidently calling Republican victories in Presidential elections since 2008.

Anonymous said...

I seem to remember the author of this post calling me a dick without any provocation at all. Manners and blog etiquette are not a one way street so please stop preaching.

Nosmo King

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Nosmo and Chaz. I make the rues around here. You don't. You were called a dick because at the time you were a dick. Quite mild I think compared with some of the crap which has floated in here tonight.

Redbaiter said...

The truth about where Obama was born, from the horse's mouth..!!1

Chaz said...
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Angry Tory said...

TRUMP's now in the lead. He'll only get stronger from here on in.

Dealing to general ignorance:

There has been some discussion as to how a nominee might be replaced. The answer, only with great difficulty unless he/she voluntarily steps aside.

Nope. Remember, citizens vote for electors. The electors elector the president. There is no constitutional or federal legal constraints on who those electors may vote for. The Clinton electors could all vote for Bernie.


impeachment proceedings are limited to crimes committed while in office

Impeachment is a "political question". Clinton can't be impeached because she's not in an impeccable office. Impeachment requires a majority in the House; conviction 2/3rds of the Senate. That's it. If the GOP ever got 2/3rds of the Senate, then impeaching every federal justice the D'RATs had ever appointed from the supremes on down would be quite constitutional.


TRUMP is not a felon and has never been convicted. His company agreed to a settlement, but he has never been convicted, nor personally bankrupt, nor murdered any of his close friends or advisors.

He'll be the next president by about 3-5% in the popular vote.

The Veteran said...

AT ... now you are really indulging in a flight of fancy. Sure it is the electors, 538 of them, who will meet in Washington DC on the Monday after the second Wednesday in December to formally cast their votes for the President/Vice President and yes, you're right, they can in theory and in practice change their vote from the one they were pledged to support.

Were they to do so they would join the ranks of what are called 'Faithless Electors'.
Since 1968 there have been just six of them so it is very difficult to imagine an avalanche.

That aside, my comment was directed to the question as to whether a candidate could be replaced/dumped prior to election day.

Finally AT, elections are not determined on the popular vote.

paul scott said...

Parkinson's disease.
I have been looking for a specific denial by her Doctors to Hillary's Parkinson's disease.
They say she is fit to be President. Has anyone heard a specific denial of Parkinsons.

The head 'lolling' or weird nodding is [ LID, Levadopa Induced Dyskinesia] in all probability.
However she has not displayed for us yet, [ LID Chorea ]' the fast jerky movements.


I will further research this today, and come back. The debate, or non debate with Trump will be watched closely for clinical signs.

Chaz said...

"I have been looking for a specific denial by her Doctors to Hillary's Parkinson's disease."

Right on. And where is the specific denial by Trump's doctors that he's half human half orangutang? Many people are saying he is, why can't his doctors settle the matter?

"The head 'lolling' or weird nodding is [ LID, Levadopa Induced Dyskinesia] in all probability."

Right on! Can you let us all know what qualifications you have, and when you examined Clinton? Cheers!

The Veteran said...

Chaz ... I may be wrong but I think Paul is a Dr of sorts (Vet). Don't know if animals get Parkinsons.

Gerald said...

" Dr of sorts (Vet)"

Ahh that accounts for it. Animals can't understand any of his posts whilst we have to decipher what he's really on about. Apart from maids. Yes we know he likes maids.