Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America have no good martinis today. They wince as the national deficit creeps closer to $1 trillion again and lament that neither party has any intention of seriously addressing the problem before disaster strikes next decade. They also cringe as President Trump rightly slams Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and other far left lawmakers for pushing the anti-Semitic BDS movement but then says says any Jews who vote for Democrats are being disloyal. And they get a kick out of Jill Biden telling Democrats that her husband might not be the best candidate but voters should get on board because he has the best chance to beat Trump.

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  1. Miffed White Male Member

    Ricochet Audio Network: They wince as the national debt creeps closer to $1 trillion again

    That’s not the national debt, that’s the annual deficit.

     

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    • August 21, 2019, at 1:17 PM PDT
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  2. Arahant Member

    Trump only hurts himself with people who already hate him.

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    • August 21, 2019, at 1:38 PM PDT
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  3. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Trump only hurts himself with people who already hate him.

    Yes but some of those who don’t like him (like me) want to vote for him because he is better than the alternative. However, comments like these remind me of all the reasons I don’t like him. I could easily get to the point where I will just say to heck with Trump and the Democrats and not vote for anyone. 

    On the other hand, if Trump could give a well written speech and stick to the script and let the Democrats show just how crazy they are? That could easily persuade people who don’t like him to vote for him anyway.

    As for the deficit, it is telling voters to eat their broccoli and they much prefer fast food.

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    • August 21, 2019, at 2:37 PM PDT
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  4. FredGoodhue Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Trump only hurts himself with people who already hate him.

    It reminds Democrats why they should vote. Trump the GOTV for the Democrats.

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    • August 21, 2019, at 6:41 PM PDT
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  5. Taras Coolidge

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Trump only hurts himself with people who already hate him.

    Yes but some of those who don’t like him (like me) want to vote for him because he is better than the alternative. However, comments like these remind me of all the reasons I don’t like him. I could easily get to the point where I will just say to heck with Trump and the Democrats and not vote for anyone.

    On the other hand, if Trump could give a well written speech and stick to the script and let the Democrats show just how crazy they are? That could easily persuade people who don’t like him to vote for him anyway.

    As for the deficit, it is telling voters to eat their broccoli and they much prefer fast food.

    “[I]f Trump could give a well written speech and stick to the script”, it would be boring, and the liberal media would ignore it altogether. Just as they ignored Dubya when he was being eloquent, and waited for him to say something they could use against him.

    Calling Jews who vote Democratic disloyal is a masterstroke. People who criticize Trump for that are the same chumps who urged him to release his tax returns, and permit the media to twist whatever they found against him.

    Because the media think the remarks will hurt Trump, they will report them, raising the question.

    Just as the media played up the “Willie Horton ad” hoping to hurt Bush the Elder, but helping elect him instead.

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    • August 21, 2019, at 7:06 PM PDT
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  6. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge
    • #6
    • August 21, 2019, at 7:26 PM PDT
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  7. Taras Coolidge

    In politics, a miss is as good as a mile.

    Years ago, the Balanced Budget Amendment passed the House and came up just one vote short in the Senate, the guys remind us.

    In other words, the Senate leadership arranged for just enough Senators with safe seats to vote it down, while the House and the rest of the Senate could pose as “deficit hawks” without actually being in danger of accomplishing anything.

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    • August 21, 2019, at 7:39 PM PDT
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  8. Taras Coolidge

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    Taras (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Trump only hurts himself with people who already hate him.

    Yes but some of those who don’t like him (like me) want to vote for him because he is better than the alternative. However, comments like these remind me of all the reasons I don’t like him. I could easily get to the point where I will just say to heck with Trump and the Democrats and not vote for anyone.

    On the other hand, if Trump could give a well written speech and stick to the script and let the Democrats show just how crazy they are? That could easily persuade people who don’t like him to vote for him anyway.

    As for the deficit, it is telling voters to eat their broccoli and they much prefer fast food.

    “[I]f Trump could give a well written speech and stick to the script”, it would be boring, and the liberal media would ignore it altogether. Just as they ignored Dubya when he was being eloquent, and waited for him to say something they could use against him.

    Calling Jews who vote Democratic disloyal is a masterstroke. People who criticize Trump for that are the same chumps who urged him to release his tax returns, and permit the media to twist whatever they found against him.

    Because the media think the remarks will hurt Trump, they will report them, raising the question.

    Just as the media played up the “Willie Horton ad” hoping to hurt Bush the Elder, but helping elect him instead.

    He really could shoot someone on 5th Avenue …

    … as long as it is Harvey Weinstein or Jeffrey Epstein (the real one, not the unfortunate double*)!

    *This is what is usually called a “joke” …

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    • August 21, 2019, at 8:03 PM PDT
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  9. Greg Corombos Podcaster

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Ricochet Audio Network: They wince as the national debt creeps closer to $1 trillion again

    That’s not the national debt, that’s the annual deficit.

     

    Excellent catch. Now corrected. Thanks!

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    • August 22, 2019, at 8:23 AM PDT
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  10. kedavis Member

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Trump only hurts himself with people who already hate him.

    Yes but some of those who don’t like him (like me) want to vote for him because he is better than the alternative. However, comments like these remind me of all the reasons I don’t like him. I could easily get to the point where I will just say to heck with Trump and the Democrats and not vote for anyone.

    On the other hand, if Trump could give a well written speech and stick to the script and let the Democrats show just how crazy they are? That could easily persuade people who don’t like him to vote for him anyway.

    As for the deficit, it is telling voters to eat their broccoli and they much prefer fast food.

    Not giving speeches you like, isn’t sufficient reason for a Democrat to win.

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    • August 22, 2019, at 1:59 PM PDT
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  11. kedavis Member

    What Jim Geraghty said about single-issue minority voters had some validity, but maybe it needs to just go another step to make sense: So you think keeping abortion legal is more important than school choice? How about this. I’ll help make it possible for your 12-year-old daughter to go to a good charter school, and then maybe she won’t want/”need” an abortion when she’s 15? In fact her whole life will be better, and your son’s lives too.

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    • August 22, 2019, at 2:29 PM PDT
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  12. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    kedavis (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Trump only hurts himself with people who already hate him.

    Yes but some of those who don’t like him (like me) want to vote for him because he is better than the alternative. However, comments like these remind me of all the reasons I don’t like him. I could easily get to the point where I will just say to heck with Trump and the Democrats and not vote for anyone.

    On the other hand, if Trump could give a well written speech and stick to the script and let the Democrats show just how crazy they are? That could easily persuade people who don’t like him to vote for him anyway.

    As for the deficit, it is telling voters to eat their broccoli and they much prefer fast food.

    Not giving speeches you like, isn’t sufficient reason for a Democrat to win.

    If it was only the lack of speeches. And I will decide the reasons for my vote. You can do the same. I am becoming more and more fed up with Trump. 

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    • August 22, 2019, at 6:32 PM PDT
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  13. kedavis Member

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Trump only hurts himself with people who already hate him.

    Yes but some of those who don’t like him (like me) want to vote for him because he is better than the alternative. However, comments like these remind me of all the reasons I don’t like him. I could easily get to the point where I will just say to heck with Trump and the Democrats and not vote for anyone.

    On the other hand, if Trump could give a well written speech and stick to the script and let the Democrats show just how crazy they are? That could easily persuade people who don’t like him to vote for him anyway.

    As for the deficit, it is telling voters to eat their broccoli and they much prefer fast food.

    Not giving speeches you like, isn’t sufficient reason for a Democrat to win.

    If it was only the lack of speeches. And I will decide the reasons for my vote. You can do the same. I am becoming more and more fed up with Trump.

    So that means you’re in favor of President Biden, President Williamson, President… whatever. Cuz that’s the option. Deny it all you like, it’s pointless. It’s not going to be someone else you like, who isn’t running and/or wasn’t nominated.

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    • August 23, 2019, at 2:36 AM PDT
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  14. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    kedavis (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Trump only hurts himself with people who already hate him.

    Yes but some of those who don’t like him (like me) want to vote for him because he is better than the alternative. However, comments like these remind me of all the reasons I don’t like him. I could easily get to the point where I will just say to heck with Trump and the Democrats and not vote for anyone.

    On the other hand, if Trump could give a well written speech and stick to the script and let the Democrats show just how crazy they are? That could easily persuade people who don’t like him to vote for him anyway.

    As for the deficit, it is telling voters to eat their broccoli and they much prefer fast food.

    Not giving speeches you like, isn’t sufficient reason for a Democrat to win.

    If it was only the lack of speeches. And I will decide the reasons for my vote. You can do the same. I am becoming more and more fed up with Trump.

    So that means you’re in favor of President Biden, President Williamson, President… whatever. Cuz that’s the option. Deny it all you like, it’s pointless. It’s not going to be someone else you like, who isn’t running and/or wasn’t nominated.

    Not my fault. Don’t give me two bad choices and then complain because I don’t take one of them. I haven’t decided yet but this old, stupid binary argument is not going to sway me. Maybe if more Republicans hadn’t fallen in love with Trump and defended every stupid thing that comes out of his mouth, he could have been persuaded to be happy with one term and we could have an actual choice. 

    Right now I think that Trump is awful but the Democrats are worse. But it won’t take many more of Trump’s antics to convince me that the choice is not binary but binate. That’s why Trump’s speeches are important. To convince me that there is an actual thinking, human being behind all the buffoonery. 

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    • August 23, 2019, at 4:43 AM PDT
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  15. Taras Coolidge

    @juliablaschke — “Right now I think that Trump is awful but the Democrats are worse. But it won’t take many more of Trump’s antics to convince me that the choice is not binary but binate. That’s why Trump’s speeches are important. To convince me that there is an actual thinking, human being behind all the buffoonery.”

    I think that may be backwards. A politician’s speeches are written for him by other people. Usually, they represent what his political consultants think the people want to hear, based on focus groups.

    For example, did you like Barack Obama’s many eloquent speeches in which he explained how, under Obamacare, you could keep your doctor and you could keep your health plan and the cost would go down. 

    On the other hand, listen to Trump speaking ex tempore, in a way no other politician today is able: keeping the audiences at his rallies in stitches, or crossing swords like Errol Flynn with mobs of hostile journalists who want to do him injury. 

     

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    • August 23, 2019, at 7:42 AM PDT
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  16. kedavis Member

    Taras (View Comment):

    @juliablaschke — “Right now I think that Trump is awful but the Democrats are worse. But it won’t take many more of Trump’s antics to convince me that the choice is not binary but binate. That’s why Trump’s speeches are important. To convince me that there is an actual thinking, human being behind all the buffoonery.”

    I think that may be backwards. A politician’s speeches are written for him by other people. Usually, they represent what his political consultants think the people want to hear, based on focus groups.

    For example, did you like Barack Obama’s many eloquent speeches in which he explained how, under Obamacare, you could keep your doctor and you could keep your health plan and the cost would go down.

    On the other hand, listen to Trump speaking ex tempore, in a way no other politician today is able: keeping the audiences at his rallies in stitches, or crossing swords like Errol Flynn with mobs of hostile journalists who want to do him injury.

     

    The evidence suggests that Julia would prefer a president who leads us to socialism while lying eloquently and not using any coarse language.

    • #16
    • August 23, 2019, at 6:49 PM PDT
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