Tag Archive: GOP Debate

Trump’s Candidacy a Mix of Richard Pryor and the Twilight Zone

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I had a good laugh the other day when a regular visitor to this website wrote that Donald Trump’s campaign conduct reminds her of six-year-old Anthony Fremont from the classic Twilight Zone episode, “It’s a Good Life.” The comparison was dead-on. For those of you who’ve never seen the episode (or its remade version in…

Conservatives Who Never Really Wanted Fair and Balanced

Let’s pretend that it was MSNBC and not Fox News that hosted the first Republican primetime presidential debate. And let’s pretend that Chris Matthews started the ball rolling with a question about loyalty to the Republican Party – the question Donald Trump answered with a raised hand indicating he might run as an independent, which…

Donald Trump Is the Greatest; Just Ask Him (updated with new information)

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So Donald Trump is at it again, saying that he may run for president after all.  Given the current Republican field, Trump says, “I would certainly think about running as an independent.” Let me say this as delicately as I can:  Donald Trump is full of it.  There is not one chance in a hundred…

What Do Debates Prove?

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I love presidential debates. I really do. Primary debates are probably my favorites. While most people find them boring, I’m fascinated with the spectacle of a stage full of well-groomed candidates proudly promoting themselves and devaluing their opponents. The more candidates, the more entertaining. I’m impressed with participants’ ability to quickly reply to tough questions…

Bachmann has Jumped the Shark

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At a recent Republican presidential debate, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann scored some points when she pounced on fellow candidate Rick Perry for his attempt to mandate the HPV vaccine for young girls in the state of Texas. Being that conservatives generally frown upon government intrusion and public mandates, her criticism generated a roar of applause from…