I hate to find myself defending Donald Trump, but what George W. Bush did to John McCain in the 2000 South Carolina primary was far, far worse than anything Trump has said.
Devastated by his loss in the New Hampshire primary, Bush had to win SC. So he did “push polls” leading voters to believe that McCain had fathered an illegitimate black child, when he and Cindy had of course adopted their daughter Bridget. Bush also implied that McCain’s time as a POW had left him too mentally ill to serve as president. Bush won SC, but he sure as hell didn’t win fair.
Donald Trump is now coming out against childhood vaccinations, joining the parade of morons who think vaccinations cause autism. At least his birtherism didn’t really hurt anybody.
While vaccinations don’t cause autism, parents’ growing failure to get their children immunized is definitely causing outbreaks of whooping cough and measles, diseases which shouldn’t even exist in this country.
All part of the terrifying turn against science in favor of superstition and quackery.
Donald Trump graciously told the New York GOP that he’d do them the yuge honor of running for governor, IF they don’t make him do boring, beneath-him stuff like show up at a convention or compete in a primary.
The latest Quinnipiac poll shows Andrew Cuomo mussing up the Double Combover, 63-26. Now that’s what you call yuge.
Ok, so back in 2007, David Wildstein, the guy who ordered the Fort Lee lanes to the George Washington Bridge closed and has since resigned in disgrace from his $150,000 political patronage job with the Port Authority, got financial backing to start a political website called Politicker.com. That backing came from Jared Kushner, who was 26 at the time (rich father) and owned the New York Observer. Wildstein had previously blogged about New Jersey politics under the name Wally Edge, but the new site would be national in scope.
Politicker.com lasted only about a year before failing for lack of eyeballs and ads.
Jared Kushner is married to Ivanka Trump, the Donald’s daughter.
Donald Trump runs three-day scams seminars called the Trump Entrepreneur Institute where suckers pay up to $35,000 (!) thinking they are going to learn his secrets, become super rich, and plaster their names all over luxury buildings chock full of gold-plated fixtures. The thing used to be called Trump University, until the New York State Education Department pointed out that he didn’t exactly meet the requirements for a university (or even a community college!).
Anyway, his waste-of-money “classes” generated a lot of consumer complaints and civil lawsuits. For example, folks who thought they were going to meet Trump himself and learn at the master’s knee were a tad disappointed to have their photo taken with a cardboard image of the Donald.
So now the Attorney General of New York, Eric Schneiderman, is suing Trump for fraud in state court, seeking $40 million in restitution for those who claim they didn’t get what Trump promised.
But Trump of course can’t accept that his greed has caught up with him, and he went on Fox and Friends (where else?) this morning, claiming that President Obama is behind the lawsuit.
Yes, with all that’s going on in Syria and Egypt, the President is very busy plotting against Donald Trump.
”When you watch someone who spends $400 million on campaigns with perhaps the worst ads I’ve ever seen — they did ads on Obama I thought were being paid for by the Obama campaign. When you spend $400 million and it’s a failure and you don’t have one victory, you know something is seriously, seriously wrong.”