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Trump’s Losing Battle With “Undecided” Voters

At this point, it really doesn’t matter anymore. The Trump reelection campaign could consist of Pee Wee Herman, the Ernest Goes To Camp dude, and the Oompa-Loompa’s, and it would make no difference for Trump’s reelection. It was never about Trump’s campaign in the first place, it always was, is, and always will be all about Trump. And he is bound and determined to blow it. I will be the first to concede that there is still a small group out there, and growing smaller every day, of potential “soft” Trump voters. They are the dwindling number of 2016 Trump voters that he still hasn’t managed to turn off yet. The simple fact that they’re still there is a testament to their tenacity. At this point, there can only be two reasons that they are still sitting on that fence, Either they actually secretly like getting jabbed in the ass with those sharp points, or they are that desperate to not have to admit to themselves that they fucked up in the first place. For three long years, these addled souls gave Trump a free pass for his childish behavior, simply because it had no actual negative impact on them. But now the coronavirus is killing their friends and neighbors, unemployment is at 10%, the economy is in the tanker, and the country is finally engaging in a long overdue discussion about race relations and policing. These voters will vote for Trump again, but they want to see the grown up Trump, and not the spoiled brat. Sorry, tain’t happenin’ Dooley. When you watch Trump, there are two things you must remember. The first is that Donald Trump honestly believes that his hardest core of supporters are actually totally dependent morons. And because he believes that, when he deals with them, he treats them like totally dependent morons.  And since those morons are the only ones he actually talks to, he tailors his message specifically for them. Right now, when it comes to the coronavirus, 84% of Americans trust medical scientists. 77% trust the CDC, and 67% trust Dr Anthony Fauci. A pathetic 25% of them trust Trump. So of course the Trump White House comes out with a cheap shot, hatchet job on Fauci and the CDC. That act is pathetic enough, but even more pathetic is the fact that more than half of the quotes are intentionally misleading, or chop shop patchwork quilts of deception. I grew up in Chicago, one of the cradles of political corruption in the country. And I can tell you, if there’s one thing that everybody hates, it’s corrupt politicians. And it’s not just nationally. Every year, state, county, and local politicians get caught stuffing their pockets, or fixing other illegal goodies for friends and cohorts. And when they get caught, they go to prison, and the masses cheer. So of course Trump decides to distract people from the coronavirus by commuting the sentence of a guy who not only isn’t repentant for being a world class asshole, he revels in the fact, and flouts his newfound freedom. This is why Trump can’t get over the finish line. For the last six months, his blanket refusal to even put on the appearance of taking these national crises seriously have tanked his approval numbers, and have him on the cusp of a truly historic […]

Trump’s Latest Coronavirus Bummer

In the interest of public safety and interest, I’m going to provide a public service announcement. I think we can all agree that Trump’s daily press conferences to update the American public on the progress of the coronavirus are an unmitigated disaster. But there is actually a fairly simple fix to them that would make them both more effective, and more accurate. When they go out to the podium, Trump stands off to the side and lets everybody else go first! Then, when they’re done imparting actual, useful information, he can stand in front of the microphone and answer questions with pithy statements like, Uh, yeah, like he said. I realize that this won’t satisfy Trump’s craving for media dominance, but at least it will keep him from looking like the guy who just got off of his 47th consecutive ride on the Tilt-A-Whirl. This whole corona-virus thing has been nothing but one big disappointment for Trump. Trump’s whole style of leadership as President is that he walks out, sits down, fires up his child proofed Sharpie, and holds up some schlock document while the crowds swoon at his feet. Trump is not used to actually having to know shit, nor is he used to being blamed for his ignorance on said shit, and the whole thing is just starting to royally piss him off. And now it looks like we’re entering a new phase that’s only going to piss him off even more. Remember how Trump structured his company. He remained a private holding instead of incorporating, with all of the cash that could have infused, because he wanted no CEO or directors to have to answer to, or give input to. His basic management style has been described as “snake pit,” keeping employees fighting with each other so that they can’t plot against him. How many times have you heard the White House referred to in just such a description? But at the end, there is only abject obeisance. People must beg and grovel to His Lowness in order to get anything done. Trump has tried to run all of the federal government this way, micro-managing every department to ensure that his ass is properly kissed in order to get anything done. What Trump doesn’t understand is that the federal government is the place that everybody tithes their taxes too, and that everybody looks to for assistance in times of trouble. This includes state governments, who rightly look to the behemoth federal government for assistance in crises, especially national crises that they can’t handle on their own. Floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, droughts, anything unforeseen and out of their control, the federal government is the answer. And this is where Trump’s newest monumental bummer is coming from. I sincerely believe, knowing Trump’s psyche the way I do, that as the coronavirus shit hits the turbine engine, that El Pendejo Presidente has been sitting in the Oval Office, waiting for the phone to ring, as Governors like Pritzjer, Newsom, Sisolak, Inslee and Cuomo call him up, groveling at his feet, and kissing his ass for any assistance they can give to them. But it’s not happening. Oh, they’re calling him up alright, often in bunches in conference calls, but they’re not complimenting his leadership, and they’re not kissing his ass, instead they’re making demands. And what’s worse yet, once they make those demands, […]

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