Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A quick note on "The Donald"

Yep. He was on the morning news again today. He and Bill Cosby ... looking like they were auditioning for a remake of "Grumpy Old Men." And while there's revolution in Libya, radioactivity in Japan and a budget impasse in Washington, what gets him on the morning news ... again ... is his ridiculous insistence that since "many people" are not convinced President Obama was born in the United States then there must be something to it.

Seriously. Newsflash for The Donald:
There are "many people" who think JFK is still alive, that Neil Armstrong's moon walk was faked and that Elvis never left the building. We have a name for these folks. Crazy.

We also have a First Amendment that protects their right to be crazy out loud. And we also have enough common sense not to elect them to public office. (Usually. Michele Bachmann is the exeception that proves the rule.)

And the last thing we need are would-be leaders exploiting their craziness to build ratings for their Celebrity Apprentice Reality Show and sucking up time on the morning news when there's revolution in Libya, radioactivity in Japan and a budget impasse in Washington.


Just Me said...

I love watching Celebrity Apprentice! It makes me stop questioning my sanity :p

I can't take anyone seriously who wastes their energy debating Obama's birth certificate. Like you said, "seriously?"; there really are more important things worth arguing about.

Daniel Weir said...

I was so pleased with the way Cosby took on Trump on the Today show.

Jonathan said...

I voted for Obama and believe he is a U.S. citizen, of course. Nonetheless. 1. "Crazy" is not a very clinical term and could come across as mocking to those labeled by the word in the past. 2. In any case, I don't think you make a valid comparison between the two groups to make your point. There is a difference between Trump and those who doubt the moon walk, etc. because while Trump is making claims to be self-serving, moon walk doubters are simply deluded. 3. Lastly, ad hominem attacks such as calling Trump and Bachman "crazy" stoop to their level of rrhetoric and do not further intelligent debate. Seriously.

MarkBrunson said...

. . and do not further intelligent debate.

Please feel free to enlighten us on how to intelligently debate with someone who is clearly completely irrational and out-of-control.

Personally, I wouldn't debate them. Sedate them and put them under observation, but not debate them.