"Anyone looking for principle and logic in the attack on Moammar Gaddafi’s tyrannical regime will be disappointed. President Obama and his advisers should acknowledge the obvious truth: They are reacting to the revolutionary fervor in the Arab world with the arbitrary “realism” that is a superpower’s prerogative" - Eugene Robinson
"They said on the news today 10,000 to 15,000 people each day are coming across the border from Libya into Egypt. Or as we call it in California, a 'trickle.'" – Jay Leno
"President Obama told middle school students that he was always in trouble in the 8th grade. In fact, he was once sent to the principal's office because he said the dog ate his birth certificate." – Jay Leno
Maybe what we need is someone with a different perspective to become President, unless it's Obama's plan to send us into a third war so we will quickly get out of Iraq and Afghanistan... But if we had someone like Donald Trump, who brings the cocky, self-centered, arrogant approach that he says he brings to his business deals. As Donald explained to Fox News and CNN: "I think I probably have more experience of anybody -- whether I sell them real estate for tremendous amounts of money. I mean, I've dealt with everybody," the billionaire real-estate mogul told Fox News Monday morning, touting his supposed foreign policy credentials. "And by the way, I can tell you something else. I dealt with Gaddafi. I rented him a piece of land. He paid me more for one night than the land was worth for two years, and then I didn't let him use the land."
"That's what we should be doing. I don't want to use the word 'screwed', but I screwed him," Trump continued. "That's what we should be doing."
"I leased him a piece of land for his tent. He paid me more than I'd get in a whole year. And then, eh, he wasn't able to use the piece of land. So people would say did I take advantage, did I-so I got, in one night, more money than I would've gotten all year for this piece of land up in Westchester and then, didn't let him use it. That's called being intelligent." I'm not sure if screwing your opponent is a sign of intelligence, unless you happen to be Newt Gingrich, but maybe we could convince Donald Trump to tell us more stories from the world of high finance during monthly fireside chats. And if he were president, at least the amount of Eastern European brides would increase, that can't be a bad thing, right?
I wonder how many people actually take Trump seriously, he has made himself into a mockery after making himself a brand-name. The real fun would come watching him fire his cabinet each month, then watching their replacements try to accomplish the impossible tasks he would set for them: "Hillary, you're fired!" Or, when talking to Iran's Prime Minister: "What do you mean I'm fired? Mahmoud, you're fired!" Cue the applause...
Let's see, besides The Donald, other presidential wannabees but are too afraid of committing are:
Mit Romney - Who is handsome and likable, but will never win because he's a Mormon, and then we'd have to have a national dialogue on Mormonism and their squirrelly beliefs and shady history, along the lines of what might happen if the children from Lord of the Flies grew up and started a religious cult...
Haley Barbour - Too caught up in being a Southern Good Old Boy, with all of its racist undertones. He comes across more like a goober than an intelligent Mr Peanut Head, as if nobody would like him if he showed how smart he really is. But making all of the public gaffes about how it was in the South when he was a kid shows that when you try to repress something, it will leak out at the most inappropriate moments.
Newt Gingrich - is not really running for president, just like he didn't during the last two elections. Newt uses the media to lure people to his website to test the water to see if there's enough interest, and by the way, please donate generously to the cause. His publicly announcing that he is looking to see if there is enough interest in his candidacy is a scam to get money to live on. If he were to become a candidate, the money that his website generated would be subject to election laws and he would have to report where the money went.
Sarah Palin - I originally thought that Sarah would run with Michelle Bachmann as her running mate, but now I see her as trying to pull off something similar to Newt Gingrich in acquiring money, more money, and even more money! She has no plans or strategy to run, she's all over the place in making her criticisms through twitter and Facebook. To be brutally honest, there is something very wrong in her family dynamic, which may explain her white trash popularity. She never forgets a criticism and will get back at the person, she has tried to put down Katy Couric in print every chance she gets.
Tim Pawlenty - Tim is a boring guy from Michigan or someplace up there, he doesn't have any charisma to speak of. He is currently making a lot of criticism of Obama and his policies lately, saying we need to change yet again, but hasn't explained why he never instituted any of these new changes when he was governor, guess he just thought of them.
Michelle Bachmann - the poor girl's Sarah Palin, yet nuttier. How she ever got elected is beyond my expertise. I think the people in her district find that sending a right wing wacko to Congress is their way of flipping off the system. Life is so boring back home, they know that she will generate headlines from her bizarre behavior, and they can have a good few days chuckling and passing around her clippings. I shudder to think there may be many more pod people with similar mindsets out there beyond the Alex Jones website...
.Rand Paul - the newest baby to jump through the hoop. I like Rand because he is so incomprehensible when he tries to explain an idea, and he tends to ramble erratically down obscure paths looking for the markings he left to find his way back home... It looks like he will end up just like his dad, who also may run. If so, they will be the first father and son presidential tag team, who will run at each election even if they don't have a chance in hell of garnering very many votes. Their not so bad in print, Ron Paul makes sense when he has time to think ahead of what he will say, but all hope is lost when both father and son open their mouths and remove all doubt we had about them...
I know I've missed a couple more Republicans out there who think that it will be easy to beat Barack Obama, but they will find out at the first debate how much they have discounted him. I am not enjoying the direction where Obama is taking us these days, why every president thinks they have to have their own personal war to make their mark in history, also is beyond my expertise. You would think that George Bush had illustrated enough the folly of this kind of aggression, but no, Obama had to follow him into the Big Muddy, and the big fool says to push on... He is coasting right now, slipping farther and farther towards the right, that it looks like the next candidate the GOP will have to run, the only one who can beat Obama in 2012, will be the newly changed Barack Obama himself... What if Obama came back from South america and said "Screw it, folks, I, too,am joining the tea party..."