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Friday, August 12, 2016

On Trump as of Friday, Aug 12th

Political outsiders are overrated apparently.

Political Cartoons by Jerry Holbert

Trump's 2nd Amendment Problem  "I don't much doubt that Donald Trump is pro­gun rights, at least far more so than Hillary Clinton. Supposedly he has a concealed carry permit, and his sons are firearms enthusiasts. But in the midst of a hotly contested election, against an opponent and a hostile national media who will afford no quarter, Trump has at least twice undermined his 2nd Amendment bona fides. This has provided Hillary room to attack, distracted national attention from yet more Clinton corruption, and once again damaged Trump's attempts to appear presidential, after barely surviving a disastrous couple of weeks where he hurt his own campaign with unforced errors."

If the man would just shut up so Hillary would be the only news the media has to report he'd be doing much better.

Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy
Learning from Trump  "Though his candidacy looks increasingly damaging for Republicans, conservatives can still find value in it.
"Even conservatives who oppose Donald Trump — perhaps especially those conservatives — could learn a few things from him. That’s true even if he ends up losing the election in November." . . .

Jonah Goldberg: Letting Trump Run Wild Exposes GOP’s Lack of Principles  "The first Catch-22 has been the subject of widespread conversation over the last few weeks. As GOP pollster Glen Bolger summed it up for the New York Times: “Do we run the risk of depressing our base by repudiating the guy? Or do we run the risk of being tarred and feathered by independents for not repudiating him?” 
“ 'We’re damned if we do and damned if we don’t,” he added." . . .

PJ Media: Report: Trump, RNC Back for Couples Therapy   . . . "There has been some play-nice-together functionality between Team Trump and the RNC in the area of fundraising. They've got some money now and are preparing to spend it. None of that will matter if Trump keeps giving the MSM freebies to obsess over. This doesn't mean that the media should get a pass, but we all know that this part of the game is actually rigged, and it doesn't help to make it easier for them." . . .
All of this is predicated on RNC officials being able to expressly convey a strategy that will not only get through to Trump, but to make him embrace it.
So good luck with all of that...
Political Cartoons by Nate Beeler

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