Donald Trump tells his audiences that despite all his past transgressions he will now use that same “genius” – his word certainly not mine – to work for them. He holds himself forth as their champion. To borrow a phrase from Vice President Biden, my reply is: malarkey!

Trump is a member of the Lucky Sperm Cell Club. He never had to work for a thing in his life and his ideas, (no matter how ridiculous), have seldom been challenged during his adult life. He lives in the Donald Dome where all he hears is yes Mr. Trump, you are so brilliant Mr. Trump and your hands are so big Mr. Trump. I grew up as a white kid from the suburbs so my life was better than some but it was certainly nothing like Trump’s.

Let’s just look at one recently revealed number and really try to relate to it. Trump took a tax loss of nearly $916 million in 1995. That is the economic world he lives in and part of his evidentiary offering of his genius (go figure that one). Let’s try to put that into perspective. Continue reading Relating

Two Winners – One Loser

I’m beginning this article on Monday morning in anticipation of the Vice Presidential debate which will be held Tuesday night. This will be one of my rare two part pieces which I plan on concluding after the debate and posting for 1am Wednesday morning. Here we go. Continue reading Two Winners – One Loser

I Guess That Means I’m Stupid

The big political story of the weekend was the New York Times article revealing a small part of Donald Trump’s 1995 tax returns. That coupled with a comment he made during his debate with Hillary Clinton puts many things into a new perspective. Let’s explore. Continue reading I Guess That Means I’m Stupid

Not With My Money

9/11. The Republican Party wraps itself up in this event even though several of their prominent members were responsible for making it a greater tragedy. George W. Bush (and who knows who else in his administration) ignored warnings while Rudy Giuliani, against the advice of knowledgeable advisors, placed New York City’s Emergency Response Center in the building that was the target. Actions speak louder than words and I’d like to explore a few recent Republican actions in response to 9/11. Continue reading Not With My Money

The Unfortunate Override

I’m not sure this qualifies as the biggest political story of last week but to a political junkie it is the most interesting. For the first time during the Obama administration Congress overrode a veto. From the standpoint of practical politics I can see why Obama vetoed the bill and I can equally see why the vast majority in both chambers voted to override the veto. This illustrates a flaw in our political system and I’d like to explore it a bit today. Continue reading The Unfortunate Override