Long Before the Stench of Trump And His Bar Mitzvah Plans Polluted My Labor Day Weekend….. Heeeeeeer’s Jerry!

…those Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethons.  They’d start Sunday night at 9:00 or so and run all the way to dinnertime Monday.  We’d make fun of Jerry himself, but never his cause or his passion or his motives to cure Muscular Dystrophy.

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The entertainment was cheezy, the toteboard was manipulated, but who cared? In the end, he’d raised over $2 billion for the service and research programs of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).  Known for his titanic ego, Lewis never considered running for public office, thank God, as his reasoning for being a Trump supporter is this: “I think he’s great…. because he’s a showman…. and we’ve never had a showman in the President’s chair….”  I now admit I only want to see Trump’s tax returns because I want to see how much he donated every year to MD to find a cure for Jerry’s Kids.

Earlier in that short clip from December of 2015 Lewis talks of ISIS and other world crises. Here in September, President Obama spoke of the difficulties in brokering a cease-fire in Syria after a 90-minute meeting with Trump surrogate Vladimir Putin. “Given the gaps of trust that exist, that’s a tough negotiation, and we’ve haven’t yet closed the gaps in a way where we think it would actually work,” Mr. Obama declared at a news conference.  Well, well, well… conventional wisdom now says since Obama now resides in Lameduckville, the world is waiting to see how Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina vote in November to see who the next prez up will be.  But the master… the man whose 100% ghostwritten best-seller “The Art of the Deal”… the ghostwriter Tony Schwartz will go to his grave regretting the BS job he did all those years ago  … has a different point of view worth noting, via the Twitter Feed That Cannot Be Killed…

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I always thought…. and I thought one of Donald’s rules of dealmaking was… that you walk away from the table rather than make a bad deal just for the sake of making a deal.  Could it possibly, maybe, within the realm of thought, be that no matter what Obama did with Putin that Trump would criticize it? If he made a deal it would be a “cave-in” to Putin.  If there’s no deal it’s because Obama would only make a deal if it were a “bad deal,” like that Iran nuclear thingie.  Or maybe Paul Manafort left the campaign to be free to broker a future arrangement where President Trump would cut the same bargain with Putin that Obama turned down but then trumpet the Triumph of the Deal, possibly a new book title!   Baked into his cake, Trump would blab it as his October Surprise on Twitter.

Meanwhile this is Trump earlier in the weekend in Detroit, where I’m surprised he didn’t alter his walk-on music to a Motown classic with a militant theme like  “Ball of Confusion” by the Temptations. Screen Shot 2016-09-05 at 11.24.47 AM

The Times of Israel, covering the reaction on social media presented “both sides” of the issue: “… while some mocked the image of a Protestant presidential candidate receiving a Jewish tallit from a Christian pastor, others saw the incident as pandering to both Jewish and African-American voters.” I, as always, choose to see the positive and now assume Donald is beginning to study in earnest for his Bar Mitzvah, which he will be eligible for when he is 83, a scant 13 years from now.  Not really but it’s Trump, his daughter’s the convert, not him, and he never follows the rules.  Can’t wait for the party afterwards!

TRUMP QUITS “CAMPAIGN,” ADMITS SLOGAN IS STUPID AND “AMERICA HAS ALWAYS BEEN PRETTY GREAT.”

White Suburb, MI (AP)- Donald Trump threw in the towel over the weekend following his compassionate and timely distribution of much-needed Play-Doh to flood-ravaged Louisiana, ending the biggest con of his career… a fraudulent Screen Shot 2016-08-21 at 9.16.24 AM“campaign” for a job he never really wanted, never dreamed he might actually attain, and knew all along he was unqualified for–President of the United States. A body of thought has been emerging that Trump is tanking the election…. losing on purpose for a post-November world of a Trump mega-media venture; thus the suicidal hiring of the alt-right, racist, super-hateful Breitbart guy, Stephen Bannon. Following the airing of his first campaign ad, which shows illegal immigrants running wild in a crime-ridden, dark, disturbing country under Hillary Clinton… contrasted with a Trump-led sunny, law-abiding, happy “(Morning In) America” homeland, Trump admitted it really was one, big, scam.

Two clues emerged the past few days indicating that Trump, unbeknownst to his most ardent supporters, would soon be returning officially to the Democratic Party. First was the stellar performance of the US Olympic team in Rio de Janeiro. Trump had pre-planned and prepared a series of brilliant tweets that were to have connected the anticipated failure of the American athletes to Hillary Clinton and President Obama, under whom we “never win anymore… not in trade, not with our decimated military, and not in the Olympics. Sad.” This strategy, insisted upon by former campaign CEO and Russian liaison Paul Manafort, backfired spectacularly when the United States team performed magnificently. Manafort had insisted that this strategy had worked when he was advising president Sergei Danislovsky, dictator for life of Obfuscaristan, when he was running for office in 1997. Trump fired Manafort when it became numerically impossible for the United States to not be great at the Games, undermining the plan.

The second clue that Trump was a Manchurian Republican intent on losing was his consistent use of the phrase, “Democratic” Party, instead of the preferred slur “Democrat” Party. Long used by Republican politicans, operatives, and especially radio talk jockeys like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Michael Savage, “Democrat” Party indicates you are a true hater, a part of the club, you wish to reach back to the ugly days of Tom DeLay and Richard Nixon, who used the word with impunity and style, inspired by Joe McCarthy and even Wendell Wilkie before him. To not use “Democrat Party” is to show an inexcusable degree of respect and to signal that you’re not on the Republican team. In Wisconsin last week while ordering black people to vote for him, (see his book, “The Art of the Seduction,”) Trump said, “The Democratic Party has failed and betrayed the African-American community,” In Michigan he said, “The inner cities of our country have been run by the Democratic Party for 50 years. Their policies have produced only poverty, joblessness, failing schools, and broken homes. It is time to hold Democratic Politicians accountable for what they have done to these communities. It is time to hold failed leaders accountable for their results, not just their empty words.” The King of Insult Politics…. the man who knocked out more than 15 opponents in the primary portion of the campaign with a non-stop General Sherman-style march of misogyny, anger, hate, racism, unapologetic bile… now can’t call the opposition the Democrat Party? Pathetic. Weak. Over. See Trump say Democratic here:

The State of The Union? Grouchy

When you work in talk radio, the State of the Union address can be a massive pain right in the posterior. Generally, your consultant will come up with great ideas for you to try out on the air, such as asking listeners:

In five words, what do you want the president to say tonight?

And then you take an hour’s worth of calls with various idiots saying things like:

I resign immediately. See ya

and

I am a big failure

Which can’t be entertaining or enlightening for anyone who might be listening

SOTU is one of the reasons (very few in number) that I hope Donald Trump is our 45th president. After a couple of these, he will get tired of the process and just send a note to the Speaker (which was the custom from Jefferson until Wilson). After all, it’s not a requirement that the president has to perform in primetime before a joint session of Congress. The Constitution says:

He shall (Hillary isn’t a “he”; she wouldn’t be bound by this), from time-to-time, give information to Congress of the state of the union and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient 

And we’re all about strict adherence to original intent, right?

Of course, my theory about Trump scotching the speech and just jotting a note is probably pie-in-the-sky. After all, he is a bigger attention whore than even the most comely 25-year-old bride elect standing in blinding white at the altar of The First Presbyterian Church of Springfield with her 9 bridesmaids

My suggestion for the Republicans representatives and senators: Don’t show up. You’ve done just about everything to mock the president, call him a liar, obstruct everything but his next breath, and show that you don’t respect the man and just barely respect the office (so long as he holds it)

You also set him up for a sick burn

So, for Obama’s last SOTU, Republicans, just go and watch Star Wars. Or maybe head to a sweet gun range and do some target practice with your NRA buddies (TV stations back home will salivate over that one). Take the wife (or the mistress) out to a nice dinner. Maybe just Netflix and chill (again, wife or mistress)

Props to Senator Cruz (R-Alberta), as he’s already out. But, you can’t really expect him to respect American traditions

But, we all know that the GOP politicians will show up. They’ll try to get their faces on TV and if the cameras catch them making that “smell the fart” face while Obama is talking about global warming, then, so much the better. The folks back home can see them giving Obama the invisible finger one last time. And they’ll love it

So, the Republicans will show up, for sure. Which proves that maybe Trump isn’t the biggest attention whore out there