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When Trump is a player, politics has entered the Twilight Zone

By DONALD HILTON
December 8, 2011

Doanld Trump: Welcome back our friends to the show that never ends

Once again, publicity hound Donald Trump has turned the Republican presidential primary race into a freak show.

And, for reasons that defy logic and political sense, some of the wannabes seeking the GOP nod, are going along with the Donald’s circus.

Even after his publicity-driven flirt with a Presidential run came to a close, Trump continues to command the spotlight. Some GOP candidates disgraced themselves with high-profile meetings with the real estate magnate and reality show host, apparently suffering from some drug-induced illusion that a nod from Trump is somehow worth seeking.

Now Trump is hosting a “debate” in Iowa, partnering with right-wing propaganda rag Newsmax, and hiring former CNN executive and conspiracy promoter Eason Jordan to produce the sideshow.  CNN axed Jordan after he accused the American military of running an assassination program that targeted journalists in Iraq.

Trump hiring Jordan is not surprising, given his belief in the lunatic “birther” fantasies about Barack Obama’s citizenship.

What is more surprising, however, is the sad fact that at least two GOP candidates — Rick Santorum and current frontrunner Newt Gingrich — have actually agreed to participate in the so-called “debate.”  While one can understand why a backbencher like Santorum jumping at any opportunity, it is a puzzle why Gingrich would endanger his current surge in the polls by joining the freak show.

Call out the guys with the straight jackets and the padded rooms.  The inmates have taken over the asylum.

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10 Responses to When Trump is a player, politics has entered the Twilight Zone

  1. Bill Cravener

    December 8, 2011 at 9:55 am

    I believe politics entered the Twilight Zone long ago.

  2. Sandune

    December 8, 2011 at 10:39 am

    It seems to me that many are building a theory of conspiracy against the Republican Party. I look at this from the sidelines as the GOP lost many of us during the Bush campaign (43) when the party itself tried to downgrade women, gays and other minorities. The party has fallen into a movement so anti-American values that it seems like a parody of politics.

    Sending a man like Speaker Gingrich into the Oval Office is like trying to clone Hitler into the highest leader of our nation.

    I cringe when Gov. Perry speaks about his phobias but many of us know Gingrich well enough to fear his passions. Where do these white Christian straight men get the balls to even try to influence the American people? I guess fame and fortune drive them just as it did Nero.

  3. woody188

    December 8, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    There are actually numerous instances of the US military killing non-embedded journalists, particularly those reporting for Al Jazeera and Abu Dhabi TV. The most famous instance is the “Collateral Murder” video released via Wikileaks. The military flat out denied this occurred until the video was released.

    Then there was that instance of the Al Jazeera cameraman that was held for six years, not for terrorism, but so that our intelligence officials could learn more about Al Jazeera’s operations in Kosovo, Chechnya, and Afghanistan.

    They don’t torture people either. That’s just a myth. Pvt. Lynndie England and her com padres were doing that on their own. That is what we were told until Junior Bush admitted to the orders in his book. Obama declined to prosecute the war crimes. The world is not being so forgiving.

    No you can’t look at Guantanamo and Bagram Airfield. They are dangerous Al Qaeda detainees. They are not like the Libyan Al Qaeda we paid to overthrow Gaddafi. They are good Al Qaeda.

    Ok, maybe the detainees aren’t Al Qaeda, but they are dangerous. We know it because we paid informants to turn them in. Ok, maybe only a hundred or so are dangerous out of the nearly 2,000 we detained for years. And 5% is pretty good accuracy. Not as good as a weatherman. Not a passing grade in school, but this is war!

    Yup, Trump is a schmuck. Rumor is he would be in bankruptcy again if it wasn’t for his show.

    • Carl Nemo **==

      December 8, 2011 at 11:58 pm

      An excellent piece Woody188, well-researched and should be an eye opener for readers. Thanks! : )

      Carl Nemo **==

  4. Brandt Hardin

    December 8, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Who would want to be exploited by this clown? The race is already a circus as it is! Trump is a windbag and full of hot air… all that fuss and guffaw will drop like his blood pressure after a double-tap shotgun blast to the head. Watch him get his and see if that hair is even real when the guns come out on the Zombie Walk of Fame at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/10/07-countdown-to-halloween-donald-trump.html

  5. Gregg

    December 8, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    With egos and arrogance on steroids shown to be such strong characteristics of Newt and Donald, who knows – after the Trump Debate they might wanna get married.

  6. Carl Nemo **==

    December 9, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Hey maybe with “the Donald” hosting a debate, with his “The Apprentice” style of interrogatory, it might bear some fruit, exposing participants for what they are; I.E., intellectual and less than effective ‘duds’…!

    Many people don’t like Trump, but he’s one smart guy and not because of his billions. He’s a graduate of the Wharton School of Business which is not for the intellectually challenged.

    I like the guy’s chutzpah when it comes to asking direct and many cases uncomfortable questions to aspiring wannabe’s regardless of the focus concerning their aspirations for whatever in life.

    Carl Nemo **==

    • Bill Cravener

      December 9, 2011 at 8:42 am

      Yes, but Donald gets all bent out of shape when he’s asked direct and in many cases uncomfortable questions. He’s just another circus clown who loves being the center of attention.

      • Carl Nemo **==

        December 9, 2011 at 7:28 pm

        So true Bill, but neither you or I have a billion bucks worth of real estate and other holdings which is no mean feat.

        I’ll agree concerning the circus effect; but remember, P.T. Barnum was a wealthy man too…no?

        Regardless, as stated, I like “the Donald’s” chutzpah! His sponsored ‘debate’ should no doubt equal “The Greatest Show on Earth”…!

        Carl Nemo **==

  7. Gregg

    December 10, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    What you see is what you get!