By: Mike McDaniel Donald Trump has demonstrated an annoying, and potentially politically fatal tendency to take distracting political jabs personally. All too often, instead of attacking Hillary Clinton’s very real and very damaging acts, omissions, crimes, character flaws—she’s essentially one large, oven mitt pantsuit wearing character flaw—and corruption, he spends days railing against issues that would be entirely meaningless until he chooses to give them meaning with his petty obsessions. Either his advisors are helpless to stop him and keep him on message, or he is ignoring them, and as November 8 draws ever nearer, these distractions are becoming more and more costly.
By: Mike McDaniel An October 28 article at The Hill is a classis of “Well, Duh!” journalism. it nearly perfectly illustrates what happens when one aligns themselves with a corrupt, immoral, hateful cult of personality, dear leader. In a way, it’s at once ironically pitiful, and astonishingly disgusting. Hillary Clinton’s allies [Read More]
I expended most of my authorial energy today attacking PBS’s Frontline show The Choice 2016, which purported to delve into Hillary’s and Donald’s character to help inform people in advance of the election but which was, in fact, a Hillary hagiography and a Donald hit piece. Still, there are a [Read More]
Do you remember back in the day, when we’d sneer “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”? Here we are, a couple of generations later, and a few highly vulgar, chauvinistic words from Donald Trump, a known vulgarian, are jettisoning an entire political campaign, [Read More]