1. dick says

    If the Tchump said what he reportedly said, & it’s not been taken out of context, then you should fucking care.

    If this eejit gets elected, could Americans claim asylum in Canada? We could get inundated up here!

    That might not be such a bad thing. We’d get the cream of the American public, & all the rednecks & eejits would stay down there.

    But there again, I guess it would all go to Hell in a handbasket.

  2. Julian Patel says

    @Ragutis After 222 days, he’ll either have a bully pulpit or will be back for a 2020 run.

  3. Menyambal says

    It used to be that a candidate would say one thing that could be taken out of context, and the ensuing media circus would end their campaign. Trump just keeps shoveling out the shit, so huge and so fast, that nobody can focus on any of it. PZ, gods bless him, kept trying longer than most.

  4. Tethys says

    It is impossible to sustain outrage against someone who specializes in being an outrageous asshole. It just takes too much energy. This election is well into bizarro world territory, and I’m certain there are going to be many more unprecedented twists and scandals before we get to November.

    My only comfort is that several people who have fought long and hard to make the GOP what it is now are currently soiling themselves at the entirely predictable results of all their years of being true believers. Yes assholes, a wealthy fascist shyster has in fact hijacked all of your implied platform, and turned the entire process of choosing our next President into a cross between reality television and a staged wrestling match.

  5. says

    Nary a day will go by without Trump saying something.

    I just wish I had the time fees it’d cost to get that kind of coverage. I’d have more actual money than Trump.

  6. What a Maroon, living up to the 'nym says

    The real danger is that the gop finds a way not to nominate either Trump or Cruz, and we end up with President Ryan.

  7. raven says

    I don’t fucking care anymore.

    Yeah, same here.
    I’ve reached maximum a lot of things; boredom, outrage, despair etc..

  8. ck, the Irate Lump says

    Apathy seems appealing until you realize that his words are having real-world consequences since he’s speaking for a large number of like-minded people and that there is still a very real possibility he could end up President.

  9. DanDare says

    If Trump opens his mouth its to blather some new or old outrage. The only way to deal with that at this stage is to withdraw from analysis He opened his mouth he’s wrong. Next.

  10. Menyambal says

    Trump may not become president, but the effects of his campaign will linger. He’s pushing a lot of anger and hatred, and he’s playing off some legitimate concerns, then ginning up bogus fears.

    Every time I think the Republican Party is done, it gets worse. Trump is not to be dismissed. His actual words, yeah, they are nonsense.

  11. kc9oq says

    Trump is the ultimate used-car salesman. He sizes up his customer, determines what he thinks they want to hear and says it. Once in a while he guesses wrong. But, not often.

  12. blgmnts says

    It helps if you take him as seriously as a five year old child.

    … that is edging closer to a loaded gun.

  13. birgerjohansson says

    A detritivore wants to become pack leader for omnivores. And communicates through emitting noxious fumes. Forget political journalists, call Richard Attenborough!

  14. trollofreason says

    I might be a minority of 1 here, but this beautifully illustrates why Trump is manifestly unqualified for the office in which he is seeking. The man is such a bully that’s it’s a stereotype. No, seriously, that moment on cable news in which he said that a woman needs to be punished for having an abortion is right out of an 80’s or 90’s PSA on bullying. If Trump can be bullied in public by Chris Matthews into saying something so politically unpopular, what does that say about his strength or leadership abilities?

    Not that it will likely matter to his supporters. The tribal lines have been drawn; the spears are beating against the shields and there is no going back until this is all over.

  15. Dave, ex-Kwisatz Haderach says

    I don’t fucking care anymore

    Yeah, I got there recently. Fortunately, its not my country and I don’t actually have a stake in this fight. American politics is usually my spectator sport, but this has just gotten too downright disgusting and depressing to keep watching. Good luck America, you’re gonna need it.

  16. says

    Sigh. I think I should provide a list of Trump’s positions on abortion, beginning with Wednesday and continuing to today.

    1. Position #1 included that “some form of punishment” should be meted out to women who have abortions. Trump made that statement in an interview on Wednesday with Chris Matthews.

    2. Within a few hours, position #2 was proffered in which Trump said “the issue is unclear” and “should be left to the states.”

    3. We waited a few more hours for position #3 in which Trump said that a woman who undergoes an abortion is “a victim” and that only the doctor who performs the abortion should face punishment.

    4. Position 3 lasted about 48 hours before position 4 was introduced: Trump said that he supported existing abortion laws and they should not be changed.

    Position 4 is anathema to most Republican voters, so expect that to change.

    Oh, wait, it has changed!

    5. Position 5 was introduced by Trump’s spokeswoman, Hope Hicks:

    Mr. Trump gave an accurate account of the law as it is today and made clear it must stay that way now — until he is President. Then he will change the law through his judicial appointments and allow the states to protect the unborn. There is nothing new or different here.