Keep America Great!

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Donald Trump is shifting strategies for the midterm elections.  He wants all the people of the country to know that he has, in fact, made America great again.  Half way into his first term, it’s mission accomplished.  America is great again!  As proof, he points to a constantly shifting, but strong economy, a bizarre, less than transparent new relationship with North Korea, trade wars and black unemployment.  Other than the trade wars and tariffs which are worrying a great many Americans and our ill defined relationship with North Korea, it’s hard to really point to any of his contentions as being Trump’s doing.  And yet, it’s apparently those very things that was keeping America from being great…again…or something. Something I can point to, that Trump is DEFINITELY responsible for, is that people seem more scared and divided than ever.  Bigots feel more empowered to voice their destructive opinions and behaviors, and the political divide is wider than ever.  The rich are getting massively more rich, and our country’s debt and deficit are crawling toward unprecedented highs.  Are all those also apart of America’s newfound greatness?  Because all things considered, it doesn’t feel that great…

Speechwriter?

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The Trump camp had to fire one of their speechwriters, Darren Beattie, last week because apparently he’d been speaking at White Supremacist rallies.  Now this left me asking a very honest yet surreal question: Since when has Donald Trump used a SPEECHWRITER?  I mean, I know there have been a few occasions where the words Trump spoke weren’t words that he immediately blasted off from the top of his head, but certainly not full speeches worth, and most of the time, when Trump gives a “speech” he’s just bullhorning his campaign points.  He talks about Mexico being criminals, his wall, bad trade and the fake news.  Then when he forgets something he’ll talk about the election until he remembers what he was originally on about.  It’s a pretty well established pattern at this point.  The idea that someone has actually written down those half conscious ramblings is mystifying! At this point, Trump can probably give a Rally speech in his sleep.  In fact, I imagine he probably does.  The way I see it, if you’re gonna fire a speechwriter for Trump, I’d figure the reason would be because the position was unnecessary.

Steve Bannon’s New Pony

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Reports have indicated that Steve Bannon has been in constant contact with a Mr. Kid Rock regarding his congressional bid.  Oh to be a fly on that wall…