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Iím All Trumped Out!

Every time I turn the TV to CNN to catch up the news of the day and leave it on that channel for more than 15 minutes Donald Trump will appear on the screen and I am really getting sick of it. It may be a clip from one of his town halls, or a report of tweet where he said something outrageous about one of his opponents, or maybe itís a cut away to speech where he is addressing a huge crowd, or maybe itís a live interview. The media seems to be drawn to Trump like flies to cow paddies; they simply canít seem to help themselves.

I understood at first; much as we would like to deny it, we canít keep from watching train wreaks. From my perspective Trump has been doing an excellent job of wrecking the Republican Partyís chances of electing the next President of the United States. The future Republican nominee, whoever that may be, has to do a better job of attracting several large groups of voters which Trump has been going out of his way to alienate. In addition Trump is ruining his own chances of winning the Presidency by making totally outrageous claims about what he will do when he is victorious and he has been viciously attacking his fellow Republican candidates and stealing their limelight.


The Ideologically Pure Ruin US Politics

In my blog posts I have often assailed the radical right which forms the base of the Republican Party, and rightly so in my humble opinion. Over the last 40 years the Republican Partly and itís leaders have moved drastically to the right and in the process have become far less willing to negotiate on the issues. An article on the NPR website Political Scientist: Republicans Most Conservative Theyíve Been In 100 Years, political Science experts who have studied such shifts in congress from 1879 to the present say they have the data to back up the statement made in the articleís title. However, the article also points out that the Republicans in Congress are not the sole reason for gridlock. During that same time period Democrats in Congress have moved towards the left. Though they have not moved near as far ideologically as the Republicans, ďÖDemocrats also have their take-no-prisoner liberals who arenít prone to compromise on their core issues, either.Ē


HELP!.... Oxygen!..... I canít breathe!

If media attention is the oxygen of the Presidential candidates, then Donald Trumpís Republican opponents must be hoping that their staffs remembered to bring along a few tanks of the stuff they can use to survive until the air becomes breathable again on the campaign trail. Donald Trump is not only sucking up all of the media attention in the room, he is sucking up all of the political oxygen in the country. The other Republican candidates are starving for media attention and the Republican establishment must be deeply troubled.

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