Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for September 26th, 2016

Expectations

This is so true:

The Associated Press ‏@AP 13h13 hours ago

Arnold Palmer, who made golf popular for the masses dies at 87,

I got interested in golf because of Arnie. He was a great one for sure.

Let me say that Commentary said that Donald Trump would not debate. I was wrong.

Don’t buy the BS. Don’t fall for the con. There are no such thing as lowered expectations when we are picking the next president. Here is from a GOP memo that was distributed last Thursday:

For Clinton, high expectations stem from ample experience. Clinton is a career politician who has spent years sharpening her debate reflexes and beefing up on public policy. Donald Trump is new to the format. Aside from the primary debates (which have lower levels of attention focused on them and many more participants), Trump’s lack of formal, political, one-on-one debate experience gives Clinton a significant advantage.

And:

 Trump hasn’t been running for president for 24 years, he’s spent his career as a successful businessman. Few are expecting the same level of polish from a verbal gunslinger whose rhetorical strength is speaking to the heart – and the gut – of the American people.   Aside from the Super Bowl, the first debate has very high potential to be the most watched television event of the year. With so much riding on this moment and a wealth of experience working in her favor, Hillary Clinton has no excuse not to turn in a near-flawless performance.

Here is the entire memo: https://net.gop.com/will-clinton-meet-expectations-in-the-first-debate/

Either you are ready to be president or you are not. This evening, the country gets to see who is prepared, who is knowledgeable, who is presidential, who is in command, and who is ready to lead.

This talk about lowering the bar is downright insulting.

Both candidates will be side by side and debating the issues. It is even-steven. That Hillary Clinton has to do twice or three times as well because Trump is new to this is BS, even though the guy has had considerable TV exposure himself the past decade. Nope.

The spinners will spin afterwards, but to paraphrase the famous line, Americans tonight will know it when they see it.

Yesterday, the Trump campaign was complaining that they didn’t want moderator Lester Holt to do fact checking. Knowing that Trump is a liar, they didn’t want him to be called a liar when he lies. OK. I get it.

The ‘Stros are 82-74 with six games left. How were we doing last season with six games left?

Sen. Ted Cruz let us all know Friday that he doesn’t have much of a conscience and he is more than ready to be a servile puppy dog. I am not surprised.

A year ago, Cruz and Donald Trump were into that bromance thing. Then he became “Lyin’ Ted Cruz.” Then he called Trump a “pathological liar.” Then Cruz went and did that “vote your conscience” thing and mooned the GOP Convention on prime time national TV.

Trump said he didn’t want or would accept a Cruz endorsement.

Cruz said his wife was “attacked” and he wasn’t going to be a “servile puppy dog.”

Then folks started talking about finding a Cruz opponent for the 2018 GOP primary. Then Cong. Mike McCaul’s name was mentioned. Then Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called out Cruz last week.

Feeling isolated and left out, Cruz surrendered his principles and tough talk and endorsed the liar who attacked his wife.

All that is left is a formal endorsement that should probably be held on the grassy knoll.

And in a first, I think, this past Saturday, the Chron E-Board called the GOP’s nominee for president a “punk.” Check this:

(Thumbs down) How does a proud Texas man respond to a punk insulting his wife and spreading rumors about his daddy? If you’re Ted Cruz, you endorse that punk for president. Politico is reporting that the Texas junior senator plans on finally supporting Donald Trump, who spent the Republican primary being anything but kind to Cruz and his family while betraying all the political ideals that Cruz holds dear. Just a few months ago Cruz compared joining Team Trump to acting like a “servile puppy dog.” We imagine Cruz will be fitted for his collar and leash later next week.

And then this from yesterday’s Chron:

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a day after endorsing his former political nemesis Donald Trump for president, on Saturday repeatedly refused to say whether he thinks the flamboyant and controversial New York real estate tycoon is fit to serve in the nation’s highest office.

And this:

Pressed whether he stands by earlier criticisms of Trump as “utterly immoral,” “a sniveling coward,” “a pathological liar,” “a serial philanderer” and “a bully,” Cruz wouldn’t say.

Weak! Went along. Got squeezed. Nothing special about that.

Last season, with six games left, the ‘Stros were 82-74 of course.

Taking one out of four from the Angels at The Yard was devastating. That is all I can say.

Read Full Post »