Seemingly no topic in the history of mankind has captivated the political press quite like the rise of 2016 presidential candidate Donald J. Trump. This statement doesn’t even feel hyperbolic any more.
So with The Donald polling at the top of the list of GOP contenders in late summer, Aaron McIntire and myself return triumphantly to the airwaves and take a gander at what’s behind Trump-Mania.
I express my profound misgivings as to his meandering positions and his judgement, while Aaron helps me understand why he’s been so successful in appealing to so many GOP voters.
Then we move on to the state of the race. Has Jeb managed to endear himself any more to grassroots Conservatives? What about the dynasty argument? Why has Hillary been so remarkably fragile for such an unstoppable force of nature?
We also delve into the eternal argument of “elect-ability”. Does Senator T Cruz have it? Senator Rubio? And will it be the final word on who emerges the victor?
It is high time to once more set out to find the deeper meaning in the odd moments of life. Thus, Brink and myself dedicate ourselves to interpreting strange things which have happened to each other recently:
Brink analyzes the profound implications of something unique I witnessed recently at a local Walgreens involving an inebriated individual and a huge collection of bottled water.
Then I don my sage’s hat and muse upon Brink’s recent near-brush with having the police called to search for him.
Our old foil James the Obama Guy is on the loose once again. Wandering the neighborhood in an effort to locate a group designed to assist him in corralling his gambling addiction, Obama Guy stumbles into the GooseRadio studio.
The talking heads have long speculated that Hillary Clinton would attempt to somehow distance herself from the President in the run up to her expected second bid at the Oval Office. Recently, she opined that President Obama wasn’t doing the best at the whole foreign policy thing – particularly in the Middle East.
So what does this mean for the future? Can Hillary effectively distance herself from the foreign policy of an administration in which she served as the top foreign policy decision maker? We set proverbial sail towards answers.
Old Brink Brickly and myself tackle:
Can anyone stop Hillary Clinton from being the next President? Does she really even need to be perceived as strong on foreign policy?
“I don’t understand the sentiment that Hillary is unstoppable.” “Well but the polls say she is. And the polls are always right. Remember all of the elections that have been decided by polls.” “All of them.” “Yes”
How is the Obama foreign policy of Clinton & John Kerry sort of like junior high?
Considering how little President Obama seems to enjoy implementing a foreign policy of any sort, why didn’t he just stick to being a professor?
What is a community organizer?
Why don’t girls want to go on second dates with me?
The esteemed Brink Brickly is recently returned from the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa. There he saw GOP luminaries Huckabee, Jindal, Perry, Santorum, Cruz & more as they wooed conservative advocates in the key early state.
It’s still beautiful. The crack of the bat & the soaring of the baseball through the night air of an American summer’s eve. Yet, these baseball months have been rendered a bit more emotionally challenging in the Upper Midwest with the Minnesota Twins’ 2014 performance.
Recently, after encountering some really bizarre interactions in Walmart & an apartment parking lot, Brink & myself realized we had been given a gift. We discovered that we were able to take the strange, seemingly inexplicable moments in life, and express and explain the deeper meanings behind them. We were able to interpret weird life happenings. Continue reading Steering with One’s Feet & Getting Along with Your Co-Workers→
What with the VA Scandal and the most bizarre prisoner swap story in recent memory, a lot of things have been competing for our newsie attention. But we didn’t want to allow too much time to pass since Jay Carney’s announcement that he was leaving his post as White House spin doctor last week. Brink & myself wanted to say a proper farewell. Continue reading Goodbye Jay→
Old Eddie Moscow, after spending some quality time in the Russian heartlands, emerged this week to chat with venerable NBC anchor Brian Williams.
He wanted people to know that he meant well, and really was quite the patriot looking out for all of us by giving all that sensitive information to the Red Chinese and basically Red, basically Soviets. Also — he would like us to know that he was really sort of a James-Bond-esque spy character who didn’t just hang out with computers. Continue reading Catching up with Eddie Moscow→
How can one even begin to describe the glory of the recent National Spelling Bee? The hopes… the dreams… the unceasingly monotone voice of the guy reading the awe inspiring words? Wow!
Brink & myself celebrate these wonders. What’s up with that tie? Is it really a sport? How are hot dogs involved? What was the deal with that kid who declared he knew the correct spelling and then didn’t?! Continue reading How Can It Bee?→