The “Weak” in U.S. Politics: While Trump had the weirdest set of endorsements this week, lets not ignore the fact that Hillary is trying to tap into the Instagram generation with Demi Lovato.
The “Weak” in Politics as seen by Alexandra Tselios
Last week I touched on the duck-shooting endorsement video from Ted Cruz’s campaign, and this past week things did not improve. By now you would have seen the video of Sarah Palin endorsing Trump (“Right-winging, bitter-clinging, proud clingers of our guns, our God, and our religion, and our Constitution.”) and this weekend we saw other endorsements including the National Black Republican Association. Why is that interesting? Because media outlets are reporting it as a nail in the coffin for Ben Carson’s campaign as the association stated, “We believe that Mr. Trump has demonstrated that he can push back against the mainstream media, end political correctness and free black communities from the destructive grip of socialist Democrats.”
BUT WHY IS THIS INTERESTING? Because I cannot find any evidence whatsoever that the National Black Republican Association is more than one lady, Lieutenant Colonel Frances Rice. Nothing whatsoever. Therefore, this endorsement is almost as funny and insignificant as Palin’s slam poetry or Tila Tequila video blogging her support.
Another weird, backhanded endorsement came from Bernie Sander’s supporter Joy Behar. Behar has never held back about her dislike for Republican candidates, but when it came to Trump she recently claimed to have done a bit of research stating “The guy is not as bad as the rest of them. First of all, he may not be pro-choice, but Rubio for example believes no abortion even in the cases of rape or incest. Trump doesn’t say that. Trump does not say that. He believes in single payer. He wants everybody to have health care from the government. That’s where he agrees with Bernie. He wants to raise taxes on the rich. He agrees with Bernie. I mean, I looked this up, I couldn’t believe it. You know, but… and he was against the Iraq war… I’m telling you, he’s not as bad as the rest of them on that team!”
It’s worth noting that, after Palin’s endorsement, many claimed it would be the kiss of death for Trump’s campaign, when actually he has (again) continued to surge in the polls by 11 points in Iowa. Jeb Bush wanted Iowa so bad, he must be sitting in a corner rocking and whispering “water off a duck’s back, water off a duck’s back” over and over.
Speaking of Iowa, since Bernie Sanders has collectively been able to secure younger voters far easier than Hillary has been able to, Hillary went all out at her recent Iowa rally. Hillary was not above roping in Demi Lovato to try and impress more young female voters and had Demi talk about why Hillary is the only person qualified for the top job. It’s another lackluster endorsement to me really, if for no other reason than it doesn’t seem to have the same street cred as when Sanders started hanging out with “Killer Mike.”
The “Weak” in Politics as seen by Roger Pugh
Heard in Congress
“Why does Obama want to shut Gitmo?”
“He wants to reopen it as a hotel offering waterboard and lodgings.”
Heard in a Los Angeles Burger Joint
“What do you think would happen to El Chapo if he made it to the U.S.?”
“He’d get a multi-million dollar movie contract in the Hollywood sanctuary city.”
Heard at Republican Party HQ
“The last candidate to win the Iowa primary and go on to win the Presidency was George W Bush.”
“It’s never been a reliable indicator of the best man for the job.”
Heard at Jeb’s Campaign HQ
“How do you think Jeb should prepare for the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries?”
“Talk to someone who can get him into the National Guard.”
Heard at the Democratic Party HQ
“I’m surprised Mike Huckabee is still in the race.”
“Well, at least it keeps him off Fox News.”