Day: April 2, 2011

Donald Trump: Ego Maniac, Publicity Hound, And Now Fox News Channel Contributor!

Real estate magnate and reality television series star, Donald Trump is, obviously, an ego maniac, publicity hound, and a newly converted “Birther”, latching onto the belief that Barack Obama may not have been born in the United States!

Hinting that he may seek the Republican nomination, and stating his willingness to spend $600 million of his own fortune in such a quest, Trump has been making himself look more and more like a fool and a weirdo, joining Michele Bachmann and Rand Paul in the circus atmosphere of what the Republican Party has become, what with all the other Republicans who are becoming “Birthers”, including Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich among others.

Even conservative and Fox News Channel talk show host Bill O’Reilly has ridiculed the “Birther” idea and ridiculed Trump on that matter in an interview on his nightly show. But at the same time, Fox News Channel is giving Trump an opportunity to spew forth his views on public affairs once a week, as a new contributor to the channel, even though he is flirting with a Presidential run! Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum were taken off Fox as contributors, but Trump is added, and Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee are allowed to remain for the time being, which makes Fox News Channel look totally ridiculous in their so called “principles”!

The likelihood is that Trump will NOT announce for President, but he is certainly gaining the attention and publicity he constantly craves from the American people. Seems to the author that Trump may be super wealthy and bright, but that he is quite the classic psychological case for the psychiatrist’s couch, as man who has issues, and would actually be very dangerous as he seems to think being a “bully” with China and other foreign nations is an acceptable method of diplomacy, and that firing people is the answer to domestic policy making!

Florida Senator Marco Rubio: What Florida Has Wrought!

Is it possible to believe that the fourth largest state in America could elect both Rick Scott as Governor, and Marco Rubio as Senator, and not be seen as a pariah by any sane person?

Scott is showing himself to be a nightmare beyond belief, the fulfillment of the worst tendencies of the Tea Party Movement, and refusing to communicate with the news media or anyone who does not accept his lunatic actions and beliefs!

On the other hand, Marco Rubio is far from uncommunicative with the news media!

If anything, he is a publicity hound, anxious to be questioned and interviewed, and is, despite his protestations, demonstrating his ambitions, before he even hits the age of 40 next month, to run for national office!

Of course, he says he is not running for President in 2012, but if the Republicans demanded he run, he would be sure not to turn them down, but he is on everyone’s short list for Vice President, because of his good looks, charisma, great speaking ability, being Hispanic (Cuban) in a country becoming more Hispanic every day, and being from a large electoral vote state!

Meanwhile, he is making clear that he will not vote to extend the debt limit, or to allow another extension beyond April 8 in the final settlement on the present fiscal year budget if no agreement on budget cuts is reached by next Friday. He is ready to let America face a shutdown of the federal government, which would be a financial disaster, hurting millions of Americans, whether it takes place on April 8 or later. He is reckless with our future, and has no concern about those even of his ethnic nationality who would be victims of his flirtation with the Tea Party Movement!

At the same time, he wants America to go full scale into a third war against Muslim nations, by having an invasion by combat troops to throw Moammar Gaddafi out of power in Libya, a movement that even Republican Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, a carryover from the Bush Administration, firmly rejects as a strategy for the Obama Administration.

Marco Rubio will be, unfortunately, a major player in the history of American politics and domestic and foreign policy over the long haul of the American future, as the Sunshine State has gone so far to the Right, and is unlikely to move back to the sane center of American politics anytime soon!