Friday, August 19, 2016


So be it a reboot or a pivot, in any case it was obviously more of the same, as his handlers tries to camouflage a dead horse.

So the reboot or what ever you want to label it has begun, "I regret' sometimes saying "The Wrong thing!" And believe me I will only tell you the truth! What, wait a minute, Donald J. Trump actually came out and spoke for over an hour with what his surrogates are calling the best speech of his political career. And the big talking point people are taking from it is his I guess you could call it his heartfelt apology. 

"Sometimes, in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. I have done that. And believe it or not, I regret it. And I do regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain. Too much is at stake for us to be consumed with these issues,"  
I had to watch it a few times, because its obviously something we haven't seen so far from the man who never "regrets" anything. Sadly his 'apology' was seriously lacking, but I guess, because he was nice enough to actually utter the words, we should forgive him for everything he's ever said. Of course the Hillary Clinton Campaign came out with a statement by Clinton spokeswoman Christina Reynolds that I think frames it perfectly, calling Donald's 'apology' a "teleprompter regret" and pressing him to go further.
"Donald Trump literally started his campaign by insulting people. He has continued to do so through each of the 428 days from then until now, without shame or regret -- We learned tonight that his speechwriter and teleprompter knows he has much for which he should apologize. But that apology tonight is simply a well-written phrase until he tells us which of his many offensive, bullying and divisive comments he regrets -- and changes his tune altogether."  
"Teleprompter regret" indeed. Seems we should disregard all the birther nonsense, all his racist commentaries, all his homophobia, all his anti Muslim rhetoric, his anti-immigration, and of course his attack on the Gold Star mother of the dead Soldier. Today his new Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway came out and tried to act like what he said what a big deal. 
"He was talking about anyone who feels offended by anything he said," Conway elaborated today. "He took extra time yesterday going over that speech with a pen so that was a decision he made. Those are his words."
When queried if he would apologize for specific comments or whether he would personally apology to the parents of Capt. Khan.
“He may. But I certainly hope they heard him," she said. "I hope America heard him because of all the people, David, who have been saying, 'Hey, let's get Trump to pivot, let's get him to be more presidential.' That is presidential.”
Lady, I thought you said, he wasn't pivoting? Now it seems like he was, I guess if we listen to her, we should forgot all of his insults because the man came out and said one paragraph. I personally however did not see that or better yet hear that during his latest unveiling of his campaign. As he spoke I quickly realized the this speech was in reality for his campaign as if he was just announcing his Presidential bid. Or possibly he was simply redoing his Convention Acceptance speech. It seems, his campaign wants us to forget the last 6 months ever occurred. Maybe as they've been trying to stain the media, perhaps the media was lying to us, that wasn't the Donald on the stomp saying all those words, they had made all of it up, because they're in bed with The Democrats. What I heard was the same stomp speech that he's been saying forever, but perhaps this time organized in a more coherent fashion. He again used a teleprompter, so his promises to stop showcasing his ineptness at reading other peoples copy the day before, was simply another lie that again we shouldn't have believed in the first place. The only major difference I saw was that once in a while he smiled as he read the words as slowly as humanly possible.
I mean it, as the speech went on and on, several times he repeated his sections of it, I actually thought a few times that we were seeing clips of his speech during his speech. Again touting the same talking points he had said in his last two teleprompter speeches, about crime. And what was maddening the man repeated the same old lie about Hillary Clinton that he has been saying for months, that has been debunked even longer.
"My opponent on the other hand wants a 550% increase in Syrian refugees. Her plan would bring in roughly 620,000 refugees from all refugee-sending nations in her first term, on top of all other immigration. Hillary Clinton is running to be America’s Angela Merkel, and we’ve seen how much crime and how many problems that’s caused the German people."
"My opponent on the other hand wants a 550% increase in Syrian refugees.--" Every time he says this seriously want to slap the orange off of his spray tanned face.  
"But one thing I can promise you is this: I will always tell you the truth."
Really? Well after a heart felt apology, the next thing we needed to hear from him was the truth. Seems since day one, the two things he has done almost on an hourly basis is insulting one person or the other or of course lying about whatever things that come out of his mouth, while accusing everyone else, from opponents to the media that they were the ones lying. And unsurprisingly after saying that he would always tell us the truth, he of course lied again.
"Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party have taken African-American votes totally for granted. Because the votes have been automatically there, there has been no reason for Democrats to produce. It is time to break with the failures of the past, and to fight for every last American child in this country to have the better future they deserve.In my Administration, every American will be treated equally, protected equally, and honored equally. We will reject bigotry and hatred and oppression in all of its forms, and seek a new future built on our common culture and values as one American people.
What made the speech a complete Donald J. Trump event for me, was his audience continuously chanting "Lock her up!" Each time, the man stood quietly, almost basking in the hatred, and all he could muster was "Thank you!" Really, I guess he was thanking them for being obnoxious? Or possibly for agreeing with him or honestly I don't care! Sir, a correct response to bullshit wasn't "thank you!" Sadly his pivot, I guess had nothing to do with his audience, wouldn't want to go too far away from who he is, he might confuse too many people. Of course as with everything else with this man, half way through his speech, his apology was seemingly forgotten as he blamed others for the things he has said suggesting the media was the problem in his poll numbers and not his own foot-in-the-mouth self.
"The establishment media doesn’t cover what really matters in this country, or what’s really going on in people’s lives. They will take words of mine out of context and spend a week obsessing over every single syllable, and then pretend to discover some hidden meaning in what I said."
Well we are used to seeing him pivot, but usually it takes him a few hours at least. But after actually starting his speech with "I regret' sometimes saying "The Wrong thing!" he seemingly took back his apology by blaming the talking heads for not understanding his words. So does he regret what he said, or that people caught him in what he said? And will his new handlers make sure we don't have his verbiage turn fowl before he changes his tie.
But yesterdays big debut of the all-new reconfigured Donald J. Trump campaign, wasn't the last shake-up. Stunningly, instead of removing all the dead wood at the same time, like most campaigns would, today instead of discussing his new 'nicer' self and his apology, we are informed that Paul Manafort has quit the campaign. Mr. Manafort whose past seems to be coming back to haunt him, has been outed by reports about secretive efforts he made to help the former pro-Russian government in Ukraine. AP and the New York Times, have exposed lots of dirty dealings with the man that if the reporting is correct will find Manafort in a Federal Prison, sooner then rather later. And what's maddening for me in all this, the media isn't discussing the man's crimes as crimes! They're simply discussing what his resignation means to Trump's campaign. For some reason his crimes, his treasonous acts, seem to be the last thing anyone ever talks about. 
Get with the program people, you've spent years discussing Hillary's email server as a possible criminal act. I get that, its news worthy, and it fills lots and lots of air time. But when we discover that we have a possible Russian spy in our midsts, trying to help take over our government, I would think that would be the story. Now we're talking hitting the mother lode! Who really cares that he quit the Trump campaign.
For a man who claims to know crooked, I guess Donald was blinded by his loyalty to this traitor. Instead of lying about others being criminals, or bigots or worse, perhaps he should have fired this fool before he ever hired him and maybe thank the media for uncovering a traitor in our midst. For a man who wants to clean up the mess in Government, hiring a Russian traitor does't look good for his image. 
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