Is Donald Trump even smarter than he thinks? Probably not, he thinks he is pretty smart. But his use of the missing Obama birth certificate issue might be smarter than many of us have realized. Is this his way of getting rid of not only Barack Obama but finishing off Mitt Romney?
Maybe it is that we are smarter than we think. But a funny thing dropped into the Big Pink head as we prepared for our sometime “Friday Follies” jovial article, April 15 edition. As we have previously stated it is possible that Donald Trump was just throwing spaghetti on the wall to see what sticks when he first started fooling around with running for president in this election cycle. Trump has toyed with the idea in previous election cycles but backed away and that is one of the reasons cited by JournoListers as an excuse for not taking The Donald seriously this time.
Fair enough. It is very possible that The Donald was just putting himself out there, getting some publicity, throwing out the bait to see if anything would bite. Then came the polls from New Hampshire and Trump was tied for second and Mitt Romney on first. Placing a close second to Mitt Romney in New Hampshire was big news because Mitt Romney is the presumed Republican nominee, he’s a one-time neighbor Massachusetts governor, and Romney must win big in New Hampshire or die once again when the Republican primaries move south.
Mitt Romney must win New Hampshire big and Mitt Romney knows it. The moment the poll was published which showed The Donald moving up along the rail on The Mitt, the Romney people began to dump dirt on Trump. Indeed when Romney announced he’s running for president he took a direct shot at Trump by attacking the birth certificate issue thereby making himself a “serious” candidate in the eyes of Big Media.
So here we have Donald Trump demanding to see a birth certificate from Barack Obama and denouncing in the strongest terms the possibility that the Constitution has been violated and saying someone who is not legally qualified to be president is now president – while on the other side we have Mitt Romney denouncing the birth certificate issue:I lost my entire post. I wrote about Mitt Romney's desire to keep things hidden and how that could lead to blackmail and how we used to care about things like that. I offered proposals on legislation Congress could and should pass.
I then moved over to Christopher's question he e-mailed. My favorite pick me up: Lemons. And why.
And then my computer froze and I had to restart it. I thought for sure some of it would be here. Even though the title was gone from my post. But I open it up and all that was here was the Hillary Is 44 excerpt and the snapshot. Everything I'd written between is gone.
A part of me feels like I should spend forever recreating the post. Another part of me feels like I already did the work required tonight and then some.
What especially ticks me off is I didn't do a lot of work here this week, I know. And I manage to write this lengthy post tonight and lose the whole darn thing.
I'll assume it happened for a reason and that there's a lesson there. Either that I need to learn patience or that I need to be better organized or maybe not wait until Friday to weigh in on important issues after blogging all week.
I have no idea what the lesson is. But I'm sure it's some of the above.
I will repeat the lemons part and then I'm done. I live in California now but my home is in Georgia and that's where I grew up. We have nice summers but we can have harsh -- or to a southerner anyway -- winters. And I loathe winter. On especially overcast and dreary days, my mother would always greet me after school with a large lemon and I'd put salt on each half and sit at the kitchen table eating my lemon, waiting for my turn to share my day.
Even now lemons are like taking a bite of sunshine. And I still use salt on them only now it's sea salt. I could eat lemons and pickles all day so I have a taste for the sour.
In fact, I'll bring up something I didn't in the lost post, my taste for the sour is probably why I hate Kool-Aid pickles.
Do you know what those are? In Georgia, we have them. They're pickles that are pickled and then put in Kool-Aid. It's not usually one flavor of Kool-Aid. If you're making them at home, you would mix up some Kool-Aid with several packets of different flavors and then leave the pickles in that mix for 12 or more hours. It gives it a sweet taste.
When we were kids, my sisters used to poke holes in their pickles and then dunk them in a glass of Kool-Aid.
But, again, now you can usually buy them in Georgia. So they give the pickle a sweet, sugary taste. And I can appreciate the contrast but I really love my sour pickles.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):