Donald Trump is in the middle of a tough search for a vice president — any vice president. No one seems to want the job, and Trump is scrambling to show the world a ticket that makes him look like anything other than a crazy reality star who’s been wandering onto the wrong cable channels. We at The National Memo decided to put together a little tip sheet to make his choice easier.
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Two of Donald Trump’s most prominent political endorsers, Ben Carson and Sarah Palin, have not been doing a very good job convincing voters to support Trump. The two have spent much of the time since they endorsed Trump either publicly regretting their choice or passing off a verbal stream of consciousness as public speaking.
We can pretend this temper tantrum, this national nervous breakdown, means nothing once Trump is gone. But to embrace that option is to miss the point.
I contacted 22 people, which is 22 more people than I usually contact for a column, to ask them their predictions for Trump’s running mate.
The spookiest part of all is just how well Yosemite Sam’s animated mouth movements match up with with all the word salad that came from Palin’s own lips.
His mother’s clumsy attempt to shift blame for what he allegedly did speaks volumes about the devolution of conservatism in the last two decades.
“The Daily Show” revealed the secret role the show played in addressing controversy over the racist-looking official seal of the Village of Whitesboro.
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To laugh at Trump and Palin is to play along with this notion of my superiority, and I don’t like that version of myself. I was raised to be better than this.
Palin says the troops’ sense of trauma and doubt “comes from our own president — where they have to look at him and wonder.”
The discussion couldn’t help but veer toward a certain other Republican running mate from elections past (and who didn’t exactly impress voters).
In what passes for a Socratic dialogue these days, Seth Meyers discussed the refugee issue with one of the preeminent ignorant foils of our time.
Ah, America, where you can simultaneously hold the Constitution up as a holy totem and conveniently forget anything in it you don’t like.
“Never ever, ever, ever in my life have I seen a transaction so incompetently negotiated as our deal with Iran. And I mean never,” Trump said.
Clinton has found a balance and a voice that are more vital than ever in a contest against irresponsible politicians, whose demagogy points us again toward war.
Candidate Trump and former Governor Palin are complaining about “political correctness,” the supposedly liberal sin of being too polite to tell the unvarnished truth. Have I given offense? Oh, I do hope so.