Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Why Democrats should be completely fine with Donald Trump mouthing off
"A wise man told me once 'Don't argue with fools. Cuz people from a distance can't tell who is who'" - Jay-Z
Hopefully Obama ignores Donald Trump's short-sighted, politically amateur, and seemingly idiotic banter. All my enjoyment of The Celebrity Apprentice notwithstanding, I think Donald Trump is on the road to make lots of money, but doing it with little to no self-awareness or dignity. Why this guy is personally attacking the President is beyond me and I can only surmise that it's because he's trying to create a buzz and run for the Republican nomination just so that he can lose horribly and somehow generate more interest in himself and his business ventures as a result. That's really the ONLY logical explanation here. Either that, or he's just plain stupid. And I don't think for one millisecond that Donald Trump is dumb or that this is (brings out elephant) racially motivated. This has to be a business move.
Trump's gone from questioning Obama's citizenship - something that has already been verified - to now questioning how he made it into Ivy League schools. The citizenship question wasn't quite as laughable as the latest question about getting into school. Obama went to Occidental College, then transferred to Columbia, and then to Harvard. Conventional wisdom might say that even if he did slip through the cracks and get into Columbia by a hair, he then went on to Harvard which I'm sure wasn't an easy place to get into. But according to Trump, he can't fathom how Barack was able to get into not just one, but TWO Ivy League schools. I guess he thinks BOTH were flukes or something else was at play. Meanwhile Barack "went on to Harvard Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude 1991 and was the first black president of the Harvard Law Review." Something tells me that probably wasn't a fluke and moreover, neither were his admission into either school.
I hope that Donald Trump keeps talking though. His popularity among Republicans is rising and my guess is that this will only help the Democrats. Trump may very well force polarization of the Republican Party that might come back to haunt the eventual GOP nominee (Mitt Romney anyone?). Donald Trumps loud-mouthing of the President is only going to hurt his credibility and further expose his political inexperience. In the end, the more support he gets from non-Tea Party Republicans (the majority of his supporters are Tea Party folks I believe), the better-off the Democrats are. For that reason, there's no real need for the Democrats to respond to his accusations until absolutely necessary. And that may never be the case, lol.
This post inspired by this article at the Huffington Post.