Wherein Donald Trump shows you can just declare yourself an expert of this or that.
Donald Trump, via Twitter:
I am a handwriting analyst. Jack Lew’s handwriting shows, while strange, that he is very secretive—not necessarily a bad thing.
So all you need to do to become an expert at anything is declare yourself an expert at it. For example, I declare myself a plumber. And, as an expert in plumbing, I know that Donald Trump is full of shit.
Trump’s as much of a sore loser as you’d expect.
Luckily, the badger that lives on his head is there to comfort him.
What idiocy! What a waste of time!
Obama video mocks Romney ties to birther Trump.
This one’s kind of a hit and a miss for me. Sure, Donald Trump’s an insufferable blowhard and a clown. And sure, Team Romney’s decided that Trump’s birtherism isn’t all that big of a deal.
But the McCain stuff — isn’t this what liberals always do? We seem incapable of comparing one Republican to another without putting a halo around someone’s head. We’ve managed to wrangle ourselves into a position of constantly praising Ronald Reagan this way and now we’re going to start doing that with McCain?
Look, John McCain started backing off all the crazy shit only when it became obvious that it was hurting his campaign. Before then, he was all for the crazy shit. Hell, he even found a big ol’ pre-bundled package of crazy shit and made her his running mate.
Why can’t that be the message; McCain was awful, Romney is worse? Why does it always have to be “Why can’t [insert candidate we’re running against] be an angel like [candidate we’ve run against in the past]?” It’d be a lot harder for all the crazy shit to gain traction if we weren’t always trying to normalize it.
I’m not going to comb over that question.
Trump debate most likely dead.
Probably the least surprising news item of the day. When only Newt and Rick Santorum were dumb enough to agree to this circus sideshow, it was pretty clear that it wasn’t going to happen.