Sunday, August 30, 2015
I won't disclose my financial situation but I finally made a contribution to Hillary Clinton's campaign recently even though I could not afford it. (ha ha). Yes, it was ego driven, I wanted my name put on the wall in the Clinton campaign headquarters. Make a contribution, get your name on the wall. Yes a clever idea, although I don't think the wall is going to be big enough. I also wanted to make sure I EARNED my name on the "Wall of Acclaim" so I made a donation that was many many many times higher than the minimum donation of 5 dollars.
The problem is I keep getting emails asking me to contribute. I just gave a contribution and the democrat email system has no way to riffle out those who just made a donation from those who haven't, and that annoys me. If the democrat email system can't parse out those who just contributed and acknowledge their contribution in future emails, they begin to create ill will among their contributors. I almost sent a second contribution to the Wall of Acclaim thinking the first one did not take. But then my credit card bill came and the credit card I have been diligently trying to pay off went north for the first time in over a year, and frankly it made me wince.
If I were the democrat party I WOULD QUIT SELLING my email lists to an incongruous group of needy people all asking for money and all oblivious to how many others have already asked me for money.
I have some amazing campaign ideas that if sold to either the Republican party or the Democrat party would win them the presidency in 2016, but I have decided I am not going to give them away. If I don't see meaningful change in how the democrat party handles their email messaging, I may actually consider selling my ideas to Donald Trump simply because my ideas would actually help seniors and the economy, which in turn helps everyone else. Sometimes actually having ideas matters more than asking for money to become president.
Posted by Alessandro Machi at 2:22 PM
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
When Hillary Clinton Lashes out she's called nasty names, when Donald Trump Lashes out he Gains in Popularity and also becomes the First Conservative Ralph Nader.
When I would watch the NBC / Donald Trump show The Apprentice (I stopped watching once I discovered how good The Good Wife was and it was on at the same time on CBS), I was pretty impressed with how Mr. Trump came across and wondered how much of that was manipulated by editing after the fact.
Since witnessing Mr. Trump's rise in the Republican president polls I must say Mr. Trump has shown an ability to think on his feet when ambushed by the media, such as being accused of being a misogynist. Mr. Trump retorted that it's only Rosie O'Donnell and her big fat head that bugs him (or something like that). Mr. Trump's response was a pretty good comeback considering he was blindsided by the question. I found Mr. Trump's instant retort a peculiarly hilarious response because he admits to doing something, but to only one person, and not only does Mr. Trump believe that Rosie O'Donnell deserves the comments Mr. Trump has made about Rosie in the past, Mr. Trump knows Rosie is a tough enough person to take it and dish it back, basically implying that Rosie is his equal as a sparring partner who also punches back and that's not misogyny, that's a combative form of respect between two people who don't like each other. Whereas a true misogynist would more likely operate more under the cloak of darkness and secrecy such as the KKK when attacking those they don't like.
I also found Mr. Trump's curt and discourteous response about John McCain being a "captured" war hero remarkable as well. And for those who are annoyed by it, lets not forget it was the Barack Obama supporters who probably gave Mr. McCain the biggest insult of all 8 years ago when they said it would not be wise to vote for Mr. McCain for president because he was a cancer risk and at his advanced age it would not be safe to have him for president. That was 8 years ago and Mr. McCain and his now 102 year old mother would beg to differ, and when do the Obama concern trolls about John McCain and his date with cancer as a reason to not vote for Mr. McCain, apologize to Mr. McCain?
Mr. Trump appears to have become the conservative version of Ralph Nader. Republicans have spent decades witnessing Democrats whining and loathing about the U.S. as a way to gain votes, yet for the first time in quite a while the Republican Party has been revitalized by Mr. Trump's Ralph Nader conservatism firebrand. However, what Mr. Trump appears to lack are some examples of having actually achieved Ralph Nader type of victories from a conservative point of view in his past in which he fought for the common man and woman, and won.
If Mr. Trump is now able to spot good ideas and make them part of his presidential platform going forward, that could be good enough to make him the republican nominee and a realistic challenger to "presumptive democrat nominee", Hillary Clinton.
And all of this brings us to the point of this article. While the media has been whipped up into a frenzy over Mr. Trump's political rambunctiousness, one takeaway not yet taken away is if Hillary Clinton ever behaved in the manner that Donald Trump has behaved, the non complementary names she would be called would stretch a mile long and a mile deep, and that is something I hope the Republican Party AND Progressives as well will accept some "mea culpa" for and tone down their "Attack Hillary Rhetoric" going forward.
Or are only men presidential candidates allowed to whine and complain about things?
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Posted by Alessandro Machi at 2:08 AM
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