And Now, A Publick Service Announcement

…about how not to make yourself look silly, and how it’s never a good idea, even if you believe it’s in a good cause.

We’re sure everybody is aware of Trump’s “shooting somebody on 5th avenue” comment by now, and how it’s being reported. Here’s the FULL quote. Not the doctored one:”

You know what else they say about my people? The polls, they say I have the most loyal people. Did you ever see that? Where I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters, okay? It’s like incredible,” Trump said.

With “they say” (which we highlighted since those two words seem to, for some reason, have dropped out of almost every single quotation we’ve read everywhere on the web. Go figure), he’s referring to pollsters, pundits and media.

Now, we’ll be perfectly fair and say that it’s easy, even without straining too much (heck, we can do it ourself), to read this to mean what is being reported everywhere, namely that Trump is telling his supporters that they’ll believe anything he says. On the other hand, it’s also a bit curious why “they say” keeps ending up on the cutting room floor when the “story” is being reported.

John Lennon once said, overwhelmed and somewhat puzzled by Beatlemania, that the Beatles were bigger than G-d. We suppose he might have meant it literally. In theory. Maybe. Perhaps. Nah, not really.

And sure, we suppose that Trump really may have meant to say, literally, to his supporters’ faces, that they were a bunch of stupid rubes who’d let him get away with murder.

Isn’t that how you always make a sale? No? Feeling silly yet?

Listen, we get it. You’re worried that this big haired salesman is going to turn out not so great. We are too, and it kicks us in the nads that Cruz hasn’t Cruized to the front, closing up the nomination before the counting even begins, but making shit up doesn’t help. It just makes you look like a desperate loser. And a dishonest liar. Which means, if you are such a thing, that you should probably be rooting for ¡Ruuuuubio!, considering your many commonalities.

But if you’re not, and we suspect most people aren’t (we’ve seen how ¡Ruuuuubio! polls), then please be advised that looking panicked and pathetic only helps what you think you’re fighting against. There ought to be better material out there, somewhere.


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lc purple raider
lc purple raider
January 25, 2016 22:29

Trump could probably shoot 25 people (if they are the right people) and not lose a single vote.

But he should not be saying this out loud.

January 26, 2016 04:26

lc purple raider @ #:

Trump could probably shoot 25 people (if they are the right people) and not lose a single vote.

Actually, if he took out the right 25 people, he wold probably gain votes, including Cruz’s.

LC Getalis, Imperial Czar of Pharmacology
LC Getalis, Imperial Czar of Pharmacology
January 26, 2016 07:21

Would that another site (which may or may not be dedicated to the study of chioptera luna), learn to navigate the Trump-Cruz confluence as gracefully as this one has.

January 26, 2016 18:14

if Trump shot 25 people he would only increase the Democrat vote count by 25.