WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 — The Associated Press announced today that Republican candidate for president Donald Trump has attained the necessary number of delegates to clinch his party’s nomination with one vote to spare: 1,238 of the necessary 1,237.
Oklahoma GOP Chairwoman Pam Pollard, whose support helps push Trump over the top, spoke for the disaffected voters of her party. “I think he [Trump] has touched a part of our electorate that doesn’t like where our country is.”
Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan told the press that he has “not made a decision” to support Trump, hoping further discussions with the presumptive nominee will iron out “the principles that we all share in common.”
Following in the footsteps of Republicans past, Ryan failed to articulate what those principles are exactly. The votes of most congressional Republicans under Ryan’s leadership indicate that those principles include funding President Obama’s executive amnesty, Obamacare, and driving up the nation’s unsustainable debt.
That may explain why Republican voters rejected the Ryan look-alikes that Trump so easily dispatched in the primaries.
In Japan, Obama told the press that world leaders are “rattled” by Trump’s political success and at his “cavalier attitude” concerning “what’s required to keep the world on an even keel.”
Not a hint of irony emanated from the lame duck who joined world leaders in advancing dangerous immigration policies. Those same leaders launched an ill-considered military adventure in Libya, which provided a gateway for Islamic State fanatics to enter the West, from Paris to San Bernardino.
Obama’s description of an intractable adversary more aptly applies to himself and the world leaders on whose behalf he condemns Trump: “a JV team.”
Even more concerned with Trump is the leader of America’s press minions, the New York Times. They fear Trump’s “monopolizing so much of the coverage of the campaign, his likely Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, has been far less visible. Some democrats fret that she is being harmed by the lack of exposure.”
Clinton might prefer less exposure right now. She is under scrutiny by the FBI, which is investigating her mishandling of top secret government information. The former U.S. secretary of state helped shady Russian business interests secure the purchase of Uranium One, a Canadian company with uranium mines in the United States. The company’s major investor, Frank Giustra, then dumped tons of cash into the coffers of the Clinton Foundation. The sale was so important that a Russian bank with ties to Vladimir Putin’s authoritarian government paid $500,000 to Clinton’s husband Bill for a speech.
“As a candidate,” said the Times with no apparent sense of irony, “it has become routine for Mr. Trump to get away with things that would sink a more conventional politician.”
That might have something to do with the disgust Americans feel over the routine propaganda, print and electronic, that Obama’s press minions have provided his failed policies over eight years, and have given the corrupt Clinton duo over the decades.
Hillary Clinton’s voice is growing hoarse in her vain attempt to capture the attention of Americans as they tune out the JV teams.