by Jim Lantern
5:00pm CT Thursday 11 August 2016
I turned on CNN about 6:30am CT today. Chris Cuomo on “New Day” was hammering Rudy Giuliani. Cuomo defending Hillary Clinton. Giuliani defending Donald Trump. The most scathing attack by CNN on Trump so far. Trump’s alleged threat against Clinton over the Second Amendment. I don’t believe Trump meant it to be THAT KIND of a threat. A don’t believe he was joking either as some have claimed. I believe he really meant the political power of those supporting the Second Amendment could legally defeat Clinton on that issue. Even so, it is understandable some people – even reasonable people – would interpret it as a threat, mainly because of past remarks by Trump implying a taste for violence. No doubt, some of the condemnation Trump has coming to him for such remarks. Even so, CNN has become the Clinton News Network – appearing to support Clinton while opposing Trump. However, in all fairness, it is also a fact that CNN has gone out of its way, above and beyond the call of duty, to have Town Hall meetings live on TV for Libertarian candidates Gary Johnson and William Weld. Plus the next Town Hall will be on August 17 for the Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Meantime, ongoing Clinton controversy and ongoing Trump controversy. Both appear to be unstoppable, so far. Will one of them eventually go too far, to then lose support and drop in polls? Maybe.
Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump, “could shoot somebody” and “wouldn’t lose voters.”
The exact original quote comes from the following excerpts from a CNN Politics article posted 24 January 2016…
- Sioux Center, Iowa (CNN)Donald Trump boasted Saturday that support for his presidential campaign would not decline even if he shot someone in the middle of a crowded street.
- “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters,” Trump said at a campaign rally here.
- After the event, Trump declined to answer when asked by CNN to clarify his comments.
- The GOP front-runner has repeatedly pointed to the loyalty of his supporters, many of whom tell reporters and pollsters that almost nothing could make them change their mind about voting for Trump in the presidential race.
Why am I reviewing that boast by Trump blowing his trumpet?
Hillary Clinton controlling the FBI and Justice Department with a little help from Wild Bill via his close encounters of the unusual kind with Loretta Lynch, plus President Obama backing her, is more likely to get away with shooting someone on 5th Avenue than Trump is.
Maybe instead of having a debate on TV, Clinton and Trump should just meat each other in the middle of 5th Avenue and decide the election the Old West way. No need to inconvenience so many voters on November 8th. [I’ll skip any comparison between the Clintons and the Clantons for the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.]
…Before that movie a new 1993 version of the 1959 TV series…
Actually, I prefer the original Peter Gun theme from the old TV series used years later by The Blues Brothers…
Or how about…
Vikki Carr – ♫ The Silencers ♫
Maybe Donald Trump believes he’s Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang…
Shirley Bassey – Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
James Bond – Thunderball (gunbarrel and opening credits)
But we all know Trump is the real Goldfinger, right?
James Bond – Goldfinger (gunbarrel and opening credits)