Berry Craig: Before the debate, much of the media—even some of the “liberal, lamestream media”—seemed to be grading Trump on a curve. It looked like the Fourth Estate was holding Clinton to a stratospherically-high standard while setting the bar for Trump at ground level.
Berry Craig: If Donald Trump doesn’t pass out, soil himself, throw up, drool or “speaketh in an unknown tongue,” most of the TV talking heads will declare him the winner.
Berry Craig: Whatever legitimate economic grievances these folks have is, sadly, secondary to the fear and hatred of ‘the other’ in their hearts. If that were not the case, they would have gotten behind Bernie Sanders instead of Trump.
Berry Craig: My wife and I spent most of July and part of August in Great Britain, France, Iceland and the Flanders region of Belgium. Based on conversations we had with locals—and a trio of Australians—Trump is a pariah plus.
Berry Craig: “Why doesn’t some reporter stick a mike in Trump’s face and say ‘When are you going to bring your jobs back?'”
Berry Craig: I suspect what Trump really regrets—and is personally pained by—are his sagging poll numbers.
Berry Craig: Jobs? Trump, the narcissistic, neo-Know Nothing GOP presidential nominee, has yet to reveal anything remotely resembling a comprehensive jobs plan.
Berry Craig: It’s crucial that Hillary keep hammering home the fact that Donald Trump is as phony as his orange-is-the-new blonde hair hue. That’s especially so on issues vital to those of us who pack union cards.
Berry Craig: The Republicans only have a Plan A in The Donald, a racist, sexist, nativist, misogynist, greed-is-good, union-busting demagogue who is the Real McCoy scandal of 2016.
Berry Craig: The odds of getting rid of NAFTA—or successfully renegotiating the trade pact—would be better under Hillary Clinton, Trump’s almost certain Democratic foe—or Bernie Sanders should he somehow edge Clinton at the finish line.
onald Trump ought to add Nomex pants for politicians to his clothing line and take the first pair for himself. Not a NASCAR fan? Nomex is that flame resistant material in race car drivers’ suits. Anyway, Trump’s trousers blazed anew when he said, “Hillary Clinton wants to abolish the 2nd Amendment.” Politifact challenged Trump to […]
Berry Craig: I’d bet the farm Trump realizes a president can’t levy a tax. So he’s free to bloviate about sticking up for American workers by sticking it to outsources with punitive tariffs knowing there’s no way he can do it by himself and no way a GOP Congress would pass them.
Berry Craig: So here’s a little constructive criticism for my candidate who is also one of my favorite lawmakers in Washington: Complaining about closed primary states where you are 0-for-11 sounds like sour grapes.