Tina Dupuy: Trump’s “businesses” are scams to exploit others’ greed, which is the premise of every confidence game. His “university” was a scam. His charity is a scam. He’s on the take. Always has been.
Tina Dupuy: Trump acts like a white guy doing an impersonation of an African dictator — and since he’s the gin blossomed face of the birther movement claiming Obama was secretly African — the irony is rich.
Tina Dupuy: The Donald talking about his junk nearly nonstop for the last two weeks is like the 10th or 11th thing with him that makes him unqualified for the office he’s seeking.
Tina Dupuy: He says he doesn’t want Trump to have the nuclear codes. When he mentions “the wall” he punctuates it with the word “moron.”
Tina Dupuy: She’s smart, educated, accomplished and experienced. She’d be touted as a steady hand at the wheel if it were anyone else.
Tina Dupuy: For the last seven years these hysterics have developed their own rhythm: Widespread panic over Obama’s alleged extremism, followed by calmer voices saying a beloved white president did the same thing, then the whole episode evolving into dog whistles for a bloc resenting “political correctness.”
Tina Dupuy: So while Republicans are swooning over Bernie, I’m obsessed with the Republican field for the same reason I spent a year getting into Real Housewives of Whatever Awful Place: I loathe all the cast members.
Tina Dupuy: Saying rights are just given to us because an omnipotent force wills it, robs all the notables who’ve laid down their lives to ensure the rest of us can enjoy personal freedoms.
Tina Dupuy: Jeb’s “I’m my own man” is the comb-over of lies: Sure it might make you feel better to slick those greasy long strands over your chrome dome, but you’re not fooling anyone!
Each week is a continuing chapter exploring a human drama of biblical proportions along with vignettes about other groups practicing manipulation, exploitation and fraud.
Tina Dupuy: In Washington, payday lenders are treated like a mistress you say you’ll leave your wife for – but won’t take out in public.
Tina Dupuy: There are more Americans convinced the Rapture will commence before 2050 than feel global warming is a concern.
Tina Dupuy: By my count there are 163 candidates battling for the Republican nomination and not one of them thinks women should have the right to make decisions about their own bodies.