On Trump, FOX, and God

the donaldConservative evangelicals are setting the Republican Party agenda. As evidence, who hasn’t been wide-eyed at Donald Trump’s poll-vaulting to first place in Republican presidential preferences. Say the birthers: the Trump brand must be burned on the rump of the Presidency. Trump’s rise in the polls has been in direct ratio to his statements doubting that President Obama was born in America. Birthers, the life-blood of Republican primary voters, stoked by FOX News, have fanned the flames of raced-hatred towards President Obama by claiming he is not “one of us.”

While this phony birther issue has been smoldering for months, it started to spread when Trump added his voice to the “Gospel of FOX” choir. Since the Trump brand is always for sale, it’s not beyond belief that The Donald has made a deal with FOX to further cast America’s government as being too big, too inefficient and too Democratic. It stands to reason, with Glenn Beck out as FOX Clown-in Residence, someone had to take on that job. Roger Ailes, FOX mastermind, may have paid for the Trump Brand. (Not Trump himself who is already employed as a NBC reality star.) A perfect marriage: the fake news network mating with the fake candidate. If this is true, I want to know how much did The Donald get for this latest licensing?

But, I think FOX and Trump are flirting with disaster. According to Reverend Pat Robertson of the Christian Broadcasting Network, God punishes people, places and things when He is displeased with what is going on.


On March 30, Trump said, “I have a birth certificate. People have birth certificates. He doesn’t have a birth certificate. He may have one but there is something on that birth certificate — maybe religion, maybe it says he’s a Muslim, I don’t know. Maybe he doesn’t want that. Or, he may not have one.”

tornado alleyWithin the week, weather watchers across the South began noticing a dramatic change in the weather. Tornado warnings were issued in many states including Alabama Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas

On April 5, Wisconsin Republican Supreme Court candidate Justice David Prosser gained the upper hand in a statewide election which became a referendum on Wisconsin Governor’s Scott Walkers outrageous union-busting shenanigans.

On April 10, the National Weather Service reports that 10 tornadoes hit central and northern Wisconsin, tying an April record for the state.

During the same week, Trump said, “I have people that have been studying it (Obama’s) birth certificate and they cannot believe what they’re finding. He spent $2 million in legal fees trying on to get away from this issue, and if it weren’t an issue, why wouldn’t he just solve it? I wish he would because if he doesn’t, it’s one of the greatest scams in the history of politics and in the history, period. You are not allowed to be a president if you’re not born in this country. Right now, I have real doubts.”

Then, from April 14-16, one of the largest single-system tornado outbreaks in United States history occurred, resulting in at least 155 confirmed tornadoes across 14 states and severe destruction on all three days of the outbreak. A total of 38 people were killed from tornadoes and an additional five people were killed as a result of straight-line winds associated with the storm system. The outbreak of severe weather and tornadoes has led to 43 deaths in the Southern United States.

Later in April, Donald trumpeted in an interview on CNN with Anderson Cooper, “I’ve been told very recently, Anderson, that the birth certificate is missing. I’ve been told that it’s not there or it doesn’t exist. And if that’s the case, it’s a big problem.” Later, Trump went even further, “Maybe I’m going to do the tax returns when Obama does his birth certificate. I’d love to give my tax returns. I may tie my tax returns into Obama’s birth certificate.”

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service was trying to keep up with reports from across the South. Alabama’s state emergency management agency said it had confirmed 131 deaths, while there were 32 in Mississippi, 30 in Tennessee, 13 in Georgia, eight in Virginia and one in Kentucky from tornadoes. In Norman, Okla., the National Weather Service received 137 tornado reports.

On April 27, Presdient Obama released a more detailed version of his birth certificate, nearly three years after he first released his birth certificate.

FOX and Trump switched gears, “The word is, according to what I’ve read, that he was a terrible student when he went to Occidental. He then gets to Columbia; he then gets to Harvard…How do you get into Harvard if you’re not a good student? Now, maybe that’s right, or maybe it’s wrong. But I don’t know why he doesn’t release his records.”

carl matthesWe love our adult President. And, all along we thought he only had two kids to contend with.

If Trump is Beck’s replacement, Ailes is getting his money’s worth.

And the rest of us? Well, I never really believed in Pat Robertson’s observations.

by Carl Matthes


  1. signalfire says

    The alliance between Fox News and T’Rump was a momentary mix-up. They were confusedly thinking of using that rat’s nest on T’Rump’s head for a corporate mascot.

    And that person up above who’s mad at the Supreme Court for ‘allowing’ Obama to be president? I think the initial mistake was made when Bush was appointed president while Gore was winning.

    If I were president, I’d throw the whole Bush adminstration into jail pending remittance to the Hague on war crime tribunals, and tell the Republican side of Congress to get with the program fixing the economy and the climate and energy issues immediately or I’d find something in their FBI file and charge them with terrorism, too. Then I’d go to the Wall Street Banks and claw back the people’s money that was stolen for the bailouts, every penny of it. Anyone who wouldn’t cough it back up would be in jail for the rest of their natural born lives, or tried as the treasonous scum that they are.

  2. Stephen Jamison says

    It’s time to launch a boycott of advertisers for Trump’s “Apprentice” shows and his “Trump’s World of Golf” on the Golf Channel. It did the trick in helping to get rid of Glenn Beck. Maybe it’ll help remove Trump’s fat-white-ass from television.

  3. David Delmonico says


    First off, Donald Trump IS NOT a Republican. The man has never voted in a Republican primary. His record of donations shows that he’s only donated to the most far left of the democrat party, including Barack Obama. This is a guy who, while OVERSEAS, called George W Bush the worst President ever, while confessing he had a man crush on Obama. And now Obama is the worst?

    Trump is like a far left loon’s caricature of what a Republican is. Serious people in the party want him to sit down and shut up.

    I’m not sure what Trump’s game is, but it has nothing to do with the Republican Party. At least nothing good.

    The guy is a megalomaniac. He’s a bigger narcissist than Obama. (and that’s saying something)

    As for “birthers” sane people know that issue HELPS Obama not hurts him, which is why few have talked about it until DEMOCRAT Donald Trump started bellowing.

    BTW, the entire birth certificate issue was started by a DEMOCRAT, Phillip Berg, a Clinton supporter. He not only sued to see Obama’s birth certificate, but John McCain’s as well. McCain was born in Panama while his father was stationed there. But John is “natural born” because both parents were Americans.

    Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, most people in the so-called “birther” movement know this, which is what makes many people think Trump is a plant.

    The problem for Obama is his father. You see his father was a British subject, not an American. THUS, Obama was not “natural born.” The Constitution REQUIRES the president to be natural born. There are 100s of years worth case law that has determined what “natural born” means, and it begins with BOTH parents being citizens. They can be born here or naturalized, but they must BOTH be citizens.

    This is the problem with Obama, not WHERE he was born, but who he was born to. Not his fault, but he knew he wasn’t eligible, and so did many more before he ran.

    Doesn’t matter. The Supreme Court failed the American people in early 2009 before Obama took office, by refusing to hear not 1, but 4 different cases based on the theory of “natural born” Cases every other court refused to hear, even though the Supreme Court already has rulings that determine Obama is ineligible to be POTUS.

    At this point it’s a ridiculous waste of time because even though there is plenty of case law, no one is going to do what should be done. The Rule of Law means nothing anymore.

    Doesn’t matter, Obama IS the worst president in US history. The man is deliberately destroying our economy. He WILL be a one term president. We’ll beat him at the ballot box.

    Obama is this generation’s Jimmy Carter, on steroids. He’s going to do well to carry his home state.

    Obama is right about one thing though, Trump is a circus clown. A buffoon who wears a dead animal on his head, and calls it hair.

    He’s a far left DEMOCRAT who’s playing some kind of game. He’s one of yours, not one of ours.

    • Paul McDermott says

      I see another tea party extremist is trolling on a progressive wesite. David, you’re entitled to your opinions but unfortunately these days there are way too many people out there with wacko opinions.

  4. GaryH says

    Thanks to Carl Matthes for bringing the basic problem into focus. People of the American culture, in the words of Neil Postman, have been amusing themselves to death. This is not a nation of mature adults. It’s a nation of spectators to a circus. Now that credit is drying up, and people can no longer afford the circus or their toys, things could become very mean with demigods like Trump and Beck telling us who to hate and who to fear.

    The body politic is still like a pouting pubescent child who lost it’s toys and still trying to believe in fairy tales.

    – – Gary

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