One thing I have learned on this blog is that commenters generally like to comment on things “Nebraska” — and not so much on the national news.
I can understand that, and realize that people would like an outlet that addresses the local issues.
That being said, this morning, nearly 99% of all political talk on Twitter, the radio, Facebook, TV and anywhere else (coffee shops, I’d imagine) is about one thing:
The Donald blasted out last night with some sort of proposal that would ban all Muslims from coming into the country. And then when asked if that included Muslim American citizens abroad, his spokesperson replied, “Yes.”
Then he backtracked on that later in the morning.
He compared himself to FDR and the Japanese internment (though he couched that in certain terms as well).
He has called it temporary.
And on and on.
The Speaker of the House has weighed in. Former VP Cheney weighed in.
It’s been quite the thing.
And others have noted that this is exactly what he wants.
People were talking about Ted Cruz in Iowa.
People were talking about the President’s lectern(!) speech in the Oval Office.
Some were beginning to write him off (again) in Iowa.
And then he threw that bomb onto the middle of the court, and everyone again jumped up and yelled, “TRUMP!”
And while some complain about his bombast, it is interesting that the same people will misquote him, take other quotes out of context, fail to quote him completely, imagine what he’s really thinking, etc. etc. All giving Trump fuel to attack The Media as portraying him in an evil light… and then walk back a few of his statements until what he is proposing doesn’t sound so unreasonable.
Trump is lots and lots of things, but, to this point anyway, he has continued to play the media and supporters and detractors like a virtuoso fiddler.
It is somewhat amazing.
And in a week there will be something different.
In case you were wondering…
Don Walton noted in his Monday column that he and the Governor are still obsessed with a 2018 primary challenge by a certain former Governor.
Well, apparently Grand Island is sewn up…
And he noted that Ben Sasse was “presiding” in the Senate during the recent ObamaCare vote. And…so what? Is Don under the impression that the Presiding Senator somehow controls or influences the debate?
And speaking of seeking the limelight, Senator Chambers sent a copy of his AG Bar complaint to all of his colleagues.
Only 130 pages this time.
For when that Yule Log starts to get low…
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