This time he sat down on FOXNews and expressed his consternation with Trump’s non-specifics.
See a summary report here:
Trump fans could probably take issue with the Sasse Tweet FOX quotes where he says…
This is the Headline:
By 3-1 margin, Iowa Rs reject @realDonaldTrump
He should now answer real policy& exec power questions OR exit the race
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) February 2, 2016
…because if Iowa voters rejected Trump by a 3-1 margin, they also rejected Marco Rubio by a 3-1 margin and Ted Cruz by a 3-1 margin, right?
The argument is that if it were a 2-man race, like for the Dems now, Trump would be way behind. But that waits to be seen.
And while Trump’s Granite State poll margin looks pretty good, it would be Marco Rubio who could slip ahead of Cruz in both New Hampshire and South Carolina.
As in lots of other years, Super Tuesday, March 1st could be the big decision date.
That will be:
Alaska Presidential Preference Caucus
Minnesota Precinct Caucuses
Wyoming Precinct Caucuses and Straw Poll
And by the way, what sort of Banana Republic are we that this is the Primary method we’ve come up with? Sheesh…
Party in the Situation Room
One thing about Sasse’s line…
“…I mean, the President answers the phone at 3am in the Situation Room, he doesn’t answer it at the Chuckle Hut.”
Just to clarify regarding “POTUS answers the 3am call in the Situation Room.” The President might get a call FROM the Situation Room, while he is sleeping in his bedroom. That’s the idea, right? When you’re President you answer the hard call at any time of day or night, where ever you are.
But most likely from your bed, in your bedroom.
You probably don’t get woken up at 2:45am, put on a robe, trundle your way to the elevator that takes you 3 stories to the underground bunker that holds the Situation Room, ease into your leather chair with the Presidential Seal on it, and THEN answer the call that you KNOW is coming at 3am.
So, OK maybe that was a misstatement.
‘Cause that’s sort of needed to make the next line work.
Because the implication (one would assume) is that Trump is busy being a comedian, so he is taking the important 3am call from a comedy club — in this case we can assume that said comedy club is called, “The Chuckle Hut”.
(Strangely enough, there doesn’t seem to be an actual “Chuckle Hut” anywhere in the U.S., except that it’s commonly used as the name of generic comedy club. Only actual reference seems to be from “30 Rock” and even that was used for another joke.)
So maybe better would have been…
“When the President answers that 3am call, he doesn’t do it from the Chuckle Hut.”
In any case, we get it. Trump’s not serious.
Just passing this one along to the staff for clarity of the joke’s sake.
Almost as good as the 11-Worth Cafe…
Always exciting stuff from the Washington, D.C. Nebraska Breakfast!
OK, maybe not “exciting”…but…well…here ya go:
Hey, nice job whomever came up with that “Nebraska latte” logo.
But if you’re in DC, it’s always a little kick to see what’s going on in the Capitol in the early morning hours.
Here’s the Nebraska Breakfast link, if you’re in town.
At this point, still Carly-free…
Hey, I have to go to a thing at the kids’ school on Saturday night, so I won’t be able to live-Tweet the GOP Debate.
But please include me on any of your pithy-Tweets (@LeavenworthSt) because then I can follow along with them as I watch later on the DVR.
And if you want to see what others are saying to me, do a @LeavenworthSt search while watching, and join in. I’m tellin’ ya, it’s the best way to watch.
Oh, and there’s a football game on Sunday.
Have a great weekend!