Saturday, September 26, 2015

In sign of desperation Donald Trump tries a little too hard to woo the Religious Right.

Courtesy of KXAN:

After initially declining the invitation, Trump spoke Friday in front of several hundred social conservative leaders at the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit in Washington. He joined a speaking program that includes Republican rivals with long records of dedication to religious causes — among them, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Baptist pastor, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who wants his colleagues to risk a government shutdown to block funding to Planned Parenthood. 

Trump brought his Bible along once again, and briefly addressed his faith between attacks on his rivals and Democrats. 

“I believe in God. I believe in the Bible. I’m a Christian,” he said. He ended by bemoaning the increased use of the term “Happy Holidays” in place of “Merry Christmas” as a sign that Christianity is under attack. As president, he said, he’d reverse the trend.

God, the jumping on the "War on Christmas" bandwagon.  That is possibly the lamest pandering that any politician can do.

And as Mediaite points out Trump is more than a little vulnerable to attacks on that topic himself:

And that is only the cherry on top of the numerous tweets that Trump sent out over the years to friends and co-workers wishing them, not a Merry Christmas, but the more politically correct "Happy Holidays."

Ah hypocrisy, where would the Trump campaign, and in fact the entire GOP "deep bench" of nominees be without it?

This Values Voter Summit is also where Trump got booed for calling Marco Rubio a "clown."

Yeah I think Trump's starting to feel the heat.

Yeah in politics BS will only take you so far (Of course in the Republican party that distance is the top of the polls) but eventually people are going to start getting sick of the dog and Pony show and demand to see what you've got.

And all that Donald Trump has got, is more dogs and more ponies.


  1. Anonymous12:13 PM

    Pope Francis has better delivery than Trump. Both are good at disguising their self-promotion.

    1. Don't make me defend the pope. You won't like me.

    2. Anonymous2:41 PM

      Pope Francis is the CEO of a large, exceedingly wealthy corporation that uses religion as a front for the real estate operations.

      Donald Trump is the head of several large, exceedingly wealthy corporations and he is using religion and everything else he can think of to increase his wealth.

      One waves a bible, the other wears a honking great cross. Neither is defensible.

    3. Anonymous3:21 PM

      2:41 - you don't like the Catholic church. We get it. I'm not a Catholic either. But why do you persist in bashing the best Pope of our lifetimes? Pope Francis is a spiritual leader. Trump is a business misleader. There, I've solved it for you. You're welcome.

    4. Anonymous3:45 PM

      I like Butter Pecan ice cream but I don't have a favorite flavor in bible thumping.

      Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the lady with the Buddhist newsletter, teenage Mormon "elders", the TV preacher with the camo covered bible... there is a ton of bible thumpers. People clearly get something out of having a favorite. Just doesn't do anything for me.

    5. Anonymous9:16 PM

      I'm not a Catholic but I can show respect for those who deserve respect. Now we are hearing more on women's issues since the media has repeatedly brought up that catholics,like the mo's,put women in last place.

  2. Anonymous12:27 PM

    I always love it when "christians" hold up their bibull but overlook their multiple marriages and divorces.

    1. Anonymous1:23 PM

      Don't forget illegitimate kids and pregnancies ala Bristol Palin whom they held in high regard for all to see in 2008 with her I chose life BS. No you chose to spread your legs!

    2. Anonymous4:20 PM

      I'm surprized it didn't burn his hand.

  3. Anonymous12:29 PM

    I always thought Happy Holidays was nice, because New Year's is a week later, plus all the holidays for other religions in December. The RW is so dumb. Truly stupid. And Trump thought he could wander his way into a nomination from these creeps? Please proceed, Donnie. Let us know when your money runs out.

    1. Anonymous1:16 PM

      Exactly! If you don't want to say "Merry Christmas and happy new year" you can just wish someone a happy holiday season. Dumb Christians always think that they're under attack for something and we're getting close to that time of the year.

    2. That's the point. They don't want any holiday from any religion other than Christianity acknowledged.

      Ask them what religion Jesus was and they'll say Christian, not Jew.

    3. Anonymous5:06 PM

      When I was a kid growing up in Queens in the 60's and attending public school, we ALWAYS said Happy Holidays, because a huge proportion of the population was Jewish.

      No one that I ever knew or heard of had any problem whatsoever with that. Everyone would just say "Thank you! And you, too!"

      Politeness and gratitude, what concepts.

      Just another example of Christian fundamentalism gone wild.

    4. Cracklin Charlie6:47 PM

      When you believe in things that you don't understand, then you suffer.

      Superstition ain't the way.

  4. Olivia1:35 PM

    That is really funny. He knows he is losing his mojo so he is throwing out all the nutjob talking points he can think of. It is like the end of the fireworks display where they shoot everything up all at once for the big finale and then it goes dark.

    1. Anonymous7:35 PM

      Perfect analysis!

  5. I've always enjoyed Christmas for the classic movies like the Godfather and Godfather 2. Scarface will do in a pinch.

    The Oak King is the reason for the season!

  6. Anonymous1:43 PM

    And all that Donald Trump has got, is more dogs and more ponies."

    Not true. He obviously has lots of male bulls, you know, what with all his bullshit and all.

  7. Anonymous1:53 PM

    Trump's fall from favor will surely be embarrassing and swift.

  8. Anonymous2:14 PM

    Where is Marla. I am sure she has something to add
    after being kicked off ( with the Trump child)
    the estate! She could say that he makes sure they
    have at least, three meals a day ,or something.

    1. Anonymous3:28 PM

      Actually the child is an adult. And she's sucking up to daddy's money just like her old man.

  9. And how is he going to make us all say Merry Christmas?

    Good luck getting that law past the Supreme Court.

  10. Anonymous2:31 PM

    Did I miss something or was every Republican there except Sarah Palin?

  11. Anonymous2:41 PM

    Rubio is a fave among GOP pols in part because he is articulate and has a compelling personal narrative. Many Democrats see him as a potentially formidable opponent for the same reason. Of the clowns on the clown car he's one of the least clown-like. He's also a darling of conservatives. Trump's misstep on this illustrates Nate Silver's point that, whereas Bernie Sanders is like the DEM eccentric but lovable uncle, Trump is no more part of the GOP family than the vacuum salesman who shows up right in the middle of Thanksgiving dinner. Kinda hard to see how this buffoon is going to secure the GOP nomination without the support of the GOP.

  12. Anonymous2:42 PM

    I bet you'll never hear a word from the war on Christmas queen about this.

    This is what all started the war. Cashiers and companies saying happy holidays and that pissed her off so much she wrote a book about it. But like the hypocrite she bitch is, if it's ted nugent or rush limbaugh calling people retards, or donald trump using happy holidays she'll keep her mouth shut.

  13. Anonymous2:56 PM

    this OT

  14. Anonymous3:10 PM

    Part of the problem is that after a 7-year propaganda campaign, the bar is very, very low. "Illegal immigrants!" "Muslims!" "President Obama is a Muslim communist!" "Jesus!" "Merry Christmas!" [Right wing cheers]. Blech.

  15. Anonymous3:42 PM

    This is off topic, but my wacky LDS neighbor is stocking up on canned goods. Apparently, tomorrow's blood moon is supposed to be some sort of beginning of the Apocalypse or some such shit. I started walking away once she and her 10 kids began their sermon.

  16. Anonymous4:10 PM

    My sisters too and also.

  17. Anonymous4:15 PM

    Yeah,these wackos think they are on the inside track on the apocolypse. They forget the other part that goes "like a thief in the night..." it also says "no man knows the hour.." it's called controlling the masses.

  18. Anonymous5:07 PM

    What cracks me up the most about Sarah and Donald, is how much importance they put on the polls, esaecially early on. Yeah, they do provide a snapshot in time, but can and do change on a dime.
    I don't want to be down breeze when that overinflated ego the size of a Macy'[s Parade float farts out and dives. It's gnna be Huuuuuuuge er than Chris and Todd Christie at an all you can eat buffet!!!! If you count your hotel nightstands, one of Gideon's Bibbles is missing.
    can we have Halloween first? The "War on XMas get's ea\rlier and earlier

  19. Anonymous9:38 PM

    I can see t rumps spotted bald spot. That's the most interesting combover.the sides go up.the hair from his rear..of his head is drug forward to form a thin curtain over his bald spot . I loved the way the dump dropped his head between his shoulders and gave Carty that sorry,evil look when she went after him the other day. Pot,meet kettle. They All have dirty hands.


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