Sunday, August 28, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are each working hard to prepare for their upcoming debates. Well one of them is.

Courtesy of the Tampa Bay Times:  

Hillary Clinton is methodically preparing for the presidential debates as a veteran lawyer would approach her biggest trial. She pores over briefing books thick with policy arcana and opposition research. She internalizes tips from the most seasoned debate coaches in her party. And she rehearses, over and over again, to perfect the pacing and substance of her presentation.

Donald Trump is taking a different approach. He summons his informal band of counselors — including former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, talk-radio host Laura Ingraham and ousted Fox News Channel chairman Roger Ailes — to his New Jersey golf course for Sunday chats. Over bacon cheeseburgers, hot dogs and glasses of Coca-Cola, they test out zingers and chew over ways to refine the Republican nominee's pitch. 

Trump's aides have put together briefing books, not that the candidate is devoting much time to reading them. Trump is not holding any mock debates, proudly boasting that a performer with his talents does not need that sort of prepping. Should Trump submit to traditional rehearsals, some associates are talking about casting Ingraham, an adversarial chronicler of Clinton scandals, to play the Democratic nominee.

I think that in preparation for this debate Hillary should practice arguing with a middle school bully over which Saw movie is the least gay.

No that's not fair, the middle school bully will be far more reasonable.

I am not ashamed to admit that I am looking forward to this debate like a Trump supporter looks forward to their afternoon medications.

I can't decide if it will be more like Brad Pitt stabbing Eric Bana through the chest in Troy, or Sigourney Weaver flushing the xenomorph queen out into space in Aliens.  (You know I might be watching too many movies.)

All I know is that I have my popcorn and box wine all ready for the first debate on September 26th.

41 comments:

  1. Totally delusional Trump supporters keep saying that they can't wait until the debates because Trump is going to mop the floor with Hillary. Too funny.
    I'm betting that Trump won't show up to more than one, if any. He knows he's an ignorant ass, and if he can't get prescreened questions, he will look like the idiot that he is.

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    1. Anonymous8:52 PM

      delusional trump supporters will think he wins no matter what happens - their delusion is 100% - he can do no wrong even when he looses

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    2. "Totally delusional Trump supporters".

      No matter what they will declare victory and go back to chasing the neighbor kids off their front lawns.

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  2. I am sure that "studying hard" has two very different meaning with Clinton and Trump.

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  3. Anonymous4:59 PM

    I can volunteer my thirteen year old daughter to act as Donald Trump. That girl sure can lie, twist my words, and make it seem like I said something else when it was her that was trying to be sneaky. I think Hillary would be well trained to go up against Donald if she were to verbally spar with my daughter.

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    1. Anonymous8:20 PM

      I remember being that age :-)

      It took very little effort to guilt the parents into thinking they "ruined my life" and they'd feel so bad that shopping happened to make it all better...

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    2. Anonymous5:55 AM

      Mental gymnastics.

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  4. Anonymous5:02 PM

    Oh, that just bought back a memory when Sarah asked Joe Biden, "can I call you Joe?", she was so cutsie pie back then wasn't she? I loved it when Joe smiled at her indulgently. Saw right through that bit didn't he?

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    1. Anonymous5:07 PM

      I think he just smiled. I doubt he dislikes her. He knows he's lucky to be where he is because he didn't get there by being smart.

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    2. Anonymous5:36 PM

      Oh 5:07, how little you know you angry-ass troll. So glad I'm not you.

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    3. Anonymous5:40 PM

      5:07pm, you don't know dick.

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    4. Anonymous7:16 PM

      Because she couldn't get her thick head his last name was Biden, not O'Biden. They coached and coached her, 5:07 PM. Make up your lame excuses.

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  5. I'm stocking up on popcorn too. Can't wait! Just hope Hillary doesn't go easy on him like Joe did Sarah.

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  6. Anonymous5:11 PM

    Great pic of Trump. His mouth is so ugly. I'm surprised youvused the word 'gay' to describe something. Does your daughter approve?

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  7. Anonymous5:33 PM

    One tip I would have for Hillary is: demand that he quits talking when his time is up, and do not let him interrupt you when it is your time to speak!

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    1. Anonymous10:33 PM

      Yep, because so far we've seen that the debate moderators can't control him. The fall debates between the two candidates are usually different and the audience can't applaud and the moderators are very serious, but who knows how things will go.

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    2. Anonymous9:42 AM

      That's the moderator's job. And they better be pretty damned strict with a mic cut off switch to back them up.

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  8. Anonymous5:34 PM

    I still think he'll find some last minute excuse to ditch the debates.

    Maybe a note from his doctor citing bone spurs

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    1. Anonymous6:18 PM

      Itchy hemorrhoids. Too distracting so he can't concentrate.

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    2. Anonymous10:34 PM

      Hee hee...good one.

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  9. Anonymous5:34 PM

    If Trump ran into a glass window or door, his anus mouth would work like a suction cup. He would need help getting loose. Just sayin'.

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    1. Anonymous5:32 AM

      A psychiatrist would have another explanation for the way he cups and pouts his lips. Mommy!? I need to suck!

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  10. Anonymous5:38 PM

    I'm not going to watch the debate. Cannot bring myself to watch Trump be nothing more than the asshole he has already shown himself to be.

    I'll read all about it later on the internet.

    Good luck, Hillary Clinton! Cannot imagine the bullshit you are going to go through with the jerk. Hang in there good lady! You have my vote for POTUS hands down!

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    1. Anonymous8:22 PM

      I've never watched televised debates; by that time in a campaign I've more than made up my mind for whom I'm voting so it's a waste of time.

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  11. Marthe5:50 PM

    That picture of Trump with his little pink pucker reminds me of the reason why his primary care physician is a gastroenterologist.

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    1. Anonymous6:20 PM

      He doctor is used to working with buttholes, and Trump has the very best buttholes. Donald is the biggest butthole of them all.

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    2. Anonymous6:22 PM

      With his pucker all he needs to do is cross his eyes like Brisdull does then take some selfies, then of course publish them on the innertubes.

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    3. Anonymous5:58 AM

      On Trump, the mouth and anus are inter-changable. I wonder if the doc examined both ends.

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  12. Anonymous7:22 PM

    He will not play by any rules. She needs to be prepared for gut punches, outright lies, and sexist attacks.
    She needs to talk to some good elementary school teachers to figure out how they shut down the naughty bully in class.

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    1. ...or consult with stand-up comedians shutting down drunk, obnoxious hecklers.

      If she makes him look small, dumb, poor, petty, then he will fume, put on his Correspondence Dinner scowl. Ooooh, he might even take a swing at her if she baits him enough. Or drop dead with a stroke.

      Hillary needs to think like a cop in a suspect interrogation --push, push him to breaking point.

      Nah, that won't work with his supporters: he will play the victim card. He only has two: bully and victim. But it may swing a few Independents.

      If she can't shut him up (for he will talk over her at every turn) she's screwed, cause he'll say she can't handle tough "negotiations".

      "She's weak and tired... so tired..did you see how tired she looked? those bags under her eyes, so many bags... She doesn't look well...I've heard things...just sayin'."

      Let's hope he's a no-show.

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  13. Anonymous7:23 PM

    Times are swiftly changing. The 9-5 job is no more. Everyone is making Money any way they can. Legitimate pyramid companies with great benefits are amazing. They are 20 yr olds earning lexuses including myself just by getting friends and acquaintances to buy skincare.

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    1. Anonymous8:18 PM

      Is that right. hahahahahaha
      Oh the stupid. Let us know how that turns out. You forgot your URL so we can find you.

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    2. Anonymous8:23 PM

      Thanks for reminding us that pyramid schemes never go out of style.

      There still is, and there always will be, a sucker born every minute.

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    3. Anonymous4:47 AM

      There is no such thing as a legitimate pyramid company. They are all scams.

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    4. Thank you Bristles for taking so much time out of your day to educate us readers at IM. (snark 😉 )
      But shouldn't you be taking care of your "husband", your kids all 4 or 5 of them and your parents (Dad from a snow machine and your Mom from rock running).
      I see your "husband" is also selling things on fb. You both seem to know the stats about the wonders of selling on line. To bad you don't know the rules about hash taging, so teenagers and gullible people understand that you are selling things (ask Kim K about the trouble she's in)

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  14. Anonymous8:18 PM

    "I think that in preparation for this debate Hillary should practice arguing with a middle school bully over which Saw movie is the least gay."
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    They are all gay as shit, in fact they some of the gayest movies around, except for Ben Hur (really, really, really gay) or Brokeback Mountain (truly gay, probably the actual 'gayest').

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  15. Anonymous8:49 PM

    FYI before the debates on MSNBC on Sept 7 - there is a back to back commander and chief forum with Clinton and Trump - a large veterans group put it together - heard about it first on Rachel Maddow - should be interesting (discussion topic will be global security and veterans)

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  16. Anonymous4:45 AM

    Of course little Donnie isn't preparing for the debates, he has no intention of debating the issues.

    He is just going to throw out his lies/insults to see what sticks and tell us how great he is.

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    1. Anonymous6:00 AM

      I know! Pick me! Pick me!
      "The greatest!"

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  17. Anonymous6:40 AM

    Ailes Is The Dominant Force

    ...Ailes is grouped with Rudy Giuliani and Chris Christie or in other cases with those two plus Laura Ingraham. For a host of reasons, which I'll explain below, I think everyone is understating Ailes' role as perhaps the key advisor on Trump's campaign as we move into the fall.

    A minor reason for thinking this is that Ailes is obviously newly freed up by not having the job he had for 20 years at Fox news. This likely explains some of the shift in Trump's strategy and public pronouncements. After all, Giuliani and Christie have been hovering around Trump for months. Trump's new form of concern trolling labelled as 'racial outreach' is also extremely Ailesian.

    Here's the big reason. Giuliani and Christie are not media or message strategists. Their personal inclinations are toward confrontation, which seems to be the opposite of what this 'moderate' (crazy to call it 'moderate', but whatever) is pressing Trump to do. But here's the key.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/ailes-is-the-dominant-force

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  18. Anonymous11:07 AM

    Several weeks ago I read a comment on another site that described him as having an asshole mouth. His son Eric too. Every single time I see them, I realize how very accurate that is.

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