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  • Hannity and Gingrich on Trump

    Posted by Michael Hiteshew on June 8th, 2016 (All posts by )

    HannityGingrichGingrich: Trump’s pivot speech a big step in right direction

    Interesting comments from Sean and Newt on what Donald Trump needs to do in order to win the election. To sum up:

    Focus on the economy.

    Think big, make big proposals.

    Stay disciplined, show he can be president.

    Oddly, this dovetails with a conversation I had last night with a coworker. He’s a 40-ish, pony-tailed engineer of Indian extraction who was born in Guyana and emigrated to the US to live and work. He was watching Hillary’s triumphant speech on CNN at the gym last night and we ended up in a long conversation about society and politics.  I had him pegged as a leftist and was surprised to hear him start discussing what Trump needed to do in order to win. The above three points were all things he mentioned. He shocked me even more when he finished up by saying if Trump can impress the electorate with a hopeful vision and behave like he can be trusted with the presidency, he thought he would win very big in November. Anecdotal but interesting.

    Update: Here’s the speech to which they are referring.

     

    18 Responses to “Hannity and Gingrich on Trump”

    1. DirtyJobsGuy Says:

      Wishful thinking. The advice is for Donald to behave like a professional businessman not an ego starved rich kid. His behavior was neither wise nor appropriate and if his goal is be become president an absolute disaster. Trump fails the basic tests of discipline and good management (which supports my opinion, shared by Mark Cuban, that he is a poor businessman) required of a politician, businessman and a man currently subject to actions at law.

      Just blowing your stack is bad for anyone, but disqualifiying for President.

    2. djf Says:

      “. . . if Trump can impress the electorate with a hopeful vision and behave like he can be trusted with the presidency, he thought he would win very big in November.”

      Why should anyone expect Trump to do things that he has never done before and that seem completely contrary to his self-centered nature?

    3. Jonathan Says:

      Why should anyone expect Trump to do things that he has never done before and that seem completely contrary to his self-centered nature?

      I don’t expect it. I’m hoping against experience for it.

    4. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      Just blowing your stack is bad for anyone, but disqualifiying for President.

      Are you unaware of Hillary’s legendary intemperance, by contrast? From what I’ve read, the entire WH lived in fear of her temper tantrums. That’s in addition to her pathological lying, incompetence and corruption.

      Why should anyone expect Trump to do things that he has never done before and that seem completely contrary to his self-centered nature?

      By comparison to Hillary, Trump is a model of competence, transparency, forthrightness, vision and leadership.

    5. Roy Lofquist Says:

      Michael, your friend is right.

      Before I get into that let me say that in my world Trump would not be the nominee. Of course in my world I’d be dating Cindy Crawford and cruising the Mediterranean on DeCaprio’s yacht. I visit my world occasionally, in the wee hours, and a half empty bottle.

      This is a time of change. This is not new. It happens about once a generation in America. This is a “throw the bums out” election. Things ain’t going well. It’s time to put the old guard out to pasture and see if new blood can get us back on track.

      “Make America Great Again” is a sweet song. Skewering the pompous and haughty is great theater. Trump fights dirty. So what. They had it coming. It looks like the only way to get them to pay attention to the people is to hit them upside the head with a two by four.

      To get some inkling of what is blowing in the wind add together the votes of Trump and Sanders so far. The Sanders crowd are clamoring for socialism. They have no idea what that is but Bernie is running on it. And mostly the last thing they want in this world is Hillary.

      Great fun.

    6. Anonymous Says:

      When we hear concerns about Trump, those with a camera and microphone in front of them, that support Trump, should continuously remind the viewers and listeners what preceded Trump. How the dismantling of the civilized world continues as he campaigns. The mass importation of barbarians, the open borders, the deal to provide the worlds leading financier of terrorism with a nuclear weapons, racist mobs attacking voters (that have ties to the regime), and on and on.

      Two of his opponents in the race have ties to communism. The regime itself, does. Communism is destroying lives in real time just across the Gulf Of Mexico. The sitting president’s past is still a mystery. He continues to make inflammatory remarks about those he’s sworn to protect. Not just another election cycle. Why keep pretending?

    7. Exasperated Says:

      Wow, despite a grotesque and cringe worthy campaign, millions still prefer Trump. He leads among those who prefer to preserve what is unique about America, who prefer to preserve the American Bill of Rights, and who prefer American sovereignty. What does that say about the other candidates? Anyone could have coopted the Trump message, but they didn’t. Why? The usual suspects, the paymasters who finance campaigns, were not about to ante up to promote that message.

    8. Jason In LA Says:

      The only way an incompetent such as Hillary could ever be elected President is if she ran against a completely competent bozo. And they found a way to make that happen. She’s currently given a 75% chance of victory by people who are placing their money down. Unless the Dems completely bungle their convention this election is already over.

    9. Roy Lofquist Says:

      Jason, we have a friendly poker game Friday nights. Would you care to join?

    10. Mike K Says:

      If Hillary wins, I think there could be a serious look at secession by Texas and some other southwestern states.

      Michael Lotus and Jim Bennett predicted something like it in their book.

      HuffPo thinks it would be a good idea.

      Of course, they are clueless about what makes an economy work.

      Frequent executions, including of mentally ill and challenged citizens.

      Texas leads the nation in number of executions, with 503 since 1976, including 14 thus far in 2013.

      Some might consider that a plus.

      Of course, they were pushing Abortion Barbie.

      The Supreme Court would likely be opposed.

      During his first Inaugural Address, President Abraham Lincoln declared that “no state, upon its own mere notion, can lawfully get out of the Union…in view of the Constitution and the laws, the Union is unbroken”.

      After the war, the Supreme Court endorsed Lincoln’s view on the constitutionality of secession. In 1868 Texas was a party to a case before the Court, Texas v. White, where the Court ruled that “when Texas became one of the United States, she entered into an indissoluble relation.” The Court put to rest any 10th amendment claims that states retain the right to leave the Union as they please, as Chief Justice Salmon Chase wrote that the Constitution, “in all its provisions, looks to an indestructible Union.”

      If Hillary is elected, I think the possibility is there. Leftists that are economic illiterates would probably agree.

    11. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      HuffPo thinks it would be a good idea.

      I saw a photo recently of the editorial staff of HuffPo. It was a long table of 20-something girls. Not kidding. I wouldn’t put too much stock in what the editors of HuffPo think is a good idea.

    12. Mike K Says:

      ” I wouldn’t put too much stock in what the editors of HuffPo think is a good idea.”

      But I think it is an indicator of what a lot of young people think and believe. They are the same ones who don’t know who the combatants in WWII are.

    13. TangoMan Says:

      The only benefit of a Texas secession is that it would weaken the union and increase the odds of further secessions. That said, I assign very low odds of social improvement to geographic secession. You’re still going to have liberals and conservatives battling each other, you’re still going to have to deal with black and Hispanic dysfunction.

      What we need is a humane Big Sort and only then do we pull the trigger on secession but if we can pull that off then we might be able to salvage a union by really amping up state’s rights to the point where internal migration can be controlled.

    14. Bill Jones Says:

      What sort of moron listens to treasonous cucks like Hannity and Gingrich?

    15. Mr Black Says:

      What a surprise that the professional political class advises Trumpmto act just like they do, despite theirappaling record of failure. Trump should double downand plow on ahead. He crushed the field because he stopped playing PC games. To give up that unique spirit would be to admit surrender to it.

    16. dearieme Says:

      “Hold your nose and vote for Trump” remains my advice. Hell’s bells, the alternative is little Mrs Evil.

    17. Anonymous Says:

      Gingrich is angling for VP. If he gets to that, my support for Trump will largely evaporate.

      Not that it matters as I have no vote, but that weasel scares me almost as much as the Hildabeast.

    18. East Anglian Says:

      If Gingrich is chosen as VP candidate every position he ever took that was the same as Hillary’s on big Trump issues like trade, immigration and stupid foreign wars will be shoved in Trump’s face right up until the election. That would make it easier for Hillary to be on permanent offence and difficult for Trump to convince the public that he is a genuine alternative to the ruling class.