Trump Hears Call To Speak At GOP Convention

Apparently, The Donald heard me:

Donald Trump said Monday that the GOP wants him to have a role at the Republican National Convention. “I know they want me to,” Trump said on “Fox & Friends” when asked if he planned on speaking at the convention in Tampa. “I’ll see what happens.”

I know I want him to.

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    Oh yes, the more Trump the better (5.00 / 2) (#2)
    by ruffian on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 01:34:13 PM EST
    Give Elizabeth Warren plenty to work with in her speech at the Dem convention.

    And Rick Santorum, too! (none / 0) (#11)
    by Demi Moaned on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 03:59:44 PM EST
    He was saying just the other day that he was sure he'd be invited. But neither of them is on the list just released.

    Ricky is still hoping for that Romney-Santorum (none / 0) (#13)
    by ruffian on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 04:17:38 PM EST

    He does meet what Ann Coulter oddly said is (none / 0) (#14)
    by ruffian on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 04:18:47 PM EST
    the biggest qualifier - he is not divorced.

    "...he is not divorced." (none / 0) (#15)
    by NYShooter on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 04:25:42 PM EST
    Unless, of course,

    we're talking, from reality.


    Uh-oh (none / 0) (#19)
    by shoephone on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 05:38:58 PM EST
    I guess that means Ann would reject St. Ronnie Reagan, were he running for president today.

    Remember, please, this is the crackpot who recently referred to John Kerry as a gigolo.


    Yes he is (none / 0) (#26)
    by jbindc on Tue Aug 07, 2012 at 07:40:15 AM EST
    Oh, dear Lord...it must be a call that's (5.00 / 2) (#4)
    by Anne on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 02:00:11 PM EST
    delivered at a frequency that only batsh!t crazy conservatives can hear...if Palin joins in, we'll know for sure.

    This GOP convention's shaping up to be a sh!tshow to beat all sh!tshows...

    [Brought to you by...Chik-fil-a, I'm sure]

    It wouldn't surprise me if ... (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 02:18:16 PM EST
    Dan Cathy was contracted by the RNC to do the convention catering, the way these yahoos are going.

    Dominos Too... (none / 0) (#8)
    by ScottW714 on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 02:59:16 PM EST
    Pretty sure Tom Monaghan & Dan Cathy are on the same page in regards to religion.

    Monaghan once told the WSJ that his mission in life was "To get as many people into Heaven as possible".

    He is developing a city in Florida for Catholics only, Rome(which is close to Naples),free of pornography and contraception.



    I actually think (none / 0) (#23)
    by gyrfalcon on Tue Aug 07, 2012 at 01:04:30 AM EST
    that's not at all unlikely.

    It will get crowded (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by Politalkix on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 02:21:40 PM EST
    Here is the list that has been announced so far.

    For foreign policy(1) John (Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran) McCain
    (2) Condi (We don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud) Rice.

    To speak to real Americans
    (1) Mike Huckabee

    To speak to others
    (1) Nikki (jobless need to pass drug test to receive benefits) Haley
    (2) Susanna Martinez

    Health Care
    (1) Rick Scott

    Economic Policy
    (1) John Kasich
    (2) Paul Ryan

    Mittens still has to find slots for the Thrilla from Wasilla, Sarah, Bible Spice Michelle, Little Ricky, Crazy Uncle Ron, 9-9-9 Hermann, silver tongued Newt, exorcist Jindal, heart stopper Christie and 9-11 Giuliani to warm up the crowd. But I will still root for speaking time for the Donald!

    You can't read that list (5.00 / 2) (#16)
    by NYShooter on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 04:28:56 PM EST
    and not immediately think, "The Onion."

    What was it Lily Tomlin said a few years back... (5.00 / 1) (#17)
    by unitron on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 04:58:53 PM EST
    ...about trying to be a cynic but not being able to keep up?

    The staff at the Onion must go nuts trying to stay ahead of these people on the crazy and whacky curve.


    Having Governor Rick Scott (5.00 / 2) (#20)
    by KeysDan on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 08:13:37 PM EST
    speak on health care is like hearing about crime from Al Capone--Al knew lot about the topic and made a lot of money off the endeavor, but, he somehow does just doesn't seem the right choice. Scott, was forced to resign as CEO and Chairman of Columbia/HCA, one of the largest for profit heath care providers, after a raid by federal agents on corporate offices resulted in the company admitting to 14 felonies for Medicare fraud. It cost Columbia/HCA over $1 billion in fines and costs--the largest fine at the time and since. Scott left the company with a platinum parachute and started another health care firm, Solantic. And, of course, his experience and expertise suited him well to become governor of Florida, a state with a large proportion of citizens who are on Medicare.

    Way too many (none / 0) (#24)
    by gyrfalcon on Tue Aug 07, 2012 at 01:06:52 AM EST
    Very few of these people are going to end up with primetime slots the networks will carry with their scaled-back convention coverage.

    Their REALLY BIG problem is going to be choosing among that bunch of egomaniacs for the high-profile slots.


    I though maybe the whole (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by Ga6thDem on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 04:04:53 PM EST
    clown car got too crowded during the primary. I guess the clown train is going to keep on rolling...

    I watched (none / 0) (#1)
    by lentinel on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 01:25:40 PM EST
    the trailer to the new film, "You've been Trumped".

    In it, as Trump is planning his golf courses at the expense of the local residents and habitat, he comments that one of the residents lives, "like a pig".

    As he is saying that, his mouth and his nose crinkle and the rest of his face exudes a definite pinkish hue. He takes on the absolutely eerie visage of a real life pig. Porky incarnate.

    That resident sure was stupid (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by NYShooter on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 02:04:21 PM EST
    not to have been born into a millionaire's family. If he had, he might also have enjoyed driving his inherited business into bankruptcy as his detractor, "Sow Mouth Trump," did.. The Donald, having done so during the greatest real estate boom in our history, only added to his reputation of being cursed with an incredible incompetence, and a malignant hubris.

    Ironically, the outsized scope of his ineptitude ended up working in his favor. Since the magnitude of his bankruptcy was so huge, totaling many billions of dollars, the banks couldn't simply take such a large loss in a normal fashion. They basically let him keep his name, but they took away everything else: his planes, yachts.....all his toys, and put him on an allowance while his businesses were placed into receivership, and competent management.

    His story is actually much worse than you can tell in a short blog post but suffice to say his only asset today consists of the freak nature his name has for the curious money-is-no-object crowd, and, of course, as an infomercial barker on TV.

    But, you got to give this character some credit; who would have the cajones to go bankrupt at the same time he publishes a book titled, "the art of the deal?"    

    As if Mitt doesn't have enough "Losers For Romney."


    "Malignant hubris" (none / 0) (#21)
    by gyrfalcon on Tue Aug 07, 2012 at 12:58:40 AM EST
    That's absolutely perfect.

    So The Donald was/is "too big to fail," eh?


    Bill Moyers interviewed the filmaker (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by DFLer on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 03:01:15 PM EST

    Trump sezs:

    DONALD TRUMP: His property is terribly maintained. It's slum-like, it's disgusting. He's got stuff thrown all over the place. He lives like a pig. And I did say that. And I'm an honest guy. And I speak honestly, and I think that's why some people like me and some people probably don't like me. But I think he'd do himself a great service if he fixed up his property. And I'm not talking money. It's not a question of money, it's a question of a little manual labor.

    A visit to the farm in question shows nothing like that of course, just a normal working farm. What a complete creep and jerk. (new Olympic weightlifting sport)


    "And the trumpet shall sound": (none / 0) (#3)
    by oculus on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 01:55:31 PM EST
    From Handel's "Messiah"*

    *Here's my gripe with this type of video.  No attribution as to the conductor, orchestra, bass soloist and/or trumpet soloist.  

    Sounds like you may want to join PETM (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by DFLer on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 03:03:20 PM EST
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Musicians

    John Shirley-Quirk (5.00 / 1) (#22)
    by gyrfalcon on Tue Aug 07, 2012 at 01:03:28 AM EST
    If you haven't heard him sing it, well, you haven't heard it sung.  He's on Colin Davis's long-ago recording of Messiah.

    I had the great privilege of singing Messiah with Davis and Shirley-Quirk some years later, and although it isn't the most beautiful voice in the world, he was almost too compelling a singer in this piece to bear.  I gather he is/was a fervent believer himself, so that explains part of it.  (I'm not a believer, but his singing could bring me darn close.)


    Thank you. So LSO and William Lang, (none / 0) (#25)
    by oculus on Tue Aug 07, 2012 at 01:29:36 AM EST
    trumpet.  Gramaphone

    That's the one (none / 0) (#27)
    by gyrfalcon on Tue Aug 07, 2012 at 03:33:12 PM EST
    It's also an absolutely revelatory reading of the piece, especially if all you know is the heavy-handed, lugubrious versions that have been de rigeur for so long.

    Davis to me strikes the perfect middle ground between the "early music" crowd who play it all as nearly emotionless, light as a feather stuff, and the encrusted 19th century tradition.

    If you get the recording, listen, among other things, for the way the chorus sings "All we like sheep have gone astray," with the phrase sort of wandering off distractedly at the end.  Fantastic.  There's lots of that kind of thing in Davis's reading.  He actually sat down and looked at the way the composer set the text!  Revolutionary!


    I have the Robert Shaw recording. (none / 0) (#28)
    by oculus on Tue Aug 07, 2012 at 05:52:17 PM EST
    The trumpeter splits the high note in his big chance to shine.  

    Don't get me started (none / 0) (#29)
    by gyrfalcon on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 01:01:43 PM EST
    on Robert Shaw.

    My father, a music scholar, went to his famous choral tour with the B-Minor Mass waaayyyy back when, and sniffed afterwards, "Eine kleine Nachtgloria."

    My heart goes out to the trumpet guy, though.  If it isn't a live recording, the face that it ended up on the recording means he couldn't over the course of many takes and several days do it without flubbing.  Utterly humiliating.


    I love your father's comment. Was he (none / 0) (#30)
    by oculus on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 04:40:29 PM EST
    an academic musicologist?

    No, he was an academic (none / 0) (#31)
    by gyrfalcon on Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 05:49:38 PM EST
    German language and literature guy, but with a major interest in music, particularly the way composers use text, and published two books on the subject.

    He was also a very good amateur musician (pianist and organist) and had actually once conducted a big performance of the B-Minor in his youth, so had some fairrrrly strong opinions about the way it should go.  (Davis's Messiah recording is about where my dad was with pre-romantic music performance ideas.)

    He was also a very funny man.  Gone now 30-plus years, and I miss him acutely sometimes.


    I don't care what he hears... (none / 0) (#18)
    by unitron on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 05:01:11 PM EST
    ...as long as I don't have to hear (see, or hear about) him.