Friday, July 31, 2015

Sealing The Deal

It seams that the Donald is issuing his political manifesto on the same day as the first Republican debate.  All the other candidates no doubt have teams of aids pouring over its every word trying to devise the best angles of attack. (And no doubt colluding amongst themselves to coordinate the attacks.)

No one ever rightly accused Trump of being stupid, so I can well imagine that the decision to re-release this book, originally published in 2011, is a clever faint. Neither can I imagine him coming to the debate with out a clever, and hopefully disarming, trick or two up his sleeve.

I can only hope that he would outline how career politicians who make promises one the campaign trail and them promptly ignore them once elected the greatest obstacle to getting anything done in Congress and then announcement that his first legislative proposal would be to send a comprehensive bill to Congress for a Constitutional amendment creating strict term limits for Congress and the Senate.  And by that I mean VERY strict limits such as no more than 4 terms in the House, with no more then two being consecutive.  No more than 2 terms in the Senate, again non-consecutive. Then throw in a restriction that no sitting member of either chamber may be a candidate for either a seat in the other chamber or the Presidency until their present term has expired and one full election cycle has passed.

The hope of ridding ourselves of the bane of career political parasites like the Bushes and Clintons and name most any sitting Senator or House member, will attract even more voters to his candidacy.

Just watching the ensuing apoplexy and forcing them to scramble to try and respond without the benefit of consultation with advisors or study groups would be worth the price of admission.

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