This is getting more than a little weird. Barack Obama, right on consecutive days. I thought lightning couldn't strike in the same place twice.
But then, I keep forgetting that he's a demigod:
Donald Trump might be the GOP front-runner, but he won't succeed him in office, says Barack Obama.
"He's the classic reality TV character and at this early stage it's not surprising that he's gotten a lot of attention," Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday on Sixty Minutes.
"I think that he is a great publicity seeker at a time when the Republican Party hasn't really figured out what it's for as opposed to what it's against," Obama told CBS News' Steve Kroft. "I think that he has tapped into something that exists in the Republican Party that's real.
O isn't wrong about that, Tea Party Trumpsters. He is "the classic reality TV character". He is a "publicity-seeker". Trump has the biggest negatives in the GOP field. His over-the-top caricaturized faux immigration stance would doom him with Dems and "independents". Anybody in the Democrat field would wipe up the Electoral College with him. And I do mean anybody,
And The One isn't wrong about the GOP not knowing what it's for, other than Tea Partiers destroying the "establishment" and vice versa. Heck, Tea Party Trumpsters no longer care about conservative principles anymore anyway. For them it's just about flipping off the people they hate.
Which yields idiotic tweets like this one:
First of all, Trump wouldn't say that. Second of all, Trump would not have "fired" Obama because they won't be running against each other. And even if they were, Trump defeating Obama would constitute the latter being "fired" by the American electorate, which didn't "fire" him when it had the chance three years ago. And if Trump and Obama did run against each other, Trump would get destroyed, again, worse than any other "hopeful" in the GOP field.
Does it matter in the slightest to Dan H. Rothschild what Trump stands for, what he believes, his long history as a leftwing Democrat? Sure doesn't come across in that bit of social media fecality. And, again, these are all things that TPers used to care about. But not anymore.
Red Barry was right about one other thing, just for the record:
Asked if he thought he himself could be re-elected if not constitutionally barred from a third term, Obama replied: "Yes. I do."
And so do I.
Run John Boehner against him and Tea Partiers would march to the polls with O-swoosh tattoos on their foreheads.