October 24, 2012, - 1:48 pm
Disappointed that Donald Trump’s “bombshell” about Barack Obama was a nothing? If so, then you haven’t been paying attention to Trump’s antics. Everything he does is for self-promotion and for largely a decade, it’s been about promoting his crappy reality show, “The Apprentice,” a new season of which is starting soon. On Monday, a very smart and astute reader (whom I respect a great deal), sent me a link to a Washington Times story on Trump’s announcement that he was gonna make another announcement today that will really turn people against Barack Obama (the reader didn’t say he believed it, just sent me the link). Here is my response to the reader:
From: Debbie Schlussel firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: Donald+Trump+says+he’ll+drop+political+bombshell+on+Obama+-+Washington+Times
I saw that and don’t believe it. He’s a blowhard who needs ratings and attention for his latest “The Apprentice” show. If he had a bombshell, he’d drop it without warning.
And I was right. Not exactly Einstein or Nostradamus stuff here if you’ve followed Trump’s “boy who cried wolf” antics for virtually his entire career. He’s the biggest tease in America. Or, rather, the biggest tease in America with a yellow bird’s nest growing on his head and an ego that even Kryptonite wouldn’t dent. He has a new season of the low-rated “Apprentice” to pimp. And he’ll say anything to remain in the public eye to promote it, since “The Apprentice” is really his only successful business. The guy is an attention whore. Period.
And the same goes for Gloria Allred, who is even more predictable than the extremely predictable Trump. Frankly, the greatest reality show ever would be to drop her and Trump and Rosie O’Donnell on a deserted island and turn off the cameras forever. I think of them the way I think of Shi’ite and Sunni Muslims. Let them kill each other and let allah sort it out.
Allred’s claimed bombshell that she predicted would hurt Romney in a big way was some nothing attempt to unseal some testimony that Mitt Romney gave, backing his friend in a divorce case. So what? I’m not a big Romney fan, but I admire anyone who backs his/her friends in troubled times. It says a lot about him, and we know that, while he’s definitely not the ideal candidate, personally Mitt Romney has a record as an adult of being a decent guy to those in need.
I doubt there’s anything in that testimony that would do anything to ding Romney, short of his admitting he committed rape and murder, which isn’t the case.
Whenever I hear of or see these two clowns, Trump and Allred, I laugh and sigh. And sometimes post about it on this site. They provide endless material. But not in the way I’m sure they intended. On the other hand, it probably is the way they intended, since they just want attention. And that’s always been and always will be their only motive in anything they do.
Blowhards will continue to blow hard. It’s just what they do. There’s never anything of value in it, though. Or any news.
Whenever anyone tells me about some impending October surprise, including the Israeli bombing of Iran that never happened and won’t in October (or early November), I just suppress a laugh. “October surprise” is like bigfoot or a bucket full of golden coins at the end of the rainbow.
They just don’t exist.
The only thing surprising about an “October surprise” is that people still think they will actually be surprised.
Tags: Barack Obama, clowns, Donald Trump, Gloria Allred, Mitt Romney, October surprise, The Apprentice