I’m actually on sabbatical at an undisclosed location this semester, with only a few formal duties, but the one thing I have to turn up to tomorrow coincides with this:
Word started leaking out in Las Vegas earlier that Donald Trump’s “major announcement” is to back Newt Gingrich, and sources are confirming it to POLITICO.
The announcement is expected to come at an 11:30 a.m. press conference tomorrow that The Donald is holding.
Public Republican crazy is only the thing that stands up between us and actual total rule by Republican crazy so….Bring. It. On.
Also too: is there a chance Newt will go birther on us?
In a similar vein, TPM had a big all-caps REPORT in their livewire section, “Sharron Angle to endorse Rick Santorum.” Sharron Angle, really? Were there even any Republicans waiting breathlessly for that proclamation? I get that it’s all tactical and shit to keep the crazies out in the open, but I do sometimes wish everyone would just ignore bloated idiots like Trump and Angle and not give a fuck what they have to say about anything.
Keep up Doug. It’s all about Hopey applying to Occidental as an international student now.
Mitt should have held out on releasing his tax info until Hopey showed all his edjumacation records.
Or some such. Heard it just today from a disappointed Romney supporter.
But you Newt dream remains ALIVE!
Newt will create the line between painfully obvious dog whistle and light accusation.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
Only if the thought floats through his fevered haid like a butterfly through the sight line of an eight week old labrador puppy.
The question, I think, is does Trump have more of an effect than Sarah Palin, which would be funny. Trump is no Sheldon Adelson, however. I wonder if he has enough cash to finance a commercial in Reno, much less a whole SuperPAC.
Risky move. If all of the bloated idiots in public life were ignored it would result in 75% unemployment in the media industries. Paying attention to them accounts for many lucrative careers in radio, TV and print.
You mean to say that with all the bullshit emanating from Newt’s mouth he hasn’t managed to go birther yet? I am disappointed in him; we all know he is capable of so much more in the way of crazy.
haha..I just mentioned the possibility of a Newt/Sarah third party run. A Newt/Trump ticket would be more entertaining. How many marriages between them? Trump could teach a class in how to make money while declaring bankruptcy for the umpteenth time. Good Times.
It’s at the top of AJC.com… This development is awesome.
I look forward to Chuck Todd, who is so concerned about Colbert demeaning the process, telling us how Trump’s endorsement is so very important. I imagine this means Trump will be on tv 24/7 for the next few weeks. This actually is good news for Romney, and I hate to see that.
The gop primary is like an episode of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” — the story arc just gets freakier and freakier.
Will Trump give Newt the secret of The Hair? I really think that if Newt adopted The Hair, he’d be unstoppable. Just like Samson.
It’s all about the publicity. Newt Gingrich will say anything (and possibly, do anything, though this hasn’t really been field-tested yet) to stay in front of the cameras. The Donald has found a kindred spirit.
If this news is true, I am worried. The Donald’s and Callista’s hairdos join forces? What can stand before that onslaught?
Might be bad news for Democrats.
@clayton: That would be a great strategy. Refuse to release your tax returns until the other guy releases his college applications. A winner for sure. Even more powerful than McCain’s decision to make Bill Ayers his closing argument.
So weird of Trump–he was only just in a huddle with some money guys, I thought, about an independent run, which I guess is still his “I won’t be ignored” reserve card.
I am completely uninterested in Donald Trump’s endorsement of Gingrich insofar as “like attracts like” and Gingrich is already supported by another casino owner. I’m more interested in Trump’s motive with Gingrich–endorse? Meh. Subsidize? Ah! Show me the money!
This whole thing is so unbelievable. I don’t think we should have to treat them like a real political party anymore.
Birther’s too (for lack of a better word) crude for Newt. He, I think, gets a massive thrill out of wink wink deniability. Because he’s gross.
@Steve: I really wish Romney would have adopted that position. It would have shown, much like Perry did, that these Goopers are just listening to the freaks.
Alas. Romney didn’t do it.
Gin & Tonic
Doesn’t he have a TV program coming up that he has to flog? Here’s another way to get free advertising for it.
They should make their own movie out of it. It couldn’t be a bigger clusterfuck than Lethal Weapon 5. Hilarious.
Hmm, made a post with no dirty words or spam pharma phrases but am moderated. So very confused about the filter here. Just talking about casino owners.
Is casino the secret word? Divide a hundred dollars. Quack?
You can’t post about *asinos. Or their owners who are olitacal ontributors without being pam-filtered. Apparently.
Are you in Dick Cheney’s bunker?
An endorsement by The Donald for Newt would be another popcorn episode. However, in real terms it wouldn’t be worth a dime unless it comes with a cool 5 Million cash infusion for Newt’s Superpac.
Any bets on whether The Donald would put any cash at this order of magnitude on the table?
Quaker in a Basement
Gingrich, run out of town by the House Ethics Committee, has the endorsement of congressional felon Duke Cunningham.
Gingrich, serial adulterer, has the endorsement of serial adulterer Herman Cain.
Gingrich, self-regarding narcissist, wins the endorsement from Donald Trump.
Sweet sufferin’ catfish! What else will it take for folks to stop taking this man seriously?
“Any bets on whether The Donald would put any cash at this order of magnitude on the table?”
Trump due for another bankruptcy? That will be key. Anyone know?
Gin & Tonic
OT, but I’m seeing reports that Angelo Dundee has died. Forget your Paternos, Angelo knew how to get performance from an athlete.
Olivia fig-Newton. Wonder what ever happened to her.
I”m thinking of doing an all ONJ post title day, or even week, soon. There’s lots of good material in Physical and I Honestly Love You
I’ve always liked her, I’m not sure why.
@SRW1: trumpster and nootster are gas-bags, not money-bags when it comes to laying down the chip$.
We need a lot more straight-up mockery of Republican asshattery like this:
Fairfax Senator Janet Howell seeks “A littly gender equality” with abortion bill
She does have a very sweet voice.
There’s also the Grease soundtrack, and the one about the jukebox. (“please mister, please, don’t play B17….”)
My guess is a Venn diagram, the circle comprising people who would vote for Newt because Trump told them to would sit entirely inside the circle of current Newt supporters.
@trollhattan: This is all about noot and his ‘circle of supporters’ pissing on robme and his ‘supporters’ in the other venn diagram circle.
I forgot about please, mister please. It was our song, it was his song, now it’s over.
Sarah Palin just sat bolt upright. “Todd, Todd! I just felt a disturbance in the Griftforce!”
DougJ is a prof?
For some reason I think Trump’s endorsement of Newt just reinforces the likelihood of Newt going third party. Could just be wishful thinking.
So you’re staying at Trump International Hotel & Tower, Las Vegas during your “sabbatical”?
At least you aren’t wasting money on mutant fruit flies.
Fucen Pneumatic Fuck Wrench Tarmal
we may not have peak wingnut, but angriest newt may be upon us. hide the pets, hide the children, do not answer the phone, or the door, if startled do not run upstairs,and grab some popcorn.
It would be uncivil of me to hope that he is in Dick Cheney’s bunk, slipping a claymore under his pillow. So I won’t.
Endorsing Gingrich at this point is the wise grifter move, which is why it’s so predictable that Trump and Palin would be offering their support. Being part of the losing team has its financial advantages without any of the responsibilities. Trump can double his teevee appearances by slaming President Obama and Romney. And no matter who wins the General, Trump remains the outraged outsider.
@SRW1: Depends. Whats the advertising budget for the new season of the Apprentice? Because otherwise, I doubt Trump has that much cash to spend on anything. He is always leveraged to the extreme.
Depends. Can it give him head?
@Jim, Foolish Literalist:
Trump aired an ad in Reno, just to watch it die.
@dogwood: Yes, Donald Trump will bring the Republican primary race all the gravitas it was lacking.
CNN is reporting that the original report was in error: that Trump will actually be endorsing Romney.
The birthers having mostly given up on the “he was born in Kenya” argument, they have now moved on to the “he’s not a natural born citizen because both parents must be born in the US.” I find it shocks them to learn that The Donald’s mother was born in Scotland. It does not necesarily prevent them from struggling to find a distinction, but it does trouble them. At least until they recall that Scotland is a White Country.
Similarly, it does not trouble them that both of Jackson’s parents were born in Ireland, and that five other Presidents had one foreign-born parent, because none of them were African.
What kind of useless horseshit post is this. First of all, who cares who Chump and his comb over endorse. Second of all, your “rumor has it” source which is probably some other pathetic blogger who kinda sorta knows how to use Google in his parents basement is well…..WRONG.
So much fail sauce in one pathetic little blog post.