15 thoughts on “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

  1. The hypocrisy of this act of Carly’s is prime. She ran her entire campaign hating the gender card, never asking for favors as a woman like she says Hillary did, yet she jumps at Ted’s offer to be the token woman to play off Trump’s negatives for women? That’s rich.

    1. I won’t hold it against you that you were once a Cruz fan. You are still welcome here. But geez what was it about Lyin’ Ted that appealed to you? No judgement here.
      I’m half watching the announcement and I see only children in the stands. Is there any audience?
      I liked Carly early on but she was a broken record. Unable to really go beyond her one message. I wonder why she so despises Trump?

      1. Before the campaign, the general sense of him was he was a bad-ass in the senate, which was a good thing, to me, in a body filled with milquetoasts. When I watched him call out Mitch McConnell on the senate floor, I thought , “wow, we need more people like that to shake up this country club”. Now, I realize there’s a difference between a bad-ass and a dick.

  2. I’m trying to watch the “major announcement” by Ted and I can’t watch. He’s evoked God and used the word blessed so many times already. He’s so bad.

    1. You’ll love this then. Social media is LOL at how long Cruz is talking.

      ———-
      The year is 3015.

      Robots roam the world looking for human survivors of the Great Purge.

      Cruz is still introducing Fiorina.

  3. Totally baffling to this female non-Republican.

    For one thing, I don’t know why Cruz thinks this is a productive moment to talk about his veep pick, whoever it may be.

    For another, I cannot believe anyone — male or female — who is leaning towards Cruz feels the need to see a woman on the ticket with him.

    For the third, did the R powers-that-be learn nothing from the Sarah Palin misadventure in 2008?

    I know that some people find Palin admirable and/or inspiring, so I will refrain from nastiness, but — to borrow a wonderful phrase from my own state’s former R governor and intermittent candidate for president, Mike Huckabee — let’s just say she was not suitable material to be “a chicken bone away” from the Office of President.

    Palin was inadequately vetted, but fresh and new. Fiorina is not fresh and new. I happen to have a lot of respect for Fiorina’s accomplishments, but they clearly did not register as meaningful to people in the early primary campaigning. So why would they matter now?

    Please advise.

    1. You’ve been reading this blog longer than just about anyone so you should know by now I’m hardly a traditional Republican and hardly a traditional female.

      For me, Palin was a joke, a total embarrassment. Listening to her voice makes my head ache. I didn’t like McCain’s politics to begin with but when he chose Palin, I thought he went over to the dark side.

      That out of the way, I agree with you about Fiorina. As a matter of fact, I was texting a friend about this subject when your comment binged in. He thought I said that TRUMP selected Fiorina as his running mate and when I recovered from that thought, I responded by saying Trump is too much of a winner (politics aside, I mean that he thinks like a winner) that’d he’d never chose a loser (and by loser I mean Fiorina lost in California and lost out on running for President). She and Cruz are a double loser match made in heaven.

      1. In 2008 I might have voted for McCain, actually. My respect for him went beyond his Viet Nam experience and had a lot to do with his willingness to admit error and bad judgement (e.g., the Charles Keating / S & L issues of the 80s), to deviate — loudly — from the “official” party line whenever he wanted to, and to change his POV on something when the available facts changed. All rather staggering leaps for a career politician.

        But it all went out the window when he accepted the choice of Palin as his running mate. I always had the feeling that the Karl Rove crew foisted Palin on him, and for some reason he deferred to them … and the reason was probably related to the not-good aspects of his temperament. In my mind he was likely cranky, or pissed off, or preoccupied, and just said something like “all right, all right, STFU, go ahead already.” Oops.

        So, EOS, what’s with this winners – and – losers language? You may choose to vote for Donald Trump, but I believe you are too smart to subscribe to his worldview.

        1. McCain may have admitted mistakes here and there but for the most part he’s a career politician like all the others and doesn’t know when to retire. He has the same good old boy nature that Biden has but his judgement calls are plain wrong.

          I agree that Rove was the decider and I agree that McCain should have Just Said No. By the way, I don’t know anyone who finds Palin admirable – at least no one in my immediate sphere likes her.

          As for winner and loser – I actually like much of Trump’s worldview. I was gone all day so I didn’t see his foreign policy speech and I’m sure it’s been picked apart by all sorts of Dem and R vultures, but I did read this and I like what he said [Trump] said he’d shake the rust off America’s foreign policy and said he would outline a vision for a U.S. foreign policy “that replaces randomness with purpose, ideology with strategy and chaos with peace.

          There is NO doubt in my mind that first and foremost Trump loves America. He didn’t need to run for president. He chose to because he saw how America has become a follower, not a leader. There are some things that I don’t like about Trump but nothing that would stop me from voting for him. Hillary is insufferable. Bernie is wrong on all his policies but at least the man is sincere and true to his values. Hillary’s values change with the wind of the polls.

  4. I don’t believe Carly views herself as a token but as someone who is electable as VP on her own merits.
    She may be the only one who thinks that, though.
    As for Cruz, what was he thinking? Was McCain’s selection of Palin so long ago that he has forgotten what that did for the GOP?
    Smart women don’t vote for a female candidate just because she’s a woman. And, in spite of how Trump is portrayed as being against women recent elections show an awful lot of women voted for him. I did.

    1. I’m SURE Carly doesn’t think of herself as a token. That’s the saddest part of the whole story. No one around her said Carly don’t?
      The media doesn’t want to admit that there ARE smart women who vote for Trump. But we know that’s just not true. Yay you!

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