The Trump Fallacy

Here’s the thing about Trump. He has no moral compass and “truth” is an “it depends” variable in his life. The reason there are so many “gotcha” questions about what he stands for is because he doesn’t stand for anything. Everyone changes his/her mind once in awhile and people sometimes even forget things that they have said. But Trump pathologically denies even audio, visual or printed evidence of what he has said. He cannot actually “lead” because his vision of the world is a defensive posture against things that he cannot control. And being President requires functioning in a world sometimes out of your control and molding it by collaborating, learning and growing. He has not demonstrated those qualities. Ever. fedupwithdonaldtrump.com is a place to express your opinion.

Trump: Never met a rule he wouldn’t break if it benefitted him

From Time Inc.:

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump broke the rules set by Fox News at Thursday’s GOP debate, consulting with his campaign manager during a commercial break.

Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s campaign manager, went on stage to speak with the businessman at the first commercial break, violating Fox’s rule that candidates would not be allowed to have contact with their campaigns, CNN reported on Saturday, citing rival campaign sources.

The anonymous sources said Trump has consulted with his campaign manager backstage at previous debates, even though it was forbidden. Thursday was more extreme, they said, because Lewandowski met with Trump on stage.

Lewandowski refused to leave the stage when asked, so the network allowed the other campaigns to consult with their candidates as well.

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The long and inevitable descent of Donald Trump

Frankly, the act is getting boring.  He is like an actor doing a role for the umpteenth time.  At some point, between the personal insecurities that drive him to be inhumanly confident and his lack of a moral center, he will jump the shark.  At the same time, his core of “committeds” who answer criticisms of him with “I don’t care” will have to face the reality that his rhetoric is empty, his knowledge base shallow and the inconsistencies of his positions will drive away those that they need to elect him.  While he will not slink away, he will have become so offensive, so preposterous that enough people will throw up their hands and “say enough” and vote for someone else or simply not vote.  The Trump 2016 movement will join the ranks of Trump Vodka, Trump Mortgage, Trump ties, Trump casinos, Trump Airlines and Trump University, sad testimonies to a shallow man with ideas bigger than his abilities.  Time to express your opinion at fedupwithdonaldtrump.com.

If you think that Trump will be a “Republican president,” you haven’t been paying attention.  He has no moral center, no convictions held with consistency over time, no “hows” to implement his “whats.”  He is a huckster and a flimflam man with four bankruptcies, three divorces and the 2 Corinthians on his resume.  He can’t even figure out how to deal with KKK and claims that he is being audited because “I’m a Christian.”  None of his qualities mark him as a leader and none of what he says shows signs that he has thought about it.  Not a leader.  fedupwithdonaldtrump.com. Go there and vote.

 

The thing about political correctness

Just what is political correctness and what does its lack of importance to Trump and many his supporters mean?

The issue is not the content of what he says and whether it passes the PC smile test. The issue is the lack of forethought. His only consideration appears to be the publicity value of his words. So the only forethought is about their shock value or whether they make a good sound bite.

Admirable if headlines are your goal, but not particularly the sign of anyonewho should be President, let alone a world leader. And it all goes back to a pathological inability to think deeply about virtually anything or listen to advice or to learn. Those who say that they are tired of political correctness are really saying they are willing to support someone who refuses to think deeply and cannot grasp the importance of what words imply.

Children, often inadvertently display those qualities (“kids say the darndest things”). For a person who wishes to lead a nation, it is a huge flaw and a peek into the maturity and depth of his thought process.

Agree? Disagree? Visit fedupwithdonaldtrump.com and comment.

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  • Here’s the thing about Trump. He has no moral compass and “truth” is an “it depends” variable in his life. The reason there are so many “gotcha” questions about what he stands for is because he doesn’t stand for anything. Everyone changes his/her mind once in awhile and people sometimes even forget things that they have said. But Trump pathologically denies even audio, visual or printed evidence of what he has said. He cannot actually “lead” because his vision of the world is a defensive posture against things that he cannot control. And being President requires functioning in a world sometimes out of your control and molding it by collaborating, learning and growing. He has not demonstrated those qualities. Ever. fedupwithdonaldtrump.com is a place to express your opinion.

New Survey Results from www.fedupwithdonaldtrump.com

8 10 15 donald trump

http://www.fedupwithdonaldtrump.com Survey

Reflects Changing Sentiment

 

Open-ended Poll Reveals Consistency

In Attitude and Antipathy towards

Candidate Running as a “Brand”

 

San Rafael, CA—October 7, 2015—Results from the continuing survey conducted via the website fedupwithdonaldtrump.com (www.fedupwithdonaldtrump.com) are beginning to verify the weakness of the “polling” numbers for Donald Trump, who is running as a brand and not a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.

This according to Gary Tobin (www.garytobin.com), who established the site “Our polling is rigorous and not influenced by any candidate, party or political pundit,” said Tobin.  “You can trust me on this.”

Tobin said that the results of his first survey press release in September received more than 20,000 hits, citing results from Business Wire (over which the release was distributed) as well as “votes” directed to the site from the Internet, Facebook, Linked and Twitter.  Business Wire is owned by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway.  “You can’t do better than that,” said Tobin.

To invoke statistical verification techniques championed by Trump, Tobin said, “Our results are the most scientific and accurate anywhere in the world.”

Tobin said there was a marked increase in the number of voters who claimed to be “billionaires” and “who noted the attendance of Hillary Clinton” at their wedding.  “Who am I to doubt these claims,” said Tobin.  “If you trust Don’s claims about his wealth despite evidence to the contrary, you have to believe my numbers.”

People continue to be most troubled his proclivity for personal insult and his stand on immigration issues.  They also find him “bombastic” and “egotistical.”

Tobin said he continued to keep personal tabs on the results.  “I am taking my cues from Donnie regarding the provision of substance to support claims.”

The site has added a comment section and several new categories for responses.  “We are providing our constituency with an alternative place to express their opinions and to voice their concerns,” he said.

About TOBIN & Associates

 

TOBIN & Associates (www.garytobin.com), headquartered for nearly a decade in New York City, has operated from offices in San Rafael since 2004. It was founded in 1995. Tobin’s personal business history includes senior corporate communications positions with major global corporations.  He began his career as a journalist with the Palo Alto (CA) Times and later at the San Francisco Chronicle.