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We Can Haz #PartyLikeIts1992?

Posted on | June 17, 2015 | 27 Comments


I was doing some gags in the wee hours on Twitter, as one does when the one-year old has a 2AM wake-up:

and, finally:

Now, I am sworn not to vote for Jeb, but this bit did give pause (h/t DaTechGuy):

Pete asks:

What is to stop Donald Trump if denied the GOP nomination, if denied the speaking spot he wants at the convention, if he develops a grudge against the eventual GOP nominee or if he wants to just feed his ego, from going the Ross Perot route running as a 3rd party candidate and dividing the vote to give Hillary the White House?

Let’s just stipulate that we’ve substantially collapsed into an aristocracy. We’re watching a mostly boring and puritanical version of Game of Thrones here. Clinton, Bush, and Trump are all hedged to score a fat pile of cash, irrespective of outcome. But the cash is more about keeping score at that level than it is, say, servicing the mortgage.

I guess, at that altitude, noise like this boils down to entertainment for His Donaldness. Did I mention that I’m not voting for Jeb?


27 Responses to “We Can Haz #PartyLikeIts1992?”

  1. Quartermaster
    June 17th, 2015 @ 6:33 am

    Are you planning to vote for jeb jeb? You seem to be a bit conflicted.

  2. smitty
    June 17th, 2015 @ 6:47 am

    Well, I’m keeping an open mind about the fellow, except the closed part, which is 99.999% of it.

  3. McGehee
    June 17th, 2015 @ 7:35 am

    Jeb-Jeb? How ruuuuude!

  4. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 17th, 2015 @ 8:19 am

    This new campaign poster seemed to go so well with Glenn Reynold’s comment that the GOP needs to pump some new blood (especially with Smitty’s GoT comment)…

  5. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 17th, 2015 @ 8:22 am

    We should call you Smitty Dany from now on: You don’t want to stop the wheel, you want to break the wheel.

  6. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 17th, 2015 @ 8:24 am
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  8. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 17th, 2015 @ 8:54 am
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  10. jimb82
    June 17th, 2015 @ 9:55 am

    Why do I smell a reality series?

  11. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 17th, 2015 @ 10:12 am
  12. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 17th, 2015 @ 10:13 am

    Rachel Dolezal is getting multiple offers right now. The Donald is a old hand at such shameless self promotion.

  13. Loren
    June 17th, 2015 @ 10:30 am

    Well the contributions to Hillary might be explained by: It is Hillary, and you need to pay for access.

  14. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 17th, 2015 @ 11:25 am
  15. Ilion
    June 17th, 2015 @ 11:31 am

    Most people recall that he names everything after himself; for instance, his mistress is the Trump Tramp.

  16. McGehee
    June 17th, 2015 @ 12:37 pm

    Fixed, thanks.

  17. Daniel Freeman
    June 17th, 2015 @ 12:51 pm

    And the tattoo of his coat of arms on the small of her back is the Trump Tramp Stamp.

    ETA: I’m just joshing, but I wouldn’t put it past him.

  18. jimb82
    June 17th, 2015 @ 2:44 pm

    Wait until her sex tape gets out. I’m not kidding, it exists.

  19. RKae
    June 17th, 2015 @ 5:26 pm

    I just can’t decide! Should I vote for the Lancasters or the Yorks?

  20. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 17th, 2015 @ 6:19 pm

    Lannisters or Starks!

  21. PCachu
    June 17th, 2015 @ 7:53 pm

    If we vote in the Starks, will be get flying armor suits that much sooner? Because I’m totally down with that.

  22. Shawn Smith
    June 17th, 2015 @ 9:31 pm

    Is she doing a white dude but pretending he’s black?

  23. M. Thompson
    June 18th, 2015 @ 8:13 am

    Hapsburgs or Bourbons?

  24. Quartermaster
    June 18th, 2015 @ 3:23 pm

    Hohenzollern for me!

  25. Quartermaster
    June 18th, 2015 @ 3:24 pm

    The pollsters will put you down as undecided.

  26. Adjoran
    June 19th, 2015 @ 12:55 am

    The idea Trump could run a 3rd party ticket is silly, sorry. He has money, but he isn’t going to spend the kind of money it would take. Remember, Perot had built the United We Stand volunteer network for over a year before he announced. They are the folks who gathered the signatures to get him on state ballots, which is not easy in many places.

    Trump had to hire extras @ $50/head to cheer at his announcement. This is a stunt, which we should push back against by keeping him out of debates.

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