Trump: So much whining as to make you sick of whining

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Two rules:

1.) Winners don’t whine.
2.) Whiners don’t win.

OK, maybe that’s really just one rule, expressed in two different ways. But I bring it up because over the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen so much whining from Donald Trump, more whining than you ever thought possible. So much whining as to make you almost sick of whining, enough to make you say please, please, no more whining, we can’t take any more whining!!

Trump has whined about the delegate selection process in Colorado, where he got outmanuevered to such a degree that a top Trump aide accused the Ted Cruz campaign of deploying “Gestapo tactics”. To a crowd in New York this week, Trump complained that “We should have won it a long time ago. But, you know, we keep losing where we’re winning.”

He has whined as well about the outcome in Louisiana, where he beat Cruz by less than 4 percentage points in the popular vote but where Cruz, by deftly working the system, has come away with more delegates.

“I end up winning Louisiana and then when everything is done I find out I get less delegates than this guy that got his ass kicked, OK?” Trump whined Monday. “Give me a break. Really disgusts me. So it’s a very sick system.”

And of course, he whines endlessly about the possibility that he could end up losing the nomination in an open convention in Cleveland. The longstanding GOP rule that a candidate must win a majority of delegates, not just a plurality, amounts to “crooked shenanigans,” as he puts it.

And on and on….

Welcome to real life, Mister Trump. Running for a major office, like running a government, requires more than spouting off in front of a TV camera. It requires organization and attention to detail, like ensuring that your family is registered to vote in time. And no, there’s nothing unfair about it. To the contrary, it is essential to the process of winnowing out the weak and unqualified.

It’s like this: If you can’t master the rules of the Republican Party, then your chances of mastering the intricacies of the federal bureaucracy once elected president are nil. If you can’t attract and keep top staff people to your campaign, then you have no chance of forming an effective White House staff. If the complexities of politicking are too great for you, or if you lack the discipline and commitment to master them, then no, you are not capable of being president of the most powerful government in world history.

Take 2008. In the popular mind, Barack Obama won that year’s Democratic nomination and general election largely through the power of his message and strong personal appeal. But the truth is that behind the scenes, Obama built a campaign organization that was far superior to that fielded by the Clintons and then by the Republicans, staffing his organization with top talent and deploying cutting-edge technology that opponents today are still trying to duplicate.

There was no chance that the ’08 Obama campaign would have named a complete, unvetted incompetent such as Sarah Palin as his running mate. Obama’s campaign manager and his top strategist, David Plouffe and David Axelrod, were never going to be arrested and charged with manhandling a female reporter, and they never whined about being outmanuevered by an opposing campaign because they made sure that wouldn’t happen in the first place.

Then, when it came time to build a staff and organization in the White House, that same disciplined approach was put into place. I’ve mentioned before that whatever you think of its policies, the Obama administration has proved to be among the most scandal-free in U.S. history, without a single major appointee removed or indicted for corruption. The primary reason is that they prepared, building a personnel system that culled out suspect job candidates long before they could prove an embarrassment.

They have governed as they had campaigned, and we can fully expect that a Trump administration would do the same.

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Michael Kade Ingram
Michael Kade Ingram

I'm not a Trump fan but when are we going to see the AJC post some negative things about the Democratic nominees?

breckenridge
breckenridge

If I were Nathan Deal I'd put out a press release taunting the Mississippi and North Carolina governors........"Ah-ha you losers, all those business you were courting? They're coming to Georgia. Yes!  Thanks a lot, we sure do appreciate you bozos!"


Which is why I'll never be governor.

kitty72
kitty72

@breckenridge  That is exactly what Trump would do and look where he is at. Sad comment, huh?!

ByteMe
ByteMe

@breckenridge Except they're not coming to Georgia either.  Something about a bill that made it all the way to the governor's desk before the fever dream broke....

KUTGF
KUTGF

The agency responded to a climate change denier that spoke up on Bill Nye “The Science Guy’s” Facebook page. Nye posted a link to a DeSmogBlog story about climate change denier Marc Morano, who turned down $20,000 in a bet with Nye that the planet will keep getting hotter.

In response, a Facebook user named Fer Morales wrote, “Riiiiight, despite NASA confirming that fossil fuels are actually cooling the planet’s temperature, and that there’s more ice than in the last century in the polar caps. And the fact that the so-called rises of the sea levels have not materialized, and that any real scientist doesn’t back up man-made climate change at all, since it’s a cycle that has existed even before we did. Yep, solid science, leftards.”

NASA was not amused.

“Do not misrepresent NASA,” the space agency responded. “Fossil fuels are not cooling the planet.”
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Oh I can only hope that one day NASA may post here to our deniers.....but then being the foolish posters ignoring science and evidence that they do, I imagine they would still post some foolish childishness and say "boom" to NASA and claim how they "won the Internet" that day. 

rimsky
rimsky

@KUTGF Morales Character could a tool for the oil companies.  Them folks are getting desperate.

honested
honested

@KUTGF 

Folks from the Charlie Sheen school of 'winning'.

BuckeyeGa
BuckeyeGa

Trump just went after Priebus in a speech.

Peachs
Peachs

"The banks failed to meet a requirement introduced after the 2008 financial crisis to reduce the threat posed by “too big to fail” financial institutions to the economy, federal regulators said." NY Times


This is the Sanders factor, not really touched on by the present politicians. Hils picked it up as her theme, only after she was getting beat up by it.  


If I have one problem with Obama, it is the light hand he played with Wall Street. There is a blackmailer mentality on Wall Street, that you have to have them," too big to fail", that sucks the air out of  the middle class. The only middle class candidate is Sanders, he is the only one who really cares, it is his bacon in the fire. 


I think at the end of the day Clinton could put more money on a table than Trump, she, with Bill, are actually richer, they are just forced to hide more of it, and certainly not brag about it..  Here lies the problem. 

BuckeyeGa
BuckeyeGa

From Bill O'Reilly who the other day said he doesn't know any racist,..

many Black people are “ill-educated and have tattoos on their foreheads”

KUTGF
KUTGF

@BuckeyeGa Hey.....  its no CP time type offense that we can really go drama-queen over. 

breckenridge
breckenridge

North Carolina has cracked the code on how to keep liberal morons from ruining a state.

Not at all TD. This is a perfect example of a bunch of hillbilly legislators passing a bill that is based on their foolish hillbilly religious beliefs.

And that's exactly what the SBC is - a bunch of goddam hillbillies. 

honested
honested

@breckenridge 

Certainly seems like a clarion call for ALL the SBC crowd to 'git to NC while the gittin's good'....

I certainly wouldn't miss their shenanigans here.

rimsky
rimsky

A judge in New Jersey has ruled that Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is a "natural-born citizen" under the US constitution and may run in the state's primary elections in June.///////

My question to the judge:

Where did he get his Canadian citizenship?

TBS
TBS

Jreb

From below.. What year were you in Thailand?

My dad was an adviser to the Thai Army in the earlier 70s

We lived in Bangkok

td1234
td1234

"North Carolina has cracked the code on how to keep liberal morons from ruining a state.

Well done, North Carolina. Well done."

rimsky
rimsky

@td1234 Thanks for calling us libruls "morons".

And please keep on whining.

Donnie_Pinko
Donnie_Pinko

@td1234 

Once again, let me ask you: are the CEOs of PayPal, Salesforce and Disney 'liberals'?

TBS
TBS

Can you provide actual statements from these executives and board members of these companies to substantiate their socially Iiberal views?

Taking a stand on behalf of the companies that employ them doesn't in itself make them socially liberal

Nick_Danger
Nick_Danger

@td1234 

By passing a law forcing bearded transgender people to use the Ladies'?  Maybe you better try again.

KUTGF
KUTGF

@Donnie_Pinko @td1234 td doesn't know.  He is just squawking the lies and nonsense he always does.  Just like the nonsense he so often posts.  

LOL...last night as part of the drunk o'clock squad, he was claiming I had been banned.  NOW that was funny.   

honested
honested

@td1234 

Yes, I'm sure the people of North Carolina would rather be hateful, poor and ignorant for decades to come.

How is that 'well done'?

Peachs
Peachs

@honested @td1234 Georgia loves poverty,you can blame it on other people, like Obama, just like a drunk," my wife makes me drink, damn her pore me another." 

ByteMe
ByteMe

 In an unprecedented move, the White House has stepped into the Maryland Democratic Senate primary race over the use of the President's image in a super PAC ad, The Washington Postreported Wednesday.

Working for Us PAC, a group supporting Rep. Donna Edwards, attacked her opponent Rep. Chris Van Hollen over his record on gun control in the ad. It features a clip of an emotional President Obama speaking about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

A representative for the White House called Obama's inclusion in the ad "misleading."

Not sure how exactly it was "misleading" or why the White House couldn't step up to defend their position on gun control by backing the more gun controlling candidate.

BuckeyeGa
BuckeyeGa

The issue is the establishment is for Hollen.

honested
honested

@BuckeyeGa 

Probably because VanHollen would make a more effective Senator.

rimsky
rimsky

@ByteMe I listened to Rep Edwards on Bill Maher show.  She seemed to be very smart.  She would make a good candidate if Bernie is the Pres candidate.

rimsky
rimsky

Military intervention by Obama is 145% over what George Bush did.

That should warm the hearts of blood thirsty conservatives.

goat diddler
goat diddler

@rimsky He's not killing our soldiers as fast as W did though, that's the distinction...

rimsky
rimsky

@foo2u @rimsky All the operations are done by special ops with the natives of which ever country.

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