Clownish poison

By Tom Quiner

I attended a portion of Saturday’s Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa.

I caught part of Marco Rubio’s interview. Outstanding!

I caught all of Donald Trump’s interview. Entertaining and embarrassing.

I won’t waste much time on Mr. Trump other than to share a few, quick reactions. He DOES have a core following. They are loud and enthusiastic. They buy into a singular appeal of Donald Trump: he is politically-incorrect.

I get it.

During the Obama years, the list of what is politically-incorrect has grown almost as fast as government regulations. If Hillary Clinton is elected, the PC thought police will gain even more government-backed power over our free speech and lives.

Donald Trump says whatever he wants to say because he is rich and doesn’t really need a new job. He’s not in this race for what he can do for our country, he’s in it for what this country can do for him (sounds more like a Democrat). If he doesn’t win the nomination, he’s still gained a boatload of publicity for his “brand.”

Yes, he’s entertaining. He’s a fad. But he’ll be gone soon, and if he isn’t, he will only taint the very taintable Republican brand.

One Trump remark stands out. When asked if he’s ever asked God for forgiveness, the answer was no.

Donald Trump is never wrong. Sounds kind of like Barack Obama.

He’s a clownish form of poison for America, whereas Obama is a devious form of poison for America.

Same effect. Different approach.




  1. Diane Klopfenstein on July 21, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Seems more people are agreeing with your assessment of Trump!

    Sent from my iPhone


    • quinersdiner on July 21, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      I hope he disappears from the scene quickly.