Anderson Cooper can't wait for Trump to spell out the details

"As Trump gave his big foreign policy speech in Iowa, CNN — and Anderson Cooper — decided it'd had just about enough of Trump's empty promises. When Trump once again didn't deliver on specifics, speaking instead "in broad terms about doing good things for the military and veterans," Cooper cut Trump off, Mediaite reports." []


In general Trump says a lot

But whenever he's put on the spot,

He's never prolific

with something specific

So how can we know what he's got?

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  • I mentioned this a bit earlier. As I said, this seemed to be a departure from CNN giving him free pub, but from what I see from the 12 big screen TVs in the fitness center, CNN is now on "we built him up, so now we can tear him down," as indicated by all the sudden they need to promote their debate by expanding the field to include Fiorina.

    Meanwhile, on TVs 2 and 11, Fox News Channel was discussing the more interesting topic whether Sarah Silverman had changed her act based on political correctness at college gigs. They mentioned her remark about Chinese on Letterman, but completely forgot her remark to a Mexican woman about "I felt sorry for her, because you can't smell yourself."

    I also have the feeling that Colbert has Trump on retainer, with such things as the Hugh Hewitt interview, essentially on the same subject, where Trump said something to the effect that on day one he would study up to have an answer on day two. Works much better than Colbert's routine of overlaying the screen with the heads of 23 candidates.

  • Anderson Cooper can't wait for a Trump 'gotcha' moment, so if he doesn't get a 'thread he can pull' then he's not interested. He's still smarting from the smack down Trump gave him in the first interview.

    Do worry gentlemen, your friends over at the GOP establishment are on your side and they're doing everything they can to make sure we have a proper slave master.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    Maybe someone at CNN finally made the editorial judgment that raw news was not news. Sort of like WGN TV cutting over to a police press conference and not realizing that the first 20 minutes consisted of the spokesperson for one police agency thanking another police agency and so on, until they got to the point that the police weren't giving out any details of the investigation. But at least that gave Steve Sanders 30 minutes off screen.

    Similarly, I doubt that Cooper made this editorial judgment (and surely not solely), because he would have preferred having the hour off.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    The old boring guess where the peaks and troughs were, misued by the Get Unemployed blogger.

  • In reply to jack:

    I read everything out there, and everybody is selling something.

    Anyway, if Obama's excuse is W then he should of left the job for somebody who doesn't make excuses.

    “All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.”

    Given that statement, what kind of sick will is running this country? This is why Trump's rhetoric is so refreshing. Obama's interpretation is nihilistic swill.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    Who, besides you, is saying Obama is making excuses?

    I guess you also forgot the aphorism about "lies, damn lies and statistics."

    One minute you say that you realize that the 22nd amendment has not been repealed, and the next you accused a supporter of Bernie Sanders of being a part of the Republican establishment. Since the point of the piece was that Trump doesn't stand for anything specific, your hope is in an empty vessel.

  • In reply to jack:

    'you accused a supporter of Bernie Sanders of being a part of the Republican establishment.'....Hyperbole.

    'My hope is an empty vessel.' Trump would never say something mean.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    Then explain what you meant by "Do worry gentlemen, your friends over at the GOP establishment are on your side"

    And your last sentence is a lie and you know it. All Trump says is mean.

    Ostrich politics.

  • In reply to jack:

    That should of read 'don't worry' and 'so mean'.

    I was using rhetoric to make the point that you, and Aquinas, are aligned with the Republican establishment in your condemnation of Trump, that should give you a measure of pause. To say I 'accused a supporter of Bernie of being a part of the R.E.' comes off as a little too emotional and misses my point entirely.

    And again, I was being ironic in saying Trump would not say something so mean, not 'lying'. I'm pointing out that your Trumpish behavior belittles your critique of his.

    My hope is for the establishment on both sides of the aisle to be held more accountable for a lack of common sense and effectuation. Trump has already helped thrust that center stage.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    1. As for my "supposedly Trumpish behavior," how many times do I have to say that "I am not purporting to run for President" before that point comes across? An I going to be negotiating across the table from Putin or Kim Jung On?
    2. AW can speak for himself, but I'm sure he would say (and did say) that he would prefer Trump as a candidate that could be beaten by Sanders and even Hillary.
    3. I don't see how teeing off against McCain's war record, Kelly, and Fiorina sends any message to the Republican establishment. But he was reported as last night saying that Fiorina has "a beautiful face." Surely that is an important issue for the next president, as opposed to saying that in an attempt to get beyond his Trumpish behavior.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    1. So you are using Trumpish argument to prove that Trumpish argument is unfit for Trumpish guys like Putin and Kim?

    2. That fact does not change the fact that your both aligned with the evil R.E.

    3. Terror of Wall Street.

    4. The WSJ is reporting Bernie's plan would cost 19 Trillion you back fiscal responsibility in Illinois, but are voting for a federal fiscal nuclear bomb and condemn the 'depantsing' Donald Trump is giving to the lobby class.

  • In reply to jack:

    Nice....So I'm the voice of reason.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    But you should note that the campaign posters depicted did not say a name under "for." I'm not assuming that the cartoon was directed to Earl Boffo. As I stated several posts ago when you were complaining that a certain Candidate was taking shots from 50 sides at once, maybe he needs someone.

  • To reply to 14 minutes ago:
    1. According to this analysis Trump didn't do so well against the political establishment.
    2. If the RE is so evil, had Trump announced an independent slate to challenge the Tea Party majority in the House? Post a source. Instead, he attended a Sarah Palin Tea Party rally, apparently to upstage Huckabee.
    3. Yeah, I really believe that a moneybags businessman terrorizes Wall Street.
    4. Unlike Illinois, the Fed can print money. Not sure if that is a good economic policy, but Trump has not given an alternative economic policy. Anyway, though, your analogy is invalid.
    5. Back to your first point. You don't seem to get my point, so maybe it would help your cognition if I print it in bold I am not purporting to run for President. Let me know when you see me across the table from Putin. But you want Trump there.

  • In reply to jack:

    Sorry, Cruz, not Huckabee.

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