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April 15, 2016

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Trump people may continue celebrating Corey Lewandowski's non-prosecution as the substantial political and moral victory it so obviously is.

The "At Least We're Talking About These Issues" Defense of Trump: Another stupid lie. What issues are we talking about?

Marcus T claimed, preposterously:

Don't forget we are talking a out these issues because of him, not because of Cruz. I at least give that to Trump.

Are we?

What issues are we talking about? Are we talking about immigration or terrorism?


Because Trump is an idiot who cannot talk about or defend any of his alleged policy proposals, he doesn't talk about them.

Right after the Brussels bombing -- that night -- Trump decided it was a good time to introduce the important "issue" of whether or not Heidi Cruz is ugly.

Now we get to discuss the new issue important to making America great again -- per the new spin, whether Michelle Fields is a slip-and-fall con artist.

Oh, and we also got to talk about Trump's laughable adventures in abortion policy.

Which issues are we really talking about?

None. Because the front runner is an idiot and liberal completely unable to talk about issues, beyond claiming "I love Jesus so, so much" and "I'll make great deals" and "I'm very good on women's issues, the best" and "my gloves are just slightly smaller than large size."

Yeah, we're talking about "issues," all right.

Namely MISTER Trump's deep psychological issues.

The Jon Peters Gambit. I read a book called Hit and Run about Jon Peters and Peter Guber's partnership, and how they took over Columbia and then Sony Pictures.

Jon Peters was Barbara Streisand's ex-hairdresser, but he'd become a producer and a major player in Hollywood. He and his partner produced movies from The Deep to Batman (the Michael Keaton one).

Women particularly were harsh in their descriptions of Peters. Some would say that he was constantly pointlessly vulgar -- like he'd describe the female character in a teenager movie, to a woman writer, like this (something like this -- this is memory): "So she's got this wet p***y, right? And she's just hungry to fill it with c***. You know girls at that age."

Women wondered if he was doing it as some kind of power-tripping thing, or if he was just fundamentally a callous vulgarian.

That movie was The Legend of Bille Jean, if I'm not mistaken. I'm not sure that the wetness of her private parts ultimately played a large role in the plot or characterization.

But the most interesting thing to me was that he was a chaos agent on set. He would constantly change things and cause disorder. He would provoke things that quickly became crises. He would disrupt a smoothly-functioning shoot and turn it into a series of high-drama confrontations and emergency we-gotta-save-this-thing crisis management meetings.

One person offered this observation/insight: He wasn't a very bright guy. He didn't know what he was doing. (His partner, Gubers, was more the brains and the guy who knew what he was doing.) So in an environment where people were doing their jobs and things were working smoothly, he felt... unneeded. And also, unqualified. Unable to contribute.

So, this person speculated, he felt the need to inject crisis and drama and disorganization into the mix, because one attribute he had was not going to pieces in a crisis. He'd create a swirl of crisis, and suddenly he was important -- because he was keeping a firm head amidst all the crisis, and suddenly became the most important guy on the shoot.

But, of course, the crises he saved the shoot from were largely the ones he had created himself.

I get that exact sense from Trump. He can't talk about terrorism policy, military policy, the economy, abortion, religious liberty, limited government, the Constitution, etc., in any kind of adult voice. His knowledge base is too tiny.

So, like Jon Peters on a well-functioning set where experienced people are doing their jobs well, he feels... out of place in such a circumstance.

And so he repeatedly injects crisis and controversy into the national news, because he's simply not comfortable doing anything but that.

I... don't really want to see America run in this fashion.

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