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Sunday, May 29, 2016
ISSUE #871
The “Unbelievable” Election of 2016

The 2016 Presidential campaign keeps getting weirder and weirder. The longer the candidates talk, the more they say, the less people believe them.

Donald Trump keeps promising that Mexico will pay for a wall, China will suffer tariffs on all their goods sold here, Islamic terrorists will be wiped out in the Middle East, and we won’t need their oil because we’ll become energy independent. On Election Day, 90 percent of Republicans will say, “I don’t believe he can do what he claims, but I’m voting for him.”

Hillary Clinton keeps defending her personal email system for top secret messages despite a State Department report that her use of it was against policy (and against the law).

A year ago a third of voters thought Hillary Clinton was dishonest. Now two-thirds don’t believe her. At this rate by November 8, over 90 percent of Democrats will say, “I don’t believe a word she says, but I’m voting for her.”

While Trump has the nomination wrapped up, Bernie Sanders is having too much fun to quit campaigning. When Secretary Clinton refused to debate him before the California primary, he asked Trump to debate him instead. When Trump accepted, Hillary nearly choked on a Chipotle chicken burrito with hot sauce. She could imagine the catastrophe of Sanders and Trump ganging up on her for 2 hours in a debate from the Rose Bowl with fifty million watching on television. Well, Trump changed his mind before she needed a Heimlich maneuver.

If she ends up losing California to Sanders she may need mouth to mouth resuscitation.

Historic quotes by Will Rogers:

“If you ever injected truth into politics you have no politics.” WA # 31, July 15, 1923

“Another Decoration Day passed and Mr. Abraham Lincoln’s 300-word Gettysburg Address was not dethroned. I would try and imitate its brevity if nothing else. Of course, Lincoln had the advantage; he had no foreign policy message to put over. He didn’t even have a foreign policy.” DT #268, May 31, 1927

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