Our American friend on Trump’s spelling errors

From Mashable:

Donald Trump strung together a series of attempts at sentences on Twitter after the Republican presidential primary debate on Thursday, so Merriam-Webster’s Twitter account hopped in to point out that many of the words Trump was saying were not, in fact, words. … More.

Which is why he is about to drop out ( 😉 ) The entire electorate consists of book editors and librarians, so his humiliating defeat, due to spelling errors, was all but inevitable.

I mentioned to our American friend (the Political Animal),

What I’d love to write a book about some day is, why do these people think anyone thinks that that stuff matters now. It reminds me of the 2 Corinthians pseudo-flap.

Did the same people care when the New York Times referred in an editorial to the “Saint James Version” of the Bible some years back? (It was before the internet, so I can’t now readily find it, but at the time, it attracted the attention of the remaining serious religious population that the paper of record’s editorialists could heedlessly misunderstand the name and importance of the King James Bible. By then, it was cool to get that kind of thing wrong, I guess. Today, they wouldn’t even bother to reference it.)

The Animal: It’s all they have and as they get more desperate in the coming days, look for attention on small, inconsequential things to increase.

Me: Hey, we’ve already got the dog humping the Fox News reporter at the Trump really… what do you want for an encore? Hitler’s ghost rises at Trump rallies?

Meanwhile, at Power Line, they are quite convinced Trump is history already. And I gather Bernie Sanders could be feeling finer in Caroliner, or however the song runs. It disappoints me. As a Canadian, I find voting for Sanders so much easier to understand. He is not an unindicted criminal and probably only destroys things unintentionally.

The Animal: Power Line is clueless. We Minnesota conservatives have written them off, for the most part. Bernie is over.

What I like is predictions we can assess later. I had never imagined Trump would get this far, but hadn’t realized how bankrupt the GOP establishment is. Readers, are the Canadian Tories that bad yet?

See also: Cruz pitch to evangelicals may be downfall? Not everyone who believes in Jesus is an idiot. Many realize that one is not electing a minister but a politician.

  • mauser 98

    15,000 at Trump rally in Tennessee on Saturday
    same expected in Arkansas today

  • andycanuck

    So it took Rubio’s writing staff what? 18 hours to come up with their anti-Trump-twitter stuff for Rubio to make his video (that Ace and anti-Trumpers at the HQ were gushing over) while Trump is writing in real-time on a handheld device with his own witticisms that sees him making minor typos. Gee, that sure showed me who is smarter!

    • Heh;)

    • Gary

      What about the Liberal racism of lowered expectation for Obama because he has a poor English you would expect form a welfare housing unit .
      I doubt he could pass a 1st year class at Humber College in Broadcasting with all those errors. Unless Obama thinks that blacks are still ignorant and lazy peons from the 1940’s South and must lower his speaking to the grade 4 level and use ‘Folks’ a lot .

      Listen to Obama and her how he says ” I’ll ” that comes out a ALL when it should be pronounce as Aisle for I Will that is shortened.
      Then he uses the word FOR that comes out as FUR instead of sounding like 4 , plus he uses AND where it just N .
      I could go on but you should listen to his speeches for these mistakes because how the hell did he get into Higher Learning for a Degree with his grade 6 English where Immigrants learn it and speak better than he does.

      • Millie_Woods

        He don’t got no class.

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        I’ve always thought Obama’s English was pretty good for a Kenyan by way of Indonesia.

    • Millie_Woods

      “Spellcheck is the last refuge of a scoundrel”.

    • Clausewitz

      Yeah, because what the US needs right now for a President is a grammar Nazi. There are no more pressing problems than that.

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        Gee, what about a *gay* grammar nazi “couple”? Just looking at Bert and Ernie gets me thinking about a Dem ticket for 2022.

  • moraywatson

    ‘As a Canadian, I find voting for Sanders so much easier to understand.’
    Really ? You think you are typically Canadian if you support communism ?

    • moraywatson, I can understand a naive person supporting Trump out of idealism. Supporting Hill is harder to grasp.

      • moraywatson

        Fuck off.

    • V10_Rob

      Bernie is pledging oodles of free shit, and doesn’t have a lot of baggage. Voters everywhere love to hear about getting free shit. Figuring out why people would vote for him isn’t rocket science.

      • moraywatson

        Wrong. Voters everywhere do NOT love to hear about getting free shit. There are lots and lots of us that know that free shit is not free, including lots and lots of Canadians.

        • V10_Rob

          Yes, lots do. But not enough. Hence, Prime Minister Shiny Pony.

  • john s

    I wouldn’t say we’re in the same spot with the PC at least not when Harper was in power. I would have liked a bit more action on some con issues but there was a lot oof difference between them and the opposition. Now on the issue of foreign workers….

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Harper had a chance to make real changes and he blew it in favour of incrementalism he didn’t have time for in the end. The Caliphate Broadcorping Castration is still spouting propaganda and Judenhaas and acting as the official voice of the Libs and NDP. I’ll never forgive Harper for not destroying it when he had a majority.

      • john s

        True enough . I still have the temp foreign workers at the top of my list.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Take away the hair Mussolini and trump could be twins.


    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      So under President Trump the trains would run on time?