Now, don’t laugh.  This is one of those “You just can’t make this stuff up” blog posts.  The combination of the words, Donald Trump and Law-and-Order, is somewhat of an oxymoron.  If you’ve watched any of his rallies, Trump just spews hate speech, and incites violence.  Whenever there has been police-on-civilian violence, he has stressed his unquestioned support for the police; but, he has never suggested that the black man, or woman, might have been the victim.

Last week, Trump promised that he would be the Law-and-Order President, when he spoke in Wisconsin.  I was surprised, because he had just been there for a rally recently. Also, between his two trips, there had been another black man killed in Milwaukee, by a black police officer.  As Trump spoke, however, his motivation became apparent.  And the following day, staunch Trump supporter, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani further convinced me.

In the Law-and-Order speech that evening, Trump also promised that he would win 95% of the Black vote.  Now, there’s just 80 days until the Election, and with him currently polling at just one percent of the demographic, that boast surely borders on lunacy! Giuliani said that Trump went to a dangerous area to give that speech.  Well, Donald Trump actually gave his Law-and-Order speech, in which he also extended a desperate appeal to the Black Community, in a town that is 95% White, and is 40 miles away from Milwaukee.  Was he really speaking to the Black Community?

I believe that Donald Trump was primarily speaking to the Republican Party Establishment, and to the White Community.  He was demonstrating to the GOP, which is leery about controlling him, that he can truly act “Presidential”.  At the same time, Whites recognized the absurdity of a Trumpian epiphany, and his befriending Blacks, or any of the other groups that he has previously denigrated on a regular basis.  But, in the end, Donald will be Donald!


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  1. #1 by Susan Iseman on August 21, 2016 - 3:12 PM

    Great post, as always- enjoy your commentary. Agree on the absurdity of all he says and does. What’s your take on the continued HRC email issue?

  2. #2 by cheekos on August 21, 2016 - 4:21 PM

    The Clinton Emails were truly a dumb choice. The blame, however, goes far beyond Secretary Clinton. The government, State, and other departments need to update procedures for the new digital age. If something blows up, in the middle of the night, is any department head going to drive back to the office without even knowing what is going on?

    The three classified documents might have actually been classified afterward. From Congressional; testimony, a classification expert confirmed that they were not truly marked as such, even from the onset.

    I worked in Communications Intelligence in the Army, where we had a dotted line to NSA. Granted, that was back a lifetime ago. But the expert said that a classified document has the classification, TOP SECRET, or whatever, clearly marked in “Banner” (i.e. one inch letters) at the top and bottom of all pertinent pages. These documents only had a hand-written “(c)” (a c in parenthesis).

    So, I believe that it will blow over. It looks worst for Hillary, than her predecessors, since the use of Email has become so much more common place, in the current Digital Age.

    Ideally, when a new agency, department head, or sub-head, reports for duty, they should immediately be aligned both an IT and and IG professional, who can work out the details of how they will and will not communicate–with the office or other key members of the Administration–and there should be ready follow-up. Also, when we are considering anything going out over the Internet, the security of the server, itself, has nothing to do to prevent hacking and interception.

  3. #3 by Susan Iseman on August 22, 2016 - 9:12 AM

    Thanks for the swift reply and your insight. The debates should be interesting!

    • #4 by cheekos on August 22, 2016 - 7:44 PM

      The “Debates” could be interesting; but, that would only be if a participant: receives points for addressing the question (rather than avoiding it): appears cognizant of the particular issue and can provide a comprehensive response. Just like in Olympic Diving, points should be deducted for bellyflops, and the like.

      Trump has already been complaining about the schedule, and he will surely find fault–as he did in the Primaries–when he and his pals merely wanted to talk about taking. Surely, no self-respecting GOP economic, health care or national security expert would want to coach or be involved with coaching him in the practice debates. And of course, he wouldn’t take anyone’s advice. So, why bother?

      We have three groups: Democrats who cannot stand him; Independents, who are the target audience; and those remaining Loyalists who will only hear what they want to hear. Let’s hope that the Independents keep there ears open!

      Oh to have been in U. K. Once the Brexit vote was stolen, Theresa May was sworn in, as the new P. M., a month later. It reminded me of the “New Dad” skit, in the early days of SNL, where Chevy Chase would kiss the wife, kids and dog, go off to work, and a New Dad would come home in the evening.

      Let’s hope that the circus leaves town really, really soon!

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