Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

My post "Happy New Year???" in my blog "Musings From Tony's Keyboard" painted a dismal view of what is ahead for 2017. Yet, in any bleak situation there is reason for hope. The silver lining in the cloud of 2017 is a certain baseball team. Let me be among the first to proclaim the Cleveland Indians as the 2017 World Champions. Of course for every silver lining there is a curse: namely, the curse of Chief Wahoo. The Chief wants out and there will be no World Championship until his wish is granted. FREE THE CHIEF and make the Cleveland Indians great again. 


Make America Great Again

By definition a cliche is a trite overused expression and in writing is to be avoided like the plague. Win or lose in tomorrow's presidential election, credit must be given to Donald Trump for making his campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again" a political cliche to end all political cliches. Hopefully enough sanity will persist with a majority of the voters to avoid voting for Trump like the plague.


Go For Broke And Break The Bank

Thus far Campaign 2016 has only succeeded in making me go bananas and I have Donald Trump to blame. His style of telling his detractors to go fry an egg is that of an authoritarian. More often than not he goes off half-cocked. One can only hope that his style will hasten him going to the dogs. In the meantime, although the presidential campaign is driving me up a wall, I'll go along for the ride and anxiously wait for Trump to go haywire.  Trump  is going for broke but in the process he may well break the bank. Even an ego that does not quit can't possibly be enough to see him soil the office of POTUS.


Campaign 2016

The race to be the  Republican candidate for President of the United States is a kettle full of cliches. Evidence of the pot calling the kettle black abounds. When the pot reaches the boiling point the candidates readily resort to "liar, liar your pants are on fire". Making a mountain out of a molehill is their version of political strategy.  If all else fails they make sure that they are seen as holy as a monk  If something works for someone then all the others embrace "monkey see, monkey do". Of course this is all monkey business.More literally it is a lot of crap. 


About Presidential Politics

Hitting the  road to gain a political party's nomination for president calls for a lot of guts and money.Concerning the latter it goes without saying that meager campaign funds are a guarantee that the candidate will end up as small potatoes. Even with a large war chest, a candidate is vulnerable. His ability to separate the wheat from the chaff goes a long way in the process of separating the men from the boys

Of course if one is running for the GOP nomination all bets are off concerning the foregoing. A bombastic style, an ego that doesn't quit, the ability to distort history and a command of cliches go to the top of the list for nomination clinchers.