April 13, 2016 AD
The Donald reminds me of my younger sister who invariably played by the rules, so long as they were her rules. While playing games she would cleverly introduce a new rule. Protestations were met with “you didn’t say”. Over time, I learned her game. So it was at one marble game (shameful gambling), she begged to play with me and some neighborhood boys. My male playmates assumed she would be an easy pushover and they refused to believe my urgings that they deny her.
Over time, I learned her game. So it was at one marble game (shameful gambling), she begged to play with me and some neighborhood boys. My male playmates assumed she would be an easy pushover and they refused to believe my urgings that they not permit her into the game.
If you don’t know the game, there was this circle drawn in the dirt. Each player contributed two or three marbles into the circle. As each player pulls out a marble to knock one or more of the marbles out of the circle, that player continued until failure to remove one. We then owned all we successfully knocked out of the circle.
Then Ginger’s time came. The boys were alarmed when she withdrew from her marble bag (we all had one) a ‘jumbo’ marble. She countered their protests with “you didn’t say”. Again, she changed the rules.
After her final miss, this after claiming ownership of several small marbles, it was my turn. As I drew from my marble bag a jumbo ‘steely’, a huge ball bearing, she screamed her protestations. I simply responded: “you didn’t say”. You can guess the outcome, as I played by the rules. I won.
How did I so easily win? I knew all the rules and how the rules can be changed. It’s called “knowing the process”.
Donald Trump thinks he can talk his way into anything, gain any advantage over competitors solely by knowing the art of the deal. Questions: Do you truly believe Trump and his team are very smart? Does the evidence not suggest otherwise?
Thomas Sowell writes in Townhall Magazine: Campaign Lies | 4/13/2016
Colorado rules were written and known to all before anybody cast a single vote in the primary elections, anywhere in the country.
If the people who ran the Trump campaign were not aware of what the rules in Colorado were, and Ted Cruz’s people were, that is what happens when you hire people who are not up to the challenges of their job. The fact that one of those people has been fired and replaced has gotten much less media attention than Trump’s loudly repeated charges that he was robbed.
Trump’s reaction is to call Ted Cruz a liar, a thief, to make up false accusations of adultery, to denigrate Mrs. Cruz. In many ways, Donald Trump plays eerily similar to my younger sister Ginger.
If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today. – A little more Thomas ‘Sowell food’ for you