Topic category: Partisan Politics
It's Spitballs Off a Battleship Time for Donald Trump
Donald Trump is the only one of the seventeen Republican presidential hopefuls who created a movement.
That movement and Trump's uniqueness made Trump the Republican presidential nominee.
That movement (and the sagacious advice of Trump campaign manager Kelly Anne Conway) will put Trump in the White House next year if he refuses to be distracted.
Even National Review's Rich Lowry, no Trump supporter from the start (or even after the Republican Convention) grudgingly conceded that "it's not far-fetched" that Trump will become the 45th President of the United States (www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/09/accept-it-trump-could-win-214245).
The national polls are about even and the trajectory is in favor of Trump. Team Clinton and its liberal media allies will throw everything they can at Trump, but the challenge for Trump is not to refute, but not to be distracted from delivering his message and dealing with Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton presidentially.
The pressure in the first presidential debate will be on Clinton, not Trump, and even NBC results showed that Trump won its Commander-in-Chief Forum.
The threat to Trump is that Clinton's lilliputians in and outside the media will distract him.
The solution is for Trump to think of himself as a battleship and the lilliputians as spitballers.
In 2010 Fox News contributor Bernie Goldberg commented that then "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart was "throwing spitballs at a battleship" by attacking the Fox News Channel.
Lachlan Markay reported in "Bernie Goldberg: Jon Stewart 'Throwing Spitballs at a Battleship' with FNC Attacks" (www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/lachlan-markay/2010/04/21/bernie-goldberg-jon-stewart-throwing-spitballs-battleship-fnc) as follows:
"The back-and-forth between Stewart and Goldberg began when the former leveled accusations of hypocrisy, claiming Goldberg criticized others for generalizing while doing so himself. Stewart responded to Goldberg's retort with a musical number presumably titled 'Go F--k Yourself.'
"Goldberg said he had 'no problem with what [Stewart] did last night,' and was 'flattered' that he 'devoted half of his show last night to me.' But Goldberg went on to call a group of Stewart's most devoted fans 'sewer rats' for trolling his site with vulgarity during the past couple days, and told Stewart to 'man up.'
"As he often does, Stewart receded into his self-deprecating comedic shell during this exchange. He rightfully noted that he is a comedian, and therefore is not professionally obligated to be 'fair and balanced,' to use the catchphrase he so enjoys invoking. He claims he is not a serious commentator, sycophants notwithstanding."
Fox News' Megyn Kelly interviewed Goldberg and said, "You know what, [Jon Stewart]'s making you a huge star, Bernie. Huge star. HUGE."
Goldberg responded: "Spitballs at a battleship."
Trump already is...HUGE.
He needs to win the Presidency.
The way for Trump to win the Presidency is to treat Clinton's lilliputians the way a battleship treats spitballs: by staying the course and ignoring them.
The Presidency is now Trump's to win or lose.
Michael J. Gaynor
Biography - Michael J. Gaynor
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.
Gaynor's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.