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A floridly aging moron from New York

May 5, 2016

A beautiful moment in the Twitterverse, one among many in this crazy-ass election year:

Start with this…

Enjoy this Austin perspective…

And then look at this:

And then, our own modest contribution.

Longer Grieder here. We at Blueberry Town are not yet in such despair that we are all in for Hillary, but we do agree with this important point:

There are, of course, plenty of postmortems on Cruz’s campaign making the rounds today. I’d recommend the one by Katie Glueck and Shane Goldmacher, at Politico. And, for my own part, I’d just add that for all Cruz’s flaws, and even taking a maximalist view of his missteps this year, none of the many Republicans who ran for the nomination this year did more to stop Trump from taking over this failed party than Cruz did, so the schadenfreude being directed at him by certain corners of the establishment strikes me as entirely misplaced. Is Cruz likeable enough to be president? Apparently not; even so I’d say he’s considerably more likeable than Trump, in addition to being more sane, intelligent, dignified, and decent, among other things.

Indeed. Cruz was not our first choice in the original Republican field, but he was far from our last and he did the most to slow the Florid One’s populist romp on the right. Cruz was, in fact, the “sane, intelligent, dignified, and decent” — even if sometimes dickish and more often intransigent — alternative to the carnival barker who thinks tacos even can be served in a bowl.

Sheesh. Trump probably even thinks Cinco de Mayo is “Mexican independence day.”

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  • Reply DEC (Jungle Trader) May 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    “Colorful, charismatic, controversial, and always just skating on the edge.”

    Those words don’t come from an article about Donald Trump. They come from a brief bio of Huey Long at the official Social Security website (

    Long was the only elected politician FDR feared. (Some background: “

    Last summer I wrote at another blog (not mine): “Trump isn’t a loose cannon. He has a plan. Watch and learn.” Of course, old writers with years of experience at New York City’s tabloid newspapers and old press agents with years of experience in New York City’s entertainment industry didn’t have to watch and learn. They knew what would happen.

    • Reply Editor May 6, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      Jungle Trader! So great to have you back! Getting the band back together rocks.

      • Reply DEC (Jungle Trader) May 6, 2016 at 7:35 pm

        Thank you. For some reason your software eliminated the spacing between the paragraphs in my comment. I don’t think it’s my computer. I don’t have the problem at other websites. (I wish you had a preview button for comments.)

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