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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Dumbest headline in 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present the dumbest headline in 2016? A headline dumber than John Kerry!

It is so dumb that I am sure it cannot be beat in the next two days.

From the New York Times on July 7:
Would Donald Trump Quit if He Wins the Election? He Doesn’t Rule It Out
From the story by Jason Horowitz:
The traditional goal of a presidential nominee is to win the presidency and then serve as president.
Donald J. Trump is not a traditional candidate for president.
Presented in a recent interview with a scenario, floating around the political ether, in which the presumptive Republican nominee proves all the naysayers wrong, beats Hillary Clinton and wins the presidency, only to forgo the office as the ultimate walk-off winner, Mr. Trump flashed a mischievous smile.
“I’ll let you know how I feel about it after it happens,” he said minutes before leaving his Trump Tower office to fly to a campaign rally in New Hampshire.
It is, of course, entirely possible that Mr. Trump is playing coy to earn more news coverage. But the notion of the intensely competitive Mr. Trump’s being more interested in winning the presidency than serving as president is not exactly a foreign concept to close observers of this presidential race.
Ya think?

Media-ite took the Trump quote to heart:
The remark is unlikely to quell wariness from GOP leaders about Trump’s suitability and capacity to take the campaign seriously.
I would think that would elate Republican leaders who opposed Trump because his VP pick would become president.

And Red State orgasmed:
That’s right. While all the Branch Trumpidian cultists will contort themselves in unimaginable ways to twist away from this, Trump has earlier suggested that he’d leave the actual governing of the nation to his vice president, while he served as the Ronald McDonald of the government. Nothing more than a promotional gimmick for the office, in order to sell t-shirts, those dumb hats, and maybe some commemorative plates.
Oh I am pretty sure the Times headline will make it to the sequel: "Trump the Establishment."


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  1. Part of the problem is that all these sources Don quotes actually believe their own caricature of The Angry Donald. Notice how many headline pics show him scowling, for example. DJT has a wicked-funny sense of humor, and I'm betting that he was making fun of the inherent silliness of the question.

  2. President Trump is intensely competitive all right.

    The biggest competition of his life has only just begun. He will be carving out his place to rank alongside the forty-three who came before him.

    1. 43? Either that is a joke or you have amnesia regarding the last 8 years...which of course a lot of us would like to forget. Still, Trump will officially be POTUS XLV.

    2. Well, no, it was 43 people, but 44 presidents (Grover Cleveland having served two nonconsecutive terms).

  3. American journalist lost during experiments on America's lamest and most doofus project, the Times Tunnel-Vision. Jason Horowitz now tumbles helplessly toward a new fantastic adventure, somewhere along the infinite corridors of The Times.

    1. Dave, I've come to believe you're out of my league. That's another good one!

  4. The great thing about coming here is realizing how much time you would have wasted actually reading the clown posse press. Thanks to Don I spend more time with my bud Cicero and his companions of the mind in 43BC than listening to the gaunt panhandlers of the media shaking their empty cups when I leave Marcus to wander out onto internet avenue and peer in the windows there. No longer do I wonder what was behind the paywalls I was lured to by the Drudge Master or feel false alarm at the continuous stream of fake news beamed from Planet Bezos the Richest and Hugest and its always orbiting squadron of Drone Truth Rapists.
    I know Don, as my Brit friends say, will sort it all out,spare me the pain. For one entering geezerdom on the down side, This has to be the best place to be. Thanks Don and an early Happy New Year.

    1. You too, bud. Rewriting stage of Trump the Establishment. I will do you and all my readers proud. This post was the part cut

    2. Hey, did we (privileged) blog readers just get a sneak peek at the sequel's title?

      If so, I like it!

  5. Don, I agree the headline is really dumb, but nothing is dumber than John Kerry. I've stepped in cow manure that was smarter then him.

    1. You hear the splat of the boot before you smell it, thus proving the speed of smell is as slow as Ron White said it is.

    2. Thanks for setting me straight. All this time I've been misspelling "Leftard".

      Gotta buy a different vowel to replace the 'a'.

  6. Damn...Branch Trumpidian? I hadn't seen that insult before, Big D. This is why we follow you, Big D. You shine the light of truth.

  7. "Oh I am pretty sure the Times headline will make it to the sequel: "Trump the Establishment.""

    Nobody does stupid better than the NYT.

  8. "A headline dumber than John Kerry"

    Dammit, Don, you should know better than to break security on the Weaponized Leftardism Project!