“If I can’t be captain, I won’t play” is the refrain we’re hearing from the Trump camp re: tonight’s debate on Fox. Well, if he can’t handle the likes of Megyn Kelly et al, how can he handle the likes of Vladimir Putin et al? We all knew this guy was a phony from the start although he did serve to needle the Repubs into the realization that we are at war with the liberal Democrats and no amount of obfuscation can deter us from seeing the likes of Hilary Clinton defeated. But, now the fearless leader of the Trump conglomerate has withdrawn from the battle of ideas and, presumably, will retire to the sidelines to count his billions or start another reality-TV show. Good riddance!

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15 comments on “IF I CAN’T BE CAPTAIN, I WON’T PLAY!

  1. Yes, now you have your wish. All you have left are the new-cons who want to continue to expend trillions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of lives invading all countries to promote democracy and American values of abortion, homosexuality, feminism and pornography.
    Also A pre-Vatican II Catholic Educated Male

  2. I am not sure if I can vote for Donald Trump in the primary, but I think there is a strong case in hoping that he wins not only the nomination but also the general election in a landslide, lest the other side resort to cheating in a close election.
    I also think there is prudence in not entering a debate (or any negotiation) when you know that your adversaries, who are otherwise supposed to be objective journalists, are aiming to torpedo your campaign. Why give them the platform to do so, if it’s not necessary?
    As for Megyn Kelly, perhaps she should retreat to being a stay-at-home wife and mother. Is this not where God intended her talents and gifts to be used?
    “Women, again, are not suited for certain occupations; a woman by nature is fitted for home-work, and it is that which is best suited at once to preserve her modesty and to promote the good bringing up of children and the well-being of the family.” Pope Leo XIII, Rerum Novarum, May 15, 1891.

  3. I’m no fan of Megyn Kelly.
    She and faux news as a whole are neocon and establishment pawns.
    I’d vote for Trump or Cruz.
    If the establishment somehow gets one of their candidates to be the nominee, I’ll stay home on election day.
    I’ve done it before.

  4. It’s not just this latest blunder by Trump but the reaction of Pro-Life leaders to his candidacy as reflected by their comments at: www.lifenews.com/2016/01/26/leading-pro-life-women-tell-pro-life-voters-dont-vote-for-donald-trump-cant-trust-him-on-abortion/

    There’s just no believing this man IMO.

  5. With all due respect, Trump is handling the likes of Megan Kelly the way they should be handled.

    The media who have long since crowned themselves as King Makers need to step off, that goes for Fox as well as MSNBC etc. They are merely two sides of the same coin, folks. The idea that Donald Trump, or anyone else for that matter, is handling pesky flies who would give themselves over to believing (and convincing viewers) that ‘they’ must be respected by pretending they are watching out for you has got to stop somewhere.

    Fox is watching out for Fox. Megan Kelly flips on female empowerment when it suits. The establishment in all its pretense and glory has got to be over turned. If Trump can do that, great.

    I’m personally sick of Fox and all the talking heads telling the American people what they “must” feel, including outrage. It’s pure manipulation, folks, just cast in a so-called conservative light. Enough already.

    Perhaps if Vladimir Putin were handled in such a manner, that of, you’re not as important as you “think” you are, things would go better.

  6. Trump outfoxed Fox ! I will not vote for any establishment Repulican and who wants to listen to a bunch of drivel , that will not be acted on by the person elected anyway ! as far as abortion goes, it will be very hard for anyone elected to make any changes , when you have the top leaders of the Catholic Church ,turn their heads away and will not stand up to the Catholic politicians who support abortion ! Also they fatten their bank accounts by getting paid to settle illegals and potential terrorists, helping destroy this Country. Look at Europe with this migrant mess. And the mush for brains bishops want to ban guns. And they think they can take the the moral high ground with this diversion ploy, while pushing the Gay Agenda. Trump is a bit of fresh air after listening to these clowns for so long. I would have told Fox to stuff it also ! And the bishops too !

  7. Trump noticeably absent from GOP candidates standing for life on anniversary of Roe

    Kristi Burton Brown

    January 25, 2016 ( LifeSiteNews.com/pulse/donald-trump-noticeably-absent-from-gop-candidates-standing-for-life-on-ann) — On the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, many GOP presidential contenders were not silent. While Democrats Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton continue to defend the horrors of abortion, Republicans Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Rick Santorum, Carly Fiorina, and Ben Carson took to social media. Recognizing the tragedy of over 58 million lives lost, these candidates explained why they stand for life.

    Donald Trump, however, was silent on abortion, the March for Life, and Roe v. Wade all day. He was the only GOP front runner to avoid making a statement. Issues concerning Trump’s pro-abortion past continue to rise – including his statement that his sister would be “one of the best” justices for the U.S. Supreme Court, despite her ruling in favor of partial-birth abortion as a circuit judge.

    Trump’s lack of a statement on the anniversary of Roe further illustrate the muddle he is in with pro-lifers and conservatives. His statements are viewed by some as very concerning, including his recent observation that “[W]e have to look at the positives, also, for Planned Parenthood.”

    * * *

    Update: Trump published an op-ed the day after the March for Life in the Washington Examiner saying that he is pro-life, with “exceptions allowed for rape, incest or the life of the mother being at risk.”

  8. Contrast Mike Huckabee’s position on abortion and related life issues (www.ontheissues.org/celeb/Mike_Huckabee_Abortion.htm) with those of Mr. Trump. I didn’t intend for this Post to be developing in the way it has but so be it! Over 58 million lives lost since Roe – think of it, folks, and remember that the next president may likely have several Supreme Court nominations to send forward.

  9. Rule no. 1 with The Donald: Thou shalt talk about Donald.

    And we all do. I just learned of a group called “Catholic Vote” that seems to be reasonably conservative (H/T Breitbart). Does anybody know about them?

    In any case, even Catholic Vote obeys Donald’s Rule no. 1.

    Not. Trump.

    CatholicVote on January 27, 2016

    CV cannot remain on the sidelines any longer.

    As Iowans prepare to cast the first votes in the 2016 nomination process, we owe you our thoughts. While we are not officially endorsing a candidate at this time, we believe it is important to share some critical thoughts on the race, or at least on one candidate in particular.

    As Catholics, we are called to participate in the democratic process. The Church does not endorse candidates for public office. That job rests with us, the laity. No candidate is perfect, and no simple checklist is sufficient. Prudence is a necessity. Some candidates ought to be disqualified from receiving the support of a Catholic voter. Others must be weighed in light of the moral principles given to us by our Church.

    We have asked for your feedback on multiple occasions. Thousands of CV members have written. We’ve read them all. In addition we follow the daily news, analysis, polling, and have crafted our strategy for 2016.

    And so today we begin with the elephant in the room.

    Should Catholics support Donald Trump? No.

    We have sifted through the most popular arguments in defense of Trump and listed them below along with our own take. Here they are:

    [See the link]
    It’s a lot of Trump bashing, maybe even detraction, although candidates for President should be given close scrutiny. They voice many legitimate concerns, reasons why Trump isn’t my first pick. But are they right to claim that Catholics in particular should not support Trump?

  10. After all is said and done and the pundits have had their say the question should be who would Our Lord and Savior like to see elected to lead this country? IMO, as Catholics, we need a President who will defend human life at all stages of development. Can we really say that any of the candidates will take that position and run with it? I do not know.

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