Friday, August 12, 2016

Eric Bolling vs. Lt. Col. Ralph Peters

On Tuesday night Eric Bolling was substituting for Bill O’Reilly. If I may, he was not doing a very good job at it.

At one point Bolling was interviewing Lt. Col. Ralph Peters on Donald Trump and foreign policy.

At one point, after Peters mentioned that the Iranians out-negotiated the Obama administration and previous American administrations, Bolling replied that since Trump had negotiated real estate deals in New York he could effectively negotiate with the mullahs in Teheran. Evidently, Bolling has mastered the art of the non sequitur.

Peters replied:

Donald Trump is little league compared to the Iranians. … I’m disgusted with both candidates, but the notion that somehow Donald Trump, four bankruptcies to his credit, who relies on lawyers to get him through, is going to be able to deal with the Iranians or Vladimir Putin or the Chinese, that is wishful thinking from the Trumpettes out there…. Trump is not remotely equipped—this is big league stuff—

He continued:

When I hear people say, we need an outsider… if you think an outsider is going to come in and run a more successful foreign policy than people who have really done it for a long time, good luck. Do you want a doctor to perform a serious operation on you who has never touched a scalpel…. Experience is not a dirty word. In foreign policy and military affairs it matters.

One might add that experience also matters in running a presidential campaign.

In all fairness to me, I have already presented these arguments on this blog on several occasions already.


Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

Yeah, and Hillary is going to do a great job. Wow. What a candidate.

Maybe she'll get a question about what she would do with Iran, and we'll just sit back and listen for a substantive answer.

And wait.

And wait.

It isn't coming. Hillary doesn't answer questions. Hillary doesn't get challenged. At all.

It's fun to beat up on Donald Trump. But he is putting himself out there. He is saying something. He does take questions. We know more about him and where he stands than Hillary. Policy papers are as worthless as the party platforms. What has she actually SAID?

Yes, let's make sure the "dangerous" Trump doesn't get in. That way, we'll have 4-8 years of Hillary leading as Obama II. That makes sense.

And enough of the Trump bankruptcies. Yes, he's had 4. He's taken risk, and some of his ventures haven't worked out. He's used the nation's bankruptcy laws. That's what they're there for. We want people to take risks. He's also had many successes and actually employed people. Hillary couldn't run a lemonade stand. Politicians say they "create" jobs, which is hogwash.

What risk has Hillary taken? When Trump goes bankrupt, money is lost. When Hillary is in charge, lives are lost. There's no equivalency here. He's built a business, and she has no accomplishments of her own.

Trump-bashing is getting tiresome. It's the media' full-time job. I suspect it is going to backfire.

Anonymous said...

All you need is a few lawyers and you can become a billionaire. Easy

We understand you hate Trump Stuart. You hate Trump more than you love America

Stuart Schneiderman said...

As does Ralph Peters....

Brookside said...

Hillary is being protected by the media 24/7. Trump is being attacked 24/7. All social media is bashing Trump. Young adults never even get to hear anything pro Trump. They only get their news from social media and Yahoo. If a young person disagrees with their friends on Facebook, that will result in immediate attack and ostracism. No discussion or difference of opinion is allowed.
Of course Trump wants to win. He is a winner, but this is not real estate. The media is crooked, stupid etc. You would think this is actually the Dark Ages because many people don't know anything and don't want to know.

Brookside said...

Trump does not filter his language like a politician. He is refreshingly candid.
It seems that some people prefer the measured speech and dark lies of Hillary.

Donald Trump believes in the American Dream and encourages others to be successful.
Hillary does not believe in an individual's dreams or life path. She promotes hate and envy among groups. She wants Americans to blame each other for their lack of success and turn to her for whatever crumbs are left.

Anonymous said...


Sam L. said...

I surely don't see Hillary as a good, or even b rely competent, negotiator.

Stuart Schneiderman said...

Nor do I, nor does Peters....

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

I'm just waiting for our all-wise, all-knowing, all-moral journalists to ask Hillary one challenging question, and insist on a response from her.

Just one. Ask the question, stick with it until she gives a clear, cogent answer. No let up.

I have been waiting for some time. And I expect I will be waiting for some time. I suspect I may never get my wish.

The press does not do its job. It's pathetic. It's easy to react to the news and crucify Trump when that's all they cover. It's open season. Yet it is not news that the Democrat candidate can't walk up the stairs on her own.

What difference, at this point, dues it make? It's old news. That's not who we are. IAC is in the wrong side of history.

Ares Olympus said...

Good work Lt. Col. Ralph Peters! No need to further puff up the puffy Trump and his Trumpettes.

It does look like the Democrats need another 4 years in the White House to test out whether Iran really will get their nukes ready and tested in 12 months.

Hillary will then be responsible for correcting Obama's mistakes, and correcting them, as her neocon handlers see fit.

I don't know why the Republicans even bother pretending to play this 2016 presidential card, just give up the presidency and get ready for the 2020 Republican clean sweep after the disasters predicted under Hillary.

I admit I don't know how to motivate Republican voters to show up for the lower elections, but there is great solace in a protest vote for a third party candidate for president, whether Gary Johnson or someone else.,_2016#Major_third_parties

Its not so bad to vote against a stupid Republican party that lets clowns rule their nest. You don't have to vote for Hillary to vote against Trump.

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

But we have a smart Democrat Party where wise people rule the roost, according to Ares Olympus

And no Ares post would be complete without a Wikipedia reference. .

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

Stuart Schneiderman @ August 12, 2016 at 8:22 AM:

"As does Ralph Peters...."

As does Ares Olympus.

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

Stuart Schneiderman @August 12, 2016 at 11:05 AM:

"Nor do I, nor does Peters...."

Nor does Ares Olynpus.