Thursday, February 4, 2016

Trump is calling for Granite Subsidies leading into the New Hampshire Primary

Chattering Teeth News - Most of the Republican presidential candidates are in New Hampshire coming off the heels of the Iowa caucuses where Ted Cruz won by a large margin. It is not known if Dr. Ben Carson has finished doing his laundry and ironing in Florida and joined the rest in New Hampshire, or if Marco Rubio is done polishing his boots - but rest assured the twitter feed will keep the journalists up-to-date on this breaking news.

With the political focus moving from Iowa to New Hampshire, Donald Trump is once again pushing the agenda by announcing he is in favor of granite subsidies with his latest tweet:

@realDoanldTrump - People call me the granite candidate because - like me - granite is a hard stone, capable of withstanding enormous pressure. That's why we need to protect these rocks with government subsidies #NH Rocks!

Not coincidentally, New Hampshire's nickname is "The Granite State", referring to its extensive granite formations and quarries. In fact, much of New Hampshire's bedrock is granite.

“You know what?," Trump said. “I went out to see some of the folks in those quarries, with the sawing and the chiseling. Good stuff and great people, put a lot of people to work out here. I just want to thank them, they’re doing an amazing job with the rock piles, this I will tell you.”

When reminded that Ted Cruz is against government picking the winners and losers in the form of subsidies, Trump responded by saying, "Frankly, I am not surprised. The big Oil companies give him a lot of money, so he's for oil. Tell that to the good people in New Hampshire living paycheck to paycheck."

Aside from the fact that Trump's ad hominem attack against Cruz is patently false, it's not clear what oil has to do with rocks. And with New Hampshire ranked 6th in the nation for median household income, its not known how many quarry workers are living paycheck to paycheck.

Donald Trump held a townhall at Rattlesnake Hill, the largest quarry in New Hampshire, located just outside the state capital in Concord. "I haven't seen this many stoners and slabs of dense granite since that Adele concert in New York last year, this I will tell you."

A hush fell over the crowd and not even a pebble scrape could be heard, as the clueless Trumpeters sported looks of confusion trying to determine if they had been insulted.

"Nowhere else on Earth can you find all these rocks," said Trump. When I'm president, not only will I build that border wall, I will build it using these big, beautiful 20-ton slabs from New Hampshire!"

And the crowd erupted in applause and tears.

Donald then pulled a small, smooth stone from his pocket and held it up for the crowd of supporters to see. "See this stone? My mother gave me this rock — this very rock from her rock garden in our backyard — many years ago. It’s just very special to me and again I want to thank the quarrymen. I will never let you down,” he vowed.

8 comments:

Ed Bonderenka said...

Well, after Iowa, he's off to a rocky start.
And we have friends who are Trump supporters, so I won't say anything about heads full of rocks because that would be rude.

Sparky said...

Hilarious as always Jerry. You know, I used to just distrust T-Rump but the more he speaks and makes an arse out of himself, I'm actually starting to hate him. He really is a loose cannon with a bad hair cut.

Z said...

I'm with Sparky. And Ed.
Your post is upsetting....it shows how many people are being duped by a rude, nasty, lying 'man' of bad character. Really bad character. I hoped he was starting to mellow and show some dignity but BROTHER, was I WRONG!
If I have to vote for him in Nov., it'll be THE hardest vote I EVER CAST.

Kid said...

This brings tears of joy to the eyes. This I can tell you. (Ed, Ha !)

Ms Z, Know that Ted Cruz loves you....

DaBlade said...

Ed, Yes! a rocky start, indeed. And we do have Trump supporter friends. Maybe I should spend less time bashing Trump and more on Hillary and Bernie... Nah. Trump is almost just as dangerous. Besides, I can't pick what I find humorous in the morning.

Sparky, AHHH, made you laugh again! You know, if I check my record and review past comments on the subject, I'd be right with ya. I was even complimentary toward Trump. But its time to get serious now in destroying the establishment with the ultimate conservative candidate.

Z, Didn't mean to upset ya... Not all Trump supporters are duped folks who have core values we share. They are not like us. They are "Trump Democrats". That said, there are some luke-warm values voters being duped. I guess we try to do our small part in convincing them to wake up, right?

Kid made me laugh!!! Again!! Yes, Ted Cruz loves us all :)

DaBlade said...

If Bill Clinton was the philanderer-in-chief, Trump would be the panderer...

cube said...

For now, anybody but Hillary works for me. It does concern me that the republican circular firing squad does more damage to our side than the dems do.

DaBlade said...

I agree, cube, though the fireworks between Bernie and Hillary yesterday was enjoyable. The democrats are battling between a marxist socialism (bern) and progressive socialism (hill). The gap between establishment republicans and constitutional conservatives is a much, much larger. And the media are full bore against Cruz. Its not the time to say "anybody but" IMO... its primary season. Its time to stand up and speak loudly for the candidate who shares your core values, and watch for flying elbows :)