Tag Archives: Dustup 2016

To Know Trump (‘Donald the Menace’ Edition)

As if Donald Trump wasn’t enough of a cartoon, a focus group in Indianapolis this week was asked to compare the GOP candidates to fictional characters, and Trump came through – as he might say – incredible. Sort of. Via … Continue reading

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Ads ‘n’ Ends From the Campaign Trail

Itemizing some deductions from the 2016 presidential race. Item: Local TV Stations Love All White House Wannabes Nobody profits from a presidential race more than the broadcast and cable outlets in the early primary states. From Bloomberg Politics: Local TV … Continue reading

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Norman Mailer Had Hillary Clinton Down Cold 20 Years Ago

Yesterday the dustupping staff happened upon Norman Mailer’s essay Clinton and Dole: The War of the Oxymorons, which ran in the cuppa coffee George magazine, and came across this digression about Hillary Rodham Clinton at the 1996 Democratic National Convention … Continue reading

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Presidential Ad Flashback (1952 Campaign Song Edition)

First in a series from our Dustup 2016 NostADgia® desk The first presidential campaign television commercials ran in 1952 (the Eisenhower/Stevenson I bakeoff.) At the time, apparently, the inaugural political admakers thought that borrowing from the entertainment world might be … Continue reading

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‘South Park’ Invades Donald Trump’s South Parts

From our To Know Trump desk Full disclosure: The dustupping staff is not a regular viewer of Comedy Central’s South Park, but we’ve always admired the show’s ability to not give a damn what anyone thinks about it. And never … Continue reading

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Attention @realDonaldTrump: Hugh Hewitt Blew It

Popular conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt – who tied Donald Trump to the whipping post recently over Middle East affairs, then folded like origami when he was criticized for it – took to Politico yesterday to do the crystal ball thing … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging Round Two of the GOP Presidential Rumpus

In the interest of full disclosure, the dustupping staff should mention that we lost interest in last night’s CNN Republican Presidential Debate around the time Ben Carson spoke about hizzzzzz . . . Whatever. Regardless, here’s some dotsam and netsam … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush Super PAC Depicts Jeb Bush As Cipher

From our Whiskey Tango Foxtrot desk The Bush-Industrial Complex has finally decided to spend some of its hundred-something millions to kick-start the Frère Apparent’s presidential campaign. From CNN: Jeb Bush super PAC drops $24 million on ads Let the air … Continue reading

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Welcome to Dustup 2016!

Dustup 2016 – a multi-platform project of Campaign Outsider (Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter to come) – is dedicated to chronicling the most notable antics of the current presidential field. After all, there are (at least) 22 stories in the Naked … Continue reading

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Let the $9b Rumpus Begin! (Ad Early and Often Edition)

The air wars of Dustup 2016™ have gone from zero to :30 in no time flat. So the hardwatching staff is pleased to provide this handy clip ‘n’ save guide to the preliminary rounds, which range from the Presidential Donnybrook to the … Continue reading

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