Author Archives: Bob Grossfeld

About Bob Grossfeld

Bob is a longtime political & public affairs media consultant. Based in Phoenix, AZ he spends a great deal of his time doing guerrilla therapy for his fellow Arizonans before they succumb to the state's lunacy. The media calls on him frequently to help explain Arizona politics with a straight face.

If it has feathers and quacks it’s a duck

I know I can’t be the only one. Right? I mean it seems as if everyone with any sense left looks at Mr. Trump’s actions and words regarding Russia and comes to the same conclusion: He’s the only one who can’t or won’t acknowledge that Russia launched a massive cyberattack on the United States during our 2016 election.Read the rest

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Don’t waste your breath on Trump. Save it for McConnell.

It almost goes without saying but Donald Trump is sucking up almost all of the “media” air. So much so that I don’t even have to offer complete sentences and you’ll know what I’m talking about.… Read the rest

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Senator McCain. It’s your time to act.

Maybe it’s just what fate had in store for politicians from Arizona.

In 1974 a U.S. Senator from Arizona, once his party’s nominee for president, helped usher a crook out of the White House.… Read the rest

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“Lists. It’s personal.”

I normally do most of my writing here.  I wrote this piece for “Medium.”

"LISTS"
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A New Journalism for Troubled Times

My story begins in 1972. I was doing TV news at a station in Lansing, Michigan. Any time I start feeling full of myself I dig up a photo of me on camera back then.… Read the rest

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Does Donald Trump Have NPD? Ask Mayo Clinic

I believe that Donald J. Trump has Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).  I’ve believed this for some time but a lot of good that did.
I’m not a psychologist or psychiatrist. But I have an advanced degree and I can read.… Read the rest

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Az Sen. Barry Goldwater Told Nixon; Az Sen. John McCain has to tell Trump

Maybe it’s just what fate had in store for politicians from Arizona.

In 1974 a U.S. Senator from Arizona, once his party’s nominee for president, helped usher a crook out of the White House.… Read the rest

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Forget the phone calls & email: SHOW UP!

You’re all fired up and ready to contact your congressman or legislator. So, what do you do? Make phone calls? Send email? Even take the time to send a letter?

Chances are you’ve been directed to do one of those.… Read the rest

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Trump’s Rise to Power: A 1930’s Reflection

Trump’s Rise to Power – Was It 1930?

His campaign brilliantly organized thousands of meetings, flying in his private jet criss-crossing the country speaking to millions with wall-to-wall TV and Cable News coverage.… Read the rest

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He’s not going away. Get used to it. Take 2

(One joy of writing like this is the ability to copy what happens during every NFL game: “Upon further review…” and edit. That’s what I’e done here.)

Over a year ago I wrote that the presidential election would eventually come down to answering a simple question: “Do you dislike Hillary Clinton more than you fear Donald Trump?”

Well, we’re here now and, at the risk of violating a longstanding personal rule (Rule #1 Overconfidence can defeat you) come January, Hillary Clinton is going to become our 35th president and our first woman president.… Read the rest

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