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Yeah, I saw a couple of minutes on BBC News (that’s all I could take). Like something out of 1984.
“Don’t question me, don’t listen to anyone else, I’m the only one telling the truth. And I’ll shout down (or kick out) anyone who dares to talk back.”
You’ve got your finger on the pulse; any sign of a backlash from his supporters?
I could only bear a few minutes myself. I mean, I’m used to seeing homeless guys talking like that on downtown street corners, but even when the Republicans win one expects a higher standard of raving delusion from the president.
I dunno how this is playing with his base. A fair chunk of ’em don’t believe the press anyway — “I Don’t Believe the Liberal Media” is a popular bumper sticker in Trumpistan — but some of the brighter bulbs in this fascist chandelier must be catching on by now.
I recall from reading William Shirer and a couple other authors that the industrialists in Germany thought that they could get that crazy guy Schickelgruber to do their bidding, too. Funny how that worked out.
25th Amendment indeed. Sure does beat “Second Amendment Solutions” offered by that crazy lady Sharron Angle.
Khal – I’ve called the ones who are supposed to be representing me in DeeCee every week since Orange Julius Caesar’s “amazing, sold-out, standing-room only, biggest ever, etc.” inauguration.
So far all I’ve gotten is answering machines and an argument from a Steve King staffer almost as nonsensical as this OJC press conference. Gawd help us!
This is scary. All of my DeeCee folks are Dems so they need no convincing that this guy is trouble. Now, about the rest of the country.
To some degree the Donks are going to have to take a deep breath and broaden the tent. I had a friend come back from vacation in Northern Michigan shortly before the election and she said she had seen traditional blue areas in her home state turn red. Frankly, we need to get those “Baskets of Deplorables” in the Rust Belt back from the Dark Side. Low info voters don’t realize they are selling out their own interests and I’m not sure how to convince them to come back.
That’s gonna be a tough hustle, K. The old tactics still work depressingly well: “The [insert your race/political party/gender/religion here] are coming for your [insert jobs, families and/or guns here]!”
I will not be watching the news or the talking heads tonight – to relive even one minute of that delusional debacle is beyond cruel and unusual punishment. Lawdy, I’m thinking of asking April Ryan to fetch me a cup o’ coffee.
When John Dean says you’re the greatest threat to national security, you might want ponder whether history considers Nixon a winner. Dude is going up on Bizaro Rushmore with Chuckles, Filmore, and Buchanan.
This proved one thing – KellyAnne Cornflakes conveys Orange Julius Caesar’s ideas (well, more like brain farts) very well. I feel sorry for the press people who have to watch and listen to this blathering every day. Gawd help us all!
Here’s the thing … we all know there are brilliant policy wonks who don’t have good TV personalities, come across the wrong way. But there is zero chance Trump has his shit together in private conferences but only loses it on stage.
So these folks in his inner circle, they see this shit for 16 hours every day and still want to work for him.
What the fuck?
It’s like you got a room full of Timothy Treadwells, all convincing themselves this grizzly won’t eat them. How long can this show go on?
I think it was Grover Norquist who said that all these yahoos need from a president is a marginally functioning biped who can sign bills into law. As long as they have that, they’ll be happy as pigs in shit.
Well, they got what they wanted. Only problem with that is some nucalar stuff and the Authorization For Use of Military Force which is the main reason we can fuck up things in the Middle East at the whim of the president. That includes killing folks with the drones. Watched one of them land yesterday when taking a cycling break at our airport.
We need Samuel Jackson to do a remake of “Wake The Fuck Up.”
Word. Decoy for now anyway. Using the Congressional Review Act to roll back pretty much anything Obama did in the last six months. And they have their eyes on Affordable Care Act and tax cuts thinking they can do that before Orange Julius is certified bat shit crazy.
Why all the focus on Adolph Trump? He will be gone in less than a year. Then the REAL enemy takes over and that is the Republican Party who is using Adolph Trump as a shiny diversion while they pork us royally. All outrage should be channeled and focused on your local and regional Republicans who believe they have some form of mandate. While we titter about Trump has anyone noticed what crimes and misdemeanors are being rammed down your throats by Congress? If you want change it will be a battle at street (local) level and not in Washington.
Herb has it right. Until the school boards, the city councils, the county councils, the state representatives and senators, and the governors are contested by viable candidates with sane agendas (not necessarily the agendas that you approve of in total), the right will prevail.
The right has done a fantastic job of getting people to vote against their best interests, and they have done it since Richard Nixon was president. They have gotten better at it over the years by working local.