Posts Tagged ‘Donald Trump’

A Very Stable Genius


(WP Outlook) – Joe Klein:

A Very Stable Genius” by Washington Post reporters Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig is superbly reported and written with clarity, but it is not an easy read. It is relentless, depressing and ultimately numbing; sort of like being an American citizen these past four years. It is the story of how Trump got rid of all the advisers — the so-called grown-ups in the room — who patronized him and tried to prevent him from doing what they considered to be stupid things. The authors have dislodged new sources who enable them to describe the thoughts and feelings of players like Tillerson, McMaster, Chief of Staff John Kelly, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and others. …

washingtonpost losers-dopes-and-scumPhilip Rucker and Carol Leonnig: A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America

The War Crimes President


(NewYork Intelligencer) – Andrew Sullivan:

We now operate in a political system in which one deranged man can take an entire country to war in a fit of pique, the legislative branch has been sidelined, and none among the toadies in the president’s own party will stand up to him. We live in one in which regular constitutional processes — like an impeachment and congressional approval for a war — are treated by the strongman with contempt. We have two remedies: a War Powers Resolution to rein Trump in on Iran, and conviction in the Senate impeachment trial for rank abuse of power. And the president’s cult of a party may well deny us both. …

nymag war-crimes-presidentThe Report, 2019 film

Wikipedia: Republic (Plato)

Calls For Removing Trump From Holy Trinity


(The Onion Politics) – Carol Stream, IL:

In a scathing opinion piece published by Christianity Today, the evangelical magazine’s editor-in-chief Mark Galli made the case for President Trump’s removal from the Holy Trinity. …

Galli’s editorial goes on to reassure readers the magazine supports the deification of Vice President Pence, who in the event of Trump’s removal would ascend to a place alongside the Father and the Holy Spirit. …

theonion removing-trumpDonald Trump venting

Impeachment Reasons A-Z


(The Intercept) – Mehdi Hasan:

Donald Trump became the third president of the United States to be impeached.

I couldn’t help but be disappointed that there were only two articles of impeachment passed against the president. Two? That’s it? Why were other Trumpian offenses not included?…

theintercept a-z-trump-impeachmentVoting on House Resolution 755: Impeachment of Donald Trump



(Raging Pencils) – Mike Stanfill:

Master, it is said that when one leads an evil, despicable life they will reincarnate as a lower life form. What, then, will Donald Trump reincarnate as?” …

ragingpencils reincarnationMike Stanfill: Raging Pencils 2019-12-14: Reincarnation

What is Trump?


(Patheos::ATP) – Bert Bigelow:

I found this in a comment thread here. …

Trump is a snowflake’s idea of strength and masculinity, an incel’s idea of a playboy, a racist’s idea of white supremacy, a Christian extremist’s idea of being godly, a nationalist’s idea of patriotism, and an idiot’s idea of being a self-made millionaire. But perhaps worst of all, he’s a bully’s idea of how might-makes-right is “nature’s way” of how the world works. In the end, these bullies are more than willing to shut off whatever empathy they may have, and will use the power of the law to make the lives of everyone that isn’t white, rich, straight, and Christian complete and utter hell, and worse if possible. Why? Because they can.

tippling what-is-trumpDonald Trump, unmasked Hitler

Poor, Lonely Donald Trump


(Independent::Voices) – Holly Baxter:

Once upon a time, centrist government leaders were polite and placatory. Now, they’ve stopped caring – and it’s on video for everyone to see …

independent 9233431Princess Anne, Mark Rutte, Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron, and Boris Johnson backbiting Donald Trump

Trump to Spell NATO


(New Yorker::The Borowitz Report) – Andy Borowitz:

At a preliminary gathering of the leaders, Trump demanded that the other NATO member nations increase their cash contributions to the alliance, prompting Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, to issue the unexpected and unwelcome spelling challenge.

“We’ll be happy to give more to NATO, Mr. President, if you can spell NATO,” she said, drawing raucous applause from the other leaders.

Handing Trump a pencil and a yellow legal pad, Merkel watched as he struggled to spell the word correctly, crumpling page after page in the effort. …

borowitz-report spell-natoDonald Trump frustrated

Trump’s Base


(Atlantic Ideas) – Dan P. McAdams:

The president has followed the predictable course for narcissism in one way, alienating many who have served in his administration, and defied expectations in another, by continuing to attract an adoring core. …

theatlantic 602446Narcissus Donald Trump

Wikipedia: Malignant Narcissism

What Is ‘Failson’ Culture?


(Daily Beast) – Molly Jong-Fast:

One is not born a failson. Nor does one simply inherit the status of failson. No—failson status is earned through a display of equal parts incompetence, stupidity, and arrogance. And until his book, no person in America—or maybe even the world, so bursting at the seams with louche heirs and dissolute royals with no throne to sit their pampered arses on—illustrated all the facets of a failson better than Junior. …

thedailybeast failson-cultureTrump sons