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Fri Apr 13, 2018, 07:56 PM

We are tethered to a buffoon. He rages and veers, spreading ugliness, like an oil slick

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We are tethered to a buffoon. He rages and veers, spreading ugliness, like an oil slick smothering everything in its viscous mantle. Heís about to bomb Syria. Heís not about to bomb Syria. His attention span is nonexistent. He attacks the foundations of our Republic: an independent judiciary, a free press, truth itself. His cabinet looks terrorized, the way Saddam Husseinís once did.

President Donald Trump is dangerous. The main things mitigating the danger are his incompetence and cowardice. We live in a time that teaches how outrage can turn to a shrug, how the unthinkable repeated over and over can induce moral numbness, how a madmanís manic certainties can overwhelm reason. He is very busy; people resist; he opens another front; people shake their heads. Itís hard to remember on Friday what happened on Monday. Trumpís is the unbearable lightness of the charlatan.

Disorientation spreads. Trumpís main war, beyond all the military bluster, is on truth. This reflects his instinct for the jugular: Once the distinction between truth and falsehood disappears, anything is possible. There are plenty of examples these days, from Moscow to Budapest, of how ďdemocraciesĒ can be manipulated to the point where they can yield only one result. This is Trumpís objective, and for it he needs a weakened Justice Department, a weakened press and an American public that will believe anything. He has had setbacks but is stubborn.

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Reply We are tethered to a buffoon. He rages and veers, spreading ugliness, like an oil slick (Original post)
Demovictory9 Apr 2018 OP
pbmus Apr 2018 #1
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njhoneybadger Apr 2018 #3

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Fri Apr 13, 2018, 07:58 PM

1. More like a Cheeto orangutan...

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Response to pbmus (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 07:59 PM

2. why trash orangutans by association with Trump.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 08:04 PM

3. No use disparaging Orangutans they didn't do anything

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