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Thu May 23, 2019, 08:47 AM

There is much with which to be annoyed in the often mindless media coverage of this

"administration", but one of the recurring themes that never ceases to yank my chain is the nonsense about Trump having "plans" or, better yet, "strategies"; about his "preparation" for meetings with world leaders; and, about his "policies".

The man has no moral core, no convictions and has never believed anything beyond "I'm entitled to whatever I want when I want it".

He feels no need to learn anything because there is nothing he does not know. He is certain that he can create facts simply by announcing them.

To cut to the chase, his only "policy" is that he will make shit up as he goes along, simply opening his mouth and spewing silliness that would be cause to commit most of us to an institution for a psychiatric evaluation. This has worked for him his entire life and anyone who expects him to change is living in La-la Land.

To pretend, for the sake of the "uninvolved and uninformed", that we are trying to "work with" this monstrous spoiled child is ill-advised and, I believe, will return to bite us when the full extent of his corruption is revealed.

Rant light off.

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Reply There is much with which to be annoyed in the often mindless media coverage of this (Original post)
Atticus May 23 OP
BSdetect May 23 #1
Polly Hennessey May 23 #2
Scarsdale May 23 #9
maddiemom May 25 #27
czarjak May 23 #3
yaesu May 23 #4
watoos May 23 #5
Bernardo de La Paz May 23 #7
NewJeffCT May 23 #10
mountain grammy May 23 #14
Bernardo de La Paz May 23 #6
SammyWinstonJack May 23 #18
dlk May 23 #8
Moostache May 23 #16
dlk May 23 #23
Firestorm49 May 23 #11
Moostache May 23 #17
FiveGoodMen May 23 #24
LibDemAlways May 23 #12
NRaleighLiberal May 23 #13
unblock May 23 #15
ooky May 23 #19
sop May 23 #20
Proud Liberal Dem May 23 #22
Proud Liberal Dem May 23 #21
mugwump1948 May 25 #25
MontanaMama May 27 #30
brush May 25 #26
PatrickforO May 26 #28
love_katz May 26 #29

Response to Atticus (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 08:51 AM

1. Recall when many said he was "presidential" because he used a teleprompter.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 08:59 AM

2. Or, he will grow into the job.

Just give him a chance. Most in the media hover on the edge of stupidity. Problem is they have national forums.

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #2)

Thu May 23, 2019, 09:51 AM

9. He certainly "grew"

only not into the job, unfortunately for us. He is as fat as a hog. No neck. Maybe he wants to avoid being hanged (as a traitor), so he gained weight until his neck is just no longer visible? He is just a large, orange blob of obesity.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #9)

Sat May 25, 2019, 07:27 PM

27. HA! He's as big as a barge these days and obviously porking it on more every day.

One more way that the pressure is showing. Maybe he IS, the "healthiest" man ever to be president, unlikely as it seems. He never seems to suffer beyond obvious physical laziness, in hauling his bulk around. No heart attack episodes, no mysterious days out of the public eye...he still swings a gulf club, if nothing else. WTF? He's no Dick Cheney in regards to looking after himself.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 09:17 AM

3. Keep that rant light burning brightly.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 09:26 AM

4. If a Dem president was pulling just 1/100th of what the orange dictator has pulled

MSM would be screaming about it 24/7 about how he/she must be removed, is nuts, unfit for office, playing the really unhinged part of the speeches over & over, calling for impeached, unprecedented, should be riots in the streets, ect, ect,ect

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 09:39 AM

5. The M$M is not our friend,

it is complicit with the far right, it controls the narrative. Yes, there are good reporters on cable news but there are only a couple who stray from the narratives. I only watch Nicolle and Rachel.

OT but Chuck Todd needs some lessons on comb overs from Trump. No I don't watch him, I see him after Nicolle's show is over.

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Response to watoos (Reply #5)

Thu May 23, 2019, 09:42 AM

7. No, but it is not complicit with the far right. It is complicit with profit motive. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #7)

Thu May 23, 2019, 09:57 AM

10. I do think the far right does drive the narrative most of the time

Because they have the huge megaphone of Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, amplified by One America and Sinclair on TV, all the other RW radio hosts that are nationally syndicated, regional or local, and all the RW newspapers like the NY Post, Washington Times and others. Not to mention most small newspapers around the country have been bought up by RW conglomerates over the past 20 or so years (several years back, 18 of the top 20 syndicated op-ed columnists were Republican/Conservative, 1 was a Democrat/Liberal and one was non partisan/centrist)

And, it's not just the profit motive - the R/W Washington Times lost an average of $100 million/year for nearly 20 years for the Moon family, but they felt it important to have a far right alternative to the Washington Post.

Progressive media is selected hosts on MSNBC and Comedy Central.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #10)

Thu May 23, 2019, 10:45 AM

14. There are quite a few progressive radio shows..

Stephanie Miller, John Fuglesang, Pete Dominick to name three of many. Then there's Sirius Urban View with great insight and commentary on the black community with Al Sharpton, Karen Hunter and more.

Of course, the right wing madness is louder and much better funded, but we're here and we are the TRUTH!!!!

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 09:42 AM

6. His policies are greed, lust, authoritarianism, and cruelty. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #6)

Thu May 23, 2019, 11:52 AM

18. Emphasis on greed and cruelty.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 09:49 AM

8. Trump is Supremely Lazy and It's Doubtful He Has Ever Done Any Work at All, as President

Research, creating plans or strategies and so forth is for his underlings to do. Trump is much too important to lower himself to such menial tasks. I would be surprised if Trump has ever broken a sweat in his entire life (except, perhaps, on the golf course). The one thing he does excel at is shooting off his mouth.

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Response to dlk (Reply #8)

Thu May 23, 2019, 11:35 AM

16. Honestly? Do you think he is "good" at even that?

I mean the man's vocabulary is around 1,000 words or less.
He CONSTANTLY compares EVERYTHING to the "best ever, maybe of all-time"...
He is poor at annunciation and aside from the usual angry bluster and predictable (and BORING) mannerism with his tiny fingers trying to make them appear larger, he is a one-trick pony that bores the shit out of me.

I would LOVE to debate him in a controlled setting...

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Response to Moostache (Reply #16)

Thu May 23, 2019, 03:09 PM

23. I Was Being Generous...

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 10:03 AM

11. But, it was a good rant.

Sadly, what else can be expected from the covfefe, hamberder peddler?

This presidency will go down in the annals of history as one of the worst comedy skits of all time. Generations will laugh their rear ends off at the “Joker In Chief and his ill-suited side kicks - the Republican Party.

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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #11)

Thu May 23, 2019, 11:36 AM

17. I'm still trying to get to the oranges of Trump (n/t)

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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #11)

Thu May 23, 2019, 06:17 PM

24. "one of the worst comedy skits of all time"

Let's stop it before it gets as funny as WWII.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 10:09 AM

12. Even today, in spite of all evidence to the contrary,

the media pretends that Trump is something other than what he is -- a very sick man who should be nowhere near the White House. In a rational world, he would have been removed via the 25th Amendment long ago. That he is still here, spewing his crap, points to a broken system. The Founding Fathers would be ashamed that he is allowed to continue defiling the office and bringing shame to the institution daily.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 10:19 AM

13. "alleged" is the trigger word for me they use often

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 11:24 AM

15. if a democrat was as ill-prepared as him they'd call him an "empty suit"

never mind the psychological defects. even just handling negotiations and policy meetings as you describe, the media would clobber any democratic president for being so embarrassingly lost on the details.

"where's the beef", as they used to say.

all his "policies" are little more than stupid campaign talking points dressed up as an executive order or an outline for a bill.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 11:52 AM

19. Great rant! K&R!

M$M giving ANY credibility to this fraud for having "plans" and "policies" is absurd. Drives me crazy too. Call him what he is, a do-nothing, lying, fraud.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 12:12 PM

20. Wait till the M$M goes full-on with its both-siderism campaign coverage

Whatever lunatic thing Trump says or does, corporate media will find some way to justify their false equivalence reporting.

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Response to sop (Reply #20)

Thu May 23, 2019, 12:16 PM

22. IKR?

The slightest trip or gaffe by the Democratic nominee will be mercilessly seized on to try to be seen as equivalent to Trump's massive incompetence.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 12:15 PM

21. The media STILL is waiting for that "pivot"

It should be obvious to even the most dimwitted by now that that's NOT going to happen. Not now- or ever- and that the best thing for everybody will be to get rid of him at least electorally next year and put somebody much smarter and competent into the job. Trump was never going to be able to even pretend to be able to do the job like GWB.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 02:28 PM

25. Spot on!

I could not say any better! Orange thing is nothing but wanna be... now turned ruthless hack.

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Response to mugwump1948 (Reply #25)

Mon May 27, 2019, 12:39 AM

30. I'm curious about your screen name.

My dad called my sibs and me “wugwumps” when we were little. He was born in 1940...he’s gone now but I fondly remember mugwump as a term of endearment.

Welcome to DU.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 04:54 PM

26. Agreed. There are no original policies coming out of his head. Everything...

his admin comes up with IMO comes from staff, lawyers and whoever else is pulling his strings from above, whether it be the Kochs, the Mercers and other rich repugs, or Putin/oligarchs.

The man is on the border line of barely sane and dementia and is teetering sharply towards dementia. Nothing coherent comes directly from his noggin but that orange combover.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 12:07 AM

28. I'm with you on that one, Atticus.

Good rant.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 12:14 PM

29. Perfect rant. Recommend.

You have some great statements in your post. " He is certain that he can create facts simply by announcing them. " Exactly! Nail, meet hammer. Great rant, and excellent remarks from commenters down the thread.

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