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Tue Jul 2, 2019, 07:16 PM

Oh, to Be Ivanka! So many hot spots, so little time.

Oh, to be Ivanka! The clothes, the kids, the teeth, the entitlement. She goes everywhere because she belongs everywhere — that confidence is in her platinum-encrusted genes — and because there’s no corner of the world or cranny of existence that isn’t enhanced by her presence.

That was the joke in a Zelig-inspired, Gump-reminiscent meme that exploded in tweets over the past few days. Look: There’s Ivanka between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee at Appomattox. And here’s Ivanka teaming with Jonas Salk to develop the polio vaccine. She stretches out in bed with John Lennon and Yoko Ono. She peeks through a window in the background of the painting “American Gothic.”

Sometimes Twitter is a toilet. Sometimes it’s a reason to live.

And sometimes a hashtag distills a bottomless sea of disgust into a few acid droplets. The one accompanying these images was #unwantedivanka. It stemmed less from her brush with the Dear Leader than from a bit of video that showed her clumsily inserting herself into a conversation among Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and President Emmanuel Macron of France in Osaka, Japan. They may have credentials, but she has luminosity.


And gall. That’s what binds her and Jared. It’s their marriage’s secret sauce.

Last week he finally started to unveil his Middle East peace plan — because of course Jared can solve what actual experts failed to — and it threw $50 billion of theoretical investment at the problem without tackling any of the toughest stuff. It had already been disparaged by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; in a closed-door meeting he told Jewish leaders that the proposal was “not particularly original” and quite possibly “unexecutable,” according to an audio recording obtained by The Washington Post.

The rest of the world greeted it with no more enthusiasm, alternately shrugging and laughing, but Jared was partly insulated from that response because he and “Ivanks,” as he fetchingly calls her, were off to the Koreas. So many hot spots, so little time.

Ivanka nudged Pompeo and Mick Mulvaney, the acting chief of staff, out of the frame, essentially performing the roles of the entire cabinet and the first lady (who skipped the trip) at once. Coming soon: her book on multitasking.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/02/opinion/ivanka-jared-trump-nepotism.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 07:22 PM

1. "Shamelessness is their superpower"

I forget who said that, but it's true-- they have no shame, and that gives them a (temporary, i hope) power.

But we saw the right attitude that cows her, if not her father-- Lagarde gives her a look that doesn't even rise to "contempt". It's more like dismissal-- "Why are you here? Oh, right. Someone'd daughter. Do go away."

I wouldn't say Ivanka could feel shame, but you could tell she had a slight sense of unease. She wanted to yell, "Don't you know who I am? Don't you know you're supposed to LISTEN TO ME!"

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Response to dawg day (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 07:34 PM

2. Shamelessness and a complete lack of self-awareness.

They have no idea as to how they appear to decent people. They don't know that they are being awkward, vulgar and inappropriate. Even if they did, they probably would not feel shame about it as long as they ultimately achieved their goals.

While the rest of us look at them aghast at how they are able to confidently pull off the things that they do, they are content in their little bubble of cluelessness and mutual admiration. It doesn't even occur to them that their actions horrify most sane people.

Trump thinks he's a great world leader and a handsome, virile ladies man, Jared thinks he can create peace in the middle east and solve the opiate crisis, Ivanka thinks she belongs in the company of world leaders and intellectuals, and Don Jr. and Erik think they can go out in public without getting spit on and laughed at. Where does this arrogance come from?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 07:54 PM

3. Is she wearing plastic socks with her high heels?

Look at the photo in the link. What is on her feet?

Frank Bruni is one of my favorite columnist. He always says what I am thinking.

On the #unwantedivanka meme on twitter: "Sometimes twitter is a toilet. Sometimes it's a reason to live."

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 08:35 PM

4. I'm not seeing a photo with her feet when I click the link.

n/t

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Response to llmart (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 08:40 PM

5. You don't see the photo of her in the black pantsuit?

It should be at the top of the page. She is wearing off white pumps with these weird plastic looking little socks.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 08:41 PM

6. The photo I see is from the waist up and those EXPENSIVE HUGE WHITE TEETH!

LOL

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Response to llmart (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 10:20 PM

8. Trumps all get big fake teeth

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 10:21 PM

9. And yet they're still ugly people through and through.

All the money in the world can't fix that.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 10:38 PM

11. The clear plastic is part of the shoe. nt

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 10:37 PM

10. No, the transparent plastic is actually part of the shoe. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 10:59 PM

12. That looks dumb to me.

But what do I know, I own 9 pairs of Birkenstocks.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #12)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 11:02 PM

13. Yeah. Some women wear shoes that are completely transparent plastic. Can you imagine how their

feet feel--and what they smell like?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 09:00 PM

7. Just so ridiculous

That clip of her in her pink fluffy dress and not serious hair-she looked like a guest at a 5 yr old’s birthday party being held at “Glitzy Gurlz”. Wow, just wow, last week and this week have just been especially bad.

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