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Thu Jul 16, 2020, 06:18 AM

I am not sure we should call it an unravelling...

Beans, statues and the confederacy as symbols of the race and culture war that Trump is desperately trying to stoke, while for the average person out there, coping in an out of control pandemic - economically and safety wise is pretty much all they have time for and Trump is not in any way reflecting the priories of the general public. Surprise! People are saying he has lost it, but surely the point is that he never had it? I know that I have written many an OP delighting in the Madness of King Trump as he seemed to go all in George III but I am no longer of the opinion that what we are witness to is an unravelling, I think it is more akin to an unveiling. The awful that gets more and more awful, and hell what a week it has been on so many levels of awful, is Trump, when under ever increasing pressure, showing the world exactly who he is. This is Trump - the not very effective smoke and mirrors of the last 3 years have been cracked asunder by 2020 - and the gibbering, nasty race war stoking, incoherent, incompetent fucker standing before us is the psychopath that is Trump. He is not unravelling, he is exposing the very real he, in a way that makes it impossible for anyone, unless you are part of the unrepentant racist underbelly of MAGA, to ignore exactly what he is. This is he.

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Reply I am not sure we should call it an unravelling... (Original post)
Soph0571 Jul 16 OP
The Magistrate Jul 16 #1
Soph0571 Jul 16 #2
Lonestarblue Jul 16 #3
bucolic_frolic Jul 16 #4
True Blue American Jul 16 #7
gab13by13 Jul 16 #10
True Blue American Jul 16 #14
NNadir Jul 16 #5
Yavin4 Jul 16 #6
uponit7771 Jul 16 #8
Johnny2X2X Jul 16 #9
leighbythesea2 Jul 16 #11
SammyWinstonJack Jul 16 #12
PJMcK Jul 16 #13
yardwork Jul 16 #15
flibbitygiblets Jul 16 #16
mgardener Jul 16 #17
Ingersollman Jul 16 #18

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 06:39 AM

1. That Is An Excellent Way To Put It, Ma'am

An unveiling, rather than an unraveling.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 06:41 AM

2. Thank you :-)

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 06:56 AM

3. He may also be showing early stage dementia.

Stress aggravates cognitive thinking, and the fact that things have not been going well for Trump puts a lot of stress on a man who convinces himself that he is a genius and great at everything. He has also not been able to get his fix of adulation from fans at his rallies. I wonder if he also fears he has dementia since his father did. That, too, would add stress and maybe explain his recent focus on the test he claims to have taken.

Whatever the reason, his cognitive decline has been obvious for quite some time. But hes always been a despicable person, and it shows.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 06:56 AM

4. The markers were all there from the get go

"Russia, if you're listening ...", his background, his father's activities, 'good people on both sides', the associates he keeps - manafort, kac, guiliani

No it's not an unravelling, it's not an unveiling, it's a public awakening. The media didn't vet this guy along the way, the Deep State if it exists didn't do its job, Obama didn't confront McConnell on several fronts - Merrick Garland was a test to see what Mitch could get away with, how far he could push Obama, and set up the silence on Russia. All the factors fell into place. It was a war on the rule of law as it existed, on Bannon's regulatory nanny state, on sovereignty. All who wanted a piece of it gone signed on. Oligarchs, corporations, polluters, Fundies ... it was a revolt by Leviathans ... even Thomas Hobbes would understand that.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 08:01 AM

7. For me

The Media is still not doing a very good job. Every morning when I wake up, settle with my coffee the refrain is over and over an endless repeat of Trump and his lying distractions ,projections, that Biden is losing it.

No, the Media is not our friend, especially MSNBC. Oh, they tut tut and mutter, but they still repeat Trump lies over and over.

CNN or reruns when I am home.

PS, I loved how Wolf Blitzer cut his tirade and lies short.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 08:25 AM

10. MSNBC has Nicolle and Rachel,

CNN has Don Lemon, that's it for me. Neither network is liberal. The biggest lie out there is that the MSM is liberal.

I don't think it matters with Trump. I mean the MSM was all over his affair with Stormy Daniels. You tell me with a straight face that if Barack Obama had raw dogged a porn star and paid her 130,000 dollars to keep her quiet that he wouldn't have been immediately impeached and most Democrats would have voted for impeachment.

It isn't just Trump, we have Republicans in Congress and Republican voters who are just like Trump, Trump is just more vocal.

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 08:56 AM

14. True!

I do like Nicole, used to like Ari Melber. Would like to watch Larry but as an early riser who is at the pool at 6 AM, I can not stay awake!

The rest just seem to be repeats.

I found a new series called Cedar Cove based on Debbie McComer books on Hallmark.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 07:35 AM

5. His niece, it would seem, agrees with you. n/t.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 07:42 AM

6. This is how he's always been.

In whatever ventures that he's pursued, failures abound. He's not losing it. He never had it.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 08:07 AM

8. K&R, Trump is Joker from Dark Knight, the stupid version who just wants to burn it down

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 08:22 AM

9. He sees a culture war as the only way he can win

They have said over and over, they think they win on this issue. But I think they're mistaken this time because people are dealing with the economy and the virus.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 08:49 AM

11. Excellent way to put it

May i use parts of this? The unveiling vs unraveling.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 08:49 AM

12. This IS the real tRump.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 08:51 AM

13. Trump is who he has always been

Trump has always been an ignorant, loud-mouthed fool who fails at every endeavor. As a New Yorker, I've been hearing his bullshit since the 1980s and it has disgusted me that so many people couldn't see him for the disaster he is.

Forget about his likely dementia. Trump has always been a liar and a cheater. He has rarely made sense although he used to be a tiny bit more articulate.

In her book, Mary Trump makes the observation that, in the normal world, people like her uncle would be under serious psychological care. In Trump's case, she writes, he lives in a self-created bubble where everyone serves him and bolsters his ego. He has separated himself from true reality. In fact, if he were institutionalized, in many ways he would have a similar insulation from reality. And Trump has lived his whole life like that!

No wonder he lacks empathy.

No wonder he believes his BS.

No wonder he's an idiot.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 09:03 AM

15. Unveiling, yes.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 09:09 AM

16. One would have needed to be "raveled" in the 1st place

And that certainly never was the case!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 09:17 AM

17. Trump was always like this

This is a man who switched political parties 4 times in less then 15 years.
He always said what people wanted to hear to get what he wanted.
Trump has been a con man, Always!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 09:44 AM

18. Maybe

the demotion of Parscale is a sign that Trumpandco are going in a new direction. Perhaps GOYA will replace MAGA. Anybody got any ideas what GOYA will stand for?

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