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Sun Dec 26, 2021, 04:30 PM

'Corruption, ineptitude and banality': Former White House official rains hell on Don Trump Jr.

In a very blunt column for the Atlantic, a former speechwriter for Ronald Reagan and both Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, laid waste to Donald Trump Jr. over his recent comments about biblical principles and called him out for being a callow opportunist taking advantage of the Trump name.

Last week, the former president's namesake told young conservatives at a Turning Point USA get-together, "We've turned the other cheek and I understand sort of the biblical reference, I understand the mentality but it's gotten us nothing. OK? It's gotten us nothing while we've ceded ground in every major institution."

That, in turn, set off Peter Wehner who has used his Christian faith to advocate for conservative policies while also turning on Donald Trump for being antithetical to his beliefs.

Using the younger Trump's comments as a jumping-off point, Wehner didn't hold back, beginning his Atlantic column by writing, "Donald Trump Jr. is both intensely unappealing and uninteresting. He combines in his person corruption, ineptitude, and banality. He is perpetually aggrieved; obsessed with trolling the left; a crude, one-dimensional figure who has done a remarkably good job of keeping from public view any redeeming qualities he might have."

https://www.rawstory.com/don-trump-jr-2656162504/

Link to Atlantic article, which is a pay site after a few free articles:

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/12/gospel-donald-trump-jr/621122/

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Reply 'Corruption, ineptitude and banality': Former White House official rains hell on Don Trump Jr. (Original post)
George II Dec 2021 OP
Thomas Hurt Dec 2021 #1
dutch777 Dec 2021 #6
malaise Dec 2021 #13
COL Mustard Dec 2021 #21
malaise Dec 2021 #2
Biophilic Dec 2021 #11
malaise Dec 2021 #12
Biophilic Dec 2021 #24
Ferretherder Dec 2021 #25
malaise Dec 2021 #26
blogslug Dec 2021 #27
The Roux Comes First Dec 2021 #30
malaise Dec 2021 #31
dchill Dec 2021 #16
malaise Dec 2021 #22
sheshe2 Dec 2021 #3
FakeNoose Dec 2021 #4
Mr.Bill Dec 2021 #5
erronis Dec 2021 #8
not fooled Dec 2021 #18
2naSalit Dec 2021 #23
czarjak Dec 2021 #7
mountain grammy Dec 2021 #9
raccoon Dec 2021 #10
plimsoll Dec 2021 #14
dchill Dec 2021 #17
Midnight Writer Dec 2021 #29
calimary Dec 2021 #15
niyad Dec 2021 #19
homegirl Dec 2021 #20
Bernardo de La Paz Dec 2021 #28
C Moon Dec 2021 #32
slightlv Dec 2021 #33

Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 04:46 PM

1. Wehner underestimates his fellow conservatives penchant for moral turpitude.

He rails about Jr. when conservatives of the same moral character have surrounded this man his entire professional life.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 05:27 PM

6. Right on!

Bush the Second and Co. were just slicker and sneakier but same swamp as Trumps just different puddle.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 06:36 PM

13. True but who am I to stop them from devouring one another

Let the feeding frenzy continue

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 07:33 PM

21. It was written by a

Low level disgruntled staffer. I never even met the guy.

Thatís how itíll be spun, anyway.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 04:50 PM

2. The best line 👀

who has done a remarkably good job of keeping from public view any redeeming qualities he might have."
✌️

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 06:05 PM

11. Yeah, I reread that a couple of times. It was a classic and so truthful.

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Response to Biophilic (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 06:33 PM

12. That should leave a mark

Seasonís Greetings

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Response to malaise (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 09:13 PM

24. Thanks, Malaise. Back at ya.

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Response to malaise (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 04:33 AM

25. You are assuming that dt,jr. has the moral capacity...

...to feel shame for the abject failings in his character and personal direction in life which the writer of the article so unerringly pointed out(hint: he does not), therefore, dt,jr. feels nothing but contempt for someone denigrating his flawless overall persona, with his hyper-intellectual degree of business acumen and social insight, and will blissfully proceed to point out that the article's writer is just jealous of tfg's son and his obvious leadership lineage, and is probably just a frustrated 'liberal-in-training' who is trying to usher in the communist takeover of America by attempting to destroy the true 'patriots' who are trying to MAGA!

...something like that, I think.

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Response to Ferretherder (Reply #25)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 06:01 AM

26. Sadky

you nailed it.
Seasonís Greetings!

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Response to Ferretherder (Reply #25)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 07:13 AM

27. I kind of think he does feel shame

He knows his father is a soulless, greedy, cruel man. He knows the only way he can ever achieve peace and dignity would be to extricate himself from his dad and that awful family. He also knows he's too much of a coward to ever do it. That's why he debases himself and is quite probably drinking and drugging himself to death. He's going to end up like his uncle Fred and not a one of them will mourn him when he's gone.

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Response to malaise (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 01:44 PM

30. But At Least for Me, One of the Lasting Indigestible Revelations

Stretching back at least to the shrub and probably to the reagan-atwater cartel, is that our species has devolved a subset who aren't subject to marks. There are scores of them who should have done serious time but instead retired to live lives of blissful Fat-cattery without a meaningful blemish.

So, while I love the expression and also greatly savored that line in the article, I'm regretfully having to seriously tamp down my belief in its lasting value.

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Response to The Roux Comes First (Reply #30)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 02:11 PM

31. Sadly you may be right

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 07:06 PM

16. However, how hard is it to hide that which you do not have.

There is NO secret stash.

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Response to dchill (Reply #16)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 07:36 PM

22. True but I love the line

Seasonís Greetings

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 04:51 PM

3. Lousy excuse for a human being.

That goes for the whole lot of them.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 04:55 PM

4. Yep, that's the guy



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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 05:21 PM

5. The only time a Trump has turned the other cheek

is to snort through the other nostril.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 05:54 PM

8. Well, don't forget Lindsey and the rest of them kissing ass. Both Cheeks, guys!

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 07:15 PM

18. Ha!

Good one.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 08:23 PM

23. +++++!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 05:39 PM

7. Reagan, Bush, Bush? That Axis of Evil was good enough for Peter when it suited him?

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 05:59 PM

9. That's who he is maga all the way.

Applies to all magas.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 06:02 PM

10. Wonderful description of him. Nt

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 06:39 PM

14. So, business as usual then?

He's "used his Christian faith to advocate for conservative policies," maybe it's time to look at what the people he's been promoting actually do instead of what he says they do.

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Response to plimsoll (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 07:12 PM

17. Yeah. Should say "...used his FACADE of Christian faith..."

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Response to plimsoll (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 12:02 PM

29. Thank you.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 06:57 PM

15. Just one question for you, Wehner: WHO did you vote for? In 2016? How 'bout in 2020?

Was your stamp of approval part of how his dad got into the Oval Office in the first place?

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 07:18 PM

19. I am not aware of any instance of those f'n bastards " turning the other cheek."

Or of ceding anything. Could someone refresh my memory, please?

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Dec 26, 2021, 07:26 PM

20. What else can

one expect from such deficient DNA:

Great Grandfather- Purveyor of women, tax and military service dodger
Grandfather - KKK member, fined for racism by US government
Father - Donald John Trump, don't think I have to elaborate.


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Response to homegirl (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 11:26 AM

28. Excellent summary. . . . nt

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 03:08 PM

32. In other words: a 2021 and beyond Republican

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 06:02 PM

33. The focus on the rawstory site is on the Wehner story

not so much on what don jr said. And, even in the comments, it was practically all on don jr., his coke and grifting ways. NOT about what he said, what he was trying to say, not about how he was trying to manipulate the audience.

Couple this talk with the seminars being held around the country by the Dominionists *right now* (here, at Xmas time!) about how "we" can no longer hold back peacefully, but must take hold the mountains of power. These have been publicized on the 'Net, in papers, on TV, and in other ways. The Dominionists are making their moves now. They're starting to consolidate their power. I think they're concerned they may NOT take back the presidency in 2024. I'm actually afraid *we* won't, but it makes me smile to think they're unsure. But that means we're in for a VERY rough couple of years.

Dominionists believe lies, deceit, murder, any sin they have to commit will be forgiven if it's done in the name of the Lord for the glory of bringing His world to this world. And it's not just a theocratic America they aim for. It's Armageddon they truly desire. They truly wish to bring about the conditions to bring on the Apocalypse. Trump and his people can do this without even being in power. They keep sticking their nose where it doesn't belong and we don't slap it out of there. They have people in the middle east, in Russia, in China, in Ukraine, ostensibly on "business trips", etc. They can make all kinds of trouble.

Being Pagan with a Charismatic Evangelical background makes me supersensitive to these people and what they can do and what are likely doing when I see them in the news. I know what they've had planned for decades. They're not Millerites.

But being who I am, even with my background, makes me a poor person to raise the alarm among Christians of good faith. And it's these people who have GOT to start pushing back. You must proclaim AND reclaim your faith before you LOSE your faith altogether. There will only be one way to worship after this is over, and it will be in the manner and form of the Dominionist. Christ, the Redeemer, is lost to us, except silently in our hearts. His gentle, loving, peaceful style of living and teaching is lost to all of us, Christian and Pagan, alike. Please, those who follow HIS ways, speak out for HIM now, and against what Don Jr is saying, especially in this time when we celebrate a hopefulness of Peace on Earth, Goodwill towards Men.

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