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Sun Oct 8, 2017, 09:40 PM

History won't be unkind to Trump -- it will be cruel

From Scott Gilmore

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Gilmore

writing for Macleans:

http://www.macleans.ca/news/world/history-wont-be-unkind-to-trump-it-will-be-cruel/

Life is not fair, and if you are over a certain age, and if you are paying any attention, you have probably come to the conclusion that fate and karma do not exist. The good guys don’t always win. The meek did not inherit the earth. And while justice isn’t often bought outright, it can always be rented.

But, you cannot defy the laws of gravity. If you throw a stone up into the air, no matter how much money you have it will eventually come down. Even if you stare into the news camera and promise it is going to stay up there forever and even if 46.1 per cent of the electorate believe you, that stone is still going to fall.

I’ve been reminding myself of this more and more frequently as I watch President Donald Trump wreak havoc across government, the United States and the world. It is too late for this story to have a happy ending. The lesser man won. The damage being done to the international order, American democracy, to Washington’s stature in the world, will never be entirely undone. One of the world’s most notorious frauds, one of the most incorrigible liars in history, became the 45th president and it’s too late to change that.

But, that doesn’t mean there won’t be consequences. The president, his allies, and the people around him have all set in motion certain things that will lead to unavoidable repercussions.

-snip-

But, even if he escapes impeachment, even if Robert Mueller does not unveil a list of crimes, even if all the congressional and Justice investigations announce there is no evidence of collusion or tax evasion or obstruction of justice, Trump will still be remembered as the most ineffective and incompetent President in a century, if not in all of American history.

After nine months in office, he has proven to all but his most loyal partisan followers that he is totally incapable of running the government, defending American interests, passing legislation or even to managing his own cabinet. At this point, there is nothing the President or his supporters can do to escape this verdict. When it is all over, his term will be described with words previously unassociated with any other modern president: ignorant, treasonous, confused, incompetent, petty, crass, ridiculous.

History won’t just be unkind to Trump, it will be cruel. That stone is going to fall.



I agree completely with this.

Now, if Trump can just be stopped from destroying this country and the world first...

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Reply History won't be unkind to Trump -- it will be cruel (Original post)
highplainsdem Oct 2017 OP
MFM008 Oct 2017 #1
L. Coyote Oct 2017 #15
Initech Oct 2017 #2
LisaL Oct 2017 #4
bdamomma Oct 2017 #6
RKP5637 Oct 2017 #3
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 2017 #16
bdamomma Oct 2017 #5
JHB Oct 2017 #7
eppur_se_muova Oct 2017 #23
tanyev Oct 2017 #8
BigmanPigman Oct 2017 #12
sharedvalues Oct 2017 #9
sharedvalues Oct 2017 #10
smirkymonkey Oct 2017 #11
oasis Oct 2017 #13
Xipe Totec Oct 2017 #14
Spy Car Oct 2017 #17
NBachers Oct 2017 #19
C Moon Oct 2017 #18
ananda Oct 2017 #20
Hamlette Oct 2017 #21
WinkyDink Oct 2017 #22
Martin Eden Oct 2017 #24
CBHagman Oct 2017 #25
democratisphere Oct 2017 #26
UTUSN Oct 2017 #27
StevieM Oct 2017 #28
kairos12 Oct 2017 #29
Tatiana Oct 2017 #30
Snackshack Oct 2017 #31
stevenleser Oct 2017 #32
Laffy Kat Oct 2017 #33
3catwoman3 Oct 2017 #34

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 09:43 PM

1. Agreed

Totally.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 11:48 PM

15. That ship sailed over the horizon a while ago.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 09:44 PM

2. If humanity still exists after Trump!

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Response to Initech (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 09:50 PM

4. Well, exactly.

We have to survive it for there to be a history.

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Response to Initech (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 09:57 PM

6. this fucking man

is not taking us down!!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 09:47 PM

3. He will be judged as a tyrant to his own country and a disruptor of international affairs. Let alone

seen as a very stupid individual and a failed leader.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 11:53 PM

16. Going down in history as the worst President ever. Nobody even close.


Unlikely to be anybody even close for decades or centuries.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 09:54 PM

5. We will have to save ourselves

we have too.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 10:07 PM

7. It's not cruelty if every bit of it is desrved.

I'd probably use a word like "excoriating".

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Response to JHB (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 9, 2017, 08:18 AM

23. Exactly. Telling the truth is just, not cruel. nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 10:16 PM

8. May it happen in his lifetime.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 11:01 PM

12. Man I hope so!!! I want him to be alive and sane enough

to watch his "reviews" roll in. I hope that he is dragged through the mud worse than Nixon was and his family as well.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 10:34 PM

9. History will be honest. It will place him not with Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini - but just behind them

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 10:35 PM

10. "ignorant, treasonous, confused, incompetent, petty, crass, ridiculous. "

Ah, yes.

I also want to see him bankrupted. All of this damage he's inflicting on Americans - it's all due to his pursuit of $$$.
Ironically, the Soviets used to say about us that Americans' greed was their weakness. It appears to have been proven true.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 10:42 PM

11. K&R

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 11:07 PM

13. I want him to live at least 20 more years so he can wake up many

mornings knowing how much he is hated worldwide.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 11:15 PM

14. The cruelest words will be a kindness to this alleged human being nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 11:53 PM

17. History also won't be kind to those who helped enable his win.

 

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Response to Spy Car (Reply #17)

Mon Oct 9, 2017, 12:18 AM

19. None of them

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 9, 2017, 12:16 AM

18. My favorite post on DU in some time.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 9, 2017, 12:18 AM

20. Actually, 45 has been extremely effective ..

He has his SCOTUS guy in place.

He is systematically destroying Obamacare.

He's getting away with not helping PR.

His warmongering and saber rattling are working.

His white supremacist agenda is right on target.

And his people march in lock step with his agenda
or else.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 9, 2017, 12:31 AM

21. one can hope

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 9, 2017, 01:31 AM

22. "Cruel," or just honest?

 

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 9, 2017, 09:26 PM

24. History needs to be true.

And if it is, Trump will be remembered as a national disgrace and the absolute nadir of American politics.

I just hope he isn't remembered as the president whose military misadventures had even worse consequences than GW Bush.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 9, 2017, 09:31 PM

25. Most chilling sentence: "It is too late for this story to have a happy ending."

But I don't necessarily think history will be cruel to Trump. I think it will be fair, which is to say he will be seen for exactly what he is today.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 9, 2017, 09:34 PM

26. Can't be cruel enough!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 9, 2017, 09:37 PM

27. Dear History: Can you speed yourself up, please?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 9, 2017, 10:02 PM

28. For history to regard Trump as a terrible president would be too kind. He should be remembered as

an illegitimate president.

His victory took place in an election that was inconsistent with liberal democracy.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 9, 2017, 10:12 PM

29. The only thing that will be true of the history being written about

Drumpt's rule will be the parchment will be radioactive.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 9, 2017, 10:15 PM

30. I tend to agree with Lin-Manuel Miranda. He's going straight to hell.

It will be the fastest golf cart he ever took.

Anyone who ever willingly signed up to serve in his administration for ambition and power deserves to never hold a government position ever again in life. Anyone associated with Trump should be met with disdain and ridicule anytime they are in public.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 9, 2017, 10:16 PM

31. As it should.

But part of the harsh history should also include the inexcusable apathy displayed by almost half of the citizens of this country. Trump only mildly hid just how unqualified he was to be president during the campaign but he still showed enough that anyone paying 2¢ worth of attention would also know how unqualified he was but they still could not find the time to be heard.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 9, 2017, 10:38 PM

32. I disagree. It will be fair. And in being fair, it will be brutal. nt

 

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 9, 2017, 10:43 PM

33. Yeah, well I can't wait until he IS history. nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 09:30 AM

34. Anf he will have earned every...

...syllable of it.

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