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Wed Jun 3, 2020, 05:31 PM

The Day Trump Lost The Presidency

'I believe that yesterday was the day that Donald Trump lost the presidency.

After days of urban rioting, the likes of which America hasnít seen in over fifty years, the President of the United States finally deigned to show himself and address the nation. He gave a pro forma address in the White House, then, law enforcement personnel having gassed peaceful protesters to clear the way for the president to walk across the park to St. Johnís Church, Trump strolled over, stood in front of the church holding a Bible, for a photo op.

A conservative white Evangelical pastor friend texted me his disgust:

Conservative Evangelical pastor txts: "Heís standing in front of one of the most theologically liberal churches in America holding a Bible that is not his and that he does not read while appropriating the symbols of a religion that he doesnít observe. Yeah, Iím really impressed."

By bedtime, the White House had put out a short propaganda film:

This is the act of a weak man who is left with nothing but to stand in front of a church flashing a Bible like a gang sign to get conservative Christians in line. It is pathetic. Today I see that he is going to visit a DC shrine to St. John Paul II ó a purely political stunt. As a believing Christian, Trumpís cynicism disgusts me viscerally.

While the White House propagandists were making that video, Tucker Carlson was, well, reading the riot act to Trump on his program. Here is his entire 26-minute monologue. Carlson is disgusted by the leadership class in this country, which includes Trumpís weakness:

Trumpís weakness does not necessarily consist of his not sending in troops to shoot looters. It consists of him having no idea what to do other than create a pathetic propaganda moment that is so transparently cheap that it makes you throw up a little bit in your mouth. Trollopeís lines are a fitting epitaph for the MAGA dream, which died last night in front of St. Johnís Church:

But the glory has been the glory of pasteboard, and the wealth has been a wealth of tinsel. The wit has been the wit of hairdressers, and the enterprise has been the enterprise of mountebanks.'>>>

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 05:41 PM

1. Trump most definitely is a "mountebank," but the POS probably thinks Trollope is a porn star.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 05:54 PM

2. May have to steal that last bit:


ďBut the glory has been the glory of pasteboard, and the wealth has been a wealth of tinsel. The wit has been the wit of hairdressers, and the enterprise has been the enterprise of mountebanksď

No offense to any hairdressers in the house, of course.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 05:54 PM

3. The video of peaceful protesters being gased will

live on in history. It will up there with Kent State an Teannamen Square.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 06:20 PM

4. I believe the day was January 20, 2017

He convinced Americans to hate their politicians. It's always easier to get people to hate something rather than to love something.

But that only works for the first term. Those "bull in a china shop" commercials don't seem to be the best messaging for any second term, let alone one in the midst of a national crisis.

So he's had 3 1/2 years to get people to fall in love with him, and hasn't succeeded. Somebody else is going to have to come along and pick up the pieces. All this was set in motion on that date, and nothing has transpired to change the trajectory.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 06:52 PM

5. excellent

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 11:05 AM

6. Kick

This is the act of a weak man who is left with nothing but to stand in front of a church flashing a Bible like a gang sign to get conservative Christians in line.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 11:42 AM

7. Way past time for RW Christians to stop worshiping trump. (nt)

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Response to Paladin (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 11:45 AM

8. and we should recognize and appreciate it now.

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