Thursday, September 08, 2016

The Things That Ought To Unsettle The Hell Out of You Regarding Trump

Update: Hello again, Crooks & Liars readers linking in from Mike's Blog Round-Up! Thank you again Batocchio for the link! Please check out my other anti-Trump diatribes while you're here, just click the tags below. ;)

1) He still doesn't get it.

2) He has no respect for anyone or anything. He views professional intelligence officers and military generals as political props for his fantasies. He projects onto them his own twisted world-view in such a way that most of them are thisclose to violating their own confidentiality rules to speak out against him.

3) He really doesn't get it.

4) Trump lies and continues to lie because nobody moderating his public appearances is willing to confront him on where he either distorts his own previous statements or where he makes sh-t up.

5) He soooo doesn't get a single thing about it.

6) Trump's openly misogynistic view of women shows incredible disrespect towards rape victims. He claims putting women in the military inevitable for them to be raped by male colleagues, a statement so vile and ill-informed that it intentionally "blames the victim" from start to finish and assumes men would be rapists if put in the same work environment as women. Goddamn him.

7) The thing that Trump doesn't get is that being President of the United States is a serious commitment and requiring of a sober, informed, and focused mind. He has none of those things.

8) Trump's open man-crush on Russian autocrat (if not outright dictator) Putin is so blatant it's unsettling. Any other political figure fawning over a Russian leader like this would have been called before HUAC and jailed for sedition by now.

9) Trump's vanity is such that he's a clear front-runner for being the target of Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" even after the singer's admitted the second verse was about Warren Beatty. Okay, seriously, Trump is so self-absorbed it should bother anybody who wants to see empathy in our Presidents towards the nation. But with Trump that will never happen: everything under a President Trump will all happen to the benefit of Trump, even if it wrecks the entire world.

10) Trump really really DOES NOT GET IT. Ever.

And for that he should never get the White House.

Just on any ONE of the serious points I put up there - Numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, and 9 - Trump should be disqualified from the campaign and even sent into exile (hey, he apparently likes Russia... ) before he causes any more damage. And this isn't even getting into the SUPER SERIOUS charges of financial corruption, bankruptcy, possible bribery of elected officials, and further acts of malfeasance.



Pinku-Sensei said...

The Monty Python fan in me was expecting "there is no rule number 6." That's OK. #6 needed to be said.

Infidel753 said...

Well, look at it this way -- he's back to being himself. Bannon and Conway couldn't get the sane-person camouflage to stick to him for very long. We'll be barraged with Trumpesque gaffes from now to election day, and they'll take their toll.

Paul said...


dinthebeast said...

His bromance with Putin is a hoot. He believes Putin called him brilliant, so he thinks Putin is just ducky. Only thing is, Putin never said that about him, as he told Fareed Zakaria. He claims to have called him "bright", and the misunderstanding was a translation error, which right wing media outlets picked up and ran with. The Russian word they were translating as "brilliant" doesn't mean that kind of brilliant, but something closer to "shiny" or "colorful", both of which are better descriptions of Trump than brilliant.

-Doug in Oakland

dinthebeast said...

I just read Mark Cuban's advice to Hillary for the debate, which was to mock him and laugh at his deficiencies, which Cuban believes will drive him crazy, and all of the sudden I realized what really needs to happen. He needs to have his Mitt Romney moment during the debate(s), where he gets it wrong and Hillary calmly calls him out on it and is backed up by the moderator so he has to publicly swallow being the liar he is.
I think it's likely to happen, as he has even less of a grasp of the difference between reality and Breitbart than Romney did.

-Doug in Oakland

Ed said...

Hillary is being sued. Benghazi Victims' Parents Sue Hillary Clinton

dbtexas said...

"Hillary is being sued." So, by that logic, all the 9/11 casualties and the wounded and dead from the Iraqi debacle could have their families sue the Bush/Cheney cabal?

Paul Wartenberg said...

Dear Ed:

Why is that pertinent to a blog article where Trump is being rightly castigated as a racist asshole?

I should mention that TRUMP is getting sued on a regular, almost daily basis, for refusing to pay his workers and contractors, for refusing to pay that girls' dance group that showed up for his primary rallies, for his fraud regarding Trump University, for his constant douchebaggery and business failures.

HOW THAT'S, ED? That's more noticeable and pertinent to the argument at hand.

And for the families suing Hillary for Benghazi, they're getting tricked into that by the damn Far Right Noise Machine that's been hassling the Clintons since 1992. Those families are better off suing CONGRESS for their failure to adequately fund embassy security since 2001.


Paul Wartenberg said...

Oh, and buy my books, Ed, I need the money more than Ann Coulter does.

Pinku-Sensei said...

"Pinku-Sensei, FIVE IS RIGHT OUT"

There may have been a real Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.