SCROTUS – Yep, that works for a So-Called Ruler of the United States who talks about "a so-called judge." #SCROTUS it is. https://t.co/NUd4cWmspV
— csdickey (@csdickey) February 4, 2017
It's almost as if Trump has been trying to tell the world that he can't do this job but his own congress is too kleptocratic to listen.
— Schooley (@Rschooley) February 4, 2017
Which would all be fun and games, until…
To repeat a theme: Trump's executive order on immigration has Made America Less Safe Again: https://t.co/i5mhaOHUaq
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) February 4, 2017
Think about it: at this point Trump desperately needs America to be attacked by jihadis.
— Philip Gourevitch (@PGourevitch) February 4, 2017
And it's almost as if the executive order on immigration was designed to incite and increase the likelihood of such an attack occurring. https://t.co/pZIiKtsqQ0
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) February 4, 2017
Say it with me: YOU DID THIS, REPUBLICANS!
I’ve decided to start calling him our Toddler In Chief. Which I’m sure will be more appropriate after he sees this week’s SNL.
I never thought I would say this but SNL may be the only thing that keeps me sane for the next little bit. Melissa McCarthy is LIFE
Jim, Foolish Literalist
Damn, that’s a self-described conservative talking
Media: Oh, that Donald…He’s such a scamp!
This is fun!
I’m going to be giggling about the Poland thing for a while. By which I mean crying myself back to sleep.
How long can McConnell and Ryan tolerate Trumpenstein’s thuggish, erratic, and infantile behavior before they decide to have him declared mentally incompetent and get his fat ass out of the White House?
Hope he’s enjoying all the company at Mar-a-Lago:
@hilts: The corrupt cowards won’t do it. It’s up to the dems and the justices to do it.
Ryan and McConnell can put up with anything that allows them to serve their masters with tax cuts and reductions in regulations. Nothing else is important to them. Obviously. It makes me laugh tears of sadness that so many of us just don’t see that. We keep waiting for Trump to go too far and expect the GOP to come to Jesus but…. There is no too far.
Until 37 seconds after a serious primary challenge shows up in their districts, is how long.
And even then, it’ll probably have to be an even less honest more venial Talibangelical from the farther right fringes.
If there’s a hell, I suspect an ice-skating rink just appeared there…
Why Nobody Cares the President Is Lying
In the conservative media, we conditioned people not to trust facts or mainstream news outlets.
By CHARLES J. SYKES FEB. 4, 2017
I saw only one troll-post in the first 100-or-so comments, and many of the rest are downright inspiring.
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN — Dump Trump!
We need to follow the advice Frederick Douglass once gave to a young admirer: “Agitate! Agitate! Agitate!”
Melissa McCarthy was bloody brilliant!!! Neighbors probably heard my laughter.
@Mary G: Indeed.
Satan will need to build a massive annex to make room for all of the ratfucking Republican bastards in Congress, retired Republican politicians, and conservative pundits who all served as enablers for this putrid sumbag Donald Trump.
Thru the Looking Glass...
Meanwhile, up in Roseland, north of Sacramento, Representative Tom McClintock (R) had to be escorted from his own town hall meeting w/ constituents of his heavily Republican district due to the number of demonstrators who turned out for the affair…
After the theater reached its maximum safe capacity of approximately 200 people, hundreds more collected outside, waving signs and chanting “This is what democracy looks like”…
Please take note… this was in extremely RED country – California’s 4th Congressional district – and this is what I would call “taking it to the bastards on their own turf”… just sayin’…
(The link is to the Sacramento Bee, if anyone is wondering…)
@Thru the Looking Glass…: YAY Go Sacramento peacefully demonstrating.
Re-re tweet via Hend Amry via Josh Marshall’s twitter: Looks like people around the world are watching what the US population does closely.
Encouraging, and reason to keep up protesting and contacting Congress, pressuring state and local governments to stand up for decent and lawful federal government..
This is what I mean about the American people sending a message louder than Trump:
Not that hell is close to freezing over yet, but what if, like Sykes, more of the ratfuckers repent, and work to undo the damage they’ve done?
Since it took the looming 4th Reich to wake Sykes up, they’ve got a lot more introspecting to do before I’d trust them to be decent members of a democratic society.
@Jim, Foolish Literalist: Bannon has openly talked about a war against Islam, but he probably realizes that the majority of the public would not support a preemptive strike. However, if there was another 9/11-style attack or an attack on an embassy, he would get the popular support or I should say Congressional support needed to go to war. This is one of my big concerns with Bannon on the NSC. He’s provoking the terrorists with the ban and new Iran sanctions and he will have access to intelligence about potential terror threats. What if he decides to let one proceed?
Thru the Looking Glass...
Then there’s always the problem of waging a war against a religion… as opposed to, oh say, a country…
Not unlike the really successful wars on drugs or terror…
@Mary G: what are they chanting?
That makes perfect sense. Also, Dennis Potter named his cancer Rupert after Rupert Murdoch.
I see Trump as a malignant cancer and I only hope he can be removed from office either by being judged mentally incompetent or getting convicted of high crimes and misdemeanors because this country can’t survive 4 years with this fucking lunatic in charge.
Oh my! A thought. I read someplace that it would be “not stability-inducing” for our European allies to recall their ambassadors. But what about a UN General Assembly Resolution censuring the US? Seems like that’s much more feasible, and has no “this means war” implications?
Ehh, I don’t know nuthin’. Just wishin’ for the rest of the world to rescue us, I guess. It’s our job, though.
I don’t know what more evidence these Republican assholes in Congress need to see. Trump is clearly a goddamn lunatic who’s not in command of his mental faculties. This isn’t a hypothetical situation anymore. These dirtbags in Congress need to put the country’s interests ahead of the interests of their fucking political party.
@Mike G: You needed to slap a big ol’ NSFW label on that, son. (I laughed though; but also, ewwww.)
@Gretchen: The people united, will never be divided.
@Kat: Anyone who disbelieves evolution or manmade climate change has been partaking of alternative facts for a long time. Decades. Charlie Sykes’ life has been dominated by lies and the toleration of lies for a lot longer than he is letting on. In the terminology of the 12-step movement, he hasn’t hit bottom yet, and he won’t have much credibility until he does.
@The Lodger: And having said all that, I’m racking out. TTYallL.
@sharl: On Wonkette the picture of the sculpture of deadbeat donnie with the tiny penis makes the rounds almost daily still.
@Thru the Looking Glass…: Roseville.
@EBT: Not Sacramento. Sacramento is pretty blue; Roseville is quite red. The district actually includes parts of Tahoe and Yosemite. The fact that McClintock was chased from a town hall there is pretty stunning.
@Jim, Foolish Literalist:
The policies they (the thuglicans) enact on terrorism is no different of a philosophy than they enact against the poor or on education. Break the system, reap the rewards. What in the past thirty years has given them any indication it will not benefit them?
@Darkrose: Good to know, I still don’t know much about this place. Roommate is from Tahoe though so she would know more maybe.
That is the worst, most unsourced Mother Jones story I ever read. What happened to Kevin Drum, did he fall of his bike and hit his head? Or has he just given up?
Trump desperately wants his Reichstag fire. A terrorist attack would be the stuff of his dreams. Problem is-it won’t be his supporters who suffer because of it, much as they deserve to.
BTW, the appeals court upheld the judges order-so there ought to be a tweet storm from hell today.
I think it’s just a question of how long they live and whether Donald goes first.
Bannon is on the NSC, he’s not the whole thing. It’s not like he’s going to be the only one who knows about an impending attack. Bannon might welcome an attack, but others would view it as potentially career-ending failure on their part. I think you’re over-reacting to Bannon.
Ordinarily, meaning if we didn’t have a lunatic in the White House, I’d say that the president needs to have the attack happen very soon, so he can blame it on the previous administration. Once the Trump team is in place and fully responsible for intelligence failures, it’s an open question as to whether a successful attack would be as much a cause for our attacking someone as it would be seen as a total failure on the part of Trump. An attack is going to be blamed on someone — and we all know how adept the Republicans are at shifting blame. I admit that Trump’s supporters are probably easily manipulated into believing that any attack, no matter when it happens, will be Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s fault. But I’m not sure if Trump wants to be seen as the president who let the next 9/11 happen. Still, he’s crazy…and stupid…
NOAA is forecasting a Category 11 tweeturcane accompanied by multiple F-11 tweetnadoes.
Head for the storm cellar!
PS Damn those “so-called appeals judges.”
I’m from Kentucky. Everyone here underestimates McConnell. He’s a Kentucky aristocrat, and he does have a principle beyond shoveling money to the rich. McConnell’s heart and soul are pledged to white men ruling America, now and always and without question. He was the very first to go apeshit when a black man became president. He just did it in fancier language.
Ryan wants tax cuts and the destruction of Medicare. McConnell wants voter suppression, and lots of it. Neither wants America’s foreign policy to explode, which is my hope for an impeachment. Pence is their man.
@TriassicSands: Trump probably doesn’t want to be seen as the President under which a second 9/11 happens, but he is so mind-numbingly obtuse that it would be very easy for Brannon to manipulate him into setting up the right conditions for an attack. The Muslim travel ban is a prime example.
I don’t disagree.
Trump is such an idiot and so unprepared to be president that if Bannon convinced him to start WWIII, but Trump had to pee first and ran into a janitor on the way back to “push the launch button,” he could easily end up ordering toilet bowl cleaner instead.
If we survive this, I would expect more books to be written about Trump’s presidency than about all 44 who preceded him.
This is excellent news.
No Tweet storm yet. Apparently we have a low energy President. Sad.
@TriassicSands: they will blame any attack on the previous administration no matter when it occurs. Bush 43 dodged responsibility for 9/11 even though it was 8 months into his administration.
And Burgess Meredith will have plenty of time to read them, until his eyeglasses get broken.
Reagan blamed Carter for everything bad, even into 1984 or 1986. Well, not everything, but far more than was rational. The wingnuts blamed Clinton for 9/11, presumably because Al Gore (or perhaps Michael Moore) was fat. Any new terrist attack will be traced directly back to Hitlary’s (as yet unhacked) private server, and Obama giving the Mooooslims the “attack” order for Benghaziiiii!!!
And so on.
@Mary G: and we learned how to do this from the republicans in 2000.
The country rallied around Bush after 9/11 because we were stunned that such an attack could happen. It was years before we fully understood the incompetence and neglect of Bush and Cheney in failing to take the possibility of an attack seriously. I don’t think the public will be so forgiving of this administration. They already present as a gang of incompetent assholes. If a large scale attack did occur, I suspect there would be a lot of ass covering in the way of leaks and finger pointing.
This isn’t new:
Bring it on!
Fly paper for the terrorists.
These people (conservative Republican leaders) are proof the private school system has failed America.
They are incapable of learning – from books, from experience, from whatever.