I didn’t realize how much I needed a GIF of Pelosi putting on her sunglasses after giving trump a smock down in the oval…live on television. pic.twitter.com/1sxmsEmKSI
— Adam Shapiro (@adamshapiro) December 11, 2018
Because I like my violence limited to what I see on television or read about in books, for cathartic reasons I watched the video of Nancy Pelosi bitch slap Donald Trump all around the place yesterday, with even the oft times execrable Chuck Schumer showing traces of a spine. It was, of course, an awful performance for Trump. He came off as hostile, uninformed, and just generally like the ass that he is. His sycophants loved it, but they’re fucking idiots and a small minority of the country.
At the same time, you could see beginning of the bluster and the braggadocio wearing off. With the Cohen sentencing today, the daily bombshells from SDNY and Mueller, and everything else, I think even Trump is beginning to realize he is nearing the end. I hope I am not being too optimistic, but even this sunshining dullard, with his peaks lifted by viewing the musings of his mutual masturbation society at Fox news and a steady stream whatever amphetamines they are feeding him, is beginning to notice. I think yesterday was the first time anyone has EVER stood up to him (and of course it took a fucking woman to do it), and it finally dawned on him that he’s not in charge of his own fate anymore. He’s going to need something beyond money and bluster and white privilege, and he’s never had to go beyond that triumvirate to succeed before.
We’re not quite ready for Sister Helen Prejean to make an appearance, but I think we are to the point where even Trump is starting is starting to realize he is a dead man walking and no longer in control of his density. As they say, the past is yesterday today and tomorrow belongs to the living.
Chuck Todd is the fucking worst. And Andrew Sullivan should go somewhere remote and fuck himself off to death.
Even Fox and Friends gave Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a hard time this morning on Saudi Arabia. No tweets from Trump about that. In fact, I saw a report that he didn’t leave the residence side of the White House until later than usual.
Gotti died in jail, Dear.
Put there by Bobby Three Sticks ??
Jack O’Donnell (@jackODspeaks) Tweeted:
@Acosta There is no comparison of Nixon’s will to survive versus Trumps. Trump will never resign, there is no circumstance he will even consider it. The law means nothing to him, and that is key to his will. Think Gotti, not Nixon.
Correction: Didn’t leave the residence at all.
Andrew Sullivan’s family in the UK are all pro-Brexit, apparently. Can we never see him ever again, please.
“even Trump is starting is starting to realize he is a dead man walking and no longer in control of his density.”
“Mary Queen of Scotch”
“It’s intoxicating” – review snippet.
He does too control his density – he manages it by Big Macs…
“And remember, you can put today in the past tomorrow….” link
Trump takes another shot at California The largest Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam is in Orange County. About 7% of the population here. Most of my Vietnamese students are children of a war refugee. I have one employee who is. Would probably be fair to say that one or more of the seats we flipped in OC wouldn’t have flipped if a big chunk of the Vietnamese population were deported.
@Cheryl Rofer: That’s evidently not true. Trump did a signing of an executive order surrounded by a bunch of glaring black people.
Hillary humiliated him in nationally televised debates twice. He was sputtering and incoherent at the end of both. Why do you think he’s still obsessed with her?
I think the question now is how much will Trump pull down when he sinks. The Republican party, the Trump family, and the Evangelical political block are all deeply underwater– drowning, not waving– at this point. I’d be OK with it stopping there, but who knows?
That smile on her face is priceless! Like the cat who caught the canary.
OT, but I am enraged by the news that T is now going after Vietnamese naturalized citizens, to take away their citizenship. These are the boat people! Jeez.
That’s some ace writing there, Mr. Cole.
And how many men did I grow up with – why, yes, in the South – who fit that description? All of them, Katie. Most of them not aware of their privilege.
This line from the article at the first link is truly craptacular.
Trump lost control of his fat boy DENSITY long ago. Now he’s losing control of his DESTINY as well.
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I think yesterday it was clear Trump is retreating into fantasy land, one of the things both Pelosi and Schumer called Trump on was Trump trying to claim the midterm was this awful defeat for the Democrats.
IDK who Matt Lewis (linked in OP) is but he just called Trump “refreshing.” Struggling for an analogy here and can only come up with “sarin made my bathroom smell like a mountain meadow.”
Best fb comment I’ve seen on the Cohen sentencing. ‘One down, 45 to go’
I said this yesterday, but that Nancy GIF ought to be spliced on to the end of “It’s Mueller Time.” The perfect ending!
@trollhattan: Right wing trash ass click bait. Hard pass.
This interview with Arizona conservative “journalist,” Chris Buskirk, on NPR this morning was maddening. There’s both audio and transcript.
I almost drove off the road on this one:
Talking about enabling!
Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed how quiet Chump Jr has been on da twitters. Used to be he was always talking bullshit, ,but seems he’s been mighty quiet since the Mueller news lately.
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@Cheryl Rofer: Well my bet is Trump will never resign, just go into an eternal sulk in some hideout while claiming he’s still president.
One of my oldest friends is a refugee from Vietnam. Her family came here with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Her husband’s family too.
This is outrageous ??
@Corner Stone: I was unaware that Sullivan had recently written something ‘philosophical’ and ‘controversial’. Here, FYI, (a Slate posting), Sullivan’s bullshit is taken apart, sentence by sentence.
@Enhanced Voting Techniques: As long as we can concrete over the entrance, I’m fine with that.
@Enhanced Voting Techniques:
Trump has always lived in a fantasy land. It’s a narcissist thing. The truth is whatever they want it to be, and facts that conflict are wrong, someone unfairly persecuting them, or both. What disturbed me was how he kept repeating ‘border security’ over and over and over. Another reminder that grandpa is no longer the sharpest potato in the shed.
Had a great conversation about what “home” means with one of my Irish friends tonight. I am happy here. I have a good job, great friends, and a fantastic apartment in the best part of the city. But after more than 2 years I don’t feel “settled.” Martin talked about all the Irish in the 50s who left for a better life in England and then returned. This is home they said.
NY. Forest Hills, Queens is home. It’s where I feel “settled.”
Mike in DC
Keep in mind that everything on the right is a lagging indicator–rw media, then Trump supporters, then the GOP senate caucus. We will be 6 months past Trump’s political sell by date when the Republican senators find their spines(or not).
Home is where I hang my hat.
Note to self: One of these days, gotta get a hat.
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@Frankensteinbeck: My thought was at some level Trump figured this was BS to keep the suckers happy, but it seems like now he believes it too. The bit to me that it was obvious Trump is losing touch is who Trump was treating the whole meeting like a Celebrity Apprentice show episode were he needs to give his latest contestants their tasks or he will fire them, not these two people are leading the opposition and he needs to find a compromise with them. It’s the short term memory that goes with dementia, not the long term.
@Martin: I travel a lot and I am vegetarian. The SOB better not screw with my google-map query “nearby Vietnamese restaurant” where I can find awesome vege food in almost every corner of the country. (No fish sauce of course.)
@Enhanced Voting Techniques:
That’s a big problem with conservatives in general. They drink their own Kool-Aid. With narcissists like Trump, though, there’s never a strong line dividing intentional lies from what they believe to begin with. The only world that exists is themselves, their fears and desires.
@NotMax: Yes. I thought I could bring home with me. Nope. There is a saying, sorry if I get it wrong “Wherever you are, there you go.”
@Frankensteinbeck: I had in-laws who always treated everyone in the family like they were all extras in the in-laws “reality show’. Everything was really about them.
@HeleninEire: Wherever you go there you are.
@lollipopguild: Yes. Thank you.
@lollipopguild: You go wherever you are there.
Don’t forget the NRA. ?
I’m not so sure he won’t ever resign. I think he might if somebody with highly evolved manipulation skills manages to persuade him that doing so will be a net plus for his infinite ego.
I agree. Resigning is giving up. Giving up is not in his nature. My worry is what damage will he arbitrarily inflict in his final days in office.
Mike in DC
I vastly prefer removal to resignation. Followed by indictment, trial, conviction and ultimately incarceration.
Well maybe after he is out of office, he will convince himself he is still President. I won’t even care as long as he has no power over people again.
@Mike in DC:
Death is not too good for our enemies.
@HeleninEire: Home is where the heart is.
@Mike in DC: that would be better for future prevention. Also he needs to lose most money and assets because that will deter some of the potential troublemakers of the future.
Trump is incapable of learning. It’s future crooked politicians I want to scare.
@Gvg: His spawn need to be axed too.
PELOSI: President Trump, you can show your statesmanship. You will go down in history for your grace and perspicuity.
TRUMP: Can I stay in Trump Tower?
SCHUMER: The borough of Manhattan would be delighted to host you for the rest of your life. (Does not mention ankle bracelet, elevator that is unavailable on those floors, alarms on the exits to stairways)
PELOSI: Think of the deals you will be able to make as a past United States President!
TRUMP: And Ivanka?
SCHUMER: She will be there with you and your family, Mr. President.
@eemom: I think if it can phrased that we’re the losers who never appreciated him, he’d break up with us. And pundits HAVE to stop saying being president means he can’t be indicted. He can. Nothing but tradition is stopping him being indicted. He & the GOP have flouted traditions for years. It’s time to do the same.
@eemom: He’s perpetually for sale; and seems like he could be tricked and swindled too.
I really don’t understand why this is such a thing with them. We are through the looking glass. Not ordinary times, and not a normal president. Very possibly an illegitimate one.
It’s interesting how it is such a drumbeat, and came up so quickly. They’re borging us.
DOJ policy. Never mind its not so much a rule as it is a guideline.
These folks have never matured past Nixon.
Not mentioned here, but the Clean Water Act also requires fracking companies to limit and test for, guard against, pollution of water supplies caused by fracking. This is (not just for the base as the NYT leads with) also a gift to energy companies, just like last week’s opening of protected lands to fracking and mineral exploration is.
Steve in the ATL
TFW you agree with Corner Stone
Steve in the ATL
@Cheryl Rofer: A+
This is an older adage, but Lois McMaster Bujold has used it in her books:
And when one of her heroes’ fathers threatened to throw him and his wife out of their shared house, the hero’s response was, “My home is not a place, it is people. Sir.”
Cole, this: “even this sunshining dullard, with his peaks lifted by viewing the musings of his mutual masturbation society at Fox news and a steady stream [of] [sic] whatever amphetamines they are feeding him, is beginning to notice”
was downright Betty Crackeresque. That’s about the highest praise one could get for their writing ’round your blog. Well said, good sir!
Others covered it yesterday, but the astounding thing to me is that this cretin managed to snow all his believers into thinking he really knew his way around a negotiation. Was America’s foremost expert at it, in fact. I mean, that was legitimately his biggest selling point for himself during the campaign. “I’ll build the most tremendous team of the best people and they’ll help me win win win win win every day because I’m the greatest dealmaker the world has ever known.” While in reality, he’s a fucking abysmal negotiator. The art of the deal, my ass.
Aren’t most of the first-generation immigrants from Vietnam still Republican voters, at least at the local level?
it was a cookbook.
Steve in the ATL
@Mnemosyne: my wife’s GI doctor is. Bible thumper.
Actually there was a nice preacher lady during the pres. campaign that walked up to him and told him to knock off the campaigning in her church, that wasn’t what they were there for. Drumpf did a meek yes mam and backed off.
@TenguPhule: Home is where the cats are…
Why am I seeing a “Miss Asia Date.com–You deserve to be loved” in my ads, especially since I blocked it once already as inappropriate?
Whoops, now it’s disappeared and Cat’s Pride litter is in its place, which at least makes some kind of sense for my life.
Oh, and seeing Nancy happy makes me happy, yes it does.