Sunday, December 11, 2016
The craven calculus of too many Republicans...
"The craven calculus of too many Republicans at this point seems to be that pursuing a reactionary policy portfolio that now includes gutting Medicare and Social Security is more important than the fact that a foreign power has meddled in an election decided in three states by a total vote total that, as somebody I read noted, could fit into a college football stadium. The news on this front is now compounded by Trump's choice for Secretary of State - Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson - who has close ties to Putin. This is on top of multiple other links to Russia from members of Trump's inner circle. The Founding Fathers worried about a demagogue rising to power backed by a foreign adversary. That notion seemed to diminish to the point of a quaint anachronism over the centuries as our democracy solidified and our strength as a world power grew. No longer.
Perhaps it is too strong to suggest that to countenance what Putin and Russia did in our presidential election with a shrug or a justification forfeits the right to call yourself a patriot, no matter how many flags lapel pins you own..." --Dan Rather
The Narcissist-elect tells America that he's a smart person.
(NOTE: Really smart people don't need to constantly tell other people that they're smart. For reasons unknown, wink* wink*, Donnie has to keep reminding anyone who will listen that he's a really "smart" person. LOL!)
Trump: I Don't Need Daily Intelligence Briefings Because "I'm A Smart Person"
President-elect Donald Trump declared Sunday that he doesn't need daily intelligence briefings because he's "a smart person."