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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wednesday is Trump Hump Day

The whiners who support the Trumpster complain that the Left and the Media "destroy" their candidates. Remember how Sarah Palin was "destroyed" by the media when they reported her inability to name one newspaper she read? What a "GOTCHA" question that was! It was all downhill for the "bullpit with lipstick" after that. Now we have Donald Trump, who 30+ percent of the TGOP supports for the presidency, and his whining supporters claiming the media are trying to take him down.

The truth, which always eludes the true believers of the TGOP, is that the Trumpster will sabotage himself with the incessant self-aggrandizing, meaningless tripe that he demagogues and tweets day after day.

The following quotes and tweets show that the Trumpster has the emotional maturity of a 10-year-old school yard bully:

Here are the Trumpster's expletive-laden zingers on foreign policy and trade. 

"Speaking about America's military presence abroad, he said:

We build a school, we build a road, they blow up the school, we build another school, we build another road they blow them up, we build again, in the meantime we can't get a fucking school in Brooklyn.

Speaking in Las Vegas in 2012, Trump gave his take on how to keep oil prices low for American consumers: just curse out OPEC! The real crux of the problem, in his words: 

"We have nobody in Washington that sits back and said, you're not going to raise that fucking price."

And despite the fact that some of his clothing is made in China, Trump bashed the Middle Kingdom. If elected president, what would his message for China be?

 "Listen you motherfuckers, we're going to tax you 25 percent!"

The Trumpster likes to tweet:

Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump No more massive injections. Tiny children are not horses—one vaccine at a time, over time. 9:29 AM - 3 Sep 2014 489 489 Retweets 435 435 favorites 

Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump An 'extremely credible source' has called my office and told me that @BarackObama's birth certificate is a fraud. 4:23 PM - 6 Aug 2012 2,568 2,568 

The Trumpster likes to brag:

I dealt with Gaddafi. I rented him a piece of land. He paid me more for one night than the land was worth for two years, and then I didn't let him use the land. That's what we should be doing. I don't want to use the word "screwed," but I screwed him. That's what we should be doing. 

Our country is in serious trouble. We don't have victories anymore. We used to have victories, but we don't have them. When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let's say China in a trade deal? I beat China all the time. All the time.   

(Note: Donald J. Trump outsources his clothing manufacturing to China.)

The Trumpster is a dedicated Birther:

Trump isn't so sure that the President is being square with the American people on matters of faith — despite his annual participation in the National Prayer Breakfast, among countless other examples, Trump believes that President Obama might be Muslim. 

 He may have one but there's something on that, maybe religion, maybe it says he is a Muslim. I don't know. Maybe he doesn't want that. Or he may not have one. I will tell you this: if he wasn't born in this country, it's one of the great scams of all time. 

The Trumpster, like all misogynistic bullies, attacks women on their looks:

Yet another bad-taste attack on a prominent woman — Trump called Huffington Post founder Ariana Huffington "unattractive both inside and out" in a 2012 tweet.


From Digby: 

" And they[the media] are shocked, I tell you, shocked that Donald Trump would be seen as someone who would endorse such ugly sentiments. 

 That's right, the man who announced his presidential campaign by declaring that most undocumented immigrants are rapists is supposed to be someone who repudiates xenophobic language and they are surprised that the man who ridiculously insisted the president was not born in the US and succeeded in getting him to release his long form birth certificate to prove him wrong is supported by a bunch of Muslim-hating bigots."


Infidel753 said...

He's telling the knuckle-dragging ignorantsia whatever they want to hear and whatever backs up their idiotic tabloid view of the world. What distinguishes him is that he's doing it in a far more flamboyant, and even more irresponsible, way than most Republicans do.

So far he wants to threaten and coerce Mexico, China, the Islamic world, and probably others. He seems to think we can have antagonistic relationships with most of the rest of the planet with no adverse consequences.

The core fallacy here (not necessarily Trump's own belief, but that of the morons he's playing to) is that the US is so powerful that everyone else in the world is utterly helpless to resist us and would have no choice but to go along with what we want, if we simply threatened them convincingly enough. But we're not that powerful relative to the whole rest of the world, and no nation ever has been. A US turned rogue nation under Trump would quickly find others forming coalitions against it. It would also produce the biggest wave of nuclear proliferation in history. Everyone can see that possession of nuclear weapons, as in the case of North Korea, buys a certain level of immunity from threats.

Right now, Trump thinks he's politically invulnerable because other Republicans are treating him with kid gloves, because they would need his supporters in the general election. If Trump became the Republican nominee, Hillary would face no such inhibition since the kind of people who support Trump wouldn't vote for a Democrat anyway. She'd use all this garbage he's been spouting to destroy him so thoroughly it would make his head spin.

Rational Nation USA said...

How refreshing. Rather than discussion on issues of national and global importance (with facts and reasones analysis) Trump has managed to make the republican brand a
full blown joke.

That 30% of republicans find his BS worthy of their time is astounding. But apparently 30% are angry frightened folks who simply can't accept most of the rest of the USA is leaving them behind. Reactionary nationalism is a strong force and attracts many. Trump has tapped into this and will ride it out hoping more folks turn gullible.

Kevin Robbins said...

I just want to say, so long Scott Walker. We hardly knew ye. Thank god Pataki and Gilmore are still in the race.

Dave Miller said...

Your top pic says it all for me...

People can disagree all they want about the Popes theology, and many do, but to assert that he knows nothing, and others, know everything, is, IMNSHO, pretty arrogant.

Just sayin'...

If we aren't willing to consider the ramifications of what the Pope has for us, we're headed to a very dangerous place.

Absence of consideration of opposing views, and respectful dialogue should not be the hallmark of exceptionalism. We can all learn from others, even those with whom we may disagree...

The Surfer Dude said...

A party that gives a person like Trump 35% of its support is a party that deserves no respect. Now he says he's not going to talk about Obama's birth certificate because he knows if he backs down the dimwits who support him will be angry and if he admits he was a frikken moron about it and admits Obama is an American his fans will desert him. The people who support Trump are the same derps who are angry that the Obamas are showing respect to the Pope --and they hate the Pope too because he preaches the message of J.C. and not the GOP message of hatred, anti-women, anti-Latinos, anti-Muslims, anti-veterans, anti-science, and anti-everything else they hate, which is just about anything that Rush Limpballs tells them. They'd rather follow a 4-times married druggie who used his housemaid to score drugs for him.That's the sort of person they admire--oh, and Ted Nugent. We all know about that GOP hero!

Ducky's here said...

I don't know, Dave, the top graphic excludes Ben Carson. It's incomplete.

It has been my belief that when Christ said the poor will always be with us it
is because we will not do what is necessary to alleviate poverty.

For me, this pope is bringing that to the fore which is a primary reason he is irritating
the clown car.

A Nice Underground Station said...

Democrats running for President are talking about income inequality, climate change, the high cost of prescription drugs, and making life better for the middle class.

Republicans running for President are talking about the vile Muslims and Hispanics living in America, shutting down the government over Planned Parenthood, building up the military war machine, and calling the Pope a left leaning Marxist. Yes, the political parties are as different as daylight and dark.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"For me, this pope is bringing that to the fore which is a primary reason he is irritating
the clown car."

Not just the clown car, Ducky. The usual wingnut blogs are trashing this Pope. What do we make of that? They hate Jesus' message. This Pope is the only one I've seen in my lifetime who walks the walk.But the haters don't believe he's sincere, and that his demeanor is all a show.

Jerry Critter said...

The press has it easy. All they have to do is accurately report what Trump says. He is destroying himself.