Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston
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."