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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Trump: Too Stupid To Be President

The 30 percenters who still support Trump become highly insulted when people call them "stupid." But what other explanation is there for that group other than stupidity? Willfully blind? What keeps them defending the indefensible crackpot that is the POTUS? 

Read this piece from Foreign Policy by Max Boot to understand why almost a two-thirds majority of Americans has abandoned the fraudulent con man and so many who voted for Trump have now come to their senses and see Trump for the liar and cheap carnival barker that he is.

Those who still support Trump may never come to their senses, because they spend their time blaming other people (Mr. Obama, Hillary Clinton, Liberals, RINOs, and the Deep State) for Trump's own blunders, lies, and ridiculous tweets and refuse to look at the "ill-bragging gnome"1. that he is. He is internationally disliked by our allies and almost two-thirds of Americans do not approve of his corrupt lies and deceptions.

The remaining 30 percenters will probably stick with the "smoldering paranoid who haunts the White House, plagues the world, and offends every conscience of decency."2.

1. 2., PM Carpenter

There's only one conclusion to explain the 30 percenters who still support Trump: That they are determined to ignore his unceasingly ignominious tweeting, his lies, and his national and international policy blunders prove that they really are as mentally deficient as he is. 

If that offends them, too bad, I won't offer an apology. Their continued support for this National Disaster is putting Americans and what America has always stood for in danger. That they don't see this reality is more proof of Trump supporters' willful ignorance and blind allegience to a certifiable crackpot.

Donald Trump Is Proving Too Stupid to Be President

By Max Boot

The surest indication of how not smart Trump is that he thinks his inability or lack of interest in acquiring knowledge doesn’t matter. He said last year that he reaches the right decisions “with very little knowledge other than the knowledge I [already] had, plus the words ‘common sense,’ because I have a lot of common sense and I have a lot of business ability.”
How’s that working out? There’s a reason why surveys show more support for Trump’s impeachment than for his presidency. From his catastrophically ill-conceived executive order on immigration to his catastrophically ill-conceived firing of Comey, his administration has been one disaster after another. And those fiascos can be ascribed directly to the president’s lack of intellectual horsepower.
How could Trump fire Comey knowing that the FBI director could then testify about the improper requests Trump had made to exonerate himself and drop the investigation of Flynn? And in case there was any doubt about Trump’s intent, he dispelled it by acknowledging on TV that he had the “Russia thing” in mind when firing the FBI director. That’s tantamount to admitting obstruction of justice. Is this how a smart person behaves? If Trump decides to fire the widely respected special counsel Robert Mueller, he will only be compounding this stupidity.
Or what about Trump’s response to the June 3 terrorist attack in London? He reacted by tweeting his support for the “original Travel Ban,” rather than the “watered down, politically correct version” under review by the Supreme Court. Legal observers — including Kellyanne Conway’s husband — instantly saw that Trump was undermining his own case, because the travel ban had been revised precisely in order to pass judicial scrutiny. Indeed, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in refusing to reinstate the travel ban on June 12, cited Trump’s tweets against him. Is this how a smart person behaves?
You could argue that Trump’s lack of acumen is actually his saving grace, because he would be much more dangerous if he were cleverer in implementing his radical agenda. But you can also make the case that his vacuity is imperiling American security.
Trump shared “code-word information” with Russia’s foreign minister, apparently without realizing what he was doing. In the process, he may have blown America’s best source of intelligence on Islamic State plots — a top-secret Israeli penetration of the militant group’s computers.
Trump picked a fight on Twitter with Qatar, apparently not knowing that this small, oil-rich emirate is host to a major U.S. air base that is of vital importance in the air war against the Islamic State.
Trump criticized London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, based on a blatant misreading of what Khan said in the aftermath of the June 3 attack: The mayor had said there was “no reason to be alarmed” about a heightened police presence on the streets — not, as Trump claimed, about the threat of terrorism. In the process, Trump has alienated British public opinion and may have helped the anti-American Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, win votes in Britain’s general election.
Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accord apparently because he thinks that global warming — a scientifically proven fact — is a hoax. His speech announcing the pullout demonstrated that he has no understanding of what the Paris accord actually is — a nonbinding compact that does not impose any costs on the United States.
Trump failed to affirm Article V, a bedrock of NATO, during his visit to Brussels, apparently because he labors under the misapprehension that European allies owe the United States and NATO “vast sums of money.” In fact, NATO members are now increasing their defense spending, but the money will not go to the United States or to the alliance; it will go to their own armed forces. Trump has since said he supports Article V, but his initial hesitation undermines American credibility and may embolden Russia.
Trump supporters used to claim that sage advisors could make up for his shortcomings. But he is proving too willful and erratic to be steered by those around him who know better. As Maggie Haberman of the New York Timesnotes: “Trump doesn’t want to be controlled. In [the] campaign, [he] would often do [the] opposite of what he was advised to do, simply because it was opposite.”
The 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that if the vice president and a majority of the cabinet certify that the president is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office,” he can be removed with the concurrence of two-thirds of both houses. That won’t happen, because Republicans are too craven to stand up to Trump. But on the merits perhaps it should. After nearly five months in office, Trump has given no indication that he possesses the mental capacity to be president.


Anonymous said...

Shaw, the wingnuts are losing their sh*t the more the Trump/Russia scandals heat up.

They are in a red and purple rage blaming the Democrats because THEY voted for an asshole who doesn't know how to be a president.

Rational Nation USA said...

30%'ers for Trump will always be for Trump, regardless of his incompetence and apparentignorance. There is a reason for this, I'm sure you're aware what it is.

Anonymous said...

Errrrr, 50 percent

Shaw Kenawe said...

Anonymous, You show yourself to be desperate. That "50%" is from ONE poll taker that skews right, Rasmussen. A politicians poll number is the AVERAGE from several polls. Rasmussen is an outlier with 50%, every single other poll has Lord Dampnut at 40% and below.

The Washington Examiner: Polls clash: Zogby 40% for Trump, AP 35%, Rasmussen 50%
by Paul Bedard | Jun 16, 2017, 12:05 PM

Rasmussen Reports pegged his approval rating at 50 percent, his highest. Trump chose to tweet out those results.

The Zogby Poll
AP, meanwhile, had results that showed supporters abandoning the president.

And Zogby Analytics was in the middle, showing support at 40 percent for Trump.

In its analysis, Zogby suggested that the president is losing some of his supporters.

"President Trump's numbers have dipped among Republicans from 83 percent approval in May to 79 percent approval in our latest poll. Among Independents, the president's numbers have also been damaged--in May he enjoyed 46 percent approval and 47 percent disapproval. Now only a third (33 percent) approve while 59 percent disapprove of his job as president. This may be very damaging because many of these voters helped him win in the Central Great Lakes region and states referred to as the ‘blue wall' during the general election," said Zogby.

Your comment is a weak try at being as dishonest and uninformed as the maniac you support.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Anonymous @617, 9:02 AM

I've looked at various rabid right wing blogs and news sites and saw that they've upped their vitriol and rage at the Liberals for reporting the bungling, idiot behavior and lies that Trump produces every day. They're blaming Liberals, the media, the "Deep State," Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Progressive Insurance lady, Flo, for Trump's sinking presidency. Those people who strut around the blogsphere telling poor people to be responsible for their own problems they bring down upon themselves are the same people blaming everyone but the Maniac in the White House for his crappy approval rating and the miserable failure and mendatious clown he's proving to be.

RN, Yes, I'm aware of what keep 30% of the voting public enthralled with a thin-skinned fraud and con man. SAD!

IOW, they're what they've always been: Colossal Hypocrites.

Anonymous said...

Shaw, in the age of information, ignorance is a choice. Trump's supporters choose ignorance.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Trump, lying again, said his approval rate is now higher than President Obama's was at this point in his presidency. Of course that is not true, but saying Trump lies is the same as saying Trump breathes. He is miserably unpopular with the American people, and Mr. Obama had a higher approval rate at this point in his presidency than does Trump.

Sounding like a junior high school kid running for 8th grade prsident:


But that wasn't all true.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking poll did show President Trump with a 50% approval rating on Friday, June 16 — the first time Trump had reached this high of an approval rating since April, the pollsters noted.

But on June 16, 2009, then-President Obama had a 56% approval rating under the same poll. And on June 18, 2009, Obama had a 55% approval rating.

Other polls show Trump with much lower approval ratings than all of his predecessors, not just Barack Obama.

As of June 13, the Gallup daily tracking poll showed that just 36% approve of the job Trump is doing as President, while 60% disapprove. The poll provides daily approval ratings dating back to Harry Truman, and Trump is the only President to hit a 60% disapproval rating within the first four-and-a-half months of his presidency.

The 30 percenter who come here and rage about this are as uninformed as is the Liar-in-Chief.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Some pretty funny tweets mocking Trump's pitiful attempt at making himself look popular.

He isn't. He's hated by almost 2/3 of the American population:

Jules Suzdaltsev ✔ @jules_su
@realDonaldTrump You need to stop tweeting about your approval numbers, they are at RECORD LOWS. It's like bragging about still having about half your teeth.
7:04 AM - 18 Jun 2017
1,187 1,187 Retweets 9,025 9,025 likes
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rob dobi ✔ @Robdobi
@realDonaldTrump Happy Father's Day to the man with five kids from three wives.

Dave Miller said...

Here's how smart Trump is from the book "Trump Revealed"

"Trump believed the human body was like a battery, with a finite amount of energy, which exercise only depleted. So he didn't work out."

Yep... he's like a smart guy.