Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Thursday, May 11, 2023

Trump's CNN Sh*t Show:


John King, the network’s veteran political analyst, hinted at the emptiness of the evening: “He is who he is, and he is who he was.” 

Trump was vulgar, loud, and mendacious.

IOW, he was his usual obnoxious lying self.

"The G.O.P. audience stacked the deck, but revealed where the base is The audience’s regular interruptions on behalf of Mr. Trump were like a laugh track on a sitcom. It built momentum for him in the room — and onscreen for the television audience — and stifled Ms. Collins as she repeatedly tried to interrupt him with facts and correctives. 

 No matter how vulgar, profane or politically incorrect Mr. Trump was, the Republican crowd in New Hampshire audibly ate up the shtick of the decades-long showman.

He would pardon a 'large portion' of Jan. 6 rioters. Applause. He mocked the detailed accusations of rape from E. Jean Carroll as made up 'hanky-panky in a dressing room.' Laughter. 

No matter that a New York jury held him liable for sexual abuse and defamation this week, awarding Ms. Carroll $5 million in damages. Calling Ms. Carroll a 'wack job.' Applause and laughs. 

 Flip-flopping on using the debt ceiling for leverage, because 'I’m not president.' More laughs."


The Trumpublican Party has no vision for the future of this country. Their policies aren’t about making everyone’s lives better, they’re about making the lives of certain people (immigrants, LGTBQ, women, etc.) worse. 

Just like everything else Trump has touched, the former Republican Party, the Party of Lincoln, is dead.


skudrunner said...

Now we need to have joey b have a town hall on fox or one of the two other conservative stations. Maybe kari lake can be in the crowd asking questions because it was determined that the AZ election count was not true. How do you have a packed trump supporting crowd run by cnn?

Grey One talks sass said...

I read a few lawyer types on the interwebz. To a person they watched the CNN show and were amazed at the amount of evidence the former president offered gratis to the prosecutorial teams investigating him.

"When your opponent is making a mistake, get out of their way." (paraphrased from Sun Tzu)

Shaw Kenawe said...

skudb> "Maybe kari lake can be in the crowd asking questions because it was determined that the AZ election count was not true."

What are you talking about????

FACT FOCUS: A false narrative of 74K extra votes in Arizona

WATCH: GOP review finds no proof Arizona election was stolen from Trump

Kari Lake's lawyers fined for false claims about Arizona election

Lawyers for Kari Lake, the Republican who lost the Arizona governor's race last year, have been fined for making false statements about the election.

The state's top court ordered the 53-year-old's team to pay $2,000 (£1,585) for claiming that thousands of ballots had been "injected" into the total.

skud: "How do you have a packed trump supporting crowd run by cnn?"

That was the ONLY way Trump would agree to appearing in the "Town Hall." He needed his cultists cheering him on as he joked about sexual assault and then continued the lie about the 2020 election being stolen.

Trump is using the Roy Cohn playbook: Never admit defeat; always push the Big Lie.

You can google this.

The court said the claim was unequivocally false.

Paula said...

Katlin Collins moderated the town hall with the insurrectionist leader and sexual abuser!

Katlin worked for 2 years on the entertainment desk of The Daily Caller, the outlet founded by Tucker Carlson!

Shaw Kenawe said...

Grey One talks sass "When your opponent is making a mistake, get out of their way." (paraphrased from Sun Tzu)

"When your opponent is drowning, throw him a f**king anvil." -- James Carville, American political consultant

Trump is his own worst enemy. He thinks he's the smartest guy in the room, but in fact, he's the dumbest. He lost the civil case because he can't control his ego and he gifted the plaintiff with his own stupid remarks about grabbing women by their genitals.

The tragedy is that millions of Americans love his stupidity and mistake his mendacity for brilliance.

Before Trump came into national politics, I never knew how many gullible people we had living among us.

Les Carpenter said...

Yeah, Trump picked the scab and the disease begin to metastasize rapidly. Trump shall forever after be known as the Father of the Gullibles, the MAGAt's.

Mike said...

"Before Trump came into national politics, I never knew how many gullible people we had living among us."

Now there's great meme fodder. Get on that!

Shaw Kenawe said...

And speaking of gullibles, here's one of the more foolish of the gullible gullibles:

"This is WAR!

It’s Day 902 of the coup, the theft of the American Government, by enemies both foreign and domestic.

Please clasp your hands and your fingers. Let’s pray, Let’s go to war.

Father, please protect our nation and our state from these evil tyrants. Please deliver us from these ungodly oppressors.

We live in a land that has the appearance of becoming wicked.

Please help us cleanse this land and remove the usurpers that have come to power.

Please lead and guide the American people in the days to come in resistance to these threats to our liberty.

Please help us restore goodness and morality to the governance of our nation and our state.


That fool supports Trump who's just been held liable for sexual assault and defamation of E. Jean Carroll's reputation, and who's under indictment on 34 felony counts, and who has several other criminal investigations going on about him.

Trump has been impeached twice for his high crimes and misdemeanors.

Trump incited an insurrection against his own government and encouraged the insurrectionists to kill his own vice president because he LIED AND LIED about the 2020 election and his thugs believed him.

Trump STOLE and lied about having top secret documents that belonged to the United States.

Trump's Trump Organization companies were found guilty on multiple charges of criminal tax fraud and falsifying business records.

Trump had to pay $25 million for damages to people who paid for Trump's fake Trump University.

Trump cheated on his first wife and married the woman he committed adultery with, he then cheated on his 2nd wife with Melania who became his 3rd wife. Trump then had sex with a porn star and a Playboy bunny while his 3rd wife gave birth to his 5th child.

And the fool who wrote the quoted statements above sees the rightful winner of the 2020 election and his administration as "the wicked."

This is one example of how twisted and sick a large portion of our population is.

We should be terrified of what that could mean to our democracy.

Anonymous said...

"Trump has no acquaintance with a thesaurus, dignity or maturity. “Stupid,” “stupid,” “stupid” — he kept using that word, I guess because it’s so presidential. He applied it to anyone who doesn’t believe that the 2020 election was stolen and rigged. He applied it to everything about the Biden administration and Democrats in Washington.

“Our country is being destroyed by stupid people — by very stupid people,” he said. He never ascended to an altitude of eloquence above that."

Les Carpenter said...

We know our democracy is doomed simply by the fervent christian religionists that now have control of one of our major political party's. Whenever religion becomes the driving force politically trouble, and it's usually serious trouble, isn't far behind. Human rights suddenly seem to become unimportant. Simply look to the Middle East for examples of of how blind theocratic faith can affect people.

Shaw Kenawe said...

From Democratic Underground:

Why Team Biden Was ‘Positively Giddy’ Last Night

If you wonder why the Biden team was described as “positively giddy” after Donald Trump’s town hall appearance, it’s because he showed him far out of touch with the majority of Americans.

Consider the following:

* Trump wouldn’t say if he wanted Ukraine to win the war with Russia, but a recent YouGov poll showed 67% of Americans want Ukraine to prevail.

* Trump declined to declare Vladimir Putin a “war criminal,” but a recent Quinnipiac poll finds 80% of Americans think he is.

* Trump said he would pardon a “large portion” of the January 6 rioters at the Capitol, but a recent Morning Consult-Politico poll found that 68% of Americans don’t think they should be pardoned.

* Trump suggested Republicans allow the U.S. to default on its debt, but a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll finds 58% think that would be irresponsible.

* Trump took credit for repealing Roe v. Wade, but a recent NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll finds 61% of Americans support abortion rights.

By any definition, Trump’s positions are extreme to the majority of voters."

A winning night for the Biden Team.

Les Carpenter said...

We'll take it, but the road to reelection is long and far from assured.

The road to the gop regaining sanity may be far longer and even less assured.

Anonymous said...

Only a lying POS will do that.
You're guilty of falling for the left's gaslighting and lowering of expectations.

These people are corrupt....and their lies shouldn't be acceptable in any society.

Anonymous said...

I was surprised that Trump got a standing ovation at the CNN Town Hall Meeting. He was met with cheers and a very positive audience. This may be the first time in history that CNN didn't handpick a bunch of angry lunatics to fill the chairs. Anyway, NTD News offers some of the highlights of the event. As expected, the female host attempted some hostility but Trump was able to drown her out (to his credit):
Another station gave him 3 Home Rjns.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Anonymous @4:00

The overwhelming opinion of Trump's shameful Town Hall is that it was horrendous.

Only his cultists believe (wrongly) that it was a triumph. His behavior once again showed Americans what an utter disaster of a human being he is.

As I said, only a Trump cultist, marinated in his hatred and corruption, would think it was good for him.

3 million views watched. Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony at the J6 hearings was seen by 13 million.

Also, CNN's ratings for a Trump Town Hall was far less than when he ran in 2016 and 2020.

Only his deranged cultists watched and approved.

KanaW said...

Anonymous @1:08

I believe that he's losing words - his sentences are getting simpler (and more repetitive), and his vocabulary is getting smaller all the time.

He really is starting to suffer from cognitive decline (IMO), but since he's still raking in the money from the know-nothings, he'll keep on keeping on as long as possible.

Shaw Kenawe said...


It's obvious that he's in decline, but his cultists refuse to see it. I don't think Trump is the problem anymore. The problem is his cultists and what they represent. If Trump were to drop dead tomorrow, we'd still have his base, and IMO, they are the danger to our democracy.