Friday, May 6, 2016

Anger, Angst, Fear and Loathing Among the GOP Elites in 2016

   "Presumptive" doesn't mean embraced. Mary Matalan says she is a Libertarian now. Paul Ryan is not ready to endorse Donald Trump but says he'd like to. The Bushes are boycotting the Convention and the race, and others are perfunctory, saying they support the nominee perhaps hoping a late event will deny Mr. Trump his 1237.
     Average people like Trump's truth to power routine but the recipients don't seem so inclined.. .


hermit thrush said...

truth to power? there's no truth. trump is one of the most spectacular liars ever to enter politics. he's just saying whatever he can to channel incoherent rage. when wingnuts like erick erickson can write the following and be completely correct, you know you have a serious problem.

On the campaign trail, Trump was more a pathological liar than Bill Clinton ever was. He smeared his opponents, their wives, and their families. He embraced 9/11 trutherisms that George Bush was to blame for the attacks, he peddled malignant, false stories about Ted Cruz’s father, and few Republicans ever called on him to account. Many gave him passes on the lies they would never give to Bill Clinton.

Republicans owe Bill Clinton an apology for impeaching him over lies and affairs while now embracing a pathological liar and womanizer. That apology will not be forthcoming. In fact, for years Republicans have accused the Democrats of gutter politics and shamelessness. Now the Republicans themselves have lost their sense of shame.


Angry voters made a terrible miscalculation in the Republican primary. They presumed that the rest of the nation shared their anger. They were wrong and now, with so much on the line, the Republicans will field as their Presidential nominee the least popular Presidential candidate in American history. God save the republic.

hermit thrush said...

let's everyone get excited about the gop's totally awesome nominee!

On CNBC this morning Trump suggested that one strategy he'll use for reducing the national debt is having bond holders accept "haircuts". To be clear what that means, he'll try to get people who own US Treasury bonds and are owned X to accept X/2, or some reduced amount of what they are owed.

That's called defaulting on a debt obligation.


To be clear, this will never happen. But the fact that Trump is proposing it shows that when it comes to macro-economics and global economics Trump is a huge ignoramus who shouldn't be allowed anywhere near the Treasury. It's amazing suggestion. Not just stupid but someone who simply knows nothing about how the economy works.

Anonymous said...

Pathological liar , arrested development in the most extreme form of narccissism , emotional intelligence ZERO , , self delusional megalomaniac , bigot , sexist , mysoginist , ALL of these labels apply to TRUMP. He consistently demonstrated EACH of these behaviors during the past six months .

THIS is what The GOP has amounted to , a total disgrace and the absolute worst display of FAILED leadership our lifetime . The GOP congress has the absolute LOWEST rating in our lifetime and has accomplished NOTHING !

Now this debacle, !!!

rick aldrich, USMC said...

Hermit, your Hillary, let people die, for no reason, just plain heartless. That is the worst thing that anyone can do in their life on Earth. In the military, she would be court-martialed

Anonymous said...

The funny part is that each and every accusation about Trump is in truth, more true about our Sitting incompetent president. That would be the guy that took us from 9 trillion debt to 20 trillion debt in 8 years. the guy who threw away Iraq, gave nukes to Iran, allowed North Korea to test nukes, smiled at Putin as he annexed Crimea, allowed ISIS to thrive while killing Muammar. Obama is the most dangerous president both for our foreign policy and our economic policy and on our illegal immigration policy. Yet according to left wing crackpots like Dimwirt, we are supposed to fear Trump. Ha !

hermit thrush said...

since you're evidently into crazy conspiracy theories, you must be just delighted with trump as the gop nominee, rich. you've really found your guy.

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

Elephants always fall in line: trunk-to-tail/tail-to-trunk. They'll all come around.... just like DEMS, too. Nothing new about that.

Third Party movement... not likely.