“[T]here is virtually nothing, no matter how crazy, that you can’t get about 18 percent of Americans to support if they’re in a bad enough mood. In the spring of 2011, 17 percent of likely Republican primary voters said that thought it would be a good idea to nominate Donald Trump for president.”
Gail Collins, from As Texas Goes . . . published in 2012.
Collins was discussing the fact that about 18 percent of Texans expressed support for secession in 2009. The craziest example she could come up with to demonstrate how a segment of the American population will support just about anything was the idea of Donald Trump as a presidential candidate. Sorry Gail, you totally and completely underestimated the craziness of the American public.
“The Nazis enforced their laws as well. You don’t separate children from their families! Ever! You’d have to kill me to take my child from me simply because I was trying to get them to a better place for a better tomorrow. I am glad to be on the right side of history.”
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo – shaming the “family values” wing of the GOP.
Note that Red approves of playing the Nazi card whenever appropriate and when dealing with the administration of Trumph – the Insult Comic President – it is unfortunately all too often appropriate.
“I don’t think most Americans, in their heart, want to be given something. I’ve spent a lot of time traveling around this country over the last four years. People want to work for what they get. So, I think that this idea of a guaranteed minimum is not something most people want. They want the ability to be able to secure a job. They want the ability to live in a country where’s there’s the potential for upward mobility.”
Ivanka Trump commenting on the Green New Deal.
Is it possible that this smug, self-entitled, trust fund baby, silver spoon, sweatshop using, know-it-all can no longer hear exactly how utterly tone-deaf this sounds coming from a coiffed, haute couture fashioned, extraordinarily cushioned Daddy’s little girl who has never had to worry about money for a single second of her entire existence. What does she know about anything? Maybe she does know something about upward mobility in going from the fabulously wealthy to the absurdly wealthy. Do us all a favor IT, shut the f#(K up. And Red will give you one that really hurts, AOC is better looking than you.
“Trump’s trip to El Paso is the equivalent of a criminal returning to the scene of the crime.”
Todd Curry, UTEP political science professor – referring to Individual 1’s enforcement of forced family separation, the death of child asylum seekers, inadequate detention facilities and force-feeding of hunger strikers in the El Paso area.
“I think God calls all of us to fill different roles at different times and I think that he wanted Donald Trump to become president, and that’s why he’s there.”
Sarah Huckabee Sanders – White House Press Secretary
So now SHS is not only paid by the taxpayers to lie for Individual 1 – a/k/a Trumph – the Insult Comic President™, the public gets the added bonus of her divinations of God’s will. This would truly be insulting to people of faith (like Red) if it weren’t just so damn funny that these clowns really think that they have a divine right to rule. So little has changed. However, if God’s mission was to make Individual 1 President as the lynchpin to destroy the current incarnation of the Republican Party, then who is Red to question God’s wisdom?
“When the senator from Texas shut this government down in 2013, my state was flooded. It was under water. People were killed. People’s houses were destroyed. Their small businesses were ruined forever. And because of the senator from Texas, this government was shut down, for politics that he surfed to a second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses.”
Sen. Michael Bennett (D. Colo) lambasting Sen. Ted Cruz (TP-Tex.) for complaining about the Democrats refusing to allow a bill to advance to pay Coast Guard salaries during the government shutdown. Democrats were insisting on reopening all governmental functions. Cruz, famously, initiated an ill-advised governmental shutdown with a filibuster that thrust him into the national spotlight in advance of the 2016 Republican primaries.