Donald Trump has been the worst president this country has ever had. And I don’t say that hyperbolically. He is. But he is a consequential president. And he has brought this country in three short years to a place of weakness that is simply unimaginable if you were pondering where we are today from the day where Barack Obama left office. And there were a lot of us on that day who were deeply skeptical and very worried about what a Trump presidency would be. But this is a moment of unparalleled national humiliation, of weakness.When you listen to the President, these are the musings of an imbecile. An idiot. And I don’t use those words to name call. I use them because they are the precise words of the English language to describe his behavior. His comportment. His actions. We’ve never seen a level of incompetence, a level of ineptitude so staggering on a daily basis by anybody in the history of the country whose ever been charged with substantial responsibilities.It’s just astonishing that this man is president of the United States. The man, the con man, from New York City. Many bankruptcies, failed businesses, a reality show, that branded him as something that he never was. A successful businessman. Well, he’s the President of the United States now, and the man who said he would make the country great again. And he’s brought death, suffering, and economic collapse on truly an epic scale. And let’s be clear. This isn’t happening in every country around the world. This place. Our place. Our home. Our country. The United States. We are the epicenter. We are the place where you’re the most likely to die from this disease. We’re the ones with the most shattered economy. And we are because of the fool that sits in the Oval Office behind the Resolute Desk.
“How much larger your life would be if your self could become smaller in it; if you could really look at other men with common curiosity and pleasure; if you could see them walking as they are in their sunny selfishness and their virile indifference! You would begin to be interested in them, because they are not interested in you. You would break out of this tiny and tawdry theatre in which your own little plot is always played, and you would find yourself under a freer sky, in a street full of splendid strangers.”
Your theater can become very tiny and tawdry indeed when the end goal of your existence is to consume more and more. The walls close in even more if you allow yourself to be convinced that being temporarily denied the ability to consume at will and at random is to be denied freedom or that you are taking a principled stand by not acting responsibly in the face of a pandemic- others be damned. That production has a very short and dismal run and does not leave the audience wanting more.
“We’ll gradually bring those people back and see what happens. Some of them will get sick, some may even die, I don’t know.”
Dick Kovacevich, a current executive at Cisco and Cargill.
Dick is certainly doing all he can to live up to his name. Tell you what Dick, let’s send some people diagnosed with COVID-19 over to your house for dinner and “see what happens.”
“I’m dead right on this. The coronavirus is the common cold, folks.”
To be fair to long-time bloated provocateur of right-wing radio, this comment was made last month. But as Rush is fond of repeatedly telling his audiences, he is completely trustworthy and never wrong. Of course, that is demonstrably false. One of Red’s personal favorites was Rush’s repeated and vociferous claim that the Clinton Tax Bill would “destroy the economy.” Funny how that didn’t work out. Only the Republicans apparently know how to destroy the economy. But Red digresses. More importantly, if you are taking your medical pandemic advice from this purveyor of right-wing propaganda, lies, insults and utter BS, then you are getting what you deserve and you may be “dead right” where you stand. It’s too bad that you are probably taking down others with you.
“If he plays into his forties, he may throw for a 100,000 yards.”
Archie Manning on Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes of Tyler, Texas.
Red just hopes he doesn’t throw for 500 of them on Sunday. However, he is still picking the Chiefs to beat the Texans, if not handily, by more than one score.
“Patty’s really a pain in the ass.”
Team USA Coach Greg Popovich on San Antonio Spur’s guard Patty Mills after Mills destroyed Pop’s USA team while playing for the Australia Boomers in a warm up game for the FIBA World Cup. It was the first time Australia had beaten the US in any game. For the completely clueless, Popovich also coaches the Spurs and actually thinks the world of Mills.
“I have an Article 2 where I have the right to do whatever I want as president.”
Donald Trump, noted Constitutional scholar and utter ignoramus.
“Texans aren’t interested in typical career politicians, like Sen. Cornyn, who sell them out to corporate donors and powerful special interest. During his 17 years in Washington, Cornyn’s true legacy is being Mitch McConnell’s ‘yes man,’ leading the efforts to shred protections for over 4.5 million Texans with preexisting conditions, and playing a critical role in pushing for a tax bill that added over $2 trillion to the national debt and threatens Medicare and Social Security all while enriching big corporations who have donated over $9 million dollars to him throughout his political career.”
MJ Hegar, Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate.
“We are, I think, no longer the reliably red state we have been.We are at risk of turning purple. And if we don’t do our job, then we could turn blue in the coming years.”
Sen. John Cornyn.
In Cornyn’s amazing rise from District Court Judge in San Antonio, to Texas Supreme Court Justice, to Attorney General, to U.S. Senator, he has never lost a race . Cornyn was smart in benefitting from a distinguished and calm manner, hoovering up cash from right-wing donors, and riding a historic red tide that swept Texas beginning with George Bush’s election in 1988. As long as he could outfox the other Republicans in his way, his general elections have been cakewalks. But JC now seems worried about 2020 with Trumph – the Insult Comic President – on the ballot just over his name. Will voters who reject Trump just keep on rejecting Republicans down the ballot with Big John first in line? Cornyn spent his first few years in the Senate focused on critical issues like flag burning and promoting religious bigotry and he seemed fairly harmless. But he is now part of the entrenched GOP power structure in DC and can be frequently seen licking the boots of Mitch McConnell when he is not praising the glorious leader.
“[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.
“Notre-Dame de Paris is, in particular, a curious specimen of this variety. Each face, each stone of the venerable monument, is a page not only of the history of the country, but of the history of science and art as well.”