Category: Donald Trump

Trump Accuses Iran in Explosions That Crippled…

Trump Accuses Iran in Explosions That Crippled Oil Tankers:

Opinion polling sagging?

Upcoming re-election bid not making you feel confident?

Try Launching a War in the Middle-East!

Launching a War in the Middle-East: Because You’re Just Not Enough of a Cunt Already!

Sanders Supporters Would Vote for Trump Over B…

Sanders Supporters Would Vote for Trump Over Buttigieg, Warren, Harris:

The poll found that 51 percent of Sanders supporters who voted in 2016 voted for Hillary Clinton while 7 percent voted for Trump and 23 percent voted for a third-party candidate. Nineteen percent of his supporters did not vote.

Of Buttigieg’s supporters who were polled, 100 percent said they would vote for Sanders if he clinched the Democratic nomination, while 79 percent of Sanders’s supporters said they would vote for the South Bend, Ind., mayor. Twenty-one percent who support Sanders said they would vote for Trump over Buttigieg, according to Forbes.

Director of Emerson Polling Spencer Kimball said of the results that “while still early in the nominating process, it looks like Mayor Pete is the candidate capturing voters’ imagination; the numbers had him at 0 percent in mid-February, 3 percent in March and now at 9 percent in April.”

Also, 26 percent of those who support Sanders said they would vote for Trump over Warren, 18 percent said they would vote for Trump over O’Rourke, and 17 percent said they would vote for Trump over Harris.

So yeah forgive me if I don’t cede the authority on who the truly progressive people are in politics to fans of Bernie Sanders when large numbers of them pull this kind of shit if they don’t get their own way.

You don’t get to be the barometer of progressivism if over a fucking quarter of you would willingly vote for Trump than another Democratic candidate, even one as progressive as Elizabeth Warren.

This is why the smug parade of Sanders fans bugs me. Because I know so many of them would do this shit. Their line that Sanders fans had nothing to do with Trump winning is objectively bullshit and the fact that anywhere from 17% to 26% of them would vote for Trump over a different Democratic nominee shows that nobody should be taking them seriously as the arbiter of progressive values if they’d willingly sell the country out to a fucking regressive fascist again if they don’t get their way.

The Authoritarians

The Authoritarians:

Many people, including I, have labeled Donald Trump an authoritarian leader. But they are honestly baffled by the loyalty of his followers. The decades of research on authoritarian followers provide some answers.

Trump said he would erase America’s debt in 8 years. It’s now bigger than ever.

Trump said he would erase America’s debt in 8 years. It’s now bigger than ever.:

And people worry about the Italian budget destabilising the world economy?

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On the one hand I don’t believe any significant number of true die-hard Trump fans will ever abandon him no matter how hideous he gets.

On the other hand since the New York Times op-ed came out and Trump flew off the handle to “literally give my own staff lie detector tests” levels of paranoid delusional rage I’ve seen numerous people now claiming that they only really voted for Trump because they knew he’d get impeached and they wanted Mike Pence as President.

I don’t know if that’s a sign of his base of support really actually eroding to a degree that should be worrying for him, or if it’s just morons lying to themselves to pretend they weren’t scammed into making a massive mistake. 

But it’s kind of hilarious.

Also hilarious that the line among some of them now has degraded from “Trump is the best President ever, this is all fake news by triggered Democrats and Trump will have 8 glorious years” to “well we want him impeached anyway.”

The United States is now facing a very real Co…

Look regardless of which side of the pro-Trump or anti-Trump divide you come down on, it is now undeniable that the United States of America is facing a Constitutional crisis in relation to the Presidency of Donald J. Trump.

In light of recent legal revelations and convictions and flipping, let’s lay out the two alternative scenarios of what’s going on right now, shall we?

Scenario #1: If Trump and his fanclub at Fox News is right about all of this then the situation stands right now as the FBI going totally rogue from top to bottom and, with the help of a grand conspiracy from the American news media, launching effectively what is a coup de tat against the sitting President by inventing evidence out of nothing just to destroy him and remove him from office.

Scenario #2: President Trump has been surrounding himself for so long with crooks and corrupt criminals to such a thorough extent that he is either such a horrifically poor judge of character that allowing him to continue as President becomes fundamentally untenable, or he himself is such a crook that it eclipses Nixon at his absolute worst to such a degree that allowing him to continue as President becomes fundamentally untenable.

No matter which worldview on this you ascribe to, the United States is facing a full-on Constitutional crisis.

Either entire American institutions are actively trying to overthrow the President for their own ends, or the President is an absolute shameless criminal.

I know which one I think is more likely…

This whole sit-down is good but the best part …

This whole sit-down is good but the best part is from 7:37 where Lawrence gives his prediction of the end of the Trump Presidency. 

He doesn’t predict it’ll happen exactly as he elaborates but I can think of no better or more fitting way for Trump’s regime to end than him being forcibly marched by the Secret Service out of the White House after trying to refuse to leave following his defeat to a female Democrat.

It’ll just be so perfect.

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You know I rail against Donald Trump a lot, and don’t get me wrong he is utterly and completely evil.

But the thing is on balance I prefer Donald Trump’s evil to our own country’s Tory evil.

Why? Because his evil is so blatant that it’s impossible for any sensible person to ignore it. It’s brazen, loud, arrogant, in-your-face, fuck-you evil obviously designed to make everyone else hate the prick while galvanising his increasingly narrow base of fanatical devotees who the rest of humanity would much rather pretend don’t exist out of shame of sharing a species with them.

That’s terrific evil because you know it’s there.

The Tories’ brand of evil is far worse because it’s precisely as disgustingly evil as Trump but it’s so benign and outright boring and grey that most people just seem to tune it out. They’re doing horrible things but because they do it in such a nondescript and mind-numbingly boring fashion it either makes most people jut tune it into the background white noise, or it dresses itself in such a generically ‘standard’ look that it makes otherwise sensible people just go along with it.

Like, Trump’s fans are morons but the divide is obvious. Anyone who supports him has a galloping case of the crazies and everyone who doesn’t knows that about them and pick it out immediately.

With a Tory voter you can be talking to them for hours and they’re a perfectly reasonable and friendly and personable person and it’s only later that you realise what fucking horrors they willingly vote for and it shatters your idea of them.

The hardest evil to fight is the evil that is so boring that most people don’t even realise it exists.

That’s the Tories.

Trump is obviously evil and the divide between those who know that and those who think it’s worth the destruction of America just to ‘trigger’ liberals is clear as day, the battle lines easily defined.

Now I’ve written this and tagged it with Trump-related hashtags it’s going to be fun seeing the Trump loyalists precisely prove my point by embarrassing themselves in the notes of this one.

EU and US launch talks in bid to quell trade tensions

EU and US launch talks in bid to quell trade tensions:

Details are neither inked nor out yet, so it if probably a bit premature to comment, … but: From what I have heard from the media so far, this basically sounds like Trump just gave the EU everything they ever wanted for the last 20 years with little to nothing in return?

Because of the trade imbalance between the EU and US, every US government since the 90′s insisted that a removal on trade barriers on industrial goods would require the EU to accept American intellectual property and weakening standards (on food, safety and environment) to allow American mass farmed products to flood EU markets.

But from what I read so far, Trump is happy if we promise to buy a bit more LNG and soybeans from them?

“What you are seeing … is not what’s ha…

“What you are seeing … is not what’s happening.”

Well ladies and gentlemen, there it is. 18 months into his Presidency and Donald Trump has officially gone full-on Nineteen Eighty Four on everyone.