The Toddler Swine- in -Chief, unable to impose his feral will, now resorts to brinksmanship and a 'wrecking ball' to try to get his way. Dems need to let him go down sucking shit and not reward his extortion.
"He's dynamited the institution of the presidency. He doesn't see himself as being part of a long line of presidents....Instead he sees the presidency as an extension of his own personality". - Historian Douglas Brinkley, 'Trump Takes Wrecking Ball To How Washington Works', The Denver Post, yesterday, p. 6A
"Trump's booby traps now ensnare the nation. He orders chaotic withdrawals of U.S. forces from Syria that have allies reeling and adversaries rejoicing...He forces a government shutdown over 1/10 th of 1 percent of the budget - a spectacle Sen. Bob Corker called 'made up' and 'juvenile'....Meanwhile markets continue plunging because of Trump's trade war and attacks on the Federal Reserve." - Dana Milbank, Denver Post, p. 1D, yesterday)
"The GOP and Trump absolutely own this government shutdown! Hundreds of thousands of government employees are without pay over the holidays while this president hides in the White House with his temper tantrum, wanting to spend billions for a silly fence," - Edward Talbot, letter to editor, The Denver Post.
"As an American... I do not want to be associated in any way with the last country that built a wall" .. Robyn Weber, letter to Editor, Denver Post yesterday, p. 3D)
WARNING: Extreme polemic ahead! Do not read if you are overly sensitive, desire false civility, believe 'both sides are wrong' or embrace political correctness!
As most of us know, it is standard procedure among most law enforcement agencies not to reward terrorists or hostage takers with payouts. The reason is simple: Though the refusal to give in may likely cost lives, it is much worse to reward such vile behavior and encourage further hostage taking, terror in the future. The exact same holds true with the current domestic terrorist named Donald Drumpf occupying the Oval Office. The selfsame mutt threatening all manner of mayhem - and even trying to blame the Dems for the deaths of two migrant kids.
Over the weekend this 2-legged maggot slimeball doubled down on his wall insanity, talking at Democrats but not with them in a series of confrontational tweets. Let us again register for the record that this demented fucker does not want a wall, he wants a fight - an open political fight (or reality show) - in which he is seen as being the winner. If this asshole truly wanted a wall for "security" - as political commentator Ezra Klein noted two weeks ago- he'd have signed off on the $25 billion offered over the summer. He didn't do that, crapping all over the deal instead. Just like barely a week ago he saw himself harshly criticized in the Reich media by Limbuagh, Coulter, Ingraham & company and then turned around and crapped on a CR that was voted on by 100-0 in the Senate. He rejected the continuing resolution because a gaggle of right wing lowbrows and blowhards blew a gasket and called little Donnie Dotard names ("gutless").
While a mentally functional and normal president would never have tuned into these degenerates in the first place, that's not Trump's way given all he does these days is watch cable TV (FOX). Oh, and tweet bullshit and lies. In the latest outburst, typical of the dyspeptic, lying shithead he is, he tweeted, seemingly impervious to mounting criticism over his lack of outreach, much less mental stability:
"I am in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come on over and make a deal on Border Security"
Well, you can wait until Hell freezes over and "Satan" turns into the Abominable Snowman! Because you are the turd that wanted this fiasco, and now you have to live with it. NO one is going to give you a buck more for your fucked up "wall". Oh, did I say Trump has issues with his mental stability? Yeah, but we've known that for donkey's years.
But since a turd never loses its ordure nature - even when separated from the source- no one will be surprised that on Saturday afternoon, Trump tried a more inflammatory tactic: “Any deaths of children or others at the Border are strictly the fault of the Democrats and their pathetic immigration policies that allow people to make the long trek thinking they can enter our country illegally. They can’t. If we had a Wall, they wouldn’t even try!”
In any other universe, that is to say one where the rules are followed, and political or domestic terrorists are held to account, Trump would be in a rubber room at Bellevue by now. He'd be strapped down to a table, bound in a strait jacket and administered electro-convulsive shock therapy. But since we are in a parallel world where only norms - not laws - exist, he is instead able to project insults, threats and terror from the White House where he's holed up like a rabid rat.
Speaking of rodents, Dotard has kept out of the public eye (like all such vermin, as well as cockroaches) since he triggered this shutdown. That was except for a 29- hour surreptitious trip to Iraq to brag lies to the troops they were going to get a "10 percent pay raise". He lied like he lied to Pelosi and Schumer he was going to "own" the shutdown, take the blame for it, then when the heat got turned up - turned imp and blamed the Dems. (Newsflash to Mueller: It's now time to take out the trash.)
Still, one of the sadder aspects of this whole sordid mess is how the mainstream media is as yet unable to outright say WHO the guilty party is. So we see and hear bollocks like:
"The blame game goes on! Each side blames the other for the consequent government shutdown, the effects of which grow more severe."
Or. "And the constant back and forth between Trump and the Dems never seems to end."
Which makes one wonder if the press, media are retarded, temporarily blind, gobsmacked by Trump or just plain lazy. Obviously, it is Trump who is to blame and he even took ownership for a shutdown before it happened! See e.g.
That televised interlude 2 weeks ago makes it clear as glass where the blame lies, so why does the media play the useless and cynical 'two sides' game? This is all on Trump! He wanted it, he got it, now he has to live with it, and no amount of lying or distraction or threats will get the miserable maggot swine out of it. See e.g.
by Cody Fenwick | December 31, 2018 - 7:03am | permalink
by Cody Fenwick | December 31, 2018 - 7:03am | permalink
It is true there is increasing collateral damage from Trump's political terror and hostage taking. About 800,000 federal employees are either at home or working without pay on "furlough", but that's merely the tip of the looming iceberg. Federal payments to some farmers hit by Trump’s trade war with China will be put on hold from next week. The work of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is increasingly affected, and 14,000 are soon to be furloughed - never mind a major toxic spill may occur. Oh, and for those millions of other federal workers, including 1.2 m grantees and 4 m full time contractors who will have to pay their rents soon, here's a chestnut to process: The Trumpie Scum have suggested these workers "trade their services for rent". As Tony Reardon, president of the National Treasury Employees' Union put it on CNN Saturday: "I think it's disgusting. It's wrong to treat human beings that way! Well, Tony, look at how this walking, talking cockroach treated child migrants, confining them in cages. They were humans too, right?
By the end of another month, many more agencies will be affected As this hostage -taking terror by Trump goes on there will be many more casualties: "500,000 Postal employees, 1.3 million active duty personnel, and the 4.5 million Americans whose jobs depend on the spending of the federal workforce." (Paul Light, WSJ, 'The Hidden Cost of a Government Shutdown', December 28, p. A15)
Another disgusting lie spouted by the slime is that it is mostly all Democrats affected. Do not believe this twaddle for a nanosecond. The victims are across the political spectrum, and it's millions not just the "800,000" the media repeatedly parrots. (See the WSJ piece cited in the previous paragraph.) Trump is nothing if not an equal opportunity terrorist who waylays the military men and women as well as EPA scientists, post office workers and the janitors in the various agencies.
While I can certainly sympathize with all of these Trump victims, they are basically in the same position as hostages taken by a demented terrorist. The difference is that in this case the terrorist happens to (unjustifiably) hold the office of the president of the United States. Still, he IS a terrorist as every act he's done in the past 8 months shows. In fact, not only a terrorist but a traitor who has served as a Manchurian candidate for Putin, as well as a tool for Turkey's autocrat Recip Erdogan. In other words, he is a worm, a slime and active refuse- but with hostages nonetheless.
Sadly, this terrorist cannot be rewarded any more than if it was a high level ISIS vermin who'd taken prisoners. That means, above all, the Democrats cannot give into his insane demands, not now, not ever. However long this thing drags on, it is up to Trump and the Republicans to end it. Pelosi will send a gov't opening bill to the Senate this week and if Mitch McConnell doesn't get a veto-proof majority to sign it, it's also on him. He cannot claim innocence or try to fob the blame on the Dems.
For those federal workers at risk, I suggest bombarding the White House with calls and emails to cease and desist this perfidy. I also suggest emailing, calling or writing the terrorist Right wing clique who put Trump up to this shit. That includes Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham, and Fox and Friends. Serious, committed citizens might also give Mick Mulvaney a piece of their mind too.
Mulvaney, of course, is hoist on his own petard as Paul C. Light (WSJ, ibid.) makes clear regarding Mulvaney's knowledge of the "blended federal workforce". This is given he approved last year's "analytic perspectives" on the 2019 budget. These "delineated the two federal workforces: the contractors and the regular federal workers". So, as it turns out Mulvaney is a rat as well and accessory after the fact in Trump's shutdown terrorism, given (ibid.):
"Not mentioning the indirect workforce reveals just how much the administration wants to minimize the effect of an indefinite shutdown in the eyes of the public.....Meanwhile, Mulvaney can only hope that Wall Street doesn't notice the threat to economic performance.""
So just as Drumpf's odious lies and malfeasance in office must be exposed, so must Mulvaney's PR moves to try to minimize the shutdown effects. That not only are millions of jobs at risk, but the income from them and the economic benefits to the communities in which they're found.
It is now in every patriot's interest to inveigh against these unAmerican interlopers- the entire sordid axis from Trump, to Mulvaney to the Right wing media that egged them on to do a shutdown.
Above all, it is important to keep reminding friends, acquaintances and others this is TRUMP'S shutdown. He wanted it and he now owns it. It is up to him to man up and end the hostage taking of ALL federal workers!
Disclaimer: No, I do not suffer from the mythical "Trump Derangement Syndrome". I am a fully rational as well as thinking American patriot - descendant of Revolutionary War ancestors - who is prepared to call out the Trump infestation for what it is. No euphemisms, no politically correct bullshit and no passes for what Drumpf is doing to this nation!
by P.M. Carpenter | December 30, 2018 - 7:26am |
by P.M. Carpenter | December 30, 2018 - 7:26am |
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