Friday, July 14, 2017

The Rube Show, As Presented By The Carnival Barker Predisent

"I am Marc Kasowitz, Predisent Trump's personal lawyer", the 45th illegitimate sexual-assaulter-in-chief's very own ambulance chaser wrote following ex-FBI directer James Comey's testimony on 6/8/2017 (misspelling "president").

The gist of Kasowitz's written statement was that Comey is a liar and the Trumpster never asked Comey for loyalty. Trump also denied he asked Comey to drop the investigation into Flynn's lawbreaking. Although he insisted it would have been OK if he had.

Just like he never told Flynn to talk to the Russians - although it would have been OK if he had. How dumb does Trump think we are? Correction - Trump KNOWS his followers are dumb ("I love the poorly educated"). The rest of us know he's LYING!

And how stupid is it to run an entire administration with a primary goal of keeping things going by lying to the hardcore base and NOT CARING that everyone else knows you're lying about so many things! The Trump administration is what you'd expect from an ex-reality Teevee star. One who is OBVIOUSLY still practicing his craft! That craft being pulling the wool over the eyes of gullible rubes.

Last month, President Trump visited Saudi Arabia and his administration announced that he had concluded a $110 billion arms deal with the kingdom. Only problem is that there is no deal. ... There is no $110 billion deal. Instead, there are a bunch of letters of interest or intent, but not contracts. Many are offers that the defense industry thinks the Saudis will be interested in someday. So far nothing has been notified to the Senate for review. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the arms sales wing of the Pentagon, calls them "intended sales". None of the deals identified so far are new, all began in the Obama administration. (The $110 billion arms deal to Saudi Arabia is fake news by Bruce Riedel. Brookings 6/5/2017.).

Here is a picture of Trump and a Saudi ally signing the non-deal.

Remember that Saudi Arabia is the country that supplied most of the 9/11 hijackers and that Saudi Arabia sponsors terror. But Trump (displaying his cowardice) didn't discuss "radical Islam" while there, instead calling Islam "one of the world's great faiths". This despite the fact that he previously stated "I think Islam hates us". Remember that Trump's travel ban was made to play to his base's fear (there is no purpose for it except to fulfill a campaign promise made because the stupid and hateful rubes want it).

But yet this fake deal garners little-to-no outrage. Instead the Orange One's Press Secretary (Spicer) sez the trip "was a historic turning point that people will be talking about for many years to come". What a bunch of over-the-top laughably ridiculous bullplop. But it's JUST the kind of bullplop that the rubes love, apparently.

Another recent Trump lie concerns his desire to bigly cut taxes on wealthy people like himself (the one he issued a one page outline regarding). On 6/1/2017 Trump said "Our tax bill is moving along in Congress, and I believe it's doing very well. I think a lot of people will be very pleasantly surprised". This despite the fact that (so far) there is no bill.

It does not exist. They haven't begun writing it. All they know is that they want to cut taxes bigley to the benefit of (primarily) the wealthy. And cut programs that benefit working people. That being their primary objective (TrumpCare being more of a tax cut bill than a health care bill).

Trump, I believe, knows he is lying. At least as far as these fake accomplishments go. But he simply does not care. Maybe he thinks that (if he has people believing things are happening before they actually do) that it will make it easier to accomplish them? Positive group-thinking will move the ball forward faster than if the Rubes are aware of the actual difficulties? Perhaps (although I'm convinced that feeding his enormous ego is also a significant factor). But that does not change the fact that it's a con.

A show for the Rubes to fool them into thinking the Trump presidency is going fantastically. Even though Trump's bogus accomplishments are fake news. But that might not be a bad thing. If only the most radicalized and deluded of the Orange carnival barker's base continue to believe his lies (no matter what), other Trump voters should eventually wake up to the fact that he's failing to deliver when it comes to his campaign promises (weakened Muslim ban, no Wall, no repeal and replace of ObamaCare with "something fantastic", etc).

And, if he isn't actually #MAGA, but only putting on a show, then the damage done by this for-the-rich/by-the-rich administration and Congress will be minimized. Hopefully.

On the other hand, the mean and idiotic TrumpCare legislation won't die. It still has a chance of being passed, in fact. And taking away healthcare insurance from many Trump supporters. Will they finally get that they've been lied to if that happens?

BTW, that TrumpCare is MEAN was not a criticism by the preznit of the GOP legislation that will result in 23 million losing their insurance, but a compliment. This I know because he has also suggested that, if TrumpCare cannot be passed, that 32 million people should lose their insurance (what would happen if ObamaCare were repealed and replaced with nothing. Which the preznit has suggested doing).

Video: Neal Brennan's take [appearing on the 7/12/2017 airing of The Daily Show] re Trump and Congressional Republicans accomplishing none/very little of their agenda is that they are "resisting" themselves.

SWTD #382

2 comments:

  1. Hey Dervish,

    Thank you for posting. Active progressive or otherwise sane blogs seem very few and far-between these days. We all are so frightened and disgusted, it's like the media storm that was the O.J. Simpson trial twenty-five years ago, except we all have skin in the game.

    Speaking of which, do you do Netflix Instant Streaming? Fun, fucking TV. The People vs. O.J. Simpson. I just watched the first three episodes today. But I digress.

    But again, thank you. We are all so horrified. Posting is so light. There really isn't much to celebrate. There is little to illuminate. We can only be four or five hours ahead of the TV news cycle. We are in a holding pattern. Like you say, perhaps the republican machine is so broken that we will all get out of this unscathed. But four years is a long fucking time. Even eighteen months is a long time before our fondest hope of a radically different congress is even possible.

    Dicksmoker pundits who obsess about how democrats blew it so badly in 2016 are probably Trump's secret weapon.

    The same idiots who rail against the democratic party, even in Rolling Stone magazine... Well they are the exact same dumbfucks that handed this whole thing to Trump. Sure, the democratic establishment is aging. Maybe we need to get past the generation that was entering adulthood when democratic saint JFK was elected. But dammit. It was a huge victory when the Baby Boomers took over. I think we should just get the fuck rid of the current idiot who is heading the DNC and get somebody who understands what is going on.

    But again, thank you. I agree with everything that you are postulating. I probably follow this shit too closely. But B-lister bloggers have not let me down yet. You get the news faster, with less bullshit, less time committed and less commercials.

    Bloggers are the heroes that we need today.

    Oh, yeah. You linked to Lisa's blog. I actually visited that ridiculous post last night. I hold the distinct honor of being the only one of our common circle of friends that Lisa will never publish. God bless the little Nazi. She actually has the decency to fear me.

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  2. I can't stream. I get internet via satellite and have a data cap that I would quickly exceed if I were to attempt to stream anything.

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