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"The Speech We Want to Hear: 'This Is Madness' "

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Skwim, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. Skwim

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    Opinion Piece by Jennifer Rubin



    "President Trump’s increasingly manic, irrational and incoherent rants have not provoked a significant response from the Democratic presidential contenders. Perhaps they don’t want to interrupt while Trump is in the process of self-destruction. However, at some point, it would behoove one or more of the candidates to say out loud what many Americans are thinking. They might say something like this:


    We’re quick in politics to throw around terms such as “nuts” or "crazy’ in our everyday speech. We dismiss our opponents too frequently with words that denote their ideas are unworthy of serious consideration. But there are times when a public figure’s behavior is so out of line, so scary and so outside the boundaries of normal conversation that these terms should be applied literally. We should be concerned when any elected official’s conduct suggests mental or emotional imbalance. When that figure is the president of the United States, we should be alarmed.

    Don’t get me wrong. I’m not talking about a medical diagnosis. I’m talking about what we see and hear every day from President Trump. He changes his mind on critical matters daily. He looks at the world in terms of his own ego, so he imagines Kim Jong Un likes him, and he attacks an ally such as Denmark, whose leader has the temerity to refuse to sell him part of the Danish kingdom. He takes the word of a Russian dictator and the Saudi crown prince over the facts presented by our own intelligence community.

    He claims he is the “Chosen One” and promoted a conspiracy monger’s assertion that Israeli Jews "love him like he’s the King of Israel” and the “second coming of God.”

    He repeats same lies over and over again — that China pays for tariffs and sucked $500 billion out of our economy (the trade deficit isn’t $500 billion, and that doesn’t mean China “took” any money); that he (and not President Barack Obama) signed the VA Choice law; that millions of illegal votes were cast for Hillary Clinton; that Google manipulates votes; that 94 percent of Republicans; that mortgage rates have never been lower; that he was voted Michigan’s man of the year; that steel mills are opening; that windmills cause cancer; and that climate change is not a threat. And on and on and on.

    On a day to be mourning and comforting the victims of El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, he boasts about crowd size and attacks former vice president Joe Biden. On a day on which 11 were slaughtered at a Pittsburgh synagogue, he jokes about the rain and his hair.

    He said there were “very fine people” among neo-Nazis, we don’t want brown and black people from “****hole” countries, Jews are disloyal, Mexican immigrants are rapists, four nonwhite U.S. congresswomen should “go back" to where they came from and other ludicrous, bigoted things. He claims the family separation policy was not his and that we’re doing a bang-up job taking care of the children and adults we have detained at the border.

    This is madness.

    I think Trump is wrong on virtually every issue. But everyone needs to recognize this is not someone fit to be president. I’m not a doctor. I don’t think we should play armchair psychiatrist. Nevertheless, we can see that none of this is normal, appropriate or acceptable. A president can move markets, bring on a recession with ill-conceived tariffs, start a war, make concessions to enemies and try to take away our basic constitutional rights. He can destroy our international reputation and damage our moral authority. And yet Republicans will, to their last breath, keep him in office. They are willing to play roulette with the lives of 320 million Americans.

    If Trump were a relative, you’d long ago have staged an intervention. As a country, we need to stage an intervention on Nov. 3, 2020. If not, bolstered by reelection, Trump will do unimaginable damage to our country and to our democracy.


    The irony of this, of course, is that Republicans could get the very same policy results with Vice President Pence as president, without the crackpottery and without putting the country at risk. They’re too afraid of Trump to call him out, and perfectly fine leaving him in power and signing on for four more years of this insanity. Presidential candidates should be saying what we know to be true about Trump — and putting the spotlight squarely on Republican sycophants who indulge his bizarrely abnormal behavior.
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  2. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    TDS. Worse than mad cow disease.
     
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    Oh-my-knees-for-Trump-no-matter-what-syndrome is far worse.
     
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  5. Stanyon

    Stanyon WWMRD?

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    She could have saved a lot of typing and just say "he's crazy and I don't like him" and call it good.
     
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    Stanyon WWMRD?

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    You are either with us or against us eh? Sounds rather divisive.
     
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    And the right shows no sign of admitting to it.
     
  8. Howard Is

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    Yeah, we don’t want the level of discussion raised to including relevant facts.
     
  9. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    We don't have to. The left speaks for itself.

     
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    Sorry all I heard was "mmmmmmmph".
     
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    The right does not need to admit it has TDS when they refuse to see anything wrong with him?
     
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    And Trump could save us all a lot of typing and just say "I'm resigning tomorrow." AND DO IT.

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    I think it would be funnier if he said "I'm resigning tomorrow" and then he didn't do it and say while laughing " you said I was a liar so why do you act so surprised?"
     
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    To be fair, I must point out that the article writer is wrong on this particular. Pence would very much put the USA at risk. In his own way, he is as nuts as Trump himself.

    But that goes with being a Republican politician these days, apparently. They are after all Trump's enablers, and had the chance to refuse to be.
     
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    You guys will get your chance in 2020 but if Trump is re-elected what will be the excuse for the democrats losing that time around?

    Maybe you will get lucky and he will have a heart attack.
     
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    At least battling religious fundamentalism is a battle we are all familiar with and generally know what to do with. Trump's a level of oligarchic, misinformation spreading, narcissistic buffoonery we have not seen in a very long time.
    His administration has objectively, by convictions, been more corrupt than Nixon's.
     
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  17. Howard Is

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    Caligula

    “When several client kings came to Rome to pay their respects to him and argued about their nobility of descent, he allegedly cried out the Homeric line:[81] "Let there be one lord, one king."[82] In 40, Caligula began implementing very controversial policies that introduced religion into his political role. Caligula began appearing in public dressed as various gods and demigods such as Hercules, Mercury, Venus and Apollo.[83]Reportedly, he began referring to himself as a god when meeting with politicians and he was referred to as "Jupiter" on occasion in public documents.[84][85]
     
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    Yep. History tells the story of populations ruled by psychopaths.

    The single greatest challenge to humanity is to work out how to change that.
    But as Nietzsche said, the Ruling Class’s job has been made much easier by training the slaves to maintain each other’s slavery.
     
  20. Enoch07

    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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    That would be you, and the lamestream media. Case in point below.

    Taken out of context with the intent to lie and misrepresent what was said.



    What he said was the trade tariffs on China should have been done a long time ago. Bush didn't do it, Obama didn't do it. So Trump had to do it, lucky him he is the chosen one (this is sarcasm btw not a boisterous claim).
     
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