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Thursday, June 29, 2017


A sane and rational president develops a thick skin. when people in the media carp at him, he just goes about doing his job and to hell with them.

That is not President (for now) Trump:
Donald Trump, who promised on the campaign trail to give up Twitter because it’s “not presidential,” on Thursday used the social-media platform to launch an ugly attack on Mika Brzezinski, who along with Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough, has been a consistent critic of his administration. “I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore),” he wrote. “Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!”
His Duty Butt-Monkey seems to think that Trump's acting like a schoolyard bully is normal for a man of his age.
The White House vigorously defended the president’s tweets Thursday, with spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders telling Fox News that “this is a president who fights fire with fire and certainly will not be allowed to be bullied by liberal media.” People on Morning Joe, she added, “have personally attacked me many times.”
"Bullied"? Really? Saying uncomplimentary things about a politician is "bullying"?

Unlike Trump, Dubya didn't froth at the mouth, throw himself on the floor, pound his fists and chew on the carpet when people said nasty things about him. Because, for all of his faults (read the first 18 months of this blog for that), George W. Bush was an adult who acted like one. Ronald Reagan may not have liked what the reporters were saying, but he was a man. Reagan didn't roam the White House, in his bathrobe, and yell at televisions. Hell, people have been saying incredibly vile things about Richard "Lord Voldemort" Cheney and he shrugged it off because he had power and he didn't give a fuck about his carping critics.

You won't find that Cheney, Reagan and Bush carried thirty years' worth of butthurt over a single insult. But Trump sure has.

Trump has the maturity of a four-year old. That was on full display in this morning's tweet-storm.

UPDATE: This just keeps getting better.


New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

"A sane and rational president develops a thick skin"

Sez you!

dinthebeast said...

Joe Scarborough is liberal? Since when?

-Doug in Oakland

B said...

I agree. If only we had had some choices that were less bad.

Both parties failed us when Trump was the least bad candidate.

But that is what happens when they play their games.

Stewart Dean said...

Cf Harry Truman, who had a famously volvanic temper. He would write incandescent letters...and then stick them in a drawer, never to be mailed. The only time he actually sent one was when his beloved daughter's play performance was panned in the papers.
And he was done with the Presidency, he had to borrow from a blue-blood Cabinet Secretary to move his stuff back to Missouri, where he lived out his life on his WWI colonel's pension.
A profoundly decent, salt of the earth man.
The Pulitzer Prize bio of him is well worth a read. He came from a political machine, but he never took a dime.

DTWND said...

Just wondering when Melania's campaign to eradicate cyber-bullying will begin. I think I know a REAL good place to begin.


Comrade Misfit said...

B, with respect to the Democrats, I agree, for reasons that I've discussed before.

But the Republicans? The selection of Trump as their candidate is on the voters, not the party elites. The voters had plenty of choices and one or two of them were even sane by normal standards (not just in comparison to Trump). The GOP pros wanted Trump to be president as much as they wanted to contract AIDS or suffer a sucking chest wound.

CenterPuke88 said...

B., in your opinion, Mrs. Clinton was not a good choice. She was far from my top choice, but she was well-qualified, unlike Donnie. I don't believe some of the disparaging things about her that you do, but surely you can agree she had the knowledge and experience for the position. Could you imagine her tweeting personal attacks? According to you, she'd be tweeting secrets... but, wait, Donnie's done that and got a pass, whoops.

B said...

CP: She has shown post election that she is not much better than The Donald, and her (ignored by the press) shennanigans her contempt for her country and the citizens, lies, cheating, Sales of her office when SecState and outright criminal acts (and her lies re: the server etc.., but let us not rehash that) show that she was not presidential material either.

The GOP didn't want The Donald, but they ran such weak, poor, weasels for their candidate that TheDonald beat 'em hands down. This was, of course, supposed to be Jeb's turn, but so few wanted him nor Rubio, nor Cruz, nor any of the other candidates that we got TheDonald. Which was, I think, more a vote *AGAINST* Hillary than a vote *FOR* Donnie.....Plus the press shilling for Hillary turned a LOT of people off...even a lot of DNC voters.

You could have run the south end of a northbound mule against either one of them and won. But the Mule wasn't running.

I can't stand Sanders, yet he might have been better choice than TheDonald. Sure as hell wouldn't have voted for Hillary. There are a lot of people like me.

CenterPuke88 said...

B., this will hurt, but admit that she had the requisite experience and knowledge for the job. The other stuff is what we disagree on, the facts are subject to a variety of interpretations, on which we disagree...but I asked you if you could agree she had the knowledge and experience.

B said...

I don't think anyone has the experience to be president. However, she has been around other actors of state and can sing the tune.

However, as I said, she does not have the morals for the job. Which is why we all ended up with Trump.

dinthebeast said...

We ended up with Trump because Kris Kobach's crosscheck purged a few hundred thousand Democratic voters from the rolls in three states that went for Trump by less than a hundred thousand combined, because they had the same names as voters in other states. Many of them didn't even have the same middle names. It works because lots of minority voters share the same name. James Brown and Jose Garcia for example.


It worked well enough that he is trying to expand the program ahead of the 2018 midterms, appointing the two most virulent crusaders for suppressing the vote we've seen in decades while at the same time killing the funding for the agency tasked with protecting the election systems from hacking and espionage.

-Doug in Oakland