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" -- Unknown

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Friday, July 20, 2018

The Mind Boggles

Here, Dan Coats, the Director of National Intelligence learns that Trump has invited Putin to Washington:

"That's going to be special." I am presuming that Coats is referring to "special" as in "riding the short bus", not as in "extraordinary".

Trump thinks that Helsinki went well, despite every sentient Republican telling him otherwise. So Trump does what any moronic gambler does who finds himself deeply in the hole: He doubles down on his bet.

Trump and Putin reached a secret verbal agreement. With the example of how Trump "negotiated" with Kim Jong-un, Trump probably gave Alaska back to Russia in exchange for a set of nesting dolls.

Putin is an expert at playing people. Putin is known for meticulously preparing for meetings with foreign leaders (as do the North Koreans). Trump likes to wing it. The results seem to be along the lines of some peckerwood who thinks he can shoot getting into a match with Jerry Miculek.

Trump prepared for the summit by getting into "Blame America First" mode by blaming the U.S. for bad relations with Russia.

of course, the Russians loved that.

Let's be clear about this: The Republican base is siding with their party leader who has openly and repeatedly taken Russia's side in matters pertaining to American-Russian relations. These are the same people, mind you, who get upset at football players taking a knee during the National Anthem, but they support a man who is in Russia's pocket because they think they can work with him.

History may not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.


CenterPuke88 said...

For those of you keeping score at home, the verified Twitter account “MFA Russia” is that of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If that response from them, in addition to the rest of this shitstorm. isn’t exploding Republican heads all over, they either aren’t paying attention or they have totally given up on National Security in exchange for the Presidency.

The New York Crank said...

They call 'em "Red States" for a reason.

Yours crankily,
The New York Crank

Bradley Pierson said...

New York? How's that self-avowed socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, doing in your state? I heard she had words about turning the state "red", and I don't think she meant Republican.

I am not okay with that tweet. Trump just accepted blame on behalf of the nation - and ascribed it to national vices. I cannot see an advantage in that. Perhaps he meant to blame his predecessor, but that's not what he said. That was a dumb move. I'm not at exploding-head level, but I am very disappointed.

Comrade Misfit said...

The "our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse" part shows that Trump is either historically illiterate or a moron.

Let's revisit a few highlights:

Berlin Blockade. Korean War. Hungarian Revolution. Berlin Crisis. Cuban Missile Crisis. Vietnam War (guess he forgot about his bone spurs). Prague Spring. Yom Kippur War. 1979 Invasion of Afghanistan. Hell, the entire motherfucking Cold War.

The only way you can get to Trump's view is to pretend that mosty of the 20th Century didn't happen.

DTWND said...

Near betrayal of our NATO allies, instigating a tariff war which will ignite inflation, destroying immigrant families who are fleeing horrific conditions, siding with the leader of nation that would cause the United States irreparable harm (if he hasn't already) and that doesn't irritate you? Add in the daily lies, twitter attacks, 'official' misinformation, childish behavior, and his 'Fake News' wars and all you can feel is disappointment? As long as this 'president' doesn't affect you personally, that's all you can muster?

It is the I've got mine, I'm good attitude that allows dipshits like trump to get where he is today. Right is right, and wrong is wrong. By sitting quietly on the sidelines and not calling out Trump is allowing the damage to our nation to occur.


bmq215 said...

Comrade, didn't you hear? He reread the tweet and wanted to clarify. Said "worse" when he meant "better". Simple mistake, could happen to anyone.

CenterPuke88 said...

Next tweet will be about the “War on Christmas”, must deflect!