Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Profiles in Gutlessness

President Donald Trump’s inability to unify the nation at a time of grave unrest is testing his uneasy alliance with mainstream Republicans, some emboldened by Gen. James Mattis’ plea for a leader who lives up to the U.S. ideals of a more perfect union.

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Thursday called the rebuke by Trump’s first Pentagon chief “necessary and overdue.”

“Perhaps we’re getting to the point where we can be more honest with the concerns that we might hold internally, and have the courage of our own convictions to speak up,” Murkowski said.
This is what it took for some of those birds to speak out against the fecklessness of Donald Trump? All the other shit, the corruption, the enriching himself and his relatives, business associates and political appointees grifting at the public trough, the coziness with authoritarian regimes, the destruction of global relationships with democratic governments, all of that made no nevermind with you, Lisa?

You knew Trump was corrupt and has been betraying his oath of office since the day he gave it. But did you do anything about it, especially when you had the chance? No. You couldn't be bothered.

But only now, when it's becoming possible that Trump and a lot of his fellow Republicans are going to be ejected by the voters, not to mention the near certainty that history will not be kind to either Trump or his enablers, now you speak up?

Spare me your handwringing, you rotten suckup, you fucking weathervane. You're not much better than Miss Lindsey Graham. At least he's a loyal toady.

8 comments:

Tod Germanica said...

But this is more than the tepid and mild distaste that Susan Collins feels toward murderous police and corrupt authoritarians alike.
It makes her a little sad to see a man's throat shut off until he dies. It makes her clutch her pearls and sigh. If only there was something she could do. But it is hopeless, she only knows how to stand by her man, trumpy.
Bishops being tear gassed and trump threatening to sic dogs on Americans makes her wistful for a more genteel era. That once existed in her imagination.

Ten Bears said...

G'da would've muttered something about day late 'm a dollar short, closing the barn door after the horse is gone.

Love that new doo!

B said...

"enriching himself".

Yeah, tell me all about that with a straight face, yet you never question where the Clintons found all that money, nor how Barry got rich when he was penniless 8 years before....

Pot/Kettle.
Only with double standards.
Trump was rich BEFORE he took office, unlike the other two examples.

CenterPuke88 said...

B., who says Trump was rich before he took office? Forbes has already admitted they got fooled and estimated his wealth almost double what newer figures suggested, Donnie keeps two sets of books on values, one for the tax man and one for the banks. But, enough of discussing your whataboutism...how’s your flu prediction looking now?

Meanwhile, the most corrupt Administration since at least Grant’s trundles on, stuffing cash from the Treasury into the Trump Organization’s pockets.

dinthebeast said...

The real tell was when she said she was "struggling" with the question of voting for him.

They won't abandon him until his idiot hordes are no longer a Republican primary winning bloc of voters, and I'm not sure that will ever happen as the Republican party is shrinking and there will always be the ~27% of the electorate who'll back the Republican leader no matter what.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

dan gerene said...

B, both the Clintons and President Obama wrote books which can pay pretty good money even if somebody like myself or you have never read one or can understand why they pay some people so well.

Dark Avenger said...

B, do you remember the Clinton Impeachment? Do you think his legal bills were paid by taxpayer funds? Might he and Hillary have had to make money

Donnie is a con man whose businesses all went awry sooner or later. He managed to go bankrupt running a casino, FFS. And if he ever released his tax returns, as did the Clintons and the Obamas, we might see just what kind of stable genius he really is, fiscally speaking.

Tod Germanica said...

B, the Clintons found that money with speeches to Wall Street and lucrative book publishing deals, just like the Obamas. They earned their 30 talents of silver by doing their rich doner's bidding while in office and were paid off when retired. It's the traditional way of institutional corruption. It's not according to Hoyle to to be stuffing yourself at the trough like a hog while still pretending to act as president* as Trump is doing every moment. Just not done, old boy.
B, so you're saying since trump was already rich it is A-OK if he steals from us taxpayers like he's doing? It's just business I guess. Just trump being trump. You as a taxpayer are good with making Jared Kushner even richer? With the present scams trump uses to enrich himself and his crime family you and I pay for it (but not Glenn Filthy).
You are a generous and a liberal man, B, to want to pay for all that stolen gold plated trumpite bling.