Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

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

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Crybaby Trump

This, at a speech to graduating cadets at the Coast Guard Academy:
President Donald Trump went off script during his Wednesday commencement speech to Coast Guard Academy graduates, saying critics and the media had treated him more unfairly than any politician "in history."
Smooth move, addressing a bunch of young men and women who are going to face perilous conditions at sea and using the occasion to whine that people are being oh, so mean to him.

Any politician in history? Does he really want to test that? President Andrew Johnson? Or maybe he has forgotten what he himself said, in critic mode, about President Obama (very little of it was good). Does he remember when right-wingers were openly calling for JFK to be shot? Does he remember the protests against his successor over the Vietnam War? Does he recall the mockery endured by Richard Nixon?

If you go abroad, you'll find lots of politicians whose critics killed them. You can start with Sennacherib, who was assassinated about 2,700 years ago, and work up from there. There were probably political assassinations in Sumer, for all anyone knows.

Did this fucking crybaby actually think that every day, he could walk into his office on a carpet of rose pedals, tossed by fawning reporters?

Jeebus! I don't like Trump, but this shit comes with the job. Any politician with half of a working cortex knows that.


Keaaukane said...

Trump's whining was especially tin eared as he had proposed cutting 1.3 billion from the Coast Guard budget. Extremely good discipline by the Coasties to not boo and moon the Orange Shitgibbon.

D. said...

But has he got the "half of a working cortex" necessary for that knowledge?

(Speculative hypotheses have been floating around suggesting a negative answer to that question. The good news is that he is not Nehemiah Scudder. The bad news may be that Pence is.)

CenterPuke88 said...

D., "If this goes on" p, we will indeed get to find out, but Pence's refusal to meet with women alone doesn't quite match Mr. S!

Stewart Dean said...

Ah, but Pence will set aside his wife in order to give the distaff side the glory of his presence.
Has everybody here encountered Trumnp's Razor (variant of Occam's) that Josh Marshall has put about? That the dumbest explanation that fully explains what the President* is doing is invariably the correct one.

Thomas Ten Bears said...

That, CP, could change quite quickly.

Doug T. said...

One name. Just one name. Nelson Mandela Enough said.

Comrade Misfit said...

Yeah, well, Trump can't even take a cable car to the top of Masada. He wouldn't have lasted 24 hours at Robben Island.