Well, it’s been quite a week — don’t we say that every week? — and the words “unhinged” and “unprecedented” have been used even more than they were the week before.
And the week before that.
And the week before that.
A while ago, actually two weeks into this crazed mess called an administration, I wrote a blog called “We’re Getting Ahead of This Guy, But Where the Hell is He Going?” It pointed out that our “So Called President” is insane. Mentally ill. Off his rocker. A few fries short of a Happy Meal.
I pointed out that regardless of your political affiliation, you can’t have a President who is INSANE! When your Grandpa starts to show signs of dementia, you get him help. Maybe you have to put him in a home. BUT YOU DON’T MAKE HIM PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!!!
I said way back then, seven years ago (months are years in Trump-time), that the media had to start concentrating on this. Every day. Examine everything he says and does from the viewpoint of “This guy’s nuts.
He just proved it again.”
And this week, it finally happened. After the “campaign rally” SCROTUS held Tuesday night, August 22, 2017, I watched the media react in stunned shock. And then they all started talking about how this guy is seriously whacked.
They have also learned to call a lie, a lie. Not a “falsehood”. Not a “misrepresentation of the facts”. No, they called what he said exactly what it was. Lies. CNN covered the whole speech and then had a panel spend the next ten minutes or so talking about how this guy is insane. MSNBC only showed video of parts of the speech as pundit after pundit talked about how this guy has gone around the bend. They would bring the audio up now and then, listen for about 20 seconds and go “He’s not saying anything. And what he just said was a lie.” And then they’d go back to talking about how crazy he is.
There’s been lots of talk since this whack-job took office about “normalizing his behavior”. How we can’t let things like racism, misogyny, xenophobia and eating steak well done with ketchup become “normal”.
But here’s the thing. We are “normalizing” him. Just not in the way everybody thought. We are all recognizing he is insane and we are basically ignoring him. The world laughs at us and has started to stop paying any attention to anything he says.
Even leaders like Kim Jon Un are saying things like “Wow, I’m the sane one here. How insane is that?
He’s lost Congress. Even though it is controlled by his own party. He’s lost enough Senators to stop anything he might try to pass. Both houses voted by over 90% to stop him from lifting sanctions on Russia. Republicans have introduced legislation protecting Robert Mueller’s special investigation. Stories leak every day from White House aides saying basically, “You think what he said today was insane? You have no idea what we stop him from saying every day!”. He’s being marginalized.
News reports are coming down to this.
ANCHOR 1: In the news today, the President said something incredibly stupid and crazy.
ANCHOR 2: Yup. Moving on to sports …
Categories: #News, Media, President, social media, Tom Curley
If it weren’t soooooo sad, upsetting and scary, it would be hilarious!
So Gorka is gone and there’s a big hurricane in the Gulf — and there is no FEMA director. You think “the Prez” has it all “in hand?” Y’think?
I just really don’t see how this can be allowed to continue? (Trumpty Dumpty as pres, not your posts!).
When 80% of your OWN party are voting against you in congress it is just insane that he be allowed to stay there! (For the math i’m assuming 100% of Democrats voted against, leaving 80% Reps to make up the total 90%?)
How long is the investigation into Russian links/Trump silencing the investigation going to take??
It won’t go on forever. In the meantime, I suspect that Trump is becoming so marginalized, he will have less and less influence over anything. Things happen in their own time.
Tom–shamefully, I laughed at this. It’s all so true. How shameful is that?
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VERY shameful!! Sad!
Just because its horrible and true doesn’t mean it’s not also funny. My coping mechanism is mocking this jerk. And I know he hates being made fun of. It drives him nuts. And it’s a very short drive
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They started the news tonight and they were TALKING ABOUT THE WEATHER! Garry wondered if Trump would now start to call weather people “fake facts” or maybe Trump would say it was HIS gigantic, huge, monumental storm. Maybe both?
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I was upset because they had the gall to lead with dangerous weather instead of Czar MacCheesehead 45. Sad!
It’s Fake Weather! Sad!