What I think is particularly interesting, albeit terrifying, is the lack of the extent to which Mr. Trump has acted presidentially. More than a year ago, the national debate was when Mr. Trump would start acting presidentially. That is, after securing the GOP’s nomination, he’d evolve into the earnest, genteel cavalier dealmaker that he—and many other people—portray him as embodying. Think, perhaps, a contemporary Don Draper. Not only has he not acted this way. He doesn’t seem interested in it or even capable of it.
The man we have is the man we’ve got. He tweets. He doesn’t read. He is disrespectful. He talks about himself. He manipulates media. The longer Bannon and him keep working together. At this point, it would better for anyone else. Mr. Pence, Mr. Ryan, Mr. McConnell. The last one hurt. Yes, I’m admitting I’d rather have President McConnell than a President Trump. That is a low bar.
Our own Berlesconi.
Carrie Fisher died. John Kerry gave a speech after the UN vote against Israel. Netanyahu came back swinging at Kerry. Debbie Reynolds died.
Trump’s inauguration is almost upon us. I’m both sick to my stomach and eager to see what it’ll be like. A total disaster? A success? Let’s take a look at his musical guests. 3 Doors Down. Toby Keith. Damn, man. That’s a fucking low bar.
Apparently 5,000 bikers will be forming a wall of “meat” between them and “violent” protestors. Man, fuck bikers. They can live however they want. It’s totally fine by me. Honestly, it’s kinda cool. I’m aware of my clumsiness; I know I couldn’t ride a motorcycle without killing myself.
But, really. These people. Such a silly demographic. Conservative, state-hating, drug smuggling, violence endorsing manbaby hoodlums.
So Sessions, with that stupid elderly elf-smirk of his, said this during his testimony in front of Congress:
Leahy: Do secular citizens deserve the same protections as religious ones?
Sessions: Well, I don’t know, Senator.
Matt Taibbi (Rolling Stone) thinks Dossiergate has reached a crisis point. David Ignatius (WaPo) asks why Obama dawdled on Russia’s hacking. John R. Schindler (Observer) on Putin and his spies. Before the election, on October 31, David Corn wrote about the dossier.
Ah, yes! New week, new shitstorm. On Sunday, Meryl Streep ripped on Trump in her acceptance speech. Particular focus on Trump’s caricature of Serge Kovaleski, a reporter for the NYT, who also happens to be disabled. ‘Twas a bit schmaltzy for me. Right thoughts, wrong forum. The pontificating during the acceptance speech trope is just disingenuous. Don’t make these comments on the fucking tv with your fancy clothes on in a self-congratuory industry awards show. Do it in real life. Go on tv. Write. Activist. Blog.
For God’s sake, don’t use Twitter.
And now there’s Kelly-A’s mind-numbing counter to Streep. Logical fallacies are just taught in school these days it seems; don’t apply to the real world.