Saturday, July 29, 2017

Trump is crazy about Russia


President Donald Trump’s “mental stability” was questioned by a conservative Washington Post columnist.

The columnist, Jennifer Rubin specifically called out Trump for being “erratic” and “unreliable.”

“There are serious concerns about this president’s mental stability, and there are serious problems when you have a president of the United States who is so erratic, so unreliable. This is incredibly damaging,” Rubin said.

And now, an email this month from the executive committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association to its 3,500 members, changes a decades-old united front aimed at preventing experts from discussing the psychiatric aspects of politicians’ behavior.

It will make many Psychoanalysts feel more comfortable about speaking openly about President Trump’s mental health.

The impetus for the email was “belief in the value of psychoanalytic knowledge in explaining human behavior,” said psychoanalytic association past president Dr. Prudence Gourguechon, a psychiatrist in Chicago. “We don’t want to prohibit our members from using their knowledge responsibly.”

“That responsibility is especially great today,” she told STAT, “because Trump’s behavior is so different from anything we’ve seen before” in a commander in chief.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Gentleman and Jerk

Trump, the all-too-well-known New York jerk and bully, has now targeted Jeff Sessions, a southern gentleman, over his recusal from the federal investigation into RussiaGate.

This is one more in a series of stupid political fails from the trumpster in the dumpster!

Trump publicly bullying his longtime supporter in a series of tweets appears to take aim at shaming Sessions into resigning.

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!” Trump wrote in one.

In another: “Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump campaign - ‘quietly working to boost Clinton.’ So where is the investigation A.G. @seanhannity.”

This latest tweet storm against his own Cabinet member reveals that the president is freaking out over RussiaGate.

“I’m very disappointed with the attorney general, but we will see what happens,” Trump said. “Time will tell. Time will tell.”

Trump’s dissatisfaction with Sessions really exploded last week, when Trump blamed Sessions for the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is overseeing the RussiaGate investigation.

Democratic and Republican legal folks alike say it’s not the job of the attorney general to protect the president.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., strongly defended Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is collecting a flood of support as the trumpster in the dumpster ramps up his bullying campaign, with even some of Sessions’ fiercest critics offering a simple defense — he’s just (ignoring Trump and) doing his job.

Trump’s outrage might just backfire. Sessions allies are amazed at how far Trump has taken his attacks: "The Trump’s base knew Jeff Sessions long before they knew Donald Trump."

Trump’s base is obviously eroding. There has been a considerable decline in the number of Americans who strongly approve of Trump, from a peak of around 30 percent in February to just 21 or 22 percent now.

I do not know anyone who would accuse Trump of "staggering under the load of a heavy intellect."

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Recess Appointment

Recess appointments are authorized by Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, which states: The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

The trumpster in the dumpster is badgering the AJ (Sessions) into resigning.

In the meantime, his new Unko-Kaze-Hojo is breaking wind (not news). Unko -- Kaze -- Hojo

Trump is the bully; he hates news stories that do not praise him. He hates smarter people (which includes many millions), richer people (many New Yorkers -- like Bloomberg), more educated people, people who read newspapers, people who can speak English fluently, people who show respect for others, and people who water their plants and feed their pets (Trump has neither plants nor pets). He loves nobody that is loved. Only he is to be loved.

Trump’s insults needn’t be accurate to score. His insults exact damage by violating the usual comity that governs civilized life. Like a Hell’s Angel, Trump transgresses for the pure joy of it, and he gets away with it because few possess the will to descend to his level and retaliate.

Trump navigates by internal rancor. Unhappy with his own humanity, he craves for what he can’t have, which is the respect of the majority.

I would not say that: "Donald Trump is Bully AND a Coward AND a Traitor."

Nor would I predict that Trump wants Sessions out so he can appoint a toothless lap-dog while the Senate is in Recess. RussiaGate is his downfall and Trump knows it well.

RussiaGate is far more serious than Trump Culties can even imagine. (Well, Trump Culties have no imagination - or critical thinking skills)

It's about a second "Saturday Night Massacre."

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Here comes the bus...

And I say

it's all right...

The Trump administration runs on one-way loyalty: Everyone must show absolute fealty to the trumpster in the dumpster or be thrown under the bus.

Donald Trump's Cabinet members introduce themselves and praise the President

There is almost no one (his daughter – perhaps) that Trump won't throw under the bus to save himself.

But now the dumpster’s oldest loyalist is feeling the tire getting closer.

Jeff Sessions made the mistake of following legal ethics procedures by recusing himself from RussiaGate.

It also points out that Trump sees the attorney general only as another fall-guy for the president.

Who else has been thrown under the bus so far?

Sean Spicer: Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned.

Michael Flynn: Former National Security Advisor Michael resigned after serving for less than a month.

James Comey: Trump fired James Comey as FBI director in May.

Comey was handling the investigation into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russia during the 2016 election at the time of his ouster.

Sally Yates: Trump fired Sally Yates who had refused to uphold the Trump administration's controversial travel ban.

Preet Bharara: Trump fired Preet Bharara, the former US Attorney for the Southern District of Manhattan and 'Sheriff' of Wall Street. Trump had initially promised Bharara he would keep his job.

Katie Walsh: Katie Walsh, the former deputy chief of staff left the White House just nine weeks into the job.

Michael Dubke: Michael Dubke, the former White House communications director, resigned in May. Dubke was replaced by Anthony Scaramucci, a top Trump donor.

The current president might as well be "Harvey."

The obvious FACT is: