Friday, February 8, 2019

Making a FOOL of Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's dismissive reactions to Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday are going viral.

Pelosi was sitting behind Trump for the 82-minute speech, meaning many TV cameras captured her reactions over Trump's LEFT shoulder. (Even that is symbolic.)

People shared images of Pelosi pursing her lips, raising her eyebrows, and interacting with Democrats in the crowd in a way that they suggested detracted from Trump's message.

Perhaps the most widely shared moment was Pelosi's mocking round of applause for Trump early in his speech.

"We were super-excited and high-fiving," Kuster said. "And he really didn't realize what was going on — he didn't understand what we were doing."

"Finally, he did [understand], because he got very — he was ticked off."

"I think he caught on that the joke was on him," she added.

Women account for 38% of all House Democrats and 36% of Senate Democrats, while they make up 8% of House Republicans and 15% of Senate Republicans.

Actually, nobody is better at making a fool out of the trumpster in the dumpster than the "day late and dollar short" donald himself! (There was neither hatred nor scorn. There was cheering over every woman's accomplishment. You are not the victim, donald, YOU are the abuser of power! And congressional democrats diminished your power.)

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Trump threats...

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi characterized President Trump's description of "ridiculous, partisan investigations" as a threat to Democrats.

"An economic miracle is taking place in the United States, and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics, or ridiculous, partisan investigations," Trump said during his SOTU.

(There IS a global economic slowdown - - triggered by Trump's tariff wars so he is posturing to shift blame away from himself.)

The next morning, Pelosi pushed back.
“That was a threat. Presidents should not bring threats to the floor of the House," the California Democrat told a group of reporters at the U.S. Capitol. House Democrats then moved forward with their inquiries, as the House Intelligence Committee will expand its Russia probe into Trump, including Kremlin “leverage” over the president.

That committee voted to send more than 50 interview transcripts to special counsel Robert Mueller which the previous (Republican-controlled) House Intelligence Committee refused to do.

The committee chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said the House Intelligence Committee will deepen its future investigations of Russian election interference, seeking links to Trump's businesses, his campaign and his administration.

When asked about Schiff and the committee's move, Trump at first claimed that he had never heard of Schiff. Then he then asked about the congressman's authority.

"Under what basis would he do that?” Trump asked. "He’s just a political hack who’s trying to build a name for himself. It’s called presidential harassment."

Schiff fired back via Twitter.
"I can understand why the idea of meaningful oversight terrifies the President. Several of his close associates are going to jail, others await trial, and criminal investigations continue," Schiff said. "We’re going to do our job and won’t be distracted or intimidated by threats or attacks,"

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

One trick pony

Some people are praising Donald Trump’s mediocre, uninspiring State of the Union address simply because it was not terrible.

“The agenda I will lay out this evening is not a Republican agenda or a Democrat agenda,” Mr. Trump said, opening his speech on a conventionally presidential note on Tuesday. “It is the agenda of the American people.” (Trump does NOT speak for me - and 56% of American voters!)

A couple of hours earlier, during a private lunch with network anchors that did not stay private long, Mr. Trump called Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, “nasty,” described former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. as “dumb,” ripped into Senator John McCain, and derided Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas.”

The speech itself, embedded with patriotic language and delivered in a reassuring tone, veered between two moods — combative and conciliatory. (like a battering husband)

Then, about 15 minutes in, Mr. Trump hit the issue foremost in his consciousness —congressional investigations into his conduct.

First, he pleaded for the new Democratic House to avoid “ridiculous partisan investigations” and cautioned his enemies not to seek “revenge” against him.

Then came bluntest threat to the woman sitting behind him, Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation. It just doesn’t work that way!” he said.

The quintessential COWARD, Donald Trump Will Resign the Presidency in 2019.

Reject dualism! Trump has limited thinking capacity (e.g. retarded thinking). He is a “one trick pony” with a border wall instead of an internet firewall. Future Russian hacking is key to his reelection.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Trump’s frequent golf trips.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked a while back about Trump’s frequent golf trips.

A reporter asked about "the single biggest thing the President has accomplished for the American people during his time on the golf course?"

Sanders responded: "I think it would certainly be developing deeper and better relationships with members of Congress in which those relationships have helped push forward the President's agenda… A lot of that, I think, and the success of that came from the strong relationships that the President has. And he's played golf with a number of senators and used that time, certainly, to accomplish that."

If you calculate solely from the numbers made public, however, you get is this: 7% of the time Donald Trump has played golf as President, he has played with a sitting member of Congress.

Trump tweeted 27 times about President Barack Obama's golf habits between 2011 and 2016. Here's a random sampling:
• "While our wonderful president was out playing golf all day, the TSA is falling apart, just like our government! Airports a total disaster!" (May 2016)
• "President Obama should have gone to Louisiana days ago, instead of golfing. Too little, too late!" (August 2016)
• "Obama has admitted that he spends his mornings watching @ESPN. Then he plays golf, fundraises & grants amnesty to illegals." (December 2014)

If he was elected President, promised Trump, he wouldn't be playing much golf at all.

"If I win I may never see my property -- I may never see these places again," Trump said in August 2016. "But because I'm going to be working for you, I'm not going to have time to go golfing, believe me. Believe me. Believe me, folks."