November 28, 2015

"Serge Kovaleski must think a lot of himself if he thinks I remember him from decades ago — if I ever met him at all, which I doubt I did."

"He should stop using his disability to grandstand and get back to reporting for a paper that is rapidly going down the tubes."

Said Trump, quoted by James Taranto, who sides with Kovaleski, because: 1. It's believable that Kovaleski really can't remember why he wrote what he wrote about cheering in Jersey City on 9/11, and 2. The video makes it "far likelier" than not that Trump's "gesticulations" were deliberate mockery of Kovaleski's physical disability.

I've already said what I have to say about the Trump/Kovaleski matter, so I'll just move on down Taranto column and quote this:
Hypothesis and Proof...
  • “American Turks Anxious About Dukakis Presidency”—headline, Times-News (Hendersonville, N.C.), Aug. 7 1988
  • “Michael Dukakis Would Very Much Like Your Turkey Carcass”—headline, Boston Globe, Nov. 25, 2015

21 comments:

Patrick said...

Huge double standard.

For one thing, Kovaleski’s lapse of memory seems believable. The article was written a long time ago...

But Trump is expectly to remember this reporter's infirmity from an interview almost 30 years ago? How advanced was this guy's condition then?

Guildofcannonballs said...

Oh, "MATTER" what a word.

Applause, always foreverly, to those who see fit to use it without its definition of mass like Einstein thought about*.

Matter.

Matter.

Matter.


*C'mon you know, YOU KNOW, matter has other definitions. You know that. Potentially that will be all you know. Why would fighting or bad things be necessary to making that unreal, uncuntish as they say?

So strawberry tiny fields forever and Keynes wasn't wrong because time, duh.

And I thank you for taking the time to consider differing viewpoints that incorporate time, for if it wasn't for your incorporation, there would not be Google, me, you, either, or convictable-evidence.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Look, assholes, WFB went out of his way to say Trump is an asshole.

I am an asshole and I don't hate, like a bigot, assholes, I only hate evil.

Buckley understands Cruz is the best, or Hillary unless Trump.

2/3 is bad considering, but I'll take all aspects now or here or otherwise of it.

hoyden said...

Watching Trump and the Media bicker is like watching pigs wrestling in the mud. Who did dirt first?

William said...

I think Trump is lying, but so is the media. I'm not 100% supportive of making fun of people with birth defects, but I would argue that the media is paid to tell the truth and not Trump. If there is any mid eastern refugee over the age of thirty who did not cheer the destruction of the Twin Towers on the day it happened, then I would gladly kiss their ass in Macy's Xmas window. If there is any reporter anywhere who is willing to report this simple fact about these refugees, I would also be willing to kiss their ass during the holiday season......Trump is a successful real estate developer. He's got this "So sue me" attitude when caught out in a wrongdoing. In some ways it's more attractive than Hillary's "It's not a lie. You just don't understand the delicate nuances of my statements on Benghazi.".

EDH said...

“Michael Dukakis Would Very Much Like Your Turkey Carcass"

Speaking of Greek prostitutes who are really desperate for food.

Fandor said...

Ask Susan Estrich...

rcocean said...

How ridiculous. How many people has Trump interacted with over the last 10 years? A couple Thousand - at least. How many press reporters have asked him questions? Hundreds. what reason does he have to remember this particular reporter? Nothing.

How many stories has the newspaper writer written over the last 15 years that deal with 9-11? Seriously, the topic has been in the news for over a week, and the reporter didn't go back and look at his notes? Yet he claims "he don't know nothing".

Are you kidding me?

Mike Sylwester said...

I liked the part where journalist Molly Ball mocked a Trump supporter for having a leathery complexion and yellow teeth.

Jason said...

Did we ever get an apology from Bill Clinton for referring to Dole's right arm as a "flipper?"

Asking for a friend.

Big Mike said...

Trump has read his Sun-Tzu:

"When you will survive if you fight quickly and perish if you do not, this is called dying ground.

So let there be not battle on a ground of dissolution, let there be no stopping on light ground, let there be no attack on a ground of contention, let there be no cutting off of trafficked ground. On intersecting ground form communications, on heavy ground plunder, on bad ground keep going, on surrounded ground make plans, on dying ground fight."

Humperdink said...

If this is what passes for criticism of Trump, he has the nomination wrapped up.

narciso said...

Kovaleski has a way of passing on narratives, like the troopergate slander against palin, made the witchhunt against the Coptic filmmaker stick, and subsequently was at a loss with the tsarnaev kid, occasionally he commits an act of journalism

narciso said...

One is reminded of the Clinton staffer roger altman, who lied to his diary.

The Godfather said...

You've seen the video. You know Tromp is the guy who said John McCain wasn't a hero, because he was captured. You know he habitually insults and demeans people who don't support him. So Tromp says in substance:

"Are you going to believe me or your lying eyes?"

Original Mike said...

"Michael Dukakis would very much like your turkey carcass."

I take the turkey carcass home every year to make soup. Yum, yum.

One's enough, though.

rhhardin said...

Trump is always attacked by political correctness, which Trump always gains by dismissing.

His support wants above all to get rid of the rule of PC everywhere. It's the number one obstacle to the solution of anything else.

The supporters' view is that Trump can learn where his policies won't work, but the PC prohibition of freedom to notice things is vital to overturn first.

You've got to notice things.

Notice what? Men, women, Mexicans, Islam, victims, black leaders.

tim in vermont said...

I don't like Trump, but I completely understand the reaction to the undemocratic rule of the Obama administration and the authoritarian bent of his administration, and his enablers in the Supreme Court.

Freder Frederson said...

If there is any mid eastern refugee over the age of thirty who did not cheer the destruction of the Twin Towers on the day it happened, then I would gladly kiss their ass in Macy's Xmas window.

And I bet you don't even consider yourself a racist! As a matter of fact a friend of mine was originally admitted to the U.S. from Syria as a refugee (from the first Assad regime). He is now a naturalized U.S. citizen and an employee of the Department of Defense with a Secret clearance. I am sure he and many others would line up to have you kiss their asses for the ignorant slur inherent in your quote.

Freder Frederson said...

but I completely understand the reaction to the undemocratic rule of the Obama administration and the authoritarian bent of his administration, and his enablers in the Supreme Court.

So the logical reaction to the "undemocratic rule of the Obama administration" is to support a man who is even more undemocratic?

Do you realize how stupid that sounds?

tim in vermont said...

It doesn't sound stupider to me than the Democrats lining up behind the butcher of Libya. Thousands of refugees from that conflict that was her idea have drowned trying to escape the disorder and chaos there since she ordered Qadaffy deposed.