November 30, 2019

"Sure, Trump has been consumed by the impeachment proceedings, popping off daily, if not hourly, about what he dubs a 'hoax.' But..."

"... he and his aides also have staged photo opportunities and public events designed to showcase the president on the job — a strategy one year out from the election to convince the American people that he is hard at work for them at the same time that Democrats are trying to remove him from office. 'I’m working my ass off,' Trump told a thunderous rally crowd of roughly 20,000 on Tuesday night in Sunrise, Fla. He added: 'The failed Washington establishment is trying to stop me because I’m fighting for you and because we’re winning. It’s very simple.'... Trump interrupted his Thanksgiving vacation here in Florida with a 36-hour trip to Afghanistan, where he... rallied about 1,500 uniformed military personnel packed into a hangar at Bagram.... Lacking a bevy of big achievements of late, Trump has striven to make a show of whatever he can. On Monday, he invited journalists into the Oval Office to observe him signing the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act...."

From "Trump’s photo op play: Facing impeachment, the president strives to look hard at work" by Philip Rucker in The Washington Post.

All right, then, I'm thinking this is about 10 more articles of impeachment. Everything he does he does as a political ploy. We know what's in his head! That Ukraine call had no legitimate purpose. Impeach! And if he goes to Afghanistan, it's just for a rally, a trick to look like he's doing the job of being President. Impeach! We're onto his game — striving to look hard at work. These seeming accomplishments are nothing but an anti-impeachment campaign, a re-election campaign. Personal interest, not national interest. It's impeachable all the way down. He doesn't give a damn about suffering animals. He just figures animals are popular, so he poses as a benefactor of animals.

Speaking of popular, you know who was popular? Bill Clinton, back when he was getting impeached. Trump "recently met... with former Clinton strategist Mark Penn, who counseled the president to focus on governing and travel frequently." That's what Clinton did when he was impeached. But "Clinton had a built-in advantage that Trump does not enjoy: popularity." Sorry, Trump, you're not popular. Whatever you do will be used against you.

ADDED: From the comments at WaPo: "Does he take Barbie with him everywhere he goes? He rails against Hunter Biden being on a board in Ukraine because of Joe Biden's connections, yet Ivanka is stuck to him like glue, and we taxpayers are paying for every perk she gets. DISGUSTING!!"/"He's grooming her for 2024, god forbid"/"Silicone barbie has the personality (and brains) of a doormat; she's not going anywhere."

58 comments:

Michael K said...

It is so obvious, even an idiot like Inga should see that the contrast between Congress doing nothing and Trump governing makes a strong impression on anyone not inherently biased.

Well, maybe not Inga.

I see lefties bragging about all the bills Congress has passed. Which ones ? Green Nude Eel? Impeachment resolution ?

Nope and nope.

rhhardin said...

Candid used to mean finding the good in people.

Carol said...

My local GOP sure sells a lot of Trump swag, considering he's not popular.

David Begley said...

WaPo would rather Trump just resign and slink out of office in the dark of night.

chickelit said...

Here's a serious question (or two): Who the hell is financially supporting media propaganda like The Washington Post and how can I get them to blow their money even faster to no avail? Is it as simple as buying more through Amazon?

Passively watching the WaPo flail is getting old and I'd like to help them actually fail.

narciso said...

no he had the press and the entertainment media, so far inside his pants, they needed a penicillin shot, this was the era in which al queda rose to prominence, while Clinton was either ignoring it, or providing air cover for it in the Balkans, where the military was slashed, where the intelligence assets were purged, and the best aviators were subject to the tailhook purge, he also planted the seeds of the subprime crisis, through concerted government action with hud, with the justice department, this was also the era of the consent decrees against every major urban police department,

Gahrie said...

"Does he take Barbie with him everywhere he goes? He rails against Hunter Biden being on a board in Ukraine because of Joe Biden's connections, yet Ivanka is stuck to him like glue, and we taxpayers are paying for every perk she gets. DISGUSTING!!"

So we've already forgot that Obama not only hauled Michelle with him everywhere he went, but her Mom too? Hell a bunch of times they took separate planes to the same destination. Check out the staffing levels and budget of the First Lady's office under Obama and under Trump and get back to me.

The sheer ignorance of the Left would be astonishing of it wasn't so persistent.

tim in vermont said...

The Washington Post is no longer a serious newspaper. It’s over. It’s Newsweek with a bigger budget. It’s DailyKos with better production values.

chuck said...

Gosh darn, those WaPo commenters are sure sexist. Maybe I should support the empowerment of smart women by buying a MAGA hat.

tim in vermont said...

The problem with getting Trump to resign is New York State is waiting to throw him in jail for crimes yet to be discovered or settled on. You have to give a man a way out or he has no choice but to fight.

Francisco D said...

Nothing new here.

Let's move along.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...
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narciso said...

then certainly by 1993, there was the continuation of the mishandled Russian transition, and I
'm being charitable as to what summers and sachs enabled, through yeltsin's camarilla, the seeds of what we see today, why putin holds a modicum of popularity begins at this point,

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

ADDED: From the comments at WaPo: "Does he take Barbie with him everywhere he goes? He rails against Hunter Biden being on a board in Ukraine because of Joe Biden's connections, yet Ivanka is stuck to him like glue, and we taxpayers are paying for every perk she gets. DISGUSTING!!"/"He's grooming her for 2024, god forbid"/"Silicone barbie has the personality (and brains) of a doormat; she's not going anywhere.""

and I am genuinely undecided this year. Those of you who are pleased with these seemingly exciting new weapons to use in the fight to defeat Trump are losing perspective. You are not thinking about how you look to the people you need to convince. Here’s a clue: you look ugly.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...
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pacwest said...

I dunno. He seems to be doing OK without the lefty advice to me. He's obviously a workaholic. Take a look at who is attending his rallies. An amazing amount of Democrats and new or infrequent voters. Minority support in the 30's. The man's stamina is almost unbelievable. Impeachment mania down, favorables up. I still need proof that photo is doctored.

If you think the Dems and MSM are batshit crazy now, wait until the election draws near.

The charge that he is doing things just for political expediency is easily refuted by *what* he is doing. He has his neck stuck way out on China, NK, Syria, Iran. If his motive was simply looking good he could have found some meaningless compromises domestic and foreign.

chickelit said...

Does he take Barbie with him everywhere he goes? He rails against Hunter Biden being on a board in Ukraine because of Joe Biden's connections, yet Ivanka is stuck to him like glue, and we taxpayers are paying for every perk she gets. DISGUSTING!!

I guarantee that the author of that comment hates women and is into buttplugs.

tcrosse said...

The WaPo is assuming that Trump feels seriously threatened by impeachment. I doubt it.

chickelit said...

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...I know a shit pile of ugly leftwing hags with gray hair in the this town. They are like clones of each other. All bitter hag barbie. Is there an old bitter hag barbie? There should be. Uncharitable. Self-absorbed. Dumb. They hate Melania... oh so much. oh so much.
It's fun.


You're a gem, BBH. Keep it up!

narciso said...

oh yes the framework that really worked out, didn't it, I don't know if this new deal with the kim dynast will eventuate, magic eightball is cloudy, certainly nafta was a mixed bag,

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

I guarantee that the author of that comment hates women and is into buttplugs.

Hunter Biden or Pete Buttgig?

chickelit said...

Hunter Biden, of course. I think calling Buttigieg that name is wrong.

Fernandistein said...

Does he take Barbie with him everywhere he goes?

Barbie died in 1991.

narciso said...

no I call him ellis, about the coked up nakatomi executive in die hard,

chickelit said...

I mean, there's a lot to defend about Pete Buttigieg. Is there anything defensible about Hunter Biden? -- he's rotten to the core. He actually brings his dad down.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Chickie - I deleted it because I thought it was too harsh. Thanks for your support! ;)

But really - I have this mental image of the same angry hag. B-town grows them here. The most selfish creature you can think of, with the same ugly scowl.

"Is there an old bitter hag barbie? There should be. Uncharitable. Self-absorbed. Dumb. They hate Melania... oh so much. oh so much.
It's fun."


There. I saved part of it.

chickelit said...

Fact checking myself, I don't really know that HB is into buttplugs. The report only said that he requested a "sex toy." It could have been a cock ring for himself or maybe even a dildo for him to use on a hooker. One shouldn't rush to judgement.

traditionalguy said...

Americans need heroes. And Trump does that job for us at no extra charge. He has out maneuvered every wrap up smear that David Brock and Christopher Steele have written and thrown in his path to kill him. It has driven Pelosi full alcoholic. And like the Road Runner, Trump has a good time watching the Dem's team of coyotes fall into every trap they dig for him.

And remember Barr and Giuliani are laughing it up along with us. To get to the full Seven Samurai you would add Pompeo, Donald, Jr., Melania, Ivanka, and Jared.

tim maguire said...

Trump does pretty well considering he has to deal with a congressional majority hellbent on betraying their country.

One thing that's weighing more heavily as time goes by—China is the Nazi Germany of our day. Opposing China will be a major factor in deciding my vote in 2020. For all the obstruction, the one thing Trump does that receives bipartisan support is stand up to China. Yet, if standing up to China is so popular that even Trump can get bipartisan support doing it, then why is Trump the first president to stand up to China? Will the next president continue Trump’s China policies? I’m not confident anyone other then Trump will turn the screw like he does.

rehajm said...

Asshole commenter loathes finance. She thinks taking Ivanka along is wasteful as she votes for $50 trillion health insurance scheme.

narciso said...

Doug weads book, is a good corrective to this idiocy, bezos slathers up,

Birches said...

No word on Chelsea Clinton's political ambitions....

checkers said...

Actually, I think he is grooming Kanye West for 2024.

narciso said...

this one,


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1546085858/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

Bruce Hayden said...

“Here's a serious question (or two): Who the hell is financially supporting media propaganda like The Washington Post and how can I get them to blow their money even faster to no avail? Is it as simple as buying more through Amazon?”

Jeff Bezos. And if you wanted to buy Amazon from him, he might throw in the WaPo. Otherwise, last I knew, he was in roughly the richest 0.00000000000125% (1.25e-10, for those who have a hard time counting all those zeros) people on the planet.

gilbar said...

Trump told a thunderous rally crowd of roughly 20,000 on Tuesday night in Sunrise, Fla.

Which is Just Another Day, for him; How many Demo's have had 20,000; even Once?

Hunter Biden being on a board in Ukraine
Ivanka working for her father

These are supposed to be the same?

Bruce Hayden said...

“ One thing that's weighing more heavily as time goes by—China is the Nazi Germany of our day. Opposing China will be a major factor in deciding my vote in 2020. For all the obstruction, the one thing Trump does that receives bipartisan support is stand up to China. Yet, if standing up to China is so popular that even Trump can get bipartisan support doing it, then why is Trump the first president to stand up to China? Will the next president continue Trump’s China policies? I’m not confident anyone other then Trump will turn the screw like he does.”

$$$$$$$$

The answer is money. A lot of money. The Ukrainians could afford to pay the Biden’s a million or two. The Chinese gave Hunter and his politically connected buddies over a $billion$ to “manage”. This goes back at least as far as the Clinton Administration, where Clinton and Gore seemed to always be getting caught taking money from the Chinese.

One of the things that is becoming obvious is that a good part of why Trump is so loathed in DC is that he has been derailing the government gravy train. There are very good reasons that some of the richest zip codes in the country are in and around DC. And it mostly isn’t the GS-7 bureaucrats. They make their money steering contracts to federal contractors, getting favorable policy from our govt, and even, like the Ukraine, the rake from the foreign and military aid we gave them. While the Democrats, with much more control of the bureaucracy (with so many govt workers supporting that party), get more graft than the Republicans, the Republicans get their share too. it is truly a bipartisan undertaking.

chickelit said...

One of the things that is becoming obvious is that a good part of why Trump is so loathed in DC is that he has been derailing the government gravy train. <--This!

William said...

The subtext of Trump's campaign is that the media are unfair and biased. Such reporting reinforces the subtext of Trump's campaign. They don't seem to have caught on that such overtly biased reporting by the news and entertainment industry helps rather than hinders support for Trump among his supporters.....Any time they mention the venality of Trump's children, my mind automatically shifts to thoughts of Hunter Biden and Chelsea Clinton. The Romney, Obama and Bush families have nice kids. Clinton and Biden not so much.

Iman said...

The lack of any respect shown to members of Trump's family - including our First Lady - has hardened my heart toward this sort of person. Horrible excuses for human beings.

Lewis Wetzel said...

Bret Easton Ellis seems to understand that the anti-Trump left has gone mad:
During the months after the election I could count the number of times my inconsolable boyfriend had left the condo—and didn’t need more than two hands to tally them up. His hair became long and tousled, he hadn’t shaved for months, and he also developed three nonopiate addictions: Russian conspiracies as discussed on Reddit, Rachel Maddow detailing Russian conspiracy theories on MSNBC, and playing Final Fantasy XV. If I made even an offhand quip disparaging legacy media or fake news or the striking shifts in tone and bias that had occurred in certain national news organizations, his hackles would rise and he’d glare at me, believing deeply that anything the Trump administration said about fake news and the awful media could not be trusted. He was part of the supposed resistance—though too tired and stoned to actually go out and resist. The election had turned him into a wreck. At times he resembled a bedraggled and enraged Russian peasant, ranting and stomping around the condo, MSNBC blaring, yelling “Piece of shit!” whenever Trump’s visage appeared on the TV screen in the living room. If he read something in any of his feeds that implicated Trump in some Russian involvement he’d jump up and down and start clapping his hands in delight. “Impeachment! Impeachment’s coming. I can’t fucking wait.”

n.n said...

It's the same acute phobia manifested with Palin. Is it because she's female, attractive, successful, and married with children?

readering said...

Derangement syndrome works both ways but AA caters to her audience (and even then sometimes takes flak for not being 100 per cent Trumpist),

Jersey Fled said...
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Lewis Wetzel said...

I don't know anyone who is 100% Trumpist. Maybe Hannity?
Finding the anti-Trumpers to be irrational, hysterical ninnies does not make you a "Trumpist." It makes you normal.

narciso said...

That was the first stage of the fever, she was more civil than they deserved.

Amadeus 48 said...

Two of the tracks from my projected Orange Man Bad--Meet The Little Vindmans album:

Melania, mon amour

Yummy Mummy (Ivanka!)

Those commenters at The Washington Pest need to stop playing circle-jerk over pictures of Elizabeth Warren and come up with some counter-programming.

Ambrose said...

trump has been anything but "consumed" by the impeachment circus. Seems like he' almost enjoying it. Been to Afghanistan, continue negotiations with China, filling judgeships, building the wall, deregulating....

Rosalyn C. said...

Ivanka Trump has been working on theWomen's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative Ever hear of it or the women around the world who are being supported to become successful economically? No? Or hear about this: USAID ADMINISTRATOR MARK GREEN AND ADVISOR TO THE PRESIDENT IVANKA TRUMP ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIPS AND NEW PROJECTS THROUGH THE WOMEN'S GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT AND PROSPERITY (W-GDP) INITIATIVE July 10, 2019

Drago said...

readering: "Derangement syndrome works both ways..."

Nope.

Only one side (hint: yours) is actually dumb and deranged enough to believe Brett Kavanaugh was a gang rapist and the transparently fake hoax dossier was real.

Howard said...

Ivanka is more lucky than Hunter, she married her favorite dildo

I Callahan said...

Stay classy, Howie...

Martin said...

Haters gotta hate.

Quaestor said...

[WaPo is] DailyKos with better production values.

Not if grammar is a production value.

Quaestor said...

Howard writes: Ivanka is more lucky than Hunter, she married her favorite dildo

This must be true. No commenter on the Althouse blog is more conservant with "rubber goods".

Rusty said...

"Howard writes: Ivanka is more lucky than Hunter, she married her favorite dildo"
So did your wife.

fleg9bo said...

On Monday, he invited journalists into the Oval Office to observe him signing the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act...."

I'm tempted to email my TDS-afflicted sister (who is also a member of PETA) about this, expressing my condolences that she must now support animal cruelty and torture.

But I think I'll let it go.

elyse said...

you are all so triggered that the left despises trump. heh.