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Will Trump Never Go?

Will Trump Never Go? Will This Nightmare Ever End?

By Dennis Loo (7/19/17)

Although he has the lowest rating of any POTUS in seventy years (and the lowest rated POTUS ever in the first six months of office), Trump annoyingly still hangs onto the support of most of his loyal base, seemingly unable to do anything that will jar many of them loose. Even if Donald was to publicly rape and whip Melania, a lot of his supporters would probably cheer. It apparently does not matter to them that the GOP health bill, if it ever passes, will knock 22-23 million people off the rolls, most of them Trump fans, according to the non-partisan CBO. Many of them pay scant attention to the news, a fact which many of them are proud of. And they mostly show little ability to reason anyway, they being attracted most of all to a strong man who says he will fix it all. 

Let me give you a thought, that I plan further elaborating upon later. It is this: even though if he has not an ounce of care for anybody but himself, and his most loyal fans clearly don't know how to think - nearly all their reasons why they see him as they do, seem idiosyncratic and irrelevant rationales, dismal reading fare, with the one thread that they mostly have in common is conforming to authority and that Trump says out loud what they are thinking, but have too much sense themselves normally to say. He is emotionally one of theirs. 

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Trump Doesn't Even Realize It's Over

Trump Doesn't Even Realize It's Over

By Dennis Loo (7/13/17)

Trump and his closest advisers are so dumb that they will have to be escorted out of the White House by guards because they won't get it that they've been ousted, even when it's official. "Wait," you can almost hear Trump say, "I was elected. Did you see the big crowds at my inauguration?"

The jig is already up, only they don't realize it yet. 

Let me use an analogy:

Monty Python's black knight encounters King Arthur of Camelot and won't let him by. The king is forced to fight the black knight, cutting off each of his arms, first the left, then the right, and then both legs in succession, but the black knight keeps on fighting despite this, calling them all flesh wounds, even though he has lost his limbs and is spurting blood all over the place. The black knight is Trump. 

 

If it's possible, Donald Jr. is even dumber than his dad. Except that I didn't think it's possible to be stupider than Donald Sr.

The anti-intellectual streak in American culture, where Donald Jr. gets a softball interview with Sean Hannity, and still admits that he may have met with other Russians (!) is like a serial murderer planting a big sign in his backyard saying "DON'T LOOK HERE FOR DEAD BODIES!" It's like Donald Sr. saying to Netanyahu when visiting the Israelis - before the cameras - that he didn't tell the Russians it was the Israelis that gave him the information about laptops on airplanes. Wait, he did that!

None of the rules such as ethics rules or the emoluments clause or the separation of powers rule or not picking fights with the mother of a slain soldier all assume that when you get caught red-handed that you have enough sense to own up to it, and not act as if facts don't matter. This Trump crowd is another thing altogether. Anti-intellectualism has met its nadir in Trump.

This is akin to Trump's statements during the campaign that beginning with his first day as POTUS, conflict between black and brown people and the cops WILL END (because the police will get their way totally) and he has a secret plan (which is still to be revealed) to get rid of ISIS. As if things are so simple, and resistance did not exist. Apparently, in Trumpville, resistance is a foreign concept, not the way of the world.

NBC is now reporting that there was another Russian, a person suspected of and probably involved in counter-intelligence, at this "fruitless" meeting with Donald Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort. 

So, according to POTUS, most people would consort with and buddy up with adversary nations against domestic opponents. Sure, Donald.

We await the next shocking revelation that will top what has already been revealed. We won't wait long. Pure shame won't drive these people from office. The GOP has already proved itself a "nothing burger." First, they were saying no evidence has been revealed and now that indisputable evidence is provided, they say it does not matter. The actions of the people must be brought to bear.

 

What We Know So Far

What We Know So Far

By Dennis Loo (7/12/17)

Despite all his best efforts to call it "fake news" and the Democrats' revenge for a lost election, the following items were confirmed by both sides in terms of occurring (not necessarily what they mean):

1) Donald Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort agreed, and Donald Jr., at least, was eager to meet, with someone he thought was a Russian lawyer with ties to Putin with dirt on Hillary Clinton's campaign. The fact that the Russian lawyer didn't after all have the promised dirt doesn't matter (if it's true) as a legal matter. You are breaking the law to solicit help from a foreign nation on your domestic opponent, regardless of whether your source provides an iota of evidence. 

2) Jared Kushner approached Russian Ambassador Kislyak with the idea of setting up  a secret channel of communications with the Russians and the Trump campaign. This was to be kept secret not from the Russians, who of course knew everything, but from western intelligence and the public. This was such a bizarre and naive idea that Kislyak didn't know what to make of it.

3) Paul Manafort was forced to resign as the second Trump campaign chair because of his ties to and huge payoffs from Ukraine.

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Elaine Brower of World Can't Wait speaking at the NYC Stop the War on Iran rally 2/4/12