Kevin Drum: Trump Hits a New Low… Again: “A very non-exhaustive list of things that have been called new lows for Trump over the past few years. Enjoy:
July 20: Attacks John McCain for being a POW. November 13: Compares Ben Carson to child molester. November 21: Proposes Muslim registry. November 23: Retweets claim that 81 percent of white people are killed by blacks. November 26: Mocks a reporter’s disability. December 8: Calls for ban on Muslim entry.
March 23: Attacks Ted Cruz’s wife. March 30: Says that women who get abortions should be punished. May 3: Suggests that Ted Cruz’s father killed JFK. June 3: Attacks federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel. July 27: Asks Russia to please find and release Hillary Clinton’s 30,000 emails. August 1: After Khizr Khan accuses Trump of never sacrificing anything for his country, Trump attacks Khan and says that he has too made a lot of sacrifices, such as “building great structures.” August 10: Suggests his supporters might want to shoot Hillary Clinton. October 8: “Grab ’em by the pussy” tape. October 12: More women accuse Trump of sexual assault….
February 22: Attacks transgender children. March 4: Accuses Obama of tapping his wires. June 29: Accuses Mika Brzezinski of “bleeding badly from a face-lift” during a New Year’s party. July 2: Retweets video of CNN being attacked. August 15: Suggests that there were “very fine people on both sides” at Charlottesville. September 30: Attacks mayor of San Juan after Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico. October 13: Ends Obamacare cost-sharing program. November 29: Retweets three anti-Muslim videos from the leader of an extremist British group.
January 12: Shithole countries. June 8: Begins separating children from their parents at the border. July 5: Insists on meeting with Vladimir Putin with no one else present. September 13: Says the 3,000 dead from Hurricane Maria is “fake news” invented by Democrats. October 18: After murder of Jamal Khashoggi, reminds everyone that Saudi Arabia is a good customer. October 19: Calls Stormy Daniels “horseface.” October 19: Applauds Rep. Greg Gianforte’s body slam of a reporter. November 1: Runs racist ad just before midterm elections. November 7: Suspends CNN reporter Jim Acosta. November 12: As wildfires are raging, threatens to cut off federal aid to California unless they change their “forest management” practices. December 29: Says any deaths of children along the border are strictly the fault of the Democrats.
February 9: Mocks native American genocide. March 8: Accuses Democrats of being the “anti-Jewish party.” March 20: Attacks John McCain yet again. May 24: Retweets doctored video of Nancy Pelosi. July 11: Attacks British prime minister Theresa May. July 14: Tells Democratic congresswomen to go back where they came from…
There’s a lot we don’t know about the legacy Donald Trump will leave behind. And it is, of course, hugely important what happens in the 2020 election. But one thing seems sure: Even if he’s a one-term president, Trump will have caused, directly or indirectly, the premature deaths of a large number of Americans.
Some of those deaths will come at the hands of right-wing, white nationalist extremists, who are a rapidly growing threat, partly because they feel empowered by a president who calls them “very fine people.”
Some will come from failures of governance, like the inadequate response to Hurricane Maria, which surely contributed to the high death toll in Puerto Rico. (Reminder: Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens.)
Some will come from the administration’s continuing efforts to sabotage Obamacare, which have failed to kill health reform but have stalled the decline in the number of uninsured, meaning that many people still aren’t getting the health care they need. Of course, if Trump gets his way and eliminates Obamacare altogether, things on this front will get much, much worse.
But the biggest death toll is likely to come from Trump’s agenda of deregulation — or maybe we should call it “deregulation,” because his administration is curiously selective about which industries it wants to leave alone.
Chris Cristie bends over hand hands the korrupt krimson klown a jar of Vasoline (according to the Rude Pundit):
In his upcoming book, I’m Finished, disgraced Trump lackey and terrible former governor, Chris Christie, is brutally honest about all the people who dicked him over when he wanted to be Vice President or Attorney General. Trump did offer Christie the position of “special assistant to the president in the White House,” or “ball-washer,” and, to his credit, Christie declined. But of the people surrounding Trump, including his miserable cockmite of a son-in-law, Christie writes that they’re a “revolving door of deeply flawed individuals — amateurs, grifters, weaklings, convicted and unconvicted felons.” And on many occasions, “the president was ill served by poor advice.” As for Trump himself? Christie is nearly worshipful: “The president is utterly fearless and a unique communicator, Christie writes – and his main flaw is that he speaks on impulse and surrounds himself with people he should not trust.”
If all you hire are idiots, motherfuckers, and assholes, then that’s because you are some combination of those. And if you don’t recognize when your family members are too goddamn naive to do a job, that’s on you. But Christie’s defense of Trump here is something along the lines that he’s just a good-hearted boob who didn’t realize who he was putting in his administration. The truth is that he wants lickspittles to nuzzle up to his man-tits and suckle there. Whether they are criminals or naifs doesn’t matter as long as they drink his orange milk. (Note: my brain is not a happy place.)
Democrats are becoming increasingly angered by the Trump administration’s decision to call back furloughed federal workers, without pay, while the shutdown persists.
More and more workers at agencies with funding lapses are being told to report back to work, and in many cases the employees won’t be paid until after the shutdown ends. Democrats worry that furloughed workers are being recalled on a piecemeal basis in order to further President Trump’s political goals.
Why the hell aren’t the American people screaming against Spanky McOrangehair and telling him to stop the shit already. This isn’t only shameful. It’s this:
An indentured servant or indentured laborer is an employee (indenturee) within a system of unfree labor who is bound by a signed or forced contract (indenture) to work for a particular employer for a fixed time. The contract often lets the employer sell the labor of an indenturee to a third party. Indenturees usually enter into an indenture for a specific payment or other benefit, or to meet a legal obligation, such as debt bondage.
Government workers can’t strike. They can’t refuse to come to work. They have no rights. This is un-American. And we’re letting Putin’s buttboy oppress the people of the United States while he sells us out to the Kremlin.
It won’t be enough to impeach him. He needs to be in jail for treason.