Trump and his lackeys are trying to smear Judge Engoron’s law clerk
Elise Stefanik might be the worst person in America. She is a whip-smart, highly educated professional who started her political career with legitimate centrist conservative values and soon sniffed the aroma of opportunism. Knifing Lynn Cheney in the back, signing up for the Trump cult, and cynically seizing every moment to engage in intellectual dishonesty and awe-inspiring hypocrisy, she is Newt Gingrich on steroids. She has no moral compass, no adherence to the Constitution, not an ounce of devotion to country above personal advancement. She knows better. But she wallows in the dark and slimy mud of fascism. Her kind is the worst.
All The American People need to do is listen to the people of New York because they know Trump better than anyone !
You wrote "In his first and best-known book, The Art of the Deal, Trump drew a distinction between integrity and loyalty. He said he preferred the latter." This explains A LOT! It speaks volumes when someone prefers loyalty to integrity.
How could ANYONE, any single person, want this scumbag to represent the USA?
This turns my stomach. I will never understand how anyone can support this sorry excuse for a human being.
This is what happens when the only defense that the GOP has is to double-down on the lie. The only way to get any notoriety is to lie bigly. So no matter how absurd the premise, standing strong on bullshit actually earns them points within the narrow world of #Trumplodytes.
As often happens, I get up in the middle of my night to urinate. often I go back to sleep. Sometime, well too often I doomscroll. To day, I read your post. and it sucked me in.
I am younger than you but in much worse health.
I became a lawyer in 1982. I practiced law, on and off for almost 40 years. i spent time in many court rooms, although I never clerked for a judge.
Thank you for reminding me what happened when I was very young and not paying much, if any attention to the outside world.
Those were bad times. I suspect these are worse.
I thought, Nixon was a bad president.
I thought Reagan was a bad bad president, maybe worse than Nixon,
I thought the Bushes were bad presidents.
Trump seems to be much worse.
I worry for the USA. I worry about the state of the world.
You have suggested that it is ok to think that what I do, will make no difference either to myself or the world. but it is not OK at act as though I believe that.
So in a few hours, I will get up, attend a virtual meeting about healthcare and homelessness, then get ready to to a in person rehearsal where I and others who have been asked to preform will work on improving our performance for a festive gathering on December 15.
I will then meet with some friends and discuss creating a joint living arrangement and drink great coffee.
Thank you for work on this, and more important for your work on behalf of part of my chosen family.
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Trump & his ilk represent a modern day pressure test for US democracy. They do not have any decency, nor as so many of you have pointed our, are they wed to principles or ideology. Their only commitment is to power, without regard, or shame. As someone who is observing from across the pond, i fear we may all be sliding toward a similar fate, unless the vanguard of democracy stands up!!
Take your pick:
"All's fair in love and war -- and this means war!"
"Winning isn't everything -- it's the ONLY thing!"
"ALWAYS kick a man when he's down... because he might get up again."
"Whatever it takes."
"It's not personal; it's just business."
Trump & Company have no lack of rationalizations for their abhorrent behavior.
I love your commentaries. It's a shame that only people who agree with your viewpoints are reading them. Personally, I read your essays to boost my spirits and to know that I'm not alone in this fight for social and equal justice in the US.
Un- effing believable. How far will we sink? Trump is just foul. Can’t we exile him to a tiny South Pacific island somewhere? One with rising sea levels.
Former guy's definition, it seems: Loyality = people who are just as corrupt as me, who constantly & gleefully lie, are unfair, unjust, uncaring, reject equality of human value and democracy, believe in power by any means necessary, and the ability to be cruel is definitely a bonus.
Democrats finally seem to be waking up to the fight they have on their hands. You cannot SHAME Trump and his minions in to decent behaviour. They have no sense of right and wrong. As the old expression says Beware the man with no Shame. The best way forward is to appeal directly to republicans to expect more from their party. Trump is nothing special and once they realise it, his days are numbered
Woah, a lot to think about and ingest. You've done a wonderful job, Robert. When will the madness end? Personally, I don't think there are as many MAGAs as the media wants us to believe there are. How so? It seems the media is perpetually pumped with money and who has that? The very wealthy. They may be the outliers in the background that are watching and waiting. To them, money is the all-important goal. They know they'll be okay whatever happens so they are seeding discontent about Biden behind the scenes and in front of the scene, so to speak. They want to continue their billion-dollar tax breaks. In the meantime. the MAGA devotees are so embedded in their hate and distortions they quickly accept whatever Donald Trump says. The problem lies in integrity something Donald Trump never had. So I wonder when the walls start falling down around them what they are going to say and do because Donald has in mind to put opponents in jail, run down in cold blood any protestors, and just do whatever the hell he pleases. This means no more Social Security, EPA, FDA, or a justice system that for the most part leans on fairness. He also plans to open up mental institutions. I wonder how many innocent souls will end up there. For those looking at Christian Nationalism to save them they sure have another thing coming to them. It is so disappointing to see that someone as stupid as Donald Trump is leading America and its people toward destruction. It's amazing and mind-boggling at the same time.
Engoran should have used a bigger 🔨 🛠 hammer on DT and his lawyers, bigger sanctions, broader gag orders, contempt and jail time for violations. Overall, the tone he said was too lenient and these folks did not get the message or they decided to cost-benefit was worth it.
Trump and his ilk are very "strategic" about who they target, going after the clerk as opposed to the judge (although they're run right up to the edge there), going after Shaye Moss and Ruby Freeman. Ruining lives. What heartless cowards hiding behind the false bravado and violence of others who end up doing the dirty work thinking they are committed to a worthy cause. .