His announcement that he's running for president again emitted a tiny whine
The mainstream media can show its patriotism for our democracy by ignoring this Anti-American! His energy is being the center of attention. Stop covering his BS !
The Republican Party is veering away from Trump, (don’t get me wrong, he still has his cult, though it is waning) I think ultimately it will come down to Trump and DeSantis for the party nomination, which DeSantis will win.
On the topic of DeSantis he is essentially Trump, albeit younger and with a more stable functioning brain. But just as Xenophobic, racist and power hungry as Trump. It’s an equally scary proposition.
I am not a T**** fan, but I take great value from his rise and control of the R party. His vile presence encouraged the vile, unhinged, willfully ignorant, and cruel natures of a large swath of our population to reveal themselves. We see them now, whereas we didn't before, which fueled complacency at the ballot box, not realizing how fragile our democracy truly is--we can no longer take the presumed perpetuity of self-government for granted. Before T****, the power-hungry and compromised could hide behind the more elegant and articulate cruelty of pseudo-Christian "conservatives" (many of them still in power), like Graham and McConnell and Pompeo. Many of them all-to-eager to throw out our democracy and replace it with a craven, mobbed-up dictator so they can stay in power at all costs, not realizing that there would be a price to pay in the future much greater than the price they could have paid for showing a little human courage (like Liz Cheney). The curtain has been pulled back. Murdoch & Co. made their Frankenstein. Keeping him off their headlines won't prevent him from continuing to own the dregs of the GOP. He's their monster now. May he destroy every last one of the traitorous set that would sell these United States to the highest, cruelest bidder. And may we bring back Civil Studies and institute 1-2 years of mandatory service following high school to instill a sense of individual + collective honor and duty and community in our culture again. We are so much stronger when we are sympathetic to our differences and build bridges that raise all of us a little higher.
Please can we NOT SEE reporting on the guy from Florida. It is dreary and destructive. Let him be relegated to third page news or not at all.
Yep. Even the Sacramento Bee mentioned trump's rant in a small paragraph on an inside page I predict a full out two year old temper tantrum from baby donnie, with feet stamping and shouting. I hope he does carry the banner for the grand old party of trump. That would end the strangle hold the extremists have held on the Republican party since the days of Newt Gingrich, Not that I'd ever vote Republican but it's nice to have an Honorable Opposition instead of a bunch of screaming middle schoolers.
i was rather incensed that the mainstream media is (mostly) still complicit in trump's fantastical lies. i view this as journalistic malpractice.
Brilliant summary Robert, of, hopefully, the dying days of the most heinous douchebag against democracy and global stability.
Trump's rise can only be pointed to all the dumb media lobotomised Americans who do not have the capacity for independent thinking and follow Trump like zombies.
If the problems created by this narcissist was only quarantined within the US borders there would be no issues. However, America's morons' tentacles reach the far corners of the globe and therein lies a potential massive political pandemic.
Thank you for your insightful comments.
I was asked to write an article about Professor Reich on Substack until I figure that out I will post it here:
Professor Reich has been a fixture in academia and American politics for decades. As Secretary of Labor he was responsible for raising the minimum wage among his many other achievements for the working class. His blog has provided many with his unique and powerful insights into the American political system. He also taught a free "Wealth and Poverty " course for which I proudly earned a "Certificate of Completion". His sober analyses are sprinkled with his wit and his own personal experiences making otherwise difficult subjects more enjoyable.
I really enjoyed Murdock's means of handling it:"Florida Man Makes Announcement." And all I have to say is do your job Garland.
Trump had a strange look when he returned to the stage for his bigly announcement. It was not the look of excitement, as you would expect. It was more like a daze, or deep reflection like he was thinking of his secret Rosebud from childhood.
He was "low energy." He did not seem present. But if you're going to tell all those hum dingers about the country going down the tubes since Biden was elected, and how great everything was before that, you're clearly not connected to reality in the first place.
Perhaps the look was... I wish I could smile and scream, but I can't move my damn face because of all the Botox!
Some crazy guy was ranting in Florida Tuesday night....I think his name started with a T. Not sure. But on to the real news. Every potential Republican candidate for the Presidency is a mortal threat to democracy because none of them back voting rights and they all thrive on dark money from oligarchs to buy elections.
He sounds like he thinks he's an emperor!
Spoiled-Brat Baby is living proof that if you're born to wealth, you don't have need a lot of brain power in the U.S. So sad yet so very true.
All you need is a strong desire to get what you want at all costs! Your wealth will keep others doing your dirty work.
Thanks, Robert. Keep it up. I’m concerned about 2 years of Rethuglicans controlling the House.
I was actually quite glad the "former guy" made the announcement since there will be nothing better to separate the wheat from the chaff in America. Let the rabid dogs fight it out. The American public will show its wisdom as it has during these last elections and we will see these pathetic sociopaths go down in putrid flames.
Maybe I have psychic eyeglasses, but I mis(?)-read this as Trump's last bank". Whatever happens, he will use this as an opportunity to milk his base.
Reporters and political pundits have suggested in post-election commentary that the country owes a debt of gratitude to Biden for his steadfast and humble performance during the recent elections. I think so too. But I can't see that the country owes any sympathy nor do we owe any of our attention to old bone spur. From an emotional stance, the one thing we probably could do, should do, is feel sorry for the miserable folks who have no better idea than to linger in the sway of tangerine twatwaddle's ongoing narcissism and self-pity. He is the victim, he claims. Well, NO. The real victims are those folks in the MAGAGA movement, probably mostly nice people, who just can't seem to pull away from the distorted, hateful, violent false reality projected by that man and his fringe group supporters. Let's hope that most people will start to see through the scam for what it is, even if they do so slowly, and let's reserve a bit of generosity for any Republicans who recover their good sense.