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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Derek Thompson, The Atlantic: [President] Trump is choosing to politicize sports and entertainment, not only because he is inclined toward controversy, but also because he is so demonstrably uninterested in actual policy and the political process. Nobody is forcing the president to morph into a sports radio commentator. It is merely the role that best suits the skills that come most naturally to the former game-show host. Consider the simple, uncontroversial fact that in his ninth month in office, the U.S. president has a clearer position on Stephen Curry's White House clearance than on any single detail of health care or tax reform.

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Trump is so bored by the quotidian demands of his surprisingly "complicated" job, which requires guiding policy through a complex political process, that he uses his position to instead harass Americans on the internet. Judging by the attention his sports commentary received this weekend, one can assume that Trump's shock-jock-in-chief routine will be a long-running show.

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"I'm like a smart person."
Only different.

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-09-24 07:46 AM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1


... the U.S. president has a clearer position on Stephen Curry's White House clearance than on any single detail of health care or tax reform....

Sad but true.

A very cogent observation.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-09-24 11:47 AM | Reply

Who knew being presidential could be so hard?

#3 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-09-24 12:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

#2 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

Perhaps one is more complicated than the other ....

It must be depressing to find out how many things are politicized and you are on the wrong side of all of them.

Its not that Trump is politicizing everything, its that he's point it out and backing them in to a corner they cant seem to escape from .

I will be really interested in how the NFL players keep up this tirade ...... I hear the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to stay in their locker room during the anthem. How long are they going to do that for?

Its hilarious ...

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#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-09-24 01:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#4

Damn Andreà,

You suck at being Donnie Drumpsterfire's water carrier.

But you sure do try hard.

Hope you get a participation award.

Now. Why don't you go file some frivolous lawsuits.

It's what you do best.

#5 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-09-24 01:20 PM | Reply | Funny: 5 | Newsworthy 1


@#4 ... Perhaps one is more complicated than the other .... ...

But didn't Pres Trump say, multiple times, how easy health care reform was?

For example:

Oct 25, 2016
You're going to have such great healthcare at a tiny fraction of the cost, and it is going to be so easy.

But to your point that health care is complicated, I suspect that is why the author I quoted used the words, "any single detail of health care" instead of just "health care."

Pres Trump has shown himself to be far better at hurling insults than illustrating even a minimum of policy-level thinking.

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-09-24 01:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The politicization started on ESPN, and by a certain kneeling NFL player long before Trump was elected.

#7 | Posted by MSgt at 2017-09-24 01:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Pres Trump has shown himself to be far better at hurling insults than illustrating even a minimum of policy-level thinking.

And that's why his deplorable constituents idolize him so much.

They're very fond of his pro white supremacy, anti Mexican anti black anti immigrant policy.

It's all they need to be convinced he's their great leader.

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-09-24 01:30 PM | Reply

The politicization started on ESPN

No. It was started by republicans. Who collectively lost their minds when a black man was elected president.

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-09-24 01:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

written in the early 18th century and eerily prescient of todays american politics and too an extent America writ large, "Gullivers' Travels" still has a lot to offer as a relevant comment on societies and politics....300 years later and everyday it's like waking up in a very strange place and wondering how the hell did i (we)get here.

#10 | Posted by ABlock at 2017-09-24 01:55 PM | Reply

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@#9 ... It was started by republicans. Who collectively lost their minds when a black man was elected president. ...

That's pretty much my view as well. It was the time I left the Republican Party and became an unaffiliated voter. The ugly side of the right wing came out to play.

#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-09-24 02:13 PM | Reply

It must be depressing to find out how many things are politicized and you are on the wrong side of all of them.
#4 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

When you figure it out, let us know how depressed you are.

#12 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-09-24 05:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Remind me again how it is the DEMOCRATS who engage in culture wars to avoid substantive debate...?

#13 | Posted by e1g1 at 2017-09-24 06:34 PM | Reply

"It must be depressing to find out how many things are politicized and you are on the wrong side of all of them."

i don't know, you tell me.. your posts seem to show how you are an export on being on the wrong side of everything.

#14 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-09-25 07:55 AM | Reply

"Damn Andreà,
You suck at being Donnie Drumpsterfire's water carrier. "

she keeps her politics similar to disgusting human filth.
she's hoping to get a bit of that harassment money.. again.

#15 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-09-25 07:57 AM | Reply

Donnie has different rules when he is President... Donnie's twitter comment on Obama comment for Red skins
---------------------------------
President should not be telling the Washington Redskins to change their name-our country has far bigger problems! FOCUS on them,not nonsense

-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2013

#16 | Posted by material07310 at 2017-09-25 10:25 AM | Reply

Are you ---- kidding me? Trump as a problem politicizing everything? He's the ---- POTUS who is a product of his environment. The media and people have been politicizing everything for decades.

But I guess this is proof. Even Liberals are becoming dumber and dumber as the days pass with a POTUS dumbing down his office. I really thought this would be the Liberal party's time to shine and yet all they are doing is falling down the rabbit hole with everyone else. Sad.

#17 | Posted by humtake at 2017-09-25 11:45 AM | Reply

#17;

Yes. Donald politicizing everything is the fault of liberals.

Liberals control everything. Its all a liberal conspiracy. That's why they control all branches of governm -- Oh wait.

Here, you might need some of this, humtake; www.amazon.com

#18 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-09-25 01:54 PM | Reply

It must be depressing to find out how many things are politicized and you are on the wrong side of all of them.

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris

Here's a hint- If the nazis and klansmen are beside you, maybe YOURE on the wrong side.

#19 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-09-25 04:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Trump as a problem politicizing everything? He's the ---- POTUS who is a product of his environment. The media and people have been politicizing everything for decades.

#17 | Posted by humtake

You're so drunk on trumps crap that you live in an alternate world where trump can do no wrong, and when he does do wrong it can't POSSIBLY be his fault, so it must be...um... THE MEDIA's fault! Yeah that's it!

The MEDIA made trump tweet about the NFL games instead of doing something presidential.

Just like
The MEDIA made trump hire a bunch of goldman sachs bankers into the white house right?

Just like
The MEDIA made trump hire his own family members to run the country instead of educated professionals right?

Just like
The MEDIA made made trump hire a russian agent to run his campaign right?

Just like
The MEDIA made trump start a flame war with another psycho with nuclear weapons.

Just like
The MEDIA kept trump from knowing that health care could be so complicated

Just like
The MEDIA made trump brag about sexual assault and grabbing -------

Just like
the MEDIA put the skidmarks in your underwear.

#20 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-09-25 04:21 PM | Reply

Are we the baddies?
www.youtube.com

#21 | Posted by bored at 2017-09-25 04:57 PM | Reply

Does anyone remember when the Right was going crazy that President Obama took time for March Madness Basket Picks where there was so much more important work to do?

#22 | Posted by THomewood at 2017-09-26 06:43 AM | Reply

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