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Monday, October 23, 2017

Matthew Yglesias: It's not exactly a news flash at this point that Donald Trump isn't very fluent on questions of public policy, but his interview over the weekend with Fox Business Channel's Maria Bartiromo is really a sobering reminder of the levels of ignorance and dishonesty that the country is dealing with. Bartiromo is an extraordinarily soft interviewer who doesn't ask Trump any difficult questions or press him on any subject. That makes the extent to which he manages to flub the interview all the more striking. He's simply incapable of discussing any topic at any length in anything remotely resembling an informed or coherent way. He says the Federal Reserve is "important psychotically" and it's part of one of his better answers, since one can at least tell that he meant to say "psychologically." By contrast, it's often hard to make any sense at all of Trump's words.

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Perhaps it will all work out for the best, and someday we'll look back and chuckle about the time when we had a president who didn't know anything about anything that was happening and could never be counted on to make coherent, factual statements on any subject. But traditionally, we haven't elected presidents like that -- for what have always seemed like pretty good reasons -- and the risks of compounding disaster are still very much out there.

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He can't answer because he doesn't know jack schidt.

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-23 06:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Another opportunity to play the Official Trump Presidential Theme Song (tm)

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#2 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-10-23 07:10 PM | Reply

god I hate trump

#3 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-10-23 07:21 PM | Reply

We have lots of most importants

god, I really hate trump

#4 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-10-23 07:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

he doesn't know jack schidt.

#1 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

WRONG...when trump says, "i've heard a lot of people say" one of those people is jack schidt who happens
to be best friend to john barron

#5 | Posted by ABlock at 2017-10-23 07:39 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

I really, really miss President Palin...

#6 | Posted by catdog at 2017-10-23 07:40 PM | Reply

You'll have to forgive Donald. His brain is filled with word clouds that read TREMENDOUS and BEAUTIFUL and DISASTER, along with pee-soaked towels from his madcap adventures in Russia, sponsored by his very very good friend Vladimir.

TREMENDOUS pee towels.

#7 | Posted by cbob at 2017-10-23 09:00 PM | Reply

CBOB

The MOST AMAZING pee towels the world has ever known.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-10-24 05:01 AM | Reply

Psychotically is a word Dotard understands well.

#9 | Posted by 726 at 2017-10-24 07:21 AM | Reply

This whole presidency should be seen as an encouragement to both sides to work towards reigning in the power of the Executive branch. You heard many on the right calling for it for the last 8 years. Many of them still do. Now the chorus should be ringing out from the left as well. You want to help restore America? Push for congress to pull back control of executive agencies and weaken the executive order and executive memoranda.

#10 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-10-24 07:37 AM | Reply

#10 why?

#11 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-24 08:48 AM | Reply

I think I need a bit more than that, BB.

#12 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-10-24 10:54 AM | Reply

This whole presidency should be seen as an encouragement to both sides to work towards reigning in the power of the Executive branch. You heard many on the right calling for it for the last 8 years. Many of them still do.
#10 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

"many of them still do." HA HA HA
Thank you for the good laugh this morning. Seriously, I needed that.

#13 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-10-24 11:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It's the anti balding drugs.

abcnews.go.com

"Malley started taking the drug in May 2011, and by October he was completely impotent and had no sex drive whatsoever. His body changed, even his -------- shrank, and he slipped into a mental fog that he just couldn't clear.

Researchers from George Washington University interviewed 54 men under age 40 who reported side effects for three months or more after taking Propecia, also called finasteride, to treat their hair loss. None of the men reported having any sexual, medical or psychiatric problems before they took the drug. Some of the men took the drug for a few weeks, others took it for years, but all of them reported side effects such as erectile dysfunction, decreased sexual drive, problems with -------, shrinking and painful --------, even some neurological problems, such as depression, anxiety and mental fogginess. "

Trumps vanity is putting our nation in danger.

#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-24 11:38 AM | Reply

After combing every character and responding to everything you don't like...then, realize that the media is less trustworthy and worse at reporting real news. Now maybe you understand how utterly terrible articles like this are about any politician. Sorry media, you ruined yourselves. I'd take listening to an idiot like Trump over reading craptastic, partisan articles like this.

#15 | Posted by humtake at 2017-10-24 11:38 AM | Reply

Nobody needed any restraints of the executive branch when Obama was President.

But then, he was SANE!

#16 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-10-24 11:40 AM | Reply

You want to help restore America? Push for congress to pull back control of executive agencies and weaken the executive order and executive memoranda.

#10 | Posted by Avigdore

That might be a good plan if congress weren't for sale to the highest bidder.

That means congress is always be under corporate control.

The presidency is where the people can have one branch of government not under corporate control, if we're smart enough to do so.

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-24 11:40 AM | Reply

* always GOING TO be

#18 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-24 11:41 AM | Reply

After combing every character and responding to everything you don't like...then, realize that the media is less trustworthy and worse at reporting real news. Now maybe you understand how utterly terrible articles like this are about any politician. Sorry media, you ruined yourselves. I'd take listening to an idiot like Trump over reading craptastic, partisan articles like this.

#15 | Posted by humtake

Trump is the world's most famous liar. Anyone who declares they'll believe him is declaring themself to be a fool.

#19 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-24 11:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Donnie's no less coherent than he was during the primaries and the general election.

The problem is. He's that magic combination all conservatives strive for.

Stupid, rich, white, and powerful.

You can see it echoing through the GOP congress.

#20 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-10-24 11:49 AM | Reply

Nobody needed any restraints of the executive branch when Obama was President. - #16 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-10-24 11:40 AM

President Obama made many sweeping changes to how things are done, how laws are enforced, how funding is accomplished, creation of new federal committees, thousands of 'rules' changes, all without the strength of law, so wiped away with the a pen similar to the one President Obama used to implement them. People calling out in opposition to the exodus from TPP and Paris Climate Accord should know that they weren't treaty level agreements, so could be discarded at any time. It was just too hard to get those things done as actual treaties; No 'give and take' compromise that has driven the government since the government was created.

Capping weeks of the White House's touting of a "pen and phone" strategy to further expand federal economic, environmental, and social regulation and intervention, the president promised that, "[i]f Congress won't act soon ... I will. I will direct my cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take, now and in the future".

Then people on the right wrongly screamed about Obama being a dictator. Statements like those above provided the ammunition for them. If the executive isn't satisfied with the rules put in place by the legislative, the executive will just make its own. Ask yourself how democracies become dictatorships. That kind of thing is one of the steps required.

#21 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-10-24 12:46 PM | Reply

#21 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

You should look up the difference between a Law and Regulation some time. It would help you understand why you are wrong.

#22 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-10-24 12:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

After combing every character and responding to everything you don't like...then, realize that the media is less trustworthy and worse at reporting real news. Now maybe you understand how utterly terrible articles like this are about any politician. Sorry media, you ruined yourselves. I'd take listening to an idiot like Trump over reading craptastic, partisan articles like this.

#15 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

Maybe the real problem is you. You believe many fantastical lies and expect the Media to back you up on them.

Actually, there is no Maybe in that equation. You need help, buddy.

#23 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-10-24 12:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Avigdore's posts reminds me of a quote from W.C. Fields "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with --------."

Which not only apply to Avigdore's meanderings but also to the entire breadth and depth of the Trump administration along with P.T. Barnum's "There's a sucker born every minute."

(There must be a hair to split somewhere in this post. Have at it, Avigdore. LOL)

#24 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-10-25 12:12 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#24 NW & F

#25 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-25 12:38 AM | Reply

This thread delivers

It's been fun watching the DR rrrriiiigggghhhtttt go from sporting red MAGA hats to blaming Democrats for forcing them to nominate and elect donnie dealbreaker.

#26 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-25 09:59 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Push for congress to pull back control of executive agencies and weaken the executive order and executive memoranda."

Yeah, because idiots like you voted in a moron as President. Riiight!!!

#27 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-25 10:22 AM | Reply

"Avigdore's posts reminds me of a quote from W.C. Fields "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with --------."

Exactly!

#28 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-25 10:23 AM | Reply

Avigdore's posts reminds me of a quote from W.C. Fields "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with --------."

Which not only apply to Avigdore's meanderings but also to the entire breadth and depth of the Trump administration along with P.T. Barnum's "There's a sucker born every minute."

(There must be a hair to split somewhere in this post. Have at it, Avigdore. LOL)

#24 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-10-25 12:12 AM | Reply | Flag:

I'll nitpick. "There's a sucker born every minute" is a P.T. Barnum quote. It's, in my opinion, most likely a David Hannum quote in reference to the P.T. Barnum still getting people to pay to see his version of the Cardiff Giant. There are some others proposed as the originators of the quote, as noted here.

I'll just find my own way to the Egress ...

#29 | Posted by StatsPlease at 2017-10-25 05:40 PM | Reply

STATS

You get the cigar but our newest resident stalker isn't going to be happy about you taking away all his fun. Shame on you. LOL

#30 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-10-25 08:50 PM | Reply

i love the new right wing blaming obama again game.

"we voted in a really over reaching corrupt, criminal, sexual abusive, racist, loud mouth, bully, con-man who only signs executive orders all day and night with no legistlative wins as president because we believe obama over reached and we wanted the left to realize we need to reign in the executive branch"

#31 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-10-26 09:28 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

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