Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, January 06, 2018

President Trump continues to defend himself in the wake of a new book that suggests top White House aides fear that he is unfit for the job. In a tweetstorm Saturday morning, the president called himself a "very stable genius" and called being "really smart" one of his greatest assets. Trump cited his career in business and reality television and his victory in last year's election as evidence of his mental prowess. "Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart," Trump tweeted.

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Yeah, riiiiight, Donnie.

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And he knows a lot of words, too. ~ LOL

Thus dufus can't hold a candle to Obama.

#1 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-06 09:16 AM | Reply

He's going to be with most of his Cabinet and the GOP congressional leaders all this weekend. The show he'll put on will most likely be epic. All of those attending will see it. They've already seen it before, but now they'll see it in the light of this nation's destiny beyond the political goals of the GOP. Maybe....

I would not be surprised if many discussions surrounding the 25th Amendment aren't held in whispers and starts amongst the participants. For history will note both what was done and said and what wasn't. And all of this will become public at some point.

Guess we'll see.

#2 | Posted by tonyroma at 2018-01-06 11:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He's freaking crazy, the Cabinet or the Congress need to deal with this lunatic. Don't wait until after he starts a war with Iran or N. Korea or both at the same time. Remove him from office, jail his freaking family and Mike Pence. They are a criminal enterprise. Whoever heard of a President who owns a hotel close to the capital where foreign dignitaries feel they need to stay in or else anger the President? Emoluments Clause should not be ignored.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-06 11:31 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

If Trump was smart or sane he'd know these tweets make him look unhinged.

#4 | Posted by rcade at 2018-01-06 11:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

If Trump was smart or sane he'd know these tweets make him look unhinged.

#4 | POSTED BY RCADE

I was gonna say, 'maybe he's just putting on a political show for his faithful followers, thinking they are unhinged, and like unhinged things', but after I thought about it, I realize that a narcissist would never do that.

#5 | Posted by kudzu at 2018-01-06 11:44 AM | Reply

No one that says "I'm a very stable genius" is either stable nor a genius. Anyone would publicly say such a thing is probably a spoiled, rich brat who never actually grew up.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-06 11:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The sad thing is by the time he is removed from office in disgrace his mind will be mostly jello and he won't realize what happened.

#7 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-01-06 11:48 AM | Reply

I'm a very stable genius too but I don't brag about it.

OK You can get off of the floor from laughing so hard. I agree THAT was hilarious too.

#8 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-06 11:55 AM | Reply

Meanwhile on my screen is an ad for that bearded lunatic Phil whateverhislastname is. In a country that makes a star out of a clown like that nothing surprises me. We live in a nation of idiots who are proud of their ignorance.

#9 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-06 11:58 AM | Reply

i am too! when do i get to start grabbing p****?

#10 | Posted by cjk85 at 2018-01-06 11:59 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

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And I bet he's "a very good driver", too.

#11 | Posted by Angrydad at 2018-01-06 12:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

REDIAL

Worse yet, his primary financial backers (Bob and Rebekah Mercer) agree with him. They've tried to stay out of the limelight because their agenda to destroy the D.C. establishment is so radical. But they think Trump is doing a great job. He's been systematically dismantling the agencies at their direction.

This isn't speculation or hyperbole. Look it up. It's true. They're more dangerous than Russia ever was.

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-06 12:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

He's been systematically dismantling the agencies at their direction.

There is little doubt that donald will sign anything anyone puts in front of him.

Well, frequently they have to remind him to actually sign the thing after he gets finished pimping for the cameras.

#13 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-01-06 12:15 PM | Reply

Meanwhile on my screen is an ad for that bearded lunatic Phil whateverhislastname is. In a country that makes a star out of a clown like that nothing surprises me. We live in a nation of idiots who are proud of their ignorance.

#9 | POSTED BY DANNI

Agreed.

Rcade, you are forcing the image of that madman upon your community; it is cruel at face value and insulting upon deeper reflection. You are complicit in inflicting hid brand of insanity on the country.

Your 'Toe Nail Fungus' ads were less offensive.

#14 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-01-06 12:17 PM | Reply

Seems like the Mercers are the new "Koch!" brothers, boogeyman.

#15 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-01-06 12:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Case closed.....nothing to see here. Does appear he's now allowing "just for men" to work. And he's a handsome fella....and smart....and nice....and good looking.....and intelligent.....and sadly my President

#16 | Posted by soulfly at 2018-01-06 12:21 PM | Reply

DANNI @ 3

They're not going to do anything like that. The House has their own agenda and Trump is their useful idiot.

The last thing they want is to see him gone. The mid terms is our only way out of this cesspool.

#17 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-06 12:32 PM | Reply

Well, frequently they have to remind him to actually sign the thing after he gets finished pimping for the cameras.

#13 | POSTED BY REDIAL

They also need to make certain he's not using a crayon.

#18 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2018-01-06 12:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

He has to be pulling our leg. On some level he has to know what a ridiculous thing that is to say, and is just having fun provoking all of us.

#19 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-01-06 12:39 PM | Reply

Exclusive video from Camp David this weekend:

www.youtube.com

#20 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-01-06 12:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

No one that says "I'm a very stable genius" is either stable nor a genius. - Danni

Nor are they serious ...

He has to be pulling our leg. On some level he has to know what a ridiculous thing that is to say, and is just having fun provoking all of us.
#19 | POSTED BY MODER8

Exactly ...

I would like to educate the DR Left on how propaganda works ...

All around the world people are putting "Trump" and "Stable genius" in the same post, this is known as virtue word propaganda, much like Trump use of name calling "lyin ted".

This has a association affect, in this case people will associate Trump with being a stable genius the more liberals post it verbatim.

You see its not whether he is or isn't a stable genius, its all persuasion and what people believe, and liberals are helping spread the meme he is a stable genius.

#21 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-01-06 12:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 4 | Newsworthy 1

The mid terms is our only way out of this cesspool.
#17 | Posted by Twinpac

The midterms could help, but only if Ds decide what they want to be when they grow up. Just saying "we're not Trump" won't be enough.

#22 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2018-01-06 12:50 PM | Reply

He has to be pulling our leg. On some level he has to know what a ridiculous thing that is to say, and is just having fun provoking all of us.

One would hope. But Trump has wandered so far into the realm of irrationality in the past that this is either a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooonnng running gag for him or he's really just an irrational narcissist.

#23 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-06 12:51 PM | Reply

GONOLES

"Seems like the Mercers are the new "Koch!" brothers, boogeyman."

They're not new. Koch millions are going to fund GOP State legislators and governors. The Mercers have contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Koch coffer, too. They're all dead serious.

I know it's hard to believe but Russia is the "shiny object" to divert public attention away from who is really funding Trump's erratic behavior. He's working at their direction ~ not Russia.

Please, if you love your country it doesn't matter of you're a Democrat or a Republican. Start doing some research and find out for yourself.

#24 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-06 12:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#21 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

So you're running with the evil genius defense?

#25 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-06 12:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

#25

She is of the perception over reality crowd. And really proud of it.

#26 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-06 12:53 PM | Reply

"Like really smart"

Friend of mine has a 12 year old son who's probably going to Stanford someday soon. The kid would never say such things about himself. The grammar would annoy him and the arrogance he would find offensive.

#27 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-06 01:09 PM | Reply

You see its not whether he is or isn't a stable genius, its all persuasion and what people believe, and liberals are helping spread the meme he is a stable genius.

Your premise is spectacularly moronic. Trump is calling more attention to his mental instability and more attention to the book.

If Trump was the evil genius you claim he is, he wouldn't have said a word about Wolff's book. He has the bully pulpit. He could have done any number of things to turn attention away from the book.

You seem to think that if ---- is called "rocky road" often enough people will eat it.

#28 | Posted by rcade at 2018-01-06 01:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 8

A "Stable Genius".

Not quite sure I have heard that term before.

Is that someone who can shovel manure more efficiently than the rest of us?

Because that does seem to make sense.

#29 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-06 01:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 5 | Newsworthy 1

- You seem to think that if ---- is called "rocky road" often enough people will eat it.

In Andrea's defense, that has proven to be true often enough with the poor under-educated Republican proxy voting base that the Republicans and their donor base have come to believe it is reality for everyone.

#30 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-06 01:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

A person can only lie and spin to the extent they think it would fool themselves.

#31 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-01-06 01:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Is that someone who can shovel manure more efficiently than the rest of us?

Couldn't decide between NW and Funny until I realized I can't stop smiling and laughing out loud....

#32 | Posted by tonyroma at 2018-01-06 01:31 PM | Reply

#28

To some extent Andrea is right. The constant repetition of "Trump" and "Stable genius" across social media does play well with Trump adherents. Whereas, this same base certainly doesn't have the attention span to give any time to Wolff's book.

Whether Trump is an idiot or not, in a word where so many can only pay attention to short sound bites, this mostly only looks foolish to the folks that already think Trump is an idiot.

#33 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2018-01-06 01:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#21

Evil conservatism, and there's now no other kind, likes to claim that you can't do or say anything against their heroes because that just makes them stronger. So we all may as well give up.

Democratic House in 2018, and if Trump interferes with the elections, to the streets.

#34 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-06 01:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The grammar would annoy him and the arrogance he would find offensive.

Can you teach him that being annoyed by "grammar" is arrogance in itself?

#35 | Posted by boaz at 2018-01-06 01:40 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Since the dems continuously imply that they are the smartest people out there, the fact that President Trump has out-maneuvered them and continues to do so proves that he must be a genius. After all, only a genius can overcome such 'smart' people :)

#36 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-01-06 01:47 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

OHHH MAN, see Pence back there tight-lipped at the presser? History will not be kind that to that guy.

#37 | Posted by e1g1 at 2018-01-06 01:49 PM | Reply

"Exactly ...I would like to educate the DR Left on how propaganda works ..."
#21 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-01-06 12:50 PM | Reply | Flag

I already know; I see your propaganda for Trump every day. He really should offer you a paying job.

#38 | Posted by e1g1 at 2018-01-06 01:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Can you teach him that being annoyed by "grammar" is arrogance in itself?

#35 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Is that what you tell white folks when they criticize ghetto vernacular?

#39 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-01-06 02:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

The excuses that continue to spew forth from the Trumpsters are ridiculous but predictable. No normal person says the ---- Trump says. He is laughably moronic and outrageously unhinged, and anyone with half a conscience knows it.

#40 | Posted by cbob at 2018-01-06 02:08 PM | Reply

CBOB

I'm surprised he didn't say he was the most stable genius the world has ever known.

That would be hyperbole heaped upon hyperbole.

#41 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-06 02:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The anti-Trump book is now at apparently every book store in America and selling well.

#42 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-06 02:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And it's killing him, Tor. It's making him even more unpredictable. He lives for adoration, and instead he's being mocked and shown for the fool he is.

#43 | Posted by cbob at 2018-01-06 02:55 PM | Reply

Your premise is spectacularly moronic.

No its not, its right on the money, calling it moronic when you don't understand is what he's counting on.

Get that hook out of your mouth you've been trolled...

Check out CNN, .... does CNN have credibility? No? now they are effectively calling him a Stable Genius.
Trump's 'very stable genius' tweet shows he isn't.....
www.cnn.com

You see if he said "I am NOT crazy, I am NOT stupid", like the silly Fredo video you could have a field day with that .... but he didn't ... he used positive virtue words .... and LiberalMedia has propagated them without thinking...

Trump is calling more attention to his mental instability and more attention to the book. - RCade

LOL sure it is, you don't understand you just agreed he's a genius ... Also most of America is asking "what book?"

Most of America doesn't live politics 24/7.

#44 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-01-06 03:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

So you're running with the evil genius defense?
#25 | POSTED BY JPW

You don't understand the propaganda techniques at play, and its not surprising, the media was saying he's "Crazy".....

He's flipped the cycle to arguing against him being a "stable genius".

He may not be a genius, but he's smarter than you.

#45 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-01-06 03:08 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I already know; I see your propaganda for Trump every day.
#38 | POSTED BY E1G1

Yet you keep coming back for more ....

He really should offer you a paying job.

Well I did get a HUUUUGE tax break for my new boat, built in Sweden ...

#46 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-01-06 03:16 PM | Reply

#45

Flipped the cycle to stable genius?

You believe in magic.

#47 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-06 03:21 PM | Reply

People who look stupid just manage to look stupid.

Act stupid often enough and even morons start to laugh at you.

#48 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-06 03:23 PM | Reply

Sure, Andrea. You and Donald are the smart ones. It's the rest of the world -- the ones rolling their eyes in disbelief -- that's crazy.
Right.

#49 | Posted by cbob at 2018-01-06 03:24 PM | Reply

- Well I did get a HUUUUGE tax break for my new boat, built in Sweden ...

She's going to call it, "Malnourished School Children".

Who are future Republican proxy voters, so there is that.

#50 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-06 03:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

.. I would not be surprised if many discussions surrounding the 25th Amendment aren't held in whispers and starts amongst the participants. For history will note both what was done and said and what wasn't. And all of this will become public at some point.
Guess we'll see.
#2 | Posted by tonyroma at 2018-01-06 11:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I had to look it up to be certain, but that does seem to be where everyone is positioning themselves - to replace Trump. It's amazing how many interested parties there are - perhaps they believe that their relationships to the 1% has more credibility? That's unlikely as Trump is the epitome of that trope. So, they can't out-1% him, they can't debate him, cross him or ignore him. It will be an interesting puppet show for puppets - masterclass of puppetry.

Going forward, what can they do to further eradicate the years of Obama? Keeping the drug wars active is the most obvious route to maintaining racial classism, and the rioting is becoming more militarized which can be a huge revenue to the right 1% industries. So, their discussions will cover revenue and perhaps not expenditures. Where they intend on exploiting United States presence crafting the real and difficult consequences we now face globally, but monetize it further still.

This hedge fund rollup and risk distribution will translate into cost for every economically fragile nation, further spreading their contribution to the declining dollar to the global 99%. I can see Trump brandishing an Atlas covered in red dollar signs. Banks are merely the clownish face of foreclosure blame, but the people who benefit most are the investment managers and largest, somewhat automated investors, contractors, etc. His speechifying will be directed at them.

Jobs appear to be shrinking here in the Pacific NW. Some older companies are being forced out, translating into foreclosures and debt. It's not clear what they ever intended on doing to increase local revenue other than encourage more subsidized, contractible, temporary technical warehouse jobs instead. Housing is unsustainable for the majority, we're quickly declining into a desolate, homeless world. This must be the 1% ideal monetization of humanity.

Will they bring up Puerto Rico? Doubtful.

#51 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-01-06 03:45 PM | Reply

This isn't in Two Corinthians, but maybe Trump's read this, since the Bible was his favorite book to read on the campaign trail--which he said was even better at times than Trump: The Art of the Deal:

Ye are of your father the Devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

--John 8:44 (KJV)

#52 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-01-06 04:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Yet you keep coming back for more ....
He really should offer you a paying job.
Well I did get a HUUUUGE tax break for my new boat, built in Sweden ...

#46 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

--------!
You ain't rich and you are not even a woman Andy! You, outside of Boazo are the biggest fraud on this site. You don't own a boat (inflatable rafts don't count), you are an alt-right troll who lives in his mothers basement rent free of course, and are you not getting a huge tax cut.

All of your claims are figments of your imagination.

#53 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-01-06 04:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Yet you keep coming back for more ....
He really should offer you a paying job.
Well I did get a HUUUUGE tax break for my new boat, built in Sweden ...

#46 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

--------!
You ain't rich and you are not even a woman Andy! You, outside of Boazo are the biggest fraud on this site. You don't own a boat (inflatable rafts don't count), you are an alt-right troll who lives in his mothers basement rent free of course, and are you not getting a huge tax cut.

All of your claims are figments of your imagination.

#54 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-01-06 04:51 PM | Reply

--You ain't rich and you are not even a woman Andy!

How would you know? According to Mackris she lives practically next-door to Corky in wealthy, white, Naples.

#55 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-01-06 04:59 PM | Reply

#55

Bill O'Fidian would know... even if he can't tell the difference between a loofah and a falafel.

Mackris was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, a trust fund baby, and has become a (self) glorified applications "engineer",ie; a techie diva, who, according to him, werks in a terrible environment.

In Naples, he is a poser, not one of the very wealthy.

But, credit where credit is due, he is one of the view oblivious rwinger Trump Pets who will actually get a bit of a tax cut; more like for a sail than a boat, and is ALWAYS pushing for his own self-interests, school kid's without lunches be damned, unlike most of the poor rwing proxy voters here who vote for Mackis' best interests rather than their own.

#56 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-06 05:29 PM | Reply

silver foot, I meant... lol, per his posts

#57 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-06 06:10 PM | Reply

Heres how it works from a cognitive scientists pov...

mobile.twitter.com

In Naples, he is a poser, not one of the very wealthy. - corky

You are correct just owning a home in Port Royal doesn't make you one of the very wealthy in Naples.

#58 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-01-06 06:15 PM | Reply

"Most of America doesn't live politics 24/7.

#44 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT 2018-01-06 03:02 P"

I have to agree with you on that point, but it does beg the question - so who is it that Trump is trying to influence with a claim that he is a stable genius, to focus on the most recent outpouring ?

A very large part of his base has probably never even considered that he could be anything other than stable. He's got them and they are not his problem. They are unlikely to be swayed by CNN spouting the words "stable genius " 24/7 because they don't watch it and they will vote for him and the GOP no matter what.

On the other side you have never Trumpers of every political affiliation and nothing he can say or do is going to get them onside, certainly not claims to be a stable genius. They will never vote for Trump; some are undoubtedly Republicans who may well jump ship in 2018 if the GOP continues to be tightly tied to Trump.

In between there are the undecideds. How you can be undecided at this time baffles me, but these are the votes that will probably sway the 2018 mid-terms and the 2020 election. Your take is that somehow they will be subliminally persuaded by Trump's statements to believe that in fact they should not worry about his state of mind - everything is fine.

I do not accept your premise, but even if I did, I would also have to require this group to disregard his day to day actions, his constant steam of unPresidential tweets, his ignorance of political and legal process and the avalanche of chaos that follows him around. I don't believe that Trump's tweets are persuasive enough to overcome that. If you do, fair enough.

Trump is a world class con-man. This is a skill, without a doubt, but it is not a skill set suitable for being President. As his term in office progresses I don't doubt that many will marvel at the sheer balls of the man, but I strongly suspect that even more will come to realize that having balls and nothing else is not enough to do the job he's been handed.

#59 | Posted by Foreigner at 2018-01-06 06:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

so who is it that Trump is trying to influence with a claim that he is a stable genius, to focus on the most recent outpouring...

Excellent question...

Most people don't follow that there is a book coming out.

But the Trump statement stands on it's own in Facebook, Twitter world as less political liberal friends post cnn, MSNBC articles with that tweet and no reference to the book.

Think of it like stones in a pond. Who had the bigger stone...

This reframes the discussion in positive words, to a wider Audience as it's retweeted. See the Twitter link above.

#60 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-01-06 06:36 PM | Reply

Trump is a world class con-man. This is a skill, without a doubt, but it is not a skill set suitable for being President.

Sure it is...

Or do you forget the Obama con known as Obamacare?

Or the moment the seas healed?

Both men are selling something, that isn't real.

#61 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-01-06 06:39 PM | Reply

I don't believe that Trump's tweets are persuasive enough to overcome that. If you do, fair enough.

It's not about what I believe.

It's what he's trying to do and apparently succeeding.

#62 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-01-06 06:42 PM | Reply

I don't believe Trump to be the Beesknees. But he is making mince meat out of the media, playing them like a fiddle.

Whatever he tweets the media jump to negate, this is a syndrome of mental illness they can't help themselves any more.

Trump hasn't delivered on immigration reform, that's the only reason I voted for him. Because I have driven across the country recently. I used to be more libertarian, but I changed my view of the world. I have seen effects of unfettered illegal and legal immigration on Americans.

#63 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-01-06 06:52 PM | Reply

- apparently succeeding.

Only with his donor base and an ever-decreasing mid-30 percent of the American people. Not only is he not expanding the base, he's losing it. And soon quite likely the Congress as well.

Not to mention the rest of the world, where he is the Ugly American personified.

#64 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-06 06:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump is not succeeding, other than to divide America into sycophants vs everyone else.

#65 | Posted by cbob at 2018-01-06 06:58 PM | Reply

#54 | POSTED BY ABORTED_MONSON

This person is someone who isn't paying attention....

"Ugly American personified."
#64 | POSTED BY CORKY

Interesting metaphor, do you know where it comes from?

It comes from American Liberals traveling the world ...

Thanks for teeing that one up Corky.

#66 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-01-06 07:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Trump is not succeeding, other than to divide America into sycophants vs everyone else.
#65 | POSTED BY CBOB

I agree liberal sycophants are dividing the country, everything is political even the nation anthem, don't believe me ask SNoofy....

Understand this "Trump is stupid" meme is preceded by "Trump is a Nazi" meme, preceded by "Trump is a RussianSockpuppet" meme "Trump is Dark" meme .... which is preceded by the Reagan is stupid meme...

Who is dividing the country again?

#67 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-01-06 07:05 PM | Reply

#63

When did impulsive stupidity begin to pass for playing other people like a fiddle?

Are you sure your entire line of argument isn't predicated on an inability to tell ---- from shinola?

#68 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-06 07:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"It comes from American Liberals traveling the world ..." - #66 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-01-06 07:00 PM

Ugly American

"Ugly American" is a pejorative term used to refer to perceptions of loud, arrogant, demeaning, thoughtless, ignorant, and ethnocentric behavior of American citizens mainly abroad...

Loud, arrogant, demeaning, thoughtless, ignorant, and ethnocentric behavior.

Sounds just like you, andrea.

And Trump.

Hardly anyone's idea of an American Liberal.

#69 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-06 07:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

#67

Who's dumbing down the country, again?

#70 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-06 07:10 PM | Reply

#66

see 69.

And thanks for not breaking your history of thought-free postage by actually responding to the main point of #64... that Trump isn't helping himself at all in the polls with his Alzheimer's patient impression.

#71 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-06 07:13 PM | Reply

Loud, arrogant, demeaning, thoughtless, ignorant, and ethnocentric behavior.

Vermin is back?

#72 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-01-06 07:14 PM | Reply

#60 | Posted by AndreaMackris

You don't actually know what you're talking about, do you?

#73 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-06 07:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Who is dividing the country again?

#67 | Posted by AndreaMackris

*Holds up mirror*

See also Boaz, Cockfish, Trump, Kelly Anne, Shebeast Huckabee-Sanders and anyone else who sells their soul for our Dotard in Chief.

#74 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-06 07:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Politics[edit]

The term appeared within a few years of publication of the book The Ugly American. In 1964, U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson used it in his Great Society speech.[36]

In May 2008, the US House sub-committee passed a bill (House Resolution 4080) that would allow more foreign fashion models to work in the United States, and was subsequently dubbed the "ugly American bill".[37]

George W. Bush was often referred to as "The Ugly American" in part because of his stance on foreign policies.[38][39][40][41] In 2007, Presidential hopeful John McCain outlined a series of measures to roll back Bush policies and counter the "ugly American" image.[42]"

from Sir Hans' most enlightening link

C'mon, Mackris. Have you ever been right about anything? Ever?

Aside from your self-serving rwing politics, I mean.

#75 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-06 07:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Trump is not succeeding, other than to divide America into sycophants vs everyone else.

#65 | POSTED BY CBOB AT 2018-01-06 06:58 PM | FLAG: Guess he can't bring us all together like obama did.........

#76 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-01-06 07:43 PM | Reply

4 replies - #60, 61, 62, 63 - a veritable tweet storm.

#60 - you seem to be subscribing to the " any publicity is good publicity " theory, whereby Trump can reframe a distinctly negative allegation, that he is unfit for office and suffering from dementia, by asserting the opposite, that he is a stable genius and suddenly his words are the only words being heard and internalized by what I characterized as the undecided population. I don't believe this.

#61 - Your opinion, my opinion - just opinions. Mine is that Trump does not have the skill set required to be President. Whether Obama did or not is not now the issue.

#62 - You believe Trump is succeeding - I believe he is slowly but surely digging a deeper hole. Every laughable tweet and unpresidential act registers negatively with those among the undecided who are paying attention. It a slow, incremental growth of resistance. Time will tell which one of us has it right.

#63 - I am inclined to agree that Trump is media savvy, but if he was getting all his own way in his fight with the MSM, he wouldn't be so pissed with them all the time. His need to convince his base that the MSM are all fake news is simply an unavoidable consequence of the fact that much of what he does and says warrants negative reporting. I have no doubt that he would rather have the MSM positively reporting on all things Trump, so that he could crow to his base, but that's not happening, so demonize them he must. It's a strategy over which he has little control - except of course he could cut back on Twitter but his ego needs that outlet.

In my view the US immigration system is in serious need of an overhaul, but Trump does not have the answer.

#77 | Posted by Foreigner at 2018-01-06 08:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Who is dividing the country again?
#67 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Talk hate radio jockeys and evangelical preachers.

#78 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-01-06 09:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It's what he's trying to do and apparently succeeding.
#62 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Possibly. In your pants.

But no where else in reality.

#79 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-01-06 09:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

Even Obama agrees with me...

mobile.twitter.com

#80 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-01-06 09:12 PM | Reply

No, I most certainly do not.

--President Obama

#81 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-01-06 09:23 PM | Reply

= Possibly. In your pants.

That cost Nulli O'Reilly a small fortune!

#82 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-06 09:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Stable genius in action.

www.thesun.co.uk

#83 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-01-06 10:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Interesting metaphor, do you know where it comes from?
It comes from American Liberals traveling the world ...
Thanks for teeing that one up Corky.
#66 | Posted by AndreaMackris

andy, proudly proclaiming her/his ignorance on a daily basis

en.wikipedia.org(pejorative)

as Hans would say

OOPS

#84 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-01-06 10:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Try and picture yourself as a generally non-political person (the type of person that andymakeamess claims trump is speaking to). When that person hears that Trump calls himself a "stable genius" they are supposedly to associate Trump with genius. I would posit that any rational person would hear that and think to themselves "Why would a genius have to promote his own intellect? That sounds unstable to me."

But hey, I'm smart, not like everybody says, like dumb.

#85 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-01-06 10:11 PM | Reply

AndreaM,
I'm on the other, "older" side of the Atlantic and I can assure you he comes across as a complete turnip saying that. But I guess that doesn't really matter in the MAGAverse/3D checkers world. You do realize that every blunder which may occur will expose him to ridicule because of a remark that he needn't have made?
And I'm puzzled by your explanation of his "strategery". Perhaps you can give other historical examples by other politicians.
God help the man if he stumbles on a photo op or does a Bush and heads to the wrong door way after a press conference.
Blimey, I never thought I'd witness a Monty Pythonesque sketch of the Presidency as reality.

#86 | Posted by tunde at 2018-01-06 10:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"And it's killing him, Tor. It's making him even more unpredictable. He lives for adoration, and instead he's being mocked and shown for the fool he is."

If Trump craves adoration he can move to a retirement home where the nurses will even praise his BM's.

#87 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-06 11:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

that was his most pathetic statement yet. pathetic little mob boss of his own pathetic family.

#88 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-01-06 11:56 PM | Reply

#86
Tunde, don't look now but...
youtu.be

#89 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-01-07 12:02 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

I think Trump should be required to report each day that he's a very stable genius. Oh, and that he washes his hands after he wipes himself.

#90 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-07 08:40 AM | Reply

Of all the geniuses I've known or seen interviewed on TV, not one of them has described himself as a genius. They are far too intelligent to do a dumb-ass thing like that. Only a sub-par intellect (i.e., a dumb ass) self describes as a genius.

#91 | Posted by nimbleswitch at 2018-01-07 10:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Who is dividing the country again?
#67 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Mr. Birther himself:

Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump

I am starting to think that there is something seriously wrong with President Obama's mental health. Why won't he stop the flights. Psycho!
1:23 AM - 16 Oct 2014

#92 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-07 12:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I think Trump should be required to report each day that he's a very stable genius. Oh, and that he washes his hands after he wipes himself."

Zed we all know he'd just used the shower curtain and blame the mess on Obama.

#93 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-07 04:51 PM | Reply

We must remember that CIA Director Mike Pomeo was a House of Representatives Tea Party Republican before Trump appointed him to head the CIA. Blue-collar Americans are the backbone of our country. We must be sure they do not continue to be defrauded by the Trumpian billionaires who are preying on them now.

Remember it was Republican Mitt Romney, not a Democratic, who said: "Here's what I know: Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He's playing members of the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House, and all we get is a lousy hat."

(Mitt Romney, March 3, 2016. University of Utah. Reported that same date by CNN.)

#94 | Posted by nimbleswitch at 2018-01-07 06:36 PM | Reply

"and liberals are helping spread the meme he is a stable genius."

dotarded

#95 | Posted by klifferd at 2018-01-07 09:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'm a stable genius, not dumb like they say. I'm smart--smart! And I want respect!

-Fredotard--

#96 | Posted by e1g1 at 2018-01-07 11:50 PM | Reply

NIMBLESWITCH

There is another Romney quote that is far more troublesome because it's candid.

" "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it -- that that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. ... These are people who pay no income tax. ... [M]y job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."

At least we found out where his head is. Now we have to find out if Utah agrees.

Based on this quote, he'll be Trump-esq all the way to the bone when America's safety net gets dismantled in 2018.

#97 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-08 03:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Based on this quote, he'll be Trump-esq all the way to the bone when America's safety net gets dismantled in 2018." - #97 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-08 03:31 AM

Yep. And Newsworthy.

Just look at Corker and Flake: For all their pearl-clutching over Trump, they voted right in line with him every single time.

#98 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-08 10:53 AM | Reply

Just look at Corker and Flake: For all their pearl-clutching over Trump, they voted right in line with him every single time.

#98 | POSTED BY HANS

Trump's agenda has been surprisingly conservative. I never expected this out of a GOP POTUS.

#99 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-08 11:00 AM | Reply

His policies have been a silver lining in what is otherwise a dumpster fire of an administration.

#100 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-08 11:00 AM | Reply

Hey, I'm no fan of Romney. My point was that a former Republican presidential candidate sees through Trump -- when he wants to, anyway.

(Correcting my previous typo: Mike Pompeo.)

#101 | Posted by nimbleswitch at 2018-01-08 11:28 AM | Reply

To me Romney's 47% speech was most significat in that Romney was admitting that he was going to have to win 94% of the votes of the remaining 53% (Republicans & Independents) in order to win the election. Never gonna happen.

#102 | Posted by nimbleswitch at 2018-01-08 11:35 AM | Reply

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