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Sunday, January 07, 2018

Charles M. Blow: On Tuesday, Donald Trump unleashed yet another tweet storm from within his unceasing drought of competence. In a series of 16 tweets, Trump lied, boasted, lashed out, bemoaned, provoked, belittled and prodded. In other words, Trump began this year the way he ended the last one: eroding and reducing the office of the presidency on a daily basis. ... He is so addicted to adulation and allergic to even the most legitimate of criticisms that he is rendered emotionally helpless, constantly boxing with shadows and dodging the truth. In his mind, no one is ever fair to him, because for him fairness is being allowed to lie with ease, profit with impunity and defy convention without consequence.

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If this were almost any other person, we could simply ignore him and starve the beast of oxygen. But we can't. This person is the president of the most powerful nation on earth. He won, even if aided by the enemy. He lives in the White House. He travels on Air Force One.

Trump has America, and indeed the world, in a vise grip. We want to ignore the absurdity of his every utterance, but to do so is on some level a civic and moral abdication.

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The Attention Whore the World Can't Ignore

Another GREAT headline.

In a series of 16 tweets, Trump lied, boasted, lashed out, bemoaned, provoked, belittled and prodded. In other words, Trump began this year the way he ended the last one: eroding and reducing the office of the presidency on a daily basis

Exactly -- Trump is making Dubya look like Eisenhower.

#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-01-07 10:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

#2 - Good lord, you are as much of a snowflake as blotus. You truly seem angry that the imbecile and chief is being called out for his stupidity. I think you might need a safe space.

#3 | Posted by schmanch at 2018-01-07 10:36 AM | Reply

I ignore people that continually lie. trump fits the bill nicely

#6 | Posted by bat4255 at 2018-01-07 10:48 AM | Reply

#5 | POSTED BY COOKFISH

Because George Washington would of tweeted the nation to independence during the Revolutionary War.

Because Abraham Lincoln would of held the nation together by tweeting during the Civil War.

Because FDR would have tweeted our way out of the Great Depression ...

And because FDR would have tweeted our way to victory over Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan during WWII.

President Donald Trump makes our nation look FREAKING ridiculous in front of the entire world -- and only people like you refuse to admit it because of the unpatriotic and unAmerican politics of party over country.

#7 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-01-07 11:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

#7

COOKFISH admires a loser. No doubt he has his reasons. Can't imagine what the primary one is.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-07 11:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#7

If we get Congress next year there's little reason to suspect Trump will be permitted to last much beyond that.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-07 11:24 AM | Reply

If we get Congress next year...

I really don't see that happening, but the Russians might help some.

#10 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-01-07 11:27 AM | Reply

#10

I see a sanguine chance in the House and possibility elsewhere.

Trump's irreducible base is about 20 percent. Anyone still capable of embarrassment will separate themselves from him in a year. I expect COOKFISH to vote twice.

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-07 11:34 AM | Reply

Anyone still capable of embarrassment will separate themselves from him in a year.

Possibly, but donald is still going to be president after 2018 anyway. It will depend on who votes, and democrats suck at mid-term turnouts.

#12 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-01-07 11:38 AM | Reply

#11 | Posted by Zed

I disagree. Too many vote party over country and the separation between right and left feels like the Grand Canyon right now.

#13 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-01-07 12:41 PM | Reply

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There are a bunch of Einstein quotes floating around this weekend. My favorite one so far:

"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein

Keep tweeting, Donnie. Don't ever stop.

#14 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-07 12:52 PM | Reply

Nixon was compentent and dishonest. GW was incompetent and honest. Trump is incompentent and dishonsest.

#15 | Posted by SLBronkowitz at 2018-01-07 07:38 PM | Reply

Never vote republican.

#16 | Posted by squinch at 2018-01-07 07:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Every previous US President starting with Truman has understood that being leading a superpower is like being a giant: You must calculate every more with great caution or people will die.

Trump doesn't understand, doesn't care, and doesn't care to understand.

#17 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-07 08:10 PM | Reply

@ ANDREA

Is it normal where you're from for grown men to speculate in public that a woman is menstruating?

If so come to America where all thinking adults know that's the sort of garbage lunatics say.

#19 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-07 08:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

- He does it, because it works

So much stupid, so little time...

Only werks 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.

#20 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-07 08:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#18 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Ridiculous

The Conservative Entertainment Complex have always taken the most out of context words from Obama or Hillary to blame them for starting the Civil War and the Great Depression, and for personally bombing Pear Harbor.

But now this pathetic right-wing domestic political dysfunction is on Twitter for the entire world to see (and consume).

Not exactly how Thomas Jefferson had dealt with world affairs now, is it.

#21 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-01-07 08:59 PM | Reply

People on the left have used gaslighting as a tactic for decades, Trump is giving it back.
Trump Derangement Syndrome is in full bloom and its spectacular to watch.

Too true. Interesting that this "news story" seems to be nothing but TDS... I thought that every left leaning thread here is " a collection of gathered facts and quotations that attempt to relate the truth of a subject."

This sure seems like a opinion piece that supports a narrative to me.

#22 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-07 09:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Conservative Entertainment Complex

Is this the new name for CNN, MSNBC and the NYT?

So hard to keep up with the latest Talking Points from the Left, I must have missed the Memo.

#23 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-07 09:02 PM | Reply

#22

Reinforcing the stupid.

But hey, we get it. It must be tough having to prop up Republican presidents after all these years of traitors and pompous asses they've elected from Nixon to Reagan to GW... and now the pièce de résistance, Orange Satan, the Father of Lies.

#24 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-07 09:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Is this the new name for CNN, MSNBC and the NYT?

So hard to keep up with the latest Talking Points from the Left, I must have missed the Memo.

#23 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

The Conservative Media Complex phrase was coined by David Frum, a conservative and speech writer for George W. Bush.

#25 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-01-07 09:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Donald Trump has always been a disgusting human being. The one silver lining to his presidency is that he is so incompetent in governing he will accomplish very little. He will enrich himself and his family, that will be unavoidable (and his number one priority), but fortunately he is such a joke of a "human being" that his policies will generally fail.

It is the scum in congress you should worry about.

#26 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-01-07 09:18 PM | Reply

#24

Gee Dorky, you were actually constructive in your posts a couple of days ago, you must be misusing your meds again.

#27 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-07 09:20 PM | Reply

#25

I know exactly where it came from, and Frum was specifically referring to Fox News, who he perceived as a competitor to Daily Beast and Newsweek in 2012. I was asking it if now applied to the rest of the MSM since that was what Andrea was referring to.

#28 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-07 09:26 PM | Reply

The only reason he won was because the othet choice was even worse.

#29 | Posted by visiter at 2018-01-07 09:31 PM | Reply

#18 | Posted by AndreaMackris

Define "works"

It shatters the left's worlds that the POTUS acts, objectively, irrational and devoid of reality?

Are the POTUS' words so devoid of meaning that weight should not be placed on them?

You imply Trump is gaslighting, but the effect is we question HIS sanity not our own.

What is the end game for Trump's actions?

#30 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-01-07 09:33 PM | Reply

I know exactly where it came from, and Frum was specifically referring to Fox News, who he perceived as a competitor to Daily Beast and Newsweek in 2012. I was asking it if now applied to the rest of the MSM since that was what Andrea was referring to.

#28 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Frum wasn't just singling out Fox News, he was indicting the entire conservative media, which is more than Fox News and is just as expansive (if not more) than the media outlets you referenced.

And Andrea's statement about gaslighting is ridiculous because journalism is still journalism -- if they make a mistake or get it wrong there's still accountability mechanisms to correct the record, and this has always been the case.

#31 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-01-07 09:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

trump's a moron, blame the left - the fake conservative liars of the dr

#32 | Posted by klifferd at 2018-01-07 09:55 PM | Reply

Andy, do you really think it an appropriate use of the President's time and efforts to have Fake News Awards?

#33 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-01-07 09:57 PM | Reply

#34 | Posted by bogey1355

Psst, we're not the insane ones, your douchenozzle god is.

Demonstrably so.

#35 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-01-07 10:10 PM | Reply

"I love watching liberals go insane. Tweet on Mr. President."

Jesus wept.

#36 | Posted by Angrydad at 2018-01-07 10:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

#27

Gee, Porky.... you've had nothing but caricature since you've been here, never an argument. No wonder they won't let you in front of a jury.

#37 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-07 10:50 PM | Reply

"I love watching liberals go insane. Tweet on Mr. President."

Why do you love that, is what normal people who aren't consumed with an impotent rage, can't really figure out.

So, why?

#38 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-08 12:50 AM | Reply

The only defense Trump's increasingly deranged supporters can offer is that they like it when Trump makes people angry, so anything he does to make people angry is therefore the act of a very smart genius (the smarterest). Politics to them is now a childish act of revenge for all the butthurt they suffered in the past when their side didn't win an election.

This is why we don't take you seriously any more, Trumpers. You've become as insipid a caricature as your Buffoon King.

#39 | Posted by rcade at 2018-01-08 07:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

Politics to them is now a childish act of revenge for all the butthurt they suffered in the past when their side didn't win an election.

That pretty much sums it up. Sad.

#40 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-01-08 07:16 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

The more I read about and observe this guy ,the more I think he suffers from FAS(fetal alchohol syndrome). Small hands, delusions of grandeur, bullying, refusal to learn or change viewpoints, and limited vocabulary are all classic signs of the syndrome.

#41 | Posted by ghoti at 2018-01-08 12:43 PM | Reply

all classic signs of the syndrome.

#41 | POSTED BY GHOTI

Is it contagious? Because apparently 30% of Americans seem to have it too.

Apparently.

#42 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-08 10:52 PM | Reply

Is it contagious?..Well no...but you do catch it from your mommy ingesting copious amounts of gin while preggers..every time I see a picture of ol'Mary she strikes me as a gin swiller...needed something to smooth the sails while Fred had his way !

#43 | Posted by ghoti at 2018-01-09 04:35 PM | Reply

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