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Mon Jan 9, 2017, 12:36 PM

Some thoughts on Streep v. Trump.

This is something we should keep front-and-center for as long as possible. I really want this to be what people think about on Inauguration Day.

- It almost perfectly encapsulates why Trump is unfit for office. Not only did he openly mock a disabled reporter in front of a crowd, he never owned up to what anyone can plainly see on video clearly happened. And when called out by one of our most distinguished artists, he didn't own up to what he did (which wouldn't excuse it, but would at least show some capacity for introspection). He didn't even have the dignity to keep quiet. Instead, he threw a twitter tantrum. This episode shows how petty and dishonest he is.

(I said "almost perfectly" because it doesn't involve Trump's status as Putin's bitch.)

- Even more, there's a distinct qualitative difference between what Ms Streep said and how Trump responded. Ms Streep pointed out something Trump did. Trump insulted Ms Streep personally. You don't get more childish than that.

- (point added on edit) Conway made things worse by saying actions like Ms Streep's "[incite] people's worst instincts." Every psychology textbook in the world is now being edited to include this as a bald example of projection.

That Trump's campaign didn't end within 12 hours of the mocking incident says more about the US than about Trump. Making sure no one forgets, and that it follows Trump to the day he's forced to resign in disgrace, is the least we can do.

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 12:41 PM

1. This happened during the primary

when they had a stage full of other choices.


I am a strong Hillary supporter, but ,I understand there are Reps who could not vote for her.

I will never understand Repiblican primary voters. What in the world were they thinking?

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 12:44 PM

2. Of course the KGOP SpokesBots are quick to defend Comrade Casino's loutishness

Because loutishness and a-holishness are core Republican Family Values, as they so regularly demonstrate.

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 12:45 PM

3. Trumputin/Russia needs to be front and center. Russia has committed an act of war using Trump.

He needs to be impeached.

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 01:18 PM

4. He called her an "overrated" actress.

 

His enormous ego prevents him from admitting anyone else can be "great" at anything. He is the only person who deserves to be recognized for anything. His comment would be funny if it came from some average schmoe like me, but Trump is about to occupy the highest office we have. He has a serious emotional defect.

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 01:21 PM

5. Kramer vs. Kramit.

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 01:24 PM

6. This is why there will never be a press conference unless with rigid rules.

 

The question that would naturally be asked of Trump is this: "If so many people are wrong about you, what does it say about your messaging abilities that gives them the wrong impression?"
[hr][font color="blue"][center]I'm always right. When I'm wrong I admit it.
So then I'm right about being wrong.
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