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Fri May 29, 2020, 11:58 AM

Pic Of The Moment: Trump Promised To Make America Great Again. Four Years Later...




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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Trump Promised To Make America Great Again. Four Years Later... (Original post)
EarlG May 29 OP
Blue Owl May 29 #1
DBoon May 29 #7
Fritz Walter May 29 #14
DBoon May 29 #15
AZ8theist May 30 #24
leftieNanner May 29 #2
Initech May 29 #3
Lock him up. May 29 #16
Jamastiene May 29 #4
IronLionZion May 29 #5
Initech May 29 #6
IronLionZion May 29 #8
Initech May 29 #9
OMGWTF May 30 #27
bronxiteforever May 29 #10
niyad May 29 #11
irisblue May 29 #12
PatSeg May 29 #13
Lock him up. May 29 #17
Duppers May 29 #18
Annie Moosee May 29 #19
sandensea May 29 #20
Lord Ludd May 29 #21
mopinko May 29 #22
Demsrule86 May 29 #23
DallasNE May 30 #25
Collimator May 30 #30
usaf-vet May 30 #26
dalton99a May 30 #28
kurtcagle May 30 #29

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 11:59 AM

1. Oh, yeah -- it's Obama's fault in 3... 2... 1...

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #1)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:35 PM

7. Trump embodies the three envelopes joke

The story of three envelopes is a business classic for dysfunctional organizations. It starts with an incoming manager replacing a recently fired outgoing manager. On his way out, the outgoing manager hands the new manager three envelopes and remarks, "when things get tough, open these one at a time."

About three months goes by and things start to get rough. The manager opens his drawer where he keeps the three envelopes and opens #1. It reads: "Blame your predecessor." So he does and it works like a charm.

Another three months passes and things are growing difficult again so the manger figures to try #2. It reads, "reorganize." Again, his predecessor's advice works like magic.

Finally, about nine months into the new job, things are getting really sticky. The manager figures it worked before, why not try again. So he opens the envelope drawer one last time and opens #3. It reads..."prepare three envelopes."


http://wikibon.org/wiki/v/Prepare_three_envelopes

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Response to DBoon (Reply #7)

Fri May 29, 2020, 02:37 PM

14. I remember that joke differently

I seem to recall that the second envelope read "Blame the media" when the shit hit the fan.

Works well with COVID-Donnie and his rabble.

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Response to Fritz Walter (Reply #14)

Fri May 29, 2020, 02:39 PM

15. I like your version

"Blame the fake news media"

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #1)

Sat May 30, 2020, 03:05 AM

24. Yup, Obama's fault and PUTIN'S WET DREAM

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:00 PM

2. Perfect!

And he's not finished yet!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:02 PM

3. So much winning!!!

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Response to Initech (Reply #3)

Fri May 29, 2020, 03:01 PM

16. I alone can _____ it!111

_____*










*screw

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:07 PM

4. And TP is rationed and damned near impossible to find to top it all off.

That's what happens when Russia picks our leaders.

I know. It is minor, but I could not help but notice how things in America are as if a Russian dictator has taken over, right down to the lines for food. AND TP is rationed TOO.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:18 PM

5. But wait, there's more...

No matter how bad things get, dude will find a way to make it worse

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #5)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:26 PM

6. I think Civil War or a war with China is the only way this could get worse.

And I could easily see both of those scenarios happening while this douchebag is president.

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Response to Initech (Reply #6)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:39 PM

8. Douchebag wants an enemy to blame so he can rally support

the enemy can be foreign or domestic or Americans who "look foreign". It doesn't matter to him or his racist supporters

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #8)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:52 PM

9. And if that doesn't work he'll turn the MAGAs against us.

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Response to Initech (Reply #9)

Sat May 30, 2020, 11:03 AM

27. MAGAts -- pronounced "maggots"

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:25 PM

10. Kick and recommend.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:39 PM

11. KNR

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:50 PM

12. Susan Sarandon thanks you Donnie Boy

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:51 PM

13. And

"The carnage stops right here and right now!" Maybe he didn't know the definition of "carnage".

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 03:05 PM

17. Driving the Republican clown car in...

... the ditch like Bush/Cheney, only deeper in the canyon.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 04:07 PM

18. Excellent! K&R

Sharing, per usual.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 04:29 PM

19. I see a straight line...

From RR's de-regging of the AM talk radio to Donnie the Chump. From Ronnie to Donnie, a rising tide of ship.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 04:35 PM

20. Sounds like the America Old Man Bush was leaving in '92 - but much worse, and w/ a pandemic

Why anyone would still want a GOP president, is beyond me.



"Edith, we haven't had a real man in the White House since Herbert Hoovah!"

"Archie!"

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:28 PM

21. "Look at that face! Who'd vote for that face?" nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:28 PM

22. "this american carnage stops today"

 

"this american carnage starts today"
there, fixed it for ya satan.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 11:35 PM

23. Everything Trump touches dies.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 04:56 AM

25. You Reap What You Sow

And what Trump has sown it extremely toxic. Even more than I realized, as I did not see the rapid escalation to violence, even though Trump has been inciting violence. But Trump has been framing this, not realizing that in so doing he would lose control of the situation.

Perhaps this has been his plan all along. The arson will likely be met with a call to quash it expeditiously, playing into Trump's hand. But, lacking leadership skills he will overplay the hand, causing thing to spiral out of control even more, making today's chaos look like a picnic in the park. Meanwhile, the number of deaths caused by CV-19 will surpass 300,000 by Labor Day. Right, you ain't seen nothing yet.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #25)

Sat May 30, 2020, 02:31 PM

30. Gosh darn!

I was planning on throwing out that little nugget of Bible quote.

I was also going to add that if Mr.-Chosen-One-of-God-Trump had read any more of the Bible than "One Corinthians" he would have known sowing lies and greed and discord wasn't going to end well for him.

No matter what happens, I must live long enough to see this man laid bare in the history books.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 07:24 AM

26. You've earned yourself a place in the history books. You are not going to like the chapter.

Chapter: "World's Most Hated Tyrants."

Sub Chapter: "Those Who Died Broke and In Prison"

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 11:28 AM

28. The American Carnage, brought to you by Donald Trump.


This production is made possible by the Republican Party

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 02:25 PM

29. What I found so surreal about this

is that it feels like playing Sim City and get bored with it, so you dial all of the taxes down to zero. Within minutes, you have massive riots, massive sections of the city are burning, hospitals are overwhelmed, and people are fleeing as fast as they can.

I have a theory about the difference between introverts and extroverts. Most people tend to be mildly extroverted, and I believe that Republicans tend to be more extroverted than Democrats as a rule. Extroverts respond more positively to leaders who are at the center of chaos, battling the forces of evil. It's the superhero mentality, the mix of projection and hero worship that introverts usually grow out of before they become adults. I don't think extroverts do, and the more extreme the extrovert, the more stuck in that mindset they become (this also tends to explain evangelical Christianity, but I digress).

Trump has never grown out of this phase. He sews chaos because he believes it makes him look heroic when he comes in and "saves the day". He is canny enough to understand and exploit this from a political perspective, but he also sees the world the same way as his supporters. The problem for him, of course, is that he also believes that he is in control of the chaos, when in fact he usually isn't, and his natural inclination to start fires when there were none has meant that he is now being forced to deal with several mature crises at the same time. He also does not delegate well for the same reason - HE has to be the one doing the saving, and that means that he can't face having competent people around him.

This is ultimately the key to defeating him in November - he can't stand being ridiculed. Fear, he cultivates. Ridicule, contempt, derision, the idea that he is merely mortal and not some superpowered cape wielder, that he is incapable of fighting.

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