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 Charles Pierce in Esquire 2018:
"In my life, I have watched John Kennedy talk on television about missiles in Cuba. I saw Lyndon Johnson look Richard Russell squarely in the eye and and say, "And we shall overcome." I saw Richard Nixon resign and Gerald Ford tell the Congress that our long national nightmare was over. I saw Jimmy Carter talk about malaise and Ronald Reagan talk about a shining city on a hill. I saw George H.W. Bush deliver the eulogy for the Soviet bloc, and Bill Clinton comfort the survivors of Timothy McVeigh's madness in Oklahoma City. I saw George W. Bush struggle to make sense of it all on September 11, 2001, and I saw Barack Obama sing "Amazing Grace" in the wounded sanctuary of Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
These were the presidents of my lifetime. These were not perfect men. They were not perfect presidents, god knows. Not one of them was that. But they approached the job, and they took to the podium, with all the gravitas they could muster as appropriate to the job. They tried, at least, to reach for something in the presidency that was beyond their grasp as ordinary human beings. They were not all ennobled by the attempt, but they tried nonetheless.
And comes now this hopeless, vicious buffoon, and the audience of equally hopeless and vicious buffoons who laughed and cheered when he made sport of a woman whose lasting memory of the trauma she suffered is the laughter of the perpetrators. Now he comes, a man swathed in scandal, with no interest beyond what he can put in his pocket and what he can put over on a universe of suckers, and he does something like this while occupying an office that we gave him, and while endowed with a public trust that he dishonors every day he wakes up in the White House. 
The scion of a multigenerational criminal enterprise, the parameters of which we are only now beginning to comprehend. A vessel for all the worst elements of the American condition. And a cheap, soulless bully besides.
Watch him make fun of the woman again. Watch how a republic dies in the empty eyes of an empty man who feels nothing but his own imaginary greatness, and who cannot find in himself the decency simply to shut the *** up even when it is in his best interest to do so. Presidents don't have to be heroes to be good presidents. They just have to realize that their humanity is our common humanity, and that their political commonwealth is our political commonwealth, too. 
Watch him again, behind the seal of the President of the United States. Isn't he a funny man? Isn't what happened to that lady hilarious? Watch the assembled morons cheer. This is the only story now."

Esquire

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36 minutes ago, toomuchbaloney said:

 Charles Pierce in Esquire 2018:
"In my life, I have watched John Kennedy talk on television about missiles in Cuba. I saw Lyndon Johnson look Richard Russell squarely in the eye and and say, "And we shall overcome." I saw Richard Nixon resign and Gerald Ford tell the Congress that our long national nightmare was over. I saw Jimmy Carter talk about malaise and Ronald Reagan talk about a shining city on a hill. I saw George H.W. Bush deliver the eulogy for the Soviet bloc, and Bill Clinton comfort the survivors of Timothy McVeigh's madness in Oklahoma City. I saw George W. Bush struggle to make sense of it all on September 11, 2001, and I saw Barack Obama sing "Amazing Grace" in the wounded sanctuary of Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
These were the presidents of my lifetime. These were not perfect men. They were not perfect presidents, god knows. Not one of them was that. But they approached the job, and they took to the podium, with all the gravitas they could muster as appropriate to the job. They tried, at least, to reach for something in the presidency that was beyond their grasp as ordinary human beings. They were not all ennobled by the attempt, but they tried nonetheless.
And comes now this hopeless, vicious buffoon, and the audience of equally hopeless and vicious buffoons who laughed and cheered when he made sport of a woman whose lasting memory of the trauma she suffered is the laughter of the perpetrators. Now he comes, a man swathed in scandal, with no interest beyond what he can put in his pocket and what he can put over on a universe of suckers, and he does something like this while occupying an office that we gave him, and while endowed with a public trust that he dishonors every day he wakes up in the White House. 
The scion of a multigenerational criminal enterprise, the parameters of which we are only now beginning to comprehend. A vessel for all the worst elements of the American condition. And a cheap, soulless bully besides.
Watch him make fun of the woman again. Watch how a republic dies in the empty eyes of an empty man who feels nothing but his own imaginary greatness, and who cannot find in himself the decency simply to shut the *** up even when it is in his best interest to do so. Presidents don't have to be heroes to be good presidents. They just have to realize that their humanity is our common humanity, and that their political commonwealth is our political commonwealth, too. 
Watch him again, behind the seal of the President of the United States. Isn't he a funny man? Isn't what happened to that lady hilarious? Watch the assembled morons cheer. This is the only story now."

Esquire

Sums up Trump and followers beautifully.

Excellent.

Thanks for sharing, baloney.

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2 hours ago, toomuchbaloney said:

HuckabeHuckabelievable

She seems incapable of truth when it comes to Trump. 

She might be telling the truth this time.  Trump has said he doesn't have time to read books, and in that case he might read more books than anyone she knows.  More than likely she runs with a crowd that isn't very literary.  Just sayin'

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4 hours ago, toomuchbaloney said:

HuckabeHuckabelievable

She seems incapable of truth when it comes to Trump. 

From today's WaPo, an opinion piece:

Sarah Sanders: 'I don't like being called a liar'

Poor, poor, Sarah.

She can't comprehend the simple notion of NOT lying, least you be tagged a LIAR.

Very simple notion, isn't it?

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1 hour ago, Lil Nel said:

From today's WaPo, an opinion piece:

Sarah Sanders: 'I don't like being called a liar'

Poor, poor, Sarah.

She can't comprehend the simple notion of NOT lying, least you be tagged a LIAR.

Very simple notion, isn't it?

We need fewer propagandists and enablers and more Parrhesia

 

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On Monday, CNN’s “At This Hour with Kate Bolduan,” the campaign manager for former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg admitted that President Trump’s reelection prospects right now look good, asserting, “Right now, Donald Trump is winning. He is winning that election.”

https://www.dailywire.com/news/bloombergs-campaign-manager-donald-trump-is-winning?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=benshapiro

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Polls are interesting. 

Rasmussen Reports Trumps disapproval at 55% and heading the "wrong track" 56%

Emerson:  In a general election of Biden vs. Trump, Trump would win by 2%, against Sanders, Sanders would win by 1 point.  Against Buttigeig, Trump wins by 4 points.  Emerson puts the disapproval rate at 47% with approval at 48%.

Marquette pollers have Trump winning against all the top Democrats.

St. Anselm polls have Trump losing against all the top Democrats.

Gallup polls have Trump's disapproval rating at 54%

Nothing shameful in acknowledging the polls.  That Bloombergs campaign acknowledges the current crop of candidates might lose is just another strategy in trying to get the public to look at him.  Bloomberg isn't getting much love from progressives because they are judging him for being so rich, but he's right.  

Bottom line is Trump despite everything remains popular and can win a 2nd term.  

 

 

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