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  • mistermuse 1:55 pm on March 3, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: John McCain, , , , United Nations, whistleblower   

    PREACHING TO THE LIAR 

    Mr. President:

    Why did you lie when you said….

    in September 2018 (addressing the United Nations), “My administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country”….adding, “So true” as laughter broke out among the foreign dignitaries.

    in October 2018 (when there were still about 1,000 troops in Syria) , “Look, we have no soldiers in Syria. We’ve won.”

    in February 2019, “And when I look at what’s happened in California with the votes — as you know, there was just a case where they found a million fraudulent votes.”

    in April 2019, “If you¬† have a windmill near your house, congratulations, your house just went down 75% in value. And they say the noise causes cancer.”

    in May 2019 (about Veteran’s Choice, a bill co-authored by John McCain which President Obama signed into law in 2014), “I disagree with John McCain on the way he handled the vets, because I said you got to get Choice. He was never able to get Choice. I got Choice.”

    in October 2019, “They heard a whistleblower who came out with a false story. What the whistleblower said bore no relationship to what the call was.” (The whistleblower’s primary allegations were proven correct, including by the rough transcript Trump himself released.)

    Etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., ad infinitum….

    Why, Mr. President — WHY, WHY, WHY, WHY, WHY?

     

     
    • pendantry 1:59 pm on March 3, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      And they say the noise causes cancer.

      p a u s e …

      BWAHAHAHAhahahaha

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    • Rivergirl 3:06 pm on March 3, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I can’t keep up with his lies. I just assume every time he opens his mouth it will be a whopper.

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    • obbverse 3:26 pm on March 3, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Well, he does suffer from a congenital disease; BlindWillfull TrumpRightism. Symptoms are obvious- no conscience, no basic core of truth, an inability to see beyond the bounds of ones own ego. No treatment,no cure.

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      • mistermuse 3:59 pm on March 3, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        And sad to say, the disease has spread to 40% or more of the population….but the cure will become available November 3, 2020.

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    • Paulie 4:04 pm on March 3, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Maybe more to the point is why do people swallow these lies?

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      • mistermuse 4:36 pm on March 3, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        “Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth.” –attributed to Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels….and who repeats lies more than Donald Trump?

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    • Rosaliene Bacchus 4:22 pm on March 3, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Why? Those among us who accept him as their Messiah are comforted by his alternate reality.

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      • mistermuse 4:41 pm on March 3, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Thinking of Trump’s presidency as a kind of cult goes a long way toward answering that question.

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      • Ashley 4:49 pm on March 3, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Yeh! Just like there’s an alternative to baldness or old age!

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        • mistermuse 5:12 pm on March 3, 2020 Permalink

          Well, we once had the Whig Party, but you’ve got me on the “old age” part. Anyway, thankfully, there’s an alternative to Trump….but we must wait until Nov 3 to choose it.

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    • equipsblog 5:38 pm on March 3, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Come NOvember will our choices be a Socialist vs. Narciscist ?

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    • calmkate 6:47 pm on March 3, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      psychopaths have no conscious, pathological liars, grandiose self view, etc … read the 20 traits and tell me he aint!

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    • mistermuse 8:59 pm on March 3, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      You’ll get no argument from me, Kate!

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    • masercot 11:30 am on March 4, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I blame post-modernism…

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      • mistermuse 11:47 am on March 4, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        I’d agree, but the term “post-modernism” strikes me as akin to “tomorrow” — it never comes. In any case, I ain’t there yet.

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    • Elizabeth 6:28 pm on March 4, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Because he is a liar. Plain and simple. Liars lie.

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      • mistermuse 10:38 pm on March 4, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        I’m no scientist, but I believe liars who lie because “that’s what they do” are called pathological liars. In other words, the man is sick.

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    • JosieHolford 10:44 am on March 5, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      The lying liar lies lyingly.

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    • arekhill1 9:12 pm on March 5, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Best title of the year, Sr. Muse

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      • mistermuse 11:58 pm on March 5, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Gracias, Ricardo. but the year is still young, and Trump is such an inspiration that the honor may be short-lived.

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    • Carol A. Hand 1:23 pm on March 7, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      What can what say? In his own language, he’s just “nasty!”

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    • barkinginthedark 6:34 pm on March 13, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      MM, my next post is on “Trumpspeak.” Enjoy, continue…

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      • mistermuse 7:06 pm on March 13, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Read your March 13 post earlier today and thought you were too hard on Trump (just kidding — if anyone deserves it, he does). Will look forward to your next one.

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    • Eliza 10:32 am on March 23, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I didn’t know… but maybe coz power is more than honesty to some. Though I know you weren’t asking for an answer.

      Love, light, and glitter

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      • mistermuse 11:34 am on March 23, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        That reminds me of a scene in a Mae West (“queen” of sexual innuendo) movie in which she replied “Goodness had nothing to do with it, honey” to a gal who remarked “Goodness!”
        When it comes to gaining and retaining power, it’s usually the case that HONESTY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.

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        • Eliza 12:15 pm on March 23, 2020 Permalink

          That makes me sad. I still like to believe in the goodness and beauty of everyone…
          Love, light, and glitter

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        • mistermuse 3:30 pm on March 23, 2020 Permalink

          Sorry, Eliza — I didn’t mean to rain on your parade. There’s a lot of goodness and beauty in the world, but badness and ugliness stand out like sore thumbs because they are aberrations (though the aberrations are numerous). And it doesn’t help that the power-driven (as opposed to the “better angels”-driven) are often the ones who gain power.

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    • equipsblog 5:37 pm on March 23, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      At this point in March l agree and feel more hopeful.

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  • mistermuse 4:16 pm on September 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: John McCain, Meghan McCain, , , , Susan Page, vote   

    A LITTLE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE 

    Last night I saw upon the stair
    A little man who wasn’t there.
    He wasn’t there again today;
    Oh, how I wish he’d go away…
    –Wm. Hughes Mearns

    I was reminded of the above (from the 1899 poem ANTIGONISH) by this opening paragraph of a column by Susan Page in USA TODAY:

    “At the [9/1/18] memorial service he had carefully planned, John McCain managed to deliver a final and defiant rebuke to the man who wasn’t there, whose name was never uttered.” In that spirit, I too will honor John McCain by not¬†mentioning the name of the man who wasn’t there. We all (who follow the news)¬†know the name of the man who wasn’t there, and we all know¬†why he wasn’t there.

    Susan Page goes on to quote the following words spoken so eloquently at the service by Meghan McCain, daughter of the late Arizona Senator:

    “We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness, the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who lived lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served.”

    The¬†little man who wasn’t there once said that John McCain was no hero. The little man who wasn’t there isn’t fit to say ANYONE is no¬†hero, because a narcissistic, bullying, amoral¬†coward has no standing to judge the worth of anything, much less heroism.

    “Oh, how I wish he’d go away”….but it will take more than wishes. It will take our votes. Nothing less than a resounding vote against political enablers of the President will convince Republicans that it’s in their self-interest to ‘flip.’ And make no mistake — to them, political¬†self-interest (and living to fight another day) is everything.

     

     
    • Carmen 5:07 pm on September 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I might have told you this before, mister muse, but when I was in Australia during the summer of 2016, the news reporters on ABC routinely referred to him as ‘whats-his-name’, usually with a smirk. No one could quite believe he was actually even in the running . . . the joke didn’t last. ūüė¶

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      • mistermuse 7:05 pm on September 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Carmen, the joke didn’t last, but The Donald is still a joke. ūüė¶

        Btw, the poem ANTIGONISH was based on a ghost story from your neck of the woods, Antigonish, Nova Scotia…but you probably knew that.

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    • Paul Sunstone 12:55 am on September 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      There is so much wrong with that man I am ashamed he’s even a citizen, let alone a president.

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      • mistermuse 8:44 am on September 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        You got that right, Paul. I can’t stand the sight of the man.

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      • SoundEagle ūü¶Öŗ≥čŠÉ¶ŗģúŗģá 10:48 pm on September 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Indeed, Paul! And that man should take the following two quotes from Lao Tzu to heart:

        A leader is best
        When people barely know he exists
        Of a good leader, who talks little,
        When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
        They will say, ‚ÄúWe did this ourselves.‚ÄĚ

        ‚Äē Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

        All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power. If you want to govern the people, you must place yourself below them. If you want to lead the people, you must learn how to follow them.

        ‚Äē Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

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    • mlrover 4:35 am on September 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I rarely agreed with McCain but always respected his dedication to service and the Constitution. There are very few left in the Republican party with his integrity. Those who rule in Congress have none. I’ve never expected politicians to be honest, but prior to this, they attempted to disguise their greed and lack of compassion for others.

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    • calmkate 7:45 am on September 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Conspicuous by his absence … but what a relief for everyone!

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      • mistermuse 8:52 am on September 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        The little man who wasn’t there wasn’t invited, but he probably wouldn’t have come anyway. He even had to be talked (by his staff) into honoring McCain by lowering the White House flag to half-staff, according to reports.

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    • masercot 8:36 am on September 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve never seen a purple cow
      I never hope to see one
      But, I can tell you anyhow
      I’d rather see than be one…

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    • Richard A Cahill 11:29 am on September 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      McCain’s biggest regret, I’m sure, was that he didn’t live to see the end of Trump’s Presidency. May we all be more fortunate.

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    • Resa 6:23 pm on September 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Excellent musing!!!!!

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      • mistermuse 6:43 pm on September 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Resa. I wanted to write an anti-Trump post for which I didn’t have to give most of the credit to Shakespeare (TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE on Aug. 28). ūüôā

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    • rivergirl1211 2:21 pm on September 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      To this day… I have not called him President, I just can’t force myself to say it! I do however have a large collection of alternate titles for him, none of which I shall mention here. And yes, your title says it all. He truly is a little man, in every sense of the word.

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      • mistermuse 2:39 pm on September 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Unfortunately, we can’t vote him out of office on Nov. 6, but at least we can vote to wrest control of Congress from the GOP and make life as miserable for the little man as he is making it for us.

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        • rivergirl1211 2:41 pm on September 10, 2018 Permalink

          And I will continue to rail at every lazy American who refuses to get up off the couch and exercise their right to do so. I’m so sick of hearing “My vote doesn’t count” ! Bush beat Gore by 537 votes… wake up people!

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    • mistermuse 5:22 pm on September 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      In my state (and I assume in most, if not all, states), you hardly even have to get off your couch — you can vote by absentee ballot. So, you can go right back to sleep after you get off the couch, vote, and put it in your mailbox….five minutes of one’s time to make the GOP pay for selling their soul to the devil.

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  • mistermuse 12:00 am on July 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Adolf Hitler, , Ezra Pound, , , John McCain, , , ,   

    IT PAYS TO BE IGNORANT 

    On the dubious theory that you can’t get too much of a good thing, I’m going to follow up I’VE GOT A SECRET and TO TELL THE TRUTH (my last post)¬†with a take-off from another old radio (1940s) and TV (1950s) panel show called IT PAYS TO BE IGNORANT. Never let it be said, however, that I don’t have standards.¬†Thus, I found¬†1940s-50s IGNORANT clips to be¬†a bit¬†beneath my readers’ level of sophistication, so¬†I have opted instead¬†for an updated¬†2013 spoof of the original program (the word “Alawite” in the clip¬†refers to a religious¬†sect in Syria):

    Now, friends, we’ve all heard the old saying that ignorance is the sincerest form of flattery (or¬†something to that effect). Therefore, in order to showcase certain¬†public figures, past and present, in the revealing light of their own words, let us take a look at some of the more outstanding¬†(though not necessarily funny) examples of why it pays to be ignorant (except when it doesn’t):

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the dumbest of you all? –Anne Robinson, British TV host, who “asked for it”¬†when she left herself open to the answer on her own show:

    Adolf Hitler was a Jeanne d’Arc, a saint. He was a martyr. Like many martyrs, he held extreme views. –Ezra Pound

    Rural Americans are real Americans. There’s no doubt about that. You can’t always be sure with other Americans. Not all of them are real.Dan Quayle, former U.S. V Pres

    My fear is that the whole island [Guam]¬†will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize. –Hank Johnson, Democratic Congressman from Georgia

    Everything that can be invented has been invented. –Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Patent Office, 1899

    Hurray, Boys! We’ve got them. We’ll finish them up and then go home to our station. –General George Armstrong Custer, before battle at Little Big Horn

    I don’t feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves. –John Wayne

    Son, looks to me like you’re spending too much time on one subject. –Shelby Metcalf, former Texas A&M Head Coach to¬†one of his¬†players who got a D and four F’s.

    Saving the most classless and gratuitous example for last, this comes with our best wishes for a full recovery from brain cancer for the object of this quote:

     

     

     

     

     
    • Ricardo 10:33 am on July 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Well, at least your last example isn’t spending too much time on one subject, Sr. Muse.

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    • mistermuse 1:17 pm on July 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      If you’re referring to The Donald, Ricardo, it seems to me that all his time is spent preoccupied with one subject: namely, himself. I fear the ‘poor’ man is a head case in need of serious help before he comes completely unglued

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    • RMW 1:06 pm on July 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      The clip with Anne Robinson sent me on a quest for the dumbest answers on The Weakest Link. I was laughing but it is amazing that people can be that ignorant. Having said that, in front of a TV camera I’m not sure how I would do. Anne Robinson hosted the show in the UK for 15 years, that’s how popular she was there. I don’t think her sarcastic style went down too well in the US!

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      • mistermuse 5:46 pm on July 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        I appreciate your quest regarding The Weakest Link” because, although I heard of the show, I’d never seen it….and judging by what you say, I didn’t miss much! But, cynic that I am, it doesn’t surprise me “that people can be that ignorant” (though I think the only kind of ignorance that’s inexcusable is WILLFUL ignorance).

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    • D. Wallace Peach 1:51 pm on July 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I’m shaking my head. Help us! And the only nice thing I can say about Donald is, uh, um…

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    • Joseph Nebus 2:41 pm on July 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      So the patent office quote about everything that could be invented having been? It turns out to have an interesting origin: a joke in Punch magazine from 1899, and one of those rare old jokes in Punch magazine where you can make out what’s supposed to be funny and imagine it being done in a way that it was. Not to distract from stuff, just that, isn’t that neat?

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    • mistermuse 5:26 pm on July 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Wikipedia’s article on Charles H. Duell suggests that the origin of the quote may go back to the first Commissioner of the U.S. Patent Office, Henry Ellsworth, in 1843. Here’s what Ellsworth reportedly said: “The advancement of the arts, from year to year, stretches our credulity and seems to presage the arrival of that period when human improvement must end.” Whether this quote was misrepresented and later attributed to Duell, as the article suggests, perhaps itself stretches credulity….but who knows (or, as some might say, who cares?). But “neat” nonetheless, and I appreciate your comment.

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    • restlessjo 2:16 am on July 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Ignorance is bliss? It’s also very scary! Thank you for your diligent research. ūüôā

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    • mistermuse 10:33 am on July 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      You got that right! Ignorance is indeed scary, especially when it abounds in the Oval Office. ūüė¶

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    • barkinginthedark 6:35 pm on March 19, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      i can still sing the theme song “It pays to be ignorant, to be dumb, to be deaf, to be ignorant, it pays to be ignorant just like me”…i think that was it wasn’t it? continue…

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      • mistermuse 7:15 pm on March 19, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        I remember it as you do, with the exception of one word: I think it was “dense” instead of “dumb” (though I may be ignorant about that). ūüėČ

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  • mistermuse 12:02 am on March 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Columnist Kathleen Parker, divided America, , , , , John McCain, , Mitt Romney, , , , ,   

    ALAS, SHRUGGED 

    Political elections are a good deal like marriages–there’s no accounting for anyone’s taste.¬†–Will Rogers

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    In a March 2 Cincinnati¬†newspaper¬†article (titled ROAD TRIPPIN’ TO COLUMBUS FOR TRUMP), a reporter writes of accompanying four Trump backers on a drive to Columbus (Ohio)¬†for a DONALD TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT¬†rally: “They’re serious about their support for Trump. They shrug off his bombastic speech.”

    Alas, what¬†they also¬†“shrug off”¬†is any suggestion¬†that Trump is a big-talking combination of¬†P.T. Barnum, bully,¬†and¬†simplistic-solutions¬†artist¬†who¬†can order away the causes of¬†Americans’ discontent¬†as easily as he fires ‘losers’. Shrug–the¬†perfect word to describe the casualness with which Trump supporters dismiss his “bombastic speech.” Bombastic? More like conveniently ignorant¬†(Trump: “I don’t know anything about [white supremacist] David Duke”), or¬†demeaning (“Would anyone vote for that [Carly Fiorina’s] face?”), or¬†pathetic¬†(“He¬†[John McCain] is not¬†a war hero”), or¬†despicable (mocking a reporter, named Serge Kovaleski,¬†who has¬†a disability). Etc. Etc. Etc.¬†But what do¬†his followers¬†care,¬†because they think he “tells it like it is.”

    Here’s how columnist Kathleen Parker¬†saw it¬†in a recent piece titled “The GOP may get what it deserves”: “The challenge for those of us in the observation business [lest you forget, this blog is called¬†THE OBSERVATION POST] is to illuminate what’s plainly obvious without offending those who prefer not to see. But there’s no winning once passions are engaged, and hating the messenger [aka blaming the media]¬†is a time-honored tradition.” Such a¬†business.

    One would¬†expect¬†sensible people¬†to realize¬†that¬†Trump is no cure for the uncompromising dogmatism that plagues our politics. So, how to account for the gullibility (or “taste,” as Will Rogers put it) of those who’ve been seduced by their beloved’s dubious charms. Perhaps some see that rivals like Ted Cruz would only deepen the dogmatic ditch that divides us. But that gives them credit for more sophistication than is their due, in my estimation.¬†Most of them simply don’t see¬†Trump for the humbug he is, and dogmatism is a fancy word that doesn’t pay their bills or kick butt.

    But Mitt Romney knows better:

    Just between us, I¬†find myself¬†hoping that¬†Trump wins the¬†GOP nomination, in the¬†belief¬†(promulgated by Romney and other¬†Republican leaders) that he would¬†lose big to Hillary….and take down with him¬†enough right wing candidates¬†to lose control of the Senate (and hopefully¬†loosen political and¬†tribalistic¬†gridlock in the process). Not that I’m a huge fan of Hillary, but¬†at worst,¬†she is the¬†lesser of two evils, and in any case, more mature, warts and all. Or I may¬†vote for Rabbit Hash Mayor/Presidential candidate¬†Lucy Lou, who may be a dog, but not¬†a¬†dog who tears people apart. Nor, oddly enough, is she the least bit(e) dogmatic.

    What is so hard about understanding that working together is the most reasonable and timely way to get things done in a democracy? Hillary’s¬†jingoistic rejoinder¬†to¬†Trump’s jingoistic¬†‘Make America great again’ campaign slogan is, at least, a starting point: “America never stopped being great. We have to make America whole.” Or at least as whole as is relatively possible in a country¬†divided against itself.

     

     
    • carmen 5:57 am on March 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      We shake our heads in disbelief every time we see another tRumpinanigan on the news – but then again, we’ve been incredulous for awhile now.
      Great post, mistermuse! It’s cold here in the frozen north but the sap is running!

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    • mistermuse 8:23 am on March 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      There has been so much said and written of Trump that I was concerned this post would seem like overkill, but Trump is far from dead in the GOP horse race, so, as long as “the sap is running,” I decided to throw in my two cents worth.

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    • linnetmoss 9:39 am on March 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I think it will be Donald vs. Hillary. I just hope she actually wins. The alternative is terrifying.

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    • mistermuse 10:28 am on March 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      If Ohio governor John Kasich can win his home state on March 15, that could end up denying Trump the number of delegates he needs to eventually cinch the GOP nomination, leading to a brokered convention in Cleveland with Kasich having a chance to come out on top. I do think he is the most broadly acceptable of the remaining GOP contenders, but he probably lost some respect among independents because of this:
      http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/03/the-40-seconds-john-kasich-will-think-about-for-the-rest-of-his-life/472341/

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    • arekhill1 1:26 pm on March 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Republicans have carefully massaged the egos of America’s idiots for the last fifty years, Sr. Muse, because that was the only way they could win elections. Now that the OFB has gotten out in front of them, they are merely reaping what they sowed.

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      • mistermuse 5:22 pm on March 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Kathleen Parker, the moderate conservative whose column I quoted in my post, said in the same column that John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin as his VP running mate in 2008 “foretold a dumbing down of the GOP that eight years later may prove irreversible.” Whether it’s been eight or fifty years, Republicans are indeed reaping what they’ve sowed.

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        • M√©l@nie 1:49 am on March 9, 2016 Permalink

          holy, Molly!!! THE Sarah Palin choice… she used to wave to Putin from her patio and to hunt in helicopter!!! long story, short: she hasn’t invented hot water or the butter slicing thread!!!(French expression translated mot-√†-mot…) ūüôā

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    • Don Frankel 3:32 pm on March 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I see after your article there is an advertisement for some heart medication. Is this a subliminal message that we’ll need it?

      I don’t get too excited over Presidential candidates or Presidents. It doesn’t end well for any of them. But that doesn’t discourage a new batch every four years. Kind of amazing if you stop to think about it.

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    • mistermuse 5:48 pm on March 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t know about heart medication, Don, but after Lucy Lou wins the election, the White House is going to need a four to eight year supply of dog food.

      As for getting too excited, these every-four-year spectacles make great theatre (if nothing else), but this latest re-staging combines drama, comedy and farce like never before (and could turn into a tragedy if Trump is actually elected).

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    • BroadBlogs 7:49 pm on March 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Great title! And I love Colbert’s video.

      Must admit that I’m kind of hoping Trump will get the nomination for the same reason you are — although I’m a bit scared since in 1980 the Democrats thought no one would vote for Ronald Reagan.

      If Mitt Romney’s plan were to go into effect, and they chose someone other than Donald Trump, that could alienate a lot of voters. (Yay, Hillary!)

      Their best hope is convincing Republicans that the Donald is a con artist. Still, where would Trump voters go? They’re starting to smarten up — see that the establishment isn’t for their interests.

      Could be a good year for Hillary.

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    • mistermuse 10:31 pm on March 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      This could play out in a number of different ways. If Trump doesn’t win Ohio and Florida, it will probably go to a brokered convention in which most of the Republican “establishment” will go all out to convince delegates to nominate someone other than Trump. As for the Dems, Hillary’s nomination seems assured, barring a bombshell revelation emerging from the investigation of her emails. Time will tell.

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    • RMW 2:07 pm on March 7, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Bring back the monarchy!

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    • mistermuse 3:42 pm on March 7, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Like they say, be careful what you wish for. If Trump (or even Cruz) becomes Pres, a monarchy is likely to be very close to what you’ll get.

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    • M√©l@nie 1:54 am on March 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Monsieur Colbert is sooo smart, cultured, intelligent, wise… oh, yeah, I do recall the mm=moron mormon… ūüôā btw, I also visited Salt Lake City a few years ago: you have to see it, to believe it…
      https://myvirtualplayground.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/salt-lake-city-utah-mormon-vatican/

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    • mistermuse 7:12 am on March 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I knew some of what you wrote about Mormonism, but not all – thanks for the link to your post.
      As for Sarah Palin (mentioned in your earlier comment), John McCain will never admit it, but I’m sure he realizes that he made the stupidest mistake of his life when he chose her as his VP running mate eight years ago.

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    • literaryeyes 12:26 pm on March 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      It looks to me like Trump will win Ohio and Florida. Hillary’s losses in Colorado and Michigan are a wake-up call for those of us who don’t want Trump to win. Right now, I think he would. Unfortunately, a lot of people still like the “strong man” (think of Russia and Israel). This is also a setback for the Conservatives who’ve been pushing an ideology all these years. They let the vitriol flow, hoping it would sweep them into power, and now they’re being swept away by the same vitriol!

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    • mistermuse 1:52 pm on March 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I think you’re right about Florida, but there’s still hope for Kasich in Ohio, where he has been a pretty popular governor. He’s close behind Trump in Ohio polls and seems to be gaining ground, but if Trump wins, his path to the nomination gets a lot easier.
      Frankly, between Trump and Cruz, the fundamentalist Conservative, I see little to choose (in terms of who would be worse for the good of this country).

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    • JosieHolford 8:23 pm on February 18, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Wondering how you feel about this post now a few years on. Don’t know about you but my views have “evolved” – meaning new horrors about tRump emerge making things even more crystal clear. The fact that we now have two unacceptable extremes – Sanders and Bloomberg – vying to be the Democratic nominee when so many terrific candidates are/ have been shoved aside – Booker, Castro, Harris Warren – is borderline tragic.

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      • mistermuse 9:26 pm on February 18, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Well, I was certainly wrong (as were many others) in believing that Trump “would lose big to Hillary.” But I wasn’t wrong about Trump — if anything, I underestimated what a sick human being he is.

        As for Sanders and Bloomberg: Bernie is too much of a demagogue for my taste, but — “taste” aside — there’s no way a self-proclaimed socialist will carry the swing states the Dems need to beat Trump. I have mixed feelings about Bloomberg. I don’t fault him for spending billions of his own money on his campaign. Does anyone truly believe that if any other candidates had his money, they wouldn’t spend it in the same manner? I know I would! Beyond that, I need to believe he’s sincere in regretting his “stop and frisk” policy as NYC mayor and past statements he has made which appear racist, so I’ll be watching him in tomorrow night’s debate to get a better feel for the man.

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