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November 29, 2017


I agree with you here. The comparison is unfair to true banana republics. How could the Founding Fathers have not realized that they provided for the possibility that one truly evil manipulator could become a dictator?

Not so much of a dictator, just a dick. I doubt even the Republicans are prepared for Trump to become a Dictator. He's too ignorant and too stupid to do what they need or want to do. I live for the day someone lobs a beach ball with a world map on it at Trump. It will not look like this:

On the other hand this sounds like one of Trumps better speeches as far as comprehensibility goes.

Meant to add this:

Making government seem insane is exactly what Republicans have wanted since Reagan said the 9 most frightening words in the English language are "I'm from the government and I'm here to help". It's a feature, not a bug.

Thanks for that Charlie Chaplin clip. I had never seen it till now. Truly amazing skill and insight.

Trump is both dick and dictator. From my viewpoint in the States, he's got this. If Mueller gives him too much trouble, he can fire him. Messy but doable. Trump will pardon anyone he needs to, and constitutional scholars will pointlessly debate whether he has that power. If elections get too dicey for Republican voter disenfranchisement schemes, they be ignored and/or cancelled. Trump is no Hitler, but is the updated version appropriate for the times. Different strokes for different folks.

By the "Peter Principle", Trump has risen to his level of incompetence. Dictator of the "United" States.

I love this.

Not frightening for Black folk.

I think Trump Peter Principled out in 1983. And as we know, he would have been a disaster at any elected position; mayor of NYC, Governor of New York, etc.

A shutdown would be far less catastrophic than this insane tax bill. If a shutdown is the price to defeat this tax bill, that's a no-brainer. (Might this be what the Democratic leadership's end game might be? They are being far more effective that even fellow Democrats can seem to discern. Oh well, maybe that's also part of why it seems to be sort of working.)

We have gotten off easy the last 11 months. We won't be so lucky between now and next November. I think we all know this. Schools and children will be especially devastated. Maybe a nuke or two will go off.

Everybody knows the boat is leaking
Everybody knows the captain lied
Everybody's got that broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died.

OT, but ain't that Susan Sarandon THE absolute best definition of white privilege?

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