- The Pope
- Robert Mueller
- The cast of Hamilton
There’s something extraordinary about how small Donald Trump is. We’re familiar with his vanity, his narcissism, his neediness, but to grasp his tininess, his nothingness, requires a moment where there’s nothing of him to see, and in full view.
That moment happened Wednesday.
What had happened was that Trump backed down. Shown his weakness. Bragged about owning a Wall-triggered government shutdown, then backed off.
And the jackals came for him.
In the first three weeks of the Trump administration, we have learned not to trust anything its representatives say.
This comes as no surprise.
To add an additional degree of civic epistemology, we have also learned not to trust anything they say about anything they said. For anyone speaking with Trump’s authority, truth is an undiscovered country.
Which is why, when we are told that this week’s raids on undocumented immigrants are merely a continuation of Obama’s policy, we have no reason not to conclude that such explanations are total bullshit.
Are there any queers in the theater tonight?
Get them up against the wall!
There’s one in the spotlight, he don’t look right to me,
Get him up against the wall!
That one looks Jewish!
And that one’s a coon!
Who let all of this riff-raff into the room?
There’s one smoking a joint,
And another with spots!
If I had my way,
I’d have all of you shot!
Also, please enjoy this Trump rally from 1982.
You know who else supports amnesty besides Marco Rubio? Communist Party USA. po.st/MfE32h
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) April 7, 2013
Bryan Fischer would welcome comparisons to Joe McCarthy, so we won’t give him the pleasure. Instead, we applaud the Shaming of Wingnut Apostates, and heartily encourage other Batshit Patriots to step up and clean house. You folks keep hankering for a civil war, so why not start at home?
“During a sit down interview with Ketchikan Public Radio this week, I used a term that was commonly used during my days growing up on a farm in Central California. I know that this term is not used in the same way nowadays and I meant no disrespect.”
Update: Take two: “I apologize.” [TPM]
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