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Trump on his Puerto Rico response: 'I'd say it was a 10' October 20, 2017 at 12:22 a.m.

Speaking at a George W. Bush Institute event in New York, Geo. Bush didn't use Trump's name, but his target became clearer as the speech progressed. Here's a sampling:
- “Bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication.”
- “We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism.”
- “We’ve seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty. . . . Argument turns too easily into animosity.”
- “It means that bigotry and white supremacy in any form is blasphemy against the American creed, and it means the very identity of our nation depends on passing along civic ideals.”
- “Bullying and prejudice in our public life … provides permission for cruelty and bigotry.”
- “The only way to pass along civic values is to live up to them.”
Any one of these quotes in isolation could be dismissed as highflying rhetoric aimed at the general coarsening of our political culture — or the rise of forms of nationalism and extremism that clearly exist outside the Oval Office.
But almost each of these quotes has some connection to Trump. “Conspiracy theories and fabrications?” Check and check. “Nationalism and nativism?” Check. A “degraded discourse?” Big check. “Bigotry and white supremacy?” Trump was criticized for not calling them out strongly enough in Charlottesville. “Bullying?” Huge check. Not “living up to civic values?” Check, definitely.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) drew plenty of attention for alluding to “spurious nationalism” in a speech this week. But Bush's comments actually hark back to a more thorough takedown of Trump's worldview that McCain delivered in February. Here's what McCain said at the Munich Security Conference in Germany:
- The founders of the Munich conference “would be alarmed by an increasing turn away from universal values and toward old ties of blood and race and sectarianism.”
- “They would be alarmed by the hardening resentment we see toward immigrants and refugees and minority groups — especially Muslims.”
- “They would be alarmed by the growing inability — and even unwillingness — to separate truth from lies.”
- “They would be alarmed that more and more of our fellow citizens seem to be flirting with authoritarianism and romanticizing it as our moral equivalent.”
Sound familiar?
It's possible Bush would argue that Trump is more a symptom of all of these unhealthy trends in American democracy than the root of them. But in drafting a prepared speech like that, he had to know how those words would be perceived.
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(Source: WAPO article released today; "Analysis | George W. Bush’s unmistakable takedown of Trumpism — and Trump")

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Trump on his Puerto Rico response: 'I'd say it was a 10' October 20, 2017 at 12:17 a.m.

For a list of all the problems still affecting PR as well as the missteps by FEMA and the government:
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Over and over, Trump shows that his biggest fault is his bragadaccio nature. Everything is "great", "10", "super", etc. Ad nauseum. Because of this, he gets criticized. This brings out his other terrible fault - his thin-skinned temperament.
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Let's cut the BS about how great it's been. The island is still without power, major shortages of water, fuel, & food; especially clean water. Response time was extremely slow and it certainly didn't do any good to have a president playing golf and buddying around with his rich friends while the folks in PR suffered.
Trump simply is not presidential and his lack of experience in governing, his poorly organized staff, and his lack of empathy handicap him tremendously.
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Trump's pitiful paper towel tossing response in PR brought this idea to mind: I would like to start a movement (and there's a pun in this as you'll soon see) to start calling toilet paper "Trump" paper.  And when he makes public appearances, people toss rolls of Trump paper in his direction.  Trump confetti, so to speak. 
"Trump" paper is the official paper of the movement.  It's to wipe up all the messes he makes, all the lies he tells, and the insults he delivers, and all the sh*t that makes him the crappiest man ever to sit in the Oval Office.

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Trump on his Puerto Rico response: 'I'd say it was a 10' October 19, 2017 at 5:05 p.m.

Trump is living in a fantasy world.

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Family of slain sergeant says Trump showed 'disrespect' October 18, 2017 at 4:52 p.m.

Am re-posting this because it's becoming more and more relevant and needed in handling the multitude of lies Trump is now entangling himself and this country in:
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It's time for everyone to have a tape recorder handy when dealing with Trump, no matter the time or place. Let his plethora of lies become public record. Make sure he knows we ALL are going to tape record his sorry ass whenever he opens his mouth to speak.

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Family of slain sergeant says Trump showed 'disrespect' October 18, 2017 at 4:50 p.m.

You are really confusing slak. Belittling Trump in one breath and spouting off about proglibs in the next. Better see your local exorcist for a tuneup.

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BRUMMETT ONLINE: Dysfunction’s dirty pool October 18, 2017 at 12:23 p.m.

It's time for everyone to have a tape recorder handy when dealing with Trump, no matter the time or place. Let his plethora of lies become public record. Make sure he knows we ALL are going to tape record his sorry ass whenever he opens his mouth to speak.

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No offense October 18, 2017 at 12:20 p.m.

Oh slak is doing his poor baby whine. "...I will be an offending barbarian." If you're not worried about being an a$$hole, then maybe you just are an a$$hole.
The world will not come to an end if you say it and if you don't say it. If you at least try and be considerate when you do so maybe others will be considerate back to you.
Thanks Ms Looper for describing those Nazi rally issues that are bringing their ugliness into our lives. But, what else do you expect and get from Nazis and white supremacists and racists?
When these monsters show up with their cornucopia of hate and bigotry....it's time to defend yourself from these evildoers.

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No offense October 18, 2017 at 10:09 a.m.

There are kind-hearted Christians and there are christo-fascists. Guess which group harps on the so-called "War on Xmas"????

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McCain takes digs; Trump warns him October 18, 2017 at 4:50 a.m.

"Guy who got 5 deferments to avoid a war he supported warns POW McCain that at some point he might start fighting."- John Fugelsang
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Love McCain's response to That Idiot: Multi-deferment Trump tells Senator McCain, tortured while a "guest" at the Hanoi Hilton, currently enduring a bleak cancer prognosis: "Be careful because at some point I fight back".
The Senator, master of understatement: "I've faced far greater challenges than this."
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"McCain Attacks "Spurious Nationalism," Forcing Trump to Google Both Words"--Andy Borowitz
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With the tyrannical, temperamental regime of Herr Trump, we now have something to compete with meritocracy - moronacracy (rule of idiots).

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'God's Not Dead 3' cast includes Oscar-winning actress, Little Rock TV anchor October 17, 2017 at 8:41 p.m.

Now, they're gonna have to have some extraordinarily good screenwriters to beat the greatest line ever given by an Arkie in a movie filmed in Arkansas. We're talking about none other than the (in)famous statement by Bull, Craig O'Neal's character, in the 1988 film Pass the Ammo: "....they're gonna butt-f*ck the preacher on TV."
Now if GND3 took on religious hucksterism like that film did, then we're talking real entertainment!!

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