or the cult of personality.
We endured all 1½ hours of Donald Trump Sunday afternoon 02-28-21 at CPAC. We are happy for the disciples who were inspired, motivated, energized. We expect reports of stigmata any day now. The indentured servants here at the Stately Manor are simply fatigued.
Perhaps we are too old to worship political figures any more. JFK inspired us Boomers to “Ask Not” in the sacrifice for American greatness. Put a man on the moon before the decade is out. Ronald Reagan taught self-reliance and thrilled us with “tear down this wall.” Aside from checking an important box, Barack Obama did not do it for us as he clearly did for so many Americans. Ferguson MO, Portland OR and Kenosha WI are his legacy.
Donald Trump, it must be said, was a phenomenon. Defiantly, gloriously, in your face! P.C. kryptonite! The outlaw President! Did we get Barrabas?
Broke with his party on forever wars and giveaway trade deals. Refused to be cowed by racial arsonists. Captured working men and women from the party of FDR. Appointed solid jurists and provoked Democrats’s inherent sleaze doing so. Got the COVID-19 vaccine in human arms in only nine months when “experts” said it was impossible. We do believe his shambolic coronovirus press conferences hurt him. But then, Andrew Cuomo gave good TV; he lied and New York died.
Trump’s presidency was truly consequential
We just prefer Presidents who do not foment coups d’etat. At least Sunday 02-28-21 in Orlando, Trump did not blame January 6 on Antifa. Tiptoed right past that particular assault on the Constitution. Eschewed starting a third political party. Instead, he will take the GOP hostage. Or try.
Still claims the election was stolen. “What happened at 3:02 in the morning?” he whined. Didn’t Thomas Dewey go to bed thinking he had won? 1960 wasn’t decided until the next day. Gore v. Bush, anyone? That court also refused to overturn an election.
Trump is more Aaron Burr than Alexander Hamilton.
Like all bad losers
Donald Trump blames everyone but himself for being outplayed. The Supreme Court, somehow, did “not have the courage” to overturn the election. Judges that he appointed! (Lin Wood says Jeffrey Epstein is blackmailing John Roberts.) The Pillow Guy is now the go-to guy to explain The Big Steal.
To his credit, Trump at CPAC listed election reforms sorely needed. Ballot harvesting must be banned entirely, for instance. And courts must not, cannot unilaterally change legislatively mandated election deadlines. As Justice Clarence Thomas pleaded, “a little help here?”
Addition, not subtraction
Trump is not building a movement; he is compiling an enemies list. Sticking pins in little dolls. Got the CPAC crowd to boo Mitch McConnell, who twice saved this President from conviction. Will primary the 17 Republicans who voted to impeach and convict.
- What does it tell you that Mike Pence spurned CPAC?
- What does it tell you that only 55% of CPAC attendees would vote Trump in 2024? At what amounted to a Trump family reunion?
- Of what does that over-sized statue of Trump remind you? Golden Calf in the time of Moses?
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Recrimination and revenge do not wear well. Speaking of which, Donald Trump will be 78 years old in 2024. The Republican bench is young and talented, deep and hungry. Donald Trump will not be the party’s nominee in 2024.
Shit! Again or still?
Something of interest.
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It was during the 2018 primary. Just sayin’.
Not the point. Just sayin.’
I think most of us not on the left HAVE moved on.
Thank you for recognizing Trump’s accomplishments. Those WERE consequential and a big reason why I think most of us voted for him. People understood his shortcomings and voted for him despite them.
“Got the CPAC crowd to boo Mitch McConnell, who twice saved his President from conviction. Will primary the 17 members who voted to impeach and convict.”
I think you give Trump way too much credit. It makes it sound like people are following him blindly. What he did was get many of us to see the truth. At least some of these 17 are being primaried because they’re despicable Lincoln Project type Republicans.
We have much bigger problems than Trump’s ego, namely a president who doesn’t seem to know what day it is and a media complex that’s allergic to the truth.
We’re losing the energy independence we started to gain under Trump, are poised to get back to wars, subservient to China (have you read what’s happening to those poor Uighurs, yet little reaction from Biden & Dems?) beholden to teacher’s unions in a way that’s paralyzing our nation’s youth, ok with allowing young people to take life-altering gender drugs, taking women’s rights back in time, and approving COVID relief budgets that do more for Democratic projects than for actual Americans.
Would love to see Ron DeSantis run and win, but if Trump runs again, I’ll enthusiastically vote for him.
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I like your golden calf analogy but the rest of the story is that for worshipping a false idol, the Israelites had to wander in the desert for 40 years before reaching the Promised Land. I figure it will take at least that long for the Republicans to find anyone capable of inspiring the devotion–sometimes blind, sometimes 20/20–that Donald Trump did. Meanwhile, Obama’s third term grinds on and there’s no oasis in sight.
It’s not an analogy, did you not see Pics of the “Golden Trump” at CPAC, not to mention their Fascist inspired stage design.
A Nazi-inspired stage, LOL. TDS knows no bounds.
The real fascists were out destroying cities all summer.
Nazi? , cmon, trump was the least fascist president, but per usual, tds blinds thee. Ahab
The left sees fascism, racism and misogyny everywhere, around every corner. It’s not normal.
Liberty, i agree with you. I watched about 10 minutes of his speech, turned it off. He just cannot inspire the best in all of us. I like that he points out the fallacies of the democrats and wishy washy republicans, his bombastic approach will not work to keep bringing more the voting block. We need someone that can argue like a britt and still be relatable and more likeable. Better policy wordsmith. We still need the man to push these do nothing folks out of the party. The orange dulce rises, not so much. David.
Serfdom is coming our way run by big data and tech oligarchs. Will the republican message be allowed to be heard again , from the looks of it, that will be squelched by those beholde to thse oligarchs.
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Yes, it’s an analogy. It wouldn’t be one if there had been an actual statue of a golden calf at CPAC. Critics of the WWII Memorial in Washington DC also complain that it’s fascist inspired.
The Squire delivers a reasonable summary. As evinced by cogent & realistic replies:
David: At least Sunday 02-28-21 in Orlando, Trump did not blame January 6 on Antifa. Tiptoed right past that particular assault on the Constitution. Eschewed starting a third political party. Instead, he will take the GOP hostage. Or try.
Liberty said: We have much bigger problems than Trump’s ego, namely a president who doesn’t seem to know what day it is and a media complex that’s allergic to the truth.
Gary said: I figure it will take at least that long for the Republicans to find anyone capable of inspiring the devotion–sometimes blind, sometimes 20/20–that Donald Trump did.
George & Richard’s comments? Musta been lickin’ each others rancid doughnuts.
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“George & Richard’s comments? Musta been lickin’ each others rancid doughnuts.”
Nearly spit my coffee out.
coffee at 6:44 PM? going to be a restless night since you old goats go to bed at 7pm.
Mittens is the man in 2024
News is Mittens got a case of the Harry Reid beat down. I wonder who he crossed.
Odd since he’s never been a man yet.
Time to move on? Sure, By acclamation, pass HR 1. No reason to dispute the outcome of any vote tally or any other polling issues.
Interesting that in no post since the election, not even one, has Herr Blaska weighed on the importance of honest, transparent elections as a principle of the US. (not important, it seems, because Lunch Bucket Joe removed Satan from the White House.)
For those with an interest in more profound issues, https://johnmcwhorter.substack.com/p/the-elect-neoracists-posing-as-antiracists
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This very post reaffirms the Werkes long-standing campaign for election integrity. Did you commit the sin of commenting before reading that upon which you comment? “To his credit, Trump at CPAC listed election reforms sorely needed. Ballot harvesting must be banned entirely, for instance. And courts must not, cannot unilaterally change legislatively mandated election deadlines. As Justice Clarence Thomas pleaded, “a little help here?” ALSO:
“Court takes a pass on fair elections” AND
Ill take Dr. Seuss over Dr. Fauci everyday of the week. Go Dog Go.
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Go Dog Go is the best kid’s book.