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Tue May 28, 2019, 12:41 PM

The Abdication of King Trump

This is an interesting read from someone I'm not familiar with, Ted Gup.

...He is about scoring points, nothing more. It is only fitting that he was the host of the TV program "The Apprentice," a show about sycophants vying for his favor. Trump is himself a lifelong apprentice, first desperately vying for the acceptance of his martinet father, and later, the nation. Look at his life -- he is a success at courtship and wooing; fidelity, not so much.

In many ways, his inauguration was the high point of his presidency. What followed was the bewildering realization that something more was expected of him. He is perpetually on the campaign trail in pursuit of validation, and another win...

...His singular talents span the spectrum from bluff to bluster, which work well enough in inherited wealth and reality TV, but less so for those enterprises requiring actual hands-on governance. And is it not the ultimate expression of executive privilege, the right not to behave as an executive at all? He is drawn to the prerogatives of power, and not what that power can do for others.

So in threatening to eschew all manner of presidential engagement, save the pomp and circumstance for which he lives, he has simply shed all pretense and shown his true self. State dinners, motorcades, the pandering of Fox & Friends and endless ego-stroking were all that he ever wanted. Even on the campaign trail, nothing was further from his mind than finding solutions to the nation's problems...

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Tue May 28, 2019, 12:50 PM

1. Trump wants to be the fascist American Putin...it is simple as that.

I would never have even considered that any GoP President would try to be an authoritarian autocrat in this country and not just serve his terms and leave. Trump sees that goal as the penultimate role and place in history needed to feed his pathology/addiction.

All bets are off with this fascist fruit cake.

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Tue May 28, 2019, 02:05 PM

2. Fascist fruitcake WITH an extra cup of chopped nuts.

"There was plums and prunes and cherries,
And citron and raisins and cinnamon, too.
There was nutmeg, cloves and berries.
And the crust it was nailed on with glue.
There was caraway seeds in abundance.
Sure 'twould build up a fine stomach-ache.
You would kill a man twice after eating a slice
Of Miss Fogarty's Christmas cake."

This old one just popped into my head - I wish I could laugh

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