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kentuck

(111,499 posts)
Tue May 5, 2020, 08:55 AM May 2020

One can only get so far on bullshit...Sooner or later, one has to face reality.

This is the box that Donald Trump finds himself in.

For his entire life, he has thrived on bullshit. In a way, he created his own reality, his own world.

But that was in NYC real estate, with shady dealings with shady characters, and a reality show that he brought with him to the White House.

The bullshit has no currency when one is dealing with 20% unemployment, a pandemic, and press that does not lavish praise.

It's time to face the real world.

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One can only get so far on bullshit...Sooner or later, one has to face reality. (Original Post) kentuck May 2020 OP
We have to turn out. Cary May 2020 #1
And in the end, reality always wins . . . . hatrack May 2020 #2
I doubt that Trump will ever face it. tanyev May 2020 #3
What was it P. T. Barnum always used to say? sop May 2020 #4
Usually attibuted to Lincoln, actually...nt Wounded Bear May 2020 #8
Historians have attributed this quote to both Lincoln and Barnum over the years. sop May 2020 #10
Good point... Wounded Bear May 2020 #12
We also... Newest Reality May 2020 #5
Maybe. GOP is great at creating their own reality, dems get to fix what they break. nt wiggs May 2020 #6
From the Chernobyl miniseries: Tommy_Carcetti May 2020 #7
With Trump it's always much much later... lame54 May 2020 #9
and even know he does not get it malaise May 2020 #11

Cary

(11,746 posts)
1. We have to turn out.
Tue May 5, 2020, 08:58 AM
May 2020

If we turn out, we win. At this time. of this place, nothing else matters. We must focus on that.

VOTE DEMOCRATIC!

hatrack

(59,826 posts)
2. And in the end, reality always wins . . . .
Tue May 5, 2020, 08:59 AM
May 2020

The only variables:

A. How long you ignore it

B. How high the price will be when you finally turn and face it (which follows directly from A).

tanyev

(43,097 posts)
3. I doubt that Trump will ever face it.
Tue May 5, 2020, 09:04 AM
May 2020

The Republican party might finally face the disaster that Trump has created for them. Maybe.

sop

(10,889 posts)
4. What was it P. T. Barnum always used to say?
Tue May 5, 2020, 09:14 AM
May 2020

“You can fool some of the people all the time, and all the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.”

sop

(10,889 posts)
10. Historians have attributed this quote to both Lincoln and Barnum over the years.
Tue May 5, 2020, 12:04 PM
May 2020

Lincoln supposedly said it during a speech in 1858, but there's no historical record to support that. It's believed neither man wrote it, rather some newspaperman of the day. At any rate, Trump has much more in common with P.T. Barnum than Lincoln, so the aphorism rings truer attributed to another con man.

https://www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question58275.html

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln

Wounded Bear

(59,280 posts)
12. Good point...
Tue May 5, 2020, 01:04 PM
May 2020

wasn't Barnum the "sucker born every minute" guy, too?



BTW, that's why I said "attributed" as in "some people think" he said it. He usually gets the meme.

Newest Reality

(12,712 posts)
5. We also...
Tue May 5, 2020, 09:39 AM
May 2020

We also seem to have what looks like a Republican backup plan...

Trumps little AstroTurf armies rallying for a boogaloo, that is, traitors betraying us by taking advantage of a national crisis.

Tommy_Carcetti

(43,296 posts)
7. From the Chernobyl miniseries:
Tue May 5, 2020, 10:34 AM
May 2020

"Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later, the debt is paid."

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