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(The Bulwark)   Because of Trump's willingness to keep f*cking that chicken, his authoritarian blindness to the coronavirus comes home to roost in his arse   (thebulwark.com) divider line
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2020-03-12 3:59:28 PM  
A strong economy is is beginning to crater. Long term it will recover but there is no chance we are getting out of this with our global recession. Again the economy is problem two after we stop our vulnerable lives ones from farking dying.
 
2020-03-12 5:03:37 PM  
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2020-03-12 8:20:07 PM  
Was hoping he was diagnosed with it
 
2020-03-12 8:22:08 PM  
Natural selection has weeded out all but the most consummate ass kissers, who keep trumps tender bottom from ever making contact with reality.
 
2020-03-12 8:22:15 PM  
Off topic but,

"and there is no well-developed surveillance state"

Ha-Ha! Oh, Wow!
 
2020-03-12 8:22:35 PM  
One thing I'm learning about authoritarians is that they are actually very inept and authority tactics seem to largely be an attempt to cover that up.
 
2020-03-12 8:23:25 PM  

blastoh: One thing I'm learning about authoritarians is that they are actually very inept and authority tactics seem to largely be an attempt to cover that up.


Yup
 
2020-03-12 8:24:22 PM  

rudemix: Was hoping he was diagnosed with it


That would result in even more heavy breathing and sniffling on his part, Would anyone even notice?
 
2020-03-12 8:26:30 PM  

bobobolinskii: rudemix: Was hoping he was diagnosed with it

That would result in even more heavy breathing and sniffling on his part, Would anyone even notice?


He didn't have the same joie de vivre when he simulated raping the American flag at his rally. I hope he's ok!
 
2020-03-12 8:28:58 PM  
...they create a voluntarily accepted, self-induced authoritarian blindness, in which the administration and its circle of sycophants will accept no information from outside their bubble.

That's been true since Reagan.  Trumpers just amped it up.
 
2020-03-12 8:29:37 PM  

Night Train to Wakanda: bobobolinskii: rudemix: Was hoping he was diagnosed with it

That would result in even more heavy breathing and sniffling on his part, Would anyone even notice?

He didn't have the same joie de vivre when he simulated raping the American flag at his rally. I hope he's ok!


He barely groped the stars.
 
2020-03-12 8:29:41 PM  
It wasn't a strong economy. Stop this shiat.

You think a strong economy would crumble like tissue paper? It was on times a long, long time ago.
 
2020-03-12 8:29:50 PM  
*fumes
 
2020-03-12 8:29:51 PM  
"What is "authoritarian blindness"? It's a term for the well-documented tendency of an authoritarian state to be unaware of what is happening in the world around it and unable to respond appropriately."

Trump is unaware that his BFF Vladimir Putin has so many Covid-19 test kits that he's just giving them away for free.

Lemmie repeat that: Vladimir Putin is giving away Covid-19 test kits!

Putin has extra Covid-19 test kits! Hundreds of them and the capabilities to make more.
 
2020-03-12 8:30:15 PM  
The economy is strong? News to me. I guess it's gonna trickle down any minute now.
 
2020-03-12 8:30:37 PM  

Cache: ...they create a voluntarily accepted, self-induced authoritarian blindness, in which the administration and its circle of sycophants will accept no information from outside their bubble.

That's been true since Reagan.  Trumpers just amped it up.


All of this started in the late 70s and into the 80s with think tanks and the rise of "conservative media".

If you haven't seen it, check out "The Brainwashing of my dad.".

It has most of this history laid out rather nicely..
 
2020-03-12 8:30:49 PM  
He could have written that article with just 5 words .. Trump is a farking idiot  ..
 
2020-03-12 8:31:30 PM  
It's possible I'm too cynical. I don't believe that even THIS is the beginning of the end of him.

I just don't trust Americans anymore.
 
2020-03-12 8:32:27 PM  
From what I have heard, Trump is not much of a chicken-lover, unless that chicken has first been basted in 11 herbs and spices - which, as we all know, must flow.
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2020-03-12 8:36:21 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: It's possible I'm too cynical. I don't believe that even THIS is the beginning of the end of him.

I just don't trust Americans anymore.


That is because no matter how bad he screws it up, he is guaranteed 35-45% of the vote.

He could be out there everyday calling the entire virus a hoax by the Democratic as 5 millions Americans die, and he is still going to get those numbers.... Even from people who hurried their own parents and children.
 
2020-03-12 8:38:21 PM  
I am waiting for Trump to say the magic words "Coronavirus, You're Fired".
Pence will follow with "Cast you out Coronavirus".

Then the miracle will happen and we'll all be saved.
 
2020-03-12 8:39:27 PM  

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2020-03-12 8:42:28 PM  

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2020-03-12 8:42:28 PM  
I thought we were in this mess because Trump had fired anyone who was competent and replaced them with fawning yes-men?
 
2020-03-12 8:44:04 PM  
COVID-19 is revealing one of Trump's biggest weaknesses.

Reality?
 
2020-03-12 8:44:08 PM  

Catlenfell: I thought we were in this mess because Trump had fired anyone who was competent and replaced them with fawning yes-men?


Not the cause, but Definitely  a contributing factor.
 
2020-03-12 8:47:43 PM  
In counterpoint to the Taranto Principle:
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2020-03-12 8:49:26 PM  
His biggest weakness is he's a farking moron.

Like all morons he hates being reminded he's stupid and often wrong. And like all moron in charge guys he has kept the smart people in small roles, important ones, but very far away so that their common sense solutions won't make him feel inferior, because he really and truly is.

And while it was okay to have a moron dicking around with our allies and building a moron wall, and his petty offenses on decency, it is not okay to have an ineffective Administration not publicly engaging the levers of Government.

Why the literal fark are we doing going after the CDC in hearings? They're operating alone, give them farking resources.

But instead of planning meetings with related agencies, FEMA, Labor, and enough Pentagon Birds to speak for the National Guard at say an Executive planning retreat at Camp David he's showing up on TV saying "I'm a farking idiot, everyone panic!"

That is Trump's greatest weakness and why being unprepared for a time of civil unrest in Louisiana more than a decade ago hasn't translated to a National plan.

TL:DR we're farked.
 
2020-03-12 8:51:26 PM  

not enough beer: A strong economy is is beginning to crater. Long term it will recover but there is no chance we are getting out of this with our global recession. Again the economy is problem two after we stop our vulnerable lives ones from farking dying.


it's either accept whatever bell curve there is for the likely infection and  fatality rates or we shut down Everything! and Right Goddamned Now!
 
2020-03-12 8:51:33 PM  
His strength is still greater than any weakness he is showing. Just like in 2016, he will be going up against one of the only people that could lose to him.
 
2020-03-12 8:52:04 PM  
Pounded in the Butt by the Coronavirus.
 
2020-03-12 8:53:23 PM  

CommonName2: His strength is still greater than any weakness he is showing. Just like in 2016, he will be going up against one of the only people that could lose to him.


Haven't seen the poll numbers huh
 
2020-03-12 8:53:51 PM  
His supporters will never turn on him, ever, no matter what.  He can do no wrong in their eyes and it's just a matter of time before Trump blames this whole pandemic on the Obama Administration and his cult will be right there to cheer that on
 
2020-03-12 8:55:52 PM  

natural316: His supporters will never turn on him, ever, no matter what.  He can do no wrong in their eyes and it's just a matter of time before Trump blames this whole pandemic on the Obama Administration and his cult will be right there to cheer that on


His cult isn't enough to keep him in office
 
2020-03-12 8:57:35 PM  

CommonName2: His strength is still greater than any weakness he is showing. Just like in 2016, he will be going up against one of the only people that could lose to him.


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Progressives get the rumble seat again.
 
2020-03-12 8:58:55 PM  
 
2020-03-12 8:59:09 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: natural316: His supporters will never turn on him, ever, no matter what.  He can do no wrong in their eyes and it's just a matter of time before Trump blames this whole pandemic on the Obama Administration and his cult will be right there to cheer that on

His cult isn't enough to keep him in office



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2020-03-12 9:02:15 PM  

blastoh: One thing I'm learning about authoritarians is that they are actually very inept and authority tactics seem to largely be an attempt to cover that up.


Ept leaders seek out other information and other points of view, especially those that might or could contradict their own. It's almost tautological that capable leaders seek out confounding points of view. Disagreements yield a solution or answer that is often more robust, and more rational, than the one suggested by the leader.
 
2020-03-12 9:06:30 PM  

Purple_Urkle: "What is "authoritarian blindness"? It's a term for the well-documented tendency of an authoritarian state to be unaware of what is happening in the world around it and unable to respond appropriately."

Trump is unaware that his BFF Vladimir Putin has so many Covid-19 test kits that he's just giving them away for free.

Lemmie repeat that: Vladimir Putin is giving away Covid-19 test kits!

Putin has extra Covid-19 test kits! Hundreds of them and the capabilities to make more.


Every country in the world, except the USA, seems to have more kits than they know what to do with.

Your current administration is an abject failure.
 
2020-03-12 9:07:35 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: It wasn't a strong economy. Stop this shiat.

You think a strong economy would crumble like tissue paper? It was on times a long, long time ago.


This. It was the facade of a good economy.

A good, strong, healthy economy doesn't undergo a twelve year nonstop expansion, add jobs until we're beyond full employment, and STILL fail to move the needle on labor compensation.
 
2020-03-12 9:11:16 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: CommonName2: His strength is still greater than any weakness he is showing. Just like in 2016, he will be going up against one of the only people that could lose to him.

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Progressives get the rumble seat again.


Isn't that over like 12 years? That's all you got? Trump can make 7 minutes of gaffes in six minutes
 
2020-03-12 9:11:22 PM  

Archie Goodwin: Purple_Urkle: "What is "authoritarian blindness"? It's a term for the well-documented tendency of an authoritarian state to be unaware of what is happening in the world around it and unable to respond appropriately."

Trump is unaware that his BFF Vladimir Putin has so many Covid-19 test kits that he's just giving them away for free.

Lemmie repeat that: Vladimir Putin is giving away Covid-19 test kits!

Putin has extra Covid-19 test kits! Hundreds of them and the capabilities to make more.

Every country in the world, except the USA, seems to have more kits than they know what to do with.

Your current administration is an abject failure.


You haven't seen anything yet.
 
2020-03-12 9:11:53 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: cameroncrazy1984: natural316: His supporters will never turn on him, ever, no matter what.  He can do no wrong in their eyes and it's just a matter of time before Trump blames this whole pandemic on the Obama Administration and his cult will be right there to cheer that on

His cult isn't enough to keep him in office


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I feel like that guy has enough to deal with after getting f*cked by MBS
 
2020-03-12 9:14:48 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Ow! That was my feelings!: CommonName2: His strength is still greater than any weakness he is showing. Just like in 2016, he will be going up against one of the only people that could lose to him.

[Fark user image image 850x478]

Progressives get the rumble seat again.

Isn't that over like 12 years? That's all you got? Trump can make 7 minutes of gaffes in six minutes


cameroncrazy1984: Ow! That was my feelings!: CommonName2: His strength is still greater than any weakness he is showing. Just like in 2016, he will be going up against one of the only people that could lose to him.

[Fark user image image 850x478]

Progressives get the rumble seat again.

Isn't that over like 12 years? That's all you got? Trump can make 7 minutes of gaffes in six minutes


Sensitive, aren't we?  I got plenty of legit Biden hate.  How about we focus on the real enemy?
 
2020-03-12 9:15:03 PM  
That site literally has the farking QAnon bullshiat "nothing can stop what's coming" right under its name. Why in the hell is it being linked to as a legitimate news source?
 
2020-03-12 9:16:48 PM  
And the current

cameroncrazy1984: Ow! That was my feelings!: cameroncrazy1984: natural316: His supporters will never turn on him, ever, no matter what.  He can do no wrong in their eyes and it's just a matter of time before Trump blames this whole pandemic on the Obama Administration and his cult will be right there to cheer that on

His cult isn't enough to keep him in office


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I feel like that guy has enough to deal with after getting f*cked by MBS


Larf!

You think the Saudis are winning their fight with Putin?  Really?
 
2020-03-12 9:19:32 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: And the currentcameroncrazy1984: Ow! That was my feelings!: cameroncrazy1984: natural316: His supporters will never turn on him, ever, no matter what.  He can do no wrong in their eyes and it's just a matter of time before Trump blames this whole pandemic on the Obama Administration and his cult will be right there to cheer that on

His cult isn't enough to keep him in office


[beehivebugle.com image 361x500]

I feel like that guy has enough to deal with after getting f*cked by MBS

Larf!

You think the Saudis are winning their fight with Putin?  Really?


The Saudis are soft and havw a massive and expensive welfare state and multiple wars they can't afford.

Putin is gonna make MBS his biatch.
 
2020-03-12 9:20:19 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: cameroncrazy1984: Ow! That was my feelings!: CommonName2: His strength is still greater than any weakness he is showing. Just like in 2016, he will be going up against one of the only people that could lose to him.

[Fark user image image 850x478]

Progressives get the rumble seat again.

Isn't that over like 12 years? That's all you got? Trump can make 7 minutes of gaffes in six minutes

cameroncrazy1984: Ow! That was my feelings!: CommonName2: His strength is still greater than any weakness he is showing. Just like in 2016, he will be going up against one of the only people that could lose to him.

[Fark user image image 850x478]

Progressives get the rumble seat again.

Isn't that over like 12 years? That's all you got? Trump can make 7 minutes of gaffes in six minutes

Sensitive, aren't we?  I got plenty of legit Biden hate.  How about we focus on the real enemy?


What's sensitive about pointing out the obvious?
 
2020-03-12 9:20:45 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: And the currentcameroncrazy1984: Ow! That was my feelings!: cameroncrazy1984: natural316: His supporters will never turn on him, ever, no matter what.  He can do no wrong in their eyes and it's just a matter of time before Trump blames this whole pandemic on the Obama Administration and his cult will be right there to cheer that on

His cult isn't enough to keep him in office


[beehivebugle.com image 361x500]

I feel like that guy has enough to deal with after getting f*cked by MBS

Larf!

You think the Saudis are winning their fight with Putin?  Really?


Their break-even point is lower than Russia's
 
2020-03-12 9:20:58 PM  
Take this brand new derping shiat blog and shove it up your farking asshole.

You should be punched in the dick for giving this farking shiat a voice.
 
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