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(Washington Examiner)   Man, when even the Washington Examiner is telling you to put the Twitter down, you really did f*ck up, Donnie   (washingtonexaminer.com) divider line
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2020-05-27 11:25:54 AM  
Wow, that was pretty blistering.
 
2020-05-27 11:44:39 AM  
Didn't bother reading it, except for the last line:

"And observers might even someday look back at this incident as the instant when things began to unravel."

Larf.
 
2020-05-27 11:48:11 AM  
It is a pretty scathing editorial, but I'm waiting for Susan Collins' expression of concern to truly gauge how bad this might get for Trump.
 
2020-05-27 11:53:18 AM  
I like how they blame the libs for it
 
2020-05-27 11:58:45 AM  
But. . .but. . .how will the see his greatness?  Donnie NEEDS to be heard.
 
2020-05-27 1:00:31 PM  
Unfortunately, in the minds of certain lunatics - especially disreputable, typically (but not always) anonymous online left-wingers itching to slander any available Republican politician - this became a hot new conspiracy theory.

Yeah, let's blame the liberals for the crazy right-wing conspiracy. Is there anything they can't do?
 
2020-05-27 1:11:20 PM  
The COVID-19 cannibal rats that the NYT was talking about was an allegory for what is going to start happening in the Republican Party as trump gets closer to losing...

/either way, November 11th will be hella interesting
 
2020-05-27 1:12:14 PM  
This is the line? Well, I somehow have even less respect for the Examiner.
 
2020-05-27 1:12:34 PM  

gopher321: Didn't bother reading it, except for the last line:

"And observers might even someday look back at this incident as the instant when things began to unravel."

Larf.


Wasn't planning on it.
 
2020-05-27 1:12:35 PM  
Trump's slanderous attack on Joe Scarborough is incompatible with leadership
 
2020-05-27 1:15:52 PM  
EVERYTHING HE'S DONE SINCE HE DECIDED TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT IS INCOMPATIBLE WITH LEADERSHIP.

It didn't just start, you farking idiots.

There comes a time when "Too little, too late" is the only thing that comes to mind when someone pretends to be aghast at what President Sniveling Asshole does and says NOW (3 years after he was elected).
 
2020-05-27 1:16:35 PM  
 
2020-05-27 1:17:16 PM  

Pocket Ninja: It is a pretty scathing editorial, but I'm waiting for Susan Collins' expression of concern to truly gauge how bad this might get for Trump.


somewhere between pursed lips and furrowed brow
 
2020-05-27 1:18:02 PM  

Pocket Ninja: It is a pretty scathing editorial, but I'm waiting for Susan Collins' expression of concern to truly gauge how bad this might get for Trump.



Is there any way to use her hand-wringing to move a small generator to power Maine?
 
2020-05-27 1:22:30 PM  
"Begin" to unravel???

BEGIN???

R

U

SERIOUS!!!
 
2020-05-27 1:22:39 PM  
When will the tweets turn from against his perceived political enemies to appeals to the public for mercy?  Early morning on November 4th or the afternoon of January 20th?
 
2020-05-27 1:24:09 PM  
Even some of the Trumpers I'm forced to have some interaction with have said that they wish Trump would stop Tweeting.

If this whole thing leads Twitter to finally shut down his account, I'm fine with that.  Maybe Dorsey will finally see that there is absolutely nothing to be gained by letting Trump break the rules with impunity, and there's no way to work with him.
 
2020-05-27 1:25:17 PM  

Confabulat: Unfortunately, in the minds of certain lunatics - especially disreputable, typically (but not always) anonymous online left-wingers itching to slander any available Republican politician - this became a hot new conspiracy theory.

Yeah, let's blame the liberals for the crazy right-wing conspiracy. Is there anything they can't do?


TBF, it was a crazy left-wing conspiracy years and years before now.
 
2020-05-27 1:26:25 PM  

texanjeff: "Begin" to unravel???

BEGIN???

R

U

SERIOUS!!!


They might have been seriously on the fence about Donald Trump until this point.
 
2020-05-27 1:27:01 PM  

texanjeff: "Begin" to unravel???

BEGIN???

R

U

SERIOUS!!!


Well, it's the Examiner - the reason Clorox bottles carry "DO NOT DRINK" warnings.
 
2020-05-27 1:31:00 PM  

ColonelCathcart: The COVID-19 cannibal rats that the NYT was talking about was an allegory for what is going to start happening in the Republican Party as trump gets closer to losing...

/either way, November 11th will be hella interesting


Don't worry. The colossal hangover will help drown out some noise.
 
2020-05-27 1:33:38 PM  

jake_lex: Even some of the Trumpers I'm forced to have some interaction with have said that they wish Trump would stop Tweeting.

If this whole thing leads Twitter to finally shut down his account, I'm fine with that. Maybe Dorsey will finally see that there is absolutely nothing to be gained by letting Trump break the rules with impunity, and there's no way to work with him.


I prefer that he expose all of his craziness and incompetence for all to see...daily.
 
2020-05-27 1:34:32 PM  

Pocket Ninja: It is a pretty scathing editorial, but I'm waiting for Susan Collins' expression of concern to truly gauge how bad this might get for Trump.


We have a furrowed brow.

All hands on deck, this is not a drill!

Brow is furrowed!!! I repeat, brow is furrowed!!!
 
2020-05-27 1:34:39 PM  

Confabulat: Unfortunately, in the minds of certain lunatics - especially disreputable, typically (but not always) anonymous online left-wingers itching to slander any available Republican politician - this became a hot new conspiracy theory.

Yeah, let's blame the liberals for the crazy right-wing conspiracy. Is there anything they can't do?


/\/\/\ This. It's like they had a brainfart in the middle of writing their editorial, and somehow flashed back to the days when Obama was president. Remember how he was just an ineffective, weak empty suit when he wasn't the most dictatorial and malevolent villain ever to win an election, depending on what day of the week it was?

Good times, man. I miss the days when I didn't have to worry about the latest deranged shiat POTUS would tweet out of his lie-hole.
 
2020-05-27 1:36:03 PM  
From talking to the usual suspects, I would predict a repeat of 2016. No one has learned anything. The only possible change is more people showing up to the polls.  No minds have been changed.
 
2020-05-27 1:36:41 PM  
The sheer spinelessness and pandering of these types of editorials is hilarious.

'First, we must massage and stoke your anger at the evil liberals, whose monstrous deeds are constant and irredeemable.  Then, once your ire is almost to release, we shall insert the slightest, most gentle criticism of a conservative, whose actions are singular and speak to nothing greater than their own mistakes.

The shame and shock of hearing criticism of a conservative shall then bring you to glorious climax, reminding you of the days when you could achieve natural erections'.
 
2020-05-27 1:50:28 PM  

jake_lex: Even some of the Trumpers I'm forced to have some interaction with have said that they wish Trump would stop Tweeting.


Is their support actually eroding, or are they just embarrassed at being exposed as rubes?

Only the former merits any credit.
 
2020-05-27 1:51:06 PM  

bthom37: the slightest, most gentle criticism of a conservative


"vile slander"

"supposedly leading this nation through a time of crisis"

"President Trump's crazed Twitter rant on this subject was vile and unworthy of his office"

"one could hardly be blamed for reading it and doubting his fitness to lead"

"carrying on with sad, deluded conspiracy theories"

There is nothing slight or gentle about calling his statements vile, question his fitness to lead, calling his rants crazed, saying his theories are sad and deluded, and acknowledging that his win in 2016 was a surprise. That's all direct, harsh and truthful.

The Examiner is what it is and I certainly won't defend the publication, but your characterization of this specific editorial does not reflect reality.
 
2020-05-27 1:54:46 PM  

Glorious Golden Ass: When will the tweets turn from against his perceived political enemies to appeals to the public for mercy?  Early morning on November 4th or the afternoon of January 20th?


Never. Asking for mercy means acknowledging that you've done something that warrants asking for mercy.

That simply isn't in his nature.

Until the day his heart finally explodes, he will insist that he's the victim, that he's never done anything wrong ever, and that he's the bestest thing ever. He will never, ever, ever ask for mercy. He will always, always, always stick with, "I'm being wronged!"

He'll burn the whole farking country down before admitted he's a corrupt failure.
 
2020-05-27 2:28:25 PM  
Aside from Trump being Trump, what is his endgame for tweets like these? His base will eat it up but they are going to vote for him anyway. I can't imagine the swing voters who voted for Trump over Hillary because they hated her more than him are going to say this is what will convince me to support Trump over Grandpa Joe on Election Day.
 
2020-05-27 2:37:04 PM  

damageddude: Aside from Trump being Trump, what is his endgame for tweets like these? His base will eat it up but they are going to vote for him anyway. I can't imagine the swing voters who voted for Trump over Hillary because they hated her more than him are going to say this is what will convince me to support Trump over Grandpa Joe on Election Day.


Trump has a plan?
 
2020-05-27 2:43:10 PM  

NateAsbestos: jake_lex: Even some of the Trumpers I'm forced to have some interaction with have said that they wish Trump would stop Tweeting.

Is their support actually eroding, or are they just embarrassed at being exposed as rubes?

Only the former merits any credit.


The latter, sadly.  It's like when you tell someone visiting your family that your crazy old uncle isn't as bad as he seems, he's a good guy, and the next thing you know your uncle is dropping a n-bomb on someone.
 
2020-05-27 2:43:33 PM  

damageddude: Aside from Trump being Trump, what is his endgame for tweets like these?


The question assumes he has an endgame.

He doesn't. His whole thing is to thrive on anger, division, and getting people angry at someone who isn't him. That's been his thing for years, even since before he got into politics. He needs villains and he needs to lift himself up by tearing down others.

His whole thing with Joe is a combination of being a thin-skinned, raging manchild who is upset that someone doesn't like him, and of his usual tactic of pointing at someone and saying, "They are the villain! Hate them! Get angry and hate them!"

No real plan behind it, no real thinking ahead. It's just childish lashing out and distraction.
 
2020-05-27 2:50:21 PM  

shoegaze99: damageddude: Aside from Trump being Trump, what is his endgame for tweets like these?

The question assumes he has an endgame.

He doesn't. His whole thing is to thrive on anger, division, and getting people angry at someone who isn't him. That's been his thing for years, even since before he got into politics. He needs villains and he needs to lift himself up by tearing down others.

His whole thing with Joe is a combination of being a thin-skinned, raging manchild who is upset that someone doesn't like him, and of his usual tactic of pointing at someone and saying, "They are the villain! Hate them! Get angry and hate them!"

No real plan behind it, no real thinking ahead. It's just childish lashing out and distraction.


I'm sure he's also hoping that someone decides to take "justice" into their own hands. He'd LOVE to be the kind of guy people are afraid of offending because his enemies tend to get murdered.
 
2020-05-27 3:03:23 PM  

shoegaze99: damageddude: Aside from Trump being Trump, what is his endgame for tweets like these?

The question assumes he has an endgame.

He doesn't. His whole thing is to thrive on anger, division, and getting people angry at someone who isn't him. That's been his thing for years, even since before he got into politics. He needs villains and he needs to lift himself up by tearing down others.

His whole thing with Joe is a combination of being a thin-skinned, raging manchild who is upset that someone doesn't like him, and of his usual tactic of pointing at someone and saying, "They are the villain! Hate them! Get angry and hate them!"

No real plan behind it, no real thinking ahead. It's just childish lashing out and distraction.


So you're saying that Trump has carefully and skillfully crafted a public and private persona that is batshiat crazy, erratic, gluttonous, ignorant, volatile, grumpy, and violently impotent. Okay, I can see that.

It does raise the question of whether such a persona would be suited to public office.
 
2020-05-27 3:08:30 PM  

LordJiro: shoegaze99: damageddude: Aside from Trump being Trump, what is his endgame for tweets like these?

The question assumes he has an endgame.

He doesn't. His whole thing is to thrive on anger, division, and getting people angry at someone who isn't him. That's been his thing for years, even since before he got into politics. He needs villains and he needs to lift himself up by tearing down others.

His whole thing with Joe is a combination of being a thin-skinned, raging manchild who is upset that someone doesn't like him, and of his usual tactic of pointing at someone and saying, "They are the villain! Hate them! Get angry and hate them!"

No real plan behind it, no real thinking ahead. It's just childish lashing out and distraction.

I'm sure he's also hoping that someone decides to take "justice" into their own hands. He'd LOVE to be the kind of guy people are afraid of offending because his enemies tend to get murdered.


Oh, there's no question that he delights in the idea of his cult bullying people and threatening people. No question at all. He wants to be the Tough Guy he pretends to be.

He encourages that sort of thing, too, but always with a big dose of plausible deniability because he's too cowardly to come right out and be what he wants to be. He always wants an out so he can insist he's not a bad guy.

But he's also so callous and self-absorbed, if some of his "Second Amendment people" had done what he was clearly signaling back in 2016, I suspect he'd have just shrugged and said, "I have nothing to do with that" and pretended it never happened.

His kind of entitled, insecure childishness is dangerous when it also comes with the kind of power he now wields.
 
2020-05-27 3:12:52 PM  

shoegaze99: bthom37: the slightest, most gentle criticism of a conservative

"vile slander"

"supposedly leading this nation through a time of crisis"

"President Trump's crazed Twitter rant on this subject was vile and unworthy of his office"

"one could hardly be blamed for reading it and doubting his fitness to lead"

"carrying on with sad, deluded conspiracy theories"

There is nothing slight or gentle about calling his statements vile, question his fitness to lead, calling his rants crazed, saying his theories are sad and deluded, and acknowledging that his win in 2016 was a surprise. That's all direct, harsh and truthful.

The Examiner is what it is and I certainly won't defend the publication, but your characterization of this specific editorial does not reflect reality.


You're right, this essay is much more like instead of the one finger up the ass during the Republican fellatio, they were uncouth enough to slide two in.
 
2020-05-27 3:13:19 PM  

shoegaze99: damageddude: Aside from Trump being Trump, what is his endgame for tweets like these?

The question assumes he has an endgame.

He doesn't. His whole thing is to thrive on anger, division, and getting people angry at someone who isn't him. That's been his thing for years, even since before he got into politics. He needs villains and he needs to lift himself up by tearing down others.

His whole thing with Joe is a combination of being a thin-skinned, raging manchild who is upset that someone doesn't like him, and of his usual tactic of pointing at someone and saying, "They are the villain! Hate them! Get angry and hate them!"

No real plan behind it, no real thinking ahead. It's just childish lashing out and distraction.


You can often match one of his Tweets to something said on Fox News.  He's like your senile racist grandpa yelling at Fox News.  Except he has control of the largest arsenal of nuclear weapons in the world.
 
2020-05-27 4:52:41 PM  
shoegaze99: " ... the day his heart finally explodes ... ."

I have never ordered pay-per-view but suddenly, I want to see this.
 
2020-05-28 5:16:20 PM  

Hilarity_N_Sues: Confabulat: Unfortunately, in the minds of certain lunatics - especially disreputable, typically (but not always) anonymous online left-wingers itching to slander any available Republican politician - this became a hot new conspiracy theory.

Yeah, let's blame the liberals for the crazy right-wing conspiracy. Is there anything they can't do?

TBF, it was a crazy left-wing conspiracy years and years before now.


To be honest, if it is the "Republican's dead staffer" story I remember, the real story was more of "Congressman caught with dead girl (not live boy).  Left-wing media can't bother to mention it because having a '-R' after your name means you can do no wrong".

I can't say I really thought he was guilty, just cynicism that the "dead girl" story didn't have legs... for a Republican.
/how many "dead girl" tied to GOP congressmen are there?
 
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