From The ‘Other Than That, Mrs. Lincoln’ Files

Dump Trump

Former Bush aide Michael Gerson:

“Trump has been ruled by compulsions, obsessions and vindictiveness, expressed nearly daily on Twitter. He has demonstrated an egotism that borders on solipsism. His political skills as president have been close to nonexistent. His White House is divided, incompetent and chaotic, and key administration jobs remain unfilled. His legislative agenda has gone nowhere. He has told constant, childish, refuted, uncorrected lies, and demanded and habituated deception among his underlings. He has humiliated and undercut his staff while requiring and rewarding flattery. He has promoted self-serving conspiracy theories. He has displayed pathetic, even frightening, ignorance on policy matters foreign and domestic. He has inflicted his ethically challenged associates on the nation. He is dead to the poetry of language and to the nobility of the political enterprise, viewing politics as conquest rather than as service. Trump has made consistent appeals to prejudice based on religion and ethnicity, and associated the Republican Party with bias. He has stoked tribal hostilities. He has carelessly fractured our national unity. He has attempted to undermine respect for any institution that opposes or limits him — be it the responsible press, the courts or the intelligence community. He has invited criminal investigation through his secrecy and carelessness. He has publicly attempted to intimidate law enforcement. He has systematically alarmed our allies and given comfort to authoritarians. He promised to emancipate the world from American moral leadership — and has kept that pledge.

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5 Responses to From The ‘Other Than That, Mrs. Lincoln’ Files

  1. Feline Mama says:

    WOW! Couldn’t have said it better myself. No, seriously!

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  2. Bruce388 says:

    But has Trump’s golf game improved?

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  3. He forgot to add, “…and we built that.”

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  4. purplehead says:

    Wow. That is a near-perfect description of Drumpth.

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  5. paul fredine says:

    but, besides that, tell us how you really feel.

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