Critics of Trump Get Blunt and Blunter

I try to avoid name-calling and personal attacks on this site, even when it comes to my opinion of public figures. With Donald Trump, it's hard, because most words that come to mind when I think of him are not words that I would publicly write.

Some critics don't self-restrict. Here's Richard Cohen in the Washington Post -- the first paragraph says it all. The rest is on admittedly unlikely scenarios of how to remove him from office.

But at the end, even Cohen retains some hope that at least part of the Trump disaster will be avoided because a few of his cabinet picks are "good people." [Really? Who?] [More...]

I believe Trump will be every bit as much of a disaster as President as his critics fear. I don't want his cabinet to rein him in, I want them to let him fall flat on his face in front of the world, which I believe is inevitable at some point during the next four years. As Bob Dylan wrote and sang, "But even the president of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked."

Whether he is officially removed from office or not, I believe his election will go down in the annals of history as the biggest American blunder of the 21st century.

This thread is open to all things Trump-related, I don't care to write about him any more than necessary.

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    I am amazed at how (5.00 / 2) (#2)
    by MKS on Mon Jan 16, 2017 at 01:55:50 PM EST
    high a price the GOP is willing to pay to support this guy.

    The GOP is willing to give Putin the Ukraine and the dismantling of the EU and NATO.  Astonishing turn of events from the days of "robust" foreign policy.

    Family values?  What a joke the GOP has become on this.

    No, puppet, no puppet, (none / 0) (#6)
    by KeysDan on Mon Jan 16, 2017 at 02:16:38 PM EST
    you're the puppet.  

    I think Cohen's (none / 0) (#1)
    by Ga6thDem on Mon Jan 16, 2017 at 01:50:22 PM EST
    description of Priebus as a "moral eunuch" could best be used to describe the entire GOP. I agree his cabinet selections are as odious as he is. The GOP is going to do nothing about Trump and we are going to be stuck with him for four years even if he completely falls on his face. The GOP is too cowardly to do anything else.

    B Street Band withdraws from Inaugural Ball (none / 0) (#3)
    by vml68 on Mon Jan 16, 2017 at 01:56:07 PM EST
    I think the... (5.00 / 4) (#4)
    by kdog on Mon Jan 16, 2017 at 02:05:20 PM EST
    Pee Street Band might be available ;)

    There's always the C Street band (none / 0) (#11)
    by jondee on Mon Jan 16, 2017 at 02:54:38 PM EST
    there's also a local Styx tribute band around here that's expressed some interest in playing if the Repubs are open to it.

    Seriously (none / 0) (#5)
    by Ga6thDem on Mon Jan 16, 2017 at 02:14:30 PM EST
    is he just going to have a couple of singers and that is it?

    Judging by Facebook this is all causing a meltdown among conservatives. They can't believe that no one would want to play at Donald's inauguration whereas I can't imagine anybody that would except a cover band. I understand Donald is paying Flo Rida a million dollars to play.


    When a TRIBUTE BAND (none / 0) (#7)
    by Repack Rider on Mon Jan 16, 2017 at 02:22:16 PM EST
    ...that no one has ever even heard of, pulls out of the biggest gig they are ever likely to get...

    We're down to Ted Nugent and Mike Huckabee backing up Kid Rock.


    Don't forget Chachi. (none / 0) (#8)
    by vml68 on Mon Jan 16, 2017 at 02:45:38 PM EST
    The Boys are out tonight.

    My deepest apologies for assaulting your ears.

    I like that they did not want to show (none / 0) (#14)
    by ruffian on Mon Jan 16, 2017 at 03:48:22 PM EST
    disrespect to Bruce Springsteen. They know who's really The Boss.

    Blunt and Blunter. (none / 0) (#9)
    by KeysDan on Mon Jan 16, 2017 at 02:49:22 PM EST
    Paul Krugman (NYTimes, Jan 16) "...Let's ask if Mr. Lewis was right to say what he did.  Is it OK, morally and politically, to declare the man about to move into the White House illegitimate?  Yes, it is. In fact it's an act of patriotism."

      .."no, we should not get into the habit of delegitimizing election results we don't like, but this time really is exceptional and needs to be treated as such." "... So let's be thankful that John Lewis had the courage to speak out. It was the patriotic, heroic thing to do.  And, America needs that kind of heroism, now more than ever."

    Heroism? (none / 0) (#13)
    by Abdul Abulbul Amir on Mon Jan 16, 2017 at 03:45:58 PM EST

    LOL.  It takes no heroics whatsoever to call any Republican illegitimate.  The only price Lewis is likely to suffer is perhaps a dislocated spine from all of the pats on the back from adoring fans.

    The odious Monica Crowley... (none / 0) (#10)
    by desertswine on Mon Jan 16, 2017 at 02:53:43 PM EST
    steps back due to plagiarism charges. She was slated for a National Security Council post. But now, no.

    There are more Fox-blondes (none / 0) (#12)
    by jondee on Mon Jan 16, 2017 at 03:17:46 PM EST
    where she came from..

    The Right gets them from special breeding ranches funded by Koch brothers money.