Trump and The Snake: "You Knew Who I Was...."

This story is one told by criminal defense lawyers to juries during opening argument when a snitch is going to testify. In our version, the story is not about a female, but a Rocky Mountain former, who lets in a snake to protect it from the cold. I've written about it a few times.

There was a Rocky Mountain farmer. He loved all God's creatures. One time, as he was out clearing the snow from his long driveway he found a mostly frozen snake. He brought him inside and put him in front of the fireplace so he'd thaw out. He and the snake developed a relationship. A few nights later, he bent down in front of the fireplace to stick another log on the fire. As he bent down, the snake jumped up and bit him in the as*. The farmer, knowing he was going to die, was crushed and said to the snake, "How could you do that to me, after all I've done for you?" To which the snake responded, "You knew what I was when you brought me in here."


Donald Trump read a poem with a variation of the story at a campaign rally in January, to reinforce his position we should not let in Syrian refugees.

Well it's time to let the story bite Donald Trump in the as*. We all know who he is now -- a snake to women - and we have the chance to refuse to let him in. All we need to do is register and vote for Hillary.

We get the Government we elect. The right to vote is precious. Use it, or lose it.

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    Suppose you were a raging euphemism (5.00 / 3) (#2)
    by Repack Rider on Sun Oct 09, 2016 at 02:03:41 AM EST
    ...and suppose your name was, you know.

    And you had a forty-year long record, much of it on video of you being an arrogant, sexist, predatory, sociopath euphemism, and a long history of lying and wronging thousands of people.

    Why, you would be like Disneyland or a candy store for an oppo research team.  You could just throw darts and you couldn't miss.

    Hillary didn't want to destroy him until it was too late to replace him.  I don't think we're done here.

    Yep, HRC was artful (none / 0) (#10)
    by Towanda on Tue Oct 11, 2016 at 04:20:53 PM EST
    again in the second debate, hurtful as it had to be.  She quelled the possibility of the GOP elite rushing to replace Trump, somehow.  

    Watching how she managed that, I chuckled again at the SNL open the night before, with Kate McKinnon blanching at the thought of the GOP replacing Trump.  "No, no!"


    women are not unique in this regard. (5.00 / 2) (#3)
    by cpinva on Sun Oct 09, 2016 at 11:01:57 AM EST
    Mr. Trump is pretty much a snake to everyone, he doesn't discriminate. vendors/lenders/contractors, oh my! he has bitten them all, at one time or another. it's why no reputable lending institution will lend him money, except perhaps at unsecured rates (the kind commonly associated with credit cards.). why they apparently don't insist on audited financials from him every year is a mystery to me, it would have saved them all a boatload o' grief.

    1. he's not big enough to pull an Enron/Arthur Anderson, so no public accounting firm would put up with his shenanigans, all required disclosures would be made in the footnotes. this would include any items where the tax treatment adopted by the company has a high probability of a proposed change, if audited by the IRS.

    2. the mandatory "going concern" statement would give anyone reading it (assuming they know how to read audited financials, not always a valid assumption with a bank.) a heads-up that all or a material part of his little empire was about to go belly up. this might give them some chance to recover something, as opposed to having to eat the whole thing, debt wise.

    given his business history, there's certainly more than enough to turn the stomachs of undecided voters (his 40% will never desert him). add to that his history with women/minorities, and if HRC were a man, she'd be a runaway train in the polls. as it is, I predict a landslide victory, for the nation's soon-to-be first woman president.

    Again, (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by KeysDan on Sun Oct 09, 2016 at 06:24:03 PM EST
    Trump made America grate,
    beyond mere disrespect for a woman and her mate,
    premeditated sexual attacks,
    evidenced by tic tacs.

    I'm surprised the prosecution doesn't object (none / 0) (#1)
    by oculus on Sun Oct 09, 2016 at 12:36:45 AM EST
    to a defense attorney including the snake story in the opening statement.

    Wonderful analogy, J (none / 0) (#4)
    by Peter G on Sun Oct 09, 2016 at 04:29:09 PM EST
    Well played.

    While I was reading your post, Jeralyn, ... (none / 0) (#5)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Oct 09, 2016 at 05:34:27 PM EST
    ... BTD just tweeted this photo with the caption, "Dude just took off his shirt and started yelling." LOL!!

    hmmmmmmmmm, i wonder what (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by cpinva on Sun Oct 09, 2016 at 07:02:46 PM EST
    mental institution he's being held in?

    Too much democracy caused "this" (none / 0) (#8)
    by Mr Natural on Sun Oct 09, 2016 at 07:40:34 PM EST
    say some scholars of politics.

    They look at an earlier time when party bosses made the call and see a certain wisdom. Why not have folks obsessed with government and politics make the pick? They'll have a better sense of the issues. They can know the candidates personally, get a better understanding of their smarts and honesty. That's what got us Lincoln and FDR. It's voters who picked Trump and Clinton.

    That's the system which also got us ... (5.00 / 2) (#9)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Oct 09, 2016 at 07:59:22 PM EST
    ... such presidential mediocrities as Ulysses Grant, Chester Arthur, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover. Party bosses were also behind the machinations that stole the 1876 election from its rightful winner Samuel Tilden, prematurely ended the federal military occupation of the former confederacy, and set in motion the event which led to institution of Jim Crow laws in the South.