A Batch of Mini-Snarkies

Mind bounce has returned and I cannot seem to stay focused long enough to finish the post I was working on tonight, so instead I give you a few very short snippets.  But don’t worry … they are not short on snark!


The George & Kelly show …george-kellyanne-conwayI have to admit that I take great pleasure in the anti-Trumpian comments I see from time-to-time by none other than George Conway, Kellyanne’s husband!  Here’s his latest tweet …

“Even the modern tyrants whom the president … praises demonstrate more facility with language and more attention to governing detail than does he. To borrow from popular culture, Trump looks less like the sinister Emperor Palpatine and more like the hapless Jar Jar Binks.”

One commenter praised George, saying …

“Your bi- partisan honesty is making you an American hero.   You are amongst some of society’s opinion leaders who stepped up to the plate after Senator McCain could no longer do so….Thank You.”

I repeat what I’ve often said … I wonder what their home life is like?


Ann Coulter makes sense???

coulterThe very name makes me see red, for she is the most radical, foul-mouthed, utterly stupid woman on the face of the earth.  However, on Friday she miraculously said something that was actually true and made sense …

“The goal of a national emergency is for Trump to scam the stupidest people in his base for 2 more years.”

A change of heart?  No, she just happens to be feuding with Trump and was likely trying to get his goat.  Either that, or it was an accident.  Even the stupidest of people will sometimes accidentally say something sensible.  Nonetheless, she got it right … this time.


A tweet is worth a thousand words …

Trump tweet


They turn on their own

A pair of Fox ‘News’ hosts have called for Florida Senator Marco Rubio to step down because he spoke out against Trump’s declaration of a state of emergency.  You may remember last April (or, if you’re like me, you may not even remember yesterday) when I wrote a piece about Fox hosts Diamond and Silk?  Well, it was they who took umbrage at Rubio’s statement:

“We have a crisis at our southern border, but no crisis justifies violating the Constitution.  Today’s national emergency is border security. But a future president may use this exact same tactic to impose the Green New Deal.”

And Diamond & Silk’s response …

Brilliant … simply brilliant and so typical of the republicans today!


Oopsie!

Last December, Trump announced his choice of former Fox ‘News’ reporter Heather Nauert to replace Nikki Haley as United States Ambassador to the United Nations.  Of course, Ms. Nauert is highly qualified … she worked for Fox and she praises Trump – the only two qualifications necessary for any position in today’s federal government.  But yesterday Ms. Nauert suddenly removed herself from consideration for this prestigious position.  Why?

heather-nauertWhat Ms. Nauert said was that “it is in the best interests of my family”.  But it seems there is just a little bit more to it than that.  You see, about 10 years ago, she hired a foreign-born nanny who didn’t have the proper work visa and Nauert didn’t pay proper taxes on time.  Yep, she fits right in with the Trump bunch.  I wonder if this means she will have to step down from her current position as Acting Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs?


Who’s guarding the henhouse?

As I mentioned earlier this week, the national debt has now reached an all-time high of $22 trillion … that’s t-r-i-l-l-i-o-n.  But Trump & Company seem to be shrugging their shoulders and saying, “So what?”mick-mulvaneyI find it interesting, and more than a little bit disturbing, that Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), has no apparent interest in the ever-growing national debt.  Mulvaney was one of the founding members of the House Freedom Caucus and a deficit hawk.  But last week, when asked if Trump would mention the debt in his State of the Union address, Mick said that he would not, because “nobody cares”.

And Trump himself, who was highly critical of the debt under President Obama …

“Our debt is about to top $17T. ObamaCare and China (& others) are killing American business.” – 24 June 2013

“So many problems in the U.S. and leadership that is hopeless…and now, on top of everything else, we just hit $18 trillion in debt!” – 13 October 2014

“With America’s debt topping $21T by the end of his presidency, Obama will have effectively bankrupted our country.” – 10 February 2015

The same man who tweeted those tweets now shrugs his shoulders after adding nearly another $3 trillion to the debt and bringing it to its highest level in the history of the nation.  And when financial advisors attempted to explain the severity of the situation in 2017, he reportedly said, “Yeah, but I won’t be here”.


And on that note, I bid you a happy Sunday!

33 thoughts on “A Batch of Mini-Snarkies

  1. The dynamics of the George and Kellyanne Conway marriage confounds me. He seems so intelligent and yet he chose her for what possible reason, doubtful that it was her superior intellect?! And speaking of superior intellects, one can skip right over Ann Coulter…although her take on Trump’s National Emergency could be a sign of something intelligent bouncing around in her gray matter. Trump’s Nov. 20, 2014 tweet must be fake news from some imposter! However, it seems the then Governor Pence said that the Obama move was “not leadership” at a 2014 Governors Association Panel. Leadership, he then said, came from negotiating and finding “common ground”. It would also seem that leadership is seen differently once one becomes the vice president to a trump. Does anyone know why Diamond and Silk are Trump supporters, more importantly, why does anyone listen to them? I will refrain from commenting on any person appointed by Trump for anything…simply being chosen by him is damning at best. Which brings me to Mick Mulvaney, reread the last sentence! Thank-you!

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    • I agree that I have no idea what attracted George to Kellyanne … it for certain wasn’t her looks, personality or intellect. However, you may be surprised to know that both Kellyanne and Ann Coulter have earned law degrees! It always surprises me anew to remember that tidbit when I hear them open their venomous mouths. As re your questions about Diamond and Silk … I have not the foggiest idea! Could be something to do with some substance they either drank or smoked? ‘Tis beyond my feeble mind to comprehend. Sigh.

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  2. RE: the criticism that tRumpsky so often threw/throws at Obama — he’s not happy unless he’s tearing someone else down … and bragging about himself. Definitely the signs of a warped personality.

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    • Earlier this evening in an email with a friend, he commented that most people do not like being the center of attention. That is very true, I think … we are not comfortable having the spotlight on us. The exceptions to that are the narcissists like Trump who seem to believe that they are all-important to the exclusion of all others. It is a warped personality, and a dangerous one.

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  3. Jill, well done. A few thoughts:
    – George Conway is a needed voice; he is very articulate about his reasons, unlike the man he is criticizing who repeats the same phrases over and over and over again, in the same sound byte.
    – One of Newsweek’s articles before the 2016 election spoke of Trump’s lack of due diligence (it takes time and effort) on people he worked with. This has shown up again and again in the people he has hired. He prefers loyalty over competence or experience. Now, one more nominee has issues and must resign.
    – At some point, the truth has to sink in to these sycophants. Their king has lied far too much and for too long and is still at it. He has too many questionable actions and hired too many questionable people (see above).
    – Finally, my old party has lost its ability to claim financial stewardship. The tax bill was malfeasance and overtly hypocritical. The Freedom Caucus is most hypocritical and should be criticized. As for Mulvaney, we should not forget his first budget proposal in 2017, where he double counted the accretive benefits of an action that was either sloppy or dubious accounting. It was so obvious, financial reporters wrote about it.

    To this last point, it bothers me most when the lies affect policy. Think our national emergency due to the sky-is-falling border wall. Keith

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    • Jill, I placed this on another post, but it is worth repeating.

      I just read that 170 Presidential scholars ranked the Presidents on a variety of issues and attributes. The 45th President of the United States was ranked “dead last” with a score of 12 on a scale of 100. Even George W. Bush far exceeded Trump at 31st. Even William Henry Harrison scored higher and he was only President for a couple of months. Obama was 8th. The best three in descending order – Lincoln, Washington and FDR.

      Good question for Sean Hannity and Sarah Huckabee-Sanders. Why last?

      Keith

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    • Thank you, Keith! Yes, George Conway is smart and savvy … one wonders what he ever saw in Kellyanne. I am pleased, though, that he isn’t afraid to speak his mind.

      It is true that his only criteria for working in his administration is loyalty, but it isn’t even about actual loyalty as much as about … hmmmm, what’s the word I seek? Pandering? If they say nice things about him and compliment him, even when they don’t actually mean it, then he will hire them. I was thinking the same about his sycophants … you know some of these people have to be smart enough, well educated enough to be able to see through him, to see that he is a) a liar, and b) clueless about what he’s doing to this country. Surely some have consciences that will ultimately make them stand up and say, “This is WRONG!”

      Yes, your former party amazes me … they were so determined to condemn Obama for not balancing the budget, for increasing the national debt, and now look! They simply don’t care, as long as the millionaires and billionaires got their tax cuts, and as long as the economy is holding steady. It’s rather shooting myself in the foot, but I find myself hoping the stock market takes a nosedive. Perhaps then, when it hits people where it hurts, they will awaken?

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  4. Diamond and Silk eh.Well it’s obvious I don’t agree with their opinions but they’re entitled to make them. It surprises me that they know what the American public want though, since I would imagine that few people where they live would speak to them. If they’re in a Democratic area few people will want the wall and if they live in a Republican area they have o face the hostility of the racial prejudice.
    Oh how nice it would be if that prediction of Trump’s could be true, and if the reason is because he was just arrested and arraigned as a Traitor to the American People I for one would be overjoyed.
    Cwtch

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    • I don’t agree with them either, and consider them rather comical. They actually live in North Carolina which was once a democratic state, but has voted republican in 9 of the last 10 elections. They don’t know what the public wants anymore than any of Trump’s other supporters. They are just somehow mesmerized by his rhetoric and in turn spout it in a public venue. Being in North Carolina, I’m sure they grew up seeing prejudice, but they don’t seem to realize that Trump and his entire administration, with few exceptions, are bigots. I, too, would be overjoyed if that were to happen … but don’t hold your breath, okay?
      Cwtch

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