I just love it when all the clowns congregate in one place at one time and spout endless, mindless inanities, for it makes my job so much easier … one website has it all! I’m speaking, of course, about CPAC, the annual Conservative Political Action Conference that is organized by the American Conservative Union and features a star-studded array of many of the most radical right-wingers in the Republican Party. Take a look at this year’s cast of characters …
These are just some of the strange characters that can be seen, but they are joined by the likes of Glenn Beck, Kellyanne Conway, Ted Cruz, Mike Pence, Jerry Falwell and others too numerous to name – the worst of the worst. Welcome to … THE CIRCUS!Yesterday morning at 11:30, the ringmaster, Donald J. Trump, spoke at this circus of horrors. His speech was long. When I say long, I mean loooooooooooooonnnnnnnngggg. How long was it, you may ask? It was two hours, two minutes and seventeen seconds. Yes, that’s 2:02:17. One hundred, twenty-two minutes and 17 seconds. The speech was nasty, even by his standards. He couldn’t seem to utter more than three sentences before cussing and using foul language. And lies??? Holy guacamole, Batman! I’ve never heard so many lies in one lousy speech! For the record … I tried to listen to a 2-minute clip of his speech, and right around the 1-minute mark, I jerked my headphones off and threw them on the table in disgust. Daughter Chris looked at me and said, “Trump?”. Ayuh … who else?
But the thing is about this speech, is that it was all old material … material he has been using in his campaign rallies since he threw his hat in the ring in mid-2015. For instance …
- He joked about Hillary Clinton’s emails and soon had the crowd chanting that tired old phrase, “Lock her up”. Why the Sam Heck aren’t they chanting ‘lock him up’?
- He railed against former FBI Director James Comey who he fired two years ago.
- He mocked Representative Adam Schiff, referring to him as “Little Shifty Schiff”, which is an improvement over what he has called him in the past.
- He criticized Robert Mueller, naturally, and also Jeff Sessions, mocking Sessions’ southern accent … watch …
- He defended … sigh … his ignominious “declaration of a national emergency”, which is indefensible as the majority of the people in this nation know.
- He spent, I am told, a great deal of his time mocking the Green New Deal proposed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a means to prevent the extinction of the human race and other valuable species.
- He also made false claims about everything from the unemployment rate to the crowd size at his inauguration. Yes, he’s still babbling on … and on … about his inauguration more than two years later.
See what I mean? Nothing new, just the same old sixes and sevens he began with two, three years ago. And the same tired people are applauding the same tired lines. It would be humorous if it weren’t so … old, tiresome, sickening and ridiculous.Now, how can anybody spend two solid hours simply mocking and criticizing others? Is this, then, Trump’s platform, his ideology? To mock others? Has he no actual ideas for how to make America ‘better’, but rather only to denigrate others? Is this the basis on which our government is now founded, the foundation upon which it rests? And what of those who salaciously applauded his every word? Are they off their bloomin’ rockers?
“You know I’m totally off script right now and this is how I got elected, by being off script. And if we don’t go off script, our country’s in big trouble, folks, because we have to get it back.”
Being ‘off script’ was how he got elected. Yep. Remember those chants? Trump saying, “Who’s gonna pay for the wall?”, and the crowd responding as if by rote, “Mexico!” Well, guess what, folks? Those of you who bought that line of horse hockey must be feeling pretty foolish right about now, eh?
“Right now we have people in Congress that hate our country and you know that. And we can name every one of ’em if they want. They hate our country. Sad. It’s very sad. When I see some of the things being made, the statements being made, it’s very, very sad.
And find out, how did they do in their country? Just ask ’em, how did they do? Did they do well, were they succeeding? Just ask that question. Somebody would say, ‘Oh, that’s terrible that he brings that up.’ But that’s OK, I don’t mind, I’ll bring it up. How did they do in their country? Not so good, not so good.”
What the heck is he even talking about?
Between Cohen’s credible testimony that Trump has lied, cheated and stolen from the American taxpayer, the evidence that he forced John Kelly to push through top security clearance for his son-in-law Jared Kushner despite concerns by high-ranking officials, and his utter failure in his summit with Kim Jong-un, he has no bragging rights, but brag he did, and lie he did. A few of the most egregious, nonsensical ramblings from the ‘man’ who some call president, and just a bit of my snarkiness in blue …
“I see senators that are there for 20 years, white hair. See, I don’t have white hair. I don’t have white hair. I see these white hairs, longtime senators, standing behind this young woman, and she’s ranting and raving like a lunatic, and these senators: ‘Yes, I agree with this. Yes I agree.’ The crazy female senator from the state of Ohio.” Um, excuse me, but both of Ohio’s senators are men. And about that ‘hair’ … it changes colour almost daily, apparently according to which toupee you are wearing, so who knows, if you have real hair, what the colour?
“Robert Mueller put 13 of the angriest Democrats in the history of our country on the commission. How do you do that? These are angry, angry people. You take a look at them. One of them was involved with the Hillary Clinton Foundation, running it. Another one has perhaps the worst reputation of any human being I’ve ever seen. All killers.” Not a single one of Mueller’s team have run the Clinton Foundation, nor are any of them killers. Excuse me, but … isn’t this slander? Is this not illegal?
“I just returned from Vietnam, where I had very productive meetings with Chairman Kim Jong Un. We get along. We’ve developed a good relationship, very good, and made great historic progress. … One administration gave billions of dollars to him and got nothing. We haven’t given him anything yet. I look forward to maybe doing something at some point.” Huh? Say WHAT??? Trump failed completely, then lied about it. How is that ‘great historic progress’?
And there you have it, folks. Proof positive, in case you needed more, that there is an incompetent megalomaniac in the White House who surely must be removed before he destroys us all. I may have more about CPAC, about some of the other clowns who attended, a bit later. Then again, I may decide I’m so disgusted by the whole thing that I cannot take any more of it.