How A Consistent Asshole Responds

At the risk of stirring a simmering caldron of shit among the handful who will read these words, I must quote part of our president’s reaction to a maniac with a gun killing eleven of the people who had gathered for a religious service in Pittsburgh.

President Donald Trump: “If they had protection inside, the results would have been far better. This is a dispute that will always exist, I suspect, but if they had some kind of a protection inside the temple, maybe it could have been a very much different situation, but they didn’t.”   source

If you have one answer to every question, and only one thought every time you open your mouth (winning, I need to win, I cannot lose, I will not lose!), you will utter NRA talking point drivel like this when the country needs a steadying hand after another explosion of murderous racist hatred.   The president did call for the death penalty for the mass shooter.   That’s consistent.   You kill killers, that’s just common sense for a guy like Trump.  He advocated the same for the guys eventually exonerated in the brutal attack and rape of that jogger in Central Park.

If you support the president he’s absolutely right.   He said kill the killer, which is right.  He said if those Jews had armed guards in the temple they could have only lost a few before their guards shot this guy to death.   Presumably that would have been fine, you know, or, if not fine, a far better result.  Unfortunately, you know, these liberals didn’t have armed guards, because they’re against the Second Amendment, so they died.  SAD!  

Also, of course, this latest outburst of prejudice-fueled deadly violence by another one of his more fevered supporters has nothing to do with the president’s steady stream of vile hatred enflaming rhetoric.   The uncle of presidential advisor Stephen Miler, the nephew being the suspected author of much of the president’s most virulent anti-immigrant rhetoric, (I’ll get to this Nazi another time), had this to say about the president’s steady incitement of hatred against the “other”:

Mr. Trump has made it his policy to vilify and dehumanize Hispanics, Muslims, nonwhites, calling them subhuman animals that are infesting our country like so many insects or rats. Make no mistake about it: This is the same kind of propaganda that is identical to the racist rants at Nazi Party rallies in Germany in the 1930s. Now Trump spews the same poisonous messages to his supporters and claims innocence when this inflammatory vitriol is sprayed over society. He claims innocence now that this political gasoline catches fire and people get hurt and killed. [1]   source   

Trump, a self-made millionaire by the age of nine, has cunningly branded himself a man of the common people, a man of the finest people, the very best of America. Make no mistake about it.

With such a steady and powerful fire hose of bullshit pumping out emotionally charged distraction 24/7 it’s easy enough not to dwell on the president’s cold-bloodedly evil assessment of the Saudi torture and dismemberment of the still complaining (even as they worked on him with the bone saw) journalist Jamal Khashoggi.   The president’s eventual conclusion about the murder, after weeks of publicly weighing Saudi billions for American munitions against their right to dismember political opponents, was that “they had a very bad original concept, it was carried out poorly and the cover-up was the worst in the history of cover-ups.”  

Bad original concept, carried out poorly, the cover-up sucked.    Now they have to quickly try and execute a bunch of people to prove they are innocent, you know, a better concept, to actually execute those responsible, though not, of course, themselves — they strongly denied responsibility so we have to presume they are completely innocent and the people they execute are guilty — PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE, you vicious bastards!   We’ll never know who came up with the original bad concept, carried it out so poorly, were so stupid about the cover-up. We can never know, which is SAD! At least the killers can be killed, so there’s some justice for the accidentally killed journalist’s family.

One of the few truthful things this man has said since rearing his artfully concealed bald head as a presidential candidate was that his followers are so angry, so easily manipulated in their rage, so unconcerned with their candidate’s transparent lying, that he could go out on Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and they wouldn’t care.   They wouldn’t care.  Am I right?  Am I right?

 

[1] Jewish SS man Stephen Miller’s uncle also said this:   

I regard Mr. Trump as a hopeless moral imbecile, indifferent to the deadly consequences of his inflammatory conduct.

and this:

So, I am particularly horrified and angry about the cynical political exploitation of poor people trying to escape from oppression. We can’t solve all the problems in the world, but we can certainly—the United States is a large, powerful, wealthy country, very good at absorbing immigrants, as you can determine just by going out in the street and asking anybody you see, where did their family come from originally. We’re great at absorbing immigrants. And we need to do our duty to help people who are desperately fleeing from horrible conditions, as my family did a hundred years ago.

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