Birther Trump reached a historic presidential pinnacle today according to the Washington Post. “Lyin’” Trump uttered his two-thousandth lie since entering the Adult Child Care Center, formerly called the Whitehouse. Lying two thousand time, though unprecedented by former presidents, is an ho-hum achievement by Trump’s standard of truth. When I look back at his many prevarications, the only question I could muster to ask is how did we get to this moment, and why would so many voters consider a habitual lier fit to hold the highest office in the land? I was quickly reminded of the truly moronic Otter that trusted a snake who said “believe me.”
Last week, my daughter treated me to front row seats to hear Vice President Joe Biden while on his “American Promise Tour.” Hosted by Melinda Gates, Biden discussed the importance of “Finding Purpose In a Time of Uncertainty.” And, he spoke about his amazing eight years of vice presidency with Obama. Much of his discussion is in his book titled “Promise me, dad.” While reading my complementary copy of his book, I though about how Joe used his down-home Scranton Pennsylvanian phrase “that’s a lot of malarkey” when correcting political adversaries who lie. Such personality makes him likable by Democrats, independents, and many Republicans, because Biden demonstrates honesty of the highest distinction by informing voters when political adversaries lie.
Truth be told, a large segment of Americans, whom Hillary Clinton refered to as “Deplorables,” consider themselves enlightened when their champion politician deviate from the truth. By accepting a politician’s lie, they feel at one with their liar because the lie is a perfect fit with their predetermined opinion about an issues or person. As Bubba would explain it, “Why waste time troubling my brain to think when this here fella already said what I though that Obama ain’t an American.”
With his longstanding birtherism ideology in tow, Pseudologist-In-Chief, Donald John Trump exploded onto the American’s political stage like a Chicago Typewriter. “Believe me” prefaced lies, which flowed in greater abundance from the lips of silver-tongued Donald than water over Niagara Falls. Let’s not forget that politicians are masters at speaking equivocally, evasively, or to be perfectly frank, lying. At early stages of political life, they learn to weave prevarications by adding subtle nuances of the truth rather than telling an outright lie. Though most of us regret our childhood accentuated with “telling tales” and “white lies,” baldface lies by elected political leaders now obscure the authenticity of critical national, state, and local issues.
That said, civility is often a hindrance to truthfulness in politics. Allow me to explain. The greatest weakness of Democrats is they are politically innocuous. They get distracted, bogged down in gobbledygook details concerning singular constituent issues. In short, Democrats personify the term “one-trick-pony.” Mainly, with the exception of Joe Biden and Bill Clinton, they are inept because they don’t know how to “explain stuff” like Republicans. It’s true Republicans lie, but their lies are convincing, simple, to the point, and ever flowing. Like spinners of yarn, one threaded lie after another, with no chance to allow Democratic opponents to refute their previous dishonest statement. Just as breathing comes natural to humans when spanked on the bottom at birth, lying comes natural to many Republicans. Which leads me back to The Donald.
Although he won the Republican nomination, many Republicans hazard the thought, “Is Trump one of us.” Is he a Republican? Politically, he is detached from William Buckley brand of conservatism. “Lyin’ Ted,” “little Marco,” and Jeff Flakey” and other ad hominem attacks against Republican rivals left little doubt that he will not hesitate to break the Eleventh Republican Commandment popularized by Ronald Reagan that “thou shall not speak ill of another Republican.” Regardless of his intimidation and abusively laying waste to GOP rivals, frighten Republicans had no choice but to accept him into the bosom of the Grand O’ Party. Republican or not, the Donald is the characterization of an egotistical politician emancipated from shame, civility, and truthfulness. His persona inhibits the news media from catching up with his duplicities. Simply put, the artful Donald is always one falsehood ahead of the truth. And, Democrats, unlike Joe Biden are too polite to say, “that’s a dam lie.” Or, “that’s a lot of malarkey.”
While Democrats continue to voice singular issues, the wily Donald continue to leave them and the ham-fisted news media in the dust with elaborate red meat talking points about building the wall, Hillary’s three thousand e-mails, and phantom national programs, even he can’t possibly explain. And, lets not forget his birther stance was the initial duplicitous rant that propelled him into the highest office in the land.
Please be mindful that I am simply refering to how Republicans, managed by Trump, are better able to convey their messages to convince voters. In the context of voter appeal, it doesn’t matter if the message is false if it is not controverted and exposed as a lie by Democrats. For example, when a Republican utters a lie, Miss Manners Democrats typically respond by saying “well… I don’t know,” “I don’t quite agree with that,” or “that statement is misleading,” or” that doesn’t sound true,” and other weak and pathetic comebacks.
Simply put, Democrats have ignored the meaning of truthfulness. It is not ignoring lies fabricated by political adversaries. It is speaking the truth. As, truth is silent in the face of a lie, unless a venerable person denounces the lie. Though falsehoods are easy and pleasing to the ear, they deviate from conventional wisdom, and most often result in animosities and harming others. Truth, unlike lies, is an essential part of honesty, civility, justice, Integrity, prudence, and most importantly, the respect of others. It is following the lead of Joe Biden by being straightforward to people you serve by exposing, and admonishing disingenuous statement by saying without equanimity “that’s a lot of Malarkey.”
Hey y’all, Pappachoppers here. There’s word going around that a bunch of Northern Democratic scoundrels are stirring up a ruckus saying that Trump supporters are stupid, countrified, and have less sense than rotgut beer bottles scattered outside bubba’s trailer In the holler. Worst still, they are using Hillary’s words saying that these good folks are “deplorables.” Now I don’t rightly know If Democrats are always right, cause I don’t cotton to them nor Republicans. But I gotta agree, with exceptions of course that the right believe in telling poor folks in rural areas, coal mining towns, and the hills that they are smart. And, they know that what is good for rich folks will in time trickled down to benefits for them one day. They are told “y’all just have to be patient.” They will continue to tell them that “Republican conservative ideals without Obama care is best for y’all.” “Cause y’all is smart as a bucket of nails.” And, “as long as Republican pharmaceuticals load y’all up with happy pills, and you get your welfare, and food stamps, y’all will be fine”. Cause y’all is real smart. And, “y’all know Obama ain’t one of us, and Mexican are taking all the good jobs.” “Believe me Mexico will pay for the the wall cause y’all is smart.”
There has, and more than likely continue to be discussions about confederate statues mounted on government and public land throughout the U.S. Why would these so-called religious people think to build statues well after the civil war of evil people who treated and degraded other humans worst than farm animals? To remind Blacks ” know their place.” The simplest litmus test to determine if they (the statues) stay or go is to act upon one single question: “What country in the present or past, built or permitted statues in government or public places depicting tractors who attempted to overthrow the government?” None! Regardless if they are moved or taken down now or in the future, images of these traitors will not be honored or respected in the ever-changing America. They will be removed because they occupy a space where luxury condos will be more fitting; scrap metal scavengers will now have a newfound source of brass and copper to take to the scrap yard for coin; spray paint artist will freshen up the color of the horse and traitor with a bright pink! And, the old confederacy lover will be sad because his Made in China sweat stained confederate flag cap will be the only possession left linking him to his imaginary glorious history. Even though history book are filled with the raw unadulterated truth about his beloved institution of slavery, he’ll be disinterested. As, living a lie is much more comforting.
We the public have just been informed that Special Counsel Bob Mueller impanels a new Russia Grand Jury. My advice to Trump, family, and friends: don’t just go on vacation – Flee to Russia! It saddens me to inform you that your friend Vladimir Putin had a prior appointed bare-shirt riding lessons, and will not be able to greet you. However, It will be comforting to you to know that a countryman you know, American former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee Edward Snowden will be in the Welcoming Wagon to greet you. I won’t prevaricate, as this will be a difficult period of time for you. If you decide not to leave the country, I am honored to dedicate your Swan Song
Democrats continue saying “we got to start winning elections.” Such comment is indicative of the fact that Democratic leaders still fail to see where they falter with voters – Especially their core constituents. They continue to whimper and snivel the same aged tune how ‘Republicans are bad.’ Which I admit is not only true, but an understatement. On the other hand, Democrats still have their head in a cloud. But I suspect in an unmentionable undisclosed location regarding why they continue losing the overwhelming majority of elected positions all across the nation each year. Lately, in a move of sheer desperation, they began to turn against themselves. Who would have guessed the first likely to be driven from the pack leadership would be Nancy. Yes, that Nancy; the one that Republicans love to hate. Why you ask? Because Republicans said so. The mere mentioning of her name to the Republican base is equivalent to Pavlov’s dog classical conditioning. Salivating instantly and unintentionally at the very sound of her name. And Republican leadership know all to well that Red meat words like “Nancy Pelosi” and “Obama” will fill up their coffers.
Being an independent has its advantages. Its like sitting in a comfortable cozy armchair. Which is much better than a Democratic K-mart Blue Light special lawn chair, designed to be missing before the election, and fall apart after the election. Or, the overly priced Republican 3 legged fake leather stool with one broken leg. I would hazard a guess that such a stool will be used in their health Care Plan to reduce cost. I think you get the point. Toodles, its time for my toddy (freshly ground hot Colombian coffee with a dash of Irish cream liquor).
Ways the news media address Trump's lies –"its a nothing burger."
President Trump mischaracterized …………
But President Trump tweeted that…………
President Trump misconstrued the……….
We aren't talking about Hilary now, President Trump's said……..
How can you say that we, the news media misunderstood his meaning…….
What do you mean by his inter-circle knew what he meant?
That was a disingenuous statement made by President Trump….
But, but, but he did say……….But…. we now know differently…
I don’t quite agree with what Trump said….
Which fake news got President Trump’s meaning wrong?
President Trump’s statement is misleading……
It appears that President Trump misrepresented the truth.
President Trump characterize falsely
Trump mistakenly said…….
I am aware of an alternative understanding of what President Trump said……
You said that a “Small Group Of People” Know “Exactly” What “Covfefe” Means. Who are these people?
The President's said it's a "travel ban", and you are saying it's not….
But, but, but that doesn't sound true?
Trump tend to prevaricate when we ask him..
The way the news media should address Trump's lies:
"That lying trifling SOB Trump told another baldface damm lie! he's a lying sack of horse manure!"