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Donald Trump Finds His Calling as Final Judge on Stupidity

Frankly, I totally enjoy watching Donald Trump expose his ignorance…

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During the March 26th edition of Fox’s On the RecordDonald Trump called PresidentObama’s comments about concerns over a nuke in Manhattan “absolutely the dumbest — I guess I have to say one– but maybe I can say the single dumbest statement I have ever heard a president make.”

Of course, The Donald had probably just returned from his high-rise laboratory where he gauges stupidity based on the rate at which his fingers gravitate toward Greta Van Susteren’s contact information. Sigh, it’s hard to argue with science.

But let’s give it the old college try. Here are some presidential quotes that out-dumb President Obama’s attempt to articulate his genuine fears concerning homeland security:

  • “The crotch, down where your nuts hang, is always a little too tight.” – Lyndon Johnson in a White House recording.
  • “I’m President of the United States, and I’m not going to eat anymore broccoli.” – George H. W. Bush, begging SNL‘s Dana Carvey to combine his talents.
  • “That depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is.” – Bill Clinton role-playing as Descartes before the Grand Jury.

Of course, dumb comments aren’t just silly, as Trump implies. How about quotes with grave and aloof implications:

  • “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.” – George W. Bush to FEMA administrator Michael D. Brown.
  • “Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.” – Herbert Hoover in an address to the Nebraska Republican congress.
  • “When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal.” – Richard Nixon in a 1977 interview with David Frost.

Now, Trump made no distinction between countries either, saying “I don’t mean just the president of this country.” There really only needs to be one example here (with apologies to Chávez and Putin):

  • “I am still the Hitler of the time.” – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at a state funeral.

Hmmm, let’s finish off this experiment with American business moguls, shall we? Ah, what luck, we only need one for this too:

  • “I have been right about almost everything.” – Donald Trump on the March 26th edition of Fox’s On the Record.

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Birther Movement Capitalizes On Loretta Fuddy’s Tragic Death

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Well, we can’t say we didn’t see this coming…

The Huffington Post

As the Obama family is likely packing for their annual vacation to Hawaii, the birther movement is pouncing on yet another conspiracy theory about the President’s Hawaii birth certificate.

On Wednesday afternoon, Loretta Fuddy, the director of Hawaii’s Department of Health, died in a small, commercial plane crash off the coast of the Hawaiian island Molokai. Fuddy, who had been director of Hawaii’s health department since March 2011, was the official who verified and approved the release of President Obama’s birth certificate. Fuddy said then that the records “further prove the fact that he was born in Hawaii.

Early reports indicate that the plane, a 2002 Cessna Grand Caravan, sufferedcatastrophic engine failure. The other eight passengers on board were rescued. According to Rev. Patrick Killilea who met with the survivors, Fuddy was wearing her life jacket in the water and was holding hands with deputy director Keith Yamamoto when she let go.

Tweets, comments, and web posts from the birther movement quickly insinuated that the tragedy was no accident. Some implied that the White House was “tying up loose ends,” while others commented “that anyone with any connection to Obama or his background has a tendency to have a ‘shortened’ life span.”

And, of course, Donald Trump weighed in:

Despite the media whirlwind around the birther conspiracies, Fuddy’s life and numerous successes are being celebrated.

Just yesterday, a report published by the United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association and the Partnership for Prevention, confirmed that Hawaii is the country’s healthiest state.

According to Hawaii House Speaker Joe Souki, Fuddy, 65, “was especially passionate about the most vulnerable in our communities, a champion for mothers, newborns, and early childhood care. Her warm, caring spirit for the people of Hawaii will truly be missed.”

“Our hearts are broken,” Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said in a statement. “Loretta was deeply loved and respected. She was selfless, utterly dedicated, and committed to her colleagues in the Department of Health and to the people of Hawaii. Her knowledge was vast; her counsel and advice always given from her heart as much as from her storehouse of experience.”

In August, Fuddy told Honolulu’s Midweek magazine, “I’m a child of the ’60s, the Kennedy era of ‘ask what you can do for your country’ public service and Catholic values.”

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Friday Blog Roundup – 9-20-2013

John McCain takes on Putin

Late Night: Is the Pope Catholic?

Why do Republicans hate children?

Ted Cruz unmasks his own confidence game

13 Wounded as Gunmen Open Fire in Chicago Park

Obama hits the road as House Republicans vote in budget battle

Fox Panelists Agree: Successful Anti-Poverty Programs Are Useless

2014 election campaign is underway in battle for control of Congress

Putin: Gays face no discrimination in Russia, are depopulating Europe

Chris Hayes: ‘I cannot find one Republican who has anything constructive to say’

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Week in one-liners: FLOTUS, Carney, Paul

I haven’t published this Politico feature in a while.  This particular one was from Friday 8-16-2013…

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The top quotes in politics…

“I’m in this business to win.” — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reassuring Republican leaders.

“Reporting for #juryduty.” — Arizona Sen. John McCain tweeting about his afternoon in Maricopa County Superior Court.

“I think I’m too famous.” — Rush Limbaugh brushing off suggestions that he should moderate a presidential debate.

“Why does that make me not serious?” — Donald Trump defending his ongoing skepticism about the president’s birth certificate.

“I love an endorsement by Sarah Palin, what’s not to love?” — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paultouting support for “Team Rand” from the former Alaska governor.

“I want to be this really fly 80-, 90-year old.” — First Lady Michelle Obama dishing on her upcoming birthday.

“I’m kind of busy right now.” — “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson shutting down talks of a congressional run.

“Can you teach me how to do the Jackal?” — White House Press Secretary Jay Carneywelcoming West Wing star Allison Janney to Twitter.

 

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Peggy Noonan: Obama Should Endorse Rodeo Clowns, Because Obamacare

The madness continues…

Mediaite

Peggy Noonan’s latest column is a peanut butter cup of concern-trolling. Noonan layers a critique of Obamacare—fair!—within a strange call for President Barack Obama to defend those involved in the Missouri State Fair rodeo clown snafu, to demonstrate his tolerance for taking criticism on things like health care. Unlike a peanut butter cup, this does not work.

Suggesting that Obamacare was “part of why people wind up making fun of the president at state fairs,” Noonan counseled:

“Let me suggest a classy Obama move that might go over well. From his Vineyard vacation spot he should have the press office issue a release saying his reaction to finding out a rodeo clown was rudely spoofing him, was, ‘So what?’ Say he loves free speech, including inevitably derision directed at him, and he does not wish for the Missouri state fair to fire the guy, and hopes those politicians (unctuously, excessively, embarrassingly) damning the clown and the crowd would pipe down and relax. This would be graceful and nice, wouldn’t it?”

“Unctuously, excessively, embarrassingly” doth protest too much. Two politicians have condemned the rodeo clown, Claire McCaskill, and a state GOP official who said “We’re better than this.” Both of them did it in under 140 characters, or less than the length it took Noonan to melodramatically deride them.

“[Obama] would never do it,” Noonan bemoaned. “He gives every sign of being a person who really believes he shouldn’t be made fun of, and if he is it’s probably racially toned, because why else would you make fun of him?”

Yes, why else would you mock him? Noonan was on the Sunday talky shows last weekend, so she may have missed Donald Trump digging up birtherism’s corpse and swinging it at a hapless Jon Karl, suggesting that five years into Obama’s presidency his nationality should still be suspect because…well, Trump doesn’t feel the need to state the reason. Who’s filling in the blanks here?

At least one fellow scribe saw a problem with Noonan’s advice:

Marbles, indeed. We actually got a press conference from the president last week*, and its main takeaway, since nobody really gives a Clapper about surveillance, is that the president is quite confident in Obamacare the Affordable Care Act, to the point of daring the GOP to run against it. Obama has no problem with taking criticism; he’s inviting it. The rodeo’s happening around him.

* More of those, please.

Real the full article HERE.

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Wednesday Blog Roundup – 8-14-2013

Egypt Is Erupting Again

Booker Wins Primary Easily

Who vacationed more, Bush or Obama?

Doctors Without Borders Pulls out of Somalia

Poll: Christie, Clinton hot; Congressional leaders not

The real story of Jesse Owens and the 1936 Nazi Olympics

Russia may be 1st Olympic host to ever threaten to jail Olympians

Why Cory Booker is set to become the highest-profile Democratic senator

 Hillary Clinton calls for restoration of voter rights suppressed by Supreme Court’s Shelby decision

Donald Trump, Other Birthers Totally Peachy With Canadian Anchor Baby Ted Cruz To President Us

 

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Donald Trump’s Awful Tweet About Sexual Assault In The Military

Donald Trump is as ignorant as he looks…

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On Tuesday, the Pentagon released a report about the rampant sexual assault taking place within the United States military. The figures the report laid out were shocking to read. From the Associated Press:

The Pentagon report says that the number of sexual assaults reported by members of the military rose from 3,192 to 3,374 in 2012, while the department estimates that as many as 26,000 service members were assaulted, based on anonymous surveys, according to officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the report.

Politicians from President Obama on down condemned the findings. For noted military theorist Donald Trump, however, the study sent a different message:

It’s quite the classy response! Is Trump saying that men are all prone to rape? Or that women shouldn’t be allowed in the military because they’ll inevitably be assaulted? This seems like a very dark view of the world. Trump has threatened to run for president in the past, but it’s possible that he just lost the women’s vote. And men’s. And military families. And everyone, everywhere.

 

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Donald Trump Withdraws Lawsuit Against Bill Maher

Score another win for the good guys…

TPM LiveWire

Donald Trump has withdrawn his sensational lawsuit against Bill Maher — at least for the moment.

Trump filed a lawsuit against Maher in February, arguing that the political satirist did not fulfill his end of a very public bet. While appearing on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in January, Maher joked that he would donate $5 million to a charity of Trump’s choice — “Hair Club for Men” and “the Institute for Incorrigible Douchebaggery” were among Maher’s suggestions — if the real estate mogul and prominent birther could prove that he’s not the “spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan.”

Trump’s lawyers evidently filed a request with the L.A. County Superior Court on March 29 to dismiss the $5 million lawsuit. But Michael Cohen, special counsel and executive vice president for Trump, told TMZ that the legal fight is not over and the withdrawal of the case was only temporary.

“The lawsuit was temporarily withdrawn to be amended and refiled at a later date,” Cohen said.

Maher, for his part, never seemed to take the case too seriously. During an interview with late night host Conan O’Brien in February, Maher compared his dispute with Trump to “having a spat with J.R. Ewing.” 

“He’s not even a real person,” Maher said of Trump. “It’s just like a pop reference from the 80′s.”

 

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Week in one-liners: Obama, Palin, Bush

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The top quotes in politics…

“Sometimes I have this fantasy that I can put on a disguise and, you know, wear a fake mustache.” — President Barack Obama daydreaming about traveling unnoticed.

“You guys are crack addicts.” — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush responding to a 2016 question from David Gregory.

“Govt, stay out of my refrigerator!” — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin reacting to NYC’s soda ruling.

“If I do act a little wobbly today, I did take a few shots to the head.” — Rep. Peter King recapping a boxing match.

“He’s the RGIII of politics.” — Republican pollster Whit Ayres comparing Sen. Marco Rubio to the Redskins quarterback.

“She’s going to be a great candidate.” — Donald Trump praising Ashley Judd.

“…their presidential ticket for 2016 is shaping up to look like a rerun of the ‘Golden Girls.” —Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell jabbing the Democratic Party.

 

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Trump Tops Eastwood’s Rambling ‘Empty Chair’ Speech With Rambling ‘Empty Room’ Speech

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The organizers of CPAC actually thought inviting Donald Trump was better than inviting New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.  Wow!  What were they thinking?

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In a display of “Huh?” worthy of Clint Eastwood and the Empty Chair, Donald Trump gave whatBusiness Insider is describing as “confusing and terrible:”

Trump said he was upset that President Barack Obama did not return his calls about a free ballroom he offered to build. He also made a strange statement about how he wants the U.S. to go back to Iraq to take some oil.

Conservative writer David Freddoso tweeted that the crowd stopped applauding before Trump had even left the stage. He also said:

“I feel dumber for having listened.” [Source]

Ouch!

Trump also claims to have been told by several high-ranking officials that we went to war with Iraq to get their oil and that we should go back and take it as payment for the hundreds of billions of dollars that we wasted there. It’s curious that Trump is so interested in the money to be had but has shown little to no concern for the thousands of American lives lost in Iraq, the tens of thousands maimed, to say nothing of the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians killed in the crossfire. Sure, he wants to give the family of each dead soldier a million in oil money. How about not getting them killed for oil in the first place?

Oh yeah, the room was empty:

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CPAC2013 – Donald Trump speech

This year’s CPAC has many scratching their heads in that right extremists like Trump, Palin, Allen West and Dick Morris are headlining but more moderate voices have been completely ignored. If the conservative movement is planning on swaying Latinos, independents and moderates to vote for them, they’re not doing a good job of recasting themselves as the party of serious adults.

Perhaps CPAC is putting all the loonies on display to really show the right-wing how NOT to act? We should only be so lucky.

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