Daily Archives: March 4, 2017

Misadventures of a minority-elect President 21

Trump’s paranoia takes center stage in his land of delusion, Trump’s lies just keep coming, despite best efforts, Trump still can’t shake the Russia scandal, Trump’s flurry of falsehoods, Trump’s apparatchiks, his flailing attempts to deflect attention away from the Russia scandal, our liar-in-chief wants to talk about who’s lost their grip on reality, the growing list of those wanting to see Trump’s tax return and more.

‘This is Nixon/Watergate’: Without evidence, Trump accuses Obama of wire tapping Trump Tower before election article from Yahoo! News. –

Trump increaslingly tries to blame former President Obama for the disastrous decisions of his illegitimate presidency.

Obama’s spokesman responds to Trump’s wiretapping claims: ‘simply false’ article from AOL News. –

Our Nietzschean Struggle article from Counter Punch. –

“In a New Republic article entitled “Apparatchik City: Nobody Here But Us Non-Dissidents” (March 5, 1990), Michael Kinsley wrote:

Is the life philosophy of members of the [Communist] Party Central Committee so different from that of members of Congress? . . . [W]hich people in the Bush Administration and associated circles would be members of the Politburo and which, if any, would be dissidents? . . . The President himself, son of a senior regional apparatchik? James Baker? Can you see our Secretary of State freezing in Siberia for his belief in freedom and democracy?

Exactly 27 years later, the same invective could be leveled against prominent members of the Trump administration, especially Sean Spicer, Kellyanne Conway, Steve Bannon, Mike Pence, and Reince Priebus. These are not John Lewis-es, courageous individuals who would risk their lives for the greater good. On the contrary, they are little more than modern-day Tartuffes, pretending to be righteous while disseminating their boss’s latest lies and denying his obvious immaturity and incompetence. Likewise with most congressional Republicans and the propagandists on Fox News and right-wing talk radio (Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, etc.). None of them would ever give up anything, their lives no less their millions, for the liberty that they constantly profess to cherish. These armchair generals in the modern political and cultural wars are just not the stuff that civil-rights heroes are made of…”

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