This nation’s Cold Civil War is warming, or getting more intense, at least, as sides divide up with respect to the impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. Echoing a paper put out by The Federalist Society, the man who clearly believes he will be the 46th president of the United States, Donald Trump Jr., issued a tweet today that called into question Lt. Colonel Vindman’s integrity and motivation. Wanna-be Future President Donald Trump Jr. knows heroism and integrity when he sees it, and he’ll gladly tell us when he sees it lacking. Let’s Stop Pretending Every Impeachment Witness Is A Selfless Hero https://t.co/f2Jq7SdxO9 — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 19, 2019 Who the hell does Don Jr. think he is? (Besides the next POTUS?) He seems to think he knows a “hero” when he sees one, and apparently it has nothing to do with facing fire and being injured by an enemy. In Junior’s world, anyone who witnessed Trump attempt to extort Ukraine into investigating Biden and believed it to be wrong is now ineligible for “hero” categorization, and that person could only be motivated by “personal animosity or motivation,” which is ironic because were it not for “personal motivation,” Trump wouldn’t have shaken down Ukraine in the first place. Regardless, Trump Jr., the man who couldn’t stand-up to “rude” people at his own book signing, the man who dumped the wife of his five children to hang out with the Fox eye-candy he now calls his girlfriend, the man who has never held a job not granted by daddy, that same guy got some negative feedback compliments of the internet: Some of my favorites: Let's stop pretending there is any honor, public service or honesty in any member of the Trump family. — Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech (@HanKSmithGA) November 19, 2019 I never started. Vindeman only has a purple heart. If he were a real patriot, he'd have bone spurs. Right? — Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) November 19, 2019 Bone spurs, avoiding STDs, one’s own personal Vietnam, right Junior? This is clever, mocking both the money laundering operation and Jr.’s need for attention: Says daddy’s boy who has never acted honorably a day in his life. pic.twitter.com/HwQar0Rmes — J.Vasquez ????”we win, we dance” ???? (@JuliaCitylaw) November 19, 2019 And one of my favs, because it is just so timely: This coming from a person who had to run out of a book signing because people were being mean. — Steve Timmons (@SteveTimmons15) November 19, 2019 And this is what it gets down to. Someone noted that Junior never served a day in uniform, and it took this response to really put it all in perspective. Or anyone in the truml family in the past 200 years? — james huntley (@JamesHuntley27) November 19, 2019 There are ways to serve this nation without wearing the uniform. There are brave people who have never served in the military. However, as someone who has never served in the military, I make a point of honoring those that have, and not questioning their commitment. The fact that many on the Right now see “service” and bravery only through the prism of Donald Trump tells me that we are – currently, right now – living in an autocratic, dictatorial nation, where “disloyalty” to Donald Trump […]
Until now, I didn’t know it was physically possible to laugh one’s ass off while also shake in fear. Until lately, I didn’t have to read the “deep thoughts” of Donald Trump Jr. Science will someday isolate the gene responsible for Don Trump Jr.’s triangle shaped brain and head, point on top, obviously). First, the requisite predicate. People who read this site are, by definition, well-informed, intellectually curious and care for others. Therefore, you surely know that any significant campaign contribution to a candidate for federal office, including the President of the United States for godsake, is a public record that anyone – foreign or domestic – can access from anywhere, anytime. In other words, there is no “doxing” a campaign contributor, because it gets published by law. Such obvious common sense hid while Don Trump Jr. wandered onto the set of Fox and Friends, his playpen of choice, to threw up stupid with danger, to all Fox favorites. Donald Trump Jr. told Fox & Friends on Wednesday that the publicly available list of Trump donors that Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) shared on Twitter is the same thing as the hit list the Dayton shooter created in high school. Appearing on his father’s favorite morning program, the presidential son complained about the amount of criticism that his dad has received in the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. After saying nothing the president does will satisfy his critics, Trump Jr. brought up Castro, who was blasted by the right this week for sharing a list of his constituents who gave the maximum donation to Trump. Catch your breath, friends. I realize that was breathtakingly dumb. But, I am obligated, as your loyal servant, to set forth why our collective breath threw itself out our chests in a symbolic cry for help. In high school, the Dayton shooter kept a list of people he planned to kill or rape. Apparently some of his classmates knew of the list. It is unclear to me, and irrelevant to the story, whether he actually shared the names on the list with a few in his class. As noted above, Castro tweeted the names of rich, Trump-supporting El Paso resident. You surely see where this is going. Some media outlets on the far right – including Fox and Friends hosted by folks who stared vacantly at the moron in their midst – believed Trump Jr.’s assessment that the acts were equivalent. The implicit message is twofold. That Castro is as irresponsible as a suicidal, murderous maniac. And, that Castrol is putting the donors’ lives in danger because progressive anti-Trumpers are known to associate with each other on 8chan and discuss how to utilize their AR-15s to maximum benefit as a genius act to elect Elizabeth Warren The fact that progressive Democrats are not so obviously associated with mass shootings is not something those who populate the far right care about, nor does Don Jr. who wholly manipulates anyone easy to manipulate. Fox cares only about ratings, stirring up hatred for Democrats is what they do. None of the above care about the truth. You know the conclusion like you know gravity. The “list” complied by the Dayton shooter was private, we cannot even be sure he showed the actual names to […]
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