Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Tuesday, May 12: Donald Trump's Alternate Universe — Incoherence, Paranoia, Self-Aggrandizement, Diminishing Mental Stability — Population: 1

Once Someone Is Unable To Differentiate Reality From The Fantasies Playing In His Head, How Much More Insane Can He Get?

May 9-12, 2020: Donald Trump tweeted or retweeted 28 times on Saturday, 125 times on Sunday (including 48 times in less than one hour), 54 times on Monday, and 34 times (so far) on Tuesday.

That's 241 times in less than four days. During that same time period, more than 4,750 Americans died of Covid-19.

Is That So?

The article states: "Twitter has not added any warning labels to politicians' tweets that violate its policies but are deemed in the 'public interest' under a policy the company announced in June 2019."

What Trump Is Really Concerned About

Is the president above the law?

That's what the Supreme Court will decide: Is the United States officially a dictatorship?

OBAMAGATE Makes Watergate Look Small Time! It's The Biggest Political Crime In American History, By Far!. . .
Holy Shit, This Is Huge! What Did Obama Do?

Right-wingers' obsession and hatred of Obama is both bizarre and laughable, because the 44th president was a more rabid neo-con than Dick Cheney. He successfully completed W's third and fourth terms. I have to assume at least a few Republicans understand he was their fantasy president. He appealed to the left and got them to stop protesting wars of empire and rampant torture while also taking extreme right-wing policies to the next level. The incessant frothing at the mouth over Obama shows, more than anything, that what is publicly shown of US politics is merely theater. Every drama has to have a villain and they can go overboard like they do because this villain is also black. (Of course, Trump has no clue about this. He thinks it's all real and if he believes he's the Chosen One, then Obama must be the Devil.)

It's been 111 days since the first case of the coronavirus was reported in the United States. The Trump administration still has no plan for dealing with any aspect of this global pandemic. (Trump, May 8, 2020: "This is going to go away without a vaccine. It's going to go away, and we're not going to see it again.")

More than 33 million Americans are out of work -- 1 out of every 6 workers. The Trump administration has no plan for fixing the worst economy since the Great Depression (beyond tax cuts for the mega-wealthy. (And the Democrats are marching in lockstep.)

Trump was given explicit instructions on exactly what to do during a pandemic. Unfortunately for 350,000,000 Americans, those instructions came from a man with dark skin, so Trump purposefully ignored them:

Fauci Tells Senators He Is Concerned That Trump's Actions Will Bring An Uncontrollable Second Wave Of Infections

Trump, March 29, 2020: "Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is won."

Trump, May 11, 2020: "We have met the moment and we have prevailed."

There are only two choices, apparently. Getting everything back to how it was as soon as possible or shut everything down for eternity. Nothing in the middle.

Trump used the same false equivalence a few days ago, stating the US must get back to business because the country can't stay closed for the next five years. Why five years? Who knows?

I Didn't Need To Know Bryan Adams Is Proudly Blasting His Racism To The World, But . . .

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