‘trump’s lunacy reveals core truth about the republicans’

Johann Hari (The UK Independent): Since the election of Barack Obama, the Republican Party has proved that one of its central intellectual arguments was right all along. It has long claimed that evolution is a myth believed in only by whiny liberals – and it turns out it was on to something. Every six months, the party venerates a new hero, and each time it is somebody further back on the evolutionary scale.

Sarah Palin told cheering rallies that her message to the world was: “We’ll put a boot in your ass, it’s the American way!” – but that wasn’t enough. So the party found Michele Bachmann, who said darkly it was an “interesting coincidence” that swine flu only breaks out under Democratic presidents, claims the message of The Lion King is “I’m better at what I do because I’m gay”, and argues “there isn’t even one study that can be produced that shows carbon dioxide is a harmful gas.”

That wasn’t enough. I half-expected the next contender to be a lung-fish draped in the Stars and Stripes. But it wasn’t anything so sophisticated. Enter stage (far) right Donald Trump, the bewigged billionaire who has filled America with phallic symbols and plastered his name across more surfaces than the average Central Asian dictator. CNN’s polling suggests he is the most popular candidate among Republican voters. It’s not hard to see why. Trump is every trend in Republican politics over the past 35 years taken to its logical conclusion. He is the Republican id, finally entirely unleashed from all restraint and all reality…..

…So who should be the Republican nominee? I hear the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse were considering running – but they are facing primary challenges from the Tea Party for being way too mild-mannered.

Read the full article here

This is brilliant Edwina, thank you so much for the link

23 Responses to “‘trump’s lunacy reveals core truth about the republicans’”

  1. 1 CR
    May 1, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Mahalo for the post! I loved the way POTUS showed ’em what it feels like and shoved it back into their faces! The TeaBaggers/RealityChallenged should get a time-out in the corner for spreading lies.

  2. 2 theboysisters
    May 1, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Obama Makes Trump His Bitch At White House Correspondents’ Dinner

    From the opening strains of Hulk Hogan’s theme song “Real American” to his pointed humor through out, President Barack Obama took a victory lap for killing the birther issue, and he wasted no time gutting Donald Trump.

    Before the dinner Trump told ABC News that he didn’t think the President would address him in his remarks. Obama not only addressed Trump, but he also gave him a taste of big time politics.


    Obama later got into Donald Trump, “Now I know that he has taken some flak lately, but no one is happier no one is prouder to put this long firm birth certificate matter to rest than The Donald, and that’s because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter, like did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell, and where are Biggie and Tupac?”

    The President the mocked Trump’s executive experience, “All kidding aside obviously we all know about your credentials and breadth of experience. For example, no seriously, just recently in an episode of Celebrity Apprentice at the steak house the men’s cooking team did not impress the judges from Omaha Steaks, and there was a lot of blame to go around, but you Mr. Trump recognized that the real problem was a lack of leadership and so ultimately you didn’t blame Lil’ Jon or Meatloaf. You fired Gary Busey, and these are the decisions that would keep me up at night. Well handled, sir. Well handled.”

    Obama used this lighthearted forum to introduce Donald Trump to the rough and tumble world of big time politics. Donald Trump was schooled by Obama on how to take out a critic, not with an F-Bomb, but a smile.

    The President’s jokes this year were sharper and more pointed. Obama’s humor had an edge to it. He used his speech to answer his critics, and I think blow off some steam. He addressed the disappointment that some feel about his job performance, the birther nonsense, took plenty of political jabs at potential 2012 rivals, and mocked the people who are obsessed with his teleprompter.

    This was President Obama gearing up for the 2012 campaign, and it was obvious that Donald Trump was in Obama’s house tonight. He was the guppy. Obama was the shark, and the President ate him alive.

    Obama shattered the right’s delusions and dreams that Donald Trump is their savior, the man who will take Obama on.

    Donald Trump is an amateur who was taken to the cleaner’s by the best pro in the business. Obama might have been joking, but his message to Trump was clear: I own this world, so do yourself a favor and stick to playing the tough guy on TV.

    President Obama revealed what 64% of America already knew. Donald Trump does not belong anywhere near the White House.

    Obama has always laughed at the birthers. Tonight, he laughed in Donald Trump’s face.

    Donald Trump has a new daddy, and his name is President Barack Obama.

  3. 4 kasai
    May 1, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Beautifully Stated Boysisters:-)

  4. May 1, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    that article is at every blog on my blogroll. Don’t know what’s up with that last paragraph though. Its as if this person wanted some “balance”.

    • May 1, 2011 at 12:52 pm

      Hiya GoB,

      Did you mean this paragraph:

      “The Republican Party today isn’t even dominated by market fundamentalism. This is a crude Nietzscheanism, dedicated to exalting the rich as an overclass and dismissing the rest. So who should be the Republican nominee? I hear the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse were considering running – but they are facing primary challenges from the Tea Party for being way too mild-mannered.”

      I thought that was the most cutting couple of lines in the whole thing, very anti-GOP!

      • 7 Betsey
        May 1, 2011 at 1:05 pm

        I agree, though finding the most cutting line in the article is a fun challenge. I particularly love: “I half-expected the next contender to be a lung-fish draped in the Stars and Stripes. But it wasn’t anything so sophisticated.”

        • 8 Dorothy Rissman
          May 1, 2011 at 8:20 pm

          Betsy, I had highlighted and “copied” that line. It is a hoot. I am going to remember that.

      • 9 sjterrid
        May 1, 2011 at 5:40 pm

        I think GoB meant the paragraph just before that. He said the Republicans need a stronger candidate, because president Obama is actually working for the corporations.
        I was reading that article and I was just going to comment it was a dig about Trump, but also the President.

        • 10 Theo67
          May 1, 2011 at 8:20 pm

          That paragraph doesn’t even make any sense. If they think the President is working for corporations, then what do they think a Republican candidate will do? Silly – the President is the only one who is working for the people.

          OT: I love how Seth lambasted Congress, and told them they are like children, complaining about a two thousand page bill, and how they don’t read the bills anyway. So true.

        • 11 Dorothy Rissman
          May 1, 2011 at 8:34 pm

          Yup, it was against the president. There are comments belong the article so I joined in. Not going to let that total bs go by. This country is a capital nation. Get over it people. Yes, those will out need so much more help, but the system itself is not always negative. It just needs regulation.

          Let me make it clearer. He pissed me off.

  5. 12 kasai
    May 1, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Good Morning Chip:-)

    I thought this was too funny…I read this somewhere

    The Republicans are relevant as the KC and Sunshine Band….

    and “That’s they way I like it…Uh..Uh….That’s the way I like it….


  6. 14 Hachikō
    May 1, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    “Every six months, the party venerates a new hero, and each time it is somebody further back on the evolutionary scale.” Ouch!

  7. May 1, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    This is a good article, but I disagree with the second to the last paragraphs:

    “The tragedy is that Obama needs serious opposition – but not from this direction. In reality, he is funded by similar destructive corporate interests, and has only been a few notches closer to sanity than these people. But faced with such overt lunacy, he seems like he is serving the bottom 99 per cent of Americans much more than he really is.”

    • 16 V C prezOfan2
      May 1, 2011 at 2:18 pm

      Agreed! I questioned that one too when I read the article. I didn’t like the ‘notches closer to sanity’ line nor the line about the President’s level of service to Americans, but the rest of the article was A-okay!

    • 17 Dorothy Rissman
      May 1, 2011 at 8:37 pm

      It is obvious to me that he does not support Obama. Does anyone know what the overall poliltical agenda of the UK Independent?

  8. 18 ZeeUK
    May 1, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Like Seth Meyers said, ”the republican potential candidates are like the 13th series of the Dancing With the Stars and they are the dancers”. They are all a joke. Ignorant reality stars for American president? What a bad joke the republican party is.

  9. 19 GGail
    May 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I bet D Chump is scouring the internet today searching for a positive tidbit about him – anything…nope

  10. 20 P
    May 1, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    This is what I saw on twitter and thought I should share “OBAMA MURDERED TRUMP!!!!LOL and PETA is pressing for the slain cat on top of his head!” hahahahahahahahahahahaha! I love it!!!

    • 23 Dorothy Rissman
      May 1, 2011 at 8:46 pm

      Why do I keep hurting myself by reading comments. Racists, rethugs, buggers.

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