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16

Just when you thought things couldn’t get more ridiculous

The above is a real tweet by GOP frontrunner and favorite Donald J. Trump.

Il Douche seems to have a problem with geography. First, his first major campaign ad substituted Morocco for Mexico. And now he thinks that Germany’s occupation of France from World War II is still in effect.

On the one hand this is farcical. Il Douche is trying to prove the aphorism that eventually Americans will elect a President as stupid as they are. But, of course, in this case farce can easily transmute into tragedy.

Barack Obama has been the most significant president in American history. He has not only saved the economy, brought healthcare to millions, restored US prestige across the globe, and solved several intractable diplomatic issues, but, by the mere fact of being black, has undone the opposition party. Although the GOP hates the Clintons as well, I don’t think President Hillary Clinton elected and re-elected in 2008 and 2012 would have made the GOP go as apeshit as Barack Hussein Obama.

For example, this is what Speaker of the House Paul Ryan had to say in 2013 as a just-failed vice presidential candidate:

“I think we need to find out how to close these loopholes and do it in such a way that we don’t infringe upon people’s Second Amendment rights,” he said in an interview with the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

“We had this issue, 2001, 1999 I think … when I first got into Congress,” Ryan continued. “At the time I remember thinking, ‘You know, there is a loophole here. We should address that.'”

This week saw President Obama unveil executive actions which would, in part, close those loopholes. What’s Mr. Ryan’s position now?

One must admire Pres. Obama’s Jedi Mind Meld skills. Obamacare is in large part based on Republican ideas. (Granted, made stronger by a Democratic president.) But have them be put forth by a black man who shouldn’t have won election, and it’s the UK’s National Health Service on steroids. Likewise, his executive orders on gun safety are merely enforcing existing law, which Mr. Ryan seemed to support before the man who waxed him in 2012 acted on them.

So it’s no surprise that a party and movement which have been habitually bested by Pres. Obama have gone so far over the edge that they’ve disappeared past the horizon. The place on the political map which Republicans now occupy should have the caption “Here be monsters.” It is, indeed, terra incognita, a country which no major US political party has ever visited, one where outright fascism might still be insufficiently radical.

Of course, Il Douche is merely making public that on which the GOP has run ever since 1968. There is something to be said for manners of using coded language, but it’s also bracing and instructive for a large segment of the American electorate to have those blinders removed. Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters can have no illusions in 2016 as to what a GOP victory, with Il Douche at the helm, would mean. No “compassionate conservatism” or “one thousand points of light” this time. These are the days of the straight arm salute.

So to those who still cling to “no difference” between Republicans and Democrats, I suggest that you use your $700 smart phone for something other than posting naked selfies and actually do some research. This isn’t even George W. Bush’s GOP, which was nigh on intolerable. If First Lady Melania Trump, and Il Douche slagging foreign leaders on Twitter while in the Oval Office aren’t sufficient to get you to care, well, the Republic was a nice idea while it lasted.


123 Responses to “Just when you thought things couldn’t get more ridiculous”


  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    January 7, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Thank you!

    • 2 No Child Left Behind
      January 7, 2016 at 2:54 pm

      LL, your post highlights what we are in should any of the aspiring-leaders of the Right succeeds POTUS. Ignorance is bliss when it comes to T-baggers and their leaders.

      I want to remain hopeful that Americans in the aggregate will pick the best person to lead this country comes November; however the fabric of each GOP candidate makes me lose sleep. I will not apologize for my bias: a Democrat must win. It’s imperative to save us all, on all fronts.

  2. 3 No Child Left Behind
    January 7, 2016 at 2:30 pm

  3. 4 JER
    January 7, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    • 5 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      January 7, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      YOU DON’T HAVE TO RUN AGAIN…I’M NOT LETTING YOU LEAVE! SUPERGLUE WORKS WONDERS!……I CAN HARDLY WAIT FOR THE TOWN HALL TONITE….AM SURE THE NRA WILL BE CATCHING EVERY WORD!

  4. January 7, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    BRAVO…

    Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters can have no illusions in 2016 as to what a GOP victory, with Il Douche at the helm, would mean. No “compassionate conservatism” or “one thousand points of light” this time. These are the days of the straight arm salute.

    • 8 jackiegrumbacher
      January 7, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      Pf, I HOPE that is so, but I still hear some Dems say that won’t vote for Hillary if she defeats Sanders in the primaries. Or, they won’t vote because she’s too close to Wall Street or whatever the complaint of the day. These people have to wake up and realize that the alternative to a Democratic president is DISASTER and this is NOT the year to act like petulant children.
      all

      • 9 sjterrid
        January 7, 2016 at 4:38 pm

        I do know that the Sander’s backers that I know from OFA, will vote for Hillary if she is the nominee. They know what a disaster any republican president would be.

  5. 10 JER
    January 7, 2016 at 2:38 pm

  6. 11 forus50
    January 7, 2016 at 2:44 pm

  7. 12 JER
    January 7, 2016 at 2:46 pm

  8. 13 No Child Left Behind
    January 7, 2016 at 2:46 pm
  9. January 7, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    So LL, Melania Trump thinks that America needs her husband, no Melania you need him, we don’t need him nor do we want him.

  10. January 7, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    PHUCK.OUTTA.HERE!!!!

    All the time they point fingers at the poor and say

    ” Pull yourself up by your bootstraps’

    for folks THAT DON’T EVEN HAVE A PAIR OF BOOTS IN THE ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD…

    while, we’re supposed to feel for those who have EVERYTHING?

    phuck.that.

    Sometimes ‘poor little rich kids’ really are poor little rich kids
    Reuters – Tue, 5 Jan 2016 09:06

    Jan 5 (Reuters) – The “affluenza” defense of Ethan Couch, a 16-year-old Texas boy who killed four pedestrians while driving drunk, has received a great deal of ridicule, much of it justified. That said, it would be foolish to allow an absurd effort to minimize one teenager’s responsibility for a horrific tragedy to obscure growing evidence that we have a significant and growing crisis on our hands. The children of the affluent are becoming increasingly troubled, reckless, and self-destructive. Perhaps we needn’t feel sorry for these “poor little rich kids.” But if we don’t do something about their problems, they will become everyone’s problems.

    One of us has spent about 20 years studying and documenting the growth of dysfunction among affluent youth, and the other has written about one large source of the problem. High-risk behavior, including extreme substance abuse and promiscuous sex, is growing fast among young people from communities dominated by white-collar, well-educated parents. These kids attend schools distinguished by rich academic curricula, high standardized test scores, and diverse extracurricular opportunities. Their parents’ annual income, at $150,000 and more, is well over twice the national average. And yet they show serious levels of maladjustment as teens, displaying problems that tend to begin as they enter adolescence and get worse as they approach college.

    • 16 0388jojothecat
      January 7, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      Here’s a thought..treat them the same as poor & minority kids. When they get caught with drugs, damaging property, killing people give them jail time. Don’t let mommy and daddy high price attorneys use bullshit defenses like affluenza if poor kids can’t use poverty.

    • January 7, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      Exhibit “A” is the rethug frontrunner!

  11. 18 No Child Left Behind
    January 7, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    I reserve the right not to write here what I think of this POS.

    • 19 Nena20409
      January 7, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      GOPers and their Ditto Heads are always trained in Zombie fashion mimicking one another and repeating each other.
      Brain Dead Party.

    • January 7, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      Any bastard who can’t shed a tear over the fact that 20 five and six year old were blown to pieces in their school, have no heart. Meet that bastard Paul Ryan. How dare him talk about what POTUS should have cried about, did he and Bush cry over 9/11? How many tears did Ryan shed over the fact that there was no ISIS till G.W. Bush invaded Iraq? Paul Ryan is a disgusting bastard.

    • 25 Vicki
      January 7, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      It kills the RW that President Obama will Not Ever listen to them or do as they say. Bashing PBO 24/7 seems to be the only thing they can be relied on to do. It must feel horrible to be filled with and spewing hate day in and day out.

      • January 7, 2016 at 4:12 pm

        I don’t think they ever feel horrible in their vileness. Remember, Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street was quite happy in his garbage can 🙂

    • January 7, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    • 28 jackiegrumbacher
      January 7, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      In the ever expanding list of despicable Republicans, Ryan is getting very close to the top. There is no “there” there in Ryan–he’s just one big empty shell, motivated by ego, jealousy and hatred.

    • January 7, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      That they aren’t shedding *ANY* tears, along with the fact that they are showing no desire to do anything about the gun problem — not even offering the most basic solution(s) — tells a lot about their character. With all the hate-filled, racists commentary, the GOP establishment seems more interested in keeping Trump from getting the nomination rather than disavowing his rhetoric and denouncing him for saying it.

    • 30 arapaho415
      January 7, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      GA NCLB.

    • 31 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      January 7, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      RYAN CAN’T WAIT FOR PBO TO LEAVE…HE’S A BASTARD READY TO RIP EVRYTHING APART PBO HAS DONE…FRANKLY IT WON’T MATTER WHO THE NEXT PRESIDENT IS…THE CRONIES WILL DO IT ANYWAY! THESE BOYS WON’T BOTHER TO BE LEGAL…JUST LETHAL!

  12. January 7, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    The Big Lie in the War Against Drugs
    Tuesday, 29 December 2015

    ………………………………………….

    No, the war on drugs, since its very beginning, has been about
    controlling political power – by breaking up Black communities and the dissident left.

    And we know that because the people who have been involved, the
    architects and the leaders in the war on drugs, have admitted it – even bragged about it!

    Before he died, Nixon counsel and former assistant to the president, John Ehrlichman, told author Dan Baum that:

    “The Nixon Campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar Left, and Black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or Black. But by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and Blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”

    • 33 jackiegrumbacher
      January 7, 2016 at 3:45 pm

      Thank you, Rikyrah. Just when you think the right wing couldn’t get any more disgusting, they show you a new level of utter depravity.

  13. 34 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Late to LL’s new post. Excellent Post, LL.
    Empty Vessel makes the most noise.
    Trump is full of sound and fury, signifying Nothing! US News Media are his biggest supporters. Those who control the News Media, control the message. That is what Trump understands.
    This is why I have Zero patience for those debating about HRC. SCOTUS, the make-up of the 9 Rope Clothed Folks, says it all.

  14. 35 JER
    January 7, 2016 at 3:03 pm

  15. January 7, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Folks the GOP-style hysteria that has engulfed Ghana now because of its decision to take in two Guantanamo prisoners is frightening. This is election year and the NDC government, equivalent of our Democratic Party, is being pushed back hard on a defensive heel. The news comes in the midst of another decision to take in Syrian refugees that already have relatives in Ghana. The opposition is whipping up so much fear, I’m scared.

    The same thing happened in 2014 when Ghana promptly agreed to host the UN Ebola Monitoring headquarters. The opposition went deacon that the govt was going to bring the disease into the country. But the opposite happened. Ghana never had a single case of the disease because it seriously prepared itself with detection protocols and massive public education. Samantha Powers and Ban kid Moon both came to personally thank the country for its leadership in the West African region.

    Now here we are again! Ugh!

  16. January 7, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    The carnival barker at his finest…issuing 20,000 + tickets to an event held at a venue that can only hold 1,400. The intent had to be to create a circus…and of course the media is eating it up.

    • January 7, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      …and I don’t buy the rationale for not cancelling it when they would have done so for any other situation.

    • 39 Vicki
      January 7, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      Was the intent to get TV viewership for PBO’s Town Hall down?
      Trump rally set for 8:00 ET, just as POTUS on CNN is.

      • January 7, 2016 at 3:29 pm

        Donald Trump is all about getting attention focused on Donald Trump. I don’t think he cares who is getting undercut.

        I was wondering aloud who the media would be covering. Sadly, I’ve heard announcements about covering the Trump event…Bernie Sanders, probably only because the Trump event is in close proximity and in his state. I honestly don’t remember hearing media saying anything about the town hall.

        • 41 arapaho415
          January 7, 2016 at 3:45 pm

          GA swbluega.

          The only media outlet that cares about PBO’s town hall tonight is CNN, because it’s their exclusive.

          Every other media outlet will ignore because it would direct audience attention away from their employer.

          😦

  17. 45 No Child Left Behind
    January 7, 2016 at 3:10 pm

  18. 50 andogriff
    January 7, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Right on, LL!! Trump is an ignorant, misogynistic, racist and self-entitled buffoon. How can he possibly even be in the field running for president of our country?? Mind-boggling.

  19. 51 Allison
    January 7, 2016 at 3:12 pm

  20. 55 No Child Left Behind
    January 7, 2016 at 3:18 pm

  21. 56 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 3:19 pm

  22. 57 No Child Left Behind
    January 7, 2016 at 3:26 pm

  23. January 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    sports.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-video–president–first-lady-marvel-at-courage-in-ken-burns—jackie-robinson-144558527.html

  24. 67 No Child Left Behind
    January 7, 2016 at 3:32 pm

  25. 68 No Child Left Behind
    January 7, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    How come???

    • 69 jackiegrumbacher
      January 7, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      ‘Cause they got nothin’, NCLB, and they’re tired of being publicly humiliated. Also Petraeus is supposed to testify to these yahoos next and will probably confirm everything Hillary said. They can’t have real facts seep out.

  26. January 7, 2016 at 3:35 pm

  27. 72 No Child Left Behind
    January 7, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Gee! That could be Times Square!

  28. January 7, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Apparently, there is some serious infighting going on.

  29. 75 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    January 7, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    BE BACK FOR THE TOWN HALL…PROBABLY WATCH IT ON MY FLATSCREEN!

  30. 76 No Child Left Behind
    January 7, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    We need to pray Jesus very hard.

    • 77 Linda
      January 7, 2016 at 4:22 pm

      Yeah… I am sure the SS will allow that…..good grief

      • 78 idon
        January 7, 2016 at 8:33 pm

        They have sharpshooters inside and outside the building and they have FBI agents and others roaming throughout the crowd. But I’m concerned because these rightwing terrorists are desperate.

    • 79 jackiegrumbacher
      January 7, 2016 at 4:29 pm

      NCLB, protesters may carry weapons outside the town hall, but I’m positive that anyone actually attended will go through metal detectors and be search like everyone else at a presidential event. I’m also sure that the SS protection will be massive.

    • January 7, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      I don’t like to hear mess like this.

    • 81 Nena20409
      January 7, 2016 at 4:58 pm

      Jarring……but then again, it’s 2009 all over, Armed folks attending rallies near where POTUS was speaking.
      No One will be allowed inside the CNN Studio/Room/Hall carrying a Gun while Pres Obama is present. The US Secret Service WILL NEVER Permit that, Full STOP!

    • January 7, 2016 at 5:10 pm

      SICK beyond belief.

  31. 84 Linda
    January 7, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    It appears that Bernie Sanders supporters have reserved a lot of the tickets to the Trump event in Burlington, VT tonight.

    I hope they shout him down.

    • 85 No Child Left Behind
      January 7, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      I hope it’s true! What a riot that would be.

      In any event, Il Douche is a clown; attending his town hall is a saving from one’s entertainment account.

    • 86 Nena20409
      January 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm

      It’s in Vermont, if Berniettes can’t come up with a creative protestation…….they infused themselves at a Rose Bowl Parade……so why not a little protestation at a Trump event 😉 ?

  32. 90 yardarm756
    January 7, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    ————————————————————————————-

  33. 91 Niliathiel
    January 7, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    I was considering writing a lengthy post about Trump´s idiocy and the situation in Germany right now, but you know what? I had a long day, so I´ll just give you this, because it´s awesome:

    http://www.joemygod.com/2016/01/06/how-about-some-oregon-militia-homoerotic-fan-fiction/

  34. 93 yardarm756
    January 7, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Illustrates a much deeper problem in America.

    • 94 jackiegrumbacher
      January 7, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      California is coming up with some interesting solutions to gun problems. I hope this works and is taken up by more enlightened states.

    • 96 sjterrid
      January 7, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      Our wonderful governor, Christie, vetoed legislation that would have done something similar in New Jersey! The dems tried to get some of the republicans on board to override his veto, but weren’t able to get enough.

  35. 97 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Wow!
    Jebra is supposed to be the Smart Bush, right?
    Yup! He he courting the 90 and up age group? His Mama is 90+ yrs.

  36. 98 JER
    January 7, 2016 at 4:59 pm

  37. 99 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    This from a Pediatric Neurosurgeon?

    Karma, do your thing with Dr. Carson. What cruel conduct.

  38. 102 No Child Left Behind
    January 7, 2016 at 5:04 pm

  39. 103 JER
    January 7, 2016 at 5:06 pm

  40. 104 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    He was armed. I am not sure what Pres Obama’s EO on Gun Safety got to do with it, IMHO.

    • 105 Sandy1110
      January 7, 2016 at 5:49 pm

      Thanks to the MSM aiding and abetting the GOP agenda, he may have been one of many gun nuts who believe PBO’s EO was about ‘taking away his guns’. They are complicit.

  41. 107 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 5:14 pm

  42. 108 Allison
    January 7, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    • 109 No Child Left Behind
      January 7, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      I wonder if the hands of these women were tied before the impregnation.

    • 110 Don
      January 7, 2016 at 6:27 pm

      I thought that D-Money and the type exclusively sold crack, I didn’t know they ventured into the heroin trade.

    • 111 Don
      January 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      Smoothie?!?! Negro please! the next black guy that I hear that goes by the name “Smoothie” will be the first black guy that I hear that goes by the name Smoothie.

  43. January 7, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Good evening, TOD! Still tied up in “Life 101!”

    Upon return from the witch doctor, a package awaited… My “Never Can Say Goodbye” calendars! Prettyfoot, THANK YOU Sooooo Much for alerting us!

    BB for the town hall.

  44. 116 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    • January 7, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      What kind of human being can not just imagine what those kids went through and it not touch their heart? Oh that’s right those right wing tea party Republicans like Paul Ryan. As I said before these Republicans claim to care so much about the unborn babies when they are in mommies womb, but once they are born these same Republicans don’t give a dam.

    • January 7, 2016 at 6:12 pm

      How can anyone not look at these faces and not weep at the lights that were blotted out that day? Never mind President Obama’s tears, how can we all not cry every day at these deaths. How do we hold back the tears for Trayvon, Tamir, the children killed by stray bullets, by brothers, mothers, fathers, ‘accidentally’? We hold it back because if we allowed ourselves to experience the full horror we would never stop crying. God bless President Obama for taking on this burden and for reminding us by his tears of the right and proper and only response every single human being have to the mere mention of such tragedies.

  45. 119 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 5:55 pm

  46. 120 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 6:07 pm

  47. 122 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/today-show-goes-to-the-white-house/281306

    After a whirlwind weekend in Los Angeles for the Golden Globes, the Today show team will head to Washington, DC where the morning show will originate from the White House ahead of President Obama’s final State of the Union address later that day.

    The visit includes interviews with President Obama (Lauer) and VP Biden (Guthrie). The show will be using #WhiteHouseTODAY on social media.

  48. 123 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 6:36 pm


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