Lawrence O’Donnell keeps griping that the alleged newshawks who cover the trump pressers never (actually, rarely) ask tough questions. He is particularly aggrieved that the matter of putin’s bounty on US troops in Afghanistan remains ignored.
I have a question that I believe would unsettle trump both in front of the cameras and off.
“Mr President, what will happen to YOU if or when an enemy of Mr putin’s overthrows him, taking over Russia ?”
Follow up : “In such a circumstance, Mr President, how would you see YOUR future ?”
Have the Trail Hands any thoughts to share on these questions ?
I write to you because you know and have worked with actual news hawks. I am a bit down on some of these friends and colleagues of yours right now. Some of them show up daily at the televised trump campaign rant that masquerades as a C19 Update. trump has advised them that he takes no ‘responsibility’ in the matter of this plague, and that it’s not his job to do anything but be a ‘back up’ for the governors. I take this to mean that trump is the self-designated benchwarmer, who spits at the news hawks, blames a fellow who retired from his position 3 1/2 years ago, and loudly takes credit for every run the team scores.
When is some news hawk going to ask, “Why are we here, asking you questions when you take no responsibility ? We should be out there (pointing) questioning the guys who are leaders.”
Someone ought to be brave enough to ask trump what it’s like to play 3d string and sit on the bench. Someone should ask where Americans should look for an actual leader, rather than an empty suit with an amplified megaphone. Someone should arise who can do channel Edward R. Murrow, and unmask the fraud.
Also, Dems would do well to re-frame trump’s treatment of immigrants into a hatred of Catholics and Catholicism. It begins with his upbringing in the Church of the Catholic-hater norman vincent peale, who in 1960 campaigned against JFK, saying that JFK would bring John XXIII to the US to rule over us according to Canon Law (as in Sharia Law) . It is this animus that creates trump’s hatred of Catholic heads of State, like Andria Merkel, Emanuel Macron, and Pope Francis. It continues through trump comments on ‘shit hole’ countries, which are African countries where Catholicism or Islam (which he also hates) or both are the dominant religions.
As Joe Biden is a Catholic, such a reframing would explain the exceptionally rude comments trump makes about his Democratic opponent. The reframing will remind people of JFK, and cast the JFK and his martyrdom upon Mr Biden, which couldn’t hurt too much. It would also hit trump hard in a spot where he is already weak – non-college White Catholics.
I think that positing an anti-Catholic bent to republican and trumpish politics could be very helpful for Dems in the violet to purple states of AZ, TX, MO, IA, WI, MI, IN, OH, PA, NC and FL. Btw, it’s long past the time to challenge the idea that Jesus lived to manage genitalia and pregnancies.
In the late 1930s Britain stocked up on caskets, in anticipation of the germans bombing English cities. They stored them in church basements as fascism/naziism poured remorselessly across borders like trump plague. ribbentrop/molotov (actually hitler/stalin) in Poland, Latvia, Lituania and Estonia swept in murdered with the speed and compassion of ‘spanish’ flu and cholera. neville chamberlain obviously knew what he was doing, getting his conservative government into the coffin business. Knew damned well that he’d helped cook up a catastrophe. The point is, at least he was ready to tidy up the mess.
‘Modern’ ‘conservative’ economists deplore overcapacity, such as stockpiles of coffins, as inefficient. Having scads of dead and dying people in hospital hallways and lobbies (not to mention park benches and under bridges) is more efficient. We humans exist for the modern economy ‘modern’ ‘conservative’ economists rather than vice versa.
Here and now, the government is depending on the ‘hidden hand of the market’ to provide the necessary equipment needed. This is that brain-dead, drunken bum larry kudlow’s fixation. Milton Friedman might have written that monetary policy and the market are no damn good in emergencies, I don’t remember. But if he did he should have put a warning to that effect on the front page in colossal bold font and red ink.
I’m considering starting and acting as the paid staff for a PAC to promote the interests of russian spies. I’m thinking of calling it Russian Spies for Trump. I’d list julian assange and mike flynn as honorary co-conspirators.
I’m also considering starting a PAC that would advertise itself entirely in pink swing states, Pro-Choice & Pro-Trump
My third PAC idea is Cheaters for Trump, campaign, golf, business, taxes, illegal aliens and marriage.
What do you Trail experts think of these ideas for pranks ?