#trumpswindle | #WhatTheyVotedFor
Notes and quotes from Steve Benen, at MaddowBlog, 20 February 2017:
• #ProbablyNot: “If it makes Sweden feel any better, many Americans often have no idea what Trump is saying, either.”
• #WatersEdge: “As a factual matter, the senator is a Maverick in Name Only.”
• #WhatTheyVotedFor: “There’s no reason to go along with this as if it were somehow normal.”
• #GettingWorseNotBetter: “Republicans may be eager to blast Democratic ‘obstruction’ and partisan delays, but the truth of the matter is simple: Democrats can’t block nominees who don’t exist.”
• #McCarthysMouth: “That’s the kind of quote that could use some clarification.”
• #Backfill: “The era of ‘fuzzy math’ is back with a vengeance.”
• #WhyGovernmentDoesntWork: “So, the nation’s Education Secretary, even now, isn’t sure the position she now holds should exist―apparently because she’s still not on board with the idea of having a federal Department of Education, which she now leads.”
• #MatthewFifteenElevenα: “The president is himself on board with the ‘Never-Mind-What-Trump-Said’ approach to foreign policy.”
• #PutiPoodle: “Why Cohen would tell two very different stories to two different newspapers is unclear.”
• #YesWeHave: “Have we really reached the point at which Trump World is so accustomed to pushing bogus and misleading information that even the president’s golfing is fair game?”
To the one, the news cycle was hard enough to keep up with as it was. #TrumpAge? The #TimeOfTrump? We might go with the #TrumpYears, because, let’s face it, this one comes with a built-in theme song; still, though, it’s a scary thought―the Trump years.
To the other, just try to keep up now.
Honey-child, you’re not safe, here.
α Mt. 15.11 (RSV) “not what goes into the mouth defiles a man, but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man”. See also Kellyanne Conway: “You can’t give him the benefit of the doubt on this and he’s telling you what was in his heart? You always want to go what’s come out of his mouth rather than look at what’s in his heart.”
Image note: Photo by Associated Press.
Cuomo, Chris. Interview with Kellyanne Conway. New Day. CNN. 9 January 2017. Transcript.