Everything I said in my post about Corker yesterday goes for Flake also. Yes, it’s lovely that they are speaking out against Trump but it’s too little too late. We all knew Trump was a lying, rotten human being way back in the primaries. Speaking out against him during your exit interview isn’t very impressive.
The russian flags did get a thumbs up from Comrade Dotard!
I’d bet a lot of money that everybody in the Senate and the House, behind close doors at least, believes exactly what Corker is saying here but the GOP is just too damn cowardly and power hungry to outright say this. And this is why Trump is emboldened to do anything and say anything he wants. The only GOP politicians who are saying anything are the ones not seeking another term. Corker supported Trump like all the rest until a few weeks ago when Trump picked a fight with him. They are all complicit in bringing Trump to power. Every, single, one.
It’s really, really hard to be worse than Trump. But this jackass manages to do it time and time again:
Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore said late last year that the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing gay marriage was “even worse” than the notorious 1857 Dred Scott ruling that upheld slavery.
Moore, a hard-right former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice, has twice been removed from office for refusing to follow the rule of law — the second time for ordering probate judges in his state to disobey the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling legalizing gay marriage. Last November he said that decision was even worse than one that scholars widely consider the worst Supreme Court decision in U.S. history.
“In 1857 the United States Supreme Court did rule that black people were property. Of course that contradicted the Constitution, and it took a civil war to overturn it. But this ruling in Obergefell is even worse in a sense because it forces not only people to recognize marriage other than the institution ordained of God and recognized by nearly every state in the union, it says that you now must do away with the definition of marriage and make it between two persons of the same gender or leading on, as one of the dissenting justices said, to polygamy, to multi-partner marriages,” Moore said in a podcast interview last November, shortly after he was suspended without pay from the court.
From Talking Points Memo:
In an interview about the Vietnam War taped last week, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) appeared to criticize President Donald Trump for receiving a draft deferment for bone spurs during the Vietnam War.
The Arizona senator did not mention the President by name but specifically called out “high-income Americans” who got doctors’ notes for a “bone spur.”
“One aspect of the conflict, by the way, that I will never ever countenance is that we drafted the lowest-income level of America, and the highest-income level found a doctor that would say that they had a bone spur,” McCain told C-SPAN in an interview that aired Sunday. “That is wrong. That is wrong. If we are going to ask every American to serve, every American should serve.”
We are on week 2 of Trump not being able to handle a phone call to a grieving wife of a soldier who was killed in action:
The pregnant widow of Sgt. La David Johnson said Monday the phone call she received from President Donald Trump before meeting her husband’s body at Dover Air Force Base made her more upset as the president struggled to remember her spouse’s name.
“I heard him stumbling on trying to remember my husband’s name, and that’s what hurt me the most because if my husband is out there fighting for our country and he risked his life for our country, why can’t you remember his name?” Myeshia Johnson told “Good Morning America.” “And that made me cry even more.”
Trump’s tweet today:
I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2017
He just doesn’t know when to stfu.
Lying shitwad is rewarded with Harvard fellowship. It’s not really a sign that anybody from this administration is going to pay much of a price for anything they do:
Sean Spicer, a man most famous for lying compulsively and giving Hitler the benefit of the doubt, has been rewarded for his brief stint as White House press secretary with a prestigious fellowship at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government for the fall semester.
His appointment was in keeping with the trend of America’s broadly liberal institutions falling all over themselves to give a prominent platform to our country’s worst, most illiberal voices, in an idiot kabuki of broadmindedness. According to the institute, Spicer is supposed to be “engaging students in discourse on topical issues of today” by giving bright young minds a look at the inner workings of White House communications.
Instead, according to a student who attended one of Spicer’s Q&A sessions, “The entire thing was just a defense of every waking moment he served.” He is a flack once more, only this time for himself.