Hook, Line, and Sinker

4E0E6893-96ED-40E1-A62A-7DFA01854D35I am loath to write yet another post about Donald Trump, but I can’t help myself. I really loathe the man. There is nothing Donald Trump says or does that is in any way compatible with my beliefs, perspectives, or ideology. The man is totally unhinged.

And what is he doing these days? He’s running around the country appearing at arenas and other settings to allegedly support GOP candidates for Congress. But he rarely talks about the candidates he’s supposedly there to endorse and support.

His goal is totally self-serving. His objective is to play on the emotions and gullibility of his ardent supporters by repeating his greatest hits:

  • Build the Wall
  • Zero Tolerance
  • No collusion/No Obstruction
  • Witch Hunt
  • Fake News
  • The Press is the Enemy of the People
  • Make America Great Again
  • Tired of Winning
  • Low IQ Maxine Waters (or Don Lemon or LeBron James)
  • MS-13
  • I Have the Best Words
  • I’m a Stable Genius
  • Im Really Rich
  • Space Force
  • Nobody is Tougher on Russia Than Donald Trump
  • Winning the Electoral College is Very Tough for a Republican
  • Crooked Hillary/Lock Her Up
  • Very Fine People on Both Sides

The sad and disturbing thing is that too many people are buying — hook, line, and sinker — what this con artist is selling.


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26 thoughts on “Hook, Line, and Sinker

  1. Christine Bolton August 7, 2018 / 2:07 pm

    Thought you might like see what we subjected to in Florida during the current campaign. You’ll hate it.

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  2. The Haunted Wordsmith August 7, 2018 / 2:50 pm

    Ah, but you forget that now he admits to knowing about the meeting and what it was about…but, hey, we all do it….and…Russia did meddle in the 2016 election….they colluded with the Democrats. Anything and everything possible to keep people from focusing on the rules and regulations they are creating and removing every day. I almost broke my laptop again reading about immigration’s new proposed policies that require no Congressional support.

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  3. JT Twissel August 7, 2018 / 3:12 pm

    How about “California is burning because they let their water flow into the sea.”

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  4. writebrainwidow August 7, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    You are so right…on both counts. I hate blogging about how upset I am about this travesty we’re living in and yet, I find I can’t not. Greatest hits, indeed. My stomach churns as soon as I hear the first bit of nonsense roll out, but I’m feeling even worse and more frightened about the pandering minions who give the finger to the press, say there will be war if Trump is impeached ….and have the guns to make it happen.

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    • Fandango August 7, 2018 / 4:28 pm

      Some of my friends claim I sound like Chicken Little saying the sky is falling, but I am seriously worried about an armed revolution or a second civil war if Trump is convicted and/or impeached. I don’t see a peaceful end to Trump. I think he’ll continue to stir the pot of discontent until it boils over — and I’m not talking metaphorically.

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    • Fandango August 7, 2018 / 4:29 pm

      That’s assuming there will be midterm elections or that Trump won’t declare the elections to have been rigged and declare martial law.

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  5. newepicauthor August 7, 2018 / 4:35 pm

    I heard his ardent supporters chanting ‘Lock her up’ at a rally on the news, they really need to get a life.

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  6. Marilyn Armstrong August 7, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    I have a fantastic collection of really good political cartoons so I just need to find something to say that someone else — you maybe? — haven’t already said. Maybe I should just publish the cartoons. They speak for themself.

    Did you catch the beginning of Colbert? Perfect.

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    • Fandango August 7, 2018 / 10:36 pm

      Not tonight’s show. It doesn’t start out here for another hour and, with any luck, I’ll be asleep by then. But I do DVR his show every weeknight, so I’ll watch it in the morning.

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  7. lifelessons August 7, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    I agree. Cannot bear to look at or listen to the man. Incredible that anyone can. The U.S.A. has turned into a circus, led by the head clown.

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  8. Marleen August 7, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    It just dawned on me that we participated in a conversation (elsewhere) today where the idea of civil war in our country was called less extreme than facing the fact there are lone criminals or violent or stupid people here and there, as if an arrest, etc., isn’t sufficient. [It was in the title, so I kind of overlooked it. People often just come up with “something” for a title, but in this context there was intention.] It reminds me of when people thought Trump shouldn’t sit in Putin’s lap in Helsinki, and his response was that he didn’t know why people wanted to go to war with Russia. You know, you have to pick — suck up or war, that’s all there is apparently.

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