Rick Wilson Writes ‘Profiles In Chickenshit From The GOP’ As Trump Continues To Bludgeon John McCain

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Most vendettas end when one party is dead, but that’s because most people with a gripe are a hell of a lot more rational than Donald Trump. Two issues have come to light this week, as Trump just won’t shut up about the late senator, gone now for seven months. The first issue is that Trump can’t let the man rest in peace, and two, the GOP is a bunch of spineless invertebrates who won’t chastise Trump for his unspeakable poor taste, because they don’t want to incur his wrath. Rick Wilson, in his latest Daily Beast column, lets the GOP have it.

Senators, even those of you who sincerely believe Trumpism is the only path forward for the GOP, a few simple questions remain:

Have you no honor? No loyalty? No dignity?

Even in this new regime where we always live in Year Zero, does nothing that came before Trump matter?

Are there no heroes, victories, or role models where you’ll draw a bright line against Trump? Is there not one echo of the past you still find worthwhile or deserving of respect and honor as you talk about making America great again??

Silence or soft words amount to a defense of a president who cheated the draft to avoid service in Vietnam as he belittles and dishonors a man, no longer alive to respond for himself, who volunteered for both service and combat, flew from the heaving decks of aircraft carriers to bomb enemy targets and was shot down, captured, and tortured beyond imagination.

All because you’re afraid of a mean tweet, senators?

Is that all you are? Is that all you have left? Fear, silence, and humiliation? If that’s your thing, get a dominatrix, but don’t pretend you’re any kind of leader.

That lays it on the line. Here are a few words on the topic from John Cassidy at the New Yorker.

It should never, ever be forgotten what a resentful, self-absorbed, petty, and insecure husk of a man is occupying the Oval Office, and it never, ever will be forgotten. As he demonstrated again on Wednesday, [in Ohio] Donald Trump won’t allow it. […]

As Trump’s diatribe continued, the members of the crowd, who had been chanting “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” when he took the stage, mostly fell silent. He didn’t take the hint. Instead, he brought up yet another beef with McCain that has been festering somewhere in his fragile psyche, one that he hadn’t mentioned in public before. “I gave him the kind of funeral he wanted, which as President I had to approve,” he said. “I don’t care about this—I didn’t get ‘Thank you,’ ” he said, referring to the elaborate memorial service last summer, to which he wasn’t invited. “That’s O.K. We sent him on the way, but I wasn’t a fan of John McCain. . . . Not my kind of guy, but some people like him and I think that’s great.”

Trump “didn’t get a thank you.” Well, that settles it. Now, we need to assemble a new rock band, and we’ll call it, “The Un-Grateful Dead.” Boy, would I like to believe that McCain is able to somehow surveille the scene back here and laugh his butt (or wings off — whatever he’s got there) over this. This is not even remotely normal, what Trump did this week.

Donald Trump is missing a few parts that are standard issue in the homo sapiens package,  chiefly, dignity, compassion, and humanity. He is a badly broken toy. I have not seen his like before, in politics, certainly, and I can only hope that I’ll never see it again — not inhabiting the Oval Office, in any event.

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mae
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Trump has had it so easy, and he is this screwed up. Please let this end soon.

Bareshark
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Define “soon”, Cmae. Try to remember that it’s only been a little over two years.

Denis Elliott
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Yes, they are all afraid of mean tweets. It really is that simple. They are afraid Trump will tear them a new one on twitter & some even more batshit crazy asshole will primary them.

As for the part about hiring a dominatrix, it’s a helluva assumption on his part that some (many?) of them don’t already because they sure are submissive.

Denis Elliott
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As Yoda would put it: A leader among them there is not!

Bareshark
Guest

If they DO have a dominatrix on the regular, she’s not doing her job right. At this point, they’re stuck with him and they know it. The only game left now is mitigating the damage he’s going to cause, which they are ill-prepared for.

Chelonia Testudines
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Hundreds of GOP men in Congress and not a single testicle.

Epimetheos
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The other day I saw “Cousins at War”. Kaiser Wilhelm, grandchild of Queen Victoria and son of eldest daughter of the Queen, Vicky reminded me of Donald Trump. Wilhelm, the cousin nobody liked was shunned by his mother because he became crippled at birth and she viewed him as her failure. This traumatize him into the monster he became. I wonder what horrid past made the Donald J. Trump we know today?

Different time in history but similar outcome.

Bareshark
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With all due respect, given the outcome of the Kaiser was the First World War, let’s HOPE we don’t get a similar outcome.

Joseph
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With all due respect, it was a Serbian nationalist’s assassination of the Austrian Archduke that led to the First World War, rather than any “trauma” that Wilhelm allegedly suffered. As for the original post’s allegation that Wilhelm’s mother “shunned” him, that seems to be a whole bit of hooey made up for that program. By all evidence, Wilhelm’s mother considered his being “crippled” her fault and she endeavored to do everything to make sure he was never seen as a failure (for instance, *she* insisted he begin learning how to ride horses at an early age and would *not* let… Read more »
Epimetheos
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You are right that it was a Serbian nationalist student that led to WW1. However, I supplemented my knowledge by reading queen’s Victoria’s diary entries as to the nature of Vicky’s assertions of Wilhelm. You can read more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-18183157 Wilhelm state of mind as a narcissist and every other psychological imbalances he might have had was indeed cemented because Wilhelm’s mother consider his crippling her fault and by not being able to disguise or hide this sort of shame, as exemplified by your own account on the insistence of the horse riding at an early age. Wilhelm was also… Read more »
Epimetheos
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In reference to WW1 and Wilhelm I will quote this part from Wikipedia which puts it better than I could: “Assuming the throne in 1888, he dismissed the country’s longtime chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, in 1890 before launching Germany on a bellicose “New Course” to cement its status as a respected world power. However, due to his impetuous personality, he frequently undermined this aim by making tactless, alarming public statements without consulting his ministers beforehand. He also did much to alienate other Great Powers from Germany by initiating a massive build-up of the German Navy, challenging French control over Morocco,… Read more »
HollyValera
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There are few more corrupting influences than inherited wealth and its accompanying privilege. Whatever else Fred is rumored to have done to his stupid child that created the traffic cone currently occupying the Oval Office, that’s by far the defining horror he perpetrated. Think of the children who suffer unspeakable abuse, and grow up to become amazing, good people, and compare them to the whining we see and hear every damned day. Further, almost to a man (and woman,) by their every word and action, the GOP displays the conscious arrogance of privilege associated with sociopaths. A dominatrix can’t beat… Read more »
Epimetheos
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I like your “traffic cone” reference. I would further suplement Mr. Conway’s psychological assertion of the traffic cone with psychosis due to his latest tweets.

I also have to say that rarely did I agree with Sen. McCain but God did I admire him for his valor, gritt, and principles.

May he rest in peace and be laughing his a off at the traffic cone!

Bareshark
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Christ, what was Mr. Tangerine Man expecting, a medal? Not surprised that crowd fell silent over his diatribe on McCain. Even for them, this was just too much. And yeah, I agree with Rick Wilson on the dominatrix cure too many of these fools need.

Judy palmore
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I can’t believe that no one can stop this POS! They would have had Obama.impeached,indicted and hung for even 1/10 of what this vile,evil man and his kids have done! The republicans are a party of chicken shi_ cowards!!

Bareshark
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Steady on, Judy. We’re nowhere near the bottom of this as yet. You may yet get your fondest wish.