Hyperbole Fails Me. And Trump Too.

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It’s old hat for us by now. With His Lowness, everything has to be the biggest! and the best! The biggest brain, the best “gut,” the bestest debt. He frequently impersonated his own PR flack to push male shit that was too fawningly embarrassing even for Trump to say about himself.

And it’s certainly bled over into his presidency. He has the best job numbers in history, the lowest unemployment ever, his trade deal with China is the biggest, most profitable deal in world history. He has collected billions in non existent tariffs from China, and he has personally done more in three years than any president in history has done in 8!

But this time, I think El Pendejo Presidente may have had sexual congress with Fido. Apparently Trump was feeling lonely in that bog old Oval Office, so he invited a bunch of schmucks in to watch him sign his billable time hours for the month, as well as writing a couple of checks that will almost certainly bounce. And being Trump, if there are ears anywhere in the immediate vicinity, he’s going to bend them. And this time around, he popped off and related the indisputable fact that the coronavirus was worse than Pearl Harbor, and not only that, it was worse than the terrorist attacks on 9/11.

OK, look, hyperbole is one thing, and Trump’s whole shtick is to make himself appear almost superhuman solely by word rather than by deed. But this time, But worth his bellicose thundering this time, he did something that Trump should know better than to ever do. He created a situation that begged factual, historical comparison. And if you’re Donald Trump, that’s fucked up.

First pf all, the comparisons Trump laid out there are facetiously inaccurate on their face. Pearl Harbor and 9/11 were both insidious sneak attacks, with little to no time for preparation. The coronavirus was a known entity months before it ever reached our shore, Trump was, or should have been fully aware of it, but his bacon double cheeseburgers and tee times were much more important. But the comparisons only get worse from there.

On December 7th, 1941, we had a president by the name of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The first thing that Roosevelt did after the attack was to address the nation, give a description as to what had occurred, and promise swift and full retaliation. He immediately re-tasked the entire might of the United States industrial might to create an unstoppable war machine, and oh yeah, as long as he was at it, he might as well give that little shit Hitler a good stiff knock in the nuts too.

On September 11th, 2001, we had a president by the name of George Walker Bush. What did he do in response to the sneak attack? He got information, and immediately went on the airwaves to report to the American people, and he reassured them that the full force of the United States would come down like a sword of Damocles on the heads of the terrorists. Then he went on to sympathize and mourn, as well as try to heal by insisting that the attacks were not an assault by the religion of Islam, but of terrorists. And then he accepted the readily offered military and logistical assistance of our allies, and went after the terrorists.

And what has Emperor Numbus Nuttus done in decisive response to this non sneak sneak attack? Whine. Piss. Moan. Lie. Misdirect. Cast blame. Deny. Bullshit. Bungle. Mishandle. Misrepresent. Donald Trump has done everything possible not only to distance himself from the difficulties of dealing with q global pandemic, but he has taken the truly extraordinary next step. As pathetic as his supporters, Trump has repeatedly tried to cast himself as the ultimate victim in this crisis!

And one last comparison as long as I’m at it. At various times, Trump has compared himself favorable to President Abraham Lincoln. Hell, he’s often bragged of being superior to Lincoln. One quick reminder. Abraham Lincoln literally sacrificed his life at the alter of freedom and equality. Donald Trump sacrificed his bone spurs at the alter of Studio 54.

Maybe Trump will learn the lesson, but somehow or other I doubt it. It’s all fun and games to inflate your accomplishments when it’s done in generalization, with no real measurable matrix. But when you start inflating actual events, that can be compared to other actual events that you yourself spoke of, you’re just asking to end up flat on your ass.

To know the future, look to the past.before the insanity of the 2020 election, relive the insanity of the 2016 GOP primary campaign, and the general election, to see how we got to where we are. Copies of President Evil, and the sequel, President Evil II, A Clodwork Orange are available as e-books on Amazon, at the links above. Catch up before the upcoming release of the third book in the trilogy, President Evil III: All The Presidents Fen

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21 Comments on "Hyperbole Fails Me. And Trump Too."

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Tin woman1
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Yes, he’s an idiot.

beadlady
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No he’s not. That’s the issue. There’s a modicum of intelligence. That intelligence is used to supply his own narcissism. Narcissists are not idiots. But they are cray cray.

p j evans
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He may not be an idiot, but he isn’t smart.

beadlady
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Many psychologically ill people are very intelligent. But only in making things work for themselves, as we see on a daily basis. I so wish folks would stop trying to explain a person who is severely mentally ill. He is one very sick mofo. Very very sick. He will not change – he WILL get worse as things stack up against him.

Smart? idiot? That’s still trying to put a “normal,” or the lack thereof, label on a very sick fucker. That’s how I feel about him.

frank c barone
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Joseph Murphy you are a “Genius”. All are recollection of what everyone has already seen now and in the past. This is a perfect Anti-Trump commercial. One could fit the dialogue with several images and statements by Trump and others into a 60 second highly effective political statement on Trump’s performance into 60 seconds, I am sure. Can you get someone to help you do that. Most will look at it and shake their head while saying to themselves “Yes, that’s what I see. Let’s get this grifter out of our government before he kills us all”. Yes, that is… Read more »
michaelscott
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“Pearl Harbor and 9/11 were both insidious sneak attacks”.
I’ll give you Pearl Harbor, but 9/11?
Dubya was also too busy on the links to heed the PDB warnings on that one.

p j evans
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Pearl Harbor wasn’t supposed to be a sneak attack – but the Japanese ambassador had to decrypt and type the doc up himself and missed the pre-attack warning deadline.

Lone Wolf
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Actually, it was… The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise preemptive military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service upon the United States (a neutral country at the time) against the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, just before 08:00, on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941. The attack led to the United States’ formal entry into World War II the next day. The Japanese military leadership referred to the attack as the Hawaii Operation and Operation AI, and as Operation Z during its planning. Japan intended the attack as a preventive action to keep… Read more »
p j evans
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Read “The Codebreakers” by Kahn – he has a whole chapter on this. The message was supposed to be delivered at 7am, before the attack. Because the ambassador wasn’t used to typing, he had to redo at least one page…and that made it late.

Lone Wolf
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Pearl Harbor Truly a Sneak Attack, Papers Show
By Howard W. French
Dec. 9, 1999
here is a good story on it from the NYT

Joseph
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In fairness, michaelscott, NONE of those PDBs gave a SPECIFIC time or date nor any list of SPECIFIC targets regarding *A* terrorist attack. The August 6 PDB that became so widely covered only indicated there was “concern” of AN impending attack (it was, after all, titled “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US” rather than “Bin Laden Supporters to Attack the US on 9/11”). The Wiki article on “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US” even includes a partially redacted copy as an image which can then be clicked on to read (this is the PDB that would be declassified… Read more »
blueman
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You know, all Benedict Arnold did was give away some floor plans. All this crap is not incompetence, it is treason by both Trump and the Republicans. The Federal Government is the tool of our Constitution to promote the common defense and the general welfare. Yet Republicans attack it and weaken it in their inane attacks on ‘Socialism’, (they fight for a pure feudal system). Trump does it for the same reason he attacks NATO, he is a traitor. Saddest days of this world’s history.

elna benoit
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Well done! “altar” not alter.

priscianus jr
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Dubya looks good compared to Trump, but let’s not get carried away. Any president looks good compared to Trump. The way I remember Dubya’s response to 9/11 is that he used fake intelligence as an excuse to invade a country that had nothing to do with 9/11, and the result was a colossal mess o’ potamia with lots of bad repercussions that continue to this day. “Shock and awe!” “Mission accomplished!” my ass. True, it was a very different situation than what we have now, but not one I would use as a counter-example. Not to mention Katrina, “Heck of… Read more »