Posted On: Friday - October 5th 2018 12:40PM MST
In Topics:   Humor  Trump  Pundits  Female Stupidity
... but doesn't walk the walk. We haven't given up hope.
Mr. Pat Buchanan, on the left side of that split-view, has "written the write", I guess you could say, for many years. I respect the man greatly for his writing and principles, and have only faulted him for being too civil with his words, as it were still 1985 right now, as far as the political scene. Peak Stupidity already discussed this naive ideas about the political climate we are in about a year ago, in Pat Buchanan, still in that ancient mindset ....
I really, really doubt Pat Buchanan read Peak Stupidity and has heeded our words, but he does seem to be coming around to some understanding. In his latest column, We Are All Deplorables Now, he says "...Trump's instincts, to treat his Democratic assailants as ideological enemies, with whom he is in mortal struggle, will be seen as correct." Yeah, Mr. Buchanan's coming around. In this article, about the Kavanaugh appointment female recovered-memory stupidity, I didn't read any talk about reaching across any aisles or coming together for summits.
Mr. Buchanan quotes President Trump from a speech at a rally in Mississippi, where Trump talks the talk that he is so good at:
" 'Thirty-six years ago this happened. I had one beer.' 'Right?' 'I had one beer.' 'Well, you think it was (one beer)?' 'Nope, it was one beer.' 'Oh, good. How did you get home?'"Hilarious! This is stand-up comedy quality - the good stuff that doesn't usually get on TV! Now, when I wrote above that the President wasn't walking the walk, I didn't mean on this Supreme Court nomination. That is about the ONE serious campaign promise that he is fullfilling. OTOH, it doesn't take leadership, like a rooting out of personel in the whole executive branch (that's Dept. of Justice, Dept. of Motherland Security, ALL OF THAT is Trumps purview.) For this SC nomination, you just pick a decent guy, and go by the advice of the Federalist Society, a group that seems to have copies of the US Constitution on hand - good on 'em. Trump did that.
'I don't remember.' 'How did you get there?' 'I don't remember.' 'Where is the place?' 'I don't remember.' 'How many years ago was it?' 'I don't know. I don't know. I don't know. I don't know.'"
By now the Mississippi MAGA crowd was cheering and laughing.
Trump went on: "'What neighborhood was it in?' 'I don't know.' 'Where's the house?' 'I don't know.' 'Upstairs, downstairs, where was it?' 'I don't know. But I had one beer. That's the only thing I remember.'"
Even as far as talking the talk goes, the excerpt above is great! However, Mr. Buchanan's article starts with: "Four days after he described Christine Blasey Ford, the accuser of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, as a "very credible witness," President Donald Trump could no longer contain his feelings or constrain his instincts." Come on, Mr. President! Quit being wishy-washy about this. That earlier statement was wrong. You knew that then, didn't you, or are all your thoughts coming from TV viewing too? If you didn't have anything bad to say, you shouldn't have said anything.
See now, that's just the new uncivil political scene that Mr. Buchanan is just getting to understand. We know Mr. Trump was elected for his tendency to fight. I wish he'd follow through with some action on other fronts, now that he's got power.
PS: One more Peak Stupidity post from over a year back answers Pat's question: Can the GOP's Shotgun Marriage be Saved? in in the form of an interview.