Wednesday, November 29, 2017

As a Prism Bends Light....

For a long time I harbored the secret hope that "No, he's really not; he just plays one on TeeVee."  (No, not a bigot, he is and has always been a bigot.  I mean an idiot completely detached from reality and going down.)

But he is, he really is:

Despite his public acknowledgment of the recording’s authenticity in the final days of the presidential campaign — and his hasty videotaped apology under pressure from his advisers — Mr. Trump as president-elect began raising the prospect with allies that it may not have been him on the tape after all.

Most of Mr. Trump’s aides ignored his changing story. But in January, shortly before his inauguration, Mr. Trump told a Republican senator that he wanted to investigate the recording that had him boasting about grabbing women’s genitals.

“We don’t think that was my voice,” Mr. Trump told the senator, according to a person familiar with the conversation. Since then, Mr. Trump has continued to suggest that the tape that nearly upended his campaign was not actually him, according to three people close to the president.

A)  Another baseless claim from FoxNews.  B)  These are the people he is now in charge of; does he not understand that?  C)  Why does he trust crazy conspiracy theories over the best intelligence gathering and analyzing organizations on the planet?

“This investigation’s going to be over with pretty soon,” Trump’s told friends at his Golf Club and Mar-a-Lago, adding his “brilliant” lawyers have assured him of a rapid conclusion to Mueller’s probe.

And he still hates Barack Obama, and wants to erase him from history:

In recent months, they say, Mr. Trump has used closed-door conversations to question the authenticity of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. He has also repeatedly claimed that he lost the popular vote last year because of widespread voter fraud, according to advisers and lawmakers.

Many Republican lawmakers — not wanting to undermine the party’s fragile negotiations over a much-sought tax overhaul — declined to talk on the record about Mr. Trump’s pattern of plunging into what one senator called “his rabbit holes.” But the president’s success last year has also left some in his party in awe of his achievement and uneasy about angering his base of supporters.

It isn't, as Sen. Jeff Flake is quoted as saying, that we all need to agree on common facts.   It's that Donald Trump doesn't even have a passing relationship with reality.  Speaking of reality, about that "base of supporters":

Mr. Trump’s friends did not bother denying that the president was creating an alternative version of events. One Republican lawmaker, who asked not to be identified, said that Mr. Trump’s false statements had become familiar to people over time. The president continues to boast of winning districts that he did not in fact win, the lawmaker said, and of receiving 52 percent of the women’s vote, even though exit polls show that 42 percent of women supported him.

The man has the lowest approval rating in Presidential history.  He's more unpopular than prickly heat.  He has the political acumen of a carnival barker.  He has no accomplishment to his name after 11 months in office.  He says he's popular and he has a "base" that supports him, but he also says Barack Obama was born in Kenya and aliens stole his electoral landslide.  After elections earlier this month, what "base" does this man have?  He's political poison, and the only reason he still has political power is that his own party will never impeach him and he can't be forced from office for another 3 years.  What is the powerful cabal he commands, and when will it rise up for him and do his bidding?

Or he theirs?

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