From John L. Dorman of Business Insider yesterday – “Georgia GOP Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan says Herschel Walker will ‘probably go down as one of the worst candidates in our party’s history'”
From The Guardian yesterday – “Brexit has fueled surge in UK food prices, says Bank of England policymaker: Britons need to be kept aware of the cost of leaving the EU, says Swati Dhingra“
From Francine Prose of The Guardian yesterday: “Trump had dinner with two avowed antisemites. Let’s call this what it is: A 2024 candidate broke bread with Nick Fuentes, a white nationalist, and Ye, who has praised Hitler. Don’t normalize this”
From Newsweek yesterday – “Kari Lake lawyers sanctioned by judge over frivolous election lawsuit”
Taking these four headlines in order, let me offer these frank assessments. First, a party must police itself if it intends to serve our country. Republican Lt. Governor Duncan’s words are true, but the sadder part is there are more candidates who could be included on this list. Even sadder is some of these candidates have actually won which means they represent people in Congress.
Second, the UK banks said Brexit was going to be dilutive to the British economy BEFORE the vote was taken. Yet, people preferred to listen to less than factual representations by Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage, two folks not known for dealing consistently with facts in their arguments. None of what is happening now should be viewed as a surprise.
Third, of the many inappropriate, untruthful, bullying and even illegal things done by the former president, having dinner with two known anti-semites should not be too outlandish. But, it is. Who on earth would think meeting with two hatemongers and conspiracy peddlers like this is a good idea? One of his defenses is he did not know. Really? One of his rebuttals to critics in his own party is to call them losers. Does that mean meeting with two known anti-semites is a winning idea in his mind?
Four, Kari Lake was the favored daughter of the MAGA crowd and Donald Trump, the future of the party. So for her to claim foul on the election like her idol and mentor the former president does is par for the course. It also is not a surprise. Yet, like with lawyers advising Trump, advising Lake can get them in trouble with judges when they pursue frivolous claims. Is this who you want to associate with lawyers? Please remember ol’ Rudy has his law license suspended in two jurisdictions.
Five, and as a late addition, just when you think the former president cannot say anything more inane, here is a headline by Brad Reed from Raw Story “Trump doubles down on calls to ‘terminate’ Constitution in furious all-caps Truth Social post.” Apparently, he still feels he was cheated out of the 2020 election, which he and others have failed miserably at proving (after a lot of money was spent) in over five dozen lost court cases (with one small win in PA) and losing every recount, audit and review. So, the US Constitution has to go because this person cannot be man enough to admit he lost an election. Maybe he was jealous of the attention Kari Lake was getting with her claims.
Reblogged this on Filosofa's Word and commented:
Keith’s post today is a compilation of just a few of the latest headlines that prove just how low the once “Grand” Old Party has sunk. This is a big 10 on the growl-meter in my book! Thanks Keith!!!
Thanks Jill for the reblog. You are a peach. Keith
Awwww … it always brings a smile to my face when you say that! You are most welcome, my friend!
Trump’s behavior makes me think of a saying I heard in DV therapy about abusers … they see their dirty face in the mirror & wash the mirror, not their faces.
Now that is a sadly pertinent metaphor. Thanks for sharing. Keith
Yeah! The world is falling apart and going insane faster every day these days. And the media are feasting on it. I don’t mean that we should not be hearing these things, but bad news, or even good news, used to be replaced more quickly with “new” news. Why do we have to be subjected to the same not-really-news-worthy items day after day, while things like gun violence and mass shootings and even the war in Ukraine are dummied down or even ignored.
The media itself needs a complete overhaul. We need to get away from making mountains out of mole hills to hide the important mountains that are being made into mole hills.
Worst of all, I’m pretty sure this is intentional by the wealthy owners of most media.
Heh heh. Seems a missed a “hills” in there after the first mole. If you could correct that Keith I would be greatly appreciative. Sometimes I think faster than I can type.
Rawgod, those who own pseudo news networks decided they made more money telling people what they wanted to hear. This is the Roger Ailes model he used with Fox, which MSN NBC tried to emulate. Yet, a lot of the distraction is at the behest of major funders such as the fossil fork and gun industry who do not want to talk about tough issues. Keith
Abd that is part of the big problem.
Note to Readers: In Politico today, Rep. Liz Cheney offers this rebuttal to the former president’s comment to terminate the Constitution to regain power.
“Cheney calls Trump ‘enemy of the Constitution’ after he proposes terminating it.”
Maybe the father of the Gold Star family who offered Trump his pocket copy of the Constitution can do so again. Keith
Note to Readers II: Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who briefly led Trump’s transition planning team in 2016, made the following comment in The Washington Post regarding Trump’s dinner with Fuentes and Ye:
“‘We have to stop the whispered concerns and veiled statements, and we have to stand up for the principles and the beliefs that our country and party were founded on,’ former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, the first potential 2024 candidate to condemn Trump on the dinner, said on Wednesday. ‘There is no place for antisemitism or white supremacists in the Republican Party and no place for anyone who gives people like Nick Fuentes the time of day. Donald Trump’s recent actions and history of poor judgment make him untenable as a candidate for our party.’”