Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tweet And QOTD

Paleo- conservative George Will today on a "sad, embarrassing wreck of a man:"
Americans elected a president who — this is a safe surmise — knew that he had more to fear from making his tax returns public than from keeping them secret. The most innocent inference is that for decades he has depended on an American weakness, susceptibility to the tacky charisma of wealth, which would evaporate when his tax returns revealed that he has always lied about his wealth, too. A more ominous explanation might be that his redundantly demonstrated incompetence as a businessman tumbled him into unsavory financial dependencies on Russians. A still more sinister explanation might be that the Russians have something else, something worse, to keep him compliant. 
The explanation is in doubt; what needs to be explained — his compliance — is not. Granted, Trump has a weak man’s banal fascination with strong men whose disdain for him is evidently unimaginable to him. And, yes, he only perfunctorily pretends to have priorities beyond personal aggrandizement. But just as astronomers inferred, from anomalies in the orbits of the planet Uranus, the existence of Neptune before actually seeing it, Mueller might infer, and then find, still-hidden sources of the behavior of this sad, embarrassing wreck of a man.
In the meantime, a lifelong conservative Republican, has an awakening, 22 months late:


donnah said...

Well, imagine that. George Will, arch Conservative, criticizing Trump. Too bad nobody listens to him anymore.

And Comey? Really? After taking matters into his own hands and delivering Trump's presidency on the platter with Hillary's emails, he's lecturing us about fairness and democracy? *eyeroll*

Yeah, we're glad to get support from “the other side”, but maybe they should have had their awakenings a long time ago. Before it was too late to make a difference.

W. Hackwhacker said...

donnah - now we just need their votes, mea culpas optional.