Skip to comments.Trumpism is winning, and that's terrifying
Posted on 10/08/2018 12:58:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
To many, Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the US Supreme Court is not just a victory for President Donald Trump, but for Trumpism at large. And it is this fact that unsettles so much of the nation.
Trump's presidency is marked not by political ideology but by personality. As former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a Republican, told CNN's Fareed Zakaria, "We the people" has been replaced by "me the president." This Trumpian way of operating values winning over decency and power over unity. It is also a force that has proven to be both effective and infectious, and its malevolence is terrifying.
The infectious quality of Trumpism was demonstrated in Kavanaugh's weepy, indignant and self-righteous response to serious allegations of sexual misconduct in his youth. He railed against liberals and announced that he was the victim of "a calculated and orchestrated political hit." Kavanaugh even badgered Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar (for which he later apologized) and argued that his troubles were tantamount to a "national disgrace."
Kavanaugh's display, unworthy of anyone seeking a seat on the Supreme Court, was fully Trumpian in its emotion and intellectual distortions. He was joined, almost immediately, by a finger-wagging Sen. Lindsey Graham, whose snarling complaints came right out of the Trump playbook. "You're looking for a fair process?" Graham asked in a fit of pique. "You came to the wrong town at the wrong time, my friend."
No one personifies the triumph of Trumpism more fully than Graham. Formerly a leader of the more rational faction of the GOP, Graham once said, "You know how you make America great again? Tell Donald Trump to go to hell." But since the death of his friend and mentor, John McCain, Graham has embraced the Trump style in his rhetoric and approach to politicking....
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Go to hell, CNN.
Why post this?
Who the hell is this prick?
Yeah, yeah, yeah... we know... we’re all racists who hate women.
#Winning - MAGA Baby, thanks for admitting he’s winning CNN, that means you’re losing by the way
The unhinged media continues their 24/7 corrupt anti-Trump writings and lies - and funny how the Dem polls go down in a direct relationship with the increased anger and hate in the media and the dems.
This dummy has it backwards.
Yeah, Trump is a strong personality. But that doens’t mean that’s ALL his Presidency is.
If he wasn’t delivering economic results that you’d expect from a conservative, “Trumpism” wouldn’t be “winning” anything.
and its malevolence is terrifying
How can these people not know that they are writing pure propaganda? They can’t possibly look at what they are doing without a sense of awareness.
How unhinged and untied from reality are these people?
They take their own fear, anger and hatred and project it onto the other side like paranoid schizophrenics but I can’t believe they are ill. I think they are legitimately trying to incide people!
Malevolence indeed. Look in the mirror
Did someone just take a dump on FR?
Serious, yes. Substantiated, no. But DiFi still brought up the gang rape allegation on the flimsiest of evidence, a statement that was later walked back by the accuser.
Yet the problem is with Kavanaugh's response, not the rank political depravity of the Dems.
-—How unhinged and untied from reality are these people?-—
But he made fun of our network!!!!
For the joy of those who cherish liberal tears.
DIFIsm is losing and for that America is grateful and may yet survive.
As usual, the left has it backwards. The president is helping us get back to "We the people" instead of "We the elites".
Colin is not a Republican, he is a back stabbing traitor.
They are panicked, and it’s great to see.
The Pravda media is not happy that under Trump the Republicans are no longer serving as the Washington Generals to the Democrats’ Harlem Globetrotters. Suck it!
Just remarked the other night how different were/are the "We" remarks of Trump from those of the arrogant, self-absorbed Obama, whose sentences were consistently punctuated with the pronoun, "I"--to the extent that journalists were keeping count of those references, which numbered in the hundreds frequently
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