Yeah, right Amanduh

Increasingly, the evidence is pointing to a certain conclusion: Donald Trump is running for president because he believes the power and fame of the White House will allow him to settle the score in his ever-expanding list of petty grievances.

Unh hunh. And Hillary’s lust for power has nothing to do with being the fat frumpy one with glasses, right?

22 thoughts on “Yeah, right Amanduh”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    I for one welcome our vengeful overlords.

    After eight years of Obama being ashamed of being an American, and the self-loathing of our elites, I would welcome a ruler with a robust attitude towards – and an even more robust response to – our enemies.

    It beats the pre-emptive surrender we have been relying on up to now.

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    So Amanda is building a fantasy based on another fantasy by some journalists who are equally lacking in facts.

    This is like second hand smoke. It is worse than hearsay.

    But that is Salon for you. Trump is right to call them scum.

  3. Trump is going to be and isolationist AND start WW3.

    That’s about the blankest slate any US president has ever been elected on.

    Good.

    And if his enemies include Putin, medieval theocrats, mercantilist adventurers, anti-science campaigners, student snowflakes…

    Double plus good.

  4. If nothing else, the above paragraph is interesting in what it shows of how Amanda Marcotte’s mind works. It isn’t too far a leap to suggest that what we are seeing here is projection: Given the Marcotte is little more than a small lump of lipstick and hate, it isn’t hard to imagine her visiting vengeance on her ever-expanding list of enemies were she to come to power.

  5. I said this here months ago and it still holds: Donald Trump’s value rests solely in his ability to burn down the status quo in Washington.

    If he burns the motherfucker down, and ensures that Congress, K Street and the Washington Press Corps doesn’t survive, he’ll have his face on Mt. Rushmore before the fires are extinguished and the smoke clears.

    Burn.The.Motherfucker.Down.

    Vive la destruction de la classe dirigeante!

  6. bif: Trump is a mercantilist adventurer and anti science campaigner. I doubt he’s going to attack them much.

    I think he’s in it for fun, and to see if he can. That’s a better motivation than “it’s my turn”.

  7. Bloke in Costa Rica

    I think predicting what Trump is going to do is about as fruitful as tarot card reading. The main problem is that Trump doesn’t know what he;s going to do, so any successful predictions are going to be a matter of luck.

    If he does win, though, the Left is going to go insane. Insane. They might go mad enough to be worthy of some really brutal suppression.

  8. BiCR,

    So the ‘socialists’ go to the gulag. Why do I have the feeling when this hypothetical scenario collapses it will be because Trump wasn’t conservative enough?

  9. Liberal Yank, “Why do I have the feeling when this hypothetical scenario collapses it will be because Trump wasn’t conservative enough?”

    Because that’s Crybully “logic” (see: every failure of socialism and progressivism ever), and Crybullies always project.

  10. Bloke in Costa Rica

    LY, I’m not talking about sending socialists to the gulag. I’m talking about them starting an insurrection. Yes, I’m serious. The Left in the US thinks it has a god-given mandate to impose its policies and if they’re thwarted I can easily see them going mad.

  11. BiCR,

    Well that is a different story then. I do agree that the most likely revolution will have a large US style left component.

  12. Bloke Not in Northe Dorset (Still on the Helford River)

    BiCR,

    “The Left in the US thinks it has a god-given mandate to impose its policies and if they’re thwarted I can easily see them going mad.”

    Its not just the US, its everywhere.

    I think Trump is an ignoramus, and and incompetent one at that, but is worth supporting him just to see the left’s reaction.

  13. Bloke Not in Northe Dorset (Still on the Helford River)

    I see that Trump is planning to attend the opening of the refurbished Turnberry hotel and gold club.

    What fun, more exploding progressives as a distraction from the dreary and interminable EU referendum (lack of) debate.

  14. Liberal Yank, ” I do agree that the most likely revolution will have a large US style left component.”

    You mean the people who don’t have guns and who insist no popular uprising could ever defeat the (solidly right-wing) US Military?

  15. The Inimitable Steve

    Trump is going to be and isolationist AND start WW3

    Trump is a sort of living, breathing, lion-haired Rorschach test for Lefties.

    Trump eats a taco and says he loves Hispanics – RACIST!

    Trump proudly shows off his wife and his daughter at a rally and says women should earn the same as men for doing as good a job – SEXIST!

    Trump addresses AIPAC and talks about his support for Israel – Uh… HITLER!

    Pretty standard stuff for the American Left, who portrayed poor Mitt Romney – an honest and decent family man with nary a hint of scandal in his personal life – as some sort of tax-dodging, poor-hating, war-on-women mongering ghoul.

    Interestingly, none of the attacks that worked so well on Romney are making a dent on Trump’s popularity. The Yank media has thrown everything at him – even tried inciting nutters to assassinate him a la Pim Fortuyn (that’s what the dog-whistle Hitler stuff is about) – and he’s doing better in the polls than ever.

    The resulting fear and desperation is obvious even on this side of the Atlantic. And the one thing that might hurt Trump – ignoring him – is impossible. He’s just too memorable and newsworthy, and he’s now taken up a sumptous rent-free existence in their scarred and shriveled amygdalas.

    Just as The Cranberries predicted, he’s in their heads, in their he-a-eeads, zombie, zombie, zombie-ie-ie.

  16. People not having guns was a good point. The US military is not solidly right wing, though. The US military has hollowed out its officer corps and replaced them with placemen and yes men. They will do the government’s bidding. The days of revolution are over – people (inc soldiers) overthrow governments when they’re starving and oppressed, not because the government is dickheadishly insisting that there are 30 different genders and we need multipurpose bogs. Sadly.

    Steve, are you in love with the bloke? He’s a phoney, you do know that? It’s so fucking obvious – maybe it’s the sheer size of his phoniness that makes it hard to see.

  17. The US military is not solidly right wing, though.

    The National Guard are, though. Even the Californians.

    The US military has hollowed out its officer corps and replaced them with placemen and yes men.

    Doesn’t really matter what the officers do. The Sergeants Major and First Sergeants will point the troops in the right direction.

    And, even if the coup attempt lasts long enough to need logistics, the Yanks have that whole “Chief Warrant Officer” thing going on, so it would probably keep working past the time the Really Large Corps would have ground UK.mil to a tired, hungry and very much out of fuel queue at the side of the road.

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