Sunday, May 8, 2016

The Wave On Which He Rides


The above picture is from this morning's Seattle Times, taken as Donald Trump spoke at a rally yesterday, about 75 miles north of here. (He avoided the liberal bastions of and around Seattle itself.) Nice looking folks, eh? Optimists, welcoming of people not like themselves, am I right? People who love America for its inclusiveness, its willingness to have elected a black president, its openness to people of all sexual orientations and religious beliefs.

Okay, yeah, sure, I don't really know, based only on a photo. Just taking a wild guess.

8 comments:

Smoothtooperate said...

OK friends and frenemies...Just like the people in the photo...

I've been here since early this morning and still ain't seen a black guy walk in front of the camera lens.

That long haired boy in the middle far left looks like how I feel. His parent are raising him right!

That's freakin' Lyndon...

No need to go to TN. to see the face of the KKK. No need to go to Stone Mountain on a pilgrimage. No need to visit Bundlyland. We got an angry white population that allegedly smells like chicken right here in WA..

You know how you go by KFC and it smells like fried chicken and you think "Man, that smells really good"...? Well go in and ask the person cooking it if they think fried chicken smells good (if they can still smell it at all). They'd prolly give ya a different answer and their faces would reflect that.

In other words...

Lyndon is OK to drive through, ya just don't want to live there...Lest you smell like chicken...Allegedly.

Dr Strangelove said...

It is so very disappointing to see people rallying around this ass. I think that it's just fine that they don't support my politics and beliefs. But I am just astounded at the numbers of citizens who are incapable of seeing him for what he is and what he can never be, and who, professing to love their country, would enthusiastically hand it over to such a severely limited, reckless, boorish, unqualified individual. I feel embarrassed for our country.

Sidney Schwab said...

Me, too. And for several reasons, I think he could actually win. Stupidity has been carefully and very successfully crafted by Fox "news" and the rest of right-wing media.

Todd said...

The first thing that I saw in the picture were the young people and to realize that someone was taking the time to teach them to hate and be fearful. The sadness continues.

Dr Strangelove said...

Trump speaks fluent Stupid. Today there's one previous utterance that I can't get out of my head. What kind of man, not just presidential candidates, stands at a podium addressing a crowd and loudly declares, "I am very, very smart!" Other than Professor Irwin Corey, I mean. Evidently not one supporter of his experiences a shred of cognitive dissonance at this Palinese claim! Or does that simply show that he knows his core supporters?

Why do some of his spokespeople seem to have the look of underworld types? Oh, never mind, I get it.

Sidney Schwab said...

Speaking of his spokespeople: http://www.xojane.com/issues/stephanie-cegielski-donald-trump-campaign-defector

Dr Strangelove said...

She sounds like an interesting case. I don't know quite what to make of her. The smiling, girlish poster-tearing photo, her sound bite writing style, and her admission of continued admiration of Trump caused me to question her claims while I was reading. Her sound bite writing style, which I found annoying, was certainly well chosen for the audience of that letter.

I grabbed a gardening trowel and dug a little deeper. She's more complex than that:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-cegielski-0601516
But there are some issues with her letter:
http://www.snopes.com/stephanie-cegielski-letter-trump/

For me the bottom line is this. If what she claims is true, that Trump never wanted the GOP nomination, then her ethics are only a shades or two better than Trump's. While she was chasing the money for a fake campaign she was giving the finger to the American public and the real GOP candidates. In other words, despite her current misgivings, she fits right in with the Trump spokespeople.

Smoothtooperate said...

I think you got it right Dr. S...

The moment Drumpf said "We want to poll 2nd, not first. Mr. Drumpf wants to be first loser." I'd have walked out.

Also, it makes perfect sense that only dumb asses, stooges, angry racists, dimwits, women haters...would work for Trump.

Thanks for the reading by the way.

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