S*** the President Says – 6/15/2020

Ladies and gentlemen, behold, some s*** the president said during the previous week:

Whoa, apparently lowercase letters are part of the Deep State now. They’re out. Anyway, I’ve always hoped the sheer incompetence of a Trump presidency would ignite a reawakening of civic involvement. So, probably not in the way our president means it, but I share this sentiment.

Richard Nixon called. He wants his slogan back. Trump supporters are sort of like the silent majority, except not silent and not a majority. In fact, Trump reminds me much more of Nixon than his supporters do of a majority. He’s Caps Lock Nixon.

Also Donald Trump: Knock the crap out of him, will ya? I promise you, I will pay your legal bills. Just a reminder that when politicians preach “law and order,” it’s usually not so much about law, and way more about keeping the playing field tilted so as to maintain the existing social order.

YOU SAID THAT ALREADY.

Is he asking us to do it? I thought we were supposed to vote for him so he would do it. It’s been nearly an entire term now, and this experiment has involved much more feuding and blaming than winning and grinning.

Great news for the hedge fund managers and CEOs! I’ve been worried about those guys. As for the rest of us, the unemployment rate is 16.1% and 117,000 people have died due to coronavirus.

The bases are indeed part of a great American heritage. Their names are a disservice to anyone who’s ever worn the uniform. These bases are named after confederate generals. Losers. Remember when Donald Trump told us he likes “people who weren’t captured?” That’s out. He now loves losers, so long as they lost defending slavery.

Winning, victory, and freedom are three words no one should ever associate with people who fought a war to defend slavery and, again, lost. Got their asses kicked. Surrendered unconditionally.

Our history as the greatest nation in the world is secure. Our present and future status, however, is not looking great these days.

Look. Removing statues of confederate generals or their names from buildings is not denying history. It is simply refusing to glorify something that should never have been glorified in the first place. Statues are for heroes. History is for books. Those books will tell you the confederacy went to war against the United States. If we get comfortable with a president who would deny that history, sanitize it, wash its ugliness away, what we end up with is the second president of the confederacy.


That’s our report for this week. Be sure to check out the links for more info on any particular topic and, as always, thanks for reading.

This week’s cover art featured in The Guardian: https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/04/the-american-civil-war-didnt-end-and-trump-is-a-confederate-president

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