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Something Has to Change

 

I was going to plagiarize this, but no one would believe that poetry-spouting Archdork Trink had it in her. The source will remain anonymous no matter how hard you beg.

He’s a loose cannon. He doesn’t know what he’s doing. He’s bumbling, fumbling, crude, rude, and the proverbial bull in an historic china shop.

The biggest complaint about the president is that he’s not presidential. How can he tweet? Yeah, Comey needed to be fired. Hell, he begged to be fired, but you don’t do it like that. It’s amateur hour.

Donald Trump’s demeanor has not only been dissected 18 hours a day since January 20th, it has been probed, prodded, and generally autopsied since he stirred up the 17-man field in the GOP primaries. There is nothing revelatory remaining.

If Washington loved “No Drama” Obama, it loathes “Quick to Jump” Trump. The Capital City has long been referred to as Hollywood for Ugly People, but we’ve entered a new era of performance art. It has become style over substance to the Nth degree.

The majority of the press, the commentariat and the professional class of teat suckers are just appalled, I mean appalled that man was ever allowed in the Oval Office. Yeah, he’s rich, but he’s tasteless rich. If Crotch-Scratch Joe from the trailer park down by the tracks won the lottery his place would look like Trump’s New York apartment.

And that’s the real sin, isn’t it? The four richest counties in America now surround the Federal City. The New York Times ran a story Friday about how property prices have soared surrounding the District and how well Aston Martins and McLarens are selling. See, we’re talking taste.

Meanwhile, across the country in Los Angeles county a new private terminal is opening for the super rich at LAX, replete with comfortable furniture, beds, fine wines and chocolate, a masseuse on call and, of course, a more refined TSA experience. But more than that there is an iPad sitting on a counter near the entrance with the feed of a camera on the lobby of the main terminal. A note placed nearby reads, “Here’s a glimpse of what you’re missing over at the main terminal right now.” It’s not enough to avoid the hoi polloi, one must take the time to sneer at them and perhaps be amused by their grubby, miserable lives.

Undoubtedly everyone who pays the annual $7,500 membership fee and the $3,000 fee per flight taken have all the right political positions and are heartbroken over Hillary’s denial to the throne. They just don’t understand how so many in those wretched places like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin could vote “against their own interests.” Nor do they understand how these horrible deplorables who look so amusing on the iPad feed struggling with their luggage on the way to crass, plastic destinations, could possibly continue to back this horrid little orange man from the crass, plastic world of real estate dealings.

Out in the hinterlands, where technology and government has abandoned them, where their God is mocked and they offer up their sons and daughters to the military and the Marxists of the academy in hopes they will find their piece of the dying American Dream, they look at what’s happening in Washington and they feel as embattled as the President. And the party they thought was on their side reveals itself to be as disconnected from them as the LAX voyeurs.

Something has to change. It’s not going to be Trump. He is what he is. If the Republicans in Congress and elsewhere help the leftists destroy him they will also be destroying a lot more. Instead of mocking the fight, they might be well advised to enjoin it.

And folks. Trink is up-ticking every comment as acknowledging well-considered responses.

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  1. Thatcher

    My favorite part is when the Left goes judge-shopping to find a Communist Judge to block implementation of his immigration Executive Orders, then they go on TV and say he is “failing” on Immigration! That’s not “failing” – that’s Obstruction!

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    • May 13, 2017 at 10:36 am
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  2. Member

    Trink, very nice and straightforward post on what this all looks like from the rest of America.

    To just throw another log on the fire of media and political contempt for the average American-

    Liberal Democrat Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA) During an Energy and Commerce Committee meeting with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit- ‘She wished out loud that Pai would stop talking about “Podunk, USA” and instead be more concerned about the venture capitalists on Sand Hill Road in her district near Palo Alto.’

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    • May 13, 2017 at 10:36 am
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  3. Thatcher

    Trink: Something has to change. It’s not going to be Trump. He is what he is. If the Republicans in Congress and elsewhere help the leftists destroy him they will also be destroying a lot more. Instead of mocking the fight, they might be well advised to enjoin it

    The issue is that Republicans might decide that Trump is so toxic that they need to put some distance between them and him to save their own hides in the next couple election cycles if things keep going the way they are.

    Another issue is that there isn’t an actual agenda or governing philosophy for GOP official to coalesce around and fight for in the end. Fighting to preserve the framework of Obamacare and to continue federal spending the way it was done in the Obama era isn’t particularly inspiring.

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    • May 13, 2017 at 10:38 am
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  4. Member

    Way to go, Trink (and friend). The GOP deserves every word.

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    • May 13, 2017 at 10:38 am
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  5. Member

    It’s perfect Trink, you know the right people.

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    • May 13, 2017 at 10:39 am
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  6. Thatcher

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):
    My favorite part is when the Left goes judge-shopping to find a Communist Judge to block implementation of his immigration Executive Orders, then they go on TV and say he is “failing” on Immigration! That’s not “failing” – that’s Obstruction!

    It’s certainly not success, however. Executive orders are fine, but they are temporary and limited. Meaningful immigration policy requires legislation.

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    • May 13, 2017 at 10:40 am
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    Sandy (View Comment):
    Way to go, Trink (and friend). The GOP deserves every word.

    A good message for the RINOs.

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    • May 13, 2017 at 10:41 am
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  8. Reagan
    Trink Post author

    Publius (View Comment):
    The issue is that Republicans might decide that Trump is so toxic that they need to put some distance between them and him to save their own hides in the next couple election cycles if things keep going the way they are.

    Another issue is that there isn’t an actual agenda or governing philosophy for GOP official to coalesce around and fight for in the end. Fighting to preserve the framework of Obamacare and to continue federal spending the way it was done in the Obama era isn’t particularly inspiring.

    Oh how I wish “anonymous” would respond. Trink is outta the office :)

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    • May 13, 2017 at 10:41 am
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  9. Member

    Publius (View Comment):

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):
    My favorite part is when the Left goes judge-shopping to find a Communist Judge to block implementation of his immigration Executive Orders, then they go on TV and say he is “failing” on Immigration! That’s not “failing” – that’s Obstruction!

    It’s certainly not success, however. Executive orders are fine, but they are temporary and limited. Meaningful immigration policy requires legislation.

    How so? They’re already ignoring the legislation that’s currently in place.

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    • May 13, 2017 at 10:45 am
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Publius (View Comment):

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):
    My favorite part is when the Left goes judge-shopping to find a Communist Judge to block implementation of his immigration Executive Orders, then they go on TV and say he is “failing” on Immigration! That’s not “failing” – that’s Obstruction!

    It’s certainly not success, however. Executive orders are fine, but they are temporary and limited. Meaningful immigration policy requires legislation.

    How so? They’re already ignoring the legislation that’s currently in place.

    Exactly. There’s plenty of legislation that was not being enforced. It is decidedly the duty of the executive to enforce the law. And boy howdy, do we have plenty of laws!

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    • May 13, 2017 at 10:52 am
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  11. Member

    Publius (View Comment):

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):
    My favorite part is when the Left goes judge-shopping to find a Communist Judge to block implementation of his immigration Executive Orders, then they go on TV and say he is “failing” on Immigration! That’s not “failing” – that’s Obstruction!

    It’s certainly not success, however. Executive orders are fine, but they are temporary and limited. Meaningful immigration policy requires legislation.

    Governing and implementing policy also require having the Administration in place. Team Trump has been significantly delayed by Democratic obstruction. Did you see tigerlily’s post ?

    https://ricochet.com/429324/a-tale-of-two-cabinets-obama-2009-vs-trump-2017-updated-final/

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    • May 13, 2017 at 10:54 am
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  12. Coolidge
    ST

    Anonymous = Mr. Trink?

    Great post Mr. Trink, wherever you are. So many great lines. Some of my faves:

    If Crotch-Scratch Joe from the trailer park down by the tracks…

    …so many in those wretched places like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin could vote “against their own interests.”

    …professional class of teat suckers are just appalled, I mean appalled

    Out in the hinterlands, where technology and government has abandoned them, where their God is mocked and they offer up their sons and daughters to the military… (DocJay immediately comes to mind.)

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    • May 13, 2017 at 10:56 am
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  13. Thatcher

    MJBubba (View Comment):
    Governing and implementing policy also require having the Administration in place. Team Trump has been significantly delayed by Democratic obstruction. Did you see tigerlily’s post ?

    https://ricochet.com/429324/a-tale-of-two-cabinets-obama-2009-vs-trump-2017-updated-final/

    This needs repeating. The Republicans in Washington D.C. need to be shouting from the rooftops and back the man we elected to get his people in place.

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    • May 13, 2017 at 11:35 am
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  14. Reagan
    Trink Post author

    ST (View Comment):
    ST

    Anonymous = Mr. Trink?

    Great post Mr. Trink, wherever you are. So many great lines.

    Oh no! no! It’s another Ricochet person and that’s the last I’m gonna say on this except that it’s not a family member. I sure wish this person would take credit for an awesome post.

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    • May 13, 2017 at 11:40 am
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    ST (View Comment):

    Anonymous = Mr. Trink?

    Fuhgeddaboudit. Guess all you want but she will neither confirm nor deny. Amirite, Trink?

    Edit: Trink, you’re making a liar out of me.

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    • May 13, 2017 at 11:42 am
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  16. Reagan
    Trink Post author

    drlorentz (View Comment):

    ST (View Comment):

    Anonymous = Mr. Trink?

    Fuhgeddaboudit. Guess all you want but she will neither confirm nor deny. Amirite, Trink?

    Edit: Trink, you’re making a liar out of me.

    OOPs. Sorry :( But I was brought up going to confession and lying was a reeeally big No-No.

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    • May 13, 2017 at 11:46 am
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  17. Reagan
    Trink Post author

    C’mon Anonymous. For pity’s sake. It’s headed for the the Main Feed.

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    • May 13, 2017 at 11:53 am
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  18. Reagan

    The author just threw in the towel. Since more than Trink knows, it will get out eventually.

    Another victory for the forces of Never Trump on Ricochet.

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    • May 13, 2017 at 11:54 am
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  19. Reagan
    Trink Post author

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):
    The author just threw in the towel. Since more than Trink knows, it will get out eventually.

    Another victory for the forces of Never Trump on Ricochet.

    Whoa! No way. Oh Bryan, please tell me it’s got nothing to do with my posting this person’s words. This person said we could, right?

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    • May 13, 2017 at 12:05 pm
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  20. Reagan

    Trink (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):
    The author just threw in the towel. Since more than Trink knows, it will get out eventually.

    Another victory for the forces of Never Trump on Ricochet.

    Whoa! No way. Oh Bryan, please tell me it’s got nothing to do with my posting this person’s words. This person said we could, right?

    Nope, not from this.

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    • May 13, 2017 at 12:06 pm
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    Trink (View Comment):
    C’mon Anonymous. For pity’s sake. It’s headed for the the Main Feed.

    Don’t worry, we know who it is.

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    • May 13, 2017 at 12:08 pm
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  22. Member

    The loose cannon comment was repeated to me yesterday by a client who doesn’t like his neighbor….. Trump, however, will be just fine. He didn’t get there by the media, or the liberals, or the dried up Republicans who still think they represent a party. Trump got there because the average American is not who the headlines dominate – Be”yawn”ce and JZ, Bubba-licious or is it Ludacris, the whiners and crybaby students, the gender-confused, or the Al Gore “give me 20 trillion and we’ll fix climate change” crowd. We had enough hope and change – we just need our country restored to basic constitutional principals, benefits that hard workers can afford, safe cities, strength and support for our law enforcement, borders, soldiers, vets and allies instead of neglect and making up red lines.

    Americans can think for themselves, and people like Obama and Hillary did not realize that. Trump will be ok.

    PS Is the headline true that Harvard is having separate commencements for black students or is it fake news? If true, Obama has re-segregated us and set back race relations, which I don’t think he intended.

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    • May 13, 2017 at 12:10 pm
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  23. Member

    Trink: The four richest counties in America now surround the Federal City.

    This. 1000 times – this. This is the clearest and absolutely unmistakeable indicator of how screwed up our government is. I’m telling you, people – until we decentralize the federal government and send its minions back home to the heartland, America hasn’t got a prayer.

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    • May 13, 2017 at 12:15 pm
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  24. Thatcher

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Trink (View Comment):
    C’mon Anonymous. For pity’s sake. It’s headed for the the Main Feed.

    Don’t worry, we know who it is.

    Indeed we do. And it’s a damned dirty shame that pro-Trump members are treated so poorly on this site.

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    • May 13, 2017 at 12:52 pm
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  25. Reagan
    Trink Post author

    For me to be caught up in bit of a maelstrom like this is crazy.

    I don’t do controversy. I write pretty, sappy poems, and take so-so photos of sunsets, bugs and fungus.

    If there’s conflict, I’m heading for the door. What was Trink (yes, gone schizo now) think’n ?

    Where are you @susanquinn?

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    • May 13, 2017 at 1:06 pm
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  26. Thatcher

    Trink (View Comment):
    For me to be caught up in bit of a maelstrom like this is crazy.

    I don’t do controversy. I write pretty, sappy poems, and take so-so photos of sunsets, bugs and fungus.

    If there’s conflict, I’m heading for the door. What was Trink (yes, gone schizo now) think’n ?

    Where are you @susanquinn?

    I am very happy you decided to post it, and so I’ll quote another person: Tell the people demanding to know who wrote it to go suck some fish heads. You posted it, be proud! I liked this better than sappy poems!

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    • May 13, 2017 at 1:34 pm
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  27. Reagan

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):

    Trink (View Comment):
    For me to be caught up in bit of a maelstrom like this is crazy.

    I don’t do controversy. I write pretty, sappy poems, and take so-so photos of sunsets, bugs and fungus.

    If there’s conflict, I’m heading for the door. What was Trink (yes, gone schizo now) think’n ?

    Where are you @susanquinn?

    I am very happy you decided to post it, and so I’ll quote another person: Tell the people demanding to know who wrote it to go suck some fish heads. You posted it, be proud! I liked this better than sappy poems!

    Yes

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    • May 13, 2017 at 4:54 pm
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  28. Reagan

    I totally agree with the OP, and its feelings are true.

    They may destroy Trump, but the long term outcome is not a return to business as normal. It is time for the GOP and the Conservative Communtariat to stop looking down on people in the heartland.

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    • May 13, 2017 at 4:55 pm
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):
    The loose cannon comment was repeated to me yesterday by a client who doesn’t like his neighbor….. Trump, however, will be just fine. He didn’t get there by the media, or the liberals, or the dried up Republicans who still think they represent a party. Trump got there because the average American is not who the headlines dominate – Be”yawn”ce and JZ, Bubba-licious or is it Ludacris, the whiners and crybaby students, the gender-confused, or the Al Gore “give me 20 trillion and we’ll fix climate change” crowd. We had enough hope and change – we just need our country restored to basic constitutional principals, benefits that hard workers can afford, safe cities, strength and support for our law enforcement, borders, soldiers, vets and allies instead of neglect and making up red lines.

    Americans can think for themselves, and people like Obama and Hillary did not realize that. Trump will be ok.

    PS Is the headline true that Harvard is having separate commencements for black students or is it fake news? If true, Obama has re-segregated us and set back race relations, which I don’t think he intended.

    I DO! Think he intended re-segregation!

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    • May 13, 2017 at 5:11 pm
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  30. Member

    Trump should wait about 4 months and then appointment a new FBI director named — James Comey.

    It will drive them crazy.

    “You wanted him fired. You didn’t him fired. Make up your mind!”

    Actually one of the most important goals should be to drive the press crazy — always.

    The biggest one should be finding new and inventive ways to downsize the size and scope of government, including Obamacare. (The wall and all the immigration stuff is important too. I can’t say what military areas should be increased or decreased in 2017, but that is important also.)

    I think Trump needs some think tank ideas guys or somebody like Newt Gingrich to come up with lots of ideas constantly to reverse decades of damage that the Democrats have done to the country encouraging too many entitlements.

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    • May 13, 2017 at 5:12 pm
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