Wile E. Coyote Democrats, President Trump, and a Dangerous World

 

In case you missed it, two nuclear-armed nations, India and Pakistan, just had an aerial skirmish with bombs dropped and planes shot down. Also, a failed socialist state in our own hemisphere is on the edge of complete lawlessness, as the dictator, Maduro, shut down the last border crossing to stop relief supplies flowing to Venezuelans. Meanwhile, President Trump is practicing tough but patient nuclear diplomacy with Kim Jong-un, the third-generation hereditary North Korean dictator, and tough but patient trade negotiations with President Xi Jinping, the strongest Chinese Communist leader since Chairman Mao, while meeting in a tough, smaller rival to China, Vietnam.

So, naturally, the House Democrats, under the leadership of Speaker Pelosi 1.2, held their first big show hearing with a man convicted of lying to Congress. It went as well as President Trump could have wished. These same geniuses thought having House Democratic women wear white at the State of the Union was a brilliant move, only to be completely owned by a smiling President Trump. Who, again, is the political neophyte?

The congressional Republicans have continued to demonstrate their lack of fitness to govern, helping the Democrats stay in the game. Yet, the Democrats are moving so far left and behaving so foolishly that we should all be investing in Acme stock. Indeed, the only better investment than Acme stock may be proposition bets with British betting houses on President Trump to win reelection in 2020.

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  1. CarolJoy, Above Top Secret Coolidge
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    Decent summary of what has been a bewildering news day.

    And I keep wondering if there is a thermonuclear war between India and Pakistan, if that will mean the end of the annoying phone calls I get on a daily basis: “Hell-loo, this is Henery.

    “I am calling you from the basement of –  I mean, I am calling you from the corporate offices of my company “Computer Secure Now” to provide you with all your computer security needs. Do not worry, I am not a Pakistani calling to scam you. If you have a moment we could see if you have security issues with Windows. Just hold down the Windows key and then press Control R.”

    It will be a real bummer if we do get a major war, with all its destructiveness, and yet that dude still keeps calling.

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  2. dnewlander Coolidge
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    And you didn’t even mention Russia once. Amazing how things happen, despite what the media want you to believe.

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  3. Mike "Lash" LaRoche Inactive
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    There is equally bewildering news to our north: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may soon be breaking rocks in a Canadian prison.

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  4. dnewlander Coolidge
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    Mike "Lash" LaRoche (View Comment):

    There is equally bewildering news to our north: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may soon be breaking rocks in a Canadian prison.

    Wow.

    Just… wow.

    I don’t want to get too excited, because the Liberals in Canada will put up someone worse, but unless he (or she) is Quebecois, then maybe an Albertan could get in there. (Alberta is exactly the Texas of Canada, in every respect, and it’s driving the non-Toronto financial sector of the economy up there.)

    Also, Trudeau is a twat, so I’m pleased to see him hoist on his own petard.

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  5. Guruforhire Inactive
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    1972 is coming.

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  6. Seawriter Contributor
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    My son’s fiancee is in Vietnam. She is due to come to the US in April. Can we postpone any nuclear war until after she arrives? Please?

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  7. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    I wonder if there is war between India and Pakistan.  Will all the Indians in the US be recalled to fight?  Will American companies be forced to hire American tech workers?  Or would that be racist?

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  8. Columbo Member
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    Outstanding contribution @cliffordbrown. Love all of the news and the comparisons. The Wile E. Coyote metaphor is spot on! Buy stock in #Acme!

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  9. MarciN Member
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    I’m so ticked off at the Democrats today. I know Kim gave Trump a hard time because he sees Trump as being a weakened leader. 

    The Democrats have no sense at all of how important it is to project a stable and united front abroad, that there are lives at stake.  

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  10. Petty Boozswha Inactive
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    As a NeverTrumper, this is the reason I chose my avatar. I first related to Wile E. back when I was rooting for Newt Gingrich and his bumbling crew against Slick Willie, and supporting the NeverTrump movement now feels just as frustrating. I know we are on the right side morally and factually, but it seems we always end up with the anvil on our head while Trump gets the undeserved breaks.

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  11. Arahant Member
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    A good analogy. Wile E. Coyote referred to himself on his business cards as a “Super Genius,” but he didn’t know that coyotes run faster than roadrunners. Likewise, the Democrat super geniuses in Congress do every stupid thing, while ignoring the most obvious way to win: serve the American people.

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  12. Petty Boozswha Inactive
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    A good analogy. Wile E. Coyote referred to himself on his business cards as a “Super Genius,” but he didn’t know that coyotes run faster than roadrunners. Likewise, the Democrat super geniuses in Congress do every stupid thing, while ignoring the most obvious way to win: serve the American people.

    They should have been very stable geniuses.

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  13. Arahant Member
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    Petty Boozswha (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    A good analogy. Wile E. Coyote referred to himself on his business cards as a “Super Genius,” but he didn’t know that coyotes run faster than roadrunners. Likewise, the Democrat super geniuses in Congress do every stupid thing, while ignoring the most obvious way to win: serve the American people.

    They should have been very stable geniuses.

    Stable? Democrats? Hahahahaha!

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  14. Front Seat Cat Member
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    Yes – the cartoon was perfect – Wile is attempting to light a rocket to hurl himself forward, but really lit his own tail – burned again, the metaphor for the new Democrats…

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  15. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Insane, foolish, inept–but the show must go on. Unfortunately. Great post, Clifford.

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  16. DrewInWisconsin Member
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    Petty Boozswha (View Comment):

    As a NeverTrumper, this is the reason I chose my avatar. I first related to Wile E. back when I was rooting for Newt Gingrich and his bumbling crew against Slick Willie, and supporting the NeverTrump movement now feels just as frustrating. I know we are on the right side morally and factually, but it seems we always end up with the anvil on our head while Trump gets the undeserved breaks.

    Opposing President Trump is the right side “morally and factually”?

    Have you taken a close look at the opposition lately?

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  17. Phil Turmel Coolidge
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    Petty Boozswha (View Comment):
    I know we are on the right side morally and factually, but it seems we always end up with the anvil on our head while Trump gets the undeserved breaks.

    You think, not know, which explains your error.  Acknowledge the error, at least to yourself, then think again, and you will be able to see that few of those breaks are undeserved.

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  18. Columbo Member
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    DrewInWisconsin (View Comment):

    Petty Boozswha (View Comment):

    As a NeverTrumper, this is the reason I chose my avatar. I first related to Wile E. back when I was rooting for Newt Gingrich and his bumbling crew against Slick Willie, and supporting the NeverTrump movement now feels just as frustrating. I know we are on the right side morally and factually, but it seems we always end up with the anvil on our head while Trump gets the undeserved breaks.

    Opposing President Trump is the right side “morally and factually”?

    Have you taken a close look at the opposition lately?

    Opposing President Trump puts the opposition party in charge.

    Whether intentionally or directly desired. It does. It is called reality.

    The opposition party supports planned parenthood (sic), socialism, infanticide, taking away your freedoms, taxation without representation, reparations, speech codes and a vast amount of other immoral acts. This is not the ‘right side’.

    And it is one or the other.

     

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  19. Seawriter Contributor
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    Columbo (View Comment):

    Opposing President Trump puts the opposition party in charge.

    Whether intentionally or directly desired. It does. It is called reality.

    The opposition party supports planned parenthood (sic), socialism, infanticide, taking away your freedoms, taxation without representation, reparations, speech codes and a vast amount of other immoral acts. This is not the ‘right side’.

    And it is one or the other.

    But to many, even some on this site, putting the United States on the path to becoming Venezuela is a small price to pay for getting rid of Trump. It does not matter what he does. He is not their kind, dear.

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  20. Jim McConnell Member
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    Columbo (View Comment):
    Columbo  

    DrewInWisconsin (View Comment):

    Petty Boozswha (View Comment):

    As a NeverTrumper, this is the reason I chose my avatar. I first related to Wile E. back when I was rooting for Newt Gingrich and his bumbling crew against Slick Willie, and supporting the NeverTrump movement now feels just as frustrating. I know we are on the right side morally and factually, but it seems we always end up with the anvil on our head while Trump gets the undeserved breaks.

    Opposing President Trump is the right side “morally and factually”?

    Have you taken a close look at the opposition lately?

    Opposing President Trump puts the opposition party in charge.

    Whether intentionally or directly desired. It does. It is called reality.

    The opposition party supports planned parenthood (sic), socialism, infanticide, taking away your freedoms, taxation without representation, reparations, speech codes and a vast amount of other immoral acts. This is not the ‘right side’.

    And it is one or the other.

     

    But how can I express my moral superiority if not by condemning President Trump?

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  21. James Gawron Inactive
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    Cliff,

    Regards,

    Jim

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  22. unsk2 Member
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    Jim:

    “But how can I express my moral superiority if not by condemning President Trump?”

    Bingo, I think we have a real weeeener, that totally nails it.

    Nice Work, Clifford.

    Now that the Michael Cohen gambit failed, what have the Dems got left? I speculating here, but I believe  the declassifications can’t start until Mueller is wrapped up, because Trump could be accused of obstruction since McCabe filed a criminal inquiry against Trump.  That is the Dems last shot.    But once  those declassifications start, it could be all over for the Dems and they know it.

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  23. Doctor Robert Member
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    dnewlander (View Comment):
    Also, Trudeau is a twat, so I’m pleased to see him hoist on his own petard.

     

    Best Ricochet comment of the day.  I laughed out loud.  Spit out a sip of Hennesy.

     

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  24. dnewlander Coolidge
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    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    dnewlander (View Comment):
    Also, Trudeau is a twat, so I’m pleased to see him hoist on his own petard.

     

    Best Ricochet comment of the day. I laughed out loud. Spit out a sip of Hennesy.

     

    “Best” = “most true”, right?

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  25. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    unsk2 (View Comment):

    Jim:

    “But how can I express my moral superiority if not by condemning President Trump?”

    Bingo, I think we have a real weeeener, that totally nails it.

    Nice Work, Clifford.

    Now that the Michael Cohen gambit failed, what have the Dems got left? I speculating here, but I believe the declassifications can’t start until Mueller is wrapped up, because Trump could be accused of obstruction since McCabe filed a criminal inquiry against Trump. That is the Dems last shot. But once those declassifications start, it could be all over for the Dems and they know it.

    AOC tipped their hand today.  They are going to go back on his taxes, property and see if they can get him for tax evasion, fraud, insurance fraud by exposing standard practices that are shady but done by all.

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  26. dnewlander Coolidge
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    unsk2 (View Comment):

    Jim:

    “But how can I express my moral superiority if not by condemning President Trump?”

    Bingo, I think we have a real weeeener, that totally nails it.

    Nice Work, Clifford.

    Now that the Michael Cohen gambit failed, what have the Dems got left? I speculating here, but I believe the declassifications can’t start until Mueller is wrapped up, because Trump could be accused of obstruction since McCabe filed a criminal inquiry against Trump. That is the Dems last shot. But once those declassifications start, it could be all over for the Dems and they know it.

    AOC tipped their hand today. They are going to go back on his taxes, property and see if they can get him for tax evasion, fraud, insurance fraud by exposing standard practices that are shady but done by all.

    She’s a piece of work, isn’t she? Bartender to Stalin in six months.

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  27. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    Mike "Lash" LaRoche (View Comment):

    There is equally bewildering news to our north: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may soon be breaking rocks in a Canadian prison.

    Not that you would know this from the scope of MSM coverage. What we are supposed to know as “news” is the indictment of PM Netanyahu. We are supposed to believe this is politically virtuous behavior rather than a leftist anti-democratic hit job shortly before an election. Except, of course, it is as dirty and dangerous to democracy as our own Deep State’s weaponization against any effective Republican.

    One way to look at the investigation is as a neutral application of a new understanding of the traditional crimes of bribery and breach of public trust. Under this interpretation, Mandelblit’s capacious understanding of the crimes of breach of trust and bribery may be unprecedented, but will now be applied across the board to all public officials and politicians. The horrifying result will be police oversight of nearly all interactions between media and public officials. When the evening news devotes 15 minutes of generally positive coverage to Benny Gantz or to Mandelblit himself, producers and reporters may have to expect a summons to a police interrogation where they will be asked to demonstrate the purity of their motives. Politicians and public officials in constant touch with the media—that is, everyone in public life—will always find themselves on the verge of conviction of the felony of taking bribes, or, at least, “breach of public trust.” The center of Israeli political life will move to interrogation rooms in police stations.
    The other interpretation is that the investigations should be seen as Netanyahu and his supporters paint them: special rules that are meant to apply only to Netanyahu. Israeli political life will not move to the police station, but will face the constant threat that law enforcement authorities may suddenly decide to apply “Bibi rules.” The harm to Israeli democracy of double standards in the criminal law based on prosecutor’s will would be incalculable. And law enforcement officials could never be seen as nonpartisan again.
    There’s ample evidence for both interpretations of the prosecution—neutral and partisan—but it doesn’t really matter which is right: Both indicate a severe crisis in Israel’s democratic governance.

     

     

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  28. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    MarciN (View Comment):

    I’m so ticked off at the Democrats today. I know Kim gave Trump a hard time because he sees Trump as being a weakened leader.

    The Democrats have no sense at all of how important it is to project a stable and united front abroad, that there are lives at stake.

    Interesting that President Trump did not play this card. Rather, he continued behaving as the adult in the room and the leader of the superpower. He walked away from Kim’s default maneuver (give NK complete sanctions relief for token concession), but talked about shaking hands with Kim as they parted. His press remarks started with a brief rehearsal of the other global flashpoints I mentioned. According to the Strait Times:

    Mr Trump said that despite the failure to produce an agreement, the talks had ended amicably and both men shook hands before they left the meeting. “The relationship was warm and when we walked away, it was a very friendly walk.”

    The South Korean government expressed a similar view of the summit outcome:

    “It is regrettable President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did not reach a complete agreement on today’s summit,” Blue House spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said in a statement on Thursday (Feb 28).
    “But it appears clear that more meaningful progress was made than at any other point in the past,” he was quoted as saying by Agence France-Presse.

     

     

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  29. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    dnewlander (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    unsk2 (View Comment):

    Jim:

    “But how can I express my moral superiority if not by condemning President Trump?”

    Bingo, I think we have a real weeeener, that totally nails it.

    Nice Work, Clifford.

    Now that the Michael Cohen gambit failed, what have the Dems got left? I speculating here, but I believe the declassifications can’t start until Mueller is wrapped up, because Trump could be accused of obstruction since McCabe filed a criminal inquiry against Trump. That is the Dems last shot. But once those declassifications start, it could be all over for the Dems and they know it.

    AOC tipped their hand today. They are going to go back on his taxes, property and see if they can get him for tax evasion, fraud, insurance fraud by exposing standard practices that are shady but done by all.

    She’s a piece of work, isn’t she? Bartender to Stalin in six months.

    Yeah, neat trick that.  I suspect there is more to it than meets casual viewing.

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  30. dnewlander Coolidge
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    dnewlander (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    unsk2 (View Comment):

    Jim:

    “But how can I express my moral superiority if not by condemning President Trump?”

    Bingo, I think we have a real weeeener, that totally nails it.

    Nice Work, Clifford.

    Now that the Michael Cohen gambit failed, what have the Dems got left? I speculating here, but I believe the declassifications can’t start until Mueller is wrapped up, because Trump could be accused of obstruction since McCabe filed a criminal inquiry against Trump. That is the Dems last shot. But once those declassifications start, it could be all over for the Dems and they know it.

    AOC tipped their hand today. They are going to go back on his taxes, property and see if they can get him for tax evasion, fraud, insurance fraud by exposing standard practices that are shady but done by all.

    She’s a piece of work, isn’t she? Bartender to Stalin in six months.

    Yeah, neat trick that. I suspect there is more to it than meets casual viewing.

    Good, because a casual viewing only reveals big teeth and crazy eyes.

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