By Maureen DowdOpinion ColumnistYes, I know that many don't like her -- sometimes I don't like her. But this (imho) is a classic. After a brief intro, it's a column jam-packed full of quotable quotes. Let's try a few.How about this one:After 675 days, more than 2,800 subpoenas, nearly 500 search warrants, $30 million spent, endless jaw-jaw on cable and countless whiny Trump tweets, we have come down to one fundamental truth.And it’s the same truth that has been terrorizing us all along: Donald Trump’s dirtbag machinations are driven by insane vanity.That one's good, but this one's better:The First Narcissist’s all-consuming blend of braggadocio and insecurity has turned Washington and its rickety institutions into a dystopian outpost of his id.Skipping some here -- you'll have to find it on your own, but then this:And Trump’s motivation for trying to subvert justice and turn the White House into a writhing nest of liars? His ego.He did not want people to think that the Russians were responsible for his election and that he was an illegitimate president.And why was this the burr under his sociopathic saddle? Obviously, because he thinks he is an illegitimate president. He never expected to win.I can't resist one last sentence (be gentle with me, TMF):The idea that he is in the Oval Office under false pretenses plays into his twisted sense of victimhood. The spoiled scion of Fifth Avenue somehow always finds a way to be aggrieved, a victim of the media, the deep state, “dirty cops,” note-taking aides and the elites — all out to get him.OK -- I'm going to have to leave you on your own now with lots of tasty nuggets ti savor. Here's the link.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/20/opinion/sunday/trump-muel...
Sorry, never read anything by that trump-electing troll.Wessex
Sorry, never read anything by that trump-electing troll.Wessex, I admire your fortitude
Can't stand her anymore, either, but this is a classic. My favorite line:The report counts as the Worst Exoneration Ever, replete with incrimination.regards,Kris
the real gems are some of the letters in response to the column--for example:Regardless of historical Trumpian shenanigans and Trump's spectacular ongoing unfitness for office, the real legacy of modern Republicanism is that they remain perfectly comfortable with the 2016 Russian invasion.The GOP's comfort level with stealing elections by any means necessary so they can hijack public policy and the judiciary while rejecting its citizens' needs in favor of Grand One Percent policy is the real story.Trump's illicit ascent was also made possible by widespread voter suppression laws in Republistan, not just with blatant Kremlin support and Jim Comey's bumbling boy scout blunder of a lifetime.Trump's Republican hijacked America is now largely identical to crooked Russian oligarchy featuring record income inequality, sham elections, a gilded class with zero interest in the peasant class and a domestic propaganda-industrial-complex as good as the Kremlin disinformation factory.Trump is ultimately a distraction from the real Russian import: corrupt oligarchy as far as Mitch McConnell and his GOP cultists can see.Trump is essentially the Boris Yeltsin of America, sans the drunkenness.....a ringleader for craven oligarchs who all want to Make Feudalism Great Again.Decent Americans need to revolt in record numbers against Russian-Republicans in 2020.Any American who goes along with this right-wing Republican political syndicate has little interest in America, its people, its values or its flag.It's time to reject the United States of Russia.
Can't stand her anymore, either, but this is a classic. My favorite line:The report counts as the Worst Exoneration Ever, replete with incrimination.I keep thinking there's a fortune to be made just in t-shirts.Ms. Maureen has said that she doesn't read the comments to her columns -- now that's a d@mn shame because she doesn't know how often and how strongly she's been excoriated for many things but particularly her intense "dislike" for Hillary.I remember her days at the Washington Star. In those pre-internet days my mother occasionally cut out her Bush family column(s) and and sent it/them to me. Now if Dowd doesn't grab me in the first paragraph she goes into my recycle bin. P.S. my mother was convinced, and she'd tell anyone who stood still long enough, that Reagan in his second term was "senile." She eventually took great pride in saying "I told you so." I often wonder what she'd have to say about Donald.
the real gems are some of the letters in response to the column--for example:Couldn't agree more, alstro. The problem is whether to start at the top and which classification you jump into -- (1) Times picks (2) Readers' picks or (3) allWith more than 1400 comments at the moment you have to make a choice.I am often quite astonished by the high level of the commentary posted by "ordinary" folks (just as I'm often astonished by the level (some high/some low) of the commentary here.
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