Class Warfare Blog

July 28, 2017

The End of the Debate

Well, at least part of it. There is an ongoing debate in this country over who was our best president, with Lincoln, Washington, and Franklin Roosevelt leading candidates. There was the flip side of that in the debate over who was the worst president, with James Buchanan, Warren Harding, and Andrew Johnson leading that pack. (For perspective G.W. Bush barely makes the top ten on the worst list.)

But this debate, at least the second half, is over for the foreseeable future. Donald J. Trump, even with his term of office barely half of a year gone, is on a trajectory to swamp any consideration of another for the “Worst President of All Time” honor.

As Diane Ravitch put it recently “Put together Trump’s vulgar, crude performance at the Boy Scouts Jamboree with the vulgar, crude language and behavior of The Mooch (the new Communications Director), and at some point you have to ask, like the line in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, ‘Who are those guys?’ No dignity. No class. No decency. No honor. No sense of propriety. Just plain old fashioned bullies and loudmouths. Know nothings. Vulgarians.

Yep, we are talking a slam dunk here. Can’t wait for the award ceremony. I suspect Mr. Trump will choose to speak while accepting his “honor.”

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10 Comments »

  1. Victoria posted this Facebook. What are your thoughts?

    Comment by Nan — July 28, 2017 @ 11:16 am | Reply

    • I was saying this from the get-go: Trump = distraction. There is no substance in the man; he is a political weather vane (Republican, Democrat, liberal, conservative, ideologue, pragmatist, he has been all of these).

      On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 11:16 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — July 28, 2017 @ 11:23 am | Reply

      • I would describe him more as a puppet … with the strings being lop-sized most of the time, depending on who pulls the hardest.

        Comment by Nan — July 28, 2017 @ 11:26 am | Reply

        • If he is, he is the character in the puppet show who does nothing to further the plot. While he is being “managed” this is not at all overt, because I do not see that he can do anything substantive to impede the current plans of the plutocrats.

          On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 11:26 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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          Comment by Steve Ruis — July 28, 2017 @ 11:38 am | Reply

    • I doubt that Trump planned it. My impression is that his only ideology is ‘me’. But whoever is working on it is doing a pretty effective job, and the Democrats are cooperating – cooperating in a very striking way.”

      Yep, Ryan is the monster, a complete and absolute asshole.

      Comment by john zande — July 28, 2017 @ 5:01 pm | Reply

  2. And to remind everyone, he won more of the evangelical vote than W.

    Comment by john zande — July 28, 2017 @ 4:59 pm | Reply

  3. Do you know the history of the Scaramouche of the commedia dell’arte ?

    Comment by The Pink Agendist — July 28, 2017 @ 5:42 pm | Reply

    • Oh yeah, but this guy is “The Mooch” a person who is always wanting something … for free.

      On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 5:42 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — July 28, 2017 @ 9:14 pm | Reply

  4. I think you all continue to underestimate Trump. He is crude, politically incorrect, but he won! That is quite a feat in itself. Against all odds. Pretty remarkable. He says things other politicos are afraid of. None of them speak the truth, yet everyone is all the sudden aghast with fake outrage. This has been going on for quite some time. Presidents come and go, but rarely does anyone make it better.

    Comment by jiminpanama — July 28, 2017 @ 8:34 pm | Reply

    • It is one thing to say things others will not … when it is a difficult truth, but to say things others will not because it is deplorable is not admirable.

      On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 8:34 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — July 28, 2017 @ 9:15 pm | Reply


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