Sunday, August 13, 2017

Even David Duke Knows Who and What You Are, Mr. President

Let me be as blunt as I can here, Mr. President. You are a coward. There, I said it. I could've chosen any noun or adjective to describe you: ignorant, stupid, incompetent, childish, conman, opportunist, fraud, sexist, racist, they all apply, especially the last one. But coward suits you best.

You can run, sir, but you cannot hide. Your tweets give you away. They reveal your true heart. You are as transparent as a wooden nickel. You have all the moral courage of Judas Iscariot, except that at least Judas had the good taste to kill himself. You would never be so selfless.

At your rallies last year - and even at some this year - you encouraged the kind of attack that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia yesterday. Oh, maybe not in so many words, you're much too clever to do that. But the dog whistles you employed came through loud and clear.

In an interview on CNN last year you were asked to disavow David Duke and instead you replied that you didn't even know who he was. Really? You don't know who David Duke is? Well, Mr. President, he apparently knows who you are, and so do his supporters. They were the neo-Nazis and Klansmen who showed up and proudly proclaimed they were there to fulfill a promise you made to them during the campaign: that they would get their country back. They were there to collect, Mr. President.

Your response to the attack and the tragic murder of Heather Heyer and the dozen or more who were injured - some critically - at the hands of James Fields was depraved, even for you. First you had this to say from your golf club:

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides ― on many sides. It has been going on for a long time in our country -- not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. It has been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America."

Then, after learning someone had been murdered, you tweeted this:

"Condolences to the family of the young woman killed today, and best regards to all of those injured, in Charlottesville, Virginia. So sad!"

Okay, two things: First off, best regards? Are you shitting me? Best regards? These people aren't contestants on one of your fucking reality TV shows. They were mowed down in cold blood by a white supremacist who took his cue from your hate-filled rhetoric. You might as well've paid for the gas in his car, you malevolent piece of trash.

Secondly, and most importantly, there aren't "many sides" here. There is only one side that is responsible for what happened, and what's more, you know it. That's why I'm calling you a coward. These scum bags didn't vote for Hillary Clinton, or Bernie, or Jill Stein or even Captain Video himself, Gary Johnson. They voted for you because you spoke their lingo. They see you as their one true deliverer; that's why they ventured out of the rabbit holes and caves they dwell in to pull the lever for you last November. You are their bitch. They know it and you know it. So stop pretending.

Jesus, man, your own wife responded before you did. What kind of president lets his first lady take the lead in such a moment? Maybe if the attack had occurred in Guam, you could've said something truly inspiring like, "I bet tourism goes through the roof as a result of this attack." Or maybe had it occurred on a golf course, we might've gotten a more empathetic response. After all, we all know you love to golf. Apart from tweeting demeaning and offensive comments, it's your favorite pastime. Of course, had the attacker been a Muslim, I'm sure you would've found the courage to condemn him. You did, after all, claim you saw thousands of them cheering and celebrating on 9/11.

You've attacked journalists, you've attacked world leaders - with the exception of Vladimir Putin [but then that's another story altogether, isn't it?], now you're going after Mitch McConnell, the one man in the Senate standing between you and a possible impeachment conviction. But when it comes to calling out white nationalists the best you can summon is this phony false equivalence bullshit.

Even Marco Rubio had the courage to call this what it was. Marco Rubio, for Christ's sake! The last time he took a stand on anything it was to put his name on an immigration bill, only to fold like a two-dollar bill once he caught flack for it from the Right. Time will tell if history repeats itself, but for now, he has you beat in the integrity department. Then again, most of humanity has you beat there.

You are a disgrace to the office and to this country. There is only one thing left for you to do, and it would be, by far, the bravest thing you've ever done quite possibly in your entire life: resign. But knowing you the way I think I do, I sincerely doubt it would ever come to pass. You're far too arrogant and vain to admit defeat. If you had been the captain of the Titanic you would've dragged everyone on board down with you. On second thought, you'd have saved your own sorry ass and left everyone else behind to drown.

But just in case you have a change of heart - assuming you have one - and some shred of decency manages to penetrate that skull of yours, you should be comforted in knowing that the following words would fit very nicely in a tweet:

I hereby resign the office of the presidency effective at noon tomorrow. 

Sincerely, Donald J. Trump.

I'll even send you a nice thank you along with a dozen roses to Ivanka.

1 comment:

Slbe11004 said...

Amen to this. Only problem is that Trump is not the grinch and his heart will not be changed anytime soon.
Since he will not be resigning, we need to concentrate all of our efforts into him being forced from the presidency at the VERY FURTHEST date of January 20th 2021. This includes not asserting that he "will probably be reelected in 2020" as if that would be acceptable rather than the death blow to our democracy that it'd be.