Trump fatigue has made us sick and tired

I am tired. I am sick and tired of a president who is a bull in a china shop, breaking norms of fundamental decency and norms of democratic process and fair play. I am tired of the putrid shadow and practices of Roy Cohn writ large across the country.

I am sick of a president who coddles dictators. I am sick of an administration long absent of an adult in the room. I am sick of a Republican Party that is a glorified whorehouse run roughshod over by its chief pimp Donald Trump. I am sick and tired of a bizarro alternative reality created by naked self-interest in its refusal to accept the facts of a fairly administered election.

I am sick of knowing my president owes more than $400 million to foreign parties unknown and how this frightening fact affects my security as a U.S. citizen. I am tired of a president and his family who view the government and its administration as their personal marketing organization, and I’m tired of senators, representatives, justices and U.S. attorneys who look the other way.

I am tired of Donald’s shameless quislings and lickspitles. I am sick of watching a degenerate with a sick soul play golf while the country is ravaged by a pandemic.

I am tired of a right wing media that is a shill for Donald. I am sick of a president who is a viable candidate for multiple felony prosecutions and who would be in the crowbar hotel were it not for the shameful beyond the reach of the law status he enjoys as our president.

I am beyond disgust. I am tired and fearful that somehow he will twist facts, as he did in his impeachment, and somehow reverse the fair and true verdict of our recent election in his favor. I am sick and tired of an administration that is a hollowed out façade of what it should be with a jewelry princess and her husband a real estate baron play acting as administration advisers as though they knew the first thing about public policy. I have Trump fatigue, and I am tired.

Kevin F. Brennan

Watertown

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(33) comments

Charlie McGrath

Poorly composed letter. There was no mention of racism or white supremacy. Definitely a departure from the real message. We need to get rid of the first amendment so people cannot cause division with anti-government rhetoric. Maybe the new administration can get that done. Twitter and Facebook could teach us how. Disparaging statements against a leader should be punishable by a fine and imprisonment until the next election. The air of cooperation between the two parties during the past 4 years is a model of how we should continue as it has worked out good so far. Thank Covid-19 for this opportunity to accelerate the change of our nation and fix all our problems created by the last guy. We have come to the fork in the road and we took it.

Joseph Savoca

Trump wants to revoke "NBC's license".

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/09/04/trump-again-calls-reexamining-nbcs-tv-license-despite-fact-it-doesnt-have-one/

Even if the FCC were to target individual TV stations, Trump's own FCC chairman has indicated that he lacks the authority to revoke a license over content issues.

"Under the law, the FCC does not have the authority to revoke a license of a broadcast station based on the content of a particular newscast,” Ajit Pai, the FCC chairman, told an audience at a Washington think-tank event.

Newsjunkie39a

He failed to mention nuclear fission, too. Plus many of other things, including the Sultan of Brunei's waist measurement.

Sorry Mr. Brennan's letter failed to meet your standards, Charlie.

Pitbull

I'll mention them both. Nuclear fission is something liberal environmentalist should embrace to produce electricity with zero emissions. The Sultans waste is 35". Hes in pretty good shape for a man his age.

Newsjunkie39a

Amazing extrapolation of Mr. Brennan's post, Charlie.

Hoosier

Makes the Bush II whitehouse look splendid!

Newsjunkie39a

Thank you, Mr. Brennan, for fully expressing what so many Americans have been thinking these past several years. Put another way, we are sick and tired of being sick and tired.

KRobbins

The only bright spot has been watching Trump lose day after day after day after day after day. If he conceded his loss would be static. As it is now, he and Rudy look like a pair of coyotes after the roadrunner. Blam! Another stick of Acme dynamite blows up in their faces. It helps that they both look more like literal cartoon characters everyday anyway.

Newsjunkie39a

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KRobbins

What a glorious letter. He covered so much, so well. It’s going to be a Great day for America when What’s His Name is a private citizen (on trial) again and we have a president who is doing the job for all Americans.

Newsjunkie39a

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zeitgeist

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Eagle24

Well written....such feelings reflect the the top of the ballot, versus state and local election results... Add to that, Rudi Guiliani... and his cringeworthy press conference epitomizes the depths the party leader has dropped to... GOPer's, you're better than this, seriously.. You're the party of Reagan, Lincoln..... what happened? Georgia's hand count versus machine count's variance differed by 0.02%... 1200 votes in over 5 million cast...

Newsjunkie39a

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KRobbins

From Colbert King in yesterday’s WaPo:

Last Saturday’s crowd, interspersed with white nationalists and far-right activists, trudged eastward toward the U.S. Capitol, many carrying flags bearing Trump’s name.

That image sharply contrasted with the sight of some 600 Boy Scouts bearing American flags who marched westward toward the White House in honor of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s first presidential inauguration.

It’s like Joe McCarthy became president.

Pitbull

Comments like this are your hallmark. You know,, highlight someone else's writing then offering a quip. This is an especially inane tactic when the person you quote is a bone head. "Interspersed with white nationalists and far right acrivists"... gee he must have interviewed hundreds of people to have this information. Surprised you believe some of the garbage you read like this, Krob.

hermit thrush

krobbins's commenting style is very good and it is truly weird that anyone would object to a commenter quoting someone else in service of the point s/he is making.

fox news reported on a trump supporter at the million maga march with a sign saying "coming for blacks and indians first, welcome to the new world order" (https://www.newsweek.com/trump-rally-coming-blacks-sign-draws-pause-fox-news-host-during-broadcast-1547565). beyond that, proud boys and extremists of all sorts were all over the place (https://www.adl.org/blog/extremists-and-mainstream-trump-supporters-gather-for-million-maga-march).

KRobbins

PB, I don’t think you have any call to refer to Colbert King as a bone head. I guess that’s your hallmark, tho.

KRobbins

McCarthy accused Eisenhower of being a communist and the Tailgunner and Trump used the same lawyer, Roy Cohn. So, I stand by my comment.

KRobbins

Thanks, HT. Yeah, I didn’t really understand the “ interviewed hundreds of people to have this information” thing. It’s not like White nationalists keep their beliefs on the down low.

Kevin “the baker” Robbins

KRobbins

white nationalists and far-right activists

Yes, they’re the ones carrying Trump flags, Confederate flags, flags with swastikas and Gadsden flags because for some reason all those things go together. Search me, I’m too boneheaded to get the connection.

🎶 Almost faced the facts.

But I didn’t and I wonder why.

Feel like letting my Trump flag fly. 🎶

To the tune of “ Almost Cut My Hair.”

KRobbins

If you’re carrying a flag with a swastika on it, you might just be a N-word. No, not that n-word.

Apologies to Jeff Foxworthy.

hermit thrush

gopers by and large are not better than this. their votes tell the tale. here's hoping that people soon learn that the problems with trump extend down the ballot too, or our problems are going to continue.

Pitbull

I sure hope your problems continue. It would mean your plans were stymied and that would be a glimmer of hope for this country.

Pitbull

Your problems will continue and for good reason. There are still a lot of Americans that don't think like you.

hermit thrush

we have an entire political party that has had a break with reality. the result is 250k dead americans and chaos all around. these are the kinds of problems that are going to continue if republicans continue to hold any kind of meaningful power. fortunately there are more people like me than like you, so we have hope for better days.

Pitbull

Oh yes, I forgot, Hermit, Donald Trump personally infected 250,000 American who died. Oh, and your Joe the Common Man would have done much better. He would have only killed 249,000 maybe. Whatever the number, I know you are right, it would be lower. Joe listens to scientists (and never ever has to answer questions from the press). And Gopers are to blame for all thats wrong with the world. There is no hope as long as any of them remain! Where is the Truth Commission? Put the Squad on this problem. They'll fix it!

KRobbins

Donald Trump personally infected 250,000 American who died.

No, he didn’t and no one is saying he did. He lied about it. We know that from what he told Woodward. He admittedly downplayed it. He also convinced his Followers to not wear masks or listen to public health officials. For what reason, I’d love to hear an answer to. To prove their loyalty to him?

Joe listens to scientists

Thank God, yes! 🙏

hermit thrush

if we were doing as well as canada we would have only about 100k deaths. if we were doing as well as germany, 56k. norway, 18.5k. australia, 11.5k. japan, 5.3k. south korea, 3.3k. new zealand, 1.7k. here within the u.s., since the first wave passed, blue states have been doing much better in the aggregate than red states. trump's entire approach to the pandemic has consisted of denying that it's a problem and hoping it will go away on its own. right now we could be working to aggressively deploy widespread antigen testing (https://time.com/5912705/covid-19-stop-spread-christmas/) as a way to crush the virus and have life largely return to normal until vaccines are ready, but trump gave up long ago. help is coming in january but sadly we are going to have tens of thousands more needless deaths in the meantime. you might think the putatively pro-life party would have its hair on fire about that, but ha ha ha they're all swirling down the drain with absurd conspiracies about the election being stolen from trump.

KRobbins

you might think the putatively pro-life party

They’re only pro-life until conception. After that, all should be willing to sacrifice all for Dear Leader. Shun the mask or feel His mighty wrath.

I hope Pitbull likes my inane quip.

minder

Perfectly said. I couldn't agree more.

Newsjunkie39a

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Terry de a Vega

Thank you for your graphic and well written letter. I am so over this craziness. Though it probably will not happen, I can picture the Secret Service perp walking Donald and his craven family out of the People's House.

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