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The Easter Bunny

By 33230715130361 On July 15th, 2020

Events have so overtaken President Trump that his inability to deal with them is without question the most damning moment in Presidential history. His delusion, grievances, vanity and ineptitude are on daily display in Homeric proportions.

Make America Sick Again should be his campaign slogan. His disturbing reaction to his failures is to boast about his performance, as he presides over the worst national response to the pandemic in the World. A deeply ignorant man, he has no plan other than to ignore the pandemic and those who have died due to it. When uniting the country is critically needed he has opted for dividing it, mixing his gumbo of falsehood, insult and appeal to the worst instincts of those sad souls who support him.
In the end the great threat to the US has not come from the mad mullahs of Iran, the kleptocratic authoritarian Putin, the devious Chinese Communists or the rougue North Koreans. It has come from within, from the television reality star who too many still refuse to acknowledge the damage he has done. He has delivered for the nation what he delivered for his Casinos – Bright Lights and Bankruptcy. The attempted diversions are not sustainable in the glaring light of his terrible performance. The Easter Miracle he promised has not occurred. The nation has not risen, the Stone that has been rolled away does not reveal an empty tomb and it is clear to any thinking or honest person that he is not the savior. The only hope for a cure for the nation’s ills is not a vaccine, but an election.

58 Responses to “The Easter Bunny”

  1. Fox news still think there could be a November ‘Easter Rising’ for Trump !

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/doug-schoen-trump-is-big-winner-in-tuesday-primaries-while-democrats-remain-divided

  2. Thanks Mahons your cleverly worked in allusions to the real saviour Jesus Christ prompted me to read this rather lengthy but impassioned letter from a southern evengelical pastor, life-long republican, as he struggles with his conscience over the man of sin in the WH

    OPINION: Southern Evangelical: Trump ‘Fits the Scriptural Definition of a Fool’

    https://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2020/jan/17/opinion-southern-evangelical-gop-trump-fits-script/

  3. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone!

  4. or cast their ballot charles 😉

  5. Which sin Charles

  6. Which sin Charles

  7. Good comment

    There as still people who, amazingly, still think that Trump is a smart businessman, but 100% of the American people know that he has completely botched the virus response.

    Even the groupies here know it.

  8. Ask Kurt. He labeled trump the “man of sin in the WH.” I’m pointing out that the Lord has said that we are all sinners.

  9. Charles – He cast Roger Stone out of jail.

  10. we are Charles we are , i think the difference is for Trump its defines him
    the rest of us are mere fallen creatures , who need His Grace and Mercy .

    Trump does not accept the tenents of the faith says he has no need for forgiveness
    and has never read a single verse , not that he ever reads anything inc his daily briefs !

  11. this is interesting from Mary Trump her book came out today

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/15/donald-trump-niece-president-should-resign

    Pres. Trump “is utterly incapable of leading this country, and it’s dangerous to allow him to do so,” Mary Trump says in an exclusive interview

  12. kurt – don’t count your chickens..

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-leads-in-pennsylvania-point-to-secret-trump-vote-poll

  13. well sure..
    3 red flags in that link though

    1) fox news
    2) some
    3) secret

    Trunk’s approval ratings have tanked, Bidens are way higher
    this graphs shows a huge jaw opening and like Jonah Trunk looks set to be swallowed whole
    https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/?ex_cid=rrpromo

  14. I can see why Trump’s ratings are bad. They deserve to be. But does Biden deserve his high ratings, or does he just get them for being the default anti-Trump ?

  15. Biden is a not great candidate who no one is enthusiastic about

    He won because the other Dems were worse than he is

    His son is a grifter and Trump will go to town on that one.

    Trump is a filthy animal, a moral an intellectual mess, the Dems can only say ” we’re bad but not quite that bad “

  16. Make America Sick Again should be his campaign slogan. His disturbing reaction to his failures is to boast about his performance, as he presides over the worst national response to the pandemic in the World

    The ‘pandemic’ is a hoax so the best response should be to open the entire country, and then prosecute those ‘experts’ who brought the lockdown into effect. There are plenty of expert witnesses…….

    https://www.redstate.com/michael_thau/2020/07/13/many-medical-experts-were-against-lockdowns-the-media-just-didnt-want-us-know/

    Though you don’t hear their perspectives on CNN, countless scientists and doctors have tried to warn us not only that COVID-19 isn’t nearly as deadly as we’ve been led to believe; they’re also certain that the real threat to public health we’re facing is from the lockdowns.

    For example, though the establishment media has somehow failed to make it widely known, in May over 600 physicians from “all specialties and from all states” signed a public letter to President Trump describing, not COVID-19, but the lockdowns as a “mass casualty incident.” Since the letter first appeared, the number of doctors signing on has grown into the thousands.

  17. Trump asks Russia how dya keep the numbers downs
    Putin: oh that’s easy , control the information

    https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/concerns-raised-of-corrupted-data-as-trump-orders-bypass-of-cdc-87722053775

    Dr. Richard Besser, former acting CDC director, talks about the unusually extensive effort by the Donald Trump administration to politicize the CDC and the science and data with which it deals.

  18. Governor Cuomo blamed nursing home staff for the thousands of elderly that he killed. I’d have thought that a resident of New York might have had an opinion on that. Seems not.

    https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2020-07-14/blame-game-cuomo-takes-heat-over-ny-nursing-home-study

  19. Phantom

    Is it really wise for turnip to complain about grifting families?

  20. Cuomo is just copying Boris Johnson on that score.

  21. Nursing home staff would absolutely have brought some of the virus into the homes.

    And the infected patients that Cuomo forced the homes to take in would have brought much virus in also.

    The study sounds like a cover up at the behest of a control freak.

    Cuomo did many things right, but the order for homes to take in sick covid patients cannot be defended. Other governors made the same decision, which is not any excuse for Cuomo.

  22. I would be more surprised with “secret” Trump voters this time around. Last time around Trump’s approval rating amongst Republicans wasn’t that high (net about 50%). Candidates normally have net about 75% with their own party’s supporters. That is what Clinton had in 2016, what Biden has now, and what Trump has now. That is why Gary Johnson’s support in the polls was so high in 2016. Clinton was polling at 48%, and got 48%. Trump was polling at 44% and got 46%. And Johnson was polling at 5% and got 3%. Nearly half of the people (most likely conservatives who weren’t fans of Trump) who said they were going to vote for Johnson ended up voting for Trump on election day. This time around, with Trump’s approval rating amongst conservatives higher, and with no Gary Johnson to confuse matters, makes me think there won’t be as big an issue with surprise Trump voters.

  23. There as still people who, amazingly, still think that Trump is a smart businessman, but 100% of the American people know that he has completely botched the virus response.

    Even the groupies here know it.

    His words, demeanour and manner have been poor, but presidential powers are limited and circumscribed and they are all laid out in the constitution.

    So let’s have some detail in this oft-repeated but thin accusation. What lawful powers did he not use which would have made a significant difference to the Chinese Disease?

    (Hint, presidents are not responsible for ensuring San Diego Hospital has enough PPE.)

  24. And the infected patients that Cuomo forced the homes to take in would have brought much virus in also.

    The study sounds like a cover up at the behest of a control freak.

    Cuomo did many things right, but the order for homes to take in sick covid patients cannot be defended. Other governors made the same decision, which is not any excuse for Cuomo.

    Oh, keep typing. Do tell us more. It would be helpful if you live anywhere near New York State and know something about it too!

  25. Maybe he could have not told the folks to inject Clorox.

  26. ?

    Has harri commandeered Pete’s computing device?

    Someone call the cops

  27. want to put up a statue to Trunk petem?
    the liar-in-chief who is now manipulating the data , so the numbers can look as low as the other liar and murder Putin. Why are you so in love with bad people ?

  28. President Trump did not tell anyone to inject bleach.

    Again: what lawful powers did he not use which would have made a significant difference to the Chinese Disease?

  29. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52407177

  30. I agree with everything Mahons wrote.

    Trump has turned the country into a total mess. Perhaps the major mistake was not accepting the virus as a national problem best fought as a national problem. Instead, he pushed it off to the states. If you compare the massive US failure to countries that have had success fighting the pandemic you will see success came from dealing with it as a national problem, and that includes countries with a federal system such as Germany. The US had the resources and expertise to win the fight but not a leader.

    Compounding that is the massive amount of corruption Trump has brought to government. It is pervasive and has been there from the beginning. He flouted tradition by hiding his taxes and not putting his business interests in a blind trust. He brought family members into top positions. Corruption is like a disease, it spreads and nearly every department you look at closely you will find it. We have little idea where the trillions being spent on the virus programs is going and to whom.

    The US is an international joke. Trump has an unhealthy relationship with the Russians, Saudis and others which among other things has made our allies wary if not dismissive.

    And on it goes, wherever you look Trump has performed poorly and the nation suffers.

    There is a sense that there is a growing nationwide revulsion with Trump. The Economist magazine reckons he has a greater than 85% chance of losing in November. Biden and his VP will be a most welcome change from this monstrosity. I think many misjudge Biden. He has over the last few weeks begun to articulate his positions and they are worth reading to see what the future holds.

  31. The relations with Europe ( the EU ) have been structurally damaged.

    They will get better post Trump but they won’t be as close as before. That ship has sailed.

    The American people elected a complete idiot, so all the fault does not rest with Trump.

  32. His son is a grifter and Trump will go to town on that one.

    People in glass houses? There’s enough dirt on the Trump Syndicate to keep the Dems fed with a new story each day from 1 September.

    Trump is trying to use China against Biden. But Bolton has spilled the beans on Trump’s kow-towing to the Chinese regime over the Uighur genocide. No previous US president would have done that, it’s a ****ing disgrace to the office. But just one of dozens of instances where the scmuck has done that since January 2017.

  33. Hunter Biden is a moral horror show.

    The Trump kids and in laws just basically have a bunch of no show jobs where they do little harm

  34. leave the kids out of it

  35. Peter Navarro is Nuts, attacking Fauci
    he even looks like a snarling pit bull terrier, I’d hate to be his wife
    scary fucker

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8525859/Donald-Trumps-trade-advisor-Peter-Navarro-attacks-Dr-Fauci-wrong-everything.html

  36. “But Bolton has spilled the beans on Trump’s kow-towing to the Chinese regime over the Uighur genocide.”

    If you trust Bolton. And does anyone seriously trust Bolton?

  37. Can anyone actually give an answer instead of waving their boring anti-Trump willies around?

    New Yorker –

    Perhaps the major mistake was not accepting the virus as a national problem best fought as a national problem. Instead, he pushed it off to the states.

    10A: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”

    What lawful powers were not used, or misused, by the president?

  38. Oh stop, with this fake Ron Paul bullshit.

    This was and is a national and world problem.

  39. Quinnipiac poll:

    Joe Biden 52%
    Donald Trump 37%

  40. And does anyone seriously trust Bolton?

    Yes, every time if it’s a choice bewtween pathological liar Trump and anyone else.

  41. “Yes, every time if it’s a choice bewtween pathological liar Trump and anyone else.”

    Except Bolton is also a pathological liar, and he is the one making the claims. Given that the claims are coming from an untrustworthy source then it is reasonable to ignore them unless there is corroborating evidence.

  42. Phantom –

    So what lawful powers should have been used, but were not used? C’mon. You lot have been warning that Trump is a dictator, an authoritarian and all that, and now you’re bitching that he didn’t act like a dictator or an authoritarian.

    Be specific and tell us what lawful powers were not used.

  43. I am not playing this game, Ron Paul.

  44. No answer, as expected. You have nothing of substance, just your lefty virtue signalling.

    All of you anti-Trumpers are just on a whinge.

  45. Right. Pete nails it. This post is high octane on emotion but very short on facts. Mahons wants a saviour in the White House, and instead of looking to Jesus Christ as his Saviour, he looks, apparently, to Joe Biden! 🙂

    As the Federalist says, government is necessary because men are not angels. Trump is not perfect.

    I’d be interested in an answer to Pete’s question!

  46. Man-child Trump never stops whinging. Most of his news conferences are a mixture of empty boasts, shameless lies and self-pitying whinges. The proportions vary but the ingredients don’t. His personality disorders are on full view every time.

  47. Pete is ” just asking questions “, like his buddy in Scotland is.

  48. No, Pete is asking a specific question. Anti-Trumpers here say the President could have done a much better job vis-a-vis Covid-19. What?

  49. Pete Moore

    “What lawful powers were not used, or misused, by the president?”

    A good president would have declared a national emergency and done at least the following:
    -stop all travel by air, land and sea into the US
    -put nation on lockdown with two mile limit on all internal travel
    -have everyone in the US tested and those positive quarantined
    -if more legal authority is required get congress to pass needed laws pronto.
    That is some of what a good president would do. Trump is not a good president and over 133,000 are dead because of his ineptitude.

  50. Charles

    The question of what powers Trump could have used is a diversion, and Pete knows it. Trump’s handling of this disaster has been pathetic from the start and I’m sure you are familiar with the charge-sheet. He has made so many false claims (“It will be gone by Easter” etc) that you could fill an exercise book. And he was urging the governors to re-open long before it was safe to do so and encouraging armed Trumpist protests against governors who ignored him. Florida and Texas did as he told them and are paying a heavy price now in terms of rising infections and deaths, and will pay a heavy price in terms of further economic damage which could have been avoided.

    Just about the only claim he has is that he banned flights from China. But he didn’t stop 40,000 US citizens returning from China in subsequent weeks and virtually none of them were tested on arrival.

    It now looks like he is about to sack Fauci. I say bring it on. He’s in a hole and he’s still digging.

  51. Trump encouraged people not to take the virus seriously by his bad personal example

    Only recently did he wear a mask, after all these long months.

    The huge spikes now are in pro Trump states, where they followed his personal example.

    If everyone had done social distancing and had everyone worn masks where appropriate, those minor things would have made a huge difference in places like Texas and Florida. Where they opened too early at the encouragement of this president.

    Even now Pete is mocking the idea of masks, as is Allan. The countries that have beat this virus back do not mock masks.

    There are many other things that could have been done including mobilizing national a 50 state compact to buy and distribute PPE and ventilators. The country would have bought into that in a heartbeat. He couldn’t be bothered.

  52. Trump shut down ( some ) flights from China but he didn’t shut down flights from Italy until way later.

    Much of the virus entered the northeast from Italy.

    It does not good to lock the front door of the house and leave the back door unlocked all day.

    Italy was the back door.

  53. Dr. Redfield, head of the CDC, said if everyone wore masks for two weeks or so the spread would be stopped and it could be eradicated. It makes sense since transmission would be near zero. But, Redfield is an expert in this field and some idiots believe experts should not be listened to.

  54. Those who think that governments should never do anything are asking what their president should have done.

    Makes sense to me!

  55. Turnip didn’t need legal powers, he needed to lead from the from with empathy and integrity(okay I know he can’t even spell those words). He needed to lead by example and advise caution, he did none of that. The joker needed to take this seriously

  56. I thank you all for your substantive comments!

  57. Germany is also a federal republic with much of healthcare management the responsibility of the various states.

    But Merkel’s reaction could hardly have been more different to Trump’s.

    She coaxed and inspired, she made the right public statements in an objective and factual way, she brought the states together to form a cohesive response at a very early stage. She positioned herself as an interface between science, the medical profession, the people and local and state authorities.
    Above all, she remained as truthful and thus as trustworthy as possible and people took her seriously. She admitted early on that this was all a leap into the dark.

    Trump on the other hand was deliberately divisive from the outset. And as for your feeble “10A: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively,” excuse, he practically accused some states of treason for taking a different line to the madness he favoured.

    Merkel said recently, with a veiled reference to the US: “There must be somebody who is the national face of the crisis response. That’s what a chancellor and that’s what a president are there for. And you have to play that role. And you best play it by acknowledging that you are not the master, who’s in charge of everything, but someone wh needs to personify the unified respondce within the country.”

    But in fairness, Trump’s vanity, divisiveness and evident lunacy since entering the WH probably precluded him from any such role.

    //He cast Roger Stone out of jail.//

    Neat.

  58. Noel

    I’m glad you posted this. Merkel has acted competently and with empathy.

    Some Trump supporters use the excuse for Trump not taking responsibility for the virus response by saying the US is a federal system. Germany proves that with a federal system the Chancellor played an essential part in combating the disease, and there is no reason Trump could not have played a similar role in the US.

    Merkel has also been important to all of Europe in setting up a fund to help EU countries economically on the damage done by the pandemic.