“A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.” — Alexander Hamilton
Years ago, when walking down Main Street in Minot — it’s really on an incline — I regularly saw an unfortunate man with baggy gray pants and suspenders who angrily yelled at parked cars. Had I promised to support anything the short old man said or did, should he become president, one day, would that be normal? Even for a one-digit kid?
I mean no disrespect to the sick man with mental illness, through no fault of his own, but would that pledge have been any less reckless than a full-sized Snicker bar like Kevin Cramer striding along with the mob in the Donald Trump March of the Red Hat incels on April 3, 2016?
Of course, the old man who frightened me didn’t have many options in the mid-1960s to get proper mental health care.
A self-proclaimed billionaire, who started with only two $500,000 dollar bills to scratch together, has many more psychiatric choices in 2018. Considering that his father gave $400 million to the Donald, his Cadillac-to-Rolls Royce story is just a symptom of larger problems. Abraham Trump, he isn’t.
So what is Donald Trump’s excuse? He’s not a stable genius by a long shot. Psychiatrists aren’t comfortable diagnosing the president, or I imagine anyone, from a distance. I have no such problem in declaring the obvious. A drunken Brett Kavanaugh could spot it without his pal Sqi, or Squeak.
Trump is a sociopath.
His empathy gland has shriveled and been absorbed by his hair. That isn’t even the half of it.
But Cramer can’t spot the problem, and he’s 100 percent with the tax fraudster and money launderer. Or Kev can spot the nightmare and simply doesn’t care. I don’t like the choices.
And what is Cramer’s excuse? Trump has a long seedy history, and one could see how he handled the presidential debates. Use the Google, my son. Even a creep like Ted Cruz was a target for Don’s slander. Creeps usually stick together. And his comments about women were a red flag. Not to Kevin. Virgin sacrifices? Gee that sounds refreshing.
Kevin has said that not supporting Trump is tantamount to treason, or even adultery. Cramer thinks the second one is worse. And we know who has expertise in well-publicized adulterous behavior. No irony whatsoever.
While home-grown white men went on a rampage of murder by bullet and feeble explosion attempts, our empathy-free president chose to rail at the rallies against a band of unarmed Hondurans, and other Central Americans, a thousand miles away from the southern border of the United States.
Not exactly a slow-moving Battle of the Bulge. And 45 doesn’t care about the imaginary threat of brown people. Trump just wants to rile up the racist rubes in his and Kevin’s base. It’s so easy.
Trump is unable to offer comfort to the country. That’s OK with Kevin.
Do any of these words ring a bell? Narcissistic, sadistic, paranoid, belligerent, vicious, brutal, resentful, callous, guiltless, covetous. envious, greedy, reckless, foolhardy, impulsive, covetous, tyrannical, unprincipled, disingenuous, spineless, explosive, abrasive.
Does DT always feel betrayal, desire revenge, seek retribution and is overreactive to slights? Did he think these criminal enterprises up? Trump University and Donald J. Trump Foundation.
Kevin Cramer Approves List of Fresh Dung — Just A Sampling
- The Media Is The Enemy Of Falsehoods:
“There is great anger in our country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news. The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly. That will do much to put out the flame …” — Twitter — Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- That Makes Sense:
“A globalist is a person that wants the globe to do well, frankly, not caring about our country so much. And you know what? We can’t have that. You know, they have a word. It sort of became old-fashioned. It’s called a nationalist. And I say, really, we’re not supposed to use that word. You know what I am? I’m a nationalist, OK? I’m a nationalist.
“Nationalist. Nothing — use that word. Use that word.” — CNN — Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- Such Stupidity:
‘So-called birthright citizenship, which costs our country billions of dollars and is very unfair to our citizens, will be ended one way or the other. It is not covered by the 14th Amendment because of the words ‘subject to the jurisdiction thereof.’ Many legal scholars agree …,’ Trump wrote in a Twitter post.” — Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- The New Tax Will Cost Trump $100 Monthly:
“Trump wants to charge Americans 25 cents per pound as monthly rent for citizenship.” — Fake News that sounds plausible under DT.
- Tariffs Are Quantifiably Bad For North Dakota:
“Cramer is challenging Heitkamp for her Senate seat in this year’s midterm elections. He said the tariffs, while “unsettling for some,” represent Trump’s “America first” philosophy.
“The reality of the depth of his commitment was in full bloom,” Cramer said of Trump.
With that, he said the situation is “not without risk” and “it causes me some concern” but “I don’t fall for the hysteria thing.” — Bismarck Tribune — Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- No Republican Plan Protects People With Pre-existing Conditions Like Obamacare:
“During a recent interview, Cramer said that the Republican plan will not hurt those with pre-existing conditions (lie), but added that some of his constituents are playing the system.
“Our bill maintains or doesn’t repeal previous existing conditions, but you can’t game the system either,” Cramer said. “We’re not going to allow you to abuse the system just because you have a pre-existing condition.”
Cramer has voted 65 times against current healthcare laws and voted to repeal the ACA without a replacement five times. He also voted to dismantle Medicaid expansion.” — High Plains Reader — Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- This Sounds Contrary to What Trump Has Been Saying:
“Federal immigration authorities have begun releasing immigrants of undocumented status from overcrowded detention centers in response to a sudden rush of Central American families, mostly from Guatemala, entering the United States, according to several reports.
Agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said they can no longer review case files without surpassing the court-mandated 20-day limit on the amount of time the federal government can detain children.” —Colorlines 10/10/18 — Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- A Basket of Falsehoods:
“As you know, I’m willing to send the military to defend our southern border if necessary, all ’cause — because of the illegal immigration onslaught brought by the Democrats because they refuse to acknowledge or to change the laws,” he said. “They like it. They also figure everybody coming in is going to vote Democrat, you know. Hey, they’re not so stupid when you think about it, right?” — CNN — Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- Trump Thinks Criminal And Middle Easterner Are One In The Same:
“Trump has also suggested — via Twitter — that ‘criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed’ in with those migrants seeking asylum. Asked by reporters for what evidence he had for that claim, Trump responded: “There’s no proof of anything but they could very well be. So, um, yeah.” — CNBC — Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- Blind Allegiance Always Works Out Fine:
“I think the president might be acting prematurely, quite honestly,” Cramer said when asked about Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. But he added later that “if he says he wants to do it this way, I’m going to support him.” — The Hill — Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- Democrats Don’t Want That:
“At a political rally in Kentucky earlier this month, Mr. Trump declared that Democrats ‘want to open America’s borders and turn our country into a friendly sanctuary for murderous thugs from other countries who will kill us all.’ — NYT —Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- Trump is Wearing His Little General’s Costume:
“Trump also ordered a stepped-up military presence on the southern border, ostensibly aimed at countering a migrant caravan that remains about 900 miles south of the U.S. and has diminished in size, according to Mexican officials and reporters on the scene.” — Los Angeles Times —Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- Trump is a Cheap Bribe:
“Officials from foreign governments have realized they can curry favor with Trump by spending money at his properties. The list of governments includes Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Bahrain, Azerbaijan, Turkey, China, India, Afghanistan and Qatar.” — New York Times — Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- Trump Doesn’t Understand How Things Work:
“Earlier this month at a White House ceremony for new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Trump said Kavanaugh had been ‘proven innocent’ of sexual assault allegations. Kavanaugh had not, in fact, been subject to any trial or fact-finding proceeding.” — Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- Subsidizing a Billionaire:
“American officials and business leaders have also spent money at Trump properties, sometimes in an apparent effort to please the president. Gov. Paul LePage of Maine last year stayed at the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Other Republicans have held campaign fund-raisers and party events at the properties. So have corporate lobbyists.” — New York Times — Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- Overt Racism:
“As a candidate in 2016, Trump attacked Judge Gonzalo Curiel, hearing a Trump University fraud case, based on the US-born Curiel’s ‘Mexican heritage.'” — Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- Trump is Never Responsible For Anything:
“REPORTER: Would you yourself pledge to tone down the president for the next few days during the campaign?
TRUMP: Well, I think I’ve been toned down, if you want to know the truth. I could really tone it up. Because, as you know, the media has been extremely unfair to me and to the Republican Party.
REPORTER: How? How have we been unfair?
TRUMP: I think the media has been very, very unfair in terms of the Republican Party and the way it’s been covered. And they understand that. They write articles about that. Many of them admit that. But the media has been unbelievably unfair to Republicans, conservatives, and certainly to me.
But with all of that being said, we’re winning. So, I like that.” — VOX — Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- Growing Trump Inc. From the White House:
“In May, an Indonesian real-estate project that involves the Trump Organization reportedly received a $500 million loan from a company owned by the Chinese government. Two days later, Trump tweeted that he was working to lift sanctions on a Chinese telecommunications firm with close ties to the government — over the objections of both Republicans and Democrats in Congress. He ultimately did lift the sanctions.
Trump’s businesses have also moved to expand in India, the Dominican Republic and Indonesia, using deals directly with foreign governments.” — New York Times — Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- Supporters of Others?:
“REPORTER: Are you to blame at all for what happened, Mr. President? Does it bother you at all?
TRUMP: No, not at all. No, I mean — not at all, no. There’s no blame … There’s no anything … If you look at what happened on — numerous of these incidents, they were supporters of others. No.” — VOX
- Trump Has Been a Dick For Ages:
“Trump attacks people of color, immigrants, women, victims of sexual assault, people with disabilities, and religious minorities. He makes his white, working-class supporters feel valued above these other groups. But court documents show he’s cheated workers and small-business owners for decades, and in his own books, he shows open disdain for the non-rich. Trump’s presidency isn’t about his base; it’s about Trump.
Narrowly, that’s meant Trump makes policy that is good for him and his family, like a tax law that’s great for the very wealthy, particularly real estate tycoons like him.” — VOX — Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- Trump is a Fraud:
‘The point is that after decades of touting his business acumen, his ability to negotiate tough deals and spot good investments, and after spending this entire campaign season arguing that he’s qualified for the presidency based on his skills in the market, Trump nonetheless has an investment record that at best roughly matches and at worst underperforms the market. He did only as well or possibly worse than a retiree with a Vanguard 401(k) did.” — VOX — Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- Trump is Deluded:
“Nobody’s ever done a better job than I’m doing as president.” — Washington Post — Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- They’re Coming to Legally Request Asylum:
“As far as the caravan is concerned, our military is out … We’ll go up to anywhere between 10 and 15,000 military personnel, on top of Border Patrol, ICE and everybody else at the border,” Trump told reporters at the White House.” — Reuters — Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- Trump Mocks a Survivor of Sexual Assault:
“I had one beer. Well, do you think it was — nope, it was one beer,” Trump said, mimicking Ford’s testimony last week to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“How did you get home? I don’t remember. How’d you get there? I don’t remember. Where is the place? I don’t remember. How many years ago was it? I don’t know.”
Trump’s comments were met with laughter and applause from the crowd.
“I don’t know. I don’t know,” the president continued. “What neighborhood was it in? I don’t know. Where’s the house? I don’t know. Upstairs, downstairs — where was it? I don’t know — but I had one beer. That’s the only thing I remember.” — CNN — Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- Oh, That Scamp:
“The Kushner company also successfully lobbied the Qatari government to invest in 666 Fifth Avenue, a financially troubled luxury building. The company’s dealings with Middle Eastern countries are especially problematic because Jared Kushner is one of the administration’s top policymakers for the region and has played a central role in policy toward Qatar.” — New York Times — Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- Destruction Of Departments:
“More than 164 former lobbyists work in the administration, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, including several who regulate the industries that once paid their salaries. Geoff Burr, who pushed for more lax workplace safety laws when he was the chief lobbyist for a construction group, now works at the Department of Labor. Andrew Wheeler, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, was previously a lobbyist whose firm was paid millions of dollars by companies whose industries he now regulates.” — New York Times — Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- Pay For Play:
“Trump suggested to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan during a meeting at Mar-a-Lago in February 2017 that Abe grant a coveted operating license to a casino company owned by Sheldon Adelson, who donated at least $20 million to Trump’s presidential campaign.” — Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- The White Supremacists Are On Board:
“We are determined to take our country back,” said former KKK grand wizard David Duke in 2017. “We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That’s what we believed in. That’s why we voted for Donald Trump, because he said he’s going to take our country back.” — CNN — Kevin Cramer approves this message.
- Industrial Level Sucking Up:
“North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer was among 18 House Republicans to nominate President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to “bring peace” to the Korean peninsula Wednesday, May 2.
Cramer signed a letter that noted North Korea has announced it will suspend its nuclear and missile tests. During a historic meeting in South Korea last week, the leaders of the two countries said they would work to formally end the Korean War and toward the peninsula’s “complete denuclearization.” — Fargo Forum — Kevin Cramer approves this message.