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Trump Emigrates To Clown World

Former POTUS now grifting in the NFT world, making fool of self
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The 45th president of the United States, a man who aspires to return to the White House, has officially beclowned himself in a way that not even hardline MAGA folks can explain away:

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It's hard to know what to say about this. The thing speaks for itself. Trump is a grown-ass man, a former president. And now he's grifting NFTs. Meanwhile, what's going on with his main rival for the 2024 GOP nomination? This:

The choice is clear. Oh boy, is it ever clear. It seems too that it's finally over for Donald Trump. When you're getting headlines like the one below (from this story), launching an NFT grift is not the thing you want to be doing to regain ground lost to a Republican governor and political rival who actually gets stuff done.

(Sorry for light posting this week. I've been in Rome this week doing an interview, seeing friends, making pilgrimages to churches in the city, and having a little break before Christmas.)

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Peter Pratt
Peter Pratt
Trump would be better off stop playing would be politician and just be full time personality. It would be better for himself and the country.

At this rate he should restart his Trump multilevel marketing company. I am sure he could get millions to sign up and sell vitamins and drinks and clothes and investment strategies to his followers.
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    Theodore Iacobuzio
    Theodore Iacobuzio
    Trump would be better off doing a lot of things, but this tears it, don't you think? He doesn't want to run, he doesn't have the energy, and he doesn't have the attention span. I believe "self-sabotage" is one of the minor characteristics of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
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JON FRAZIER
JON FRAZIER
Donald Trump was making a fool of himself back when I was in college and the tabloids were braying about his messy first divorce. But thanks for confirming what I thought might be a too-silly-to-be-true prank when a Trump-loathing Facebook friend posted that pic above.
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Fran Macadam
Fran Macadam
Your obsession with Trump, has in my opinion, distracted you.
If you want clown behavior that has real world consequences, pay attention to the vile absurdities that the current President is promoting in statement and law this past week.

Please note that Governor De Santis is a firm supporter of escalating the war with Russia. Why isn't that important?

I recall that you considered voting for Joe Biden, and that family members did so. For the principles you hold, that seems a remarkable lapse in judgement.

You are a remarkable prophet in your public ministry of warning of the degradation and deceit of the country's misguided or worse elites. Yet the practical answers of how to effectively and successfully resist as you admit elude you.

And as for what constitutes news I think you are too influenced by the NYT overton window, which is paying zero attention to the lessons being exposed about Twitter. Those same algorithmic techniques of censorship have been in evidence with Disqus, formerly the commenting engine for TAC.
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    JON FRAZIER
    JON FRAZIER
    I very much doubt that Rod, from his perch over in Budapest, gives a hoot what the New York Times thinks of him.
    I have often disagreed with you Fran, but I used to admire your moral steadfastness. You seem to have lost that by the roadside if you are now on the Trump train.
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      Fran Macadam
      Fran Macadam
      Rod doesn't care what the NYT thinks of him, I agree. However he still believes they set the agenda for what is news, and since he subscribes, he can't but help but let them skew his own attention to what they curate.
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        JON FRAZIER
        JON FRAZIER
        These rididculous Trump superhero cards are hardly just "NYT news". That Rod decided to hold them up to scorn is classic Rod-- remember his "Dreher bait" days?
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          Fran Macadam
          Fran Macadam
          I never evaluated Trump as other than "our last, worst hope." And although I can't evaluate ballot shenanigans, which always exist to one degree or another, there was censorship of the Biden corruption story along with Deep State collusion to do so, which interfered with a fair election.
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          JON FRAZIER
          JON FRAZIER
          Sigh. Sounds like you have sold your rectitude for a mess of political junk food.
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          Fran Macadam
          Fran Macadam
          I recall when Rod was almost convinced by the Russia gate hoaxers, finding
          that believable. Your own assessment of my bad character is just more along the "deplorables" meme sold by Clinton and her diehard supporters. As Alinsky put it, don't debate the facts or policies, make it personal.
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      Fran Macadam
      Fran Macadam
      Nothing new to see, Jon. I always been that way. It's old news.
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Fran Macadam
Fran Macadam
Who can deny the basic immaturity of Americans? From a staple of childhood, comic book sup
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Fran Macadam
Fran Macadam
Who can deny the basic immaturity of Americans? From a staple of childhood, comic book superheroes now dominate the arrested development entertainment of adults in blockbuster motion pictures. As the self proclaimed super power country, Americans identify their military as the Justice League of America and the Avengers. The disguised alter egos for these godlike heros are the mild mannered milquetoasts, fops and fools who are our political leaders.

Don't you recall the laser beam eye ads depicting The Big Guy with glowing red heat vision like Superman's, seeking out to destroy the evil super villain Putin, his sidekick the Wolverine Zelensky in his tight muscle T?

Over at his giant gas station lair, the dictator baits our heroes by insulting the righteous empire as a gay bar, a fools based international world order.

When you gonna grow up? Maybe in the sequel? Armageddon as entertainment?
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    Bogdán Emil
    Bogdán Emil
    Good observation. Also, note the rapid increase in tattoos. The military and police have had to change long-standing rules to allow the new barbarian age in. We're regressing toward Lord of the Flies.
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Bogdán Emil
Bogdán Emil
Still more clown than threat, that's correct, although he's gone off the deep end since he lost the election. Trite but true enough: his ego just can't take the label. He's a bit fragile like that. The con has always been part of his flow, as has showmanship, as has being a red-blooded American male, on which he builds his patriotism. Don't feel bad for a man with gilded toilets. Trump's great act has always been transparently full of mischief, in that lovable sort of way. Dennis the Menace to democracy? Maybe there's a hint of something, but I still very much doubt it. He took a big crap on January 6th, and then continued making a fool of himself periodically ever since. To my mind he is an easily identifiable "problem child" and can be handled, for even his cons are a joke. Could he be unintentionally transparent in his vices, but ludicrously so, while also wearing his heart on his sleeve? Most of his supporters are standard Republican base voters. Where are they supposed to go, who should they support if not the biggest gorilla? Meanwhile, the neckbeards don't blend in well, neither does Ye, nor his friends, etc. These are readily identifiable national difficulties. Their significance can be overhyped to create a screen. At this point, with his bumbling, Donald Trump may be doing far more good for the Democrats than they're willing to admit, for he may play the perfect foil unknowingly: the everpresent "fascist" doomcloud, handing victory after victory to pleasantly surprised Democrats.

Bottom line: it Donald Trump and his various idiotic cons, vulgarities, stream-of-consciousness blabbering, and political antics are the biggest problem we have in America, then we're doing pretty well. I still don't regret having voted for him two years ago. He wasn't a fascist then, he's not a fascist today. He's the same Donald Trump that George Bush the Elder incisively identified as presidential material so very long ago. Trump was a fully grown man once, although by now he's turned into a Grandpa Simpson. Hint, hint.

Make room for the next generation, and that goes for both Agent Orange and Skeletor.
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    JON FRAZIER
    JON FRAZIER
    Re: Where are they supposed to go, who should they support if not the biggest gorilla?

    Er, Ron DeSantis, who comes down more or less where that GOP base is at, but with the added virtue that he knows how things work and he gets things done and does not make an international laughingstock of himself in the process?
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      Fran Macadam
      Fran Macadam
      If you think he won't be given the same defamatory treatment by legacy media, think again. As you like to always say, nothing new under the sun. Since he supports war expansion, he may be acceptable to the deep state unelected who really control policy as an acceptable always, for empire business as usual.
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      Bogdán Emil
      Bogdán Emil
      The brand new guy who hasn't even announced? Sure, Elvis is in the building, but so is Tim Scott. Trump, meanwhile, was president already, and it's going to take a while for all that good will to dissipate. Trump stays loyal to the base, at least in his estimation, loyal enough. That still counts for something.
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        JON FRAZIER
        JON FRAZIER
        The Trumpian base isn't enough to win elections. In 2020 and again in 2022 we saw that lesson pounded home. If the GOP, and its voters, are serious about winning the White House they need to dump Trump and find someone else. I advise DeSantis because he seems to have what it takes. The vote percentage he racked up in Florida last month shows that his appeal extends well beyond just the Right.
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          Fran Macadam
          Fran Macadam
          He would still be President had it not been for the collusion of the deep state in censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop revelations of Biden family influence peddling and other corruption. Now there's election meddling.
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          JON FRAZIER
          JON FRAZIER
          Trump lost the election because he performed badly during Covid and the 2020 riots. Rod noted at the time that Trump probably list the say he gad that absurd photo op with the upside down Bible. The laptop story is small potatoes. Scandals inviting a candidate's relatives have sunk a politician
          Bill Clinton won in 1996 despite all the Whitewater braying. And George GW Bush won in 1988 despite an actual real world scandal (Iran Contra)
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        Fran Macadam
        Fran Macadam
        But, but, "Don't say gay"?
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John Phillips
John Phillips
Trump has always been in clown world. Which is very telling. A clown has been the best President since Reagan as far as actually making things better for the majority of the population.
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John Phillips
John Phillips
Desantis for President. He's Trump without all the baggage.
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    Fran Macadam
    Fran Macadam
    He would still be President had it not been for the collusion of the deep state in censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop revelations of Biden family influence peddling and other corruption. Now there's election meddling.
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      JON FRAZIER
      JON FRAZIER
      See my reply above. Unless you have a cess to an alternate timeliness your claim is nonsense.
      Still not getting your devotion to the incompetent loser and your refusal to consider DeSantis who, as Rod has pointed out, is quite effective on SoCon issues.
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