How ironic. This is a quote of July 26, 1920, from a journalist and cultural critic for the Baltimore Evening Sun. Does it apply today?

“As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and a complete narcissistic moron.”

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Justthinking

A prophesy fulfilled.

antiteaparty

"downright fool and a complete narcissistic moron" not only describes Dump to a T, but also his supporters and boot lickers in Congress.

dakidoc

Wow, all his supporters (deplorable who voted him into office) are now morons. What a judgemental libtard you are.

antiteaparty

dakidoc says, "I'm mad you called me a moron, libtard."

dmilroy

Karen Harmelink, I sadly agree.

dakidoc

The Idiot by Evert Larock (1892)

An idiot, dolt, dullard or (archaically) mome, in modern use, is a stupid or foolish person.

It was formerly a technical term in legal and psychiatric contexts for some kinds of profound intellectual disability where the mental age is two years or less, and the person cannot guard himself or herself against common physical dangers

dakidoc

No Karen, it does not. It is difficult to be a leader without being a narcistic as you need confidence in yourself.

To imply our President is a moron and a fool on the basis of M. L. Mencken's comment in 1920, is to follow the Trump Derangement Syndrome that negates the voter's choice of him being our President. I would welcome solid evidence that this successful President and businessman is somehow an idiot and moron. Please provide this evidence... I am tired of unsubstantiated charges.

antiteaparty

Dump lost the popular vote by over 3 million. So, he wasn't the voters' choice. Also, all one has to do is listen to him stumble and bumble his way through a press conference for proof that he is a moron. If you can't see that it is because you are a koolaid -drinking member of the Cult of Dump.

dmilroy

President Trump conduct shows he is a fool. Undermined our elections by requesting foreign countries investigate his political opponents is both criminal and foolish. resident Donald Trump stood on the lawn of the White House on Thursday Oct 3, 2019 and, in front of the entire world, called on China to investigate his political opponent. Impeachment of a president for high crimes and misdemeanors is part of the basic law of our Representative Republic.

Putin

How unfortunate to see you all arguing and calling each other names. You need to unite behind your President who has the clear foresight to help me “Make Russia Great Again!” His “Unmatched Wisdom” in letting Russia take care of the Kurds and the Ukrainians has changed the World Order in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Thank you Comrade Trump!

DLJohnson

I see that the local chapter of the Communists of America makes another appearance.

Justthinking

And the fanatic Fascists are here also, as you demonstrate. They don’t even want to realize the difference between Democratic Socialism and Communism. Just like they turn a blind eye to their own Fascist actions.

dmilroy

Putin was a former murderous Soviet Communist whose turned into a murderous authoritarian Russian Nationalist. It is hard to imagine a better public relations coup for Vladimir Putin than America’s whirlwind exit from northern Syria. Russian television cameras lingered over “emergency exit” signs and half-eaten meals in the evacuated US bases. The Kurds, America’s most loyal regional ally, quickly switched their fealty to Russia. The murderous Bashar al-Assad can now cement his control over Syria, while Turkey is moving closer to Russia. But considering, Mr. Trump's demonstrated cringe-worthy servility toward Vladimir Putin in Helsinki last year. It is just par for the course. https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/16/politics/donald-trump-putin-helsinki-summit/index.html

"Make Russia Great Again" indeed!

Iman

Hillary 2016 by a landslide. . . . oh wait

Justthinking

Iman . She did win the popular vote. aDumph is only president because of gerrymandering and an archaic Electoral College System.

dmilroy

Justthinking, don't forget the Russian's interference in the 2016 election to defeat Hillary Clinton and elect Donald Trump.

Justthinking

Since I voted for Berniecrats, It kinda equals out the DNC actions against Bernie

DLJohnson

Justthinking: The electoral college is not new and it has worked for years. Now it's broken because your candidate lost? Look at the electoral college map and compare the areas of red with the areas of blue.

E pluribus

The electoral college hasn’t really “worked for years”. It was originally Constitutionally crafted to entice the slave states to join the Republic. It wasn't enough that the Constitution guaranteed the slave masters that they could count ⅗ of each of their slaves to boost their representation in Congress. Five times since our founding, the electoral college has given us rule by minority presidents. The last two were George W. Bush and Mr. Trump. Each of these five times were/are followed by serious political turmoil. In my opinion - like the shameful ¾ representation itself - it needs to be changed.

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