Donald Trump and the politics of whine

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“Poor, poor Donald. Nobody likes him, everybody hates him, guess he’ll eat some worms. And apparently he’s never heard of Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Warren G. Harding, Richard Nixon, or Bill Clinton, each of whom enjoyed ‘witch hunts’ of their own, with varying justifications and outcomes. For decades, Trump publicly epitomized Barry Switzer’s observation that ‘some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.’ Now he’s finally made it to the big league and it turns out his whole skill set consists of kicking dirt at the umpire and trying to empty the dugouts for a brawl every time a fastball gets past him. Irony break: One of the loudest blocs of Trump supporters in last year’s presidential campaign consisted of voters outraged by decades of identity politics and what they considered the Democratic Party’s abusive use of victim groups to gain and hold political power …” (05/18/17)

  • Steve Trinward

    My concern is that his Coast Guard speech is being seen as “whining”; the context was an exhortation to the graduates not to “let the bastards wear them down” and citing his own tribulations as an example of what to rise above. Don;t jump on the media train here; there are plenty of things to pick on him about.

    • Yes, and one of them is that he’s a whiny little shit who decided to throw himself a pity party instead of give a commencement speech.

    • dL

      not to “let the bastards wear them down”

      Quick reminder: the bastards are the ones w/ the guns…