Thursday, February 06, 2020

Nancy Pelosi had the right idea. It's time for outraged Americans to rip up Donald Trump.

Should there be a national Tear Up Donald Trump's Picture Day?
Talk about snowflakes!

Nancy Pelosi listened politely to the end of Donald Trump's divisive, falsehood-laden State of the Union Address.

Then she tore up her copy of his speech. What was she supposed to do with it? Carry it home and pickle it in aspic? Wrap it in silk and bury it in her sachet drawer? 

She was given a copy. She followed along during its delivery. Then, even as you or I might do, she tore it up for easier disposal. 

You'd have thought she pulled out an AR-15 and sprayed the Republican side of the hall with bullets. Republican poop hit the fan and splattered far and wide over America.

Liz Cheney, for example, had a tantrum during which she accused Nancy Pelosi of having a tantrum.

Tonight @realDonaldTrump laid out a bold & optimistic vision for our nation, honoring our heroes and lifting up our children. @SpeakerPelosi had a tantrum, disgraced herself and dishonored the House. She is an embarrassment and unfit for office.

Umm, and how is that, Liz? Speaker Pelosi followed along quietly. At the end she had a pile of old news, a used speech, no different in utility than yesterday's newspaper, which at best is useful for lining a birdcage. 

In facts, lining a birdcage might have been a high suitable gesture, had the Speaker thought to bring a parrot to the State of the Union.  Instead, Pelosi did what you might do with any old newspaper, or a flyer for a sale that had come and gone. She ripped it up and tossed it. 

Then there was the White House itself, looking for some vulnerable place in Pelsoi's anatomy to insert one of its stilettos. It missed.

Speaker Pelosi just ripped up:

One of our last surviving Tuskegee Airmen.

The survival of a child born at 21 weeks.

The mourning families of Rocky Jones and Kayla Mueller.

A service member's reunion with his family.

That's her legacy.
Shall we try to get this straight? She didn't rip up an airman. She didn't rip up a child's survival. She didn't rip up any mourning families. 
She ripped up a copy of a speech that everybody had just heard — a speech in which Donald Trump, cynically tried to disguise his racism to praise, at long last, the Tuskee Airmen. A speech in which he took advantage of a child who survived premature birth, and of mourning families, and of a service member's family — all to further his own political agenda and self aggrandizement.
No doubt he did it with all the tender regard that he had for the Ukraine when he tried to hold up the Ukraine's anti-tank missiles while Russian troops violated Ukrainian territory — all for his own benefit.
As for me, I kind of liked this tweet:
Watching the people who decry “liberal snowflakes” clutching their pearls over Pelosi tearing up President Pussygrabber’s speech is probably the best thing I’ve ever seen.
It's pretty clear that the pearl clutchers, including The Trumpster himself, are pretty torn up when somebody shows them the lack of respect that they exhibit toward anybody they don't like. So let's keep tearing.
I propose a national Tear Up Donald Trump's Picture Day, during which millions of Americans print out a photograph of Donald Trump, tear it up, and toss it in the nearest trash basket.
Any takers?


Ed said...

Creating a fake outrage to get votes. More evidence that both sides are the same.

E.A. Blair said...

Tear up a photo of Trump? No. Burn one.

Buttermilk Sky said...

She symbolically tore him a new one. Last year she gave him the clap. If he wasn't so vain and stupid, he'd stay home and send a written message, like every president before Wilson.

Infidel753 said...

"Ed" is a perennial right-wing spammer/troll who makes a practice of crapping his stuff onto posts which have been linked from the Crooks and Liars news website. There's no value in leaving his comments in place. They're just regurgutated Republican/Russian talking points.

The New York Crank said...

Yeah, Infidel, I'm aware of what "Ed" is. Screw him and leave him there as an indication to all who pass of the depths to which the right, incomprehensibly working on behalf of the Russians, will resort to.

Yours crankily,
The New York Crank

maxk1947 said...

Wasn't there a kerfuffle at the beginning of Trump's tenure over his habit of tearing up documents after he "read" them (a violation of a Presidential records act)? Speaker Pelosi was merely following his example.