How to Tell Someone Like Trump is not a “Stable Genius.”

One clue is that they call themselves a stable genius.   Nobody else does.  If they actually were stable they would not need to keep reminding others that they are and also need numerous pep rallies by their gob smacked fans to refuel their egos, like vampires need new blood.

Now we have an especially good example of our “stable genius” at work.  He has surprised just about everyone by throwing our Syrian policy into a tizzy by suddenly pulling out our last troops in Syria.  Besides opening the door of invasion to the Turks, our departure leaves the Kurds without much needed technical support in reconnaissance and such for fighting the Turks and ISIS.

Turkey’s President Erdogan has long wanted to invade Syrian territory held by Kurds who have formed the backbone of our war on ISIS.  If the Turks follow through on their plans, they will slaughter the Kurds while we stand aside.

Besides telling the world we can’t be depended upon to help those who help us, this opens the door for a resurgence of ISIS in the area.

This is such an obviously bad foreign policy move that even Republicans question his actions.  In fact they are his harshest critics.  For example, Senate leader Mitch McConnell has said that “a precipitous withdrawal of US forces from Syria would only benefit Russia, Iran, and the Assad regime.”  None of which, I might add, do we want to benefit at all.

The oddity is that our self-described stable genius chooses to do this NOW while already enmeshed in full fledged attacks from Democrats along the impeachment road.  He needs all the help he can get from his Republican backers and he chooses NOW to make them furious?

Does our stable genius have some sort of death wish?   Or is he just so ignorant of foreign policy that he is clueless as to the ramifications of his actions?

Trying to pretend he is on top of this Syria thing, Trump has tweeted:  “As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!)…”

“Great and unmatched wisdom”?  Does that sound stable to you?


Judge Curiel: Trump Truthiness Counter Attacks the Liberal Media

I’m not eager to post again so soon, but I have a matter with a timely nature to talk about.   With the “liberal media,” which apparently includes the Wall Street Journal these days, raking Trump over the coals for his comments on the Mexican-American judge at his University trial, the Trump team is fighting back like the Germans at the Battle of the Bulge.

Trump has been so successful in the campaign with his counter attacks that I want to knock out some of his forces right away, especially after just watching one of his female surrogates, who reminded me of a Stepford wive with her unwavering gaze, sound very convincing on TV tying Curiel to the purportedly violence prone “La Raza,” whatever that is.

As the Trumpeters so often do, they have woven together various facts, often twisted in the process, and created a separate reality that makes Trump appear the victim of a biased judge and the liberal media rather than the instigator.   Apparently social media abounds with their truthy message right now, which is what has prompted me to write.

Here is their lowest, least truthful line of attack.  Judge Curiel is a member of La Raza, which is a terrorist organization who supports illegal immigration and has helped foment riots at Trump speeches.   Actually, Judge Curiel is a member of La Raza Lawyers Association, separate from the National Council of La Raza which,while open to criticism for tactics and positions, is not the evil bunch portrayed by Trump and his surrogates.  As Lisa Navarette, a spokeswoman responded to Trump team attacks:  “We’re sitting around arguing the minutiae of banking regulation, not running around in hoods.” 

Maybe not that innocent, I only have a general idea, but whatever it is it is not the La Raza Lawyer’s Association of which Judge Curiel is a member.

Well, Trump would argue, both organizations have La Raza (the race) in their names and that suggests they hate non-Hispanics.  Neverette points out that there are “thousands” of Latino organizations with La Raza in their names “La Raza as a nod to our common heritage.”

The same way, I would say, the conservative Heritage Foundation is a nod to our common heritage, not a nod to white supremacy.

So, here we have Trump doubling down on another overall lie, promulgated throughout social media and me wondering will he be able to put this one across like he has so many others?   Surely, those strong Trump supporters will swallow this fabrication hook “lie” and sinker.

I can only hope those whose minds are not yet made up can see Trump for what he is, a recent rendition of the fairy tale The Emperor has No Clothes.

P. S. – I’m sure most of you know I am indebted to Stephen Colbert for his creation of “truthiness” as a way of looking at and portraying truth without regard to factual evidence, logic or the like.   Also, if you want to know more about the NCLA and Trump’s illegitimate tying it to Judge Curiel, here’s a link.