biggest exploding heads

I haven’t read Michael Wolff’s new book Fire and Fury; Inside the Trump White House of Fuckwitted Fuckwits OMG You Guys!!! I probably won’t read it. I’ve read the same excerpts most of you have read, and that’s probably enough.

I mean, all the horrible things Wolff says about Comrade Trump? It’s basically stuff many of us already believed. Hell, most of it is stuff we’ve already witnessed. Trump being crude and rude? Every day. Trump being mean and spiteful? Every day. Trump displaying massive ignorance of the world around him? Every damned day. Trump demonstrating a complete lack of interest in…well, just about anything but himself (and, to a lesser extent, Ivanka)? Yes, of course, every day.

Seriously, everybody who’s read the following excerpt has said, “Yep, that’s Trump.”

Here was a man singularly focused on his own needs for instant gratification, be that a hamburger, a segment on Fox & Friends or an Oval Office photo opp. “I want a win. I want a win. Where’s my win?” he would regularly declaim. He was, in words used by almost every member of the senior staff on repeated occasions, “like a child.”

Like a child. A spoiled, pampered, spiteful child. Here’s a true thing: Donald Trump is basically Dudley Dursley in a bloated adult body. You know…Dudley Dursley? Harry Potter’s cousin? The fat, cruel, selfish, violent bully with no feelings whatsoever for others? This guy:

Comrade Trump wants more. More than anybody else. Doesn’t even matter what it is, he wants more. Always more. More and bigger. The biggest. He wants the biggest inauguration crowds, the biggest tax cut, the biggest missiles, the biggest wall, the biggest brain, the biggest generals, the biggest ratings.

Trump, of course, says the book is all lies. He’s threatened to sue Steve Bannon, who apparently is quoted frequently in the book, for violating a non-disclosure agreement AND defamation. Trump has the biggest legal team, but they don’t seem to understand that in order for a statement to be defamatory, it has to be untrue, And if a statement is untrue, then it can’t be a violation of a non-disclosure agreement. This is just another example of how Comrade Trump has put together a team of fuckwits.

What’s most entertaining about this (a year ago, I’d have felt bad for finding any of this entertaining — but significant Trump exposure has made me a tad more cruel) is the fact that so many conservatives are complaining that the book might possibly have a few minor factual details somewhat wrong. They feel the book doesn’t depict Comrade Trump in a very favorable light. They feel the book is perhaps a wee bit biased.

I find that entertaining because those same conservative asshats twenty years writing and promoting similar books about Hillary Clinton. They spent eight years writing and promoting similar books about Barack Obama. Wildly outrageous books full of blatant lies, delusional thinking, and insane conspiracy theories. Now I’m finding it wildly entertaining to read FreeRepublic and see them attempt to reconcile what Bannon says with what Comrade Trump says. A lot of them have decided that Trump and Bannon are in cahoots. Seriously. They’re positing that these two guys are acting, that they’re only appearing to abuse and insult each other. They’re doing this in order to lull snowflake liberals into…something, so that something something, after which there’ll be something and liberal heads will explode. Not too sure what that something is, but the turf will be littered with exploded liberal heads.

Liberal heads exploding — that’s how conservatives measure the value of just about anything. The more liberal head that explode, the better a thing is.

I don’t expect to see conservative heads explode over this. The material is too dense.

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10 thoughts on “biggest exploding heads

    • I don’t care. Truth doesn’t hold much water for Trump or his supporters. I suspect a lot of the stuff in the book is accurate, but I don’t mind if some of it isn’t. Not after years of seeing conservatives write that Obama was a Kenyan Muslim bisexual communist, not after seeing books claiming Bill and Hillary Clinton ran a drug cartel and a gun smuggling crime family.

      I really don’t care if some of the stuff in Wolff’s book is inaccurate. Or even false. You live by the smear, you die by the smear. I believe this is called poetic justice.

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      • Yeah I’m with Gwen.
        I’m curious where he said that I heard him on the radio this afternoon specifically asked if all the quotes were true and he would stand behind them and he did 3 minutes not only saying yes everything is 100% true but that indeed he suspected that many people who were denying they said it were most likely simply regretting being so open a year ago.

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      • Here’s what Wolff says in the preface:

        “Many of the accounts of what has happened in the Trump White House are in conflict with one another; many, in Trumpian fashion, are baldly untrue. These conflicts, and that looseness with the truth, if not with reality itself, are an elemental thread of the book.
        “Sometimes I have let the players offer their versions, in turn allowing the reader to judge them. In other instances I have, through a consistency in the accounts and through sources I have come to trust, settled on a version of events I believe to be true.”

        In other words, Wolff is stating he’s simply reporting what people said. He’s saying he didn’t edit out stuff WH folks said that contradicted what other WH folks said. Some conservatives are using this to suggest that the content of the book is inaccurate, which is a classic conservative dodge.

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    • The important thing, I think, is to remember HOW we all knew this.

      I think it’s risky to read stuff that reinforces or confirms stuff we already believe. But the thing about this particular book is that it confirms what many of us have observed — not what we think about Comrade Trump, but what we’ve actually seen of his behavior. It’s one thing to read that Hillary Clinton sold state secrets to fund a child sex ring in the basement of a popular pizza parlor and think “I KNEW she was up to something.” It’s another thing to read that Trump has limited impulse control when we’ve actually seen him display poor impulse control.

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