Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Quote of the Day

[Donald] Trump represents a party that now embraces (or is resigned to) intellectual rot and moral nihilism. The GOP is a party that has adopted Trump’s sense of male victimhood and has made peace with Trump’s cruelty to women and indifference to children’s welfare. And while Trump would prefer to bask in the reflected glory of the military, his personal weakness and cowardice are evident. In fully embracing Trump as its champion, the GOP has lost intellectual respectability, moral legitimacy and respect for even the most fundamental value, courage.

– Jennifer Rubin
Excerpted from "Trump Revels in His Ignorance
and Reveals His Cowardice
The Washington Post
October 17, 2018

Related Off-site Links:
Republicans Aren’t Running on Taxes Anymore. They’re Running on Bigotry – Jamelle Bouie (Slate, October 16, 2018).
I Listened to All Six Trump Rallies in October. You Should, Too – Susan B. Glasser (The New Yorker, October 12, 2018).
Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh and the Path to Neoliberal Fascism – Henry A. Giroux (Salon, October 10, 2018).
Republicans Don't Care What You Think – Dylan Scott (Vox, October 6, 2018).
The President Is a Crook – David Frum (The Atlantic, August 22, 2018).
Trump’s Biggest Crime Isn’t Being Covered by the Mainstream Media – Tom Engelhardt (The Nation, September 6, 2018).
Neoliberal Fascism and the Twilight of the Social – Henry A. Giroux (TruthDig, September 8, 2018).
Republicans Rigged the System to Enable Crimes Like Trump’s Tax Evasion – Harry Cheadle (Vice, October 3, 2018).
In Yemen, Trump Is Taking Tolerance for War Crimes to a New Level – Khury Petersen-Smith (TruthOut, October 11, 2018).
Anger at Trump Inaction as Hurricane Michael Leaves Millions Without Basic Needs – Jake Johnson (Common Dreams via TruthOut, October 15, 2018).
Trump Won in 2016 Thanks to Voter Suppression Says Carol Anderson, Author of One Person, No VoteDemocracy Now! (October 16, 2018).
Trump Is America's Most Dangerous Export – Robert Reich (Common Dreams, October 17, 2018).
Saudi Affair Exposes Trumpism's Moral Apathy – Stephen Collinson (CNN, October 17, 2018).
Mueller Ready to Deliver Key Findings in His Trump Probe, Sources Say – Chris Strohm, Greg Farrell, and Shannon Pettypiece (Bloomberg, October 17, 2018).

UPDATES: You Think the GOP Is Extreme Now? It’ll Be Worse If They Win in November – Jesse Lee (The Huffington Post, October 18, 2018).
The Proud Boys Have Revived Far-Right Gang Terror with GOP Support – Shane Burley (TruthOut, October 18, 2018).
The Proud Boys, the GOP, and "the Fascist Creep" – Christopher Mathias (The Huffington Post, October 18, 2018).
Trump's Failure to Fight Climate Change Is a Crime Against Humanity – Jeffrey Sachs (CNN, October 18, 2018).
Trump Openly Celebrates the Assault of a Journalist While Campaigning in Montana – Cody Fenwick (AlterNet, October 18, 2018).
As World Demands Justice for Khashoggi Murder, Trump Declares "Open Season on All Journalists" – Jake Johnson (Common Dreams, October 19, 2018).
The President of the United States Just Explicitly Endorsed Political Violence – Jack Holmes (Common Dreams, October 19, 2018).
Billionaire-Funded Fascism Is Rising in America – Thom Hartmann (TruthDig, October 19, 2018).
The Suffocation of Democracy – Christopher R. Browning (The New York Review of Books, October 25, 2018).

See also the previous Wild Reed post:
A Profoundly Troubling and Tragic Indictment
Michael Sean Winters: "The Entire Republican Establishment Has Caved to Trumpism"
Quote of the Day – May 23, 2018
On International Human Rights Day, Saying "No" to Donald Trump and His Fascist Agenda
Opposing the Trump Administration's Inhumane Treatment of Immigrant Families
Quote of the Day – March 12, 2018
Trump's America: Normalized White Supremacy and a Rising Tide of Racist Violence
Trump's Playbook

1 comment:

Franco Manni said...

Mmmhh..... It is not fair play that a woman attacks harshly the "party of male victimisation".... It would be the same if a man attacked a feminist movement of "female victimisation"...