Sunday, June 28, 2020

Priorities, the use of time, and donald trump

In an internet forum I read regularly, someone asked why our President cares about monuments to dead Confederates but has basically been MIA in our fight against the coronavirus.

Well, here's my reply to that question:

Everything trump does is done to pander to his base and enhance his chances to get reelected. Everything.

He wants to keep his tiny little hands on the power stick so very badly and so catering to his cult followers and telling them the kinds of myths, tropes and lies they like to hear is priority number one for Dear Leader.

Thinking of ways to throw red meat to the true believers and raise the odds that he can occupy the White House for four more years is his constant obsession. It’s what ties up all his time and energy.

Well, that and watching OAN, his buddy Sean Hannity on Fox and constantly checking the polls. That’s how he spends the lion’s share of his time.

You can certainly see what matters to someone by observing their actions, looking at how they spend their time.

He’s all about keeping protesters from pulling down those Confederate monuments because his supporters love it and it helps him burnish his image as a patriot and a tough guy.

His image is a very, very big deal for donald and it most definitely ties in with the whole reelection thing.

And the pandemic? He cares nothing about anything relating to that. Not for the health of ordinary Americans — that means nothing at all. In fact, his lackeys are in front of the Supreme Court this week, trying their hardest to finally kill Obamacare! All while millions of Americans are facing financial ruin and death because of COVID-19 and plenty of other ailments.

Let’s widen the focus a bit: our hospitals and the entire healthcare Industry were struggling mightily before the coronavirus came along and it’s made all of those vexing problems much worse. None of that has affected the way 45 does his job at all.

He’s still taking “Executive time” for the first four or five hours of each day, watching cable news obsessively, screaming at his staff because they can’t vanquish all of his enemies — real or imagined — and stop his spectacular slide in the polls.

Oh, I mustn’t forget this huge priority for trump: dreaming up ways to punish all the people he hates.

Or people who simply don’t fawn over him sufficiently. Those tasks take up a lot of his time.

Oh yes, and golf. I forgot to say that he spends quite a bit of his free time playing golf.

Oh, silly me! It’s all free time. No, let’s call it Executive time. I think that’s the term his staff uses for the time the boss spends doing everything but tending to the needs of the Country and her citizens.

So yes, the squatter in the Oval Office spends lots of time defending dead Confederates, modern-day white supremacists, Neo-Nazis and anyone who enables him, praises him or supports him.

But he cares nothing at all for the welfare of our Country, her Constitution or the health and lives of ordinary Americans. Especially if they didn’t vote for him.

Our health, our well-being and our very lives mean absolutely nothing to this incompetent poser.

If you keep all of this firmly in mind, everything makes perfect sense.

Bulldog Ben

© 2020 Ben Lawrence Basile

Saturday, June 27, 2020

trump and Russia's secret bounty for American scalps

I've known for over four years that our #LyingLoserPrez is a piece of human garbage. He showed us what he was like way before the 2016 Presidential election.

This affair about the Russians offering a bounty for killing American troops is just the latest outrage. The latest clear betrayal of the country I love and served.

This hateful and totally incompetent poser will NEVER cross Putin. If your reaction to this is to scream "Fake News" don't you dare put it into a reply here. I will not be civil if you do.

We are way past the point where we should be polite about this. This man has caused great harm to the USA. I hate, loathe and despise this serial traitor with the intensity of ten thousand white-hot suns.

#DonTheConRussianPawn #trumpTraitor

"Bulldog Ben" Basile

© 2020 Ben Lawrence Basile

Saturday, June 20, 2020

The word is out about 45's boring Tulsa rally

The eyes of the country -- of the whole world, truth be told -- were on Tulsa tonight.

The thuggish poser who's now occupying the White House threw his first rally since America went into semi-lockdown and just about everything started being cancelled.

Herr Twitler just didn't have his mojo workin' tonight.

What a pity.

Many have pointed out that the attendance sucked.

Others have opined that the Thug-in-Chief was off his usual game. That he was... well, boring!

So sad.

As more and more Americans are getting a closer look at this pitiful, would-be tyrant, it's getting harder and harder for him to keep the faithful in his thrall.

All but his most hard-core cultists are looking for those metaphorical exits now. And tonight's lame rally will only speed up the process.

We're getting pretty damn close to November 3rd.

If this sad little man and the minions who're laboring mightily to get him another term think it's going to get better, I'm thinking they're in for a major let-down.


"Bulldog Ben" Basile

© 2020 Ben Lawrence Basile

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Trump the Bible Poser

Because this insane, dystopian scene played itself out on Monday, I'm thinking that many of you are well-aware of what happened. And here -- for what it's worth -- is my take on this wretched and disturbing event.

It's clear now that the Divider-in-Chief who occupies our White House thinks he can use faith for his own dark purposes. Just like he uses everything he comes into contact with.

He uses people and things to enhance his ugly image; he uses things and events to sow confusion and deflect blame; he uses people and things -- most vile of all -- to punish and wreck revenge on his political enemies or merely on people he hates.

All of this is sick. Sick and evil. So now we can add Faith to the things this disgusting piece of human garbage has used to further his own evil ends.

"Bulldog Ben" Basile

Postscript: for a deeper dive into the reactions of faith leaders to this stunt, follow this link. 

© 2020 Ben Lawrence Basile