Quote Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes:

Fred Reed’s current column is the best thing yet written about this election as well as a rollickingly fun read. IMHO, of course, but I trust that that’s always understood. Here’s a bit of it:

I frankly think [Hillary] admirable. As she coughs, staggers, convulses, lies, pilfers, sells favors and lapses into intermittent confusion, she still has the courage to tell America that she loathes half of it. That´s candor.

Give her credit for consistency. She is always mendacious, firmly in the pockets of Wall Street, Israel, the Neocon hawks, and the arms industry, never having accomplished anything on her own, always riding Bill’s coattails, having a disastrous record as SecState, always for sale. With her, we know what we will get. With Trump, it’s a roll of very weird dice.

Ah, the Donald. While he unmistakably displays various presidential qualities–he can walk up stairs by himself, and his eyes usually point in the same direction–there is indeed a certain aleatory quality to the man. God knows what he might do. He shoots from the hip, saying all sorts of loopy but interesting things. Interesting if you live somewhere else. He talks unflatteringly about the other sex near open mikes, instead of away from them like everybody else.

The Donald merely makes me nervous, while Hillary makes me want to take poison. It is the difference between an acid trip and death by sinus drainage. His truly great strength is that he is not Hillary. The election is really a contest between placeholders for conflicting interests, for different views of the world. Few would want either if there were another choice.

About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff and very glad to have left that mess behind. Formerly Michael Blowhard of the cultureblog 2Blowhards.com. Now a rootless parasite and bon vivant on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.
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2 Responses to Quote Du Jour

  1. JV says:

    I don’t agree that Hillary has accomplished nothing on her own, but the rest is pretty spot on. This line:

    “He talks unflatteringly about the other sex near open mikes, instead of away from them like everybody else.”

    I think Trump is a colossal asshole and a joke, but not because of that stupid Access Hollywood video for the reason Fred states. And I’m a bed-wetting liberal. I’m so done with this panopticonical, perpetually outraged, surveillance society. It’s incredibly constricting and does not allow for common (and sometimes endearing!) human foibles.


  2. plwinkler says:

    I don’t talk about forcing myself on women because I have never behaved that way and I’d like to think mot men learn that early on. Men sometimes brag about their conquest or share notes when in private with male friends; that’s not what Trump did. Mr. Reed either can’t distinguish between telling someone how you physically assault women you’re attracted to from simply talking salaciously about or describing women’s physical attributes or he (Reed) envies Trump’s ability to do what he did with impunity.

    I dislike Hillary Clinton but Trump is a person unencumbered by any ethics or sense of responsibility to anyone but himself. He created Trump University for the sole purpose of defrauding hard working people out of millions of dollars in exchange for a worthless no-money down real estate scam. He has a proven record of hiring craftsmen and contractors and then refuses to pay them what was agreed to because he can get away with it. If that’s the type of person you want occupying the Oval Office, vote for him; it speaks volumes about what you value.


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