This is the leader of the free world

These are just a few of the quotes that help define Donald Trump:

• The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!

• We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated.

• I've said that if Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I would be dating her.

• I think apologizing's a great thing, but you have to be wrong. I will absolutely apologize, sometime in the hopefully distant future, if I'm ever wrong.

• You know, it doesn't really matter what they write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass.

• (On Asians) When these people walk into the room, they don't say, 'Oh hello, how's the weather? It's so beautiful outside. How are the Yankees doing? They're doing wonderful, that's great.' They say, 'We want deal!'

• He's not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured.

• All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me — consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected.

• Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest, and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure, it's not your fault.

• (On Carly Fiorini) Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?

• I think the only difference between me and the other candidates is that I'm more honest and my women are more beautiful.

• (On a female lawyer taking a break to pump breast milk for her three-month old daughter) You’re disgusting.

• (On Apprentice contestant Brande Roderick) It must be a pretty picture, you dropping to your knees.

• Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?

• (On racists and counter-protestors) I think there is blame on both sides. I have no doubt about it, and you don’t have any doubt about it either. … You had some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people on both sides.

• You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful. I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything. … Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.

• When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you … they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bring crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.

• Yeah, she's really something, and what a beauty, that one. If I weren't happily married and, ya know, her father …

• (On Kim Kardashian while pregnant) She’s gotten a little bit large. I would say this, I don’t think you should dress like you weigh 120 pounds.

• A person who is flat-chested is very hard to be a 10.

• (On U.S. District Judge Ganzalo Curiel) He’s a Mexican. We’re building a wall between here and Mexico. The answer is, he is giving us very unfair rulings — rulings that people can’t even believe.

• Look at my African American over here.

• If Hillary Clinton can't satisfy her husband, what makes her think she can satisfy America?

• The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.

• I'm also honored to have the greatest temperament that anybody has.

• (On entering Miss Universe dressing rooms unannounced) I sorta get away with things like that.

• (On Jessica Leeds, who accused him of sexual assault) Believe me, she would not be my first choice, that I can tell you.

• Why can’t we use nuclear weapons?

• You can get that baby out of here. Don’t worry, I think she really believed me that I love having a baby crying while I’m speaking. That’s Ok. People don’t understand. That’s Ok.

• (In response to the Khans, a Gold Star family, whose son died in Iraq in 2004 and who said he had "sacrificed nothing to no one.") I think I've made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard.

• I think I am, actually humble. I think I'm much more humble than you would understand. (Translation: since you're so much less intelligent than me, you couldn't possibly understand how humble I am.)

• (Following the Orlando nightclub massacre) Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don't want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart!

• There may be somebody with tomatoes in the audience. If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously. Okay? Just knock the hell — I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees.

• I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters, okay? It's, like, incredible. (See my last blog)

• (Praising two audience members who tackled a protestor at one of his rallies) That was so great. Who was the person who did that? Put up your hand, put up your hand. Bring that person up here. I love that.

• (On a condolence call to Myeshia Johnson, a woman whose husband was killed in action in Niger) (He) knew what he signed up for… but when it happens it hurts anyway.

The Beautiful Tremendous Smart Amazing Classy Winning Children of Donald

I was trying to figure out the rationality of people who fall in love with the Trumpster, you know, the ones who see any negative stories about him as a fault on the part of his critics rather than on the man himself, the ones who have accepted the term "fake news" as anything that doesn't coddle the Commander in Chief, or lavish praise on him, rather than "news" that's actually fake, like Pizzagate.

I was drawing a blank until I realized it was a cult. Their leader can do no wrong, despite the overwhelming and abundant evidence to the contrary and the power of the cult can even cause the Children of Don to forgo their actual religious principles. The seven deadly sins? Trump personifies each one of them, and yet they turn a blind eye. The flock can overlook his transgressions so that their Savior, ordained by God Almighty, can apparently free the country of Roe Vs. Wade, or at least piss off some libs in the process.

I know there are others like me, who shake their collective heads multiple times a day at the Bizarro World this country has become, where we actually seem to be living in the novel 1984, and facts can change from day to day or minute to minute with the whim of Big Brother. I watch with horror as appointed officials constantly waste taxpayer money, enrich themselves through their offices, transfer protections from citizens to corporations, ignore science, gloss over their illustrious leader's crazy rantings, defend the indefensible, as the Republican Party transforms into the Energizer Bunny of Immorality and no one with an R before their name is ever … ever held accountable unless they badmouth the boss.

I have no doubt a lot of elected Republicans have just fallen in line because they want to stay in office or perhaps it's the path to getting their policy goals, but it seems the well has run dry on ideas, so what the hell? Like a cult, anyone in the party not rolling over onto his or her (but mostly his) back, licking the Trumpster's boots and professing total fealty to their illustrious leader is thrown under the bus, shunned from the community, never to be elected again.

I guess I've just been blindsided by the sheer numbers of people indoctrinated so easily into the cult. They seem to have gone there willingly. And I've been reading aghast that the "blue wave" expected for November has become more of a trickle.

If the minority of voters who put the least deserving, narcissistic shitbag into the presidency just wanted to drive liberals crazy, then kudos to them. They've done it.

I'm throwing in my vote for a new name for the Republican Party: The Beautiful Tremendous Smart Amazing Classy Winning Children of Donald.

I don't make the rules

There are some indisputable laws we're all forced to concede: Gravity pulls on everything; nature abhors a vacuum; and honey works its way inexorably and despite all preventive measures, onto our clothes.
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