Just a Theory

By David E. Wheeler

Posts about Donald Trump

Irredeemable

Virginia Heffernan finds that Donald Trump Has No Values:

He has no honor among thieves, no cosa nostra loyalty, no Southern code against cheating or lying, none of the openness of New York, rectitude of Boston, expressiveness and kindness of California, no evangelical family values, no Protestant work ethic. No Catholic moral seriousness, no sense of contrition or gratitude. No Jewish moral and intellectual precision, sense of history. He doesn’t care about the life of the mind OR the life of the senses. He is not mandarin, not committed to inquiry or justice, not hospitable. He is not proper. He is not a bon vivant who loves to eat, drink, laugh. There’s nothing he would die for — not American values, obviously, but not the land of Russia or his wife or young son.

Read the whole thing — it’s short, and utterly devastating. There really is nothing redeemable about Donald Trump. Not one thing.

(Via Charlotte Clymer)

Only One Scandal

Adam Serwer, for The Atlantic:

There are not many Trump scandals. There is one Trump scandal. Singular: the corruption of the American government by the president and his associates, who are using their official power for personal and financial gain rather than for the welfare of the American people, and their attempts to shield that corruption from political consequences, public scrutiny, or legal accountability.

It’s really as simple as that. Opponents to the administration could do no better than to make this statement, and only this statement, about Trump, repeatedly, ad nauseam.