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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

National embarrasment

Imagine if you will, a petulant rich kid who was born on third base and thought that he had hit a triple, spent his whole life bullying people and getting his own way. Secretly he harbored enormous feelings of inadequacy and so had to constantly feed his narcissism. With his extensive family money, he never had a chance to personally fail and so, never became much of anything but a vile douchebag. One day he actually buys the presidency...

John McCain in Hanoi Hospital, fractures to arm and both legs

I can think of no statement more tone deaf and optically stupid, not to mention ignorant, than suggesting that a United States Navy pilot who was shot down and spent 1967 to 1973 getting tortured in a prisoner of war camp in North Vietnam, should apologize for calling a poorly conceived raid that ended up getting a Seal killed a failure.

SPICER: It's absolutely a success, and I think anyone who would suggest it's not a success does a disservice to the life of Chief Ryan Owens...Anybody who would suggest otherwise doesn't fully appreciate how successful that mission was.
REPORTER: Senator John McCain—
SPICER: I understand that, but I think my statement's very clear, Kristen. I think anybody who undermines the success of that raid owes an apology and does a disservice to the life of Chief Owens...Kristen, can I answer the question? I'm answering the question. Please let me finish. The action taken in Yemen was this huge success. American lives will be saved because of it. Future attacks will be prevented. The life of Chief Ryan Owens was done in service to this country and we owe him and his family a great debt for the information that we received during that raid. I think any suggestion otherwise is a disservice to his courageous life and the actions that he just took. Full stop.
INCREDULOUS REPORTER: Is...that your message to Senator John McCain?
SPICER: That's my message to anybody who says that. Anybody. I don't know much clearer I can be.

I have listened to the inarticulate Spicer malign words repeatedly the last few days, the guy is really not so bright. And he recently invented a new attack we never suffered, Atlanta.

Ralph Freso - Getty

Trump is hiring the guy that was on the team stuck this famous sentence in a Bush State of the Union address: "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." And he doesn't much care for a certain tribe or two. Probably get along well with this guy.

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