Harsh Your Mellow Monday: Orphans of Failure Edition

Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonder and Home. Andrew is the host of Heard Tell podcast.

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  1. Philip H says:

    You left out one thing about Mr. Bolton – regardless of his impact to the impeachment process, he’s still at heart a cowardly traitor, who like his boss cares more about his image and brand then anything else.Report

  2. 6200 people is a perfectly respectable turnout. For two last-place teams in late August.Report

  3. Chip Daniels says:

    People have been pointing out how increasingly empty the Trump/ GOP/ conservative movement has become, to where it really has one single message, that of white male grievance.

    I know it is easy to object and present a fine list of conservative principles and ideas, but none of those are evident anywhere in the Trump/ GOP/ conservative movement itself.

    The 2020 Trump campaign is glaringly obvious in this regard; They just dusted off the 2016 platform because, well, who the hell cares what it says anyway. His speeches are entirely about himself and his list of petty grievances, and his audience seems to share them wholly; They identify with him, they insist on their own aggrieved victimhood even if they have to go to absurd lengths to invent it.Report

    • Saul Degraw in reply to Chip Daniels says:

      To be fair, there is a lot of power in becoming merely a message of white male grievance. Or just white grievance in general. I am always surprised by how many people are willing to dive headfirst into a pool of shit to kiss Trump’s ass but they prove they exist every day of the week.Report

  4. Rufus F. says:

    I think the problem with the rally that nobody is pointing out is the stick on letters sign outside the arena read “Puppet Show” above “Trump Rally” and it was supposed to be the other way around.Report

  5. Rufus F. says:

    The main problem was the crowd was afraid that Stonehenge was going to be crushed by dwarves!Report