“If you want to be ignored, speak the truth. If you want to be heard, speak bullshit and people will take notes. “
That quote above is from my friend, Danny Alvarez, who made a good run to become Philadelphia’s District Attorney but lost to a more popular democrat. Philadelphia is regretting that now, because the man who beat him, Seth Williams, was recently charged with various crimes by Uncle Sam, and might be facing some serious jail time. But I digress.
I was thinking about that quote as I watched trumpcare flame out today. I must admit that I even drank the trump bullshit Kool-Aid. I really thought that Mr. Art of the deal would get it done. But alas, he was just blowing smoke like he always does.
There has not been a whole lot of “winning” for trump these days. All those promises on the campaign trail are not panning out. There is no wall, no Muslim ban, and certainly no Obamacare repeal and replace. Now, in typical trump fashion, he is backing away and blaming others for his failures. His concession speech today was pathetic, and it made him come off as weak and delusional.
He kept saying that the vote was close when they missed the mark by fifteen votes; he kept saying that Obamacare will implode and go away when there is no sign of that happening, and he whined that Obamacare would not go away in just 64 days, but he boasted on the campaign trial that he would do away with it immediately.
And even with all of that, Paul Ryan was taking notes,
“We came really close today but we came up short. … This is a disappointing day for us.” He said the president has “really been fantastic.”
Well trump can take solace in one thing: He clearly has a lot of bullshit left to give.