My TV is about 30 feet or so away from my computer. It’s on all day, tuned to you guessed it, MSNBC. I’m not thrilled about it because I think Phil Griffin has hollowed the network out like a fucking jack ‘o lantern, but the alternative is the Corey Lewandowski Network or…no, that’s my only real alternative, let’s be real here. Anyway, about an hour and a half ago,Andrea Mitchell, who needs to retire for all her worth as an investigative reporter, put Ben Carson on to talk about Donald’s inability to talk about veteran’s issues. I had to half listen, distract myself, because I knew whatever he said was going to put a hurt on my processors. I also knew that if he said something characteristically fucking idiotic, someone on the internet would tell me sooner or later.
In effort to clean up his former White House rival’s remarks, Carson suggested Trump chalk it up to a lesson learned of how to navigate a politically correct environment.
“Well, you know, in a politically correct atmosphere in which we exist, you are never supposed to say that somebody’s weak, particularly a vulnerable group,” Carson told MSNBC. “He needs to learn that lesson, I guess, if he’s gonna function well in a politically correct atmosphere.”
which reduces properly to
“Well, you know, in a
politically correct atmosphere in which we exist, you are never supposed to say that somebody’s weak, particularly a vulnerable group,” Carson told MSNBC. “He needs to learn that lesson, I guess, if he’s gonna function well in a politically correct atmosphere.”
So Trump, according to Carson, needs to learn to be more polite when he is being insulting.
Since he once had his hands in someone’s head, he talked like a doctor. He chose to liken PTSD to a virus, one that some people are immune to and others are not.
“But basically what he’s saying is that people are exposed — a large number of people are exposed to something, but only some of them are affected. It’s very much like when you’re in an environment where there’s a virus going around,” he said. “Some people have strong immunity, some people have less strong immunity, and some people are affected by it and some people are not.”
“The ones who are affected by it are not inferior individuals by any stretch of the imagination,” he continued. “It’s just that their system did not withstand it. That’s what he’s saying. He just didn’t explain it correctly.”
Fascinating analogy. One that says nothing about PTSD, but thanks for the homespun, Ben. But you are right, Dr. Demento. He didn’t explain it correctly. That’s because he’s an unapologetic bag of shit and I have never seen in my sweet short life so many people work so hard to translate the utterances of an individual who speaks the native tongue of his or her audience.
I haven’t kicked dirt on Allen West in a while. I don’t go to his corner of the Internet much, because I have enough trouble remaining grounded in reality following the news that isn’t delivered by assholes and crazy people. Why am I working on a word count over this cuckoo? Well, he came to the defense of Guess Who after he said this about certain traumatized veterans:
“When you talk about the mental health problems, when people come back from war and combat — and they see things that maybe a lot of the folks in this room have seen many times over and you’re strong and you can handle it, but a lot of people can’t handle it,” Trump said.
A friend of mine wanted to give the benefit of the doubt to Donald for not meaning the subtext, but I disagreed, given his disrespect toward veterans in the past(see John McCain). What he said is that PTSD sufferers are not strong. That is offensive, untrue and dangerous. If he meant what I think he meant he’s pond scum; if he didn’t mean what was implied he needs to find a job that doesn’t require you to put forth a clear thought. But Trump can’t hide his contempt for those he thinks are losers; people like Michael Savage are whispering in his ear who say things like
I am so sick and tired of everyone with their complaints about PTSD, depression. Everyone wants their hand held, and a check — a government check. What are you, the only generation that had PTSD? The only generation that’s depressed? I’m sick of it. I can’t take the celebration of weakness and depression.
See, I was raised a little differently. I was raised to fight weakness. I was raised to fight pain. I was raised to fight depression. Not to give into it. Not to cave into it and cry like a little baby in bed. “Boo-hoo-hoo. Boo-hoo-hoo.”
And then, there’s Allen B. West, who was at this veteran’s conference where Trump said that stupid shit. He’s got a lot to say. Now before we begin, let’s understand that West is one of those clowns who left the military but still acts like he’s in it. Which is funny…have you ever taken on the affectations of a job that you were fired from?
He led off cussing using asterisks, and relayed the things Donald said. Then this:
Ok, let me explain something to these liberal progressive media chuckleheads, having served in several combat zones myself.
Two combat zones. One of which was in Kuwait, the other where you decided to have your soldiers beat a man you are supposed to be protecting and mock execute him. I’m not saying that the man didn’t see some battle-maybe he did-but he comes off as having stepped on the bloody crushed skulls of his enemies sometimes, wearing a necklace made from the ears of his kills. Fact is, he served with dishonor.
So anyway, this motherfucker is all in on the idea that Trump didn’t misspeak at all-that there are pussies that can’t handle shit as well as others:
Yes, there are those who are able to deal with the rigors and challenges of combat better than others. That has been the case throughout the history of combat.
Science and common observation says no. ANYONE can come back seeing some shit they wish they hadn’t seen. I remember in ’04 when I came back from Iraq there were a spate of wife killings at the hands of rangers and airborne troops who didn’t come back with all their marbles. Those fuckers were tough, but they were sick and hurt. So let’s dispense with this idea that there are perfect killing machines.
Then he says that CNN shouldn’t “make something” of the statement. Yet here you are, Allen, giving meaning to it.
You don’t want to read this whole thing and neither do I. He quotes the bible, offers some anecdote about how he used military mumbo-jumbo to give “hope” to a suffering soldier. Then he goes on an incoherent tirade about Hillary Clinton And Obama and how they don’t care about the VA or the soldiers. I can’t, folks. I can’t.
Mentally drained, Allen must have sat staring at Word for a long time, trying to find a way to wrap this jeremiad up. He decided on Republican Mad Libs:
This story is deceitful and should not be regarded whatsoever. It’s apparent that Donald Trump isn’t just running against Hillary Clinton…he’s running against the progressive socialist machine, and that includes the Alinksy(sic) spin masters at CNN.
I’m starting to wonder-did Allen West get his 10-day cooldown and debrief?