Friday, March 29, 2019

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence confrontation

Eh. Insufficient emotion. Too scripted.
He piled upon the whale’s white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart’s shell upon it." 
Herman Melville, Moby Dick

Had all that been internalized then it would spew unimpeded like an exploding volcano and his paper in front of him useful for bullet points at most to assure he didn't miss anything so his head would never be down reading it, but even that isn't necessary when your umbrage is ruminated. Any alcoholic in dudgeon does this naturally. It's what they do. 

Here's how alpa male does it: 

Trump tags Schiff with name "Pencil Neck." And boy that's going to stick. A guy like Schiff gets into politics to get back at the boys who bullied him and here's Trump doing it again. But Trump is returning the bullying he's received from Schiff and all other Democrats. 

From hereon you will not be able to look at Schiff and not think of that. (I cast back to my own teenage pencil neck. Just try finding dress shirts in size 14.5" neck, 35" length sleeves.) 

And he refers to Democrats delivering "bullshit." 

Trump's crowd waited decades for representation plainspoken as this. Conaway is delicate and uncertain, legal and parliamentarian compared to Trump rudely calling back those who made themselves his enemy and behaved even more rudely. They really have hurt our country. 

Schiff responded to the satisfaction of his tribe but I have no interest in that. 

Trump in Grand Rapids, Michigan:


edutcher said...

I have the feeling we are about to find out whether revenge is a dish best served cold or flaming hot.

AllenS said...

Kick 'em in the nutz, Trump!

ricpic said...

While what Conaway says is absolutely damning, his presentation almost defeats the impact of his indictment. This is a maddening constant in Republicans. They are without sex appeal (in the sense of connecting with the public). And you can't win, you can't expose the Democrats' vileness if you can't connect. Trump of course is the opposite, which only highlights almost every other Republican's terminal blandness.

MamaM said...

This is a maddening constant in Republicans.

Yes, the right words with no Umph behind them!! In fact he fumbles and bumbles around--I got a sense from the tightness of his voice that anger was present under the surface but there was no sense of flow from gut to heart to mouth. No passion, no appeal, no spark. Whereas the Orange Man not only lets fire stoke the boiler, he lets loose with a blast of steam and uses the bellows to encourage combustion.

I was all set to chastise ChipA for wanting the volcano, and about to deliver a lecture on the the difference between rage and anger, and the danger of volatility, and then I watched the video and understood.

virgil xenophon said...

ricpic pithily encapsulates the problems that all "good" ""common sense" "decent" MOR Elephants seem to have, i.e., the almost genetically embedded (or to use ricpics phrase "a maddening constant") philosophy that 'tis better to lose gracefully than muss one's pants..

virgil xenophon said...

I see MamaM is now ready to join the AllenS/VX/Trump way of doing things. :)