A first class temperament

I find this remarkable. Both from Drudge.

TRUMP 2019: CALM DOWN AND ENJOY THE RIDE…
Calls ex-general ‘dog’ with ‘big, dumb mouth’…
MSM: HE. WILL. STEP. DOWN…
YEAR END POLL: APPROVAL 47%…
In Newly Divided Govt, Who Will Control Political Agenda? 

From the first:

President Trump ushered in 2019 in characteristic fashion — with a tweet expressing supreme confidence in himself, contempt for the “fake news media” and optimism for the country.

The famously teetotaling commander-in-chief proved he wasn’t nursing a New Year’s hangover with the early morning missive, his second of the freshly-minted year. The first was a message praising former adviser Sebastian Gorka, who has a book out.

“Happy new year to everyone, including the haters and the fake news media!” the president tweeted. “2019 will be a fantastic year for those not suffering from Trump derangement syndrome.”

Meanwhile:


ROMNEY DOWNLOADS ON TRUMP...
'Presidency made deep descent in December'...
Nation so divided, resentful and angry...
PRESIDENT RESPONDS: BE TEAM PLAYER AND WIN... 

The phrase in the heading comes from Oliver Wendall Holmes Jr who described FDR as “A second-class intellect. But a first-class temperament”. In the present case, however, the intellect is as good as the temperament. A rocky year ahead, but if PDT remains optimistic, then why shouldn’t we?

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30 Responses to A first class temperament

  1. Davey Boy

    Slightly old news, repeated for those who may have missed it:
    “Telstra’s cyber security boss has revealed that the telecommunications giant has a member of its team permanently monitoring the Twitter feed of US President Donald Trump, in case his unpredictable behaviour is an early indicator of a crisis to threaten global businesses and markets.”
    Link (AFR)

  2. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake? I hope not. Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful. I won big, and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!

    Mitt Romney is a Flake, a creature of the Swamp, and a bloody Mormon.
    #boycottUtah

  3. Jannie

    Every link seems to say that Trump is under attack from all quarters and has no friends except 43% of voters, and a weakening Fox. He is doomed for 95 reasons including Mullers investigation.

    We shall see. Trump looks healthy and he is tough. I am betting he will win.

    But if they do take him out it will clarify the issue, the Elite decide who will be president. As the Elite decide on issues like Brexit and Immigration.

    If they do impeach Trump it will weaken the American constitution and take them a step closer to civil war.

  4. Memoryvault

    Spot on, Jannie.
    I’m not at all sure that Trump will even run in 2020.

  5. Up The Workers!

    Mitt Romney should do what he does best and stick to going around door-to-door flogging ‘salvation’ and copies of the Book of Mormon, and leave Trump to do what he does best, which is running the country and annoying the piss out of traitorous Democrats and other such creatures residing in the pockets of George Soros.

  6. John Constantine

    New hologram technology will soon allow for fakelive concerts of dead musicians performing their greatest hits.

    New software will allow dead actors to star in new movies.

    Instead of just reporting fake news about Trump, their media can release tapes of hologram Stormy and hologram Trump.

    Release tapes of Trump beating Nelson Mandela.

    Release fake tapes of any Tory that puts their head up.

    Comrades.

  7. John Constantine

    Here is a clip ‘obtained’ of Trump mercilessly beating hilary and stabbing much loved media personalities in their throats and impaling them with broken broom handles.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrRPH4gpKw0

    Imagine feeding the proles exactly the videos they have been trained to expect?.

  8. md

    From the article titled Nation so divided, resentful and angry…

    “With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable. And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring,” Romney wrote.

    The nation isn’t ‘divided, resentful and angry’. Nothing has changed except the Left have gone absolutely nuts (meaning they have revealed how truly mentally damaged they are) now that they have lost control of the political agenda. In all Western countries, including the US, the Left have controlled the political agenda, even when those countries had so-called ‘conservative’ governments. Trump has turned that on its head and the Left don’t like it one bit.
    Romney is paving the way for a 2020 nomination, but that just shows exactly what is wrong with the old ‘conservative’ parties. Yes, he will have the support of the privileged few – those who want to use government as a means to further their own financial interests – but no working people will vote for them. Of all the stupidity we see from ‘conservatives’, from the privileged right through to the Libertarians who still waffle on about free labour markets, the most stupid thing of all is that they don’t understand that YOU HAVE TO GET ELECTED IN THE FIRST INSTANCE, and if you crap on the people who vote it doesn’t matter a hoot what your agenda is, because it will never see the light of day.

  9. md

    Davey Boy
    #2897407, posted on January 3, 2019 at 1:10 am
    Slightly old news, repeated for those who may have missed it:
    “Telstra’s cyber security boss has revealed that the telecommunications giant has a member of its team permanently monitoring the Twitter feed of US President Donald Trump, in case his unpredictable behaviour is an early indicator of a crisis to threaten global businesses and markets.”
    Link (AFR)

    The Left are trying to lock in the narrative that the Trump administration is in chaos, is disorganised and is unpredicatable. I won’t go into a discussion of the AFR article, firstly because it is paywalled and secondly because we don’t know anything about the people involved or their agenda (but, as an aside, if there is anything Telstra should be concerned about it is Western reliance on state-owned Chinese technology companies and how Western governments are likely to react to it). Let’s look instead at the ‘disorganised’ myth the Left are trying to perpetuate. I read an interesting article months ago about Trump’s Twitter strategy. It is twofold. First, it disrupts the MSM fake-news media’s anti-Trump agenda. They spend an entire day and night writing their hate pieces on Trump and then, late at night, a provocative Trump tweet works them up into a frenzy and they end up dumping their day’s work to respond to the latest tweet. So, it is the fake news media that ends up being disorganised. Second, on the point of it being ‘unpredictable’ you can bet your bottom dollar that the tweets are written by a team of strategists working for hours through all the possible benefits and consequences before finally coming up with their best choice – and all the while Trump is sound asleep in bed dreaming about making the America great again, which is exactly what he, a bit at a time, is doing.

  10. Nob

    I agree muchly except for the last bit.

    There’s no way a committee could come up with tweets like that.

    He might listen to people but then it goes through the Trumpaliser process.

  11. The nation isn’t ‘divided, resentful and angry’.
    Not what I observed in my last visit in July 2018.
    Taxi drivers, Uber drivers, people encountered at monuments and the Vietnam veterans’ wall were happy to tell us that their president was an “idiot” when they realised we were visitors from Oz.
    There were a lot of very angry people around, and they were quite happy to vent about it.

  12. duncanm

    There’s no way a committee could come up with tweets like that.

    indeed – they’re too randomly good 🙂

  13. Confused Old Misfit

    Mitt Romney is announcing his candidacy for 2020.
    Having lost to Trump once he’s trying for a second chance.
    The magic jocks won’t help.

  14. Nob

    Cripes.

    UK news, ITV, followed an item about forced marriage in Somalia immediately with “another case of oppression of women” – foot binding in China.

    Loadsa graphic video.

    This went on until as recently as the 1950s, gravely intoned the woman newsreader, until Communist leader Mao Zedong banned the practice.

    And that’s all viewers would ever know about Mao if they watched ITV news. Saviour of women!

  15. jupes

    you can bet your bottom dollar that the tweets are written by a team of strategists working for hours through all the possible benefits and consequences before finally coming up with their best choice

    Doubt it. If that was the case one of the many anti-Trumpers in the administration would have leaked it by now.

    No. Trump writes them.

  16. Mark M

    I am grateful Trump is not on Hillary/Obama side.
    Extremely grateful.

  17. max

    “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have.”

  18. JohnA

    Nob #2897499, posted on January 3, 2019, at 9:27 am

    Cripes.
    UK news, ITV, followed an item about forced marriage in Somalia immediately with “another case of oppression of women” – foot binding in China.
    Loadsa graphic video.
    This went on until as recently as the 1950s, gravely intoned the woman newsreader, until Communist leader Mao Zedong banned the practice.
    And that’s all viewers would ever know about Mao if they watched ITV news. Saviour of women!

    Fake news: See even the leftist Wikipedia for a better narration
    Many early efforts were at best desultory, then Christian missionaries focused their attention on eliminating the practice as a means of emancipating women generally. In most parts of China it had died out before Mao even went on his Long March.

  19. Iampeter

    A first class temperament

    It’s almost like if you say the most obviously wrong things possible it will somehow become true.
    Or, if you’re going to lie, then lie BIG, right? Good propaganda technique.

  20. candy

    The nation isn’t ‘divided, resentful and angry’.

    1735099
    You must be pleased that Trump is pulling troops out of unnecessary and dangerous war locations, knowing your thoughts about Vietnam.

  21. Mother Lode

    America is no more divided than before.

    The difference is that the half of the country that has been kept out of the spotlight, not reported only mocked, not understood only dismissed, not people only a uniform mass, not with beliefs only unthinking reflexes – these people now have a voice and are being.

    What they are calling a new division is really just the division being made visible – the raised voices of the deplorables and the affronted desperate squealing of the left.

    The division was always there. The contest is new.

  22. Fleeced

    As Babylon Bee put it: “Follower Of Joseph Smith Urges Nation To Reject Morally Flawed Leaders”

    If Trump is pulled down, people are gonna be pissed. If Brexit is hobbled, people are gonna be pissed. Funnily enough, people don’t like having their choices overridden – it’s bad enough that they’re mocked for them.

  23. Fleeced

    Mitt Romney is announcing his candidacy for 2020.
    Having lost to Trump once he’s trying for a second chance.

    Don’t think he’ll run against Trump. My take was that he’s setting himself in position should Trump fall (or be torn down). He may help doing to tear him down, but I doubt he’d run head to head.

    Maybe that’s not it. Maybe it’s as simple as trying to be the maverick, feted by the media for being anti-GOP leader of the moment (but at the end of the day, just as loathed by that same media as the rest of Republicans. These dimwits never learn).

  24. JC

    Misfit

    Romney hasn’t run against Trump. Romney ran in 12 and at that time the Orange One was a D’rat. Romney has not said anything about running in 20.

  25. Ubique

    America is no more divided than before

    Dead right. The only difference now is Green-left is no longer controlling the Presidency.

  26. Crazyoldranga

    1735099

    I am deducing, judging by your comments about war memorials etc, that you were in Washington DC. Did you by any chance visit any other cities while you were there? My own experience while visiting my Brother in Florida is very much the opposite to yours. In fact, even family in Oregon support the Trumpinator as they call him. Try seeing more of the country next time that you visit. Lots of interesting and beautiful States to see and a multitude of different opinions to hear.

  27. mh

    Romney hasn’t run against Trump. Romney ran in 12 and at that time the Orange One was a D’rat.

    JC, I can’t find anything online showing that Trump was a Democrat in 2012. That is presuming you are referring to Trump being a ‘registered Democrat’. Even that term can be misleading because of the difference in voting systems from state to state.

    Donald Trump bows out of 2012 US presidential election race
    US mogul formally announces he will not seek the Republican nomination, claiming he is ‘not ready to leave the private sector’
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/may/16/donald-trump-us-presidential-race

  28. P

    It looks like Trump won’t have much competition for the 2020 election.

  29. HP

    Ah, Romney…
    From the grooveyard of forgotten fav’s:
    After not running himself, here is Romney’s outright appalling March 2016 speech, stabbing Trump in the back. In this speech, Mitt is advocating to vote strategically to keep Trump from getting an outright majority of electoral college votes in the Primaries. I guess the plan was a brokered convention and then jump into the race himself.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xd3kr-QpeM

    Trump’s reply: “He’s a failed candidate”, “Choke artist.”

  30. Stimpson J. Cat

    Mark M please remove that unflattering paparazzi gravatar photo of me you pervert.
    Just outrageous.

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