Donald, This I Will Tell You — You’re A Sucker…A Tool…You Got Played — Sincerely, Maureen

Dear Donald,

❝ We’ve known each other a long time, so I think I can be blunt.

You know how you said at campaign rallies that you did not like being identified as a politician?

Don’t worry. No one will ever mistake you for a politician.

After this past week, they won’t even mistake you for a top-notch negotiator…

❝ …You, Donald, are getting a reputation as a sucker. And worse, a sucker who is a tool of the D.C. establishment.

Your whole campaign was mocking your rivals and the D.C. elite, jawing about how Americans had turned into losers, with our bad deals and open borders and the Obamacare “disaster.”

And you were going to fly in on your gilded plane and fix all that in a snap…

❝ You promised to get the best people around you in the White House, the best of the best…Instead, you dragged that motley skeleton crew into the White House and let them create a feuding, leaking, belligerent, conspiratorial, sycophantic atmosphere. Instead of a smooth, classy operator like James Baker, you have a Manichaean anarchist in Steve Bannon.

❝ You knew the Republicans were full of hot air…and they have no aptitude for governing…You knew that Paul Ryan’s vaunted reputation as a policy wonk was fake news…Instead, you sold the D.O.A. bill the Irish undertaker gave you as though it were a luxury condo, ignoring the fact that it was a cruel flimflam, a huge tax cut for the rich disguised as a health care bill. You were so concerned with the “win” that you forgot your “forgotten” Americans, the older, poorer people in rural areas who would be hurt by the bill…

❝ You were humiliated right out of the chute by the establishment guys who hooked you into their agenda — a massive transfer of wealth to rich people — and drew you away from your own.

…You got worked over by the Republican leadership and the business community, who set you up to do their bidding.

They’re counting on you being a delusional dupe who didn’t even know what was in the bill because you’re sitting around in a bathrobe getting your information from wackadoodles on Fox News and then…peppering aides with the query, “Is this really a good bill?”

You got played

Sincerely, Maureen

There are times when Maureen Dowd really rocks. This is one of the best.

Click the link and RTFA. The whole enchilada. Worth it.

3 thoughts on “Donald, This I Will Tell You — You’re A Sucker…A Tool…You Got Played — Sincerely, Maureen

  1. Seppuku says:

    “Trump is throwing himself into the Democrats’ trap” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/03/29/trump-is-throwing-himself-into-the-democrats-trap/ “…the latest reports are that Trump is hoping to use the prospect of a big infrastructure package to woo Democrats to his side on tax reform, and, in the process, cut the recalcitrantly right-wing House Freedom Caucus out of any negotiations. He apparently doesn’t want to deal with them anymore after they played a leading role in scuttling Trumpcare.
    There’s only one flaw in this plan. It’s called reality.”
    Enter Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, stage left http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/27/can-chuck-schumer-check-donald-trump

  2. Moe says:

    Maureen Dowd (May 13, 2017) “You knew there had to be a tape of the Infamous Dinner.
    Fortuitously, it popped up in my mailbox this weekend. And here’s a transcript from that fateful wintry meeting between F.B.I. Director James Comey and Donald Trump at the White House, seven days after the president was sworn in:” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/13/opinion/sunday/trump-sticks-a-fork-in-comey.html
    See also “Republicans and Democrats agree: If Trump has tapes, he’ll need to turn them over to Congress” https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/republicans-and-democrats-agree-if-trump-has-tapes-hell-need-to-turn-them-over-to-congress/2017/05/14/cbfea12a-38b6-11e7-a058-ddbb23c75d82_story.html

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