Herman Cain, Trumpanzee of the Day
So, today, one of Thump’s most reliable trumpanzees has to throw another handful of his poo-poo…
…for what he believes is a good cause.
Trump critics still not satisfied, even as he donates all foreign hotel profits to U.S. Treasury
And you know darn well they never will be.
Of all the things people said about my run for the presidency, the funniest was that I did it to make money. Get your 15 minutes of fame, build your brand, and voila! Book sales, speaking fees, etc.
Anyone who has actually run for president can tell you that you give up a lot more than you can ever hope to get. And I didn’t spend millions of my own money like Donald Trump did.
Trump isn’t done giving up his money either. He announced last week that not only will he turn over control of his business enterprise to his sons and a longtime colleague, but get this: Trump intends to donate all hotel profits that come from foreign payments to the U.S. Treasury.
You realize, of course, that he is under no obligation to do any of this. He doesn’t have to give up his business interests. He doesn’t have to give up the money they make. They’re his, after all, and he built them. There is no law that says that, upon becoming president, you have to give all that up.
Or give any of it up.
Trump is choosing to do so, I think, mainly to avoid any appearance of a conflict. There may be some real conflicts, like the fact that the federal government leases some space in Trump Tower. That makes Trump his own landlord. It’s nothing on the order of politicians taking campaign contributions from public employee unions and then rewarding them with fat contracts at taxpayer expense. But it’s something, and it’s wise for Trump to let someone else handle the leasing decisions for as long as he’s president.
Still, he didn’t have to do it, and he certainly doesn’t have to take the extraordinary step of donating all hotel profits that come from foreign payments to the Treasury.
So you’d think that, having gone above and beyond anything that’s required of him, Trump would have mollified his critics and gotten them to stop yelping about his supposed conflicts of interest.
But you’d be wrong! Of course they haven’t stopped yelping!
Time Magazine is sadly typical of the whiny complainers who demand he completely divest of his entire business enterprise. That’s simply insane. For one thing, it’s not that easy to do. For another thing, if you immediately liquidate all your business holdings, you’re almost certainly not going to get full value in cash. That means that after all the years you spend building these businesses, you now have to give up realizing their true value.
Why would you do that? No one with a brain would. But the political class seems to think that business profits are evil, and that if a president is realizing profits from any business while he’s in office, that somehow puts him at odds with the best interests of the American people.
I’m sure Trump realized his critics would never be satisfied, no matter what he did. But what he’s done is beyond anything that could or should have been asked of him, and it speaks to his seriousness in embracing the presidency and turning the problems of this nation around.
And I know he isn’t doing it for gratitude, and that’s a good thing. Because while some people will surely thank him for the hard work he’s going to do, it’s clear he’s going to get a lot more grief than gratitude – at least from the people who yell the loudest.
I’ve had about enough of listening to them.
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Notice that he dishonestly portrays all “Thump critics” as unwashed leftists in that picture. He is a trumpanzee. His main interest is [political] party and defending Cheeto Jesus.
Thump could’ve eliminated conflicts of interest a while ago, by turning a lot of his holdings over to his children…
In any event, Cain is acting like Thump is something special, and that he’s making some special sacrifice for the country, just because he’s one of the richer richies that ever became president.
For one: Thump took the job after his monumentally dishonest campaign for it. Obama whined like a girl for quite a few months after becoming president, too, and Conservatives (and a handful of republicans) gave him the same answer. He campaigned for it. If he didn’t want to make the sacrifices, he was more than able to not take the job, and not even campaign for it. I’m sure Thump can set up blind trusts, just like his buddy Obama did, so he can keep collecting money from his little real estate empire, and continue to be rich. Once this is over, guess what Herman Cain? Thump will still be rich. Richer, in fact, because he’ll have been accumulating money. The profits of his hotels aren’t his only sources of income, in case you’re not aware of that.
For two: Why, exactly, am I supposed to be impressed, by this? This is OK, but doesn’t just absolve him of everything else he’s said and done. Plus, after stealing money from Veterans, after lying about that and how much he claimed to love them, why couldn’t he donate that to Veterans?
Or pro-life causes?
Why not to foster children?
How about to universities and community colleges, as a general availability scholarship?
Maybe Thump will do some of these thing, but look at what kind of guy he is. He says on thing, does another. Or he’ll say several things, mean none.
And let’s not forget Thump’s usual pattern.
Herman Cain is a guy I’ve lost a lot of respect for, and this just makes it worse. Not all people critical of Thump are these unwashed leftists. On the contrary; Thump supporters/trumpanzees are the leftists. People like Herman Cain are supporting with their votes a guy that praised an organization that literally profits off the murder of unborn children…
…advocates for economy destroying socialist/communist medical practices, where the federal government illegally, unconstitutionally and unethically moves even deeper into the doctor-patient relationship, so as to take control over both sides…
…something that even Obama was afraid to push.
…advocates job destroying policies that are both unconstitutional and antithetical to this constitutional republic…
and has a problem condemning the Ku Klux Klan, for some reason.
In true trumpanee fashion, the mentally dishonest Herman Cain refuses to make distinctions between leftists that dislike Trump, just because he’s a republican and not the other liberal they voted for, and those that are actually principled Conservatives, who take issues with Trump’s abrasive, grating personality as well as his leftist politics. I guess Herman Cain would count William F. Buckley, Senior in this skewed, utterly disingenuous picture, as well, in his childish attempt to vilify any and all critics of Thump.
Because he was prescient enough to see what Thump really was, almost 20 years ago.
“Look for the narcissist. The most obvious target in today’s lineup is, of course, Donald Trump. When he looks at a glass, he is mesmerized by its reflection. If Donald Trump were shaped a little differently, he would compete for Miss America. But whatever the depths of self-enchantment, the demagogue has to say something. So what does Trump say? That he is a successful businessman and that that is what America needs in the Oval Office. There is some plausibility in this, though not much. The greatest deeds of American Presidents — midwifing the new republic; freeing the slaves; harnessing the energies and vision needed to win the Cold War — had little to do with a bottom line.”
This is, quite obviously, something Herman Cain and the rest of the trumpanzees are totally unable to cope with hearing/reading, which means they’d not like Teddy Roosevelt, either. Why? Because he probably wouldn’t be a big ban of a Thump.
“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”
― Theodore Roosevelt
So how does Herman Cain and the rest of the trumpanzees react to criticism of Thump?
No different from any other liberal, when they don’t get their way, or you threaten their way of life and thinking. They can’t take it, when someone calls out their false god on things he’s really done, and presents legitimate criticism.
No, he has to be lumped in with the liberals, which, ironically, includes all trumpanzees, even though their either too stupid to know it, or just won’t admit it.
I am VIRUS-X, REPUBLIC COMMANDO, and I approve this message. If you trumpanzees don’t, that’s just tough shit.