“It ain’t like Katrina, We’re getting help”

Change you can freaking believe in. The NYT:

Government’s Disaster Response Wins Praise

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It has been the deadliest natural disaster on American soil since Hurricane Katrina. But the government response to the tornadoes that devastated the South last week has, at least in the first few days, drawn little of the searing criticism aimed at federal agencies back in 2005.
In numerous interviews in the low-income Alberta neighborhood here on Friday, shortly before President Obama and other officials toured what is now an unimaginable wasteland, residents said they had few complaints about the handling of the aftermath by state, local and federal agencies.

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“It ain’t like Katrina,” said Darius Rutley, 21, whose house in Alberta was obliterated. “We’re getting help.”

Axavier Wilson, 20, who survived the storm in a closet as the rest of his house blew away, said he had been impressed that both Gov. Robert Bentley and Mr. Obama had visited rapidly. “I don’t think there’s much to mumble and grumble about,” he said. “Everybody feels secure about getting help.”

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120 thoughts on ““It ain’t like Katrina, We’re getting help”

  1. BWD – The comments you highlighted from the NYT article say it all. This country is filled with good, decent people who get it. President Obama is not going to be connected with any “Katrina” fiasco. Period.

    He gives all “regular” people confidence in his abilities and in his motives, both of which are sterling.

    Obama-Biden 2012!

  2. Jacqueline I disagree with you.

    Malia’s first serious date will be Obama’s “Katrina!!”

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  3. it’s on my fb page, and has been shared by friends already. I’m feeling so good today!

  4. I feel sorry for her. She probably won’t be able to date until 2016. That would make her 16 or 17?

  5. REad the whole story. It’s good. I love all the quotes from Repubs about how everything’s being done right. You know it KILLS them to have to say it.

  6. 🙂

    I believe you are right, hopefruit2, after seeing my son with his daughters!

  7. Fabulous! You mean that the govt works when the right people and mechanisms are IN PLACE? The devastation suffered by the people in those cities and towns is unimaginable. Fortunately,the caring smart people are in charge now. No Katrina’s on his watch. I love this man.

  8. I’m glad they aren’t complaining, but did you notice the one guy, Axaviar called him Mr. Obama instead of President Obama?

  9. That was a wonderful read. Recommend everybody get the link out as fast as they can. Great job gn. And people. Do what gn did and link special things in the comments in the first piece. Don’t do extensive clips, just a synopsis and link.

  10. 2016, would make her 18. She’s born in July of 1998. It would definitely be difficult for Sasha and Malia to live a normal life until at least 2026 when the President no longer has Secret Service protection.

  11. ROTFLOL! I so remember the look on his face when he was on The View and someone asked if the girls were interested in boys. It was that same look every father of daughters gets when he has to consider that his girls will be dating and maybe sooner than he would like. Deer in the headlights, lol!

  12. Will pass this on BWD. I sent links out yesterday from your other diaries.

  13. Lol, you got that right, Hopefruit2, SCARY 😦 I pity the young Man, he’s gonna have to have God on his side.

  14. In the South, calling someone “Mr” or “Miss” is a sign of respect. It’s a polite form of address toward any elder or person perceived as part of the “family” but not actually a relative.

  15. So!Do I, Yes he can the most caring human being on earth, just love this man.

  16. Any young man will also have to pass inspection from Mama Michelle and Granny.

  17. When I listened to the speech in Miami, my heart did a little flip when he said, “that little brown boy on his grandfather’s shoulders.” I’ll not soon forget that.

  18. Pat, I did notice that in a very serious settings there were several who did not call the President: Mr. President or President Obama. This is the kind of respect that some people will never give to this President. But it also tells a lot about the heart of a person. I feel that when we recognize the respect that is due to the office of the Presidency, we will give it. These are spirits that we can only pray that they use their subtle ways and get off of the planet. But we will pray for their hearts to be corrected and that their smallness will become even smaller.

  19. That’s similar to Ireland. Without knowing my marital status, when someone wants to show respect, I am always “Mrs.” without even a name, just Mrs.

  20. Umm, Umh! Lord Jesus, you made ALL of us, and yet,there are some of us, are just Mistreated. And Lord Jesus, while I know that you know all about It, because you made us, so Lord Jesus, I just ask that you soothe our hurts, and wounds, and help us to NOT feel Forsaken. And then Lord Jesus, I pray for our Enemies, who disrespect us, and have Evil hatred In their hearts. Lord, I pray that they somehow will seek you, so that they can better understand, that we ALL belong to YOU. Lord, I just want to THANK you, for bringing us from a MIGHTY long ways. Lord If It had not been you on our side, where would we be? So, I thank you now, and may we understand It, better bye and bye. Amen!

  21. Luci, that is a very nice prayer, but I use this version:

    An Irish Prayer

    May those who love us, love us;
    and those who don’t love us,
    may God turn their hearts;
    and if He doesn’t turn their hearts,
    may he turn their ankles
    so we’ll know them by their limping.

  22. POTUS Obama is doing a phenomenal job on all fronts. Whether man made (failed former president George Bush GOP recession) or natural disaster (recent horrible tornadoes) he has handled it all better than any POTUS I can recall.

    Kudos to the Republican Governor and I think the Mayor of the devastated city is a pub too. If only the rest of the GOP could set aside their own ambitions and actually put country first the way our President does we would be better off.

  23. lol I recently read an article where the TX governor who is always advocating secession and talking bout potus is a socialist and other teabagger talk….government should stay out of our lives etc is now boo hooing about how potus ain’t come to his state and ain’t sending no help. Oh Lordy like cry moar fool. 😀 😀

  24. A joke prediction to needle Trump and Co. Wouldn’t it be great if this happened?

    1. I think this likely: “Some of you are obsessed with my origins. Well, I have a confession to make to that august paper The Washington Post, and their esteemed guest this evening, Donald Trump (Laughter, boos). When I was a boy, my mother had big big plans for me, you know, accumulating vast power and wealth, dominating the high seas. Well, Mr Trump and other suspicious Republicans, here is the proof…” SHOWS PROJECTED IMAGE OF PBO/MOM in his pirate outfit. (laughter, applause, standing ovation). “Yes…I was secretly raised to be a pirate!”

  25. It’s a rare day for me when I can site a Kathleen Parker colummn but this one on birtherism is spot-on. We are not the only ones that felt saddened by the events of this past week.

    Money quote:

    “We dwell in a time when buffoons are elevated and presidents are compelled to respond to the jester. These circumstances cannot bode well for the republic.”


  26. Maybe she’ll tell that to Trump, who is her table mate this evening. I strongly doubt it….

  27. I often think of this site as a gift to all of us, a gift that makes the day brighter and gives us hope–even when things look bleak. Today is my birthday and I finally took a few minutes to treat myself to the Miami-Dade speech. Talk about a gift to the spirit! Our president has given us a glimpse his beautiful soul with his remembrances of his family and his expressions of deep faith in the potential of his diverse young audience. He gave each of those young graduates a clarion call –not the humdrum work ‘hard and succeed’ cliche–but a profound call to their purpose as the ones who will rise above the garbage of bigotry and set their country on the right path of inclusion and opportunity for everyone. He held out the future for them and put it in their hands.

    It broke my heart when he said he would only be president for a few years and then it would be up to the young. Nobody will ever again in my life time have the power to reach into people’s hearts the way he does. What a powerful message he delivered and how privileged these young people were to hear it. That’s what hope really is–the belief that if we combine our stubborn wills with faith in our capacity for change, the future actually can be better than the present.

  28. …meaning, the media talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk…she should boycott her invite to the WaPo table…that would impress me

  29. I absolutely love the Irish “version”.

    It soothes this Black woman’s heart in these troubled timesB-)

  30. Perfectly said, Jackie. I, too, listened about an hour ago.

    I needed to listen after a sad, angering, and frustrating morning. Our church had a morning of Cokesbury in Action. We had teams of people all over Knoxville–schools, hospitals, various ministries, etc. The team I was a part of worked an Angelic Ministries in downtown K’ville. The volunteer Coordinator explained what they do so we could better understand the difference we would make. She talked a lot about the poverty they see….how if they give people food, the folks don’t have a pot or a stove or refrigerator…and more examples like that. I kept thinking about the Republicans & they want to continue to walk on and forget about the poor and give more to the rich.

    Our church mission statement is: Loving people into a relationship with Jesus Christ to change the world. Trust me, as a church, we walk the walk; yet, we can’t ‘save’ everyone.

    I needed to hear our president and be reminded that HE will never give up so neither can I. Gotta keep plugin’ along and doing what I can do to make a difference.

  31. Thank you, Betsey, my family are doing everything possible to make this day a good one for me. Hope yours is good, too.

  32. Granny, you just made my day!

    I love the Irish, they know just how to tell it like it is. That prayer has put a smile on my face that will last for days. ♥

  33. Yes, we do because nobody, especially the president, said it would be easy. The contrast between those who care and work to help people and those who try to undermine them at every turn cannot be more stark, can it? We have to keep fighting because we really are in a battle to save our country.

  34. Happy Birthday, Jackie! Today is my eldest daughter’s birthday, too. What a great day for being born ♥ I hope you are doing something special for yourself.

  35. Hi gn
    I tried to post a comment. I enrolled sometime ago. Do I now need a password to post a comment.
    Here is what I wanted to say re: Boeing Issue
    It really bothers me that we use the term “corruption” when referring to foreigh countries but in this country we call them “bonuses”, campaign “contributions”, “tax loopholes”, how interesting, untrue and dishonest of us and our media.

  36. That was extremely easy; step 2 is creating a printable version of this and asking people to spread the word, and that’s still not done. The ideal reader is someone who doesn’t read a lot of media at all, including those who don’t come online to read news. Hopefully this can be a tiny way to keep some of those people informed. Thanks so much and everyone feel free to add your own links.

  37. Blessed are they who care about the needs of others for they shall be cherished in the heart of Jesus.

    Forgive me for just making that up but you deserve it and I love “The sermon on the Mount” a true guide for Christians.

    Just do the best you can every day to really help those in need and be blessed in your work.

  38. WOWSA

    This is wonderful. Thanks so much for including one of my blog posts. I am honored.

    I am also excited, what can I do to help?

    Send me a note and we can talk. I would be happy to do 1 video per week for this publication.

    I did a video – what has Obama done for Women, I would like to do my next one on Obama and the Hispanic community – maybe each week a new theme and video.


    Virtual Hugs

  39. Your comment so reminded me of what Christians are supposed to be about, so I just shared it with my FB contacts. Thanks, Aquagranny911!!

  40. Hello, BWD and TOAITR family! I posted on TOD recently but also want to post here to say thank you all so much for your prayers on the passing of the love of my life, my husband, Will. I can’t tell you how much I appreciated all the hugs and good wishes. I felt them each day I was in Chicago where I laid him to rest.

    I’m slowing trying to get back into things to stay busy. Lord knows the ugly republicans are doing enough to keep us busy. I’m so happy to see the Obama democrats pushing back on ugly, stupid, jackass Trump. I’m boycotting everything associated with him. (Don’t watch his show.)

    Regarding the storms, what gall of Shelby showing up to get his face in video with President Obama. I laugh because PBO didn’t even mention Shelby’s name. What an ugly, ugly man. And Rick Perry, who hates the government even though he’s on the government dole, should just jump off a cliff.

    Thanks for the great work, BWD and TOAITR family.

  41. The people who proclaim the loudest that they are patriots…aren’t.

    The people who proclaim the loudest that they are Christians…aren’t.

    The people who complain the loudest about other people being on the public dole are the first to stick out their hands for help.

    The people who spent us into a hole are the very ones who accuse us of being big spenders.

    The ones who most want to go to war are the ones who refuse to serve in the military, or who were opportunistic cowards while the did serve [cough]McCain[/cough].

    The ones who claim we don’t have enough money to pay for basic needs have gold bathroom fixtures.

    If we do nothing else in this lifetime, working to expose the big lie from the Not-at-all-righteous right will benefit all who live in this country.

  42. Rofl, Overseasgranny, I can barely type for laughing. But I tell you what, there’s nothing like a good laugh. Thank you *overseasgranny* that was REAL.

  43. Let them know, Tien:

    Just going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

  44. “Earlier this week President Obama tried to be the adult in the room by surrendering his birth certificate in an effort to satisfy the Birthers and their cabal leaders Donald Trump and Pat Buchanan. Of course, his generous act does nothing to satisfy the Birther beast for it is insatiable in its madness. Nevertheless, a lesson can still be salvaged by exploring the rank bigotry which drives the Birther movement.”


  45. I’m so amazed you’re even willing to get out of bed, much less visit us online. Big ole hugs, girlfriend.

  46. Notice the difference though…

    “At a town hall earlier this week in Montana, Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) began comparing the plight of every day middle class Americans like those at his town hall with his own economic circumstance. He droned on about how he’s ‘struggling’ as a small businessman. A constituent asked him what his own net worth is and he said he’s “land rich and cash poor.”


    “While Rehberg calls himself poor and complains that he’s struggling, the fact is that he is, as of 2009 records, the 14th richest member of the House of Representatives. Opensecrets.org estimates that his average net worth in 2009 was $31 million. If he’s struggling on that, one has to wonder if he’s really a good arbiter of what’s fair for Main Street America.”


  47. White House Correspondents’ Dinner is now being aired on Cspan. President Obama and FLOTUS are due to arrive at 8 p.m. EDT (one hour from now). I just saw the Chump strut by. I simply cannot imagine how President Obama will handle being face to face with him–with class somehow,I’m sure.

  48. Here’s a poem that I like.

    “When I dare to be powerful-to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

    Audre Lorde

  49. Donald Trump is at the Correspondence Dinner and he is taking credit and calling it a “victory” for him that the Prez released his BC…

    He got his ass booed, and the reporter said “Donald Trump” will be leaving this room fast.
    Dump Trump has no shame. What a narcissistic personality he has.

  50. (Reuters) – Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi survived a NATO airstrike on Saturday night that killed his youngest son Saif al-Arab and three of his grandchildren, a Libyan government spokesman said.

    Mussa Ibrahim said Saif al-Arab was a civilian and a student who had studied in Germany. He was 29 years old.

    Libyan officials took journalists to the house, which had been hit by at least three missiles. The roof had completely caved in in some areas, leaving strings of reinforcing steel hanging down among chunks of concrete http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/30/us-libya-attack-idUSTRE73T2HV20110430

  51. President Obama once met Chavez, president of Venezuela (another clown) and President Obama was himself just a gentleman as always.

    There are a bunch of wlowns that President Obama has met along the way and Trump is just one of those. Lots of big fish to be fried out there and Trump is just a small “fish” to be had/fried/toast/be…???

  52. I just heard that, Tori. I have to go watch AJ and see what all happened. Thanks.

  53. You are totally on a roll today, Overseasgranny.

    I already sent out your Irish prayer to my email list now this last comment is just outstanding! ♥ and hugs.

    This has been a hard week but you have lifted me up with laughter which is the best medicine for a sad heart. ♥ ♥ ♥

  54. Trump is toast with whipped cream and a cherry on top!

    Our Prez has more class in his little finger nail than that chump has in his whole bloated body and rats nest hair.

  55. My incoming e-mail can be fascinating some days. Glad I have you laughing. Here is the last one, and I have no idea if it is true or made up:

    A former Sergeant, having served his time with the Marine Corps, took a new job as a school teacher; but just before the school year started he injured his back. He was required to wear a plaster cast around the upper part of his body.
    Fortunately, the cast fit under his shirt and wasn’t noticeable.

    On the first day of class, he found himself assigned to the toughest students in the school.

    The smart-alecky punks, having already heard the new teacher was a former Marine, were leery of him and decided to see how tough he really was, before trying any pranks. Walking confidently into the rowdy classroom, the new teacher opened the window wide and sat down at his desk.

    When a strong breeze made his tie flap, he picked up a stapler and promptly stapled the tie to his chest.

    … Dead silence… He had no trouble with discipline that year.

    And now I am off to bed. Enjoy the day, all!

  56. I think the ABC radio news is connected with the GOP as I heard two broadcasts yesterday almost immediately accusing FEMA of being nowhere around. They had hardly let a split second go by before they complained.

  57. Wouldn’t it have been rich if someone in the room did a search with their handheld device and quoted the article you have mentioned? The Congressman would have been put on the spot for sure. Maybe that kind of research will be needed to completely foil their spin at townhalls.

    April 30, 2011
    OMG Barack Obama’s father may have not been born in Africa at all!

    His birth certificate says he was born in England and raised in Piscataway NJ and was in the cast of Welcome Back Kotter…!

    What’s a poor birther to do?

  59. I have been meaning to mention this on the blog for days, and keep forgetting.

    Encourge everyone you know to watch the Basketball playoffs. There is a wonderful commercial being run by the NBA that features Mrs. Obama’s “lets move” campaign.

    At the end of the commercial she catches the basketball (very buff arms) and looks stunning (as usual). So great to see the “let’s move” and “healthy kids act” gaining momentum.

    As someone who is married to a “basketball addict” I love watching our first lady hanging out with the pro basketball players which are role models to so many kids.

  60. Donald Trump Slapped Black America In The Face This Week

    The sixty four thousand dollar question this week is, “how long do we have to wait before Donald Trump and the rest of the inhabitants of Pale Nation, that stubborn subset of white Americans who still feel like they are doing all of us minorities a favor by letting us breathe the same air they do, realize that this discombobulating feeling they have been wrestling with these past two and a half years is going to be permanent?”

    Because for these folks, to have to see the brown skinned face of Barack Obama standing behind a White House podium and accept the fact that he has earned the right to be the president of these United States means that they are wrong, that their belief systems are wrong, that the bedrock of the principles by which they live their lives, which most certainly does not include any notion of true equality with black or brown people, are just plain wrong.

    These are the things no influence shaper wants to talk about, because the kind of kindergarten equality we have today is only tangentially related to an actual universal equality. Universal equality means any American of any ethnicity could potentially wield the power to retaliate, the power to dictate the agenda, and the power to rearrange the fabric of the lives we have come to believe are authentically American.

    There is a scene in the movie In the Heat Of The Night, set in Sparta Mississippi in the 1960’s, where a young, vigorous Sidney Poitier, who plays a Philadelphia detective, confronts the old Southern aristocratic banker who is responsible for the death of a wealthy progressive industrialist. Poitier got slapped hard across the face by the white banker when he asserted his authority as an officer of the law, something the banker had undoubtedly done many times before to rebuke impudent, uppity blacks who threatened his way of doing business. It was Poitier’s arm slinging back automatically, as if by natural reflex, his brown hand cracking the southern aristocrat square across the face, that brings me back to this picture year after year.

    I have watched this scene and that famous slap by Poitier many, many times from the relative comfort of the new millennium, but wasn’t until the last couple of years that I really began to understand what that slap meant. For African Americans across the country, the vile and disgusting attitude Donald Trump has displayed over President Obama’s birthplace, an attitude heartily aided and abetted by our intellectually impotent press corps, is the metaphorical manifestation of that white hand slapping a black face writ large.


  61. Notice how the caption says, Awaiting the arrival of the President and First Lady. Funny it doesn’t say, Awaiting the arrival of Donald Trump.

  62. OK BWD!

    I’m getting too tired of the tepid silence not to say something directly…

    Don’t tire of the cause…

    People are not so stupid that they don’t ultimately figure things out.

    Stumble walk, stumble walk…

    We will get out of this damned ditch, period.

    So, sleep eat and give thanks and get ready to march on Monday!

    Love, chip

  63. I’ve seen that commercial many times now Linda. The First Lady has encouraged my entire family to exercise more, and to eat healthier. She is a great motivator. I was like “wow” when she said that she sometimes works out twice a day now because they can’t really go out and walk anymore. I just ♥ her!

  64. No, you shouldn’t need a password! I’m sorry that you’re having trouble posting comments; can you try again? This is a very interesting thought which you have.

  65. You’ve done an amazing job in such a short time! Very, very Impressive. I plan to share with family, friends and co-workers.

  66. He was excellent. He skewered Trump and Matt Damon (I’m glad he didn’t forget about Matt). Trump didn’t see it coming, and he was the laughing stock of the night. Beautiful.

  67. Seth Meyers was relentless on The Chump and you could practically see smoke coming out his ears. PO used a scalpel on him, Meyers used a machete. Loved it.

  68. I loved the dig at Michelle Bachman about being born in Canada. You know, that’s how it starts. Beautiful. That was a very cleaver way of calling out the birthers.

    And Donald “Carrot Top” Trump was sliced an diced by President Obama and Seth Meyers. I wonder how he feels being the butt of all the negative attention. He has been reduced to a tiny speck. A joke. A
    caricature. It was great that he got skewered in person. But I bet he wishes he had found an excuse not to attend.

  69. Hi Creolechild
    I have two Audre Lorde posters framed with that quote..office and home. I love it.

  70. Seth really burned Trump royally. MSNBC mentioned Trump took it but it looked like he was glowering to me. Just trapped in that chair. I figure he will come back at those who roasted him as remember the Rosie battle.

  71. I’m really happy to see you again Proud of Obama. May God bless you and give you strenght day after day.

  72. Trump looked as though he might spontaneously combust. There was a point at which nearly everyone in the room was looking at him and laughing, and if it had been a comic strip, there would’ve been smoke coming from The Donald’s ears.

    Both the president and Seth Myers were wonderful, and The Donald deserved every slam he got. Over on HuffPo, there’s a piece about how Trump was booed by journalists earlier in the evening.

  73. I was so mad at the Washington Post for inviting Trump. Now I’m wondering if it was all well planned, if they wanted him in the room so he would get the lesson he deserved.

    Unfortunately, I don’t think that it will silence Trump. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if he doubles down. We’ll see what happens this week…

  74. Happy Birthday Jackie! Thank you for this wonderful comment that really captured the the essence of the President’s message to young people of Maimi-Dade graduating class, but also to young people everywhere in our country.

  75. Obama mocks Trump’s presidential ambitions

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama exacted his revenge Saturday after weeks of attacks from his would-be Republican challenger Donald Trump, joking that the billionaire businessman could bring change to the White House, transforming it from a stately mansion into a tacky casino with a whirlpool in the garden.


  76. Washington Post is a right wing rag. I don’t think they thought it would turn out this way. And all those people who were clamouring to shake Trump’s hand before the event probably didn’t know what to make of the turn of events, either. Trump needs to be shunned at every turn for what he did. And he needs to be a lesson to the rest of his racist friends.

  77. Darn, I posted my comments about POTUS and Seth Meyers in the previous thread. TOO GOOD. I haven’t laughted that hard in a long long time and this was such a bitch of a week that made it all that much more special to see the President bitch slap that dude with the dead fox on his head. lol.

    What isn’t Barack Obama good at? He KILLED it. And Seth Meyer’s one line about Trump; “He said he’s running as a Republican. That’s funny. Because I thought he was running as a joke.” ENDED the Chumps presidential aspirations.


  78. Just finished watching my recording of the WHCA dinner. Of course, the President was MAGNIFICENT. I laughed out loud through the entire thing! He is so great at the self-deprecating stuff, and takes on all opponents with aplomb.

    Seth Meyers perhaps went too far (oops) … but only if Trump had shown any good taste himself over the past weeks, which he most definitely did not. Trump was livid, perhaps planning Seth’s demise by the look on his face … but this was not quite as bad as the year Don Imus talked about Monica in front of both Bill and Hillary. That was awful! However, they all know what they’re in for, when they attend these things … and certainly Trump has a (big, ugly) thick skin.*

    *Or have I gone too far? 🙂

  79. I read many of the comments following that NYT article. Here’s one, to which I would only add: Amen.

    “Chances are he will not announce his candidacy, he will go back to doing what he does best. Not sure what that is exactly other than being a fairly shrewd business man and reality star. Please go quietly into that good night Donald, for all of our sakes.”

  80. These idiots will NEVER LEARN that they can not mess with THIS president!

    The Dullered Chump said “the president won’t mention me”. It is obvious he has no idea and no clue what our president is capable of, but he does now.

    You know that old saying, George W. Bush botched? Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. These idiots are fooled over and over and yet they still don’t get it.

  81. It was fabulous. I disagree with MSNBC. I thought Donald Trump was furious with Seth Myers. He seemed ok with the President Obama’s remarks, but Seth was deadly. I don’t think he liked that much.

  82. The Prez and Seth videos need to go viral. Send them to you friends, post them on your blog if you have one. The media will focus on Trump but they got in some good shots at the other goopers “exploring” to run as well as the media.

  83. This is the end of Trump as a “serious” person. At the WHCD, you are supposed to laugh when you’re being skewered. Even if you don’t mean it. To show what a good sport you are.
    Everybody is expected to laugh at themselves. Trump just glowered. Everyone was laughing AT him, not WITH him.
    Serious rule violation.

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