Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Fine Art Of Charlatanism (aka bullshit) . . . Something To Behold . . .

You truly do just have stand back and gaze in awe at the Trumpanzis and their willingness to just brazenly spew such easily proven lies and utterly ridiculous bullshit (and fuck you CNN for not calling her out on this garbage!) to a national television audience:

A spokesperson for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has blamed President Barack Obama for invading Afghanistan ― a foreign policy decision he never made.
“Remember we weren’t even in Afghanistan by this time,” Katrina Pierson told CNN early Saturday. “Barack Obama went into Afghanistan creating another problem.”
“That was Obama’s war,” she declared later in the program, when asked to clarify if she meant Obama was responsible for its launch.
In fact, the invasion of Afghanistan took place in 2001 after the attacks on September 11 of that year.

Listen here dear readers, The Gadfly will wholeheartedly admit that he himself is not the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to mathematics, but if The Gadfly isn't mistaken, 2001 subtracted from 2016 = 15.  Afghanistan was invaded 15 years ago.  Now unless Barack Obama was running a shadow government (The Gadfly knows - don't give them any more ideas) while George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were playing Risk! with their neo-con fratboy pals, then The Gadfly is going to go out on a limb here and state that the delightful Ms. Pierson is either one of the stupidest fucking people on the planet, or she is deliberately stealing a page from Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels who is known to have stated something along the lines of,  "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."

BTW -- The Gadfly really does have to give kudos to the Dapper Don for selecting yet another wonderful human being in Katrina Pierson as one of his surrogate mouthpieces.  It seems Ms. Pierson has quite the colorful (cough/hack - clears throat), and The Gadfly might add, ethically challenged background -- observe:

Katrina Pierson, the longtime tea party activist from Garland who’s challenging Dallas Republican Congressman Pete Sessions, is having a bad few weeks.
First, Pierson acknowledged that she had been arrested in 1997, when she was 20, for shoplifting at a Plano J.C. Penney’s—not, altogether, a big deal. Pierson’s talked a lot about how she’s turned her life around after a hardscrabble upbringing, and if anything, the arrest fit into her personal narrative. Then, Slate‘s Dave Weigel attended a Pierson campaign event and characterized her as a “long shot” who exemplified the emptiness of this year’s tea party challengers in Texas. Hurtful, maybe, but probably not a big deal either: Pierson’s potential voters probably aren’t huge Slate readers.
A bigger deal: On Sunday night, the Quorum Report’s Scott Braddock pointed out that Pierson received some $11,000 in unemployment benefits from the Texas Workforce Commission from January 2012 to November 2013—meaning she was receiving government support during a period in which she consulted for Ted Cruz’s senate campaign and was planning for her own run.
Pierson has been a hyperactive tea party organizer for years, doing countless media appearances and traveling extensively around the country to spread her message. When I first met her in the summer of 2011, she was teaching a darkly conspiratorial class on the United Nation’s “Agenda 21” at a meeting of the Waco Tea Party. Under the UN’s aegis, she told the frightened crowd, Americans would be forced into crowded apartment buildings, and UN-empowered block captains would be “given police power over your neighborhoods.”

Oh dear!  What will we tell the children?

That is quite an impressive resume dontcha' know it? --- hmmm --- let's review shall we? ---

  • Shoplifter?  check

  • Unemployment fraudster?  check

  • Tea Bagger, conspiracy peddling wingnut?  check

  • Pathological, lying sociopath?  check

Oh - and The Gadfly did get quite the hearty chuckle about that line in the Texas Observer article that stated, "Pierson’s talked a lot about how she’s turned her life around after a hardscrabble upbringing."  Yeah -- she "turned her life around" alright.  She magically transformed herself from a shoplifting, government benefits fraudster to being a professional, paid liar and political ratfucker.  Fucking Bravo!

No wonder Drumpf handed her a starring role in his Kafkaesque campaign.  Katrina Pierson has the kind of charlatan street cred that the tiny fingered, cheeto-faced, ferret wearing shitgibbon finds utterly captivating and which complements his morally, spiritually and intellectually bankrupt quest for presidential power quite nicely.

God these people do so make The Gadfly violently sick to his stomach.


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