The Republican’s Guide to Presidential Etiquette – The New York Times

Who knew brutally scathing indictment of hypocrisy and naked self-serving hemming and hawing could be so easily accomplished? Here the NY Times simply lists all of the times the Ol’ Pussy Grabber has behaved in ways that are beneath his station. They need not say more because we all know that the man has the decorum of a drunk randy were-billy goat let loose on a screaming bushel basket of sexbots.

It’s depressing, but it is worth reading just to remind yourself that (a) this is the “man” squatting in the Oval Office squandering one of our last opportunities to solidify social gains made to date (climate change, marriage equality, birth control and abortion, and other social issues near and dear to the progressive-liberal heart), (b) they wrote a similar article in June with a long list of jaw-dropping embarrassments and now only five months later (why does it feel like a fucking lifetime?) they’ve written an even longer list of butt-fucking ineptitude, and (c) we’re just so fucked. Maybe it’s not worth reading, but then again, we ain’t called the United Fucking States of Fucking Stupid for nothing.

The Republican’s Guide to Presidential Etiquette

Republicans used to care a whole lot about how a president comported himself, and whether he acted at all times with the dignity his station demands.

“Is President Obama Disrespecting the Oval Office?” Fox News asked in 2010, with a link to images of Mr. Obama and his aides tossing a football, or eating apples just inches from the Resolute desk.

“Wear a suit coat and tie,” said Andrew Card Jr., President George W. Bush’s former chief of staff, in reaction to pictures of Mr. Obama in shirtsleeves in 2009.

“I do expect him to send the message that people who are going to be in the Oval Office should treat the office with the respect that it has earned over history,” Mr. Card said.

But hey, that was then! In 2017, there’s a whole new bar for tolerable conduct by the commander in chief. Our original guide cataloged several dozen examples. Almost five months later, it’s clear that an update is necessary. This expanded list is meant to ensure that Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and other congressional Republicans never forget what they now condone in a president.

Continue reading at the New York Times: The Republican’s Guide to Presidential Etiquette 

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