“Downright Moron”

September 30, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Trump

“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” — H. L. Mencken

Yes, it’s true, newspaperman H.L. Mencken wrote these words that were published by the Baltimore Evening Sun on 26 July 1920.  The words were written 97 years ago, coming true in 2017.

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15 Comments to ““Downright Moron””


  1. Not just a moron, but a greedy moron surrounded by a cabinet full of Velcro Vultures ready to capitalize wherever and whenever they can.

    Cannot repeat this enough. The Doctrine of Donnie and his maladministration is: “what’s in it for me?”

    Albeit, the dotard doesn’t have the skills to zip his own fly. But don’t underestimate his ability to rip out and sell your appendix without unbuttoning your shirt.

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  2. I think it may have come true the very same year he said it.

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  3. For pure vengeance let’s bring back tarring and feathering frauds.

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  4. Yup. Mencken was right. I don’t know that we’ve ever had a more moronic pres, and he’s surrounded himself with fellow cruel bastards.

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  5. @Debbo

    My little bride opines that Drumpf’s only historical function is to rehabilitate Bush 43’s rep and replace 43 as hand’s down the worst POTUS ever elected. And I agree with that position without a contrary thought. Drumpf is the absolute worst.

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  6. I thought it was Reagan. Then I thought it was Baby Bush. Then this ignorant brat came along and topped, or rather bottomed, them both. The GOP has elected one president in the last few decades who could count to twenty without taking his shoes off, and the one before that was Nixon, the acme of corruption and ego prior to the Barking Yam.

    And they’ve said repeatedly that the Democratic nominee was “too smart to be president.” Banging head on keyboard and thinking of emigrating to any country with sense….

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  7. I might not be able to recall what I had for lunch or even where I lunched, but I do remember my undergrad poli sci and social sci professors assuring me from the bottom of their hearts that this country would indeed some day have a president to rank right down there with Mussolini and Hitler. We all tried not to believe that inasmuch as we certainly did not want that to ever happen. But by God it did, despite all of our hard work to the contrary. The electoral college has to go, not just in increments, but whole and entire. There won’t be any use for it in the future as whole red states that are now coping with say only one million in population get depopulated when the remainder move to the cities on either coast, cities that are historically blue. I’ve been told that the Barking Yam will never resign, even for “health” or “family” reasons, but I think differently. Whatever he wants he wants immediately and it must be an uncontested “win”. His legislative scorecard is currently zero and most likely to stay that way. And even one “win” won’t be enough for him. He will just grab all his golf balls and go to wherever he calls home where he will sulk for the remainder of his days while everyone else tries to clean up the refuse behind him. I pray that the rest of us will survive all this.

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  8. If Trump is still around in 2020:

    Fool you once, shame on you.
    Fool you twice, shame on you.
    Trump-Pence 2020

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  9. Wish you had “like” buttons for the comments. I really “Like” Maggie, Maggie, Rhea and Jane’s comments. Thanks.

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  10. It’s called a Kakocracy.

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  11. Uh, Kakistocracy, Bud. But yeah, absolutely.

    Who ever would have thought that H. L. Mencken wasn’t cynical enough?

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  12. The Moron-in-Chief and his evil minions have been robbing us blind, destroying the environment and are attempting to wreak havoc with the economy. Trump and his grifters are obviously Putin’s puppets and have bent and broken multiple laws in order to gain power over America. It’s more than time to relocate the whole gang to a more secure location and confiscate their ill-gotten gains.

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  13. Lunargent, that should be on a sampler. Or a tattoo.

    And without going to the trouble of dragging out my Liddell and Scott, “kakocracy” may be correct if you mean “government by the bad,” though “kakistocracy” is “government by the worst,” which is what I hope we have now because I don’t want to imagine that we haven’t hit bottom yet.

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  14. “Crapocracy” is easier to pronounce.

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  15. 1smartcanerican says:

    O”T, but I highly recommend the book “The Foundation” by Steve P. Vincent. It will scare you to death with the parallels to today’s political scene. Think the Mercers and Judge Moore as a start. It is well worth the read, if you believe that fictional book can make you believe it is non-fiction!

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