VOICES: On disgraceful end to a disgraceful presidency

In the Mel Brooks comedy film and musical “The Producers,” a grift was cooked up whereby producing a flop would be more profitable to the producers than a hit. Trump apparently stole that idea from Mr. Brooks when he created the most recent Trump grift to raise money — a fund for “legal work” to argue that Trump’s landslide election loss didn’t actually happen. The entire premise is a lie, of course. No surprise there.

Trump structured the fundraising effort so that the majority of the money being “donated” by his hapless supporters to overturn a free and fair election loss will go directly to Trump as ordinary income, and not to the sham legal effort now being run by Trump’s cartoonish lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani. Trump has raised around $200 million so far, making this one of the largest scams in American history. Trump’s supporters are being asked to pay Mr. Giuliani’s $20,000 per day fee, plus expenses, for his spectacularly unsuccessful effort. Perhaps Giuliani priced his services with a bonus for each case he lost, because there have been a lot of lost cases, even in front of conservative Republican judges who were nominated by Trump.

The circus created by Trump is designed to enrich him personally (surprise!) and to distract attention from the twin catastrophes of national economic collapse and horrifying death caused by the uncontrolled spread of the virus during his watch. CDC now estimates that by the time Trump is removed from the White House, as many as 400,000 Americans will have been killed by the virus. And no, the CDC did not report that the “actual” virus death toll is only 6% of what’s being reported. That’s another Trump lie to the gullible, happily repeated by his sycophants and supporters.

Elections officials — many of them Republicans — find themselves in the difficult position of opposing Trump’s efforts to invalidate an election overseen by their departments. Many of the officials — including officials in Georgia — were perfectly satisfied with Trump’s years of cruelty, breathtaking incompetence, cowardice, corruption, prideful ignorance and bottomless depravity. That is, until Trump turned his sights on them. Then — and only then — they started complaining about Trump’s personality defects. They helped create the monster, and now it turned on them. Good luck to them trying to control Trump at this point. Trump has created a disgraceful end for his disgraceful presidency.

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Kurt Last is a resident of Anahola.

22 Comments
  1. Uli Roth December 9, 2020 2:39 am Reply

    Worst Ever! Imprisonment for Impotus


  2. Steven McMacken December 9, 2020 3:49 am Reply

    Hear! Hear!


  3. Alfredo G. Cacal December 9, 2020 6:31 am Reply

    A typical true Democrat. Experienced in political corruption, lies and biased opinions presented as facts through biased mews medias. Now we have to swallow and live under a corrupt newly elected president’s administration and his fraudulent acts will be swept under the rug in the white house. Well done, Kurt!


  4. Amused December 9, 2020 7:07 am Reply

    That has got to be the worst article I have ever read in this paper. Was that a political story or a half wit rant? Whether your for Trump or against Trump, this article is not journalism it’s garbage.


    1. Bemused December 9, 2020 6:14 pm Reply

      So, you read the whole thing?


  5. kauaiboy December 9, 2020 7:13 am Reply

    Stupid is as stupid does.

    Support the movement to require critical thinking courses in all grade school, high school, and college curriculums.

    It is shocking how many of our fellow citizens have fallen under the spell of this New Yawk shyster con man. White crackers in Georgia and other southern states use to hate, and joke, about Yankees. Now they idolize one, and one of the worst ones Northerners have to offer.

    Who is supplying them with Kool-Aid? FOX NEWS!


  6. MisterM December 9, 2020 7:31 am Reply

    Kurt, excellent commentary. Trump desperately needs the cash – has personal debts over $1B according to Forbes that are coming due in the next few years. As we all know, no America banks would lend a dime to Donald after his multiple bankruptcies – it’s all foreign debt. His golf courses are chronic money losers – his hotels suffering a sea of red ink (ironically thanks to his ineptitude with ‘the hoax’). His ‘brand’ is forever tarnished.

    Thankfuly, there’s a wave a lawsuits awaiting Jan 21. DOJ, IRS, FBI and Attorney Generals of many states will hound him and his family of grifters until they are imprisoned.


  7. Moana December 9, 2020 7:38 am Reply

    Wow. Kurt Last has a lot of hate in his heart. He must be from California. I hope he doesn’t project all of that rage and self hatred onto his neighbors or family members when Trump exits the stage. It seems that political theater is a religion to many self described liberals who watch too much TV and social media. They need to learn meditation and find peace within their hearts.


  8. David Sigala December 9, 2020 8:01 am Reply

    This baseless opinion piece written by someone who obviously has Trump Derangement Syndrome shows why President Donald J. Trump needs to overturn this fraudulent election.
    President Trump is fighting the Chinese influenced politicians
    and bureaucracies. I suggest that the author of this piece read the U.S. Constitution to understand the requirements for a Federal Election.


    1. Pete Antonson December 10, 2020 12:27 pm Reply

      It’s pretty simple David, you say “fraudulent election” and we say “show us your proof.” How about we check in with you about this same time next year and see if you’ve found anything.


  9. Zach Barnes December 9, 2020 12:24 pm Reply

    I read your missive and see nothing insightful.

    SPend more time educating yourself as to what this President has done when compared to the hacks and products of party machinery whose lack of accomplishments pale by comparison.

    If you put the name of the prior failed president at the top of the list of accomplishments by DT you people would be building him an altar.

    China Joe is the most dangerous/incompetent person to ever occupy the white house – pray it does not come to pass- he is owned by the CCP – who has openly boasted of their control.

    Trump is not warm and fuzzy – he is a businessman – and gets things done – you’ve gotten used to being lied to – being talked down to – and being sold out.

    Stop watching the waves and wake up – we are not perfect but we’re the best there is – or move to where other Marxist tools will listen to you. ZB


    1. Pete Antonson December 10, 2020 12:33 pm Reply

      Really tired of this “Businessman” baloney. You go through your back issues of Forbes and name me one, just one, successful businessman who behaves like this narcissistic clown. One thing for sure, he won’t have a Board of Directors!


    2. Kiana December 10, 2020 2:19 pm Reply

      Zach,

      Thank you for telling it like it is. Trump may have been socially graceless, but he was not a sell out.


  10. George Ho December 9, 2020 6:18 pm Reply

    Trump Derangement Syndrome. TRUMP2020 YEAHHHHHH


    1. James Z December 10, 2020 8:10 am Reply

      Well, what has he done about Covid-19 except golf, lie to the American people about it, whined and complained about how poorly he’s treated when he’s been treated such based on his unfitness and incompetence.

      And on China: China is stronger that ever because of his ham-fisted way of ‘working’ with them. He’s enriched himself, his family and his cronies at our expense.

      And, please, lose the Marxist stuff, especially when referring to the coming Biden Ad., and it is coming by the way. Biden is no prize, but as a life-long corporate, right of center Democrat, he’s no Marxist.


  11. David Phillips December 9, 2020 6:23 pm Reply

    Not journalism.


  12. andy December 9, 2020 9:44 pm Reply

    Mahalo, Kurt. After all the dishonesty, viciousness, and cold-heartedness, it’s incredible that some people still support Trump. Doesn’t say much about their personal character does it? But still, America as a nation has not always been defined by ignorance and selfishness, and I really believe there is still a lot of hope for the future of this country. What a shame there are close to 300,000 dead folks (and counting) that won’t get to be a part of whatever that future is.


  13. Gandy Dancer December 10, 2020 4:31 am Reply

    Pure hate speech and garbage. Trump accomplished more in 3.5 years than any president in my lifetime. He did so fighting the Libtards every day and every step of the way.
    Is he an ego maniac- yes…is he arrogant-yes…was he the right man for the job…yes, yes,yes.


  14. Sam Huiho December 10, 2020 9:52 am Reply

    Very embarrassing for TGI to publish this obviously biased garbage.


  15. Kauaidoug December 10, 2020 10:36 am Reply

    One thing I didn’t see mentioned and is exactly my point. You failed to mention that the loser president has replaced members of the defenses with his own lackeys. Why?


  16. Pete Antonson December 11, 2020 2:15 pm Reply

    Newspaper articles are expected to be based on facts and journalism; not opinion. The Opinion page, or Op-ed page is expected to contain opinions. While not all opinions are biased, you certainly expect to find bias on the opinion page. Criticizing the opinion page for containing biased opinions is like criticizing a KFC bucket for containing chicken!


  17. Lawaibob December 12, 2020 5:17 pm Reply

    Trump for Prison 2021!
    We made America great again November 3, 2020


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