Originally Published: February 26, 2018 6 a.m.
Ostriches don’t bury their heads in the sand. They are turning eggs in underground nests. However, the phrase is a great metaphor for Republicans who refuse to acknowledge the reality of Trump; instead desperately trying to rationalize and legitimize him, adopting the mythology that he is a “stable genius” under attack from “liberals.”
His “malignant narcissism” is what prompts violent criticism and discrediting of opponents in his Tweets; and in calling any media critical of him “fake news.” His self-aggrandizement will not allow admission of wrongdoing, resulting in an endless stream of lies.
If you won’t believe Yale and John Hopkins psychologists, listen to prominent Republicans who know him best: Steve Bannon: “an 11 year-old.”
Rupert Murdoch: “a … idiot.”
Tillerson: “a … moron.”
Speaker Boehner: “a disaster.”
Corker: “hasn’t demonstrated the stability or competence to be President.”
George Will: “Trump should have no place in the party of Liberty.”
Rubio: a “con man.”
McCain: “leadership was better under Obama.”
Sasse: “Trump’s relentless focus is on dividing Americans.”
Flake: “flagrant disregard for truth and decency.”
Graham: “he’s unfit for office.”
Bush 41: “a blowhard.”
Corker’s assessment of Trump in the White House: “an adult day care center.”
Supporting Trump is a moral disgrace. Resisting him is a moral imperative.