What lunatic, where?

What lunatic, where? 

by digby

Eddie Scarry at the Washington Examiner asks why "dementia Trump" hasn't been seen in public. Oh my God.

Roy Edroso responds in the only possible way:
Dementia-Trump has been the only Trump I've seen, excepting those rare occasions when his handlers glue him to a teleprompter -- when he still sucks, but less crudely, causing the media dummies to swoon over him. Speaking of which, Scarry again:
But he's also delivered dozens of speeches off teleprompters, proving he can actually read... 
Now that is one hell of a defense -- though it fails to account for the possibility that the cue-cards contain pictograms rather than words. 
Then Scarry has the nerve to print a partial transcript of an interview in which Trump sounds like a mentally impaired geriatric, and commenting, "That doesn’t read like a mentally impaired geriatric’s interview," a maneuver I call the Hinderaker Fawn-and-Fleer.
More at the link.

These wingnuts are engaging in pure gaslighting. Trump is an addled, ignorant and psychologically unfit fool in public and has been from the beginning of the campaign. This is not in dispute. The only question has ever been is whether his mentally impaired geriatric demagoguery was an act designed to entertain the masses in service of his iconoclastic, populist agenda. After a year in office it's clear that it wasn't. He is just as nutty, immature and stupid as he seems.

But speaking of the Hinderacker Fawn-and Fleer (which you should read)  I cannot help but recall this perfect example of absurd, obsequiousness by the very same writer:

"It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can't get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile."
Gosh, it seems like Republicans keep electing presidents who are  kind of ... stupid. And it's getting worse. They're now electing people whose own White House consider to be childlike and dangerous.

One would think it would be embarrassing after a while but they don't seem to mind at all.