Insults in the age of Trump

IMG_2679[1]To contemplate, or possibly scream, while watching TV news in the age of Trump:
“He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.” – George Bernard Shaw
“He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don’t let that fool you. He really is an idiot.” – Groucho Marx
“They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge.” -Thomas Brackett Reed
“You’ve got the brain of a four-year-old boy, and I bet he was glad to get rid of it.” –  Groucho Marx

Shakespeare:
“But masters, remember that I am an ass, though it be not written down, yet forget not that I am an ass.” – Much Ado About Nothing – Act IV, scene ii
“Thou sodden-witted lord! Thou hast no more brain than I have in mine elbows.” –  Troilus and Cressida – Act II, Scene i
“Methink’st thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee.” – All’s Well That Ends Well – Act II, Scene iii.
“Would thou wouldst burst!” – Timon of Athens – Act IV, Scene iii
“Thou art a boil, a plague sore.” – King Lear – Act II, Scene ii.
“Thou elvish-mark’d, abortive, rooting hog!” – Richard III – Act I, Scene iii

“He has the attention span of a lightning bolt.” – Robert Redford
“He was born stupid, and greatly increased his birthright.” – Samuel Butler
“I would not want to put him in charge of snake control in Ireland.” – Eugene McCarthy
“You’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you.” – “You’re So Vain” – Carly Simon

(Source – the Internet, long may it be free.)

— Michael Roddy

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