“No politician in history… has been treated worse.” -Donald Trump

Addressing graduates at the United States Coast Guard Academy this morning, our incredibly sensitive President once again took the opportunity to go on at length about his victimization at the hands of America’s intellectual elite. “No politician in history… has been treated worse,” he told the young men and women before him, before launching into a diatribe about how difficult his life has been… And it got me thinking about a few politicians who, one could argue, had it almost as bad.

I could go on, but I’m tired, and I suspect you get the point. For what it’s worth, had I gone on, I would have included Putin critic Denis Voronenkov, but I don’t think many of you would have recognized him.

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  1. Eel
    Posted May 18, 2017 at 6:11 am | Permalink


  2. anonymous
    Posted May 18, 2017 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    You beat the BBC. (http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-39961362)

    “Historians suggest ‘more unfairly’ treated politicians than Trump”

    This include this from Dan Snow‏, though.

    “Well, the Emperor Valerian was captured in battle, enslaved, used as a foot-stool, forced to drink molten gold and then skinned and stuffed.”

  3. Gillian
    Posted May 18, 2017 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    I need one of these memes for Aung San Suu Kyi.

  4. Wendy Williams
    Posted May 18, 2017 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    Hillary Clinton is shedding tears of empathy.

  5. Posted May 18, 2017 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    I like Charles Pierce’s comment on Trump’s tweet “This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!”.

    Pierce replies: “This guy was mentored by Roy Freaking Cohn. What an ingrate.”


  6. Jean Henry
    Posted May 19, 2017 at 9:19 am | Permalink


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