Help me. There must be a word for this.

Perhaps you can help me either find or invent a word for this.

Do you know of a word that means: The tactic of accusing and insulting someone for having a fault that you, yourself have even more extremely?

For example, Donald Trump referred to Ted Cruz as “lyin’ Ted.” There is ample evidence that Trump is one of the worst liars ever to run for political office.  (Being a worse liar than most politicians really says something. It’s like being the fattest pig in the pen or the loudest howler monkey in the jungle.)

While I don’t like Ted Cruz — he’s a mean-spirited SOB — he seems pretty honest about who he is, and surely doesn’t compare to Trump as a liar.

So for Trump to call Cruz a liar is: [The word needed here]

The closest thing I can think of is “ironic,” but it isn’t specific enough. Ironic can apply to all sorts of unexpected relationships. I’m looking for something more specific.

“The pot calling the kettle black” isn’t quite right. It’s not a word, and it implies that the pot and the kettle are equally black. I’m looking for a word that indicates the pot is much blacker than the kettle, but calls the kettle “black,” to divert attention from its own greater blackness.

Example: Trump refers to Hillary Clinton as “Crooked Hillary.” This, from the man who founded and profited from the outrageous scam operation known as “Trump University,” for which he is being sued and very well could be jailed.

Now, in truth, there always have been questions about Clinton’s finances, but the combination of Trump University and Trump’s failure to pay workers, and his cheating of creditors and boasting about it, surely exceeds any Clinton “crookedness.”

So, for  Trump to call Clinton “crooked” is [The word needed here]

Another example: Trump questions Clinton’s health.

She provided a real medical report from a real doctor. Trump provided a fake report from a gastro guy who claims to be a Fellow at the American College of Gastroenterology. Except he hasn’t paid his fellowship dues for 20 years, and the FACG wishes he would stop making the false claim.

So that isn’t exactly irony, because irony usually is unexpected, and the fact that Trump submits a faked letter from a doctor who provides a fake credential is completely expected. Birds of a feather, you know.

While no 69-year-old woman is in “perfect” health, for an overweight, 70 year-old-man, who turns in a fake health report, to question her health is  [The word needed here]

Similarly, Trump said Clinton is a bigot, who is interested only in black votes, not  in black people.

This from a guy who calls Mexicans “criminals and rapists,” wants to bar all Muslims from America, and who selected Mike Pence, known for his tough, anti- LBGTQ stance.

And it was Trump who tweeted, “Dwayne Wade’s cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!” 

Talk about being interested only in black votes. A murder elicits that tweet?

Trump is the gun lover who has been endorsed by the NRA and (according to Breitbart) “opposes universal background checks, assault weapons bans, high-capacity magazine bans,and gun-free zones.” Trump even wanted guns in bars and night clubs.

In short, for a guy who has based his entire campaign on bigotry, to call anyone else a bigot, is  [The word needed here]

It’s far more than mere irony. It’s far more than merely the pot calling the kettle “black.”

It’s an attack method to deflect attention from his own faults, so that his followers will use the “They both are” defense.

If a Clinton fan points out that Trump is a bigot, a Trump defender can say Clinton is a worse bigot, to deflect attention from Trump’s bigotry.  “They both are bigots,” or “She’s worse,” is the response.

But while she may or may not have some bigotry in her heart, Trump is a real, major-league B-I-G-O-T, and that makes all the difference.

Trump, the scammer, tweeted that Marco Rubio, “is scamming Florida.”
Trump, the liar, said that reporter Jeff Horwitz, “wouldn’t know the truth if it hit him in the face.”
Trump, who has articulated no strategy re. ISIS, said to Megyn Kelly, “You have no idea what my strategy on ISIS is.”
Trump, who sees nothing wrong with nuclear bombing terrorists, called Charles Krauthammer, “an Iraq war-monger.”

There are many more examples, but to make the point, here is a final one: Trump says he himself is tough, and former POW Senator John McCain was not a hero, despite McCain having been tortured and even having refused freedom if his fellow POWs weren’t freed.

This from Trump, who ducked the military draft with the phony claim of a “heel spur” (that subsequently and miraculously healed all on its own.)

For a draft dodger to claim McCain is no hero is perfect example of  [The word needed here]

What is the best word to mean: “Deriding an opponent for having your flaws”?

“Phony” is accurate, but not specific to the circumstance. The same is true of “ironic.”

“Chutzpah,” “gall,” and “nerve” are in the right genre, but not really addressing the evil selfishness, and damaging, clownish incompetence of a Donald Trump.

So, if a word doesn’t exist, perhaps you can invent one.

Or maybe the word simply is “trumpism.”

What do you think?

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty

Ten Steps to Prosperity:
1. ELIMINATE FICA (Ten Reasons to Eliminate FICA )
Although the article lists 10 reasons to eliminate FICA, there are two fundamental reasons:
*FICA is the most regressive tax in American history, widening the Gap by punishing the low and middle-income groups, while leaving the rich untouched, and
*The federal government, being Monetarily Sovereign, neither needs nor uses FICA to support Social Security and Medicare.
This article addresses the questions:
*Does the economy benefit when the rich afford better health care than the rest of Americans?
*Aside from improved health care, what are the other economic effects of “Medicare for everyone?”
*How much would it cost taxpayers?
*Who opposes it?”
3. PROVIDE AN ECONOMIC BONUS TO EVERY MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD IN AMERICA, AND/OR EVERY STATE, A PER CAPITA ECONOMIC BONUS (The JG (Jobs Guarantee) vs the GI (Guaranteed Income) vs the EB) Or institute a reverse income tax.
This article is the fifth in a series about direct financial assistance to Americans:

Why Modern Monetary Theory’s Employer of Last Resort is a bad idea. Sunday, Jan 1 2012
MMT’s Job Guarantee (JG) — “Another crazy, rightwing, Austrian nutjob?” Thursday, Jan 12 2012
Why Modern Monetary Theory’s Jobs Guarantee is like the EU’s euro: A beloved solution to the wrong problem. Tuesday, May 29 2012
“You can’t fire me. I’m on JG” Saturday, Jun 2 2012

Economic growth should include the “bottom” 99.9%, not just the .1%, the only question being, how best to accomplish that. Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) favors giving everyone a job. Monetary Sovereignty (MS) favors giving everyone money. The five articles describe the pros and cons of each approach.
4. FREE EDUCATION (INCLUDING POST-GRAD) FOR EVERYONEFive reasons why we should eliminate school loans
Monetarily non-sovereign State and local governments, despite their limited finances, support grades K-12. That level of education may have been sufficient for a largely agrarian economy, but not for our currently more technical economy that demands greater numbers of highly educated workers.
Because state and local funding is so limited, grades K-12 receive short shrift, especially those schools whose populations come from the lowest economic groups. And college is too costly for most families.
An educated populace benefits a nation, and benefiting the nation is the purpose of the federal government, which has the unlimited ability to pay for K-16 and beyond.
Even were schooling to be completely free, many young people cannot attend, because they and their families cannot afford to support non-workers. In a foundering boat, everyone needs to bail, and no one can take time off for study.
If a young person’s “job” is to learn and be productive, he/she should be paid to do that job, especially since that job is one of America’s most important.
Corporations themselves exist only as legalities. They don’t pay taxes or pay for anything else. They are dollar-tranferring machines. They transfer dollars from customers to employees, suppliers, shareholders and the government (the later having no use for those dollars).
Any tax on corporations reduces the amount going to employees, suppliers and shareholders, which diminishes the economy. Ultimately, all corporate taxes come around and reappear as deductions from your personal income.
7. INCREASE THE STANDARD INCOME TAX DEDUCTION, ANNUALLY. (Refer to this.) Federal taxes punish taxpayers and harm the economy. The federal government has no need for those punishing and harmful tax dollars. There are several ways to reduce taxes, and we should evaluate and choose the most progressive approaches.
Cutting FICA and corporate taxes would be an good early step, as both dramatically affect the 99%. Annual increases in the standard income tax deduction, and a reverse income tax also would provide benefits from the bottom up. Both would narrow the Gap.
There was a time when I argued against increasing anyone’s federal taxes. After all, the federal government has no need for tax dollars, and all taxes reduce Gross Domestic Product, thereby negatively affecting the entire economy, including the 99.9%.
But I have come to realize that narrowing the Gap requires trimming the top. It simply would not be possible to provide the 99.9% with enough benefits to narrow the Gap in any meaningful way. Bill Gates reportedly owns $70 billion. To get to that level, he must have been earning $10 billion a year. Pick any acceptable Gap (1000 to 1?), and the lowest paid American would have to receive $10 million a year. Unreasonable.
9. FEDERAL OWNERSHIP OF ALL BANKS (Click The end of private banking and How should America decide “who-gets-money”?)
Banks have created all the dollars that exist. Even dollars created at the direction of the federal government, actually come into being when banks increase the numbers in checking accounts. This gives the banks enormous financial power, and as we all know, power corrupts — especially when multiplied by a profit motive.
Although the federal government also is powerful and corrupted, it does not suffer from a profit motive, the world’s most corrupting influence.
10. INCREASE FEDERAL SPENDING ON THE MYRIAD INITIATIVES THAT BENEFIT AMERICA’S 99.9% (Federal agencies)Browse the agencies. See how many agencies benefit the lower- and middle-income/wealth/ power groups, by adding dollars to the economy and/or by actions more beneficial to the 99.9% than to the .1%.
Save this reference as your primer to current economics. Sadly, much of the material is not being taught in American schools, which is all the more reason for you to use it.

The Ten Steps will grow the economy, and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and you.


13 thoughts on “Help me. There must be a word for this.

  1. Projection, in the psychological sense.

    On Aug 30, 2016 10:49 AM, “#Monetary Sovereignty – Mitchell” wrote:

    > Rodger Malcolm Mitchell posted: “Perhaps you can help me either find or > invent a word for this. Do you know of a word that means: The tactic of > accusing and insulting someone for having a fault that you, yourself have > even more extremely? For example, Donald Trump referred to Ted Cruz ” >


  2. Rodger, you may get some ideas by going on and asking for “word for someone who blames others for his own weaknesses” Tip


  3. The following article should be read by every Republican.

    Quote from Newsweek Magazine:


    Racism is a slow-growing cancer within (the Republican Party) that metastasized during the Obama administration.

    Trump is the ultimate (and predictable) outcome of the GOP’s pandering to bigots.

    He has been sued by the government for refusing to rent apartments in his buildings to black people. His casinos were fined for removing black card dealers.

    He was one of the leaders of the birther movement. He attacks a judge as biased merely because he’s of Mexican descent.

    He does not condemn the many white supremacists campaigning for him. He refers to “the blacks” as some monolithic group that is universally poor and uneducated.

    His attacks on Muslim-Americans have been reprehensible.

    There is much more to the article than this one short segment.

    Read it.


    What?? He’s a criminal, bigoted, ignorant, and mean-spirited FOP (Friend of Putin)? Who knew?

    Why would Donald Trump be a bad president?


  4. As Peggy stated, Psychological Projection, but more importantly it is a well known characteristic of Narcissistic Personality Disorder……

    Psychological projection is a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against their own unconscious impulses or qualities (both positive and negative) by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others.[1] For example, a person who is habitually rude may constantly accuse other people of being rude. It incorporates blame shifting.

    Projection tends to come to the fore in normal people at times of crisis, personal or political[17] but is more commonly found in the neurotic or psychotic[18] in personalities functioning at a primitive level as in narcissistic personality disorder or borderline personality disorder.[19]


  5. “Trumpism” will do,IMO. As to his gutting the GOP, that’s precisely the benefit he brings to the stage. The GOP needs an overdue renewal and just maybe Trump will be the catalyst. Hopefully it won’t take decades. It could hardly be more dysfunctional. Trump expresses it well.It’s not evil, its retribution.


  6. In keeping with the theme of this post:

    Trump makes a familiar mistake about American political history

    “The Republican Party is the party of Abraham Lincoln. Not bad,” said Trump, speaking at a rally in the Seattle suburb of Everett. “Not bad. It’s also the party of freedom, equality and opportunity.”

    “It is the Democratic Party that is the party of slavery, the party of Jim Crow and the party of opposition,”Trump said, drawing boos from the supportive crowd, which was heavily white.

    As the Washington Post’s report noted, Trump was reading from prepared remarks, which sometimes gives him trouble: his mention of “party of opposition,” for example, was supposed to be “part of oppression.”

    Of course, what Trump failed to mention is that the white Southern bigots abandoned the Democrats, and eagerly were welcomed by the “Southern Strategy” Republican Party.

    It is hilarious that his white supporters now boo the notion of slavery and Jim Crow.


    What is wrong with these two Donald Trump statements?

    1. “Just so you understand, I’m under audit. And when the audit’s complete I’ll release my returns. I don’t know when that’s gonna be. But when the audit’s complete I will release my returns.”

    2. “In the meantime, [Clinton] has 33,000 emails that she deleted. When is she going to release her emails? She probably knows how to find it. Let her release her emails, and I’ll release my tax returns immediately.”

    Huh? He claims he can’t release his tax returns because he’s under audit, but if Clinton releases Emails (that already have been deleted), he will release his tax returns — even though he’s still under audit.

    Like all liars, he keeps forgetting what he said previously, so repeatedly invents new stories, hoping you won’t remember the previous ones.

    Those tax returns must contain some really terrible information, for Trump to keep lying about them.


  7. try these 3, said in one breath…

    ​”​ devious famacidal slanderer ​”

    ​enjoy your posts…always something for thought.

    Keep it up.


    On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 7:48 AM, #Monetary Sovereignty – Mitchell wrote:

    > Rodger Malcolm Mitchell posted: “Perhaps you can help me either find or > invent a word for this. Do you know of a word that means: The tactic of > accusing and insulting someone for having a fault that you, yourself have > even more extremely? For example, Donald Trump referred to Ted Cruz ” >


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