Saturday, July 29, 2017

Fear and Loathing in America

Ever since election night 2016, I have to say I've merely abhorred the idea of Donald Trump as President. Of the United States.

I'll be the first to admit that having a businessman in the highest office in the land has never seemed like a bad idea to me. But this businessman? Who's declared bankruptcy four times? Who lies every time he opens his mouth? Who's a sexual predator? Has shady dealings with Russian oligarchs? Who needs to have his ego stroked every ten seconds? Needs instant gratification? Is a bully? Who pits those who work for him against each other to curry his favor? Who has the emotional temperament of five year old? Who knows less about politics and governing than I do?

No. Not this businessman. Not this reality television personality. Not this guy who believes he can do whatever he wants without consequence. Not this guy who brags about all his presidential achievements when they literally number zero.

Yes, I loathed the thought of Donald Trump a my president. I, like many political pundits, believed it might not be a total disaster if Trump surrounded himself with good people. At first, he sorta did. At least some of the folks on his team had a clue about how Washington worked.

I might not agree with those people, but they know what to do. What not to do. How to behave.

And that was their downfall. James Comey, Reince Preibus, Jeff Sessions, Sean Spicer. They've done their jobs in an admirable way, a respectful way, an appropriate way. Their crime? They didn't pledge loyalty and allegiance to the mad man running our country. As a result, Trump has trolled them on Twitter. He's humiliated them, called them disgusting names.

And now they're dropping like flies. In comes Scaramucci, a man who chooses his opportunity in the limelight with Trump over his marriage. A man who once called Trump a political hack. Who's acting like a mob enforcer. All because he wants to be on T.V.

And Trump values that quality over everything. Being a brute. Seeking attention. Fighting for Trump's approval. That's how you get ahead in this administration.

So now those people who could show Trump how to be an actual leader are dropping like flies. Now all we have is John Kelly, the new chief of staff. By all reports, Kelly is a straight shooter, a man of honor, a patriot. They say he doesn't suffer fools. Well, he's got his work cut out for him now.

Yes. So far, it's just been loathing. Now I have the fear. Trump has suffered yet another setback with his failure to repeal Obamacare. You can actually feel it coming off of him, that desperate need for a win.

He's tweeting more crazily than ever. His desire to prove something to us, his foes, Obama, Hilary, is driving him more insane than he already is.

I fear that he is going to do something. Something that by anyone's standards would be madness, just to prove a point. Just to show he's the president and he can do whatever he wants. He cares not one little shit how it would affect American citizens. All he cares about is himself.

Who will stop him?

Robert Mueller- do your job right but please do it quickly.