Friday, April 7, 2017

Fifty Shades of Cray-Cray

I haven't posted an anti-Trump rant in over a month. This one is way past due. To those of you who still support him, you might want to skip this post. It's not going to be pretty.


Yep, he's cray-cray. And for those who can't figure out
the author's name, "T.M." is for "Two Middle"


Some people think he was sent by God. Some of them are actually pastors, so they have no excuse for making such a claim. They should know better. Yes, Saul of Tarsus did kill Christians before his conversion to the Apostle Paul--but when it happened, he changed so profoundly it was clear to see God's hand at work in his life. Those used by God have been broken, damaged people--that's how everyone knew it was God working through them. Trump, on the other hand, has broken most, if not all seven deadly sins and shows no sign of having changed at all.

Some think he's the antichrist. I must admit, I've entertained this possibility. I did think the antichrist would be smarter, though. He's supposed to be a master manipulator. Okay, Trump seems to have manipulated a lot of people into buying his load of crap, including some I've always considered to be intelligent people. I can't quite figure that out. It's not as if he's an unknown, a white knight riding out of nowhere with claims of being able to save the world, fooling people with his charm and good deeds. And it's not like he's changed--he's still the same old blowhard he's always been, bragging about himself at every opportunity and spending too much time trying to convince himself and the rest of the world that he won the 2016 election by a landslide (he didn't) and that he would have won the popular vote, had it not been for illegal votes cast (he just can't stand to lose, which just might be this country's downfall).

This guy is no savior. He's no champion of the people. He got elected because people were desperate for change. In that respect, both parties failed us. The Democrats gave us the candidate they wanted us to have, who was part of the problem we had with our political system, not a possible solution. They may indeed have been hacked by the Russians, but their hands aren't clean, either. They manipulated things on their end without any help. The Republicans couldn't come up with anybody who could beat Trump in the primaries, which says a lot about the state of their party, too--or had the hacking to win him the election already begun?

Trump may not be a career politician, but he's no outsider, either. He's one of those billionaires who owns the politicians. Like any seasoned politician/snake oil salesman, he told the desperate people what they needed to hear, and used them to rise to power. He's still playing them, while he and his family and cronies use our treasury as their personal ATM. He spends all of his time tweeting nonsense or playing golf, much like Nero was supposed to have fiddled while Rome burned. Nero lived lavishly and behaved inappropriately. He executed his opponents. A Trump role model?

During the 2016 campaign, Trump suggested throwing Hillary Clinton in prison if he were elected. The taxpayers are picking up the tab for his frequent trips to play golf in Florida, Secret Service protection for his children when they travel on Trump family business, and most recently, one hundred Secret Service agents protecting the Trump extended family vacationing in Aspen. Yet he says the government can't afford to cover social programs like school lunches and Meals on Wheels. Healthcare for all is too expensive, he says. He thinks the office he holds makes him above the law. Sounds familiar.... 

In the end, the people who gave him their unconditional support will be the biggest losers. I predict they'll turn on him, and may even try to do away with him. To them, I say don't. He's not worth prison, execution. Anyway, it can't be done without a silver bullet.

13 comments:

  1. At his base level, he's a con man, always has been, always will be, and at this point in his life, he is never going to change.

    He's also showing himself to be deluded, demented, and stupid in a lot of ways. He's completely out of his depth, has no idea what he's doing, and has surrounded himself with kleptocrats, all bent on doing as much damage to the country before they're run out of office. Kleptocracy is one of the reasons he gets along so well with Putin- Vladimir has enriched himself obscenely by just blatantly taking what he wants from Russia.

    It's not a matter of liberal versus conservative, left or right, Republican or Democrat. It's right or wrong, and in every conceivable way, he's unfit for office in every single way imaginable.

    This will end up as an object lesson, not just to America, but also the world- don't vote for someone like this.

    As to the idea of assassination? I think if it happens, it'll be one of his supporters, as you say. But the bastard doesn't deserve that. Assassination would elevate him in a way he really doesn't deserve.

    He will go down in history as the worst president of the United States, by far- in fact, the worst person ever elected to any office in American history at any level. Best to just let him destroy himself- and get a few Republicans to grow a spine and keep him in check while he's doing that.

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    1. You're right on all counts, William. I just hope Trump destroys himself before he ruins the US.

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  2. Seems many people voted for him and many others are filled with hate toward him--at least you're close to Canada as an option. I think all politicians lie except maybe Jimmy Carter.

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    1. I agree. The blame for Trump's win is on the shoulders of both parties.

      As for leaving the country, Collin and I will stick around and fight for the US, unless it becomes apparent that there's nothing left to defend.

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  3. Hope you don't have to move, Norma. Unless, of course, you want/have to move.

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    1. We're stubborn. We just might be the last ones to leave the party!

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    2. Stopping in to say howdy. Howdy. Long time no talk.

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  4. Donald Trump has been president for about three months. I'm going to give him a little more time on the job before I decide whether or not he is an utter failure. I gave Barack Obama the same slack. I remain an optimist but have never been big on unconditional anything in regards to people who are supposed to be working for me.

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    1. I've never belonged to either party, and I've never agreed with any president on everything. But an idiot is an idiot, regardless of party affiliation, and an idiot with access to nukes is terrifying.

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  5. I just watched "Game Of Thorns" on C-Span2 BookTV.
    The inside story of Hillary's Clinton's Failed Campaign and Donald Trump's Winning Strategy.
    I wondered why so many people voted for Trump from Catholics, Evangelicals and former middle class working to the DEPLORABLE in the Fly Over States (ME). This book kind of explains it all. I enjoyed watching the book talk on C-Span2
    I will never be able to to read this book with my brain but if it comes out on a book on tape I will get it.
    The Democrats pick Hillary to run against Bush but that didn't work out. People were mad and now we have Trump. I didn't vote for either I wrote in my candidate.
    I will be sticking here too but if Tucson becomes a Sanctuary City I may have to move !

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Personally, I think we need to scrap both parties and start all over again!

      That book is available on audio from audible! http://www.audible.com/pd/History/Game-of-Thorns-Audiobook/B06W2G6V2K/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1492279710&sr=1-1

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  6. You forgot to mention Devos' protection for 8 million dollars (for an education secretary?????), as well as Pruitt's request for a 24/7 security detail (while he slashes and cuts the EPA budget). This president is spending so much on travel and security, it's no wonder he's cutting the budget on necessities!

    As for his supporters wising up: I don't think they will. They see him as he has portrayed himself: astute (hahaha) businessman, hard-nosed negotiator (if he can ever make up his mind which side he's on) and champion of the downtrodden. None of them seem to realize he's a con man, in it for what he can get out of it.

    I didn't get to go on a tax march yesterday--my move has kind of lost my connections and I'm having to meet up with more Indivisible groups up here--but I hope our voices won't go unheard. Obviously, they made some kind of impression since his tiny little fingers got busy tweeting again!

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    1. We can't give up, Cheryl. This goon and his band of idiots will either ruin our country, bring us to war, or both.

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