Saturday, August 6, 2016

President Trump

People who support Donald Trump for president are perfectly fine with the idea that the presidency can be an entry-level position. The Republican candidate has absolutely no qualifications for the most powerful political office in the world, but his so-called outsider status is a big part of his attraction. That, and his racist, jingoistic rhetoric.

Donald Trump – that vulgar and grotesque excuse for a candidate – has presented no substantive ideas, done nothing remotely statesmanlike. During the Republican Convention, after Trump opened his big yap with yet another imbecilic remark, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calmly dismissed any concerns: "I'm willing to kind of chalk that up to a rookie mistake."

A rookie mistake. He said it with a straight face!

So the presidency can be an entry-level position.

My purpose with this post is not to warn of the obvious dangers of President Trump. There is plenty of that already out there.

Most of these warnings, maybe all of them, are legitimate. "Believe me, I'll change things," Trump said during the primary season. An implied threat? "And again, we're going to be so respected. I don't want to use the word 'feared.'" He didn't want to, but did – that sly devil.

Like the t-shirts say, Make America Hate Again. With a combover skinhead in the Oval Office, can the brownshirts be far behind?

Michael Moore says he thinks Trump is going to win. Does he really believe that? Or is he trying to slap us out of our complacency?

Some gen-yoo-ine Donald Trump quotes:

  • “I would bring back waterboarding and I'd bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding."

  • “Our great African-American President hasn’t exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore.” 

  • “My fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, are various other parts of my body.”

  • "My IQ is one of the highest — and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure; it's not your fault."

  • "The point is, you can never be too greedy." 

Trump is already making noise about a rigged election. As if none of them were; as if he could have a legitimate win. 

"What the hell have you got to lose?" Trump asked, in his coarse, no-class style. Well, there's the Affordable Health Care act for starters – only a baby step in the right direction, as far as I'm concerned. And then – well, there's more.

Trump is a lying sack of shit. But Michael Moore may be right, and it scares the hell out of me. "President Trump." It's even worse than "President Romney."

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