I was giving thought to discontinuing my blogging here, but then Donald Trump got me laughing my head off and shaking it in wonder at the same time. Oh, I can’t stop! That’s what I told myself. This is all just too much fun and games! At least this part, just before the fall!
by Charlie Leck
When I watch President-Elect Donald Trump trying to become President Trump, I am struck by how incapable and inane he is. Is it because he has no background in politics? Neither did Dwight David Eisenhower, who made the transition to the nation’s top office quite easily. Watching all this fumbling around helps me understand why Donald Trump was such a terrible business man who left a trail of broken and maimed companies behind him.
Placing a phone call to Russian President Vladimir Putin is one of the first things Donald Trump did after his election victory. That call caused an immense amount of confusion and dismay over on Capitol Hill and the Donald received all kinds of corrective advice about that move. I imagine that a lot of people in Independent Ukraine wet their pants and panties when they heard about Donald’s telephone call. Every Baltic nation must be terribly nervous about what is happening in the U.S.. As well, nearly every European nation called the White House to find out what was going on. You know, Putin could play Trump like a Tennessee fiddle.
Then the Trump machine ran a flag up the old flagpole to see if anyone would salute it when they gave thought to naming Rudi Giuliani to the Secretary of State position. Again there was coughing, sputtering and gasping on the Hill. Rudy’s been deeply involved in big time, international consulting work and has gotten paid big bucks by some major and questionable nations. Sir Donald backed off on that one.
Another flag was immediately raised when Mr. Trump leaked the name of John Bolton, former Ambassador to the United Nations, for the Secretary of State position. Ahem! A few people had to remind Mr. Trump’s transition team that Bolton had once suggested, in a NY Times column, that we ought to bomb Iran to stop that nation’s nuclear program. Oops!
Donald has gone through a number of transition leaders already. The first – NJ Governor Chris Christie – is in big-time trouble for purposefully impeding traffic trying to get across the George Washington Bridge. Can you believe it? That one is a real laugher that left Christie with egg on his face and a dark, dark stain at the bottom of his underwear.
Vice President Elect Pence has now been given the transition leadership job and he is trying to talk some sense into the Donald and his children about how the government works. Good luck to Mr. Pence. He’ll have to figure out how to get the various factions in the Trump organization to stop fighting about who they want to get these prestigious positions.
You know, he’s made an early mess by naming Chief White House Advisors, Stephen Bannon (an outrageous right-winger and editor of Breitbart News) and Reince Priebus, former head of the Republican Party as “co-equal advisers.” The two are poles apart with very different approaches to politics. Lots of people are calling for the President Elect to rescind his appointment of Bannon to such an important position. Mr. Bannon is a darling among White Nationalists.
Government statistics show a serious rise in hate crimes in America since Donald Trump heated up in the election process – especially against Muslim Americans.
A lot of people out here are worried about what Trump will do about abortion, SCOTUS, the far right, his taxes and his holdings.
Now the frightening idea of a Globalist Cabel has also taken hold in the public and in the press. Is there some unnamed organization that has the economy and Donald Trump under its control? Oh, boy!
Evangelical Christian organizations are stepping to the fore and asking for a piece of the pie. Could that ever spell trouble!
Check out Petula Dvorak’s column in the NY Times. Seems that decency, humanity and morality have all been tossed out with the bath water! https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/stop-protesting-democracy-saying-notmypresident-is-the-same-as-saying-notmyconstitution/2016/11/14/87728a9a-aa8a-11e6-977a-1030f822fc35_story.html
The tantalizing question is now about the GOP. What is it? How do you define it?
And, what's the GOP controlled Congress going to do about all of Donald Trump’s amazing promises?
This much is totally clear – there is no fuzziness about it – and that is that the nation is now in the hands of and under the control of a small number of multi-billionaires. Good luck to the old idea of equal protection.
This proclamation is official: The United States of America has gotten itself into a big mess! The question many people are raising is: Can the economy and the economic super-structure handle it?
Oh, Lordsy, have we got a mess on our hands. No wonder the real president scooted off to Europe to try to calm down some nervous nations.
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