Yesterday an ex-friend called me a piece of shit, among other things, for my political beliefs, and I unfriended him. He is an ignorant, angry, little man who supports the equally ignorant and angry President Trump without compunction. His friendship will not be missed.
When running for President, Trump often referred to ex-President Clinton’s many affairs, and how Hillary stood by her man. Now Trump has been accused by a porn star and a former Playmate of the Year, among many others, of affairs. Has Melania divorced him? But that is okay with conservatives now because their man is in office. (As to me, I don’t care who sleeps with, that pig.)
When Obama was President the national debt was a huge problem. Obama was accused of running it up without cause. Now, Trump has passed a trickle-down tax bill that will add $1.5 trillion more over time, but I guess the deficit only matters when a Democrat is President. (The CBO estimates this years budget will be $666 billion in the red.) All while the market is soaring.
Can you say double standard?
As to Trump’s campaign promises, let us peruse some of them:
1. Mexico will pay for the wall. Sure they will, that’s why you want Congress to allocate funds for it, further running up the deficit.
2. Healthcare better and cheaper than Obamacare. Sure, he must be hiding it.
3. He promised to bring back jobs for coal miners. Only 500 jobs have been added.
And then there is the Russian probe, you know, it is the thing Trump refers to as a “Witch Hunt.” So far, Flynn, Gates, Manafort and Papadopoulos have all been indicted. Papadopoulos, Gates and Flynn have pled guilty and are now considered cooperating witnesses. Steve Bannon, a Trump confidant, is also cooperating with the probe. Trump is dirtier than Nixon ever was, but then again Nixon was smarter than Trump.
The problem with all this is that if Trump is forced from office, we get President Pence, and that is even scarier than Trump. Here’s a direct quote:
“I’m a Christian, a Conservative and a Republican, in that order.”
Notice, being American is nowhere in that quote. Pence reportedly hears from God, who tells him what to say. This is scary shit. Most people who hear from God on a regular basis are either in institutions or have become television evangelists. Do we really want this guy running the country?
The Trump Administration has seen a massive turnover, in many ways resembling one of Trump’s companies. The following people have Resigned or been fired:
1. Gen. Flynn – a foreign agent appointed National Security Advisor. Fired
2. James Comey – FBI head who began the Russian probe. Fired.
3. Reince Priebus – Chief of Staff. Fired.
4. Anthony Scaramucci – Communications Director. Fired.
5. Steve Bannon – presidential Advisor. Fired.
6. Sean Spicer – Press Secretary. Resigned.
7. Tom Price – HHS Secretary. Resigned.
8. Rob Porter – Wifebeater. Resigned.
Sadly, these are just the main ones, as there are many others.
But the worst of all this is that Roy Cohn was Trump’s mentor Here’s a quote about Cohn in a recent Vanity Fair article:
“For author Sam Roberts, the essence of Cohn’s influence on Trump was the triad: “Roy was a master of situational immorality . . . . He worked with a three-dimensional strategy, which was: 1. Never settle, never surrender. 2. Counter-attack, counter-sue immediately. 3. No matter what happens, no matter how deeply into the muck you get, claim victory and never admit defeat.” As columnist Liz Smith once observed, “Donald lost his moral compass when he made an alliance with Roy Cohn.”
This is Donald Trump.
Anyone who still supports this con man is an idiot, like the ex-friend on Facebook who called me “a disgrace . . . a worthless piece of shit.” He is the supporter Trump was referring to when he said he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and not lose a vote. I’m paraphrasing, but you get the point. And where do his supporters get off demanding we support Trump because he is our leader. Where was that logic when Obama or Clinton was President?
Can you again say double standard?
The hypocrisy rampant in this country astounds me. And while it resides on both sides of the aisle, Trump supporters have turned it into an art form, though I think some of them actually believe the drivel. Yet these are the same folks deriding higher education. One dufus even claimed he was glad he never went to college to be infected by all the liberal thought (though he didn’t put it so kindly.) A future rocket scientist not.
No, I’ve had it with these dopes, and with Facebook. It allows fools with not a modicum of intelligence to spout off their inane beliefs . . . the Elmer Fudds of the world. They sit behind a keyboard firing off invectives at anyone who questions their logic, or lack thereof.
Just remember, a Trump resignation gives us President Pence. God help us (figure of speech.) As always, be careful what you wish for.
And life goes on.