Thursday, January 26, 2017

Donald the Diversion

For his first major television interview after taking office, Donald Trump spends his entire time asserting his greatness, questioning the electoral system that brought him to office and repeating claims that have been repeatedly demonstrated to be false.  I didn't think that my opinion of Donald Trump could fall any lower but this interview does that.

Thoughout the campaign Trump described America in apocalyptic terms both domestically and internationally. Now that he is installed as President of the United States (vomit a little) I expect him to  speak as a leader about how he will address those problems.  Some of those problems are actually real and have grave consequences for the nation and the world.  Instead, he wastes our time with his grousing about the vote, crowd size and the media.

But Donald Trump is useful for the Republican ideologues.  While Donald rants and raves, his mostly white male cabinet of billionaire businessmen, Wall Street insiders, and public officials who are fundamentally opposed to the missions of the agencies they will head can go about killing off what remains of the New Deal.

The Wizard of Ooze will give cover to the Republican wrecking crew if we are not vigilant. 

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Blogger Syrbal Moore said...

"Wizard of Ooze"! Best epithet EVER! May I borrow that? With attribution, obviously.

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Rez Dog said...

You certainly may.

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Labrys said...

Thank you so much. My son also has an epithet for the man trying to bleach his hair to a more Presidential shade. He calls him T-45 for Trump, 45th President. But it sounds SO much like a really low grade Terminator, doesn't it?

12:38 PM  

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