It is something to marvel at … the lies coming out of the white house and the absolute conviction with which they’re being delivered. Imagine having a conversation with someone and you both look up at the sky about which they remark is a bright shade of pink. 100% dead sure of it when any other right thinking person, no matter which side of the aisle they live on, would argue the sky is blue. You may not believe in climate change (although, how can you not?!) but you can agree the sky is blue. You may not believe the Russians had anything to do with affecting the presidential election (although, again how can you not?!) but you can agree the sky is blue.
Yet there stands delusional don, and his clown car of a white house (more and more silliness keeps pouring out, as if from an infinite source) spouting absolute nonsense. Trump claims to have certain people have called to heap praise upon him … these people, for the record, said they did no such thing. And whatever he does, it’s the greatest in history … he’s the greatest speaker, the greatest deal maker, the greatest –fill in the blank- EVER. I’ll happily fill in that blank with something he’s the greatest one of.
He keeps announcing the impending death of the Affordable Care Act … and then, gleefully, states “I was right” when even the “Skinny repeal” failed to pass and insurance industry experts expressed worry at the uncertain future. Of course, he was right! He was right in the same way a burglar, upon robbing a house, says “you failed to install a burglar alarm, so you got broken into. I was right!” He’s cutting the legs out from under the plan, and then claiming victory over its assumed failure. That isn’t being right. It’s stacking the deck and gloating over the outcome.
Every day, since the election, I’ve been a mess of anxiety and worry. What will he do or say next? What shady appointment, conversation, or email will stir the pot next? What if the situation were reversed, and Hillary Clinton at the center of this insanity, what would happen? I’ll tell you what would happen … the republicans would be handing out subpoenas like free samples in front of a new lunch stand. There would be so many charges filed, hearings held, and calls for immediate impeachment flying around, it would be like a political hurricane was sweeping through.
It’s time to stand up to this insanity – republican, democratic, independent – whatever your political affiliation. Insanity is insanity. And in this case, it’s in sitting in the white house.
He’s the ultimate pot calling the kettle black. “Investigate those people, nothing to see over here.” “Do as I say, never mind what I’m doing.”, “it’s not my fault” … in other words … the buck stops wherever it’s convenient in order to avoid responsibility. If it benefits him, he crows “look at me!” but if it doesn’t – well, blame anyone else. The trump reality … for him it’s cherry picking what to believe … for us, it’s living with a temper-tantrum throwing child posing as president.
There’s a magnet on my refrigerator, “I love my country … it’s the government I’m afraid of”
Ain’t it the truth.