It’s an established fact that Politicians are good at bullshit but the Republicans are especially adept at polishing that bullshit till it shines– then presenting it to the America people as diamonds. Therefore, the new president isn’t doing anything revolutionary here, he is just clumsy at it– lacks the GOP’s special refining tools to effectively polish his brand of turd.
That makes it easier to see past the glossy veneer to the bullshit beneath and oh how the pile has grown in just one week. Capitol Hill Republicans have completely abandoned all pretense at sense and sensibilities as they gleefully ride the wave of victory. As for the Democrats—well let’s just surmise that they too have shed the coat of principles they use to pretend to wear. With that kind of partisan neutering on The Hill, Donald J. Trump and his clan are remaking America in their image and likeness as quickly as they can. With sledgehammers, axes, hatchets and muskets in hand, the slash and burn in progress is impressive. Who knew imperialism could look so great again.
Left in the sandbox unimpeded, our head toddler in the White House is busily moving the sand around, piling it in different corners while throwing some in the eyes of those nearby. Being the child that he is, he doesn’t understand or care that he isn’t changing the amount of sand in the sandbox, merely rearranging the composition. And as the dizzying array of executive orders continue, probable more in one week than President Obama signed in his 8 years in office, he is causing some damage with the grains he threw in the eyes of folks.
Like the epic fail on Thursday, when Trump tried to strong-arm Mexico into paying for “the much-needed wall.” (His words, not mine). Suffice it to say that didn’t go well and the president had to walk back his “braggadocios” faster than a New York minute.
His latest sand throwing is causing even more controversy-the Muslim registry. One more turd polished atop the swiftly growing pile, bans anyone from seven countries from entry into the U.S. (All under the guise of protecting the citizenry from another set of “dangerous brown folks).” The Orange One conveniently left out the three countries where he does business—Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt. Incidentally those are ones where terrorism has directly affected the U.S. Most of the 9/11 terrorists came from Saudi Arabia, Egypt has a sham democracy and Turkey seems to have deadly attacks daily. But there is a silver lining to this executive order. Christians in those banned countries may be granted special waivers to escape the persecution. Talk about religious profiling run amok. Muslims being persecuted cannot enter but Christians can. Even sounds unconstitutional or at least Un-American to me but what do I know.
Earlier in the week, Obamacare got its stroke of that special executive pen. The edict is sort of legislatively impotent but the optics looks really good for his low information base. Make it hard, real hard, red state governors, to implement healthcare in your state. Forget you have more poverty, minimum wage jobs and people who desperately need healthcare–do it anyway.
The thing is, candidate Trump had loudly told us what he was going to do if he got to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, so no surprise here. High on the agenda was building a wall on our southern border to keep out all the rapists, murderers, anchor babies and drug kingpins Mexico was sending across to kill, pilfer, grab women by the meow, get welfare, Obamacare and free green cards/citizenship, steal our good, below minimum waged jobs, without paying any taxes and pollute the gene pool of “real Americans” to become the dominate ones. Alt-Righters like Steve Bannon cannot let that happen.
Next was repelling Obamacare and replacing it with—well nothing. But that doesn’t matter when stylistic optics are more important than substance. So in that vein, the new regime is off to a rip-roaring start. If only that “dishonest media” would just keep its mouth shut for a minute and listen. Let the child with his first box of crayons continue to scribble maniacally.
Forget massive conflicts of interest, the Valdie Pootie connection, Russian hacking, flagrant nepotism, monetizing the presidency, crowd size and other lies, stunning incompetence, flammable tweets,purging of State Dept. top personnel, censoring of federal employees, imposing martial law in Chicago, incredible disrespectful visit to CIA Headquarters, epic fail at diplomacy with an ally, losing friends and befriending enemies, freezing federal jobs while hiring thousands of border patrol officers, forcing taxpayers to pay for an estimated $12-15 billion wall while simultaneously working hard to gut healthcare for said taxpayers—and surrounded by the most inexperienced, controversial cabinet in modern history.
Nothing to see over here media, shut up and sit your ass down. What His Imperial Majesty and his cohorts do is none of your business. Period.