Thursday, December 15, 2016

Stuck On Stages Two And Four

"To err is human, to forgive, divine" - Alexander Pope
"Alexander Pope never had to live in a world with Donald Trump" - Paul Wartenberg

Everything Trump represents sickens and horrifies me.

This is the most unqualified, sadistic, uneducated, ill-informed, ill-humored human being to ever reach the office of the Presidency of the United States. That is saying something in a field made up of Andrew Jackson, John Tyler, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, and Warren Harding.

At least terrible Presidents like Millard Fillmore, U.S. Grant and Jimmy Carter had their virtues and achieved some things that did not harm the nation. At least dangerous Presidents like Jackson or LBJ or Nixon were crafty or showed some respect towards the Constitution and the office they served.

Trump will do no such thing.

Trump will defy every law, ignore every protocol, insult every citizen that does not serve his wants.

He's already ignoring the conflicts of interests his business dealings have with the integrity of the Office of the President. His claims of putting things into a "blind trust" are turning out to be like all the other lies he's spun his entire life. The possibility Trump will violate the Emoluments Clause in the Constitution itself is bordering on 100 percent happening.

The recent meeting Trump held with the leaders of the Tech Industry - with his own children who are managing his financial "empire" - had the look and feel of him getting an idea which companies and CEOs he could shakedown for bad business deals. Anyone remember the gangster conference in the Godfather? Yeah, like that, with Trump as Barzini.

Harding was never this bad. At least Grant never profited from the graft of his own administration. Nixon for all his sins never crossed so many lines that Trump threatens to cut to shreds.

We're facing not just one Constitutional crisis, but a series of them, one laid atop another like a stack of bent playing cards that will blow itself down the second someone sneezes at it.

We are at the beginning of an age of failure and despair, where the kleptocrats huddle to form a kakistocracy, led by a con artist whose disasters underscore every lie he's ever told, and Trump has told so many.

If I'm in a dour and depressed mood, this is just one of the many reasons why.

To hell with the Five Stages of Grief. I'm stuck on Anger and Depression, to hell with Bargaining and to HELL AND DAMNATION with Acceptance.

What the hell, America. What. The. Hell.


dinthebeast said...

Don't forget plain old stupid incompetence: On his phone call with Erdogan, Trump sang the praises of his Turkish business partners in Istanbul. Now Erdogan has jailed the entire family as leverage toward the extradition of Fethullah Gulen (who Erdogan is blaming the whole "coup" on) from Pennsylvania.

-Doug in Oakland

Paul said...

Trump never read "How to Win Friends and Influence People," did he?

Then again, he never read "See Spot Run" either.