Friday, January 20, 2017
Donald Trump and the Republicans are the game now. Let me make some predictions on things that lie ahead. First and foremost, patriotism, nationalism and respect for our leaders will be in. If you don't do that you will be a shameful American. Criticism will be tantamount to treason. I remember during Cheney/Bush if you didn't support the Commander and Chief and his war plan you didn't support the troops and were aiding the enemy. Of course when Obama became President the words Commander and Chief never crossed their lips and that whole President/troops thing was out too. But it is back in again. Patriotism on their terms will be a necessity.
After 8 years of no government sanctioned fear mongering fear will be back . It's big for '17. There will soon be all kinds of things to fear. Of course we must fight all these fears at any cost. It's more important to build a wall or build more military implements than it is to help our own citizens or make improvements to our country. Fear paralyzes you so you notice nothing else. Which leads to what comes next.
They will be enriching the richest of the rich while telling you it is freedom. Their freedom will turn out to be mostly freedom for business and corporations and not for individuals or workers. I readily agree that government is deeply lacking right now all around but diminishing the power of government diminishes the influence of your vote or even elections as a whole. I don't want total government control but I want it to shape our society and not corporations and banksters.
200 dollars in tax cuts for you and 200 million for Dons crowd.
More things privatized for more cost to you and more profit for them. Up first, more toll roads.
It's all coming your way. Nostraronmus has seen...Besides they are totally predictable if nothing else.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
More on the rule of law. But now it seems to be something to ignore. It's the time for exceptions. Everybody shows their taxes so we can see where and who your beneficial interests are? Nope, we are making an exception. The law prohibits nepotism but that one is out too. We are making an exception. The emoluments clause to the Constitution and the mountain of conflicts of interest. A problem for all other politicians but for Don, making an exception. "But what is he gonna do!" they cry. He shouldn't be prohibited from being President because he is successful. Actually if he can't fulfill all the requirements under the rule of law then yes he should be prohibited. Pick one or the other.
The idea that the President, as the image to the world from our country should represent, at the least represent, some agreed morals and values is apparently dead. Or are we just making an exception? If Barack Obama performed like Don did at his first press conference he would have been labeled the angry black man. If Ted Cruz would have done it he would have been the angry white male. But apparently we are making an exception for orange.
Don has said and done things that no other person from Mike Pence and Ted Cruz to Bernie Sanders, would be allowed to get away with. Be it not liking soldiers who get captured to banning religions to killing terrorists families. But Don gets an exception. We even have to break the law to confirm his Defense Secretary(who actually might be one of his better choices otherwise). We are making an exception for Don. Seems the only way he can even operate is with exceptions. That is why I call Donald J. Trump the EXCEPTIONal President.