Sunday, November 05, 2017

Trump's Popularity: The Long, Slow Train Wreck

I see this as a race at this point. Not a normal kind of race. But: who will become more repulsive by 2020? The GOP or the Dems? The GOP has its star player...the LeBron Michael Jordan of Presidential crapitude. The Dems have insanity by committee, and are frantically trying to bring up more and more crazy from their far-left activist farm team. Amidst all the calls to Go left, young person of unspecific gender, I hope someone will suggest running some of those giant puppets from anti-World-Bank protests as candidates for Congress. Come to think of it...they probably wouldn't be the worst Democratic Congresspuppets out  there...
   I reckon the Pubs will get slaughtered in the midterms, as the incumbent party always does. But, after that, who knows? I still kinda think basically what I've always kinda thought: Trump is so repulsive and incompetent that he'll bring in his wake a tsunamic backlash of left-wing insanity. Apres lui, le deluge. DeVos has been a godsend...but she's an outlier. And thus far all she's really had to do to be a hero is rescind some utterly loony actions by the previous bunch. Not being utterly insane is not normally seen as a major qualification for a cabinet post. But in the valley of the blind, the one-eyed etc. is etc.
   But, then, I predicted that Trump would be impeached by what I know. In retrospect, that wasn't just wrong, it was stupid. (I also made another prediction somewhere: two years. That's also stupid, as should be obvious by now.)
   On the bright side, we're 1/4 of the way through this. My hope now is that this makes everybody realize that the power of the Presidency has to be radically reigned in. Though I doubt that's a rational hope.


Blogger Pete Mack said...

A lot of 'hoping' in this post. 'Hope is not a plan.'

1:46 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

It's the best I've got...

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you read "The Cult of the Presidency" by Gene Healy? Even before Trump it was a powerful argument for reigning in the office. Unfortunately, that would mean Congress would need to make some decisions and it has perverse institutional interests that prevent it from actually governing.

5:13 PM  

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