The part of Trump’s presidency I like the best is his feud with the intelligence community. It’s fun to see …
Bush is not our first bad president, nor is he responsible for everything bad in American culture at the moment. Yet for him to set himself up as a critic of current morals is hard to abide. If he had brought such a critical eye to his own behavior, and most importantly to his own decisions, he might see less to dislike now. He might have been able to stop himself from leading his country into ruin.
If he wants to force them to behave a certain way during public rites like the national anthem, why doesn’t he simply line up a bunch of dummies at the sideline during the music? If he puts helmets on his dummies, television cameras and fans can’t tell the difference.
Let everyone in the stands show kneeling players a sign of support during the national anthem. Salute them. It takes courage. You won’t be a son of a bitch.
If the United States government finds the citizens who fund it contemptible, it invites a reciprocal response from the same taxpayers.
If media came to appreciate their deficiency or their failure, how they enabled a once vibrant republic to reach its current low point, they would have to cut their own chains. Most addicts need help to do that.
One helpful reminder is that nothing Trump has threatened to do, however horrible or outlandish, comes close to the damage Bush and Cheney did when they started the Iraq war.
He tweets his own foolishness, then gets mad when people don’t believe him. He throws mini-tantrums in his sleep, and uses terms like FAKE NEWS! with such abandon that few, even his supporters, care what he says anymore.
Donald Trump is not responsible for crimes committed before he was elected president, but he sought leadership of the government that committed them. Do you want to follow him?
One recommendation you can’t escape: let’s drop the term conspiracy theory from our political vocabulary. Let’s drop the adjectives, too, like reprehensible, crazy, and dangerous.
Many Republicans and establishment types outside the party still want him, even expect him to act like a president. People wanted Caligula to act like an emperor, too.
We will have to see what Mueller’s investigation actually produces. Meanwhile, I’m happy to say, theories about shady people who conspire to do bad things are back in vogue right now.