04.02.2017 01:09 PM

Their dishonest “president”

Quite the Los Angeles Times editorial, the first in a series. Read it here.

It was no secret during the campaign that Donald Trump was a narcissist and a demagogue who used fear and dishonesty to appeal to the worst in American voters. The Times called him unprepared and unsuited for the job he was seeking, and said his election would be a “catastrophe.”

Still, nothing prepared us for the magnitude of this train wreck. Like millions of other Americans, we clung to a slim hope that the new president would turn out to be all noise and bluster, or that the people around him in the White House would act as a check on his worst instincts, or that he would be sobered and transformed by the awesome responsibilities of office. Instead, seventy-some days in — and with about 1,400 to go before his term is completed — it is increasingly clear that those hopes were misplaced.

4 Comments

  1. Robert Frindt says:

    “Trump derangement syndrome” is starting to remind me of Brexit denial by the Remainers – and likely to be about as successful.

  2. AK says:

    Well… we all hoped for the best, but also kind of expected this out of this clown. So no real surprise. The only thing that has truly surprised me is how the Vichy Republicans are so willing to sell their country down the river for partisan advantage, and get right in the clown car with him. So much for checks and balances. Shame.

    Now here’s to hoping that great nations’ institutions can survive a four year assault.

  3. The Doctor says:

    Yes, the Constitution should be interpreted to reflect the prevailing world view of a time when only white male landowners could vote and slavery was legal and socially acceptable.

    • The Doctor says:

      Gordie’s unique definition of “leftist” = “anyone who is critical of Donald Trump.”

      Among the leftists in Gord’s universe: Mitt Romney, the Koch Brothers, Charles Krauthammer, John McCain, David Frum, large swaths of the US intelligence community, and approximately 65% of the US population.

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