Posts Tagged ‘president’

Trolling the Polls…

July 17, 2020

… or were they polling the trolls?

Recent polls have come out to show the President has taken a beating lately.

But his numbers look positively rosy compared to those garnered by our Congress.

Phew! Yes, they are a little bit south of stinky, if you know what I mean.

About 80 percent of the population wants to see they ALL sent packing.

I don’t feel a lotta love for those guys.

But what – really – does this mean?

Nothing, of course.

Before the last Congressional elections, over 70 percent were polled wanting to oust ALL of Congress.

Only 6% of the population put their money where their mouth was.

Yes, all the maligned, much hated, malingerers were returned to their lofty places by that same disillusioned electorate.

Seems they speak their minds to the pollster but “fall into line” when they enter the election booth.

Perhaps it is fear of change. And that fear is too much. Better, they must think, to continue with the evil already known than to bring in some new devils as yet untested, untried.

And, in a couple of years, the approval numbers will sink even further.

Congress is nothing more than a reflection of us and the picture I see is a little grim.

Until we grow some cojones big enough we will be saddled with the same mediocre leadership.

Why not really shake things up this next election and vote for candidates who do not have the little [R] or [D] next to their names?

If we voted exclusively for those with [I] or [L] can you imagine what a fundamentally different government we would see?

But we won’t know if we continue to be too afraid to make that first, major, step.

Libertarian, Thanks… and You?

August 25, 2017

I find that plenty of people get mad at me for supporting President Trump.

I quite often get: “How could you vote for that person?”

The answer is, I didn’t.

Nor did I vote for Hillary.

I generally vote either independent or Libertarian.

So, I guess you could say I have gotten used to supporting Presidents I didn’t vote into office.

I have never shunned the nation because “that’s not my President”… anyone who claims such is, in my opinion, NOT an American.

As children we pledged allegiance to the flag of the country and to the nation, etc. That includes the Constitution and the whole messy thing we have called democratic processes.

The majority elected Trump.

And don’t quibble to me about the “electoral college” BS. Go learn a little behind the purpose of the EC, then come back and talk.

The majority – as defined by the Constitution we all profess to support – was Donald Trump. Period.

If you have ideological issues (a.k.a. being a sore loser) take it up with someone as clueless as yourself, commiserate all you want.

The remainder of the country has to get behind OUR President and support him. He IS us to the world. To keep calling him an idiot and keep throwing him under the bus really doesn’t show us in the best light to the rest of the world, does it? How can we show the world how great freedom and liberty are if we’re not willing to support the system that has worked for over two centuries.

If you didn’t like the outcome of the election… Guess what? In 2020 you get a chance to change it.

That’s what’s so great about this country.

If you still claim Trump is not your President, then you aren’t really an American… make like a tree… don’t let the border hit you on the butt as you’re leaving.

Maybe we’ll let you back in later… if we need to raise our quota of losers.

Kathy Griffin Just Lost Her Head for a Moment – Get Over It

June 3, 2017

(picture not shown as practically
everyone has already seen the
image of the bloody covfefe

Kathy Griffin’s rather tasteless “beheaded Trump” photo was a poor attempt at humor. Call it a poor decision at the end of a long day or whatever, but it has created quite the maelstrom.

Now her lawyer has gotten into the mix.

Apparently, no one involved knew that such a threat against the President – even in jest – was illegal. But, as Kathy’s lawyer should have known, ignorance of the law is no excuse. I thought even lawyers knew that.

So now the Secret Service is all up in her face and she’s a bit intimidated by it all… “it was just a joke!” she says. And she is, after all, a comedian and sometimes jokes do fall flat.

Now, CNN has fired her from their New Year’s Eve show… like when did CNN even care about what Trump thinks?

So, Ms Griffin has gotten a great amount of press over the past couple of days but I think we should really just move on. She doesn’t need a life sentence for her stunt, a mere slap on the hand should do, shouldn’t it?

Something should also be said about Brad Plumer’s recent NY Times article where he seems reticent to mention the President as anything but “Mister” Trump.

Sure, it’s not as bad as a beheading cartoon but it does continue the divisiveness that has come over the country of late.

“Not My President” has become a sort of rallying cry for the dividers. Strange, but I first came across the phrase where people were trying to distance themselves from the then President, Obama. I objected to it then and I object to it now. If the President of the country is not “your” President, if you would rather show him disrespect, or if you would rather behead him, then kindly leave and join a country where he would NOT be your President.

Otherwise, work to make the country better with what we currently have, learn to work together regardless of party preference (or comedic preference), and perhaps we will get a new leader in a few years… perhaps the one we should have had in 2016: Bernie Sanders.

Until then, stop tilting at windmills. It is too distracting and there is a lot of work to do.

Best Reality Show in Years

April 1, 2016

I have to hand it to The Donald, whoever came up with this newest showcase for his talent is a definite winner.

Imagine: Running for the Presidency! What a divine concept for a reality series. And it’s an audience participation show as well. We all can get involved.

I know there are some detractors who think the candidates should act… well, a little more “presidential” but don’t they know that won’t sell the advertisers’ products?

Tuning into the debate episodes anyone can find something to like: comedy, drama, mystery, and a boatload of sexual innuendo. This script has everything!!

I don’t know if they are continue it through the election and beyond but it has certainly been a riot so far.

I am already thinking of the Emmy going to Trump in the next award season. This guy is the tops and his current role makes his “You’re fired!” pale by comparison.

But I am just not completely certain there is a category for this stuff. Maybe they’ll make one up…

When it comes time to name the running mate, I hope he goes for Bozo the Clown.

Now, wouldn’t that be an awesomely entertaining ticket?