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(73,646 posts)
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 01:04 AM Mar 2017

I'm on my iPod right now...

So, because of this temporary inconvenience, you all should be fortunately spared the hassle of reading another one my long winded, stream of consciousness rants where I'm telling everyone something that they already know. No promises, though.

But I just wanted to know how many of you believe that Trump is haphazardly and, without any inclination that he's doing any of this, engaged in a campaign to destroy America in order to "save" it.

That's something that radical ideologues usually try to do, yet he's not an ideologue, he's outsourcing his brain to them and they're directing his hand. He's nothing more than their tool, their vessel to carry their own bitter poisons.

I look at how he's defunding the rest of the government in order to feed an already bloated military. After he's done, if he gets his way, what will be left in this country worth defending? It makes no sense.

As far as his job of being President, he couldn't care less about the work and the responsibility. As a supremely narcissistic and self-esteem deficient individual, he's only concerned with the prestige and attention that he thinks he's entitled to.

Apparently, instead of the needs of the American people, this nation and our overall position and responsibility as the western world's leader, he's cares more about the people and places that share his own name.

How many of you would doubt that if Trump honestly answered a question, whether or not he'd fly around in aircraft emblazoned with his own name instead of Air Force One and Marine One if he could, he'd say yes to that in a heartbeat?

Of course, he would. That's his brand, the thing closest to his own heart. It's completely obvious.

That's all he's about today. He doesn't know how things are supposed to work and he couldn't care less. To himself, that's clearly the job of other people. People whose primary qualification for their jobs is unquestioning loyalty to him. Loyalty, of course, which is not obligated to be reciprocal.

Unlike any of his predecessors, he utterly has no idea that he's doing any harm. Even when previous Oval Office residents engaged in some policy that ended up being reckless or harmful, they were doing so under some mistaken or delusional idea that they were doing the right thing. Unlike them, Trump is both too lazy and distracted to care. As President, he has specific responsibilities for the function of government. A job that he took a solemn oath to uphold. When he says that parts of it "will fail," he can not or will not take any ownership of that prospective failure.

He thinks that he can blame others and disavow his own position. Madness.

When I was younger, I used to watch Schoolhouse Rock on Saturday mornings and one of my favorites was "I'm Just A Bill." It was a straight forward and informative description of the legislative process, done with one of the catchiest tunes ever. I'm quite sure that any person who has seen and remembered that simple cartoon will know more about The Constitutional process than Trump has ever known or will ever care to know.

And that's some scary shit.

That's enough for now. Anyway, hope I didn't bore you all again and I hope you're all coping with all of this BS. Thanks for your time.

Remember, self-care first and foremost, everyone, so that we can look out for each other.

Goodnight and as always, FDT.

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Laffy Kat

(16,454 posts)
1. Don't think he's really thinking at all or that he has a plan to save or destroy the country.
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 01:18 AM
Mar 2017

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It's simply about wallowing in his own power the way a pig wallows in mud. It feels good to him.


(211,566 posts)
5. I have to agree with you, especially since he continues to have "campaign rallies"
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 01:09 PM
Mar 2017

Rather than doing the extremely important job at hand. He loved the adoration - or whatever that was - and doesn't want it to be over. I don't think he expected to win - I mean, who did? - but now that he's got the job, he's doing what he's always done, take advantage of anyone or any situation to make money. And his adult children are just the same, trading on his influence. What's good for the country or ordinary Americans just never enters their minds.


(92,291 posts)
2. Goodnight, MrS. I don't know what to think, anymore. At some point my brain...
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 01:35 AM
Mar 2017

...just went on overload and I don't think it can absorb any more. I think it happened a couple of weeks ago, and it's kind of scary. I looked in the mirror tonight and realized that I look several years older than I did just two months ago.

Bannon, with Trump's happy help, is trying to destroy us, and so is Putin. They are truly evil, and they are getting a lot of help from inside this country. FDT, and damn them all to Hell.


(1,394 posts)
3. That thought has crossed my mind...
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:41 AM
Mar 2017

then he does something so incredibly stupid and I wonder if I am giving him too much credit. I don't know...I go back and forth.


(73,646 posts)
4. I have no reason to believe that he'll ever do the right things for the right reasons
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 12:57 PM
Mar 2017

So far, he only cares about self-interest.

His intentions rarely vary.

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