A shot to the exhaust port

It’s probably not a good idea to assume that Donald Trump will save the world:

Trump is old enough and patriotic enough that he still strongly, strongly believes in the American system of government. He believes not that it has been intentionally destroyed and rebuilt as a grotesque perversion of its former self, but that it has merely gone astray and can still be repaired. Worse yet, he believes that most of the elected officials in charge of the monstrosity share his ambition to put it back on the right track, needing only proper leadership to help steer things out of the ditch and back on the highway again.

None of that is true. The people he’s relying on to either be persuaded or respond positively to the will of the people they misrule are the ones who wrecked things in the first place — and, as I said, they did it on purpose. Even his own damned party is actively working to thwart his attempt to drain the Swamp; it couldn’t be more obvious by now that the Vichy GOPers don’t want the damned thing drained, despite years of promising to do exactly that. They’re all good with the dysfunctional and nonviable status quo, thanks, and are quite willing to fight vigorously to sustain it.

Yep. The G in GOP now stands for “Generals,” as in the Washington Generals, as in the designated loser to the Globetrotters. How often do the Generals actually win? Maybe three times out of every seventeen thousand.

Donald Trump isn’t exactly a quick study. But we really can’t wait for him to catch on.


  1. McGehee »

    17 February 2019 · 7:25 pm

    Mike may be right, but the next step to ending the dysfunctional status quo is more likely to resemble 49 B.C. than 2020 A.D. — or, if one thinks that has already happened, 27 B.C.

  2. hollyh »

    18 February 2019 · 8:12 am

    Trump has appointed a coal baron to be head of the EPA (link below), and also appointed numerous greedy and corrupt officials who have been asked to step down (Zinke, Pruitt, Flynn, for example). How in the WORLD can anybody still say, with a straight face, that he is trying to “drain the swamp”?


  3. CGHill »

    19 February 2019 · 12:43 pm

    The next item down on Trump’s list of Eternal Verities is “Reward your friends.” Inevitably, some of those friends prove to be, um, more problematic than others.

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