Wednesday, January 11, 2017

I'm sorry, I should have taken this guy more seriously...



I'm sorry....

About 18 months ago in the heat of the early Republican races for the Presidential nomination I said something that has since haunted me.

I said I liked Donald Trump....

At the time I was clear that I didn't feel he was qualified to lead a shift at a McDonald's let alone the most powerful country in the world but there was at least one defining virtue.

He wasn't much of a politician and that in itself was refreshing in a way.

Until his candidacy, it was looking like a rerun of the past 2 elections with the 2 political parties locked in their ideologies and ultimately out of touch with the concerns of their constituents.  He was to Conservative voters what Bernie Sanders was to Progressives.  

Maybe someone like him could change the talking points.

I had hoped that was as far as it would go.

But it didn't.

Little did we know that reality TV would have such an impact.  Who could have guessed that this cartoon of a man could possibly win.

Apparently a whole lot of people that watch cartoons did....

So today as I watched his first press conference since the election I was hoping that with all that he now "Knows" because of course he, "knows things the experts don't know" that maybe, just maybe,  the gravity of the office would have tempered his bravado.

Nope...

The press conference began with what could only be described as a childish rebuke by proxy delivered by his incoming press secretary.  That was followed by a rambling self-aggrandizement with every sentence punctuated with, "tremendous."

The dog and pony show continued with an elaborate presentation by one of Trump's lawyers who explained how legal gray areas would be utilized to the fullest while preserving the gracious and unassailable character of Saint Donald.

I'm sensing that whatever becomes of the Trump Presidency, the buck will never stop with him.

Truman is spinning in his grave...

I'm left thinking it wouldn't have been so bad if we had a President Romney or another Bush in the White House.

After this, I'm confident that YouTube is the next pop-culture wasteland to be harvested for political office.   

Just imagine the debates between the Flat Earth and Fake Moon constituencies!

What do you think?  Below is the actual press conference.  Come back in a year and see if anything's changed....

https://youtu.be/fAkumy7_Pbc?t=48m12s



Skip to 48:12 for the start....