The Pardu

The Pardu
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

And, He Would Be King

There is something really wrong with this picture.

Yesterday's around the table effusion about Donald Trump seemed to mimic the act of a tyrant among suckling servants. It was an obviously staged event during a time when Trump is dropping in opinion polls like a boulder falling into Lake Tahoe. 

OK, 63 million Americans voted to place a reality show TV celebrity in the White House. a full 46.9 (47) % of US voters opted to cast non-vote, thus enabling that path tot he White House. are we starting to see the errors of their ways? Does American history include any form of behavior like that we witnessed in the Cabinet Room?

Any person with even a miNUTE degree of a rational mental state could see through the charade. It was as staged as an on-camera agenda item was as Trump reading opening statements. Reading, I will add as if being read by a third grader.

MSNBC's Steve Benen published a piece after the meeting which illustrates the point.
Donald Trump, meanwhile, hosted his first full cabinet meeting this morning, and it wasn’t like anything we’ve ever seen, at least in the United States. The Washington Post reported:
President Trump on Monday used his first full-fledged Cabinet meeting to try to make a case that, despite the Russian investigation and other distractions, his administration is racking up accomplishments at a record clip.
“Never has there been a president, with few exceptions – case of FDR, he had a major depression to handle – who has passed more legislation and who has done more things than what we’ve done,” Trump, referring to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, said during the meeting at the White House.
It seems entirely plausible to me that Trump has no idea what “legislation” means, and when he signs executive orders and glorified press releases, he thinks he’s breaking major new policy ground. 
But if you watch the C-SPAN video from the cabinet room, note that after the president’s odd praise for himself, Trump went around the room, offering each member of his cabinet an opportunity to talk about how much they like him and are proud to serve in his administration. With few exceptions, that’s precisely what they did.
The American public loves reality TV. From the far too many singing contest shows, Old and worn-out game shows (e.g. Family Feud) through seasonal survival shows (some are literally pathetic), to giggling sitcoms with all topped off by entertaining cable news networks which only rarely provide real newsworthy segments. Networks which fill hour upon hour with "panels", so-called experts, and facilitating hosts; all producing ratings hunting broadcasts. The Trump "effusing" cabinet session was classically made for TV bull crap comparable to all of the aforementioned TV entertainment while an indication of Trump's total lack of grounding in reality.

What confident leader would need such ego polishing? We have never seen such a mind shaping act in the full span of recorded US History. The need for such praise generally manifests in one form or another, among dictators and despots. But what about the over-the-top nature of the staged praise? Could the viewer actually believe anyone at the table would refuse to reap praise on Trump?  Why does Trump need such praise?  

Well, actually we have seen why it is important.

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It is about reaching the millions who fail to see the total incompetence of Trump in the White House in addition to his personal need for worshippers.  

Round Two

Pandering and Deifying

Let's take a quick visit with another case of living in an alternate universe, Trump's daughter recently sat on camera while offering a full accounting of the Trump world and its lack of a foundation in reality.  

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