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Showing posts with label US Presidents. Show all posts
Showing posts with label US Presidents. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Unpresidential As Any US President.

...Lazy And Preoccupied With Growing Overt Racism

Our history includes US Presidents who each in their own manner worked hard to make the United States a better nation. Modern US history includes all past precedents as hard-working, committed leaders who stood tall and lived credible and honest lives.

Well, I used the word "all" as a qualifier out of habit with full knowledge the US Presidency requires a special breed of human being. Our presidential history let us with Obama as a president who often read briefs and critical documents well into the wee hours of each morning.  He was reported to start each day at breakfast with his family and reports also included US Presidents was generally well into his day by 9AM. Trump offers an unfathomable contrast to the  Short Sleeper Syndrome Obama. 

Trump's leaked work schedule is all a rational person needs to come to the conclusion he is a lazy and preoccupied man. Last week Axios followed other media reports in linking to Trump's schedule for the first week of February.

Recall the following?

My point is well beyond a lazy and preoccupied denizen of the Oval Office.  Let's take a quick jaunt to a national disgrace which seems to be imbued in all things Trump and many in his GOP: racism. 

Early today Trump offered up a tweet just after 9AM when one would think a US President would be about the business of leading a nation. 

Gallup Poll: “Open Borders will potentially attract 42 million Latin Americans.” This would be a disaster for the U.S. We need the Wall now!
attract 42 million Latin Americans?" "Latins?"
What would be the reaction of Trump's hordes of MAGA bigots if the prospect of refugee immigrant was from our northern border and the asylum seekers where white French Canadian?
Alas, the social horrors of the nation's president. Yet there should be no surprise. Trump's bigotry and racism are as clear as his comb-over and his orange skin paste.


How could we end this piece without our daily reminder of Trump as a PT Barnum like a pathological liar? Last night Trump visited El Paso, TX. would you know he came away spewing that which is most important to him: lies about crowds sizes.  Beto O'Rourke spoke at a counter-rally mere hours before Trump took the stage.

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

US Presidents Worst To First And The Electoral College

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US Presidents worst to first. CBS News.  Guess which US President sits in the worst slot?  You are correct!

I really do wonder if the crafters of the US Constitution intended to create a voting process which totally disregarded the popular vote. While, history has taught, the crafters most assuredly relished the thought of the moneyed class carrying more voting weight and clout, I do recall reports of an effort to equalize the influence of agrarian and non-agrarian states.

The Electoral College has wornout its usefulness as the nation has grown to over 130 million voters.  Yet, we find a clear case of a veritable nut case in the white House (backed buy socially and economically regressive Republicans) leading the nation due to an electoral victory. Trump lost the popular vote by 2.8 million votes. Where is the consideration of 1776 Continental Congress without thoughts of the vote without cable TV producers and hosts as well as newspapers calling elections as if sitting through a football game? Ever more germane, when did the General Election process become a process which settles its matters before 2AM the wee hours morning after election day. Surely, from 1776 to some point in US history it took weeks if not months to settle on election wins and loses.

Former Department of Labor Secretary, Bill Clinton Administration, has a great suggestive review of the electoral process.

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