“I don’t think <sic> could have lived any other way.
I don’t think he wanted to.
He was a crisis addict, a performance addict, a shameless pulpit orator and a scene-grabber.
He was a delusional enchanter and a persuader who saw himself as God’s golden boy, and he wrecked a lot of people’s lives.”
John Le Carre
The title of this post comes courtesy of Hockeylvr42 on tumblr whose post begins with those words <note: I will close with his words at the end of the post>.
Anyway. Hockeylvr42 and I agree on several things.
The main thing we agree on is that the Trump show is tiring.
It used to be mildly amusing but now it is time that someone pushed the clown car off the road and into some ditch to be forgotten.
Please note that I while I want this Trump thing to fade into the deep recesses of history and forget that it ever happened … I do not have any desire to forget the 37% or so of the population who felt desperate enough to actually think Trump could solve whatever issues the country has.
In fact I am depending on them to continue to speak out with their grievances and worries and ideas. They deserve to be heard and they deserve what is due them <if anything is due>.
As for that 37% <and to those worried about Trump winning> just remember Trump had only about 37% of the Republican primary vote on the date Kasich & Cruz dropped out of the race. I would also note that it appears his ceiling in the general election remains around that 37% <in some polls it appears like an additional 3-5% may vote for him simply out of party affiliation>.
Why the Trump clown car should get off the road.
He has absolutely no experience in public office. Zero. Not even a high school student council member
Almost every day he says or does something that by would have disqualified previous nominees <and the sheer accumulation of them would disqualify almost anyone for any office .. for Life>.
He does not really have policies beyond headlines and emotional stances.
He defies truth and believability daily <Trump says, “Mexico will pay for the wall!” Mexico says, “We will not pay for your fucking wall.” And Trump says the same thing again the next day>.
Building a wall and having Mexico pay for it; renegotiating free trade agreements; “bombing the hell out of Isis” and “taking their oil”.
Able to garner free media with a single tweet.
Has hit record lows with minority voters, reaching 0% in one recent poll of African Americans. Is also is being massively outspent and outorganized by Clinton.
Ignoring a temperament which suggests he can not only be baited by a simple tweet … he is less qualified for the job than most likely 80% of American citizens of this nation if only for the fact that the 80% possesses a sense of humility, an understanding that parents who lose children receive condolences not dismissal and have some sense of respect for the responsibility that comes with being a president.
Trump is a colossal douchebag.
He is an asshat who hides behind lawyers and 140 character tweets.
A junior high school social studies class knows more than be does about the constitution, laws and government.
He is a bully leader.
I would even question he knows how to actually run a business … if anything he is a deal maker but running an actual business? I am not so certain.
I’m not naive enough to think that voters make decisions based on a deep analysis of the candidates’ positions on the issues <because if they did Clinton would win easily>.
People more often vote based on impressions of the candidates … impressions mostly created on some dubious & imperfect information about what the candidates have said and done <which is often articulated by their own paid surrogates and then translated by TV pundits>.
You either love it or you hate it.
But please, please, don’t anyone suggest you would vote for Trump beyond simply “I don’t know what he will do but I believe he is going to do some shit.”
Any answer other than that <which, frankly, is as valid a reason as anything> is bullshit.
While Hockeylvr42 is going to share his ‘so fuck you Donald’ … here is mine.
Fuck you Donald Trump. I have enough to worry about without having to constantly worry about you and whether you can, or will, do your job. While I certainly seek greatness for the highest position in our country, at minimum, part of that greatness is constancy & steadiness. If my ship is going into a storm I don’t want some yelling captain constantly tweeting how stupid the meteorologists were for offering the wrong forecast … I want a steady hand, a consistent hand and a calm hand. I don’t want to worry about what is happening at the wheel of the ship. I want to go about doing what I need to do.
So, fuck you, you make me worry. And I am not a worrier. And I hate, fucking hate, worrying. And it is all because of you, you colossal douchebag.
I am tired of the Trump show and I want it over.
One more thing.
America is a unique country with a unique character.
We are a complex intertwining of individual ‘just do it’ mentality and a larger ‘we the people.’
So when someone stands up attempting to represent my country and says “I will fix it” I want to say “fuck you, you asshat.”
We will do it.
I will do my part.
And WE will fucking fix it.
Just as Booker Washington said … ““… be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress.”
With those words ringing in my ears I raise my hand in a fist of pride, dignity, responsibility, honor and integrity and shake it at Trump … and then flip him off and say ‘fuck you.’
Pick up a dollar bill Donald … read it you asshat …
E Pluribus Unum.
Out of many, one.
Hockeylvr42 on tumblr.
*Self appointed member to the science side of tumblr* *FUCK TRUMP* *Connoisseur of puns* *I’m anonymous beyond that*
So… ya know what?
Fuck you Donald Trump. Fuck your plans for office, and fuck your incredibly fucked up beliefs. You don’t deserve the most powerful position in the world.
You would find a way to abuse that much power and somehow turn it into a joke. America does not need a child who thrives on insults and never considers himself wrong as its’ president. America does not need a racist fuck making decisions that will affect millions of Americans, and we do not need someone who’s ego and arrogance will overpower his ability to be a formal representative of the United States of America.
Donald Trump, you are not going to make this country great again. You are going to turn this country into a mockery in front of the entire world.