Wednesday, November 16, 2016


I am known for not very often dropping f-bombs but holy shit, we are about to be governed by the mother of all clusterfucks in the history of the United States.  

Kindly Doc Maddow pointed out on her show Monday night that, so far, the president-elect and/or his staff have not yet returned calls from the Departments of State and Defense, as well as calls from the CIA and the NSA. This must make people in those minor federal agencies a little verklempt. Stories are leaking that the president had to point out to the president-elect that the job of being president is harder than it looks. And the president-elect wants to give some of his children, the ones who will be running his blind trust, which is neither, top-security clearance because there's nothing that can possibly go wrong with that. And that was just the last two days.

...My internal organs began to liquefy on Sunday night when, under not-entirely-hostile questions from 60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl, the president-elect clearly didn't know how the Supreme Court works, nor did he know how its decisions operate on the country at large.

"They'll be pro-life, they'll be — in terms of the whole gun situation, we know the Second Amendment and everybody's talking about the Second Amendment and they're trying to dice it up and change it, they're going to be very pro-Second Amendment. But having to do with abortion if it ever were overturned, it would go back to the states. So it would go back to the states and —"
"Yeah, but then some women won't be able to get an abortion?" Stahl asked.
"No, it'll go back to the states," Trump replied.

And if some states ban it?
"Yeah, well, they'll perhaps have to go — they'll have to go to another state," Trump said.
OK, I don't agree. But it's not an unfamiliar position. But then they talked about marriage equality and I ended up pretty much being thrown from the vehicle.

"Well, I guess the issue for them is marriage equality. Do you support marriage equality?" she asked. "It — it's irrelevant because it was already settled. It's law. It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean it's done," Trump said. "So even if you appoint a judge that — " Stahl prodded. "It's done. It — you have — these cases have gone to the Supreme Court," Trump said. "They've been settled. And, I'm fine with that."

Every president learns on the job. Even presidents who start out as vice-presidents learn on the job. There are vice presidents who have the job dropped on their heads who have to learn on the job, and they get up to speed in a couple of hours. The president-elect doesn't seem to have any clue at all what he's in for, and there doesn't seem to be anyone smart or well-versed enough in either his family or his entourage to sit him down and attach the training wheels except the guy he's replacing.

Donald Trump litereally doesn't have the first idea of what he's just been chosen by the fucking electoral college, against the wishes of a majority of voters. to do and if he doesn't produce a total catastrophe it will be by mere chance.  And lots of the people he's appointing to run things for him are hell bent on producing one by intention.   

I don't think there is anyone in the world who doesn't have some investment in pretending the American Constitution is the wisest of all possible documents who doesn't see that it has produced a horrifying and decadent horror of the kind that, if people survive it, will be written about like the fall of the Roman Republic, the rise of the Third Reich and other epic disasters in history.   And our media, NPR, CBS, CNN.... are pretending everything's cool.  

I wish Barack Obama would finally, finally exercise some responsibility and warn everyone that things are about to blow.  This is certainly going to be worse than the financial meltdown of 2008 in every way. 

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