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Friday, July 20, 2018

A Nation on High Alert as the Highest Office Resides at an All Time Low

There is a sense of dread that attaches to this presidency. It is the unshakeable feeling that tomorrow there will be some disaster, almost always manufactured from the brain of Mr. Trump, that will serve to lessen our democracy, imperil the well being of our country, diminish our standing in the global community and generally give me a headache and/or a stomachache.

So now we have extended an invitation to Mr. Putin to come play in Washington. After this past week's debacle, why is Mr. Trump doubling down? To undo the humiliation, to prove he is immune to criticism, to suggest he is the master of a universe in which the first word that comes to mind is dunce?

But it is not only here that the President's incompetence is so staggering. It is in everything he considers, from the tariffs, to NATO, from Canada to Mexico, from the first Amendment to the second, from white supremacists to mass black incarceration. His total lack of preparation, of judgment, of insight combined with all the wrong instincts as immigrants get treated like a disease and morality is considered a four letter word, creates a nation on perpetual high alert.

This is a dark moment in our nearly 250 year experiment. Led by an arrogant fool, the next crisis merely a stray thought and a tweet away. 

This is not how the Founding Fathers drew it up. The highest office now uncomfortably residing at an all time low.

4 comments:

John Migliaccio said...

Yes. But in the grand order of the universe, or at least here on earth, low-tide is followed by high-tide. The mid-term elections are afoot, and we can be the moon pulling the tide higher and higher. Get out the vote, and vote him and his obsequious cronies back to where they belong.

John Migliaccio said...

Yes. But in the grand order of the universe, or at least here on earth, low-tide is followed by high-tide. The mid-term elections are afoot, and we can be the moon pulling the tide higher and higher. Get out the vote, and vote him and his obsequious cronies back to where they belong.

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Anonymous said...

Sickening and sicker every day. PB