Monday, January 16, 2017

Thinking About Politics Again

It’s hard not to start thinking about politics considering what is going to happen in a week’s time. It’s even harder to believe that Trump is going to be president. This past weeks in all likelihood shows just how crazy a Trump presidency will be. All shorts of shit real and imagined hit the proverbial fan this week. This week also reinforced just how thin skinned Trump is. No criticism can go unanswered. No person is free of being belittled by him. You have to wonder how he’ll deal with foreign leaders. What will he do when he can’t get his way? In other words how does he respond when he looses.

There’s an interesting column in today’s Post by Jennifer Rubin (a conservative columnist that I rarely if ever agree with) It posits 10 questions that Rubin believes will determine Trump’s fate.

One in particular I find interesting: Can he be a mourner in chief?. It implies that Trump will have to have empathy will people. And I just can’t see it. Everything has to be about Trump. I cannot for the life of me see how he comforts people after a disaster or some terrible event like the Orlando shooting.

So there are some quick thoughts political for now. I stepped away from commenting because I got so disgusted with what has been happening over the last few years. Most of this has to do with the actions that Republicans have taken by putting party first above everything else.

Like repealing Obamacare but having no plan to replace it. Speaker Ryan says that by the end of 2017 they will come up with a plan. And this should be believed why because they’ve had five years to come up with a plan and have failed.

It will be interesting to see what plans if any they come up with for all the programs and policies they opposed under Obama. I think they are in for a rude awakening. It’s really easy to say no when there are no really consequences for it. But now they have to have ideas that can be made into plans and laws. I think they’ll have a hard time doing that. The replacement for the Affordable Care Act is a prime example. I think it will show just how hollow and empty the Republican Party really is.

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