Saturday, April 29, 2017

Trump's First 100 Days: The Disaster Wrought By An Unqualified Fool - As We Expected

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"Hey, my biggest achievement after one hundred days is playing more golf and taking more time off than any other president! Whaddya want from me? Real work?"

The verdict is in and it doesn't take another 100 days, or 300 days to ascertain once and for all that Trump is every bit the incompetent buffoon, and entitled egomaniac most of us expected. His results after the one hundred day mark? Essentially zilch. Promises kept? None, as in zero. Worse, on the 100th day (today) this asshole has us on the brink of  a possible nuclear war, or at least a war that will claim an untold number of lives.

Not so startling, this twit now agrees with most of the American people that he was woefully unprepared for the job, vastly more than any other incoming president.

So let's cut the crap and the media's newfound worship of this dunderhead. What exactly is he best known for after 100 days? We can list his "milestones" below:

- More time spent away from the White House than any other occupant, approaching 30 percent of his total 'in office time' and nearly all at his Florida hacienda called Mar-a -Lago.

- More golf played  on office time than any other president, much of it also at Mar-a-Lago

- Most security breaches while taking time off, including the fiasco at Mar- a-Lago while dining with the Japanese PM, Shinzo Abe. There receiving a classified report of a North Korean missile launch at his dining table - while being photographed by guests with cell phone cameras. More recently firing off 59 cruise missiles with the Chinese President  Xi Jinping present. Ignoring him to make an attack, and basically pissing away any diplomatic capital.

Trump subsequently revealed that it took a conversation with the president of China to realize that the situation on the Korean peninsula was “not so easy.”  DOH! You didn't know North Korea is a nuclear state and you can't just lob 59 cruise missiles into Pyongyang.

- Most inept executive orders (36) ever written, most at the level of a ten -year old trying to spoof a president. Nearly all now moribund or challenged by the courts - the latest to do with blocking the funding for sanctuary cities.

- Total abject failures in two of the biggest promises to his supporters: the building of the border wall which Mexico was to pay for,  but the costs now to be transferred to American taxpayers. Oh, and the failed repeal of Obamacare.  Both moves had to be withdrawn recently to avoid a government shutdown.

- An incompetent tax cut bill which will blow the deficit to new dimensions, exceeding $7 trillion - none of which has any remote chance of being paid for.  (It has about as much chance being paid for by "economic growth" as Roswell aliens showing up on Infowars to snatch Alex Jones before his next broadcast.)

- More unvetted appointments, including of Steve Bannon, and Michael Flynn, than any other president.

- More conflicts of interest and business entanglements - violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution - than any other president in history.

-  More anti-agency appointments, naming heads of agencies like the EPA, antithetical to their existence, than any other president.

- The first president in history to communicate almost exclusively via a cartoon medium (twitter) who remains in campaign mode even as he does.

- The most outrageous presidential liar ever, including Richard Milhous Nixon.

Recall that during the campaign Trump boasted incessantly of being the "best president ever" and "never leaving the White House".   But  getting a streak of no BS honesty this week with a reporter from Reuters , Trump had a different assessment of the presidency. He whined:

“I love my previous life. I had so many things going. This is more work than in my previous life, I thought it would be easier. I thought it was more of a …business-type scene.  I’m a details-oriented person. I think you’d say that, but I do miss my old life. I like to work .....but this is actually more work.”

In other words, he openly admitted he's not cut out for the job, has no business even changing the toilet paper in the guest rooms, far less writing any executive orders or issuing threats against a nuclear -armed state. He's basically an overgrown, entitled baby in diapers who has to be mollycoddled and "managed" by his team of patient handlers. Off the record, they all agree 'the Donald' is akin to an overgrown infant and to get things done you have to catch him in his good moments and implement unconscious 'time outs' (unconscious for him) to get him to even begin to do what you want. (And keep all sharp objects out of his reach, especially when in the midst of a temper tantrum - when some outside force blocks his actions.)

As I'd written before this wasn’t the first time that Trump copped to the job being harder than he anticipated. In November, NBC News reported that Trump had told former House speaker Newt Gingrich that “This is really a bigger job than I thought.” (Gingrich’s response? “…good. He should think that.”) Then there are individual issues. “Nobody knew health care could be so complicated,” he said at one point.

But this is balderdash, because any candidate with sense and a modicum of knowledge knew that, including Jill Stein and Hillary Clinton. Even Gary Johnson the Libertarian candidate had more of an insight than Trump into the complexity of U.S. healthcare.  Trump tried to substitute his bluster and bombast for actual knowledge which never works. So what Trump really meant to say is that "I DIDN'T KNOW health care could be so complicated 'cause I am basically a know nothing!"

So this 100 day "did nothing" mark elicits again the question of why the blustery braggart doesn't settle in to work at the White House. Well,  because the cockeyed, weasel bastard hates to work at governance! He'd rather loaf in the WH, or lollygag in campaign mode in front of his groupies.   That is what he considers "working"- being in campaign (or twitter) mode 24/ 7.

Recall the Donald has never really worked at a real job  such as one most of his followers have: little control over conditions and outside interference.  All he's known is being top banana in his family branding business (who could order anyone to do his bidding) and being a NY real estate weasel who used bankruptcy (of multiple casinos) to make more $$$.  Hell, five days into his presidency he  even bawled that the job had  turned out to be too much for him to deal. Too many details, too much stuff to master for an extensive government bureaucracy.  Hence, his penchant for becoming a cable TV and tweet addict. See e.g.


Being president is harder than Donald Trump thought,” begins the article, neatly capturing the blithe, criminal ignorance that characterizes both Trump himself and the many dozens of millions of morons who thought he should be the leader of the free world. Yes, being the president is a harder job than Donald Trump would expect, because Donald Trump had never previously held an actual job, because actually, spending your inheritance on a succession of failed cons is not an actual job."

In this light, Trump taking hundreds of hours off to hob nob at Mar-a-Lago makes sense. If the actual job is really too much for his three year old emotional brain then of course he'd want to escape the responsibilities as much as possible. So hence he'd hightail it to Mar-a-Lago where he could be in a comfortable environment more resonant with his weasel business man shtick.

Make no mistake, Trump's  recent Reuters comments reinforce his earlier ones and disclose an even greater element of surprise (and more than a hint of bafflement)  that having responsibility for the welfare of 320 million people entwined . It is as if the "dog" finally caught the bus he was chasing for months and doesn't know what to do with it. "Jeez, that thing is a lot lot bigger than I thought! Now what?"

This is the bristling brat to whom we've entrusted our futures, or rather the 25 % of Trump voters who elected this turd and now have the sane population hostage under his derelict purview..

Trump is right about one thing, in his case the one hundred day mark is "meaningless."  Because in 1,000 more days it's doubtful he'll have accomplished anything beyond the puddle of doggie lickspittle he already has. The message is clear: He should have remained in his weasel business where the extent of destruction left in his wake would have been vastly reduced from what he's inflicting on this nation.

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