a reply to: interupt42
First of all, although I appreciate the thrust of your points, you have largely missed the mark you set for yourself. You asked why Trump is sucking
right now, but go into things which have nothing to do with Trump, what so ever. For example, the GOP.
The Donald sucks at his job because he has never had one which required any real effort on his part before. He was set up from birth to have a whole
load of what makes the world go around, inherited a fortune, which allowed him to make money simply by owning things. He did not start his own
business from the ground up, have to toil with his hands until he had enough money to move into the board room. He, therefore, knows nothing about the
real world, what people have had to do to survive in it, leave alone succeed as underdogs, coming from nothing and making themselves into something.
He therefore represents exactly what is wrong with the GOP, while failing entirely to represent its base. Of course, he fooled a great deal of the
base into believing that he knew their plight and seeks to change government to better serve their needs and those of the population more broadly, but
that does not change the fact that he, himself, cannot represent the base of his support, because he has no real world experience of living a hard
life. He is soft, weak, physically irrelevant, mentally deficient when it comes to the detail, the gritty, granular substance of the lives that his
choices will affect, have already effected.
But of course, most GOP politicians are in largely the same troublesome boat. Filthy rich, either from very early on or from birth, never having
worked a real job in their lives, never having had to put their bodies to work to get a buck under their belt. Soft, weak, lazy, clueless cretins, who
simply take and only give as a perfunctory afterthought. They believe, as an unavoidable consequence of having easy, soft lives, that the system is
there to serve them, their needs, their bank accounts, that they ought to be able to get away with poor performance and failing to represent their
support base, because they are the ones with the big balances on their accounts, and therefore, by the retarded measure by which success is rated in
the capitalist regions of the world, are the most successful of their kind, therefore the most capable.
Never mind the fact that most of them could not construct a rudimentary shelter in the event of an emergency, never mind the fact that most of them
could not live on five dollars a day without committing suicide (something most of their support base have had to do before, and will have to do again
if Donald does not pull out his finger and correct the imbalances in how wealth is distributed, how certain types of work are valued) as a result of
the Dickensian squalor involved. No,never mind all this and more besides, because these are clearly truly capable people, representative of their
support base *drips with sarcasm*.
Donald sucks because everything he has done so far, including the money he has spent on his personal movements and the like, has been detrimental to
the pocket of the American taxpayer. In one month, Donald nearly outspent Obama's YEARLY travel expenditure. It is thought that by the end of his
first year, Trump will have spent more on travel, than Obama did in one entire TERM of his presidency. Assuming Trump has a presidency even one term
long, he will have outspent Obama's eight years well before completing that term.
Further to that, his policies are not economically sensible. Look at the appalling fiasco of healthcare, for example. His policy did not even please
members of his own support base in congress! And that is before we even get to the White Elephant in the room, that being The Wall. An overly
expensive, divisive project, which knowing his penchant for putting his name on property developments which cost investors their livelihoods, bodes
about as well for the American taxpayer as a bloody asteroid impact at Yellowstone Park.
His choices for cabinet positions have been uniformly terrible, and he got the fascist tumour of a man that we call Steve Bannon, into a position of
power and awareness within the military and intelligence structures. He has, in the name of draining the swamp, placed the very company lackeys and
corporate whores he claimed to despise, in positions where they can essentially remove all controls and regulations (controls and regulations which
kept companies from RAPING THE PLANET AND THE PEOPLE BESIDES) from without the path of some of the largest, most objectively evil and dangerous
corporations ever constructed, leaving them free to do whatever the hell they like, while crapping on the EPA so hard that they will probably be
unable to effectively do even the slightest bit of what they were created to do. We know they got too big for their boots, but what he has done to the
EPA is nothing short of crippling.
Basically, what makes him a bad President, is the same thing that made him a bad businessman, which he most certainly is. You know how we know he is
a bad businessman? He inherited a fortune, but at one point was in billions of dollars of personal debt. I hate to say it, but much as the fool was
recorded as saying "I like the veterans who did not get captured", well, I like businessmen who do not have to put themselves in billions of dollars
of debt, just to get along in life. Seems like a very irresponsible, crappy way to do business or for that matter, to treat a significant amount of
money. Not a trait you want in a leader.