Please Take Away His Twitter
I’m too tired to wait for final election results so I’m posting my blog with the expectation of very bad news in the morning.
I “get” the electorate’s impulse to lob a Molotov cocktail into a dysfunctional system that serves only the elite.
I just hope we don’t blow up our entire democracy.
Unfortunately, Americans don’t talk about issues. Only 32 minutes of the evening news was devoted to actual issues last year. That’s because our news has become “entertainment.” No wonder the star of Celebrity Apprentice is now our Commander in Chief.
And here’s what struggling people have voted for:
- Tax cuts for the rich
- The Supreme Court likely moves right, bolstering the power of $ in politics — which drowns out citizen voices
- The Supreme Court likely moves right, meaning the big guy will usually win over the little guy.
Fair trade and building a wall won’t make much difference to working people since most of our jobs are lost to technology, not the Chinese and Mexicans.
On the hopeful side, now that Republicans control all three arms of government, maybe they’ll have to actually do something that helps ordinary people, and not just the rich.
Or get thrown out in two-to-four years.
Meanwhile, on the (likely) chance that Bill Clinton will not become First Laddy next January, can we at least be spared the embarrassment of DJT’s Tweets?
Please POTUS aides, take away his Twitter!