When Donald Trump won the Presidency I worried. I didn’t like his sexism and racism. Or his temperament.
But I saw one sliver lining. At least he was a populist.
But then he began making Cabinet nominations that didn’t seem too populist.
Anti-Labor Secretary? Read the rest of this entry
When Donald Trump was a little boy his dad told him – on a regular basis – that the world is divided into winners and losers, and the Trumps were winners.
Little Donald seems to have taken the lesson to heart. He has striven to prove his winning ways to himself and to everyone else all his life.
But does winning bring happiness? Read the rest of this entry
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. Read the rest of this entry
Most of my friends can’t understand why anyone would vote for Trump.
Some of my other friends are actually voting for him.
Since I have a hard time getting my head around this I asked them why. Here’s what they said:
Thoughts from my pro-Trump friends Read the rest of this entry
Many on the religious right are pro-Trump even though his life is not right religiously.
He’s bragged about enjoying plenty of casual sex. He’s even boasted about sexually assaulting women. And some women have filed lawsuits that sound exactly like the assaults that he has described making. His first wife said he raped her once (later taking back the claim).
Why do so many religious conservatives still back him? Read the rest of this entry
Trump insults women and others but his actions are to the contrary. He hires women on an equal basis, like his daughter Ivanka and his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway. He’s more bark than bite.
That’s from one of my readers. Read the rest of this entry
Some progressives don’t care if voting Green splits the left.
“If Trump wins he will herald the revolution.”
Something like the antichrist heralding the end of times. (Some still call Obama the antichrist — he’s got a few more months to bring “the rapture,” I suppose.)
And Democrats are worthless, anyway, they continue. Read the rest of this entry
Even as Trump says he wants to help the working class:
- He says US wages are too high
- He’s failed to pay small businesses who did work for him — bankrupting a few
- The fraudulent Trump University bilked many out of their savings
- He opened a modeling agency and hired illegal foreign women, then took all of their earnings — following the pimp model of doing business
- He takes from charities and gives to himself
- He wants less Wall Street regulation — meaning Main Street will likely bail them out again