I am snarky today … yeah, I know, I’m snarky most everyday. There’s just so darn much to be snarky about these days, don’t you think?
Can anybody tell me why the Trump ‘team’ is still picking on poor Hillary Clinton? In the wee hours of 09 November 2016, Hillary Clinton conceded the election to Donald Trump and went home to lick her wounds. But Trump still uses “Lock Her Up” as a rallying cry at his campaign events (he began campaigning for the 2020 election the day after inauguration) and he never misses an opportunity to blame her for one thing or another. And now his little minions are jumping on the bandwagon.
Nobody is quite sure what it is that Kellyanne Conway does other than play ugly on television and put her feet on the furniture in the Oval Office, but this morning she appeared on Fox and Friends (Fox has ‘friends’? Who knew?) and slammed Hillary Clinton for … living?
What started it this time? Yesterday, Hillary did an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, and while she basically said nothing that we haven’t all been saying, about the lack of civility these days and the Kavanaugh fiasco having been highly politicized, it must have struck a nerve with the Trumpites, for Kellyanne showed her ugly side (wait … does she have another side?)
“Usually when she opens her mouth, respectfully, she offends at least one half of the country, and she did it again, but I think her discourse now is a little bit dangerous. I don’t like the implications there. It’s one thing to call us deplorable, irredeemable, laugh at people who don’t have all the privileges that she has had with her Ivy League law degree and her marriage to a much more popular man who was actually was a two-term president that she’ll never be … I don’t like that kind of talk. I avoid it.” — KellyAnne Conway, 10 October 2018
Perhaps if Trumpites attended to their own dirty house instead of trolling Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and others who they perceive as “the enemy”, they might manage to run the government?
Donald Trump is said to be the author of an OpEd that was published today in USA Today. Now, we all know that he is not capable of stringing whole sentences together and has zero grammar or spelling skills, so presumably he did not write it, but told somebody on his staff what he wanted to say, and it was written for him. The subject was ‘Medicare-For-All’, the controversial proposal to expand Medicare to cover all Americans. There are serious and legitimate concerns with the proposal, but rather than address those, Trump used his space to rant about democrats. And, according to The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler, nearly every sentence contained a false or misleading statement. Wow – that’s a record even for Trump.
I won’t go into details, for the topic is complex, and Trump’s rambling OpEd was disgusting, but I have a few issues with this whole thing. First, he has a venue to speak to the people that is more fitting than an OpEd in a mid-market newspaper, and that is what used to be known as a ‘press conference’. Typically, when a president wants to reach out and speak to the American people, he calls a press conference that will be covered by every major news outlet and is more likely to be heard by all. Second, Trump’s rants against democrats in general are unprofessional, unbecoming of the office he holds, and have become extremely tiresome. Their only purpose is to rally the masses – his supporters – and to the rest of us they are offensive and disgusting. Third, as the so-called president of this country, I should think he has better, more important things to do with his time. In the past two weeks, all he appears to have done is hold campaign rallies where he rants against democrats, ‘write’ an OpEd ranting against democrats, and use the swearing-in ceremony of a Supreme Court justice to rant against democrats. As one who contributes to paying his salary (no, he doesn’t donate it to charity or back to the government), I am deeply disturbed, for he is not doing the job for which he is paid. Fire the bum! And fourth, health insurance is a complex subject and one that Trump, by his own admission last year, does not understand. Wiser men need to be studying this, not the man who has never had to worry about whether he could afford to purchase his medicine.
Hurricane Michael has already begun its assault on the Florida coast and has been upgraded to a Category 4 hurricane. We have a number of fellow-blogger friends who live in Florida, including Gronda, Horty (Dr. Rex), Don Massenzio, Maryplumbago, Patty Richardson and many others. Please keep safe down there, my friends … and let us know that you are alright when you can.