CHAOS!!!

He is … he isn’t … he will … he won’t.  Our federal government is in full-chaos mode and for the most part, the blame can be laid squarely at the feet of the so-called president, who is playing childish games, and those who put him in office.

“I am proud to shut down the government for border security. I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not going to blame you for it.” – Donald Trump in meeting with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, 11 December

Then only two days later, he appeared to signal he was on board with backing down, writing in a series of Twitter posts that he would continue to press Democrats for wall funding next year and also claiming that he had taken other steps to make the border “tight.”

And now, one week later …

“At this moment, the President does not want to go further without border security, which includes steel slats or a wall. The President is continuing to weigh his options.” – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, 20 December

And now, to add insult to injury … as if Trump isn’t already creating enough turmoil … enter Mark Meadows and his mis-named “Freedom Caucus”.

Meadows appeared on Fox News on Thursday morning, warning that a continuing resolution without border wall funding was not a “punt” but a “fumble,” and complaining that Trump’s mind must have been poisoned by “bad advice.” Meadows urged Trump to veto the spending bill, should it reach his desk, and to shut down much of the government days before the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.  How very mature, yes?

Then Trump tweets …

“The Democrats, who know Steel Slats (Wall) are necessary for Border Security, are putting politics over Country. What they are just beginning to realize is that I will not sign any of their legislation, including infrastructure, unless it has perfect Border Security. U.S.A. WINS!”

Does anybody in this administration have a maturity level beyond 3rd grade?  This isn’t a government – it’s a zoo!!!

The fact is that the wall is not a pragmatic solution to illegal immigration.  It will be costly, likely somewhere near $70 billion, and experts who have studied the situation have plainly said it will achieve little.  Border states stand to lose billions of dollars in tourism.  There is the potential for significant damage to wildlife and the environment. And frankly, there are much better uses that money could be put to … silly little things like feeding the poor, improving our foundering education system, affordable healthcare, renewable energy development, updating our infrastructure, and the list goes on.

baby-trump-temperCongress cannot cave in to Donald Trump’s virulent temper tantrum, for just as with a child, he would then know the way to get what he wants is to throw a 2-year-old fit.  In fact, I’ve known 2-year-olds with more maturity than Trump.

Last January, during another of Trump’s back-and-forth position-shifting episodes, Chuck Schumer said that negotiating with Trump was like “Negotiating with Jello”.  Seems an appropriate comparison, for Jello has just about as much substance and intellect as Donald Trump, and it’s jiggly.

This type of petulance in a world leader is simply unacceptable.  It is counter-productive and extremely dangerous.  If Donald Trump’s goal is to thoroughly destroy the government of the United States, he is doing a damned good job of it.  If ever, in the history of this nation, there was a cause to remove a leader from office, this is it.  His announcement that he is, against all advice, pulling out of Syria is dangerous and potentially catastrophic, but he woke one morning and just decided that it was what he wanted to do to please his buddy Putin.  Some will applaud the move … most will not, and I will have more on that in another post. Trump-chaosBut the evidence is clear that we cannot afford another two years of this madman in the White House.  Impeachment?  Amendment 25?  Neither seem feasible at the moment because of the sycophants in both the Senate and the cabinet.  I don’t know the solution, but I know that these past weeks, ever since the mid-term elections, have proven what an inept and dangerous situation we have with Trump in the White House.  Republicans in Congress and in the cabinet need to be finding their consciences and putting this nation ahead of their own gluttony.  Those 40% of voters who still support Trump might want to take their blinders off, turn off state-run Fox News, and do a bit of research, enlighten themselves, before they get us all killed.

Make America great again?  What he has done is the exact opposite.  He is destroying the country with every breath he takes.  Would that he would simply stop taking them.

35 thoughts on “CHAOS!!!

  1. I am typing interspersed with looking out of the window at a blue sky flecked with small clouds and listening to music by an eclectic outfit called Dub Stura.
    What else new can I say about this fellow in the Whitehouse….nothing. He is still a vain fool and will bring about his own messy downfall.
    And the sky and the clouds will still be there….while Trump will fade and fade.
    He will hate that thought.

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    • Blue sky? You had blue sky? I have only seen that once in the past month! In fact, I accused David of sending the UK weather over here! That said, enjoy your blue sky, my friend … and yes, the sky and clouds will be here long after Trump, but I’m not so sure about us. Sigh.

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          • Don’t be surprised to wake up one morning and find he’s either sacked himself, or resigned because he can’t work with himself anymore…with him it’s quite possible.
            (If he was someone in a middle to low income family, his kids would be looking for care homes to put him in.)

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            • That is much the same as what David has been saying. I still think he sees himself as invincible, and that his ego will never let him quit, for he always thinks he can get by with anything, for he’s such a ‘genius’, y’know 😉 Still, I do hope you and David are both right!

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              • It came to me what the Whitehouse also reminded me of……
                ‘The Vulture Squadron’ out of ‘Catch The Pigeon’….!!
                Trump is Dick Dastardly (of course), Mike Pence is Dilly (Oh dear. Oh Gosh. Oh my), but I can’t work out who should be Clunk or Mutley…..

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                • Well, as I have never heard of ‘Catch the Pigeon’ and the ‘Vulture Squadron’, I can’t say. I did go check it out on YouTube and found the cartoon, watched two clips, but I’m still not familiar enough. However, your first two characterizations sound spot on! I’m sure you’ll come up with Clunk and Mutley soon … let me know when you do! There are just so many dastardly, devious characters in the White House that it’s hard to choose. In fact, that’s ALL there is in the White House! Sigh.

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  3. I would compare him to Gorbachev, his role is the total dissolution of the current political, social and economic state of the US! Who knows, perhaps after him will get a new leader who could rebuild a new system… Putin did it.

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    • He is indeed a danger to the entire world. In the beginning, he made the U.S. the laughingstock of the entire world. But, along about the time he attended his first NATO meeting, about the time he said he would pull out of the Paris Accord, the rest of the world stopped laughing. I don’t think anybody is laughing today, as he threatens to set the Middle East on fire, to desert our allies, and to bankrupt the U.S. There is only one solution that I can see, that I will not speak of for I don’t wish to have the men in dark suits and dark glasses at my door in the morning. Hugs, my friend.

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    • As I was just telling Keith, even if impeachment and removal from office were a possibility, the process would take a year or better, and I don’t think we can afford to keep him in office that long. Sigh. He has gone completely rogue, not listening to any of the voices of reason, and is on the brink of costing us a great deal in terms of our alliances, and the security of the world. Sigh.

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  4. Jill, per conservative columnist David Brooks, the Trump White House is equal parts chaos and incompetence. It has gotten worse since he uttered that and the wheels are coming off with Mattis’ resignation.

    Financial news reporters have never defined him as a good manager. He does not value, understand or appreciate people or processes. As Ian Bremer, head of the Eurasua Group, said this morning Trump will take even an intelligent idea and do something stupid with it. He was talking about Syria as he failed to consult or notify allies, legislators in his own party or his military. It is similar to his disastrous travel ban that was pulled after two days and his transgender ban which he did on his own while his generals waited downstairs to brief him.

    Using a military term, the President embodies the word SNAFU. Keith

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    • I would certainly agree with all you say … SNAFU is even an understatement at this point. But what’s the solution? Even if the Senate suddenly gained a conscience and agreed to convict and remove him upon impeachment, it is a lengthy process and I don’t think we can afford another few months, let alone another year, year-and-a-half. Amendment 25 would require consciousness and conscientiousness of the majority of his cabinet members, and that seems unlikely, for their lots are tied irrevocably with his. And it’s painfully obvious at this juncture that he is not going to resign, nor is he going to have a change of heart and become a responsible, rational leader. So what do we do? How do we keep him from thoroughly destroying this nation, setting the Middle East afire, and destroying every alliance we have? Sigh. I have no answer for that one.

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  5. I often wonder what CNN will talk about when Trump is gone. You’re right, Jill, it is downright scary how much influence the wingnuts on the far right have over Trump. They should take away his internet and force him to read policy reports and to listen carefully to his advisers. Really? What a novel idea…

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    • Hah! I often wonder what I will talk about when Trump is gone, for he seems to be my main topic these days! But then … if I get my wish and he is removed from office one way or another, we’ll have Pence, and he will bing a whole ‘nother set of troubles, no doubt. Forcing Trump to read policy? They would have to hire a bunch of 1st grade students to re-write all the policy manuals in language that Trump could read! His vocabulary is rather limited to short words, y’know. 😉

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  6. You know as far as the middle east, we shouldn’t be there, never should have been there, from the first George bush to Obama and Hillary toppling the Libyan regime to trump bombing the Syrians. We have just created more chaos, more unrest toppling leaders over there and the results of doing that have always been worse than if we had just left them the hell alone.

    By no means am I an isolationist, I understand that we are more of a global community than ever. People often forget that while they’re railing against the Russians who may have interfered with our elections, and I don’t think all the evidence is in either way form muller, unless I haven’t been keeping up with every details, lest people forget, we have had our share of interfering with the elections of other countries as well.

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  7. I don’t know the solution — Perhaps it’s time to see if that invisible entity that reportedly lives somewhere in nether-nether land will help out? Things are most definitely getting desperate!

    And yet … and yet … there are those in this wonderful nation who think everything that proceeds out of tRumpsky’s mouth, every document he signs, and every tweet he publishes is “their story.” *dejected sigh*

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    • Yes, dear Nan, I share in your deep dejected sigh. Trump is the problem, but the fact that some 40% of this nation is so enamoured of him is the bigger problem, perhaps. Only when those 40% wake up and see that he’s about to set the entire globe afire, and let their representatives in Congress know in no uncertain terms that they demand impeachment, only then might our Congress get off their patooties and actually do what’s best for the nation. Sigh.

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  8. I’m going home until I get my way!
    Too bad for everyone else, home means the White House, and he can sit there and pout for two more years. Please, somebody tell the military Bin Lauden is alive and hiding in the White House. Maybe they can send a guided present there to get him for sure this time.

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    • I’m really beginning to hope he won’t be allowed to live there for two more years, for the ‘man’ has done gone off his rocker!!! He’s on the verge of causing such such global chaos in this world that the earth may well implode! You and I sometimes think alike, for when I was writing this post, I wrote a few sentences that I took out in the interest of not being placed under FBI watch, and one of them was a plea for some nation to just drop a nuke on the White House and get rid of the whole bunch!

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      • Being Canadian protects me from his goons, but not his hitmen. I’m not worried, all he can do is end my life sooner than later. This incarnation is almost over anyways. It’s been a good one, but I won’t miss it, just some of my friends. “But we’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when…”

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        • Awwww … I want so badly to say “don’t even go there”, but frankly, I have had similar thoughts. I’m tired of being a part of the human race, and if I can do the world the biggest favour on my way out … and anyway, I am coming back as a wolf, and not, I hope, in the U.S. where there are more guns than people and more idiots than sane ones. Sigh. LuL

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