My Biggest Trump Disappointment

This just in:  There are all kinds of things about Trump that I have a problem with.  However, the biggest disappointment of all…may surprise you.

Let’s start with the runners up; those things that disappointment but are not the single biggest disappointment.

  1. Healthcare is essentially back to pre-Obamacare.  I can’t believe that I’m still hearing “We, the greatest country in the history of the world, are unable to put in place a healthcare system that little countries like Norway have.”
  2. It’s a little bothering that we seem to be trying to break up NATO.  Not too big a deal as everyone realizes that this is a “Trump” thing and will pass soon enough.
  3. The Republican Tax Cuts benefited nearly no one except the very, very rich.  We are borrowing trillions to pass along to the already rich.
  4. Corruption seems to have become acceptable in the White House cabinet.
  5. Trump appears to be working in the service of Russia.  The Republican party seems to be complicit in that they turn their head or actually enable him.
  6. The current environmental strategy of our government was written by a coal baron.  We have set the stage for massive exploitation of our nation’s natural wealth.  Yesterday introduced a rollback of gas mileage standards.  This increases our fuel costs, harms the environment and benefits only those who depend on fossil fuels for wealth…like Russia.
  7. We have backed away from every single international trading deal.
  8. Trump has made racism and religious extremism acceptable.
  9. The national debt is skyrocketing faster than it has in the history of our country.
  10. Russia is interfering in our elections and I can’t tell if we are doing something about this or if the White House thinks its a hoax.
  11. Education seems to have become a bad idea.
  12. Immigration, one of our greatest legacies, has become a “hate word”.
  13. The world now thinks the United States is on the decline.  They may be right.  Countries that once depended on us are making plans for a future without us.
  14. China, North Korea, Iran and Russia are all growing problems that Trumps claims to have solved by saying, “I have great relations with these people.”

So there you have it…the runners up.

What is the big winner?  What is my biggest disappointment with Trump?

It’s knowing that people I know, people I grew up with, people I once respected…find ways to support Trump.

It’s not that we are on different sides of the abortion issue or gun rights.  It’s that they watch him do one thing on television and then hear him later deny that it happened….and they agree with him that it didn’t happen.

The gymnastics Trump supporters go through to stay attached to this damaged president is very telling.  It makes me think less of them.  I don’t want to but I can’t help but watch them and think, “Have you lost your mind?”

Alas…

Up, up and away…

Jim

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “My Biggest Trump Disappointment

  1. James B. You can’t find one nice thing to say? SCOTUS? Ivanka disagreeing with her father? You like his hair or orange skin? Something?

    Me thinks the lady doth protest to much. I think you are very prone to hyperbole to make a point and you like to exaggerate these runner ups. Capitalism built this World. The issue here is Consumerism. People who least can afford are spending money like crazy when they saved it just a generation ago. That’s not the fault of the Capitalists that you seem to despise. They are investing wisely.

    Corruption in Politics? How long do you think this has been going on? It may be the 2nd oldest profession. You just seem to want to call it out on Trump.

    You are correct. We are in decline. Russia, Iran, NK and others are problems. You think Obama, Bush or Clinton did anything to thwart this? This isn’t a recent decline, it’s been over 25 years.

    As for the bitter relationships, it started with Newt in ‘94 and has gotten progressively worse. You prefer to blame the GOP but seem to always give the Dems a pass. Maybe you think Pelosi and Reid were Saints4life? This bitterness will continue until there emerges a “Uniter in Chief” that everyone, not just the GOP or Democrats, can believe in.

    Let’s hope that person comes sooner rather than later.

  2. Smitty, I’m never quite sure what you are talking about. If I wanted to say something about Ivanka, I would. If I wanted to talk about the failures of past administrations, I would. If I thought Capitalism was a failure, I would say that….but I didn’t. As far as I can tell, you are either trolling me or are frustrated that I am not writing what you want to read. Here is your chance…Smitty, I am inviting you to write a post or even several posts so that your opinion is heard. That may be more effective than you ranting on my posts about things I never said.

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