People keep telling me that I can’t complain about politics because I don’t vote. I tell ’em, Fuck You! I’m the only one who can complain since I didn’t help to put the asshole in there! George Carlin
I like to think that my readers are more than savvy enough to understand why one of my favorite monikers for Donald Trump is El Pendejo Presidente. Since the earliest days of his reign, His Lowness has sought to model his own governance and management style after such world renowned scumbags as Duterte in the Philippines, MBS in Saudi Arabia, Kim Hong Un of North Korea, and his overlord, Vlad the Imp.
As if it weren’t bad enough that there can even be comparisons, worse yet is the fact that the comparisons themselves are so blatantly obvious and transparent. His rabid insistence that his power is absolute. His creation of a shadow class of oligarchs, on whom all blessings are bestowed. His rapacious self profit at the expense of the nation and its citizens. His utter contempt for legal and constitutional restraints. They’re all right there, and as plan as the nose on your face.
But in order to become a true banana republic despot, there are two more, and more heinous comparisons that have to be made. And once again Traitor Tot passes with flying colors. In older Mexican ballads and folk songs, there is a recurring theme, Life is cheap. And at that time, and in those places, it was. Talk about rats in a trap. If the banditos don’t get you, then the federales damn sure will.
Starting with KKKeebler The Elf, and continuing up to today, the Trump Justice Department record on human and civil rights has been nothing short of atrocious. How many times have we read or heard about US citizen, with valid US passports, being held in detention for days simply because they were Mexican or Muslim. DHS and CBP have turned Sheriff Joe’s horrific stop-and frisk program into a national pastime where brown people are concerned. Reported hate crimes against Hispanics and Muslims are up, and even among the Chinese since Trump started blaming China for the coronavirus. U’m pretty sure that hate crimes against African Americans are up too, but unfortunately the DOJ doesn’t track the peckerwoods and rednecks as domestic terrorists.Meanwhile, if you wear a fucking MAGA hat, you can walk around scaring the shit out of everybody else with an AR-15 slung over your shoulder.
But just as bad, if not even worse is Trump’s clear, implicitly stated disregard for the health and safety of his own citizens. Trump’s flat out refusal to even admit that the coronavirus was a national health crisis. His personal refusal to use his legitimate authority to marshal the might of the United States to manufacture and procure the necessary items to protect the citizens. And his irresponsible, cavalier attitude in recommending dangerous, unproven medication as as a miracle cure all.
But just as egregious is Trump’s stated intention to use his office and federal resources to attempt to manipulate the 2020 election. It has already been reported that Trump is telling McConnell that he doesn’t want there to be any more direct relief to citizens in any upcoming stimulus bills. His first bone to pick is that he doesn’t think that anybody should get a single penny more in unemployment or government assistance than the value of their full paycheck. Besides, now that he’s successfully reopened the country, there shouldn’t be anybody left on unemployment by July 4th, right?
But because he’s Trump, there has to be an insidious personal benefit to him. Even an imbecile like Trump is aware enough to realize that things on the economic front may not be all red wine and roses in the fall, recurrence of the coronavirus or not. If the market is still in the tank, and people are still hurting, Trump’s plan is for the GOP led Senate to propose another round of financial stimulus when they return from the summer break. And wouldn’t you know it? This round of stimulus would have another round of bulk one time payments directly to citizens. Trump figures what better to boost his popularity among the masses than another $1200 stimulus check, with another letter from Munchkin reminding them who to thank. Problem is, that may be way too late to help many people recover. But, oh well. Politics is a tough business.
So yes, every basic comparison we’ve all been making between Trump and a third world dictator since day one are obvious, and well founded. But when you peel off the surface, and look at the darker, more insidious characteristics of a tinhorn dictator, Trump’s got you covered. Personally, I’m glad that most people were far too intelligent to start drinking or injecting bleach to kill the coronavirus. Because we’re going to need every ounce of that shit to try to get the Trump stench off of the Oval Office walls. And don’t even get me started on the mattress, that’s a total loss.
To know the future, look to the past.before the insanity of the 2020 election, relive the insanity of the 2016 GOP primary campaign, and the general election, to see how we got to where we are. Copies of President Evil, and the sequel, President Evil II, A Clodwork Orange are available as e-books on Amazon, at the links above. Catch up before the upcoming release of the third book in the trilogy, President Evil III: All The Presidents Fen
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