Four plus years of Trump is a sobering thought for book readers. Then again, I don’t think LBJ read books either. Even the prospect of a resurgence of Saturday Night Live is scant consolation. I expect I’ll have a lot to say over the coming interminability. I’m tempted to treat Trump with the same consideration that Senator Mitch McConnel offered President Obama in this eight second video. However, since imitation is the “sincerest form of flattery” I have reservations about so honoring McConnell. Some fires are better fought with water.
I’ll try to deal with the new national government as I have the Duluth School Board over the past three years by containing my panic with patience and keeping my eyes wide open.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign was keen on having Trump as her opponent in the past election while blissfully disregarding the old saw: “be careful what you wish for.” As for me I was in pre-panic mode eight month’s earlier when I offered up this sculpture of Trump wearing the tiara he’d won in the South Carolina Primary.
Here are a few of the samples of our Prez elect holding fast to the stripes he wore through to the general election:
A. In 2008 Hilary ran an ad warning us that we needed a President prepared to take an emergency phone call at 3AM. She overlooked tweets but Trump has proven to be up to the challenge by demanding a apology from a Broadway musical cast at 3 AM for asking the Vice President elect to “…protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us, all of us. … We truly thank you for sharing this show — this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men, women, of different colors, creeds, and orientations.”
B. Trump has decided that the 2016 election wasn’t “rigged” after all and is now criticizing the Green Party for recounts to make sure Trump was wrong….
C. …and calling the recount a “scam” which is something Trump knows all about.