Tag: Donald Trump

Is President Trump’s Baseness Shrinking the Republican Base?

President Trump entered the White House in January of 2017; by the end of his first month in office, Trump had a net disapproval rating in only six liberal states: California, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland and Hawaii. By the end of September of 2018, however,  Trump’s disapproval disease had spread to 29 states.   Might all of Trump’s “false statements”, corruption in his administration, … Read More Is President Trump’s Baseness Shrinking the Republican Base?

President Trump’s Selfish Nationalism is Self-Defeating

According to U.S. President Donald Trump, a globalist “is a person that wants the globe to do well, frankly, not caring about our country so much. And you know what? We can’t have that.” In sum, “globalists” are bad, according to Trump, because they are not narrowly patriotic enough; a true globalist embraces the whole human race, and thus is a traitor to his … Read More President Trump’s Selfish Nationalism is Self-Defeating

Anonymous NY Times Op-Ed Not Very Enlightening (BTW, is Mattis the writer?)

Today the NY Times has taken the extraordinary step of publishing an unsigned, anonymous opinion piece that is another appalling, damning inside-the-White House report on the unfitness of our president by “a senior official in the Trump administration.” Everyone wants to know: who wrote it? But is it the stroke of truth we need to begin to untangle the deceptive web of an unfit … Read More Anonymous NY Times Op-Ed Not Very Enlightening (BTW, is Mattis the writer?)

Ocean Plastic Pollution: Trump administration has its head stuck in a (plastic) bottle

You may have missed the news (as I did) that back in June, when the G-7 group of nations met in Canada, the United States, led by the Trump administration, opted not to sign a joint declaration to address the critical problem of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. Known as the “Ocean Plastics Charter”, it was signed at the G-7 summit by Canada, … Read More Ocean Plastic Pollution: Trump administration has its head stuck in a (plastic) bottle

Congressional Republicans See No Evil

Given the serious legal difficulties involving President Trump and other Republican representatives as revealed yesterday, Axios reports that a “top GOP guru” offered this bit of political analysis: “The Republican Party looks like a criminal enterprise.” This dour view is not shared by Congressional Republicans, at least for the moment. Though former Trump lawyer and handyman, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty in federal court to, among … Read More Congressional Republicans See No Evil

Couplets: “King of the Expedient”

If Trump banishes Mueller will Republicans banish him? Offhand I’d say the odds are much skinnier than slim. It’s going to take some form of electoral disobedience To evict a president who demands we pledge allegiance To him, to him, to him, to him, to him, to him–to Him! (“Fake news” if he should lose, for truth is but his whim: He may have … Read More Couplets: “King of the Expedient”

Couplets: “Tillerson, late of State . . .”

By John Frederick Kaufman Tillerson, late of State, was fired by a tweet From the president, our “moron” (cheek!) As he was called, reportedly, by Till- erson, undiplomatically, but still . . .