There is something strange about repeating the word ‘shutdown’ so many times. There are people who get things stuck in their head, and compulsively repeat those things. Or is this just Donald Trump’s idea of manipulating his viewers, or Congress? The reason behind his odd behavior may, like so many other oddities, never be known.
Just a double-dog dare?
There will be no shutdown. Too many people in Congress are very worried about how voters are feeling about their dismal progress on anything. Too many are seeing their first paychecks and realizing the beautiful tax cut is not going to pull them out of the hole they are in. Too many more are seeing jobs disappear. This is not a good time to get voters riled up. November looms.
Are you feeling great yet? That may be all you will get from Donald Trump. A good feeling and very little else, because Donald Trump knows what to say, but not what to do.
Too bad for Donald Trump. I guess Time did not call him after all. Perhaps his own team is making them in an effort to please him? Maybe these are narcissistic dreams brought on by Big Macs and other fast food?
Source: ‘The Silence Breakers’ behind #MeToo named Person of the Year by Time magazine
The eternal question surrounding Donald Trump is why does he continue to do stupid stuff? No one cares about this story. Is this just more influence by Fox and Friends? Does he get things stuck in his head, and cannot get them out? Is he fearful that his base will move on, and has to gin them up constantly? It makes no sense.
What are we to do with the bully in the ultimate bully pulpit?
How did the president become the person who now insults and degrades everyone who does not idolize him? Where does this need to be revered come from? And most important, what is the correct response to this type of bullying?
Dr. Gail Gross looks at what makes a child become a bully.
Source: What Causes Your Child to Become a Bully? | HuffPost
US president Donald Trump is increasingly frustrated and lashing out, surrounded by aides who struggle to contain his impulsive behavior with a combination of distraction and stalling techniques that make him seem more like a toddler than one of the world’s most powerful men, according to multiple advisors in Washington, DC. The long Columbus Day…
via President Trump’s long, lonely, Columbus Day weekend — Quartz
George Bush ran on being a kinder, gentler conservative, but what got him elected was the emotional drain from eight years of Clinton scandals. Whether contrived or real, Bill Clinton’s scandals wore the voters out. It was one reason wooden Al Gore lost, the other being his wooden-ness.
Donald Trump maintains strong approval numbers from Republicans, despite the near constant controversy. There is no indication that his base is slipping away. Still, no matter how devoted, lies cause voter fatigue.
Even Donald Trump might agree that a major reason he won the 2016 election is because voters couldn’t abide Hillary Clinton’s legacy of scandal, deception and stonewalling. Yet on the story of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, Mr. Trump and his family are repeating the mistakes that doomed Mrs. Clinton.
Source: The Trumps and the Truth – WSJ
Call Barack Obama. Ask him for some cool lessons. Beg him for lessons in how not to be a jive honky.
Donald Trump has issued an executive order that makes no sense, does not make us any safer, and may encourage our enemies to renew their fight against us. He has told our allies that we come first, and that the rest of the world does not matter. He also has made a statement to the world, […]
If you do not worship me, you must be my enemy. If you do not agree with me, you must be wrong.