Kudos to Tom Williams’s May 19 letter which, in one concise paragraph, boiled down what is so very wrong with the Trump administration and its wannabe dictator.
With apologies to feline fanciers, you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting Trump or someone associated with him who a) has Russian connections; b) is enriching him/herself at the expense of the American taxpayers; and c) is supremely unqualified for whatever position he/she holds. Like dirty air and water? Pruitt’s your man. Ryan (“drill, baby, drill”) Zinke is another. Mick (“consumers don’t need no protection”) Mulvaney is yet another. The list is endless. They. Don’t. Care.
Trump, known for his mean-spirited name-calling, deserves one of his own. Let’s call him “Drop’em, Spanky” (Thanks, Stormy). Lincoln had his team of rivals; Spanky has his team of toadies. If you don’t agree with Spanky, you’re fired, hence the yes men/women surrounding Spanky. That includes Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan and most of the Republican Congress — men and women who are complicit in their refusal to challenge this guy. New normal? There’s nothing even remotely normal about Spanky or this administration.
Spanky swore to uphold the U.S. Constitution, a document he’s probably never even read. He has no understanding of the rule of law, no respect for the office of the presidency, and finally, absolutely no idea how to govern. He has mistaken the bully pulpit for bullying.
The answer to all this corruption is vote in November. It won’t solve all the problems, but it’s a start.
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