A Personal Clarification
20 February 2017 | Pago Pago, American Samoa
I am not a Trump fan. I don't much care for him or his choices so far. I believe he does have a narcissistic personality disorder, but I also believe he has some unusual talents and capabilities. Most billionaires do. Many great men are mentally off, not that Trump is great. He has to prove that. But some of his goals are laudable. How he is proceeding, on the other hand, is highly questionable and not at all inspiring for starters.
He is thin skinned and can't keep his mouth shut and his Twitter account closed, so he is easily distracted and not focusing well on his job. The MSM is delighted with its role in this result, and with the result itself. This could be a huge shortsighted mistake.
The rub, everyone seems to forget, is Americans elected Trump to the office and now we are stuck with him. The only real outs are resignation or impeachment. Either way, Pence is who we will get -- a religiously crazy, in league with the die-hard conservative elements of his party and congress, with whom he and Ryan could do much irreparable damage to this nation, their target being to destroy the safety net, compromise entitlements and undo the rest of the New Deal. How many of us want that as the realistic alternative?
Draining the swamp and regulating immigration, look inviting by comparison. Because of the Pence/Ryan alternative, Trump needs a chance to show us what if anything he can do, even if his start is terrible. The point is with Trump there is hope. With Pence and Ryan, there isn't.
My core bitch, since everyone is well aware of Trump's faults, missteps and blunders, most of which have been considerately and well reported by others, is the MSM in its role as a fanboy club for Trump haters. It is generating terrible journalism as a result, beginning with the so-called "Muslim Ban," which missed most Muslim countries, on through the horrible reporting on the 9th Circuit events leading up to the decision in support of that temporary ban. I target that journalism. It reflects terribly on our media and I am against it.
Just so you know. There is now no need to impute positions to me as many were doing.