The big idea guy


If you haven’t figured it out by now “our” President is a “big idea”, “big picture” kind of a guy. Details? He leaves the details to the minions that work for and below him. He can’t be bothered with the details, he is a big thinker and big thinkers have little thinkers to figure out how to make the big thinkers ideas a reality. What was one of his grandest, most over the top campaign promises? The “magnificent” wall on the Mexican border. Who is going to pay for it? Why Mexico of course, but maybe we are going to pay for it and Mexico will pay us back, or maybe we will pay for it. Never the less, he still talks about it because, well he is Donald Trump. “I will build a great wall . . . and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me.”

Remember ObamaCare? Bad, horrible ObamaCare. We are going to repeal and replace ObamaCare. Replace it with what? Come on, does Donald Trump have to think of everything? Replace it with something better, greater and call it TrumpCare because the Trump signature is synonymous with the best of everything. Get busy Congress, get busy Senators, I gave you the “big idea” do I have to do all the work?

Now we get our first taste of Trumps newest “big idea” tax reform and once again it is an idea big on superlatives but short on details or a real plan. Trump loves using hyperbolic words like “biggest ever”, “greatest”, “the best”. Honestly I think he truly believes if he says them loud enough and often enough that people will confuse his words for actions. I haven’t fallen for that one but there sure seem to be a lot of people who have.

Most normal, sane people don’t know everything about everything. Apparently we have that one once in a lifetime, rare individuals as President who actually does know everything about everything, a true renaissance man. Or maybe he is just a sexual intellectual, you know a “F*cking know-it-all”. Either way, how did we get so lucky? How did we get so freaking lucky?

Yes, “our” President loves to hear himself talk. You know what I would love from “our” President, less talk, less tweeting, less insulting, less boasting, less golf, more humility, and more work. I won’t hold my breath.   

Donald Trump’s Eight Best Lines

1. “I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created.”

2. “I’m really rich! I’ll show you that in a second. And by the way: I’m not even saying that in a brag.”

3. “I’m the most militaristic person.”

4. “I will build a great wall . . . and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me.”

5. “Hillary Clinton was the worst secretary of state in the history of the United States. Hillary was the worst. In the history of the United States there’s never been a secretary of state so bad as Hillary.”

6. “I would use the greatest minds. I know the best negotiators. I’m in New York — I know the good ones, the bad ones. I always say: ‘I know the ones people think are good.’ I know people you’ve never heard of that are better than all of them.”

7. “If you really love this country you have a very, very hard time convincing people that what you’re doing is right and that you’re really smart. And, like, a lot of us are really smart. I’m really smart — I went to the Wharton School of Finance.”

8. “I would hit [ISIS] so hard your head would spin.”

About ends and beginnings blog

I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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14 Responses to The big idea guy

  1. Truly, he is the greatest of the greatest…liars.

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  2. Nan says:

    Oh c’mon, E&B … you’re just jealous because your candidate didn’t win. (Tee-hee)

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    • Yup, still pulling for Bernie!

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      • Scottie says:

        TYT says he will run again. What do you think? And should the age of candidate be considered. Hugs

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        • I think the Bern’s time has passed. I would like to see Adam Schiff run.

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          • Scottie says:

            What about Warren? And should congress have an age of mandatory retirement? Important cultural things are being decided by people long far separated from current culture. Hugs

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          • I like Elizabeth but she rubs some, like Hillary, the wrong way. Need a middle of the road Dem and sadly I think a male to get the job done. My two cents, but I am not the sharpest knife in the draw.

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          • Scottie says:

            I am more of a progressive. I have been liberal all my life and watched my side try to take a small portion to be reasonable and the other side take three quarters just because they felt like it and wanted too. They can not moderate themselves. I feel that by being center left the center has been pushed so far right that now progressive deep left is what was once center. I am for all the programs that our current democrats seem unable to push for, even though the country wants these things. I am for universal health care and putting people over corporations every time, the efforts to help the environment and trying to live in harmony with each other. I never understood racism, don’t know why major efforts to stamp it out have not been initiated. I look back at when taxes on corporations and the wealthy were higher and the economy soared for everyone. It can be done, and we need to fight for it, even if we don’t win it all, we need to move the center back to a more acceptable middle. All my opinion of course and those are like backsides, we all have them and no one thinks theirs stink. 🙂 Hugs

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        • Nan says:

          I’ve read that Joe Biden is having some second thoughts. He’s “old” (like tRump and Bernie) but very likeable. And seems to have a good head on his shoulders.

          I like Lizzie, but the “deplorables” are FAR, FAR from ready for a female prez. And I agree … she can get a little “in-your-face.”

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  3. Patty says:

    Maybe the next time (and let’s keep hoping it will be soon) some totally new candidates could run for it…I don’t know, but I am afraid with the ‘oldies’ it will all stay the same. Then again…anyone could do better than the current one. But then again, be careful what we wish for, comes to mind…a dilemma, dilemma…

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