Burning down the house

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“Hold tight, Wait till the party’s over, Hold tight, We’re in for nasty weather, There has got to be a way, Burning down the house” – Talking Heads

So Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, believes that a President should not be subject to civil litigation or criminal investigation while in office. Isn’t that a convenient stanch for Trump? It is also being reported that retiring Justice Kennedy was negotiating with the Trump team for months about his replacement. Once he received assurances that it would be his former law clerk, Kavanaugh, Kennedy agreed to retire.

In other news, Trump issued pardons this morning for two American terrorist and arsonists Dwight and Steven Hammond. Yes, I categorize these two men as terrorist. And who do these pardons appeal too? I will let the righteous reverend Franklin Graham answer that question; “Thank you @POTUS for carrying out justice and pardoning Oregon ranchers Dwight & Steven Hammond. Many ranchers in the West have suffered under the heavy hand of the federal government. These men are great patriots. Thank you for doing what was right.”

Also this morning Trump proclaimed that a “New Poll says Trump, at over 90%, is the most popular Republican in history of the Party. Wow!” What he was referring to is a Gallup presidential approval tracker which indicted that nine-tenths of Republicans approve of him. Now where he got “the most popular Republican in history of the Party” part is anyone’s guess. Well, not really, he made that part up because that is the kind of shit he does. Trump feels the need to embellish, offer alternative facts, because in his mind he is the king. He figures Franklin Graham and his Deplorable base are thinking it why not just say it? Trump certainly believes he is the greatest of all time and he wants to make sure you and I know it too.

I know it feels like the world is crumbling down around us. I get it. Granting pardons to terrorist and picking a judge that is more than willing to turn a blind eye away from the crimes Trump and his family have committed certainly feels and smells bad. But I have concluded that what America is doing right now is making an adjustment, a realignment if you will.

President Obama brought this country back from the brink of financial ruin. In order to do that he had to step on some toes, some powerful white men toes. Toes like Donald J. Trumps and these white men didn’t much like having a “negro” in charge.

Trump and his kind like to remind us that white men built this great country. White men like Washington, Jefferson, Ford, Edison, Reagan and now Trump (I know, don’t laugh). Yes, great white minds built America on the backs of black men and women and that is the way it is done. That is the way it has always be done and that is the way, in their racist minds, we need to get back too. People of color, poor people work. Rich white people think, make decisions, lead and play golf.

President Obama, for all the great things he did for this country, probably went a little to far left of center, over the line of moderation. And Hillary Clinton? She represented one thing and one thing only to conservatives, a dive into the deep end of liberalism without a pair of Swimmies. It’s one thing for factory worker Joe Deplorable to swallow his pride and vote for a, gasp, black democrat but there was no way in hell he was going to vote for a woman who was basically a socialist and Bill Clinton’s wife when he could vote for an old, rich, fat, white guy that likes to grab, well you know what he likes to grab. Joe Deplorable likes to grab that too if someone will hold his beer for him.

I know it seems bad. I know it feels like Trump is burning down the house but here is the thing, this great country has survived worse, much worse than King Trump. He can make all the proclamations he wants about being “the most popular Republican in history of the Party” but it’s just a tweet. Hell you can open a Twitter account too and proclaim anything you want, anyone can. The truth is this, Trump will be a pimple on the ass of American history. Will his stench linger on for a few years? Sure. When you step in dog shit your shoe stinks for a little while even after you have hosed it off. But the true King Trump legacy will be how this republic failed you and I, “We the People” in establishing “Justice”, insuring “domestic Tranquility” and promoting “the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves.” That will be Trumps failed legacy.

 

 

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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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5 Responses to Burning down the house

  1. “A pimple on the ass of American history.” Couldn’t have said it better, myself.

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  2. scowlinglady says:

    Even before the campaigning started, I told everyone that Hillary shouldn’t run because there was no way America was going to vote for a female to become president. I warned them but they didn’t listen. Sadly I was right.

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  3. Nan says:

    I’m telling you, E&B, I’m not sure how much more of this guy I can stand! Pardoning those Oregon guys? Now that really got to me! I live in Oregon and I’m well aware of who those guys are and what they did.

    But it isn’t just HIM! It’s the entire party that’s so enamored with being in control that they’re overlooking … AND DEFENDING!! — the IIO (idiot-in-charge). *silent scream*

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