TRUMP: A DIRECT PATH TO DISASTER
People want change—I get that.
But this race is not what you think. It’s not about change. It’s not even about a conservative viewpoint versus liberal. It’s not now, and never has been, a contest between two philosophical positions.
Unlike any presidential battle we’ve ever seen in this country, this has become a choice between a rational, eminently prepared person and someone who’s off the rails.
With enough reading (“The New Yorker,” “USA Today”, “The Los Angeles Times,” and many others), plus observation of the man himself, you can’t miss the fact that this candidate isn’t normal. He has no core positions. He doesn’t care about others (his Polish workers or anyone else.) He has no longstanding beliefs. He has a shallow, easily-triggered personality.
For Donald Trump, there’s only one thing that matters: Donald Trump.
His biographer said it first, but we’ve seen for ourselves that he has a twenty-minute attention span. After that he goes off message and attacks his enemies. We’ve seen for ourselves that his “message” shifts from day to day and week to week—that he really doesn’t care whether women have abortions or not, that he’s fiscally a dreamer, that after his six bankruptcies and 3500 lawsuits, he can’t be considered a businessman, that he almost never gives his own money to charity, that on any subject he habitually tells the first lie that comes to mind.
And never mind his attitudes about women. On that subject, he’s made it clear where he stands.
It grieves me to think that nearly half the country misses what’s so clear to the other half. I can’t get it through my fool head that somehow forty percent of us actually think they’ve been listening to a man who can bring about change, that he will somehow “shake things up” and cause the government to spin on its axis and provide a better life for millions of people. They think because he shouts and rants and lies he will also accomplish.
He won’t. Because he can’t.
The Donald doesn’t grasp this, but he’s not running for king. Without the active help of Congress—and yes, the Supreme Court--he can’t build a wall, he can’t deport millions of Hispanics, he can’t cancel all our international treaties, he can’t magically bring back jobs, and he can’t put Hillary in jail. Only a dictator could “in the first 100 days” accomplish any of these things.
The only thing this new president can actually do without the active support of others is give the order to send off an atomic bomb. He’s even said, “If we’ve got ‘em, why can’t we use ‘em?” If he wins, he can use ‘em--and yes, he can do it in the first 100 days.
For that reason alone, we are possibly on the path to disaster.
We should all be terrified.