Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Hurting The One You "Love"

Before we get started, I'm So Glad My Suffering Amuses You looks... different. Blogger.com popped up with a message: "Hey! We have new themes to play with!" So I did. 

And this is what I've wound up with. 

Not sure I like it but... hey, I can't figure out how to get my old theme back.  

Lesson: Old people should not fuck with the thematic settings on their blogs.  

In yesterday’s post, I discussed how when Donald Trump says crazy shit like “Obama wiretapped Trump Tower”, he’s not talking to you because, well, sorry, he’s just not that into you.

No, he’s talking to those core supporters for whom a statement like “Obama wiretapped Trump Tower” makes perfect sense. But how much, really, is Trump “into” this group? Consider two signature actions coming from trhe Trump white House and the Republican Congress. 

  1. Trump’s proposed budget with lots of hacking and slashing of various government programs and guess who is most likely to be hurt by these cuts? Red state rural voters. Yes, the very demographic that put Trump in office.
  2. Efforts to repeal and replace the ACA (or Obamacare) with the AHCA sputters along. Nobody likes this bill. Far left liberals, hard right conservatives and a lot of moderates in between. But if the AHCA is rammed through Congress, killing Obamacare, who is most likely to be hurt by this change? Red state rural voters. Yes, the very demographic that put Trump in office.

So red state rural voters, let me put this in terms you may understand: Trump sweet talked you into sleeping with him on November 8th, got you pregnant but won’t pay child support.

But even now, will this matter to Trump supporters? They justified a lot of Trump's self contradictions during the campaign on the grounds of "whatever it takes to win". But Trump won. He's there in the White House. What to do about his petulant behavior and self contradictions when the end result is a negative for Trump's supporters?

Is Donald pushing his luck with his core supporters? Does he actually realize that even the hardcore loyalty of his supporters has it limits? Trump's still pushing for Obamacare repeal and replace but his support for AHCA has been uncharacteristically muted and tepid.

Or perhaps its just Donald has no understanding of the tiger he has by the tail. He admitted that 'who knew how hard figuring out health care could be".

Everyone, Donald. Only everyone.

Donald Trump only wanted to get laid ("win the White House") and he was saying whatever it took to get laid, even if he promised to love you to the end of time.

Now he's sitting there all grumpy in the White House, praying for the end of time*.

*from Paradise By the Dashboard Light by Meat Loaf

That's all I have today. Another post is coming up tomorrow.

Until next time, remember to be good to one another. 

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