Wednesday, August 22, 2018
The Government We Deserve?
"In a democracy, the people get the government they deserve." -- attributed, variously, to Joseph de Maistre, Alexis de Toqueville, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and others
"Ignorant citizens elect ignorant leaders." -- George Carlin
By now, it's crystal clear that Donald Trump is a total scumbucket -- a lying, cheating, egomaniacal, thoroughly corrupt scumbucket. Everyone knows this. Sadly, about 35% of the public doesn't care. In fact, they like it that he's such as asshole. Because they are too.
Manafort clammed up, did not testify at his own trial and had no defense -- just what a loyal goombah is supposed to do. Naturally, Don Frito Corleone praised him. "Such respect for a brave man! He refused to break." (Translation: "I will pardon you.")
So this is our government today: We've got Al Friggin' Capone in the White House!
We're saddled with this government because too many people beyond the 35% deplorable base went brain dead and somehow convinced themselves that a vote for Trump was better than a vote for Hillary. Puh-leeze! Hillary may have her baggage but she'd have been far superior to the daily shit show inflicted upon us by Don the Con. A lot of unthinking Trump voters are finally figuring this out.
The 35% are getting the government they deserve, but the rest of us deserve better -- much, much better. It starts to get better in November. VOTE! And vote smart. You know what that means.