Friday, October 14, 2016

But a Trump presidency would be so interesting...


     C’mon, are you certain that some tiny part of you doesn’t secretly want Donald Trump elected president?
     Aren’t you even a teensy bit curious? Donald J. Trump, president of the United States, Rex in Mundo, seated in majesty on his gold-plated throne, flanked by stuffed lions, killed by his son. What would that be like?
     I’m not talking about Trump supporters, those knee-jerk Republicans who vote GOP no matter how far their candidate strays from their alleged values, moral, religious and political. Nor the haters, emboldened to creep out of their basements at mid-day, blinking in the unfamiliar sun, salaaming at his feet. He’s still Their Guy; they’re following him into the abyss.
     No, I’m talking about Democrats, those responsible, thoughtful, patriotic citizens who consider government as a vital part of a decent society. We recognize a Trump victory as the bench-clearing brawl it would certainly be, his troglodyte haters running wild in the streets, his main lackeys Chris Christie, Rudolph Guiliani, and Newt Gingrich — a trio of henchmen straight out of “Dick Tracy,” characters only Chester Gould could have invented, perhaps as Pruneface’s gang — striding into the White House, staking out their prime offices. We don’t want that.
     And yet....

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13 comments:

  1. No.

    I am a woman and have daughters. I live in a condo with Muslims. Our dear friends are black (and, no, it's not a single black "friend" that proves I'm not racist) Other dear friends are, like you, Jewish.

    A man who neither knows nor respects the Constitution and values of our nation cannot appoint multiple justices to the Supreme Court. He cannot have 4 years to terrorize people with "law and order" He cannot be allowed to threaten other countries.

    I'm not curious about a Trump Presidency. It is an active threat to me and mine and the country as a whole.

    I can't even joke about it, at least not until the threat is over.

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    1. Ditto. Trump as a joke stopped being funny nearly a year ago.

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  2. No.

    I am a woman and have daughters. I live in a condo with Muslims. Our dear friends are black (and, no, it's not a single black "friend" that proves I'm not racist) Other dear friends are, like you, Jewish.

    A man who neither knows nor respects the Constitution and values of our nation cannot appoint multiple justices to the Supreme Court. He cannot have 4 years to terrorize people with "law and order" He cannot be allowed to threaten other countries.

    I'm not curious about a Trump Presidency. It is an active threat to me and mine and the country as a whole.

    I can't even joke about it, at least not until the threat is over.

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  3. Nope, no way, no how... not enough words to describe just how vile he really is.

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  4. Back around May, Trump released a list of Supreme Court nominees, many who are civil libertarians. If Trump doesn't realize what he's doing and they get approved by the Senate, it would gum up the works for his plans and the statist policies promoted by corporate lobbyists. Trump's stop and frisk policies would be blocked. Extrajudicial prosecution of minorities like executive order 9066, wouldn't fly. Pharmaceutical companies could successfully sue the FDA, get their version of the EpiPen approved, and bust the Clinton/Mylan monopoly. More monopolistic occupational licensing laws, and certificate of need State laws, would be ruled unconstitutional. Why a Trump presidency could mean a new era of personal freedom.

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    1. Sorry, I don't like spreading misinformation, and have been informed that there is an alternative. For those interested there is a generic for EpiPen, called Adrenaclick, manufactured by Impax Laboratories.

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  5. It would be great fun. No agonizing over principles -- no principles, no agony. No worries about fulfilling campaign promises -- "wall, what wall. I never said anything about a wall. Muslims, I love Muslims, the only people I love more than Muslims are Mexicans. Putin, great guy, but there can only be one sun, you know. He's got to go." And all us men 50 going on 15 will be freed to be ourselves, to cop a feel from time to time and without shame gaze longingly at outsized mammary glands. And none of us would have to worry from day to day whether it's right or prudent to put boots on the ground or justices on the court -- the Trumpmaster would declare his will and so it will be written and so it will be done.

    john

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  6. My first thought when I read killed by his son was that it would be rather fitting if Barron offed Trump when he was sitting on his throne. Then I realized you meant the lions, ah well. The Trumpmeister, if somehow elected, would be too much like a King Joffrey Baratheon, which is admittedly very fun to read and watch, but would be horrific in real life.

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  7. It would be interesting as hell, and that's the key word: hell. I'm looking forward to a boring four years of Hillary.

    SandyK

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  8. It would be interesting to watch the drama/play unfold from the sidelines or the theater box while eating popcorn or hot dogs. However, I wouldn't want to be in the movie or game; not even as an extra or standby. It wouldn't be funny in real life when you're affected by it!

    LindaB

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  9. Well, there are two polls that show Drumpf in the lead. The always unreliable & ridiculous Rasmussen Poll, which is a combination of phone calls & online polling, according to their own site.
    And then there's the idiotic LA Times Poll, which the NY Times wonderfully picked apart the other day, as it's a weighted poll & there's a single, 19 year old black man in Downstate Illinois, who represents all black men 18-29 & is going to vote for Drumpf & he's given dozens of times weight in that poll, instead of just counting him once!
    So the LA Times poll usually shows Drumpf in the lead, unlike all other responsible polls.

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  10. I would invite anyone who thinks a Trump presidency would be fun or interesting to rent a cheap motorboat and head east away from the Florida coast during the next category five hurricane to hit the state. That would be interesting as well (and as stupid).

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  11. members of the media would have more sensational things to write stories about if trump got elected. all sorts of low hanging fruit . part of the reason trump was propelled to national prominence in the first place, is all the coverage his candidacy received because of his cartoonish image. and outrageous behavior. good for reporters not so much for citizens or the country on the whole. but you can dream neil

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