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April 8, 2020

Mr. Trump’s Enemies

Filed under: Politics — Steve Ruis @ 10:14 am
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Our “The Buck Never Stops Here President” has named a number of causes of the pandemic now raging. He has blamed China, the Obama Administration, and even the World Health Organization (WHO) in his rants.

Our cowed news agencies (or bought off, or . . .) never seem to follow up on these. For example . . .

It Is All Obama’s Fault
The transition from the Obama Administration to the Trump administration occurred in January of 2017 (over three years ago!). Even though the transition mechanism is required by law, the Trump people blew off large portions of it, even refusing to appoint people to fill serious vacancies in various departments. Remember that? Remember how Mr. Trump was praised for reducing the size of “Big Government”? (No? Neither do I.) I am seriously concerned about the transition out of a Trump administration. If it is as botched as when he came into office, it will take years to repair the damage.

If the Obama administration was so evil and corrupt, why wasn’t there a major effort made to weasel out what they had been up to so all of the evils could be fixed? Sounds like more than a few people were asleep at the switch.

It Is All WHO’s Fault
The evil enemy in the form of WHO is just ludicrous. Especially since Mr. Trump announced that for his administration, the watch word was “America First.” If we are No. 1, why were we depending upon a global big government agency to do our work for us? We should have seen what was going to happen before the Chinese noticed it. Mr. Trump’s most recent proposed budget substantially cuts “donations” to WHO. Since we are a major supporter of WHO, what if those cuts had gone into effect a year ago? Anybody want to guess? Mr. Trump probably believes they wouldn’t have had enough funding to be so China biased. Others think that China might have willingly stepped in and made up the slack, further diminishing our influence around the world. Nature may abhor a vacuum, but China surely does not, especially political vacuums.

It Is All China’s Fault
And, China, Mr. Trump’s Big Bugaboo. If China is the root of all evil, why were we not all over whatever nastiness they were drumming up? This has to be a major intelligence failure on the part of the Trump administration. With most people looking at China as a potential partner in creating a global future, Mr. Trump recognized the threat that was China way before anyone else. So, why did he sleep on that threat? Isn’t he supposed to keep us safe? Mr. Trump seemed to be fixated on currency manipulation by China and a trade war Mr. Trump started and allowed them to slip a biological weapon past our borders that has brought our economy to its knees. Apparently the defense of caging immigrant children at the border provided no protection.

Or maybe, just maybe, Mr. Trump is just flailing about, trying to strike pay dirt by highlighting an “enemy” that non-Fox News viewers will accept. This has worked for him in the past. If he finds one expect his to tag it, like “Lock Her Up!,” and lean on that until the election.

Addendum I can’t write or read the phrase of “Mr. Trump’s enemies” without thinking of Senator Joe McCarty and his famous tag line “I have a list …” (Communists to the left of me, communists to the right of me …). Mr. Trump seems also to have a list and it seems to be made of the the same thing as Tail Gunner Joe’s … whole cloth.

6 Comments »

  1. Gawd he’s a pathetic stain.

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    Comment by john zande — April 8, 2020 @ 12:46 pm | Reply

    • And I avoid looking as much as I can. You cannot avoid his putrifaction. A day after his equally putrid son in law sated that the federal emergency supplies stowed away were not available to the states, the website for that agency was changed because on the front page it clearly stated that “when states and local governments apply for help …” Lying ass wipes, the entire extended family. Trump is caught lying so much that the religious right are now calling Trump “the Lion,” thus besmirching the reputation of Aslan.

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — April 8, 2020 @ 1:58 pm | Reply

  2. Devastating critique and catalog of failures of Trump by David Frum (not someone whose views I generally like).

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/04/americans-are-paying-the-price-for-trumps-failures/609532/

    I love this line: “Suddenly, in 2020, the rooster that had taken credit for the sunrise faced the reality of sunset. He could not bear it”.

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    Comment by James Cross — April 8, 2020 @ 12:57 pm | Reply

    • But Trump, unlike the rooster, will never make such a self-assessment.

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — April 8, 2020 @ 1:59 pm | Reply

  3. Apparently, I have the same tag line as Senator McCarthy.

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    Comment by List of X — April 11, 2020 @ 9:59 pm | Reply


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