Uncommon Sense

June 27, 2021

Donald Trump 2.0?

Filed under: Culture,Politics,The News — Steve Ruis @ 8:29 am
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Before we have dispatched Donald Trump 1.0 people are trying to identify Donald Trump 2.0. My brilliant partner worried when Donald Trump was first elected that someone would come along who actually had the talent and desire to do the job in a Trumpian manner, and we would then really be in trouble.

A post today on Medium.com had the subtitle of “Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appears to be a GOP favorite to attempt to continue the former president’s brand of tyranny in 2024.” The title of the piece was “The Threat of Donald Trump 2.0 Is Beginning to Emerge.”

This is an abuse of the version labeling system.

While catchy and titillating as a title, the facts don’t match it, DeSantis is at best Trump v1.01.

He does not have the savvy, intelligence, or moxie to make it past v1.1 in my estimation. He is Trumpian in a slightly better looking package.

This is a little like when television became immensely popular. People worried about the effect it would have on education, children in toto, our culture, etc. I didn’t worry so much as I hadn’t seen anyone capable of using it effectively.

Have you seen a political TV ad recently? I stopped watching them years ago, but I occasionally watch one to see if anything has changed. So far, nothing has changed. There is nothing of value in a political TV ad and there are so many of them that any which might be effective are diluted out in a sea of mediocrity. (And they pay consultants millions of dollars to produce that crap.) So, no one has learned to use TV effectively, although Donald Trump did a better job of that than any previous presidential candidate.

The big threat right now is not Donald Trump, v1.0 or v2.0. The problem now is the antidemocratic Republican and Democratic parties. Yes, I know, one is worse that the other, I don’t care; they are both execrable. The uber-rich have captured our politics and now the entire system serves their interests and not ours. And, if you think their interests parallel yours, what planet are you from?


  1. Yup!


    Comment by Nan — June 27, 2021 @ 1:26 pm | Reply

  2. Hey! Just because I’m from another planet, that doesn’t mean I don’t agree with you 🙂


    Comment by shelldigger — June 28, 2021 @ 7:39 am | Reply

    • Welcome to Eath, Shelldigger. If only more aliens would have made themselves known, the Pentagon’s report on UAP wouldn’t have been so lame.


      Comment by Steve Ruis — June 28, 2021 @ 7:42 am | Reply

      • Please inform the Pentagon, the UAP’s are how we send our pets out to pee.

        Thank you.


        Comment by shelldigger — June 28, 2021 @ 7:46 am | Reply

        • LOL! Imagine one dumpping pet litter over a city and the scientists going bonkers trying to figure out if it were radioactive, toxic, etc.


          Comment by Steve Ruis — June 28, 2021 @ 7:49 am | Reply

  3. I Think Donald Trump Is a Sex offender


    Comment by NinaRose — September 26, 2021 @ 8:02 am | Reply

  4. I Think Donald Trump Is The Real Life Baron Vladimir Harkonnen From Frank Herbert’s Dune


    Comment by NinaRose — September 26, 2021 @ 9:07 pm | Reply

  5. I Think Donald Trump has Meghan Markle Voodoo Doll


    Comment by NinaRose — October 21, 2021 @ 12:14 am | Reply

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