Monday, December 12, 2016

Garrison Keillor is Right: Trump Can Never Be My President

It's bad enough that Donald Trump will, as a living, breathing president, be an utter catastrophe. Looking at what kind of man he is, I only see someone who is repulsive, contemptible. He's as incapable of leading me as I am of following him.

Why couldn't he release his tax returns? It would have caused
 a total shit storm. His character would have been laid bare.

Daily Kos did a feature on Garrison Keillor's reaction to Trump's election. Keillor put it well: 
“He will never be my president because he doesn't read books, can't write more than a sentence or two at a time, has no strong loyalties beyond himself, is more insular than any New Yorker I ever knew, and because I don't see anything admirable or honorable about him. This sets him apart from other politicians. The disaffected white blue-collar workers elected a Fifth Avenue tycoon to rescue them from the elitists -- fine, I get that -- but they could've chosen a better tycoon. One who served in the military or attends church or reads history, loves opera, sails a boat -- something -- anything -- raises llamas, plays the oboe, runs a 5K race now and then, has close friends from childhood. I look at him and there's nothing there.”
I'm continually reminded of Louis the XV's famous words:"Après nous le déluge," or "After me the deluge." And who knows what Marie Antoinette meant when she said, "Let them eat cake." But the revolutionaries she inspired chopped off her head, so they apparently figured it out.

But from where we stand in the U.S. today, a majority of Americans outright reject Donald Trump. He's not ours, you take him. As far away and as soon as possible.

Note. As with so many famous quotes, it's pretty clear that neither Louis XV nor Marie Antoinette ever said what was attributed to them. It is, however, still fun, and apt, to pretend they did.

As for Donald Trump, we've got YouTube. Watch a bit, and there's only one conclusion to be drawn. The dude's wack.

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