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Thursday 18 Jul 2024

An Angry America
Matt Seinberg

After a long day at work, I like nothing more than coming home to a glass of wine, with dinner. This eases the stresses of the day. Lately, I’ve been doing that a little more often.

The White House almost drives me to drink.

I’m not a big drinker, but the more I read in the paper, watch television and listen to radio, the more I want to drink. American politicians, especially at the national level are idiots as are their subordinates. Lately, for example, our president and his new lackey of a lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, are making more noise than sense.

Giuliani and President Trump aren’t on the same page or so it seems. Where is the co-ordinating strategy to make the President appear he is a winner and, thus, confirm his belief? The Giuliani of past seemed a strategic thinker, what is happening now.  

For example, when he was the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, he went after the mafia, corrupt polities and corporate giants. He was successful and managed to clean up the Times Square area, of Manhattan, too. The irony is Giuliani now represents one of the sleaziest and worst presidents in American history.

During the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon, when impeachment was inevitable, took the higher road and resigned. President Trump signals he likely will risk impeachment, as he believes the Senate won’t convict him. Impeachment is an annoyance.

Mid-term elections are set for November 2018. Federally, all 435 House seats are up for re-election as are one-third of Senate seats. I truly believe the Democrats will retake Congress, at least the House, if not the Senate. In January 2019, after the swearing in, the House may well begin impeachment hearings against President Trump for his lies, misdeeds are, perhaps, more.

Do you think that this country would have kept President Obama in office if he had an affair with a porn actor, as did President Trump with Stormy Daniels aka Stephanie Clifford? Would Obama get away with alleged ties to the Russian president that influenced the 2016 election? Do you think Obama would have go unscathed as he went through staff members like old worn out socks?

I don’t think so.

Impeaching President Obama would have come so fast, for these or even lesser transgressions; so fast it would have spun our heads, clear off our necks. Why hasn’t this corrupt Republican Congress started impeachment hearings against President Trump? Are they afraid of what he may do to them?

It’s confirmed that Trump, as wheeled and dealed in real estate, stiffed more little businesses and people than did any other single company in the country. After the small business completes its work, they were lucky to get paid cents on the dollar, if at all. Trump always claimed inferior or incomplete work to get out of paying the bill.

I found it sickening that whatever President Obama did, Trump wants to undo it. It doesn’t make a difference what it was. So far, Trump as rolled back environmental standards; next wants to roll back automotive emissions standards. Doesn’t he understand that our environment isn’t something a football that you toss to this fellow or that, randomly?

The Iran nuclear deal, Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, is a recent example of President Trump trying to re-write the history made by President Obama. After years of tough negotiating, a deal was in place and, in simple terms, Iran agreed not to pursue a nuclear programme, for at least a decade, in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions on it. As soon as he could, President Trump withdrew the USA from the deal; ostensibly saying the only part he didn’t like was the signature of President Obama on the contract.

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (DACA) was another high profile target of President Trump. Although his mother and paternal grandfather immigrated to the USA, Trump has much disdain for DACA. This means many immigrants are afraid to lay down any permanent roots now and aren’t contributing any money to the economy by buying furniture, cars and other high tickets items that they normally would. How would you feel, if you had just purchased all that stuff, and were suddenly deported?

Al Gore confirmed that climate change is real, as are the ever-changing weather patterns. Why is it that Trump doesn’t believe it, and thinks its fake news? What is fake about all the snowstorms, torrential rains blizzards and hurricanes that pounded the East Coast this past winter? Those aren’t fake and caused millions of dollars in damage.

Don’t get me started on the new tax plan. It took from the poor and middle class and gave to rich individuals and corporations. Where is the extra money that’s supposed to be in my paycheck? I certainly didn’t find it.

The same goes for my tax returns. I paid more in taxes and got less back in a refund this year. Where is that money? Who or what has my money.

Trump makes his own fake news to totally screw the public and, I hope, his supporters are going to wake up from their comas and realise they are totally screwed.

We’re likely stuck with President Trump until 2020.

Is Mike Pence the answer to this country’s problems? No way and he may not be the lesser of two evils, as many people believe. Thoroughly self-disciplined and a former senior lawmaker, Pence fades against in the cult of personality forming around President Trump. Pence wouldn’t stand a chance to win the 2020 presidential election, which means the USA is most likely stuck with President Trump until 2020.

I believe that Joe Biden will run and win, in 2020, even at 78 years old. If so, he will try to undo all the crap that Trump did, including fixing his poor tax reforms, and environmental standards. The public needs to know that the government is for them and not the business cronies of the president.

Come on American, get mad as hell and don’t take it anymore!

Matt Seinberg lives on Long Island, a few minutes east of New York City. He looks at everything around him and notices much. Somewhat less cynical than dyed in the wool New Yorkers, Seinberg believes those who don't see what he does like reading about what he sees and what it means to him. Seinberg columns revel in the silly little things of life and laughter as well as much well-directed anger at inept, foolish public officials. Mostly, Seinberg writes for those who laugh easily at their own foibles as well as those of others.

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