T-Rump ‘Unmatched’

September 8, 2016

16458226596_ae9dbb782b_zSunshine and near-clear skies this early Thursday, a rare event here on California’s north coast — appears another warm, gorgeous day.

Absurdly-ugly last night (via the Guardian):

“I have a plan, but I don’t want to – look, I have a very substantial chance of winning. Make America great again. We’re going to make America great again. I have a substantial chance of winning. If I win, I don’t want to broadcast to the enemy exactly what my plan is. Let me tell you, if I like, maybe, a combination of my plan and the generals’ plan, or the generals’ plan – if I like their plan, Matt, I’m not going to call you up and say, ‘Matt, we have a great plan.’ This is what Obama does.”

Although I didn’t actually see the “Commander in Chief Forum,” there’s been enough clips, news stories and blog-posts this morning to pretty-much summarize an apparent fucking mess.
In Matt Lauer, the symbol of why the US now faces the biggest break-point in its history — the MSM is so fucked, the obvious can be tossed aside, lies and nothing more than pure bullshit not taken to task.
The media nearly-as-a-whole is in good-mark in allowing a creepy, scary asshole like T-Rump to get even this close to near-absolute power.
And reporting Hillary Clinton’s e-mail shit is on par with T-Rump’s horrifying smorgasbord of incompetent, criminal activity — WTF!
This election really, really pisses me off, and really, really a ‘national nightmare,’ even in the remotest-chance T-Rump could gain the Oval Office.

Yesterday afternoon surfing news and whatnot on the InterWebs, I came across a most-interesting piece, and a bit depressing, too, from Ronald L. Feinman, professor of history at Florida Atlantic University and author of “Assassinations, Threats, and the American Presidency: From Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama,” at the History News Network — a glance into the nightmare, and a T-Rump presidency.
Life supposedly can be fickle, and what-if the “impossible” happens:

It is hard not to believe that a President Trump in office would be a constant constitutional crisis, unmatched since the Civil War, and maybe even possibly worse than that terrible event’s impact on the nation.
After all, in the mid 19th century, we were a nation of about 31 million people in a world where we were not a major international player in diplomacy and war, and were still in great isolation from foreign influences greatly affecting our national security.
We were also a nation with far less diversity in ethnicity and religion than we are in 2016.
Today, in a world of nuclear weapons and widespread terrorism, and with a population of over 320 million people, the impact of a President Trump would be massive on foreign policy and domestic tranquility.
A President Trump would force all of us to be constantly alert and vigilant for one constant crisis after another, being provoked by an egotistical narcissist unmatched in American history, and only matched by a few foreign dictators over five thousand years of history.

Feinman does preface the dream-mare: ‘The only solace sane Americans have had is the assumption that Donald Trump will NOT win the Presidency, and early public opinion polls make it seem likely that he has little to no chance to be elected President.’
Read the whole piece — ugly enlightening.

Some T-Rump reality…

(Illustration above: Donald Trump, ‘Basic Shapes,‘ by caricaturist/illustrator Chong Jit Leong, found here).

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