Yeah, this is ‘another political post’ but don’t worry, it won’t last long.
So, while cruising the Yahoo “news” today I came across an article that told me the…..I can’t do it, I really can’t give him the courtesy of calling him ‘President’…sorry. I came across an article that started Donald Trump wanted the opinions of his supporters. So I clicked on it. I read it. I followed the link. Here it is.
Admittedly, the first thing I noticed in the article was that Donald Trump was seeking the opinions of his supporters on the “fake news” a/k/a Bad Media issue. I thought; Hummmm…..shouldn’t the person sitting in the Oval Office be seeking the opinions of ALL Americans and not just the people who will tell him how wonderful he is? Secondly I thought; Wow! What person in the Oval Office before him ever put out an online ‘survey’? For the latter I had no answer. But, hey! It’s 2017 and the Internet can be a wonderful tool for feedback. So, half a kudo to him for making an attempt to use it in such a manner. BUT THEN I thought; Gee, shouldn’t this be on http://www.whitehouse.gov rather than on his personal site which has been active for the last 20 years?
If you don’t believe me about that last, it’s fine, you don’t have to. Just to http://www.whois.com type in ‘donaldjtrump.com’ and find out for yourself.
It should at least be on http://www.gop.org if all he wants are the opinions of the people in his own party.
But, anyway, I clicked the link and answered the survey questions even though I’m not a Republican nor am I a Conservative. Please keep in mind I AM a Democrat but I’m NOT a “bleeding heart liberal”. Yes, that means if you call me a ‘libitard’ we’re gonna have a bad time, mmmm’kay. (South Park, anyone?)
So, as an American Citizen with a possibly illegal immigrant grandfather I went and checked it out.
The first thing that became overwhelming apparent was the way the questions are worded.
The second thing was how unscientific it is.
That, in turn, reminded me of how utterly exclusively it is.
This thing was designed to stroke his ego by giving him only the answers he’s looking for out of it. I know, I know, he needs that because he can’t look at the American Public and say; You’re fired!
However, WE CAN look at him and say those exact same words. After all, for the first time in, geez I don’t know how many years–if ever– he’s actually working for someone other than himself. That means, he might finally know what it feels like to lose a job. Not that he’d care. No, not at all. I mean, hey, unlike so many of his fellow citizens he doesn’t need this job. You know, the highest job with the most responsibility that this country has to offer. No, not the highest pay by any means but still it’s bigger than running a bunch of hotels and casinos. I realize the guy has never been responsible for some 300 million people which is a far cry from the roughly 34,000 people his personal companies employ worldwide. At 84,000 people worldwide, that non-tax paying entity known as Exxon has more employees than Donald Trump as ever been ‘responsible’ for. Maybe, no matter where you fall on the Political Spectrum, you’d like to keep that in mind. He’s nothing more than a raindrop in the Atlantic Ocean. With his multiple Vietnam deferments, he’s certainly no “American Hero”. He has absolutely no clue whatsoever what it’s like to ‘sacrifice’ for your family or your country.
IMHO he’s more like an “American Horror Story” with his multiple bankruptcies and the fact that, by his own admission, he ‘doesn’t pay taxes’.
Do you pay taxes? Would you like to not pay taxes?
But, hey, that’s just a thought.
Here’s another thought for you; The United States of America is a COUNTRY it’s NOT a business. Me thinks there’s a YUGE difference. Your mileage may vary.
In the Boardroom the CEO (Trump) Rule the Roost.
In a Democracy…eh…not so much.
It’s a big change for him and one that he probably didn’t expect and maybe possibly neither did the people who support him.
Anyway, since it was very first and probably ONLY opportunity to do so, I clicked the link and went over to take the survey. I did! I answered every question! Most of them I was just able to ‘click a box’ on but some others I actually clicked ‘other’ and stated my reasonable, rational, non-snarky, opinion. My favorite of which was: Do you believe that people of faith have been unfairly characterized by the media?
I have faith. I’m not a Christian but I definitely have faith in at least one Higher Power. So do Jews, Hindus, Muslims, and a whole host of other folk. However, if you have a working brain, it was easy to see they PC’d that question to avoid the real one which should have stated; Do you believe Christians have been unfairly characterized by the media?
That’s the one the question I called them out on because….hey!
That’s MY CAR! Keep it in mind whenever you talk about ‘Religious Freedom’.
This is my car
And, hey! So’s this
Then, after completing the ‘Republicans Only’ survey I was asked to give my name . So, I gave MY REAL NAME because I have nothing to hide, I’m not afraid of him and I want him to know exactly who I am…or at least the poor schlub calculating the ‘results’ to know who I AM. Because, hey, according to him I’m an ‘idiot’ who actually PAY TAXES!
(No Mr. Trump, your tax evasion doesn’t make you ‘smart’ your refusal to release your tax returns doesn’t make you ‘smart’…it makes you a chickenshit blow-hard!)
I entered a very valid email address (ok, admittedly I didn’t give an email address I readily use because I didn’t want a bunch of their…ummm……stuff…clogging up my inbox) and my zip code (which I did! My REAL one!) I clicked ‘record my vote’…like I’m actually ‘voting’ here…LOL.
THEN…I was asked for MONEY!
ON DONALD TRUMP’S PERSONAL WEBSITE!
AND one full QUARTER of my ‘donation’ would go to the GOP.
Humm…where’s the other 75% going? I dunno.
Yeah, I declined to ‘donate’.
If you’re an American Citizen, no matter your political affiliation, I greatly encourage you to hit that link and do the same. Be respectful. Be reasonable. Be rational. Use your OWN REAL NAME…not your email address because they’ll never stop asking you for cash. The Democrats are the same way. You contact them once and you’re constantly hit up for cash. It’s pathetic on both sides.
In closing, other than again encouraging you to hit that link and take survey, I’d just like to say that in my 50 years on this planet I have NEVER been AFRAID of a person sitting in the Oval Office. I’ve been embarrassed by some. Hell, I wanted to pay to send George W. Bush to Eloquence School and I’d LOVE to pay for Donald Trump to go to Finishing School because he really needs the sophistication and the polish. However, that orange Anchor-Baby-Daddy scared the crap out of me. Not because he’s ‘tough’ or he ‘tells it like it is’ but because he’s a moron who has surrounded himself with Yes Men. People who will only tell him what he wants to hear or risk hearing; You’re fired!
Because he isn’t tough. He’s weak. He’s as weak as every schoolyard bully out there.
The real reason Hillary Clinton (who I was NO fan of) lost the election was the; when they go low we go high bullshit.
Everyone out there with a lick of sense knows how to deal with a bully; you kick ’em in the nuts, when they go down, you knee ’em in the chin, when they fall backward, you step on their throat. When they gasp, you keep pushing your foot down until they turn blue. If you want to stop at that point, that’s up to you.
Take the survey.
Turn the Orange One…blue.