Monday, August 01, 2016

Trump's biggest problem today.

We have become a fragile people.

We have been promised so much and been lied to by so many for so long, that it's hard to believe in anyone anymore.

Clinton is the poster child of the lie: a Washington Post poll shows that 68% of those polled conclude that Hillary isn't honest and trustworthy.  Yet, clearly, partisan hatred is so blinding that many of those who know she's a liar will vote for her anyway.

Politically, I had both local heroes and national heroes.

One by one, their true selves became known to me.

Sometimes, it took years.  In one case, it took a decade.
Their thirst for power, their demand for obedience, their arrogance and their disregard of the people they would govern surfaced over time.  Their re-election became more important than their duty to the people.  Their arrogance superseded their public persona, and they allow themselves to be manipulated by interests harmful to us in return for a few bucks.... think of the "when rape is inevitable, relax and enjoy it" philosophy.

I BELIEVED my brother-in-law when he came up with that "Servant Leader" shtick back in 94. Well, when was the last time you heard that from him?

I bought IN to the importance of GOP control over our legislature and our Congress.

What do we have to show for it?  Well, here in Clark County, for example, we have a $700 million gas tax bill.  Nationally, we have an almost $20 trillion debt.

The fragile nature of the American psyche is due in large part to our expectation and subsequent failure of those we elect to govern to keep their word, keep their promises and to make the will of those they would represent their primary goal in elective office.


Now we're too stupid. We just don't get it. "Business decisions" supersede the collective's thought, desires and demands because now?

They have all the answers and they know that when they lie to us, they will not be held accountable.

Just ask Sen. Rivers.

It's difficult for Trump to make the headway he needs because he must find a way to make the people understand that he will keep his word and he will do everything he has pledged to do.  He also must understand that his support is fragile, even though apparently strengthening, and that he will only get ONE chance.

The moment he becomes a national version of, for example, Tim "The Liar" Leavitt, it will be over for him.

So few in politics actually keep their word. Most at all levels disregard their primary duty to the people and make their primary duty their own self-enrichment and self-aggrandizement.

No more.

Never again.

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