Increasing evidence of insanity continue to emanate from the halls of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, causing numerous psychiatric sources to opine about the NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder) president, who having accomplished nothing but installing a retrograde Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, struts and prances around the living quarters in his bathrobe and pajamas, tweeting crude insults to members of the media, especially women, and ranting at his staff while going from TV to TV. Sallying forth with embarrassing lies and pronouncements, preparing for his 2020 campaign by conducting rallies among his unenlightened followers, instead of governing, having failed to appoint mid level bureaucrats, leaves the government to flounder about, like a grouper just fished out of the water lying on a deck waiting to be disemboweled and served for dinner.
And now the mad king goes to the G 20 summit, unprepared, because he does not read briefing papers, or meet with staff. Be prepared, Donald, to have your lunch eaten.
Enter Vladimir Putin, an evil kleptocratic KGB murderer, who denies all interference in our elections, and prepares to meet Donald Trump. What will they discuss? How to fire Robert Mueller or dump him in the Potomac? Perhaps feed him some polonium-laden tea? How to keep the Russian investments in Trump bankruptcies secret, saving the Donald's financial empire? Oh, of course, for public consumption, they might discuss the US having shot down a Syrian warplane about to drop barrel bombs on children and how the US is to handle the North Koreans, etc. But that story is for "losers," or "neudachniks," if you prefer the Russian transliteration. Nothing will come of it, save some public blather.
Putin really knows how to deal and steal. Rosneft, the Russian oil company/money laundry is a creation of Russian kleptocrats of whom Putin is the capo de tutti capi, ostensibly richer than Bill Gates, Carlos Slim and Warren Buffet combined. The difference, of course, is that Putin's money has been made by stealing from others and murdering his critics, including journalists, financiers, and business adversaries, either sending them to watery graves in the Volga or serving them the aforementioned tea. Oh, I forgot, having some of them riddled with bullets near the Kremlin wall.
Trump will be attending Putin University at any meeting with a man who has an 80% approval rating in his own country, unlike the feckless Donald who is sinking fast, around 38%. Imagine that, Russia with a failing one trick (oil and gas) economy having such a soaring approval rating?
Could it be the control of the state television, the newspapers, the Internet that might be helping with this? Are Russian muziks dumber than Trump voters? Less informed? Hard to believe, since only 20% of American voters follow politics at all. They actually believe that Trump is going to send them back to the coalmines, making America great again. And after all, this notion, this appeal to nostalgia is a powerful seductive slogan for an empty headed, pandering con man. He knows how to run a reality show, after all. Donald is all about America in the 50s and 60s, and judging by his cabinet members, Scott Pruitt, Rick Perry and Betsy De Voss, a segregated, white revanchist America is on their distorted agenda. The 50s were peaceful under Eisenhower, but social progress was limited to the white middle industrial class, now being replaced by a mélange of color and immigrant diversity and robotics rendering America a new frontier of technology. Immigration policies that wish to stifle this aspiration to greatness is doomed, an illusory fantasy cloud crafted by a mad hatter immersed in the wonderland of his own narcissism.
And the loss of healthcare for millions of Americans as a right not an earned benefit, is a non-starter except for retrograde luddites like Mitch McConnell, a politician that makes Machiavelli wiggle with delight in his 15th century grave. Paul Ryan, the other power broker of the GOP sees only lower taxes, caring nothing about the American experience. Whichever way the wind blows is fine with him. Unprincipled cowards, both.
Oh America. It is the fourth of July. The founding fathers are recoiling from the 18th century compromises that founded the country. Thomas Jefferson is wondering how science, one of his main passions, aside from impregnating slaves, is being thwarted by the likes of Rick Perry, and Scott Pruitt, who is forcing forward his climate denialist agenda, rolling back rules diminishing pollution and lead in the water.
Theodore Roosevelt called these hombres malefactors of great wealth. Well folks, they are in control of our government, and it will be years before we can get back to where we need to be.
The Madness of King Donald is on full display, with the help of the GOP and its pusillanimous leadership. At least when America was great there were great leaders in the Congress, who thought beyond blind partisanship.