Jun. 1, 2017

"Trump's Political Kabuki"

By Marc Platt
Everything going on in the DC Beltway is Kabuki Theatre. #45 just took America out of a non-binding Climate Agreement that 189 other countries are supposedly sticking to. This is like an international Weight Watchers meeting. The countries "Weigh In' every year to show how they are lowering their emissions . Each country has "Targets." No one is penalized for not reaching those targets. This is a non-binding agreement.
I personally wish the USA would stick to the program. We do have a pretty good record ourselves of lowering these emissions. DJT threw a bunch of red meat at his base, but he will pay a price. MANY CEOs (like Elon Musk) will start to back the hell away from him. He is using up what little political capital he has left.
General Flynn seems to be chirping like a canary to the FBI. The Donald calls Mikey all the time, desperately trying to keep Flynn clammed up. It is not working. Flynn was a good soldier for many years. He always took orders from OTHER higher up generals. When HE was the man giving the orders, it went badly during the Obama administration. His life and emotional self esteem seemed to take a turn for the worse and he became a $$$ mercenary.
When this story is all told in the history books, we will all take a careful look at our own side of the street. Yes, the Russians tinkered and did what they do. The REAL story is our lack of institutional security. The Obama administration is at fault here just as much as anyone.
Barack Obama KNEW the Russians were doing these. He KNEW that the FBI was investigating Trump and his campaign in the summer of 2016. That means Loretta Lynch and the entire intel community are equally responsible for this all getting off the tracks so badly.
Obama is just as responsible for Trump becoming president as Comey, Lynch and the Russians. This was a total clusterf@%k from top to bottom.
Hillary Clinton looked dopey trying to go through the events and not take any real blame for her loss. We don't have a "Popular Vote." America is stuck with the Electoral College and she knows that. Jared Kushner was basically the man pulling the strings and figuring out how to suck out every last electoral vote from states that had been a safe haven for Democrats for decades.
I still maintain that Trump was shocked and sickened at the thought that he actually won and was going to have to govern. He does not know how to govern and proves that every day. He has undone so many positive Obama era policies that it will take the NEXT POTUS a full term just to put America back on EQUAL footing with the rest of the free world.
Trump is not a good executive. He is a good marketer.
We are screwed until he exits the stage.