For the most part, I consider it in poor taste to use social media, blogs included, for the promotion of one's political ideology. *** i shall make an exception tonight.
Donald Trump is a joke wrapped inside a ltruckload of money inside a moron. More correctly, he's not a true moron. he's what used to be referred to as an idiot savant.
(I believe the politically correct term for the condition is currently "individual with Savant Syndrome." We must be politically correct. here. Typical savant abilities often include unexplained musical talent, unusual calendar or other numerical skills, or unnnatural rote memory. In the case of Donald Trump, he has the skill to take a large sum of money and turn it into even more money. As far as whether he would have become rich had he started out as a pauper, only God knows.
Trump was, bacause of bad behavior, kicked out of the prep school of which his father was a trustee. His parents felt they had no choice but to send him to military school. prep school must have provided some degree of reformation, as he earned a Bachelor's degree from Wharton school of business. Then again, it wouldn't be the first time a degree has been bought rather than earned.
Trump's recent derogatory statements about Mexican illegal imigrants, essentially that Mexico is not sending us its model citizens but instead, rapists and such, outraged many who are not even particularly sympathetic to the plight of Mexican immigrants.
his more recent rant in which he stated that senator john mccain was not a war hero because he allowed himself to be captured offended even McCain's adversaries.
I was hoping Trump would at least be good for a little comic relief, or at least he used to be, but he's not even all the funny anymore. I'd like to have enough faith in the American voting public to think his election, or even nomination, is an impossibility, but where so much money is involved, is anything an impossibility.
The only consolation I can think of at the moment is that the president doesn't really have as much power as many people assume. He still has the code that's inside the little black box that's never more than a long arm's length from his reach, though.
***My rants against Mitt Romney were personal, not political.