Just tonight Laura Ingram talked about the fun factor in voting for Trump.
She stated that people were ready to have fun again and that Donald Trump was a fun candidate.
I never looked at the presidency that way.
But I suppose she’s right. Trump will give us a lot of fun.
So if he’s elected, and you voted for him, you’re going to get a lot of fun.
It will be four years of zingers, insults, one-liners.
It will be a grand old time.
There will be lots of yucks.
How about a boring candidate though. How about somebody who doesn’t tell jokes?
How about somebody who doesn’t insult people?
How about a person who calmly works behind the scenes to produce substantive policy that will make your life better.
Isn’t it the job of the president to do just that?
Can you have both?
Can you have a president who tells jokes and delivers substantive policy?
Can you have your cake and eat it too?
I’ve never seen it.
Generally substance plus style equals unity.
The more time you spend on style, the less time you have for substance, and visa versa.
Trump is flashy and funny but does he produce results.
I’m not seeing it.
I don’t see one major piece of substantive legislation that he has put forth on the domestic or the foreign front.
Where was the comprehensive reform in healthcare to give us a decentralized competitive market place geared toward providing affordable healthcare to all?
Where was the intelligent reform in our foreign policy to transform America from an international bully to a constructive partner with nations in Africa and Asia?
Where was the bold initiative to confront the growing power of Palo Alto and its increasing threat upon our First Amendment rights?
Where was the initiative to confront Corporate America’s runaway greed machine, a machine that outsourced jobs from the black community, a machine that uses young black men as raw material for its corporate prison factory?
Where was the push environmentally to move us away from nuclear power and plastic? The tragedy at Fukushima should have prompted such. The Sargasso Sea of trash in the Pacific ocean should have prompted such. There are new technologies out there that needed a push from the man in charge. So where was Trump?
Donald Trump was too busy holding political rallies where he can tell jokes.
I don’t want a comedian.
I want a very boring person who doesn’t tell any jokes.
I don’t want fun.
I want results.
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