No person has every talent necessary to run something as large and complex as the American federal government. Knowing your weaknesses and getting people on your staff that can plug those holes is a large part of being a competent manager. The technological advances that have come with the passage of time only exacerbated that challenge. President Trump and I are close in age and have a very similar education from world class management schools. When we were in school the laptop computer didn’t exist. As President he has the entire federal bureaucracy at his disposal. A competent manger would use that to his advantage. Donald Trump is incompetent. Let’s explore. Continue reading My President Is Pitifully Incompetent
Tuesday morning we awoke to what the Trump administration hoped would be the end of the Michael Flynn controversy with the news of General Flynn’s resignation as National Security Advisor. From someone who lived through the Nixon and Reagan administrations I say: not so fast! Let’s explore. Continue reading Flynn Flam
At noon tomorrow Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States of America. More than just progressives are unhappy about that. Trump is about to take office with an approval rating of only 40%. In 2009 Barack Obama was inaugurated with an approval rating nearly double that (78%). Many Americans feel like a death row inmate hours from execution hoping against hope for a last minute reprieve. Despite being vehemently anti-Trump I’m not one of them. Let’s me explain why. Continue reading No Reprieve
Late in the campaign the Trump forces added a new phrase to their arsenal: “Drain the swamp.” His minions immediately picked up on it and echoed it to all that would listen. It was part of their justification for supporting him. Well, actions speak louder than words. Let’s explore. Continue reading Draining The Swamp – Really?
Well we are finally here; it is Election Day. Much of America will be glued to the television watching the results come in. For my part I will have one (but more likely two) computers and a television on. Here are the things I’ll be watching for. Continue reading Tonight’s Indicators