Years ago comedian Bill Maher still offered the best description of Donald Trump to date when Maher said, “He’s a bullshit artist.” On the level Trump is now playing you can’t do it all by yourself. You need enablers and reinforcements if you want to be a world class liar. He has Kellyanne Conway and Sarah Huckabee-Sanders on his payroll. Who can forget the soon to depart (and already removed from visibility) Sean Spicer. To top them all there was the cameo but memorable appearance by Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci. Outside the White House there is the entire right wing mythology machine including the king of them all Fox News. Let’s explore. Continue reading Trump’s Malarkey Machine
Over the past few days I’ve noticed several “dots” somewhat hidden in the news. I think I may have connected them and if so I have a prediction to make. Let’s explore. Continue reading On Base: Donald Trump
Almost without exception Republican federal office holders have remained loyal to Donald Trump. My question is: Why? Let’s explore. Continue reading I’m Mostly Perplexed
For some time political politicization has been one of the biggest problems in America. Recent revelations of various reactions to the disclosure of Russian interference in our 2016 election illustrate this anew. Let’s explore. Continue reading Tribe Over Country Or Duty
Perhaps it’s my age, but I really don’t think so. More likely it is the malarkey the Trump administration is trying to get me to believe. There is talk of a new normal. I accept that to a degree; we are going through a second industrial revolution and many things are changing. Facts are still facts and the truth is still the truth. Contradictions are contradictions and alternative facts are lies. Let’s explore. Continue reading The New Abnormal?