Tag Archives: Lyndon Johnson

My President Is Pitifully Incompetent

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

Some Of What Is Going On

I’m not going to claim I understand every move the Trump administration is making. One of the gaps in my education is that I never studied abnormal phycology. Today I’d like to look at two things that are going on and try to explain them. Let’s explore. Continue reading Some Of What Is Going On

Could This Be His Achilles Heel?

Maybe I’m just too stubborn for my own good, but even after 2016 I am still pretty much a by-the-book political guy. Donald Trump’s campaign was anything but by-the-book! Therefore I’m looking for what will be his political demise. I think I may have hit on it. Let’s explore. Continue reading Could This Be His Achilles Heel?

What Price Will We Pay?

Late Monday night the news broke that Donald Trump was nominating Republican six-term Georgia Congressman Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Like most in Congress his is not a household name and most Americans wouldn’t recognize him if they passed him on the street. This pick is similar to the choice of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education and both are equally harmful to America! Continue reading What Price Will We Pay?

The Enshrinement Of Lyndon Johnson

If perfection were a requirement for induction the Progressive Hall of Fame would likely be empty – so would Heaven. The concept is modeled after the Baseball Hall of Fame. Just to pick two denizens off the top of my head, few would try to make a case that Babe Ruth or Ty Cobb were flawless human beings but there is no question that they were great ballplayers.   I’m not even sure that today’s inductee into the Progressive Hall of Fame was a good person let alone anything approaching perfect. Nonetheless a couple of his achievements would have him standing tall in the annals of progressive history in America even if he were not 6’4” in stature. I speak of America’s 36th President Lyndon Baines Johnson.   Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Lyndon Johnson