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April 5, 2019

Trump’s bump from “total exoneration” has yet to appear.  His aggregate approval rating at the Five Thirty Eight website today is 42.3, the same as March 25th.  Indeed, Donald’s numbers have been quite steady.  He hasn’t been below 40 since February 27 of last year, except for a quick dip at the height (or depth) of the shutdown.

Pundits are making much about public opinion solidifying before any real meat from the Mueller findings sees sunlight.  I agree that Barr’s four-page summary of a 400-page report can scarcely do it justice, but I believe that there’s plenty of time for the truth to break through and change minds.  If someone buys Barr’s whitewash topped with Trump’s newest Big Lie of total exoneration, likely nothing would sway him or her.

The Donnie immediately fumbled this huge gift by threatening to kill Obamacare and close the southern border because of the immigrant influx.  Reluctant real Republicans like Mitch McConnell privately counseled Trump on the folly of that, so he did back flips one doesn’t usually see from someone of that age and frame.  The ACA problem can now wait until late 2020, and the crisis at the border now has a year to set itself straight.

Trump has mostly limited himself to gloating before adoring crowds.  They eat up his sophomoric (no, more like freshmanic) humour.  This bugs the bejesus out of me.  It’s petty, a stain on the office of the Presidency.  We’ve got Samantha Bee, Steven Colbert, Trevor Noah and John Oliver for political humour.

But there’s one topic I encourage him to rift on: wind power.  I guess because it’s not a fossil fuel industry, he has deemed it a Good New Enemy.  According to Trump, wind power doesn’t work if the wind isn’t actually blowing, and when it does blow, the sound of the turbines rotating causes cancer.

Steady Trump supporter Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa called that claim “idiotic”.  With good reason: there are 4000 wind turbines in Iowa that provide 9000 jobs and 37 percent of the state’s power.

So, Donald, please keep tilting at windmills, as you call them.  The image is priceless.

 

 

4 Comments
  1. Gordon permalink
    April 6, 2019 8:24 am

    Plus, the Donnie keeps demonstrating his own version of wind power by blowing hard at both ends.

    • April 8, 2019 2:54 pm

      Stretching the Don Quixote metaphor even more, maybe Terry Gilliam could finally get the financing for the film about the man from La Mancha he first conceived 30 years ago. Russian oligarchs could finance it. Mike Pence could play Sancho Panza, riding behind Trump, but they’d have to wear brown face.

  2. ALBERT MCCLARAN permalink
    April 6, 2019 12:13 pm

    WHAT IS – freshmanic humor? EXAMPLE = PLEASE. AND I DO NOT BELIEVE TRUMP SAID the sound of the turbines rotating causes cancer. SOMEONE ELSE SAID THAT – HE WAS QUOTING. AND FOLKS ALWAYS SPECULATE BEFORE REAL DOCUMENTATION COMES OUT. AS IN THE MULE-ERR REPORT. DID NOT MOST FOLKS BELIEVE DONNIE COLLUDED – HA!
    MORE LATE MY FRIEND
    AL

    • April 8, 2019 3:08 pm

      He might have been quoting, or he might have just pulled it out of his boundary-free imagination, but he said it, so he gave it validity. He needs to know that as POTUS, everything he says has immense weight. A lot of people did, indeed, speculate that he colluded. However, none of them have
      the significance or responsibility that Trump does. Sophomoric humour is immature, like the stuff we laughed at all through high school. Trump, as
      President, has degraded it a school year. “Freshmanic” — you read it here first.

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