President Donny is in his One Hundred and some-odd day as Leader of the Free World and it’s time to look back at his accomplishments:
Trump legislation passed: None. Yes, he’s signed about 40 bills with HR and SR numbers including HR 375 “An Act to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 719 Church Street in Nashville, Tennessee, as the ‘Fred D. Thompson Federal Building and United States Courthouse'” and his greatest achievement to date, HR 353 “Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017” Or this model of managing the legislative agenda: H.R.1362 – “An Act to name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Pago Pago, American Samoa, the Faleomavaega Eni Fa’aua’a Hunkin VA Clinic” Truly stunning use the of the Office and the Executive powers to guide important legislation to Make America Great Again.
The brightest highlight were these three: S.J.Res. 36 – “Joint Resolution providing for the appointment of Roger W. Ferguson as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution;” S.J.Res. 35 – “Joint Resolution providing for the appointment of Michael Govan as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution;” S.J.Res. 30 – “Joint Resolution providing for the reappointment of Steve Case as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution”
But actual legislation from Donny’s mouth to the House and the Senate? Jack-Squat.
The Mexico-funded Wall to keep out the bad hombres, rapists and drug dealers? Not a whisper. Not even a finger-bang tryin’ to find the hole. Except the logic bomb that the wall has to be transparent because drug dealers are lobbing 60 pound bags of drugs over the fence and you might get hit in the head, so you have to be able to see through the wall.
Infrastructure restoration? Never heard of it.
Manufacturing jobs are a juicy one. That Carrier HVAC plant in Indy where Donny personally saved 700 jobs last year, announced that they’re still relocating the production from Indiana to Mexico, laying off the folks in December 2017, not December 2016 as originally planned. Donny bought a year.
To be fair, there was a coal mine opened that will employ 70 people in Buttcrack W Va. However, everyone there won’t be covered by any semblance of health care, so one had best not have an accident on the job.
The Big Three car makers, who were supposed to bask in the American Manufacturing Renaissance under Donny? GM is planning on a 10 week shutdown of most plants, instead of the usual two or three week summer shutdown for retooling.
Making America Great Again? Not so much. At the G20 a couple of weeks ago Donny had his kid sit in when the other leaders started to use big words. At the G7 about a month ago he couldn’t walk two blocks and had to take a golf cart. At international photo ops, world leaders would rather stand with the sign-language interpreter than be in a photo with Donny. America has become a laughingstock with about as much diplomatic gravitas as Chad or Sierra Leone.
Unless you count his great international cyber security breakthrough of getting Vladimir Putin to cooperate on some fuzzy concept of cyber-security cooperation between the US and Russia. Why not use that nifty Russian phone Putin gave you Donny? It’s shiny and will let you tweet faster.
Even the repeal of Obamacare Mark II hasn’t got the support of enough of his own majority party to get anywhere near his desk and has duly died. Donny can’t get enough of his own majority to vote for it, leaving Mitch McConnell to stoop and scoop. This is Mister Art Of The Deal in action. Or should that be inaction. President Donny can’t close the deal.
But President Donny (“I’m President and you’re not”) sure can slam Hillary Clinton and the media. Note to Donny: Hilary lost, she’s not in office and holds no powers other than that of a regular citizen. The horse is dead, but you keep flogging it? Why? Nobody likes a sore winner.
We’ll tell you why. You know that hammering Hillary and doing an all caps #FAKENEWS during your morning dump distracts people. That’s your long game. More correctly, Steve Bannon’s long game: Make the media run after air biscuits and brain farts while you go golfing and America rots away.
Even if Robert Mueller were to find a Russian wristwatch up President Donny’s ass and Putin’s pubic hairs between Jared’s teeth, there will always be apologists for this international punch line to a joke.
Except that once this all grinds through the courts and the investigations and the media shitstorm, it will be time for the mid-terms. In fact, the Republican reptiles are lining up the PACs now for the mid-terms.
The House and Senate will likely flop back to a Democrat and Republican split, paralyzed with inaction and relentless bickering. The base for Trump, working-class Republicans who bought into Make America Great Again will see it as nothing more than a logo, a red hat with no substance, no help and based on the stinkin rich folks in Cabinet, no hope for them. They’ll stay home in droves once they see exactly what has been done in their name for them. The rich got richer and the poor had their belongings sold off at auction to pay for medical coverage or food.
America is eating itself, fighting the Civil War again, except this time it’s not North versus South. It’s class war. Rich versus Poor and even more appalling is that the less-than privileged, Trump’s base, are the ones who will suffer the most for it.
Yes, America sure is great again.