The election process is a sporting event. The media outlets report on the money raised, the numbers in the polls. There is more speculation than news. There is more opinion than news.
It dawned on me the other day that the old stallwarths ABC, NBC, and CBS refer to their evening broadcasts as “News”. It is in the title and for the most part they are reading out the events of the day.
These same networks do not use the word “news” in morning broadcast. Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Today.
Then there is Fox News… the land of hardly any news.
The week that was gave us the Mueller Report. Actually titled. “Report on the Investigation Into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election”.
Broadcasts are filled with every story with Trump at the center. Russian Interference should be at the center. What is our government doing about that?
Why isn’t the president of the United States of American standing stoicly at a podium flanked by our flag declaring that our intelligence and law enforcement agency have been given all the resources they need to shut the door on this interloper?
Impeachment is not the answer. It wastes the time of the investigator who should be focused on the problem that created the problem of Donald Trump as president.
The bravest members of the Republican Party should be pulling away from this presidency while remaining true to their political belief. Easy to do. Trump is not a Republican. The power brokers in the dwindling backrooms should be putting all of their strength behind another candidate that will knock this cancer out during the primaries.
The members of the Democratic Party now in Congress must gather to find their common ground and explain to all; chasing personal thoughts do not move the country forward. Whatever the collective majority is within their ranks, this must be the narrative. The American people struggle with too many yogurt brands, there is no way they can stay focused on 20 people declaring a desire to be president.
Our elected officials have failed our country, our states, our cities, and our neighborhoods. There hasn’t been any significant goals achieved since landing on the moon. The bridges are crumbling, the water pipes are failing, public transit is hard to find, we drill knowing the pollution will kill the planet, we over package, we underwrite farming we don’t need, we fight wars that can’t be won, we allow a small group with gobs of money determine our gun policy, we allow insurance agencies decide our medical care.
One man with a gravel decided the next supreme court justice while the other elected officials stood by fearing than any disagreement might disrupt a reelection bid.
The entire congress is more interested in keeping their job than doing their job.
Meanwhile, we have an electorate with eyes glazed over with “news”. Imagine… a woman interviewed says “I’m so tired of hearing about the Mueller Report. I don’t care what’s in it.”
This is the media’s fault. Months of speculation filled newspaper pages, editorial pages, talking head shows. How many important things were pushed off the script because they were sure that the report would be the sizzle item of the day?
I knew Donald Trump would be a terrible president. He is not and has never been a public servant. He thinks the kinds of people who give their lives and their minds to the betterment of others are chumps.
Each person who actively supports the reelection of Donald Trump needs to look deep into their conscience to find out why. It’s not economic — Wall Street runs that show along with the Fed. It’s not regulation — the ever increasing scares of infected food, disease outbreaks, planes falling out of the sky — are all byproducts of decreased regulation. When profit is the motive and there is no 3rd party watch dog… bad things happen.
Look again… Immigration? Are you of proud Irish descent? The ones call “Mick”. Are you proud Italian descent? The ones called “Dago”. Are you now using the words “Wetback” or “Towelhead”.
Tell the truth… why do you want Donald Trump to be your president for another four years? Can’t blame it on Hilliary anymore.