November 16, 2016

Wondering on Wednesday (v70)

Here we are, another Wednesday and I'm still wondering, Mr President-elect.

I'm wondering how adding your three adult children to your Presidential transition team is going to help them get busy having fun running the family business - and whether you're even capable of making decisions without your daughter and your son-in-law, since it was at least suggested that you were going to seek top level security clearances for them?

And I'm wondering if you even remember reaching out and asking for guidance from people who didn't vote for you? If yes, I'm wondering whether you've given any thought to the protests that are happening around the country, and what people are trying to tell you?

I'm wondering how you can think that hiring a Chief Strategist so inflammatory that even your own camp defends him using inflammatory rhetoric is a good thing? That's right; here's what your folks say:
He has got a Harvard business degree. He's a Naval officer. He has success in entertainment. I don't know if you're aware of that. And he certainly was a Goldman Sachs managing partner. ~ Kellyanne Conway
This whole notion - it's like the Washington Post has this columnist the other day who pointed out that we're on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, which was the night when the Nazis attacked Jewish businesses. And I'm thinking, 'This is crazy!' But the fact is - and you get all these smears of Steve Bannon. Steve Bannon was a naval officer. He was a managing partner of Goldman Sachs. He was a Hollywood movie producer. You know the idea that somehow he represents -- I had never heard of the alt-right until the nutcakes started writing about it. ~ Newt Gingrich
See, Bannon can't be anti-Semitic, he's been in Hollywood! He worked for Goldman Sachs! In the financial industry! Come on, he's practically an honorary Jew! I wonder, do you see how ridiculous that is? Oh wait -- what am I wondering? You're the guy who cracked anti-Semitic jokes yourself!

I wonder why it is that Alex Jones, the InfoWars conspiracy guy, posted a video where he told everyone that you personally called him to thank him for his support, and that of his conspiracy theorists? I mean, why would the President-elect personally call a guy like Alex Jones to thank him? Alex Jones who thinks the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax, you know -- that the guy you called?
Trump said, "I just talked to the kings and queens of the world, world leaders, you name it. But he said, "It doesn't matter, I wanted to talk to you to thank your audience, and I'll be on in the next few weeks to thank them.. we know what you did early on and throughout this campaign, stand up for what's right, it shows."
I wonder, is your whole candidacy some kind of conspiracy? Or is that too extreme even for you and your followers?

And I wonder, when you say that something "is the law of the land" and so cannot be touched, do you have any idea what you're talking about? Marriage Equality is the law of the land, you said, and so my friends and family members don't have anything to worry about. Have you listened to any of your speeches? Read the GOP platform, maybe, I wonder?

Roe v. Wade is the law of the land, too - so I wonder if there's any reason to worry about that?  And you know what else is the law of the land?  Yeah, the Affordable Care Act. That's been decided already too, but I wonder why that hasn't stopped the House of Representatives from their 60-some-odd votes to repeal it, and why you made repealing it and replacing it (with what sounds a lot like the same thing) a priority for your first 100 days?

I wonder, do you like food for thought? Because, by the way,- voting rights for minority communities also used to be the law of the land, until your GOP got in the way.

I wonder, do you have so much as one single little clue what the hell you've gotten yourself into?

Even the slightest clue, I wonder?