Monday, March 27, 2017
This is Political, So You Can Move On
I have been paralyzed by politics. I have been a "snowflake" being held over a candle. The fact that the far right held their ground and stopped millions (more) from losing health care has given me hope. I have tried really hard to understand those who voted for a man whose speeches sound like an angry grade school bully. He has claimed he graduated at the top of his class, but this is certainly not reflected in any of his rhetoric or his endless golf. He has no favorite books, interesting American history quotes, or rich pals that are intellectual businessmen. He has no detailed vision of how to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. He has no plan of how to spend the increase in budget for the Defense Department which even the Generals agree they do not want now.
He claims he is a good businessman, but my broker (whom I just called to adjust my investments to make them less risky as this market adjusts) just told me that according to their experts (this is one of the largest brokerage firms in the country) he did worse than possible based on his investment and all his bailouts from his dad over the last two/three decades. If he had taken that money and just invested it, he would be worth far more than even he could imagine. But he did not beat the market in 3 decades with the money he was given!
But just being wealthy would not give him the endless visibility he demands. Watch almost any popular New York TV show and he was walk-on over the years. He finally had to create his own shows. He demands attention.
He is not a Republican or a Democrat and I keep thinking this is some wry God's humor as he will use this President to bring both parties together on at least a few functional bits of legislation. Far stranger things have happened this year.
Imagine a Congress that actually meets, compromises, and SLOWLY get stuff done!!
OK. No more political rants. Next post is about my Peruvian English student...not necessarily much happier though.