Wednesday, March 01, 2017

What a farce! Bully's Bluff!

It was like watching a Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey circus act last night as Trump delivered his speechwriter's speech to Congress. Blustering Donald played the ringmaster magician, promising EVERYTHING under the sun to his audience--letting them know they were watching the GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH.  He's going to bring peace, prosperity, a chicken in every pot (or two or three--or even maybe an ostrich!), rid the world of all evil (expect for himself and his cabinet), replace Obama care with the most incredible health care EVER seen before on this planet or any other planet in any other universe ("making it available to everyone": read: for those who can afford to buy it). He's going to make our country the safest place in the whole gol-dang world (telling us this right after he had just signed the bill reversing the Obama rule that restricted gun sales to mentally ill persons).  His incredible promises made P.T. Barnum look like a piker -- but, in watching the Republicans joyfully shouting their approval with standing ovations, it brought to mind Barnum's eternally accurate quote: "There's a sucker born every minute."