Re: Its an alternative to doing anything useful
If you are going to quote me, the least you could do is get it right. I mean, it's right there in the text, or did you not even read it? I said rich buffoon...
Your response is part of the problem in the world. Instead of a rational discourse, its straight to incorrect statements and insults. You might try to slow your roll a bit and actually think about things.
I never defended Trump, merely made some observations. DC and the establishment had absolutely no idea what to do with someone who wasn't part of the gang. The end result was false Russian conspiracy theories, an impeachment based on these well documented lies, obstruction at every turn, and the afore mentioned hysteria in the press, etc. Yet, somehow, the economy of the US was booming and wages were up, inflation down, foreign policy was in a decent space, and Russia wasn't on the brink of starting another war in Europe. Just imagine what more could have been accomplished if the morons in DC actually made an effort together... Instead, we now have the 'adults' in charge and the country is a fucking disaster. In one year the current administration has just about screwed everything up that the could.
Nothing in American politics makes me feel warm and fuzzy. Quite the contrary. It's all pretty gross. From 2008 to 2016 we had a hugely divisive and largely ineffective president. In 2016 our choices were Hillary or Trump. Neither one a good candidate. Then in 2020, Trump or Biden, which, to be honest was somehow worse than 2016. What the country needs is rational, responsible, moderate leadership, not just in the presidency, but in the congress and at state levels. It's all gotten so out of control and is so power/money driven that we might as well be ruled by a king or dictator our voice is so ineffective as citizens.
As for betting on the wrong horse, no one was a winner in 2020. Although, I dare say that having the shit storm that Trump would have been for another term might have been better. The current administration is pretty scary . When you have a press secretary espousing the administrations position to censor free speech, whether it be good or bad, you know we are heading in the wrong (Orwellian) direction. it's frightening. At least with Trump you could count on him saying stupid things, but not prohibiting the citizenry from doing the same...