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The New Normal?

© Tom Tomorrow

Is it possible that Trump is turning out to be worse than any of us expected?



  1. Arthanyel wrote:

    He is worse than expected, and just as bad as we feared. It remains to be seen how much of his insanity is turned into action. And if Eepubkicans kill the filibuster in the Senate, we will be faced with the choice of fleeing the country as quickly as possible, or starting the Second Civil War.

    Friday, January 27, 2017 at 12:28 am | Permalink
  2. Jonah wrote:

    Much worse than I thought. As I said before, I think some of his policies will be helpful, eg infrastructure bill, making it easier for companies to move overseas profits back to the US but his persona remains as it was on the campaign trail. He and the republicans are not going to drain the swamp. They will make it easier for corporations to mislead workers and the people

    Also Trumps abusive almost dictatorial nature should be concernding to all

    His huge negatives outweight whatever small positives he has

    Friday, January 27, 2017 at 7:14 am | Permalink
  3. Jonah wrote:

    And based on his current approval ratings while it seems some of voters may have realized their mistake or at least disapprove of his current moves, what seems concerning is that the vast majority of them seem happy with their choice.

    Friday, January 27, 2017 at 7:33 am | Permalink
  4. Wildwood wrote:

    Jonah all I keep hearing is “give him a chance” from the Trumpsters. They have their heads up their asses and can’t find daylight to save themselves. It’s either that or they just cant admit they made a mistake. I’ve always known Republicans were poor losers, but they are even worse winners if that’s possible. There is just a hardcore group of somewhere around 25 to 30 percent who will not accept anything that they construe as liberal or democratic. And as I type this, I realize I might be one at the other end of the spectrum. But I’m right and they are wrong. So there!

    Friday, January 27, 2017 at 10:04 am | Permalink
  5. rk wrote:

    We’ve been drumpfed.

    I can’t believe how quickly he’s acting on everything. I cannot see it getting better for a long time. Maybe in 2 years if the Democrats can take back Congress.

    I had thought for sure the wall would be forgotten. It feels like the iron curtain all over again. Drugs are already smuggled through tunnels under the boarder, boats in the Gulf of Mexico and in planes. So we need gunboats, machine gun nests, guard towers. The Berlin Wall, but on the scale of the Great Wall of China.

    Friday, January 27, 2017 at 11:20 am | Permalink
  6. David Freeman wrote:

    Yes, Trump is already worse than I imagined. It worries me more that the Republican Party is even worse than I had imagined. If most media remains more cowardly than I had imagined, we’re royally screwed.
    We must circle the wagons around the vulnerable, organize and nonviolently resist.

    Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 4:17 am | Permalink
  7. Jonah wrote:

    Now this is ironical. Republicans ran on repealing obamacare and are now struggling to come up with a plan and also to muster up the courage to live with a plan

    How did ~63M people get fooled this badly?

    Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 5:22 am | Permalink
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    Arthanyel, do you mean kill the filibuster, the way the senate majority did November 21, 2013? This truly is the site for political irony.

    Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 8:03 am | Permalink
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    The ironic thing here is that when the other party was doing the exact same things, no one supporting the other party found any fault in those actions. So, yes… Give one person on either side the ability to skip over congress and this is what you get. But who did it bother when president Obama was doing the exact same executive actions… Only then I guess everyone here agreed with those executive actions.

    Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 8:10 am | Permalink
  10. Ralph wrote:

    This is right out of the playbook. Govern by fiat, create your reality, shoot the messenger, divide and conquer, Reince and repeat. Trump is the perfect leader for a country hooked on a diet primarily of (sur)reality TV, internet babel and high fructose corn syrup. We are, to coin a Germanic slang, upgefukt. And, to coin another phrase from the ’60s, The Whole World is Watching.

    Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 9:50 am | Permalink
  11. notycoon22 wrote:

    Hi Mr. or Ms. or Mrs. Anonymous. 2013, the Dems changed the filibuster rules for approving appointees – not filibuster rules for all actions of the Senate. I understand why they did it in 2013 – although I didn’t approve of it then. What the Senate is talking about now is totally eliminating those nasty Dems from the conversation making them the fully ruling party.

    Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 10:09 am | Permalink
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    Mr or mrs notycoon22, I realize the extent of the infraction that has taken place is not the same as the infraction that has not taken place. However, not everyone understands the reasoning behind doing away with the filibuster. I am not taking either side here. The fact of the matter is it should not have been done then, and it should not be done now. The idea behind the filibuster is to give a minority house or senate a voice. So that there isn’t a runaway congress. Not sure why you think it is ok for one side to erase the filibuster and not the other?

    Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 2:59 pm | Permalink
  13. Ralph wrote:

    Interesting article from the Jan. 20th edition of the WP by Andres Martinez, reminding us that the “illegitimate President” is nothing new in our hyperpartisan politics over the last 25 years or more. Trump is only the latest, if most obscene, symptom of our broken party system that has become more about money and power, and so demonizing the “other”, than anything else.

    As summarized in the latest edition of The Week:

    For four consecutive presidencies, many Americans have insisted that an illegitimate leader was occupying the White House, said Andres Martinez. This destabilizing trend began in 1992, when Bill Clinton won a three-way race with 43 percent of the vote. Republicans insisted Clinton had no mandate for his liberal policy initiatives, personally attacked and investigated him relentlessly, and gleefully sought to impeach him in his second term. After the bitterly contentious 2000 election, decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, Democrats refused to accept George W. Bush as a legitimate president, and hatred against him ran deep. Barack Obama’s “resounding win” in 2008 briefly quieted the legitimacy debate, but critics—including our current president—soon charged that Obama was a secret Muslim born in Kenya and was therefore a fraudulent president. Now it is President Trump who’s haunted by challenges to his validity. Where does this end? There’s nothing wrong with opposing presidents and policies we disagree with. “But the haste of recent years to delegitimize opponents, and to call them un-American, is itself un-American.” Extreme partisanship has left us with a political system that’s “devoid of shared narratives, aspirations, values, and, increasingly, facts.”

    Speaking of facts, they interviewed the 3-5 million illegal voters and said they all voted for Trump. So there, see how easy it is to make shit up?

    Seriously though, if Hillary or the Democrats were crafty and smart enough to rig 3-5 million votes, as President Snowflake claims, you’d think they would have rigged a few extra thousand in the right districts to give them the Electoral College too. Just saying…

    Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 3:15 pm | Permalink
  14. Ralph wrote:

    Oops, correction, meant to say “they all voted for Hillary” there. See, he’s getting to me already Mr. Orwell, heeeeelp!

    Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 3:21 pm | Permalink
  15. Anonymous wrote:

    For anyone interested the convention of states has been trying for years to aquire as many states as necessary to put some control on this oppressive federal government. Now that the oppression is felt by the democratic side, maybe this four years is a good period to hold that convention. The platform is to limit the power of the federal government. But remember limiting the power when it’s not your side, also limits the government when it is your side. Thanks for the time

    Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 3:27 pm | Permalink
  16. notycoon22 wrote:

    Anonymous – Apparently you and I agree on this. Please read what I wrote. I said I didn’t approve of it then, either. I suggested it was to create one ruling party. I guess I just need to write longer posts. Oh, and it’s just notycoon22. No need for titles. My mistake in using them earlier. “>D

    Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 6:14 pm | Permalink
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    Notycoon22, I think we are in agreement. Nice to converse with you.

    Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 9:27 pm | Permalink