Archive for September, 2017

Focus People

Posted: September 24, 2017 in Current Events, Politics
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In fairness the resemblance is undeniable.

  • Important issues going on right now: The disasters in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, etc.; the current GOP healthcare bill; the situation with North Korea; not to mention long-term issues like racism and pay inequality….on and on. Not an issue: black athletes with opinions (a right that is Constitutionally guaranteed by the way, as long as we are discussing what is and what is not “American”).
  • If President Trump’s Twitter is any indication, we all know what the President has chosen to focus on. Shouldn’t this be beneath the office of the Presidency? Shouldn’t he have better things to do? Is there anything similar we can point to involving President Obama? (Or President George W.Bush? Or Clinton? Or Bush Sr.? Or Reagan?….)
  • The media should not be sidetracked by the stupid tweets. Leave the stories about the pissing battle by our celebrity President against our celebrity sport starts to TMZ. Instead, we need stories regarding how our response has been to the recent hurricanes. Has it been adequate? Are we doing a good job? We need stories on the impact of the GOP healthcare proposal. We need stories on the handling of North Korea (speaking of which, is school grade name calling of North Korea’s President supposed to be considered “tough”?) If the current thing between the President and sport athletes is to be covered, it should be within the larger societal context of free speech and racism, not in a ‘you won’t believe what LeBron James just tweeted and then what President Trump tweeted back???!!! Oh my!!!!!’ context.
  • We also shouldn’t be sidetracked by this. The President needs to be held accountable for what he does and how he performs, which goes far far far beyond his divisive tweets (honestly if somebody proposed a new Constitutional amendment that banned Presidents from having Twitter accounts, I would probably support it. Geez!)

For the most part I think the only purpose (beyond dividing this country) President Trump’s Twitter account serves as is being a squirrel. Let’s try not be the Up dogs! (Wait…this whole post…..SQUIRREL!!!!! Darn it!)

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