I’m getting that 1990s feeling again, and not just because I was stabbed for my Starter jacket. Contemporary archetype Donald Trump and ’90s embodiment Bill Clinton are more than pals pretending to be rivals wrestling-style. They’re stylistic twins, even not considering how they’d act together at the Hustler Club. Doing what seems popular links these bros. That’s only good if people are presently clamoring for something wise. It could happen. The Cubs win a World Series every century or so.
The integrity president checks the polls before deciding what his values are. I’m not saying that a guy who would ask the table if they thought bacon was awesome before ordering breakfast lacks principles. But Trump thinks being a good businessman means pretending to care about what customers want. Take how he claimed he wanted a wall because a lot of angry voters did. I’ll believe anything you want, including that I have integrity.
Please tell me how to lead. Following consensus is the modern style of management. Why create ideas when voters will do it? Inventing ideas is way too much work. And how are you supposed to come up with political positions: read the Weekly Standard? Thinking is for eggheads.
Chasing after popularity fails to be precisely inspiring even if presidents of the style receive astounding loyalty from their apostles. It’s not right what issues are presently are seized upon, as they specifically involve seizing upon our rights. Those who think Trump is the new Reagan might want to explain why conservative policies emanate from the White House as rarely as a coherent tweet.
Anyone who cringes at the second impeached president’s liberal claptrap may be surprised at how conservative the public felt in the 1990s. Clinton realized acting tough on crime and welfare would make him popular, which was the only thing he valued more than tail. Cynical maneuvering aside, we got crimefighting and reasonable compassion out of it.
By contrast, Trump is going along with the notion that the only way to care for the unfortunate is through Washington, which is even absurd to type. He’s too busy insulting Morning Joe while praising Fox & Friends to explain what conservatism is.
Blame the electorate who enabled him. People were sick of RINOS, which led to electing the guy who embodies being a member of the party in name only. Jeb Bush uses Atlas Shrugged as a Bible compared to a president who I’d bet even money doesn’t know who Calvin Coolidge was. You can’t violate principles if you never have them.
The president is trying to catch up to the front of the pack so he can lead. Watch him jog to at least get some entertainment out of it. A president who somehow manages to be both grating and a kiss-ass isn’t about to extol the virtues of natural rights. Ponder how liberal the assumptions have become if you need another reason to drink heavily-taxed booze.
Our fearless president is unwilling to confront the endlessly expanding state, which is another fun consequence of electing America’s most capricious man in order to claim a Republican won. Someone from our side is president, which means the guy with our insignia gets to dictate terms. Tribalism’s rewards don’t include telling you to be free.
The only way to make today’s loutish political approach more unseemly is to do what the other side wants. Enjoy the disturbing contemporary trend where not only are insane theories humans spent the 20th century discredited still made but allowed to thrive.
Noting how humans in 2017 can think single-payer will save lives and money should destroy the optimism of even the biggest endorsers of our species. We get dumber as our devices get smarter. On the plus side, our times will inspire fine science fiction.
At least Clinton had principles he was betraying. He’s a left-wing lunatic who would’ve traded his grandma’s soul for electoral votes. To clarify, that entails winning states for himself, not his quasi-wife.
Bill also happened to think that anything benefitting him was amazing, a trait he shares with the incumbent. The last pro horndog and part-time president didn’t care about anything other than personal glorification. It’s easy to forget what a sellout the only Clinton who’ll ever be president was. That’s great news considering his own ideas were so crummy.
The uninterrupted expansion of debt and Medicaid should make the lady Trump defeated feel better. He ostensible husband’s ideals live on. Thanks to a wayward president and people who inexplicably think ceding autonomy means the freedom to do as we wish, the Clintons get their ideology preserved. All it took was someone who sucked up to the public as much as they do.