cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Washington, we have a problem! The problem is that we have a President who doesn’t seem to understand that he is not a dictator. He doesn’t seem able to rein in his feelings of self-importance and permit the government to function as the wise men who formed it thought it ought to function.
We have a tripartite government; three equal branches that are to assure that none of the three can run roughshod over the other two and the populace. We have an Executive branch, a Congressional branch (albeit with a weak Senate) and a Judicial branch. The problem we seemed to have yesterday is that the Executive branch thinks it is the end-all and be-all in the government. It seems to believe that it, alone, has the power to shape the rest of the government. It seems to think that it sets the budgets, it makes the laws and it does as it ‘bloody well’ chooses. And…it takes great umbrage when that position is challenged. It is, obviously, the most equal of the three branches.
So, we are on the brink of our country proving that it is not creditworthy. We are on the brink of one-ups-man ship that has been carried to the extreme. We have an Executive branch that does not seem to know its place, and that seems to believe it is at the top of the governmental food chain. We have a Judiciary branch that simply hopes it won’t have to take any difficult decision during its current tour of duty lest people think ill of it and brands it as having been partisan. And, we have a Congressional branch that has been portrayed by the media as the ugly red-headed stepchild (no intent to harm the self-worth of red heads intended). Oh, but that ignores that the Senate is, by far and away, the most important part of the Congress and, therefore, ought to be given carte blanch so far as budgets are concerned. Let’s get real; the House is just a bunch of ner-do-wells who have not yet learned which forks to use for the salad course. We seem, Constitution-be-damned, to be at the point where the President will simply tell us what the budget will be, and will tell us how that budget will be spent, and will truck no disobedience during that process.
The display, to which we were all treated today, if we chose to listen, was shameful. Our President has a very deep-seated problem. He suffers from an extreme case of Narcissism. He is the only smart person on the earth and, therefore, he is the person who will make all the decisions.
If we had anything resembling a mainstream media, there would be blazing headlines announcing the Narcissistic dilemma that has beset the President. There would be psychiatric discourse that would help us to understand the problem and to help us to give our President the room he apparently needs even though this disorder threatens our country’s financial well-being.
Actually, what we have is a school yard bully who somehow got elected as President and who proves over and again that this was a huge mistake by the electorate. And, our beloved bully is proving NOT to be the sharpest knife in the drawer on top of all the other shortcomings he has demonstrated. But, he does love to listen to himself pontificate.
I hope that it is not true that we voters get what we deserve!