In Trump’s America it’s Merry SNAFU, a Happy Pandemonium and get it all sorted out during the New Year! This is the mantra of Mr. Trump and his administration because the Republican-led congress, arguably, could be fighting them for the right to lay claim to who is actually responsible for the “AFU” part of SNAFU. I am not sure whether congress is fighting to claim the “AFU” or if they are trying to blame it on Mr. Trump. This is hard to figure out because they have been so silent where Mr. Trump’s erotic erratic and whimsical behavior is concerned, not to mention the countless times that they have enabled him, that his behavior and theirs are so entwined that separating them is virtually impossible. And as I am sure that all Americans by now are aware, Mr. Trump never shares credit but is quick to assign blame.
The question is, does he view SNAFU as credit stuff or blame stuff? Because he has not yet completely blamed congress for America’s current situation, that makes it even harder to sort this situation out. I know that I am pulling at the threads of Mr. Trump’s way of thinking (boy is that scary) by trying to figure this out and I imagine that the entire world of the press is doing the same. Maybe pulling at those threads is not as scary – or perhaps not at all scary – for them but regardless; science, we and the world need to somehow get to the bottom of what makes Mr. Trump tick. Normally this would not be something that those just mentioned would or should give much thought to but this is different. Mr. Trump, in my opinion unfortunately, is the POTUS! Therefore, his thinking and why he thinks the way that he does is extremely important and demands America’s attention! It is important that we house the answer to this question in America’s archives of “Lessons Learned.” This way, we will have a template to refer to should we ever, God forbid, have another president like Mr. Trump.
Mr. Trump might be fighting as hard as he is over funding for his border wall because he really believes that America needs it. In addition, he might really be concerned about the security of his constituents and he wants to keep the promise that he made to them. Or it could be that he desperately wants to change the narrative to distract the media that is so focused on all of the investigations, indictments, guilty pleas by those in his innermost circle, endless scandals that are plaguing his administration, acting cabinet-level officials who report to him and the unfilled positions at various levels that are “making [him] look bad.” My money is on the latter prognosis because during his entire time in office, Mr. Trump has consistently demonstrated that he is incapable of empathy. He seems to only be capable of considering himself and what ultimate impact that things and situations will have on him. No one else matters.
Pandemonium is Mr. Trump’s forte and he seems to revel in it. The more chaos that there is the happier and more comfortable he is. This might be good for Mr. Trump but it is not good for America. America’s current situation should cause all Americans to step back, refocus on our civic responsibilities – which includes the responsibility to vote, and vote! Our country needs us. Most of us do not serve America by being a part of her armed forces who serve in dangerous situations around the world but we still have a responsibility to do our part to protect her. We can do that through our vote, which can help to assure that we have dedicated and responsible politicians who put America and her citizens before their personal and political ambitions. Dedicated and responsible politicians will make sure that those members of our armed forces have the best equipment possible, that their lives and dedicated service are highly valued and that every consideration will be given to them to keep them safe even when they must be placed in harm’s way!
Whenever our politicians and political leaders resort to conducting themselves like grafters and place their personal and political ambitions above their sworn duty to the United States of America, American citizens must vote them out of office! America has been severely weakened by Mr. Trump and his unorthodox style of leadership. We will only become weaker if he is allowed to continue to operate as he has over the last nearly two years unchecked by congress. American voters can help to begin to restore America’s image around the world, regain the respect of her allies and other world leaders and restore the confidence that the world once held in the leader of the free world’s word; America’s word! We can do that through our vote.
So always remember, whether you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent, your vote is the most important one of all…unless you don’t use it!
Eulus Dennis – author, Operation Rubik’s Cube and Living Between The Line