I’m a registered Republican – and have been since 1983, when I reached legal voting age. And in many cases, I’m already regretting that decision.
It’s impossible to ignore the present political situation in Washington – and the only thing it’s accomplished so far is proving that the current U.S. President’s ego is bigger than his intelligence. (Appearing on a best-forgotten Reality TV show which should have never been conceived to begin with will do damage to more than your intelligence.) True, our elected representatives do need to improve our country’s immigrant problem – but building a wall at the U.S.-Mexican border’ll create more problems than it solves, especially when it’s become more difficult to tell who our real enemies are, a problem that isn’t foreign to both the United States and the rest of the world.
When many Americans elected Donald Trump over two years ago, they believed that he’d help return the United States to its former greatness – just like many TV viewers during the past decade believed that The Apprentice, which Trump appeared on, was quality TV, with both beliefs sharing much in common with the myth that the Nazi holocaust never took place during World War II: Those beliefs are stupid and pointless, just like President Trump’s demand for a border wall which won’t do much for our own protection, personal and otherwise.
And this is the leader of the free world?! The one who helped bring us into this present mess – and not just in Washington?
And the worst part of this – many of us let Trump run amok as U.S. President, mostly because almost all of us were blind to the warning signs when we elected him into office over two years ago (and before that, when Trump announced his candidacy). And it might do more than damage both the Republican and Democratic Parties’ reputation – just ask the generation of Americans who voted for Richard Nixon, and ended up regretting it.
Since this year’s the 45th anniversary of Nixon resigning as U.S. President during the Watergate scandal, I wouldn’t be surprised if Trump was kicked out of office – probably before the winter season ended. At the same time, I wouldn’t be surprised if Vladmir Putin being removed from power in Russia happened on the same day that Trump got his just desserts (and that might not be long in coming). Personally, I’m hoping for it – and, I’m betting, so are many Americans who’ve already learned a hard and bitter truth from all this: Reality TV never does anyone or anything any good in the long run. Including the position of President of the United States. (Just pray and hope that no other Reality TV ever follows Trump’s lead – including Sarah Palin.)