I worked for many years as a legal executive assistant in Boston. It was a tough job. It required knowledge of some court procedure and computer expertise. In Trumpian fashion -- I was simply the best, incredible even -- NO strike that; I had my good days and bad. As a metaphoric absurdity to my point, though, if one day human resources came to me and asked me to go to court to fill in for an attorney who could not make it for a motion in an important case, aside from the fact that it would be highly illegal, I would think she had flipped her noodle, was cracked and maybe insane. I might have often been good at the occupation I chose but I was NOT an attorney.
When George W. Bush became president I was working at that firm, talking to a friend as the nation held its breath awaiting the court decision that would act as the deciding referee to this volatile and contentious Democrat v. Republican pugilism. I was sick at heart as the the match was decided for Bush. The imprecise tally of the hanging chads Justice O'Connor thought was just fine and in the 11th inning the Bush foul was declared fair.
In my view the Republicons stole the election and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's morphed the court into the arena of a wholly owned political corporate subsidiary where it is stuck in present time. The consequences of that decision would be dire. An intellectually inferior, cerebrally challenged and emotionally incapable dry drunk Bush assumed the presidency of the most powerful nation on earth. I tried rationalization. Maybe, I thought, he will not be that bad. He was that bad and worse. His rancid tenure and horrific historical legacy will be told by the experts but his legacy includes a war based on lies, thousands dead, refugees by the millions, a Middle East dismembered and Europe's fabric altered by the influx of refugees by the thousands to the west. BREXIT is about immigration and Britain's antipathy toward it but Britain fought that deadly Iraq War based on lies too and now they pay the price. That "Mission Accomplished" War Bush in his penile fight suit proclaimed on the carrier Lincoln is now in its 12th year, the longest war in US history. Bush did not know a Sunni from a Shia, had no plan for after the war and wasted trillions in treasure without mentioning the massive amounts of human blood wasted on a war he had no idea how to wage. Worse, on his watch the Great Recession of 2007 landed like a meteor smashing into the earth ruining the middle class and the poor the most.
Al Gore should have been president and, indeed, he retained the popular vote. Imagine how different life could be possibly without a 9/11 and with a climate change correction. When upset in extremis my medical weak spot pays a visit. I began having an optic migraine caused from deep stress. Worse my vision becomes impaired. It is, for me, 20 minutes of hell. The Bush presidency was 8 years of hell the effects of which we experience still.
One would think a nation would learn not to repeat its nasty past. Here we are, though, with the presumed nominee of a major US Party, Donald J. Know Nothing Trump, who thinks he is so fantastic, so utterly wonderful, so "good brain" great that he can assume the world's most difficult job requiring deep knowledge of both domestic and foreign policy. This bully, bigot, and stupid candidate for the presidency could, in fact, if the American electorate is so either clueless or masochistic yet again usher in the earth's most unqualified humanoid for the office of president of the United States.
Trump is a business man as was Bush. The US with its 350 million people is NOT a commodity to be traded away so that Trump can pad his millions as he has been doing all of his life probably paying little to no taxes that the rest of us cough up.
Trump's trumpet in Scotland played its inferior sound which was solely about Trump who did not know BREXIT from Exlax until BREXIT was about to ensue. Trump cared not about the British people or the effects of BREXIT on the world. He cared about his Scotland golf course making him money if the British pound sank.
The presidency could make Donald J. Trump number one on his trumpet's hit parade much richer than he ever dreamed he could be while the rest of us, like the Wall Street of 2007 sink into the 2016 electoral abyss.
YOU WILL WORK HARD, I KNOW YOU WILL, TO ELECT THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE HILLARY CLINTON BECAUSE SHE IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE MOST QUALIFIED TO BE ELECTED PRESIDENT AND YOU WILL VOTE DEMOCRATS DOWN TICKET INTO OFFICE SO SHE CAN WORK TO SAVE OUR NATION!