The Kabuki presidency
This morning Idiot-in-Chief Donald Trump signed a bill to privatize our air traffic control system.
Wait, no, he didn't. He signed... something or other which set out principles to privatize our air traffic control system. Because actually privatizing it requires pushing through legislation, something at which he seems particularly unadept.
So his staff put something in front of him to which he could sign his scrawl of a signature, and he got to beat his chest about what a great job he's doing.
All politics has some degree of theater to it. However, Donald Trump is nothing but a carnival barker, living solely on smoke and mirrors.
The sad truth is that neither he nor his inner circle know the first thing about governing. Much like Bernie Sanders and his "millions of people will march on Washington to enact my agenda," Trump believes that by getting adulation from his mouth breathers he's doing the job of president.
We should be thankful that our first brush with fascism in our government comes with such a sorry exponent of it. We have to make sure to crush him so that a slicker, more practiced politician doesn't attempt the same trick.
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