Happy So-Called President’s Day
Here’s a sign of the political apocalypse. The late news on a major TV network (where I live) reported on the President’s recent tweet, which the network posted on the screen:
If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption and chaos within the U.S. then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Get smart America!
When the tweet was posted on the TV screen, the network had to black out the word “asses”, due to its vulgarity — but the anchorperson did not even comment on the need to black out a word from the President’s tweet. That fact, itself, is momentous news.
The real NEWS is this: the so-called President needs to be censored on TV networks for his use of vulgarity; but, by now, his antics have become so routinized that no one comments on the absurdity of it.
On this President’s Day, remember that, in 2000, the Republican nominee (George W. Bush) promised to “restore honor and dignity” to the White House. How long ago does that seem?