Monday, August 15, 2022

donnie, I Wish We Never Knew Ya

 In my lifetime we have had FDR: "A New Deal for everyday Americans"; Harry Truman: "We, today, integrate the military and we now have deep financial support for college education for all veterans; John Kennedy: "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask instead what you can do for your country; Richard Nixon: "The silent majority needs to be heard"; Gerald Ford: "Today I have pardoned Richard Nixon"; Jimmy Carter: "America is better than we have been recently"; Ronald Regan: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall"; George H. W. Bush: "There are points of light that guide the destiny of mankind across the dark and unknown seas of history"; Bill Clinton: "It's the economy, stupid"; George W. Bush "Compassionate Conservatism"; Barack Obama: "The arch of history bends toward justice".

Most of the quotes are remembered and editorialized paraphrases, but they capture an idea; they capture a spirit; they capture a nuance.

Some were deeper than others, but they all truly believed in their mission of service to our country.  

They also capture three quarters a century of peaceful transition of power across viewpoints and political parties; even Nixon was a president - an ultimately disgraced one, but a president.

Then we got this asshole.

donnie the dildo: "Today I announce that I am running for president of the United States of America; it's so sad; I have to do this to stay out of the slammer; I am the victim of the most willfully wasteful witch-hunt in the history of our great - but beleaguered - country; it's just a disgrace; but I will run to stay away from those haters who lurk in those extreme democrat prisons, just waiting to penetrate my winsome and willowy body".

He was not and never will be a president of the United States of America.

1 comment:

  1. Well and perfectly said. And Maggot is perfectly descriptive. Thank you.