The White House Amateur Hour: It’d be funny if it wasn’t so serious

I just dont know weather to laugh or cry.

This President of ours is truly a handful.

His demeanor, his team, his whole Presidency is turning out to be quite a joke – if it wasn’t for the real damage being caused.

》Claiming Hitler did not use chemical weapons – during Passover, no less.

》Using up 49 Raytheon made Tomahawk missiles to punish Syria. The MOAB in Afghanistan. Raytheon stocks go up. Don’t know if Trump owns any; his taxes are still a secret.

》Exxon negotiating with Russia on behalf of the USA… I guess that’s ok, since corporations are people, right?

》Slashing the federal bureaucracy. A good thing, right? Except that draconian recommended personnel cuts would add up but to a tiny fraction of any meaningful budget reductions while causing massive disruptions in public good programs.

》Giving credence to pseudo science. Questioning efficiency of vaccines; questioning climate change science. May play well with the conservative base, but makes for horrible policies.

And that is just in the last week… on and on and on… with no end in sight.

(Oh, and how about NO White House Correspondant Dinner participation; NO March Madness Bracket; and, NO Easter Egg Hunt – oops. Correction. There will be a White House Easter Egg Hunt. Woohoo!)

> This is not being disruptive to establish a new order.
> This is not being strategic to set on a new path.
> This is not being strong through show of force.

This is being childish, unprofessional, impulse driven, amateurish. This is no way to run a country.

> The damage being done will not so easily be reversed.
> The trust being broken will not so easily be re-established.
> The hurt being caused will not so easily be healed.

Four more years of this crazyness is four years too many.

We – the people – may be able to divert some of this madness; stop some of the most agregious initiatives; protest our way to policy.

> But will it be too late?
> Will irreversibly damage be done?
> Will we reach the point of no return?

Surely we could revert back to our cocoon position of individual self preservation, caring only for that which impacts us personally…

But to too many of us that is not an option.

#resist we will.

Even if the results are not readily evident, personally gratifying, or immediately fulfilling.

#resist we must.

Of course, taking time to smell the roses, enjoying family, and rooting for our team…

And, of course, never ever losing our sense of humor and capacity to laugh even during these most serious times.

#resist always.