Mr. Wow Blog
12:09 pm | August 24, 2017

Author: Mr. Wow | Category: Point of View | Comments: 22

“THIS is the inescapable fact: on November 9th, the United States elected a dishonest, inept, unbalanced, and immoral human being as its president and Commander-in-Chief.  He has daily proven unyielding to appeals of decency, unity, moderation, or fact.  He is willing to imperil the civil piece and the social fabric of his country simply to satisfy his narcissism and to excite the worst inclinations of his core followers.”   That is David Remnick in the August 28th issue of The New Yorker.  This was written prior to the president’s unhinged “rally” in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Other than saying I agree with Remnick there is nothing new to elaborate upon regarding his quote.  We all saw it coming.  And there is more to come.

    The ruling party’s power in Washington will not put country first, forget that.  (“Real” Republicans are horrified by Trump’s stupidity and vulgarity, but the reason they haven’t fled is because he’s saying a lot of things they actually believe.  They just don’t want it voiced with such honest ugliness.)  

    I will offer this aside, however.  Never in my lifetime have I seen such an unmanly man hold the highest office in the land.  Eight months of non-stop whining and complaining. This is a powerful masculine figure, a role model for America’s youth?   It is astounding to me how the people who voted for him, can look at this over-privileged person–rich from birth, who has absolutely no experience working hard or handling adversity—and feel a kinship with his babyish, daily grievances. I’m more of a “real man” than Trump.  And believe me, that’s not a statement I make lightly, in my loafers,

   For many years, both sides—Democrats and Republicans—have positioned themselves as total victims. They have refused to look at one another as anything but an enemy with no room for compromise or rational debate.  This toxic air of unrelenting grievance has led to this—a man who is unashamed to get up every morning and wear a weeping scarlet V for Victim on his chest. 

   A bully is always revealed in the end as so much weaker than those he terrorizes.  Here we have a bully who revealed himself right from the starting gate.  And yet he is president.  What does that say about all of us—right, left and center?  We let it happen.

   P.S.  This unhappy rant is simply something to get off my chest.  Nothing will change.  The daily calls for impeachment and/or resignation by Democratic pundits and journalists are pie-in-the-sky fantasies.  (If Rachel Maddow works herself up any further regarding the byzantine Russian investigation, she is going to need serious meds.  If she’s not on them already. That could, perhaps, explain her increasingly annoying and frenetic and repetitive delivery.)

   Trump will serve out four terrible years.  If, in that time, Democrats get their heads out their asses, drop the smugness and work on strong candidates for 2020, Trump might be a one-tern president.  But I have basically lost all faith in all politicians, from either side.  And that includes the hot mess that was Hillary Clinton.   Over two years ago I predicted that if she ran, she couldn’t win.  This was before Trump appeared.  After Trump, I knew she was a dead duck.  Of course I voted for her—even in my role as a Cassandra, I kept my sanity and hoped for a miracle. 

   I don’t blame the Russians—although surely that didn’t help.  Hubris was Clinton’s downfall. That and liberal fatigue.  After eight Obama years, the pendulum was bound to swing back.  This is political life and reality. 

   But who could have predicted the pendulum would also come with a ready-made pit, named Donald Trump.



  • Mimi

    I’m unbelievably sad these days. Depressed where I had never been a victim of that disease before. Sad when I get up and sad when I lie down. Clinton was a terrible candidate and the dems aren’t coming up with reasonable ones. So the sadness will go on. 

    12:24 pm | August 24, 2017
    • Mr. Wow
      Mr. Wow
      It’s my job to write “upbeat” almost every day.  An almost unbearable task, now. 

      12:54 pm | August 24, 2017
  • Claudia

    Thank you, Mr. Wow! (Lightly, in your loafers–Ha). Good to know there are thinking people out there — sane thinking people.

    12:31 pm | August 24, 2017
    • Mr. Wow
      Mr. Wow

      What will sanity or thinking get us, I wonder?   I’m not so old as to be resigned to what’s happening–it’s scary.  On the other hand, I’m glad I’m not young.  I wouldn’t want to grow up in the worst case scenario.  I wouldn’t want to be “normalized” to it.

      12:57 pm | August 24, 2017
  • arcadiayarddog

    I’ve just seen 1 in 10 Americans agree with the neo-Nazi stance, 80% of Republicans still support Trump, other disheartening statistics. If the Dems can’t come up with anybody, and I haven’t seen anybody on the horizon, and we can’t get people out to vote in either 2018 or 2020, we’re well and truly screwed. In or out of our loafers. He’s so very tiresome, I can’t believe they’re not all sick of his belly-aching. He’s a dullard at best, a cunning bully-boy with a penchant for revenge at worst. Yuck.

    2:32 pm | August 24, 2017
  • Deirdre Cerasa

    The current occupier of the awhile House has no intellect, no soul, no empathy and is categorically #unfitGood to hear from you Mr. WoW

    6:36 pm | August 24, 2017
  • Rho

    All I can say, is OY VEY!!!   You are correct Mr. WoW!

    3:04 pm | August 25, 2017
  • lulu

    Sorry I didn’t see this post sooner. Had almost given up that Mr. WoW would appear.I believe there is hope if we all communicate with each other and talk. Talk to neighbors, family, friends, even strangers. Don’t get angry upset. Come up with common goals and grounds and work together. It is amazing how many people are beginning to change their thinking about Trump thanks to a bunch of people who don’t give up telling the truth, not only on television, but on Facebook and other social media, at local and national gatherings. I sincerely believe that Trump hates being President. I sincerely believe that Mueller and the NY Attorney General, the Criminal Investigative Branch of the IRS, and yes, even Trump’s so-called cronies will force him to resign before impeachment. It is hard not to become sad or downtrodden until you see other people finding kindness, helpfulness, and understanding to make a difference.That said – Happy Labor Day Weekend from very hot, and I do mean hot 100 here today Beverly Hills where even the palm trees have forgotten to sway.

    3:16 pm | September 1, 2017
    • Mr. Wow
      Mr. Wow
      Lulu–I am always lurking.  My other writing chores often get in the way.  I’m so NOT a multi-tasker.    I hope you had a good Labor Day–heat notwithstanding.

      11:23 am | September 6, 2017
  • BabySnooks

    I’ve had my mind on other things like the memory of TWICE watching water started coming into my apartment three weeks ago. Which of course merely reminded me of the moral corruption of Republicans. Who could have pursued any number of recommended solutions. But they had better things to do with tax money and bond issues. And of course love to talk about how they don’t like to raise taxes.  In Texas, that’s true. They just raise all the fees. 
    I finally hung a “No Republicans Allowed” in my window. They’re all the same. Hate to say it. But it’s true. Lauren Bacall used to say it. We should have paid attention to her. She saw the true ugliness and evil first hand through the witch hunts and blacklists of McCarthy and the Republicans. Lots of Republicans said they didn’t believe in what McCarthy was doing. But they remained Republicans. You are what  you embrace.
    I’m with Mr Wow with regard to Hillary. I held my nose to vote for her. Told myself it was the patriotic thing to do. She has blamed everyone and everything for her loss except herself and her arrogance.  She won the popular vote. But she didn’t win the states she needed to win to win the electoral votes. And apparently just decided insulting white voters was the way to get them to vote for her.  I have no real confidence in the Democrats winning back Congress next year. And she will be the reason why. She will not only send the Republicans to the polls to vote for Republicans, she will send some Democrats to the polls to vote for Republicans.  And she doesn’t even really care. All she cares about at this point is feeding her ego. She isn’t really too different from Trump in that regard.
    We need more Bernie Sanders to run for  office. But the Democrats would go after them along with the Republicans. As we saw last year. And that in itself sums up the real problem with the Democratic Party. It has these sacred cows on pedestals. And no one is allowed to replace them. Even when they crap all over everyone below.  

    4:38 pm | September 17, 2017
    • arcadiayarddog

      I don’t even see a viable Democratic nominee on the horizon. But maybe I’m a cynic. They have no one who can move large blocks of people to get out and vote. No one. But perhaps I’m blind.

      8:54 am | September 18, 2017
  • Rho

    Happy Jewish New Year, to all who celebrate.

    1:44 pm | September 20, 2017
  • lulu

    The more Trump opens his mouth and utters complete gibberish, the more I think many good Republicans, and there are some, will decide to become independent. I know some who have.And by 2020 I think a Democrat will come to the forefront and be a knight in shining armor who will offer a course all Americans will be interested in following.

    3:21 pm | September 23, 2017
  • TheRudeDog

    “Born on third and thinks he hit a triple…” has no better example than this poor excuse for a human.  I can’t even get started on him because my head is too close to exploding as it is.

    In A Perfect World (mine, anyway), removing either Obama from the equation, I’d love to call Uncle Joe “Mr. President.”

    7:31 pm | October 5, 2017
  • NSH

    I’m so sorry about Liz.  Please accept my deepest sympathy to you.  She will be sorely missed.  

    7:06 pm | November 12, 2017
  • lulu

    Sorry to hear about Liz. She will be remembered for a long time.I know how much she meant to you and you to her.Hugs from Lulu

    8:02 pm | November 12, 2017
  • Susan Denison

    Denis, this must be a harrowing and difficult time for you.  I hope you know that we are all thinking of you, wishing you the best and are always here for you.

    8:04 pm | November 12, 2017
    • TheRudeDog

      More commonly referred to here as “TheRudeDog.”  Don’t know how that happened but also don’t think it matters.

      8:07 pm | November 12, 2017
  • Rho

    So sorry about Liz. She will be missed. Take care of yourself.

    8:26 am | November 13, 2017
  • arcadiayarddog

    I just read the news. I’m very sorry about Liz. Condolences on your loss.

    9:13 am | November 13, 2017
  • Mimi

    I’m so terribly saddened to hear of Liz Smith’s passing, 
    I’m sure that you are mourning deeply! 
    Please accept my condolences. They are heartfelt for you. 

    10:11 am | November 13, 2017
  • susan

    I am so sorry to hear about Liz. She will be missed.Thinking of you at during this time. 

    12:57 pm | November 13, 2017
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