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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Thomas Friedman, "Trump and the Lord’s Work": Waiting for the FBI to Cast Its Vote

"They have seen all the illusions in my creature emporium, but they have yet to face the greatest illusion: the illusion of reality."

- Dr. Frankenstein, Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)

Following Donald Trump's victory in the Indiana primary, Thomas Friedman concludes his latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Trump and the Lord’s Work" on an optimistic note:

"It’s clear: Social Security, Medicare and Obamacare all need fixes to remain sustainable. It’s clear: Capitalism driven more by machines and robots poses new challenges for both white-collar and blue-collar workers.

Every one of these challenges can be met if we put our heads and hands together. For that to happen, though, this version of the Republican Party had to be destroyed, so a thinking center-right party can emerge. If that is what Trump has done, he’s done the Lord’s work. We also need Democrats to be a center-left party, though, and not let Bernie Sanders pull them to the far left. If both happen, maybe something good can actually emerge from this crazy election."

"Every one of these challenges can be met if we put our heads and hands together"? Who is this "we"? Does it include Republicans who voted to nominate a misogynist with a severe narcissistic personality disorder as their presidential candidate?

Put Friedman's loopy head together with the hands of Trump supporters? That would indeed amount to a Frankenstein monster.

Have we seen the end of this craziness? I don't think so. The FBI has yet to "cast its vote" regarding Hillary's home server.

Sorry, Tom, there is nothing "divine" about Trump's candidacy. Should Sanders win the Democratic nomination owing to an FBI determination that Hillary violated the law, that's when all hell truly breaks loose.

1 comment:

  1. What do 94 million jobless Americans have to do to stop pretending theirs is an alternative lifestyle choice, except vote for The Donald or feel the Bern...?
    April 20, 2016:
    "...While recent U.S. labor force employment and unemployment trends have been positive, these trends are offset by the exodus of millions of able-bodied citizens voluntarily departing the workforce—many to welfare or alternative lifestyles. The U.S. labor force is also undergoing a major transformation from traditional full-time employees to contingent (part-time and self-employed) and task-oriented workers—a transformation that is not understood by policy-makers or the American public. In order for the U.S. labor force and economy to prosper, much greater attention needs to be given to small business and job creation...." - See more at: