Tuesday, February 28, 2017

“A Little Embarrassed”?

Well, whaddaya know:

CLINTON, Iowa — Tom Godat, a union electrician who has always voted for Democrats, cast his ballot for Donald Trump last year as “the lesser of two evils” compared to Hillary Clinton.

He’s already a little embarrassed about it.

There’s a lot that Godat likes about President Trump, especially his pledge to make the country great again by ignoring lobbyists, challenging both political parties and increasing the number of good-paying jobs.

But Godat was surprised by the utter chaos that came with the president’s first month. He said it often felt like Trump and his staff were impulsively firing off executive orders instead of really thinking things through.

“I didn’t think he would come in blazing like he has,” said Godat, 39, who has three kids and works at the same aluminum rolling plant where his father worked. “It seems almost like a dictatorship at times. He’s got a lot of controversial stuff going on and rather than thinking it through, I’m afraid that he’s jumping into the frying pan with both feet.”

So, Tom, you were not around for the year or so leading up to the election when Trump said he was going to do exactly what he is doing now and now you’re shocked and “a little embarrassed”?  Jesus H. Christ in a birchbark canoe, what did you think would happen; that he would settle down and become “presidential”?  Are you kidding?  Whatever gave you that idea?

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  1. Well, I wonder also, if a lot of these folks were as “asleep” as this fellow was. I don’t have a link to the article, but I do remember one of the commentators at The Intercept (it may have been Mona) posted a link and except to an article whose main “thesis” was if some authoritarian is spewing stuff, believe him (or her).”

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