Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Hard Transition From Emperor To So-Called President

This article in the Miami Herald sums up the problems that The Donald is having adjusting to an common role for him.  He does not understand his new job and he is failing at it.  If he had been recruited to run a major corporation he would also be failing and the Board would be trying to figure out how to get rid of him.  The presidency of the US is an even more complex job that running a major corporation.  The system has been set up to make life difficult for anyone who gets that job.  Instead of a compliant Board, there is a system of checks and balances that hold the president accountable to the public.  That is, the president is a public servant.

Of course, The Donald believed that it was like the job he delegated to his kids.  He was in that job for himself and he could give a command and everyone would salute.  He made a mistake when he decided to win a job that is subject to constant scrutiny.  His ego is not capable of making that adjustment.  Consequently, he decided to change the job.  He is doing what he can to adapt our nation to an autocracy so that he can be more comfortable.  He has selected a staff that is helping him move in that direction.  Unfortunately for The Donald, and for our nation, he will self destruct along the way to a failed autocracy.  That will be painful for The Donald.  Hopefully, the damage to our nation can be repaired.

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