Karma Chameleon

I’m a man without convictions. — Boy George

Maybe it’s there is a good side to the fact that our president is more or less random. He doesn’t follow any accepted idea of right or wrong. Instead, he aligns himself with whatever side seems to be following the prevailing winds of power in the political moment.

Recently he has made a point of supporting the Dreamers, and therefore has aligned himself with the Democrats. This is not really a stretch for a political player with no actual convictions.

After all, the Dreamers stand accused of committing the “crime” of being little children when their parents came to America illegally. So here we have a generation of educated, hard working young people with flawless legal records, completely devoted to the American dream.

They are “criminals” in essentially the same way that you are a criminal if you are a six year old child riding in the back of the car that your father drives to rob a bank. You’ve really got to be a hard-ass to blame these young people for stuff that happened when they were little kids.

The fascinating thing about our president is that he totally gets this. He has a powerful sense of self-preservation. And therefore he understands that if he were to align himself with the creepy right-wing fanatics on this issue, the entire world would stand appalled that the President of the United States did not stand up for law abiding hard working young people who, by the way, are contributing to our economy.

Our president doesn’t have much of a sense of right or wrong, in the usual definition of those terms. But he sure does seem to have a feeling for not being on the losing side.

2 Responses to “Karma Chameleon”

  1. Stephan Ahonen says:

    If he had a feel for not being on the losing side he wouldn’t be pushing the Obamacare repeal that the Republicans can’t even pass despite holding a majority in every branch of government, and he would back single payer like over half the country actually wants.

    I wonder if we could sell it to him by appealing to his vanity.

    “There is not a single country on the planet that has repealed or even attempted to repeal single payer health care after passing it. If you pass single-payer health care under the name ‘Trumpcare,’ you will be removing Obama’s name and putting your own in its place on legislation that will stand the test of time.”

  2. admin says:

    I love this! Maybe you’ve hit upon a formula that could apply to any issue, to get Trump’s support. Expanding on your idea, it could look something like this:

    “There is not a single country on the planet that has repealed or even attempted to repeal [INSERT ISSUE NAME] after passing it. If you pass the same legislation under your name, you will be removing Obama’s name and putting your own in its place on legislation that will stand the test of time.”

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