Donald Trump was elected, in part, to drain the Washington swamp. That was a good idea. He not only has failed but he has created a quagmire, and a quagmire in which he is stuck.
Difficult to imagine and to believe that things have gotten so just plain fouled up. Much of the finger pointing, hostility, diversions and lack of progress are mainly been created by Mr. Trump and his minions. It seems the President is not capable of not blurting out what is in his mind, nor does he seem to realize the consequences of these utterances, nor is he capable of staying on point or articulating any cogent policy.
There is no question most of the “mainstream” media dislikes the idea of Mr. Trump along with most Democrats (much overlap there), whose sole mission seems to deny the legitimacy of the election. This obsessive, destructive attitude is not productive or good for the country. However, it is more than that.
It would take too long to list all the missteps and miscalculations taken by the Executive. Some of them can be understood but many defy explanation. All of the needless and sometimes avoidable confusion has distracted the Republicans from doing what they have been saying they were going to do for years.
Let’s look at the James Comey situation. It did not have to be this way if Mr. Trump would have sacked him on day two. However, the ham-handed delay and botched explanation was a terrible move and raised more issues than it resolved.
I have always realized Mr. Trump was flawed, inexperienced, had no real intellectual depth, had a mega ego, and a short attention span. However, I thought, as did others, that once in office, he would work to accomplish some of the goals that I believe in. Boy, was I wrong.
The Administration needs to get back to basics. Concentrate on what is important. Ignore the chatter. Quit the self-inflicted wounds. Make the case for change and act on it. The country is counting on it and deserves better than it has been getting from the White House and the not-so-loyal opposition.