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For what it’s worth, Joe…

Maybe it’s not “American” to boo the president but it’s exactly what decent human beings ought to do in order to show that they do not approve of what their “president” is doing.

What did you expect? That they would cheer the malignant moron who is our face to the rest of the world?

Stay silent?

Don’t you think he should be aware that he is ubiquitously loathed and not universally loved?

Those baseball fans didn’t conspire to boo him. They came to see a game not to make a political statement. That stadium wasn’t occupied only by Never Trumpers and Democrats. The Boo was a spontaneous and concerted act of righteous indignation by complete strangers. That makes it even more powerful.

Think about it, Joe. Voters have been told to sit on it and STFU since Election Day 2016. Give him a chance. Don’t be negative. Sure, we’ve had some protests, mostly women’s marches. But for the most part, the only way we’ve been able to express our displeasure and distance ourselves from him and his awful policies is to give Democrats the House in 2018.

Otherwise, our hands have been tied while he screwed the blue states with his tax reform, ran over anyone not a white guy, and royally effed our foreign policy.

Impeachment looked pretty reasonable before the Mueller report came out but it was allowed to fizzle. Then came all the recent Ukraine stuff. That looked more promising but it took Nancy Pelosi forever to get onboard. The reluctance of the opposition (not just Democrats) to do anything has been inexplicable and frustrating. Until very recently, it looked like we were going to have to wait more than a year to rein him in.

Meanwhile, he goes to his rallies with his sycophantic supporters, avoids any destination or route where he may encounter protests, and has his minions arrange hospital visits with only sympathetic patients and healthcare workers. Sympathy for Trump, that is.

To remain silent implies acquiescence. To boo indicates disapproval. And it’s more than time enough that he heard it.

That goes for the rest of his party too.

He’s not a god. He might not even be president. And the office itself lost its right to respectability when the electoral college indifferently voted him in despite his lack of tax returns, his crude behavior and his reputation for corruption.

We haven’t had a president since January 2017. The office is still there but it’s being terrorized and held hostage by Trump.

Booing was too good for him.

Blood Oil

Here is Trump telling us how he intends to deal with Syrian oil:

I don’t take a bus to work every morning to cut down on my carbon footprint only so some right wing MAGA head can afford to fill his Hummer. Remember how everybody and their brother bought a Hummer after we invaded Iraq in 2003? Like we were going to encounter small arms fire and IEDs on route 206 in Bedminster, NJ?

I think we now have the reason why Trump joined with Turkey and Russia to screw the Kurds and destabilize the region. It was for the oil.

But lest those of you out there reading this think that this is a good thing because we will be awash in petroleum and the price will come down, think again. Oil prices globally are controlled by a cartel. You don’t buy Park Place in Monopoly to keep the rent low. No, you lure people in with a low starting price and then when they can’t get out of it without ruining their quality of life, you jack up the price and “drink their milkshake”.

To paraphrase Elizabeth Bennet to her recklessly stupid sister Lydia, “I thank you for my share of the favour,but I do not particularly like your way of getting oil.”

I’d much rather spend my precious tax dollars developing new technology to harness sustainable energy sources. It could be an enterprise as big and productive the moon landing and much more beneficial to mankind.

But, no. We’ve got the Big Orange who never sees foreign policy without an eye to making himself money.