Friday, March 2, 2018

The hopeless feeling when...

The hopeless feeling when ... your president demonstrates, unambiguously, that he is an idiot.

I can't believe he really decided impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.  It's probably the simplest way he could torpedo the economy unilaterally.  Doing so just as his other policy initiatives were bearing positive economic fruit is so stupid I have trouble wrapping my brain around it.  The stock market, I see, is interpreting this the same way I would – the Dow is down over 700 points since yesterday morning.


The unions are crowing about “their” victory.  That's a sure sign that you've messed up, Donald.

I see that some (possibly unreasonably) hopeful pundits are noting that Trump still has a week or so to change his mind.  Try as I might, I can't feel hopeful about that...


  1. This is the problem I have with the whole Trump presidency only happened because of his appeal to the workers of the midwest.

    If he hadn't gone that way, he wouldn't be president. Having gone that way, how can he not live up (down?) to his protectionist promises?

    It's a terrible place to be, but would you prefer losing? I really don't know - if it were just losing once, I'd think about it, but Gorsuch...

  2. Essentially that's the "he's the least worst choice" argument, right? I agree with that, actually. I'd much rather have Trump than Hillary. But ... I can still despair when he does something terminally insane...