Letter: New presidential expectations
We watch, aghast, as the republican congress (sic) grovels in abject subservience to trump’s probably unconstitutional, potentially criminal, possibly treasonous, daily misdeed. We get to witness trump’s sycophantic minions swallowing his every lie while happily excusing his numerous boorish, rude, immature, narcissistic acts.
Based on trump’s behavior and his lowly-subject’s responses, I have compiled a list of used-to-be-expected presidential personality, character or behavior patterns obviously no longer required by conservatives, republicans, libertarians, Jim Barber and Dale Gohr.
Recall, these expectations were heretofore emblazoned in and demanded by the American-voter’s psyche for almost every presidential election until November 8, 2016: the day Amerika went nuts.
Thanks to the far-right, a president must no longer:
Not be mentally ill;
Represent all Americans;
Have respect for the Office;
Have respect for Separation of Powers;
-- know about Separation of Powers
Understand there are three Branches of Government;
Appreciate of the Rule of Law;
Worry about Abuse of Power;
Be free from conflicts of interest;
Worry about collusion with foreign governments;
Worry about hiring family;
Have any Military acumen;
Be Socially Aware;
Have a Broad Education;
Show Common Decency;
Have a Work Ethic;
Deny having committed sexual assault;
Worry about uniting fellow Americans;
Worry about flip-flopping;
Worry about having a 1st Lady who doesn’t slap his hand away while she looks miserable.
Think about these traits: In other words, we could have president Putin or Duterte and the far-right would be happy. Maybe ecstatic.
The list would be longer, but trump has only been mis-representing their Amerika for a little over 6 months.
(Formerly of Clarkdale)