Today’s Quote

“Orwell would have despised Trump as a kind of fat, dumb, uneducated oligarch,” Ricks said last month in a podcast produced by the magazine Foreign Policy. “Churchill would  see America as somewhat childish. We occasionally stumble and elect a childish president, and that’s what we’ve done here, but Churchill would also appreciate how robust the American government is. Basically, we’ve had a decapitation strike that we executed ourselves. We no longer have a working presidency. There’s nobody at home, mentally, running the U.S. government. And guess what? It runs pretty well by itself. Probably better. If President Trump were competent, he’d be much more dangerous.”

Thomas E. Ricks, N.Y.T. Book Review, June 11, 2017

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2 Responses to Today’s Quote

  1. Jo-Ann Pilardi says:

    I will feel better about how well the American government functions after we see what happens over the Congressional hearings. We have not only an incompetent president but one who is also corrupt.

  2. Jim says:

    Thanks for your comment, Jo-Ann, and I couldn’t agree more. But I usually do my best to look for the bright side, however dim . . .

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