Each week, LA Progressive’s editors pick what they regard as a particularly insightful comment from one of our readers, both to draw attention to one particular reader’s thoughts and to encourage more readers to weigh in with their opinions. This week’s pithy "Feedback Friday" response comes from Dick Price, who commented on the article by Dan Embree, "Dear Mr. President: Your Banana Republic."
I think Trump is impenetrable. It might be a psychological condition — the narcissistic personality people talk about — but he simply cannot and will not accept any criticism, helpful or not.
There are younger Republican officeholders and their functionaries who might be affected by a boatload of bananas, if they’re thinking of continuing their political careers. They’re going to be saddled with their support — or nonopposition — for Trump down the road.
So I think the bananas will just give him another excuse to start “fighting back,” his usual response to anything he doesn’t want to hear.
But there are younger Republican officeholders and their functionaries who might be affected by a boatload of bananas, if they’re thinking of continuing their political careers. They’re going to be saddled with their support — or nonopposition — for Trump down the road.
Of course, the game is to serve in office for awhile, then get rich as a lobbyist — witness Boehner, Ryan…a million others from both parties. Maybe that’s the “out” they’re banking on, literally.
Or Trump could win. He could beat down the press, sensible people, real patriots, academia, law enforcement, and get re-elected. He does the most ridiculous things day after day after day and there’s still 40-45% of your fellow Americans approving. (I know who they are. I drive the freeways.)
If that happens, all I can say is “Antigua.” We’ve never been there but the part of Sharon that’s not Irish is West Indian. Snorkeling before breakfast would probably be fun.