As thousands of women march on Washington, I believe the point they’re trying to make is, “Nobody likes you!”
But I think that’s the gist of what they mean.
“Trump (and the rest of his administration) can’t fix our problems.”
“He’s not popular.”
“None of us like him.”
And if I’m correct about that underlying message… well, then, okay! I agree!
Trump is pretty gross and weird and unpleasant.
Did you hear me?
I said, if you’re looking for a President everyone wants to be friends with, then Trump isn’t the guy.
Nobody likes him!
(Well, okay, there certainly are wing-nut supporters who put him up on a pedestal and claim he’s the key to America’s Greatness.)
But there are lots of people who voted for Trump that don’t worship him.
What you need to understand is: many, many of Trump’s “supporters” don’t depend on him to bring Hope and Change.
No, that would be a certain OTHER President we elected with great adoration and fanfare:
The word on the street is, Trump’s inauguration was attended by relatively few people, and that some were even paid to be there.
The size of the crowd in support of Trump, compared with the size of the crowd marching against him, has been brought up over and over again today.
Critics keep reminding him:
“You’re not even popular!”
“Nobody likes you!”
And, because Trump hails from Reality TV land, where ratings and popularity are everything, he takes this personally. Whenever someone suggests that no one likes him, he feels the need to respond with “nu-uh, EVERYBODY likes me!” And then he makes silly claims, like beating Hillary in a “landslide.”
(It’s possible that Trump may have a slight ego problem.)
But, here’s the truth: Trump isn’t as popular as Obama. People don’t like him as much.
And, if I have to choose between a President that people don’t much like and a President that people worship, then I’m going to choose the guy we don’t like.
I know this is strange for Americans who are confused (as Trump is) and believe this whole election has been a long episode of Dancing with the Stars.
But we’re not supposed to be hiring a celebrity. Politicians aren’t meant to be objects of worship.
The President shouldn’t be an American Idol.
So, yes, women who are marching to tell Trump he’s a loser… You’re right.
He has bad hair.
He says stupid, off-putting things.
And he doesn’t have NEARLY the fan club of the sex-symbol who left the office.
Obama won the office (twice) on a wave of childlike faith that he would rule with amazingness and make everything wonderful.
But–on the flip side–I hope Trump’s unpopularity will make him a better President than Obama ever was.
Conservatives want to keep the power of government small. We believe NO politician can fix our problems, because we must fix them ourselves. Most true Conservatives aren’t going to show up at an inauguration like it’s a U2 concert.
It’s hard to keep the government small when you’re obsessed with the Prez and wish he was your BFF.
So, I like this trend, America! Keep electing the people no one likes!
(And, for more reading on a similar topic, I wrote about Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education: the unpopular Betsy DeVos.)