Sometimes I think I’d prefer racist trolling to this grade of self-aggrandizement. A racist troll is easy to dismiss. He does not think decency is enough. Sometimes I think good white people expect to be rewarded for their decency. We are not like those other white people. See how enlightened and aware we are? See how we are good?
Very true, telling people about your good works is just seeking reward for them; which defeats the purpose of doing good things.
He will not build a wall. He will not give low-income people better, cheaper health insurance. He will not put a stop to crime “on Day One” as he promised. He will not lower the national debt or get rid of the tax advantages enjoyed by the wealthy. He will not improve the lives of inner-city African-Americans.
Extreme buyer’s remorse will set in.
Oh, he’ll blame his comprehensive failures on others — narcissists and hucksters always do. But sooner rather than later he will stand exposed even to his supporters as someone who never had a clue how to make America greater than it is, and who exploited for his own gain the fury and credulity of people who feel marginalized and disrespected.
Those voters will go on to vote for an even more determined asshole, who will literally promise them another planet to live on and they will vote for him/her because that’s all they know how to do.