There’s nothing like watching Trump Derangement Syndrome in its full glory, with Snowflakes in universities demanding their safe spaces, blankies, and binkies (read: exemptions from actually studying, which is ostensibly why mommy and daddy sent them to college), high school students taking the opportunity to cut class to protest the election of a president they didn’t like (because civics didn’t teach Generation Cupcake that sometimes they would not get what they demanded), and idiot protesters demonstrating in front of Trump’s newest hotel in Washington, their lack of class and decency on full display.
So I spent a couple of days reading, working, and fighting the mutant super crud from hell I apparently picked up on my trip back from Luxembourg two weeks ago. I’ve broken the record for amount of peppermint tea ingested in two weeks. I’m sure if it! And yet, my body continues to produce mass amounts of lung butter.
Is there a doctor in the house?
Which brings me to the latest WTFuckery this time coming from Ben Carson.
Who? That guy that ran for President last year. Neurosurgeon. Guy who had some trouble with the Second Amendment and once said people in cities shouldn’t have semi-automatic firearms. The guy who had no policy experience whatsoever, which ostensibly made him fairly popular as a Washington outsider.
That guy. The guy who the current President-elect claimed had a “pathological temper” that couldn’t be cured, much like there was no cure for pedophilia.
Well, that guy, who after dropping out of the race, gallantly got on his knees and tongue bathed the taint of the man who smeared him in the primaries, apparently had his pick of cabinet positions in the new administration, and turned them all down.
“Dr. Carson was never offered a specific position, but everything was open to him,” Williams told The Hill in a phone call.
“Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience, he’s never run a federal agency. The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency.”
Wasn’t this the guy who was running in the primaries FOR PRESIDENT just a year ago?
He doesn’t want to “cripple” the presidency with his inexperience of never having run a federal agency, but HE RAN FOR A POSITION THAT WOULD REQUIRE HIM TO RUN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY, as well as to lead the free world.
Did he think he’d get on the job training in the White House?
What would he have done if he had, by some miracle, won? Stepped back and said, “Sorry, guys. I just realized I’m not qualified to be President. I can’t even run a departmental agency. I’ve changed my mind“?
Why the hell did he run in the first place?
Did he fail to realize that being President was more than just state dinners and a nice, White House to live in?
Couple of theories here.
1) He ran to promote himself and his book and never actually thought he would win.
2) After his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, some manipulative GOP operatives stroked his ego and convinced him he could be “the guy” in hopes of latching themselves on to the first black Republican presidential nominee.
3) He finally realized that genuflecting in front of the man who called him “a pathological” who couldn’t be cured’ much like a child molester, and then licking the hand of his master by working for him is not something that self-assured, strong men do.
4) He thought he was up to the task of leading this country during the primaries, was hoping to snag a plum cabinet position by prostrating himself in front of the very man who denigrated him during the primaries, and then realized it would actually be hard work. He realized that leading a federal agency and being accountable to the people and the President is actually a YUGE responsibility for which he was woefully unprepared.
The guy isn’t dumb. He was the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1984 until 2013. Did he not realize that being President is a job? A hard job?
What sort of fuckery is this? You tell me!