Every President in My Lifetime has been butt of Late Night Comedians.

It’s part of the American Tradition for them to poked and satirized on these shows.  They have, for the most part, been good natured and mature about it in public.  I am sure it smarts in private.  But if you are the President you are, or should be, mature enough and strong enough emotionally and intellectually to take the high road and ignore it at worst, smile at best.

But Donald Trump is not mature.  He is the emotional equivalent of a 13 year old.  And so he is openly showing how much he smarts from pokes.

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Everyday we seem him lash out in someway because someone did something that hurt his feelings.  Every weekend we see him complain about SNL.  It’s embarrassing that he’s so pathetically thin skinned.  He exudes that terrible awkwardness that comes when someone is utterly unaware that they are showing their weakness to everyone and becoming weaker in the process.

There is a twitter feed called @MatureTrumpTwts   They re-write his tweets as though a proper president had written them.  It is so utterly depressing to see the stark difference between what we have always expected from out leaders and what we are being served by Trump.  We have essentially elected a man with a tween mentality.

It’s terrifying.  His skin is so thin that the absolutely reliable tradition of being made fun of by comedians is bothering him.  How is he going to manage it when the stakes are big, the pokes are unexpected and loss is public. He will be controlling largest military force the world as ever seen.  He will decide whether or not to use nuclear weapons.  And he is as thin skinned as a pimple covered 7th grader.

Our only hope is that he is removed from office sooner rather than later.  I don’t doubt that Pence will still enact legislation that will enrage me because I’m a liberal and he’s a conservative. That is the nature of politics.  But I doubt I will ever be afraid that Pence would go to war because of some drama llama moment.  Pence may have a different vision for the country than I do but he would always act for the country not for himself.  And it turns out that is a HUGE factor that we have always had as our default setting to date.  But not anymore.

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12 thoughts on “Every President in My Lifetime has been butt of Late Night Comedians.

  1. It would be exhausting to be Trump. I’m going to to miss cool Obama … Such a stark contrast between those two … A huge adjustment. What can be positive about this Trump presidency? Repaired infrastructure? Higher returns on stock market investments? A better looking oval office? Improved relations with Russia? ? ? ? This is going to be 4 LONG years of entertainment and cringe worthy moments with POTUS Yam.

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    1. I think we delete the Russia thing as a positive in light over everything.
      If he wrangles the GOP to do something about infrastructure it would be positive, but it would surprise me. It’s not a glitzy legislation. And now he’s wanting to spend some of that money on that pointless wall.

      Someone should do something about the oval office but I’m reserving judgement until I see it. I really didn’t like the way either Obama’s or Bush’s looked.

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  2. I think he’s closer to a 6 year old than a 13 year old. I agree with your comments on party too. It’s not about being conservative, he’s just downright scary. I am hoping that there is a change in power with the interim 2018 elections. It will be a wild ride.

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  3. I agree that we wouldn’t need to fear nuclear annihilation with Pence…unless it served his conservative agenda. I find it frightening that he labels himself a Christian, a Conservative, and a Republican…in that order.

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      1. I think Pence thinks like much of his party — doesn’t matter how you win, so long as you win. There’s a certain evangelical portion of the Christian right that believes in “lying for the Lord.” (Also killing for the Lord, in the case of Operation Rescue.) I can’t think of any other explanation for teaming up with a person who so clearly does not embody any Christian virtues.

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      2. Humans – the capacity for rationalization is weird and terrifying.

        Religion seems to bring that out the worst tendencies of rationalization. It’s almost a full on delusion at time. But we just think it’s normal. Because Religion.
        Strange.

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      3. I was thinking the same thing about American Patriotism a few minutes ago. Or faux patriotism, really:

        1) No taxation without representation… unless it’s Democratic D.C. Or Puerto Rico. Or Guam. Or another majority non-white area. Forget that whole Tea Party “all created equal” thing.
        2) Demonizing Russia for years…until they elect your guy as President and then that’s cool.
        3) Screaming that liberals are traitors, BLM are traitors, while waving the Confederate flag of…traitors.

        White Conservative Americans. Weird.

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      4. Yup! I think that both Religion and Patriotism tenets are chosen by people the way lawyers choose a jury. They embrace whichever ones will work in their benefit.

        And then those selected tenets are washed in dye until they come out in an tie dye pattern that distorts their original meaning.

        And the weirdest part of all of it is that the original tenets are all just made up anyway, so from a distant perspective, why not just pick and choose. It’s all bullshit – so you might as well flavor the bullshit to your liking.

        It’s just frustrating because they don’t know they are doing it. They think they are righteously standing up for a solid and unchangeable thing.

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    1. he really is. Which in many ways is scarier.
      But it’s probably just Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
      “Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of ultraconfidence lies a fragile self-esteem that’s vulnerable to the slightest criticism.” (from Mayo Clinic)
      He is a classic example of the disorder.

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