Generally, pretending a problem doesn’t exist only makes it worse. This may not be the case with Donald Trump. I no longer need to hear his voice. It takes only his image popping up on a video screen to make me mildly nauseous.
I considered watching Trump’s address in Phoenix last night but decided against it. In all likelihood, it would be just one more largely nonsensical rave, filled with falsehoods and general negativity, containing nothing good at all. For anybody. Just more fodder for his base, who, filled with the joy of madness, have already taken leave of their senses. He probably wouldn’t even say anything about the sailors we lost in the collision of the USS John S. McCain. So I watched a baseball game instead.
Turned out that I made the right move.
After the game, one of the pundits told me that Trump’s campaign-type rally, only seven months into his first term, was in fact just one more negative, nonsensical rave, filled with falsehoods. There was nothing good for anybody. No real content about anything, including his much heralded plan for going forward in Afghanistan. I was also informed that he ignored our sailors recently lost at sea.
Like any small child whose only goal is to irritate the hell out of you, the only sensible course of action with Trump is to ignore him, while continuing to demand that the Republicans, who hold the reigns of power in D.C., do what they were elected to do, putting the best interests of the country ahead of their own selfish best interests.
They need to either impeach the Donald or use the 25th Amendment to get rid of him as quickly as possible. Why? Because he appears to be trying to re-boot the Civil War, a position which is quite simply, nuts.
While we wait around to see what happens, I am pretty much resigned to believing the only way to survive Trump, will be to watch more baseball. Completely ignoring the crazy man in the White House until the miserable, cowardly Republicans lose their majority in the House and Senate in 2018, or even better, Trump loses the election in 2020.
Until the inevitable happens, whatever that turns out to be, I offer the simple hypothesis that watching baseball is a viable alternative. It is at least, a way to stay sane, as Donald Trump appears to be an exception to the rule that ignoring a problem will only make it worse.