Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Trump Talk

The problem with Obama was he stood for one thing but routinely did something else. This confused people. Lots of them went on believing in him as an icon of liberalism in spite of all evidence to the contrary. One of the good things about Trump is there's no disassociation between what he represents and what he does. We all know where we stand with him- for or against. There are no grey areas, no mixed messages.

"If the trumpet gives an uncertain sound who shall prepare himself to the battle," says St Paul. Obama was that kind of trumpet. Hillary would have been such another. No uncertainty about Trump. Tan-tan-tara. And just as he's mustered his own troops so he's envigorated ours.

And look, no leaders. This is a people's movement. Somebody who's nobody in particular put it on FB or Twitter that women should march- and they did.

Eight years of Obama left me wondering whether I was still a liberal. After all, liberals seemed to be people who schmoozed with bankers and killed innocents with drones. A few days of Trump have made me happy to dig the badge out of the drawer and stick it back in my shirtfront.

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