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What Is It About Our President That Makes Your Skin Crawl?

If you are anything like me, the mere mention of our president’s name sends shivers up your spine. We could list 200 really good reasons why this happens but ultimately it is more of a gut feeling that something is just not right. But what?

New York magazine author Andrew Sullivan calls it The Madness of King Donald.

…Then there is the obvious question of the president’s mental and psychological health. I know we’re not supposed to bring this up — but it is staring us brutally in the face. I keep asking myself this simple question: If you came across someone in your everyday life who repeatedly said fantastically and demonstrably untrue things, what would you think of him? If you showed up at a neighbor’s, say, and your host showed you his newly painted living room, which was a deep blue, and then insisted repeatedly — manically — that it was a lovely shade of scarlet, what would your reaction be? If he then dragged out a member of his family and insisted she repeat this obvious untruth in front of you, how would you respond? If the next time you dropped by, he was still raving about his gorgeous new red walls, what would you think? Here’s what I’d think: This man is off his rocker. He’s deranged; he’s bizarrely living in an alternative universe; he’s delusional. If he kept this up, at some point you’d excuse yourself and edge slowly out of the room and the house and never return. You’d warn your other neighbors. You’d keep your distance. If you saw him, you’d be polite but keep your distance.

I think this is a fundamental reason why so many of us have been so unsettled, anxious, and near panic these past few months. It is not so much this president’s agenda. That always changes from administration to administration. It is that when the linchpin of an entire country is literally delusional, clinically deceptive, and responds to any attempt to correct the record with rage and vengeance, everyone is always on edge. There is no anchor any more. At the core of the administration of the most powerful country on earth, there is, instead, madness.

The good news is, you are not alone. The bad news is, you are not alone.

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Rita Foster

    February 14, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Every single thing about him makes me sick. Every thing!!! Repulsive. He does not have one redeeming quality in my opinion. Not one!! When I think of what he’s done and GOTTEN AWAY WITH it’s a travesty. He should not be president. As much as I dislike him, I understand folks wanting to give him a change. He’s HAD his chance and failed miserably. I can’t think of anything he’s done at this point to make America great again! Not a thing! He needs to be removed and the sooner the better! And his children should not have the access to the WH that they do. Dictatorship on the horizon???

  2. Doris Render

    February 14, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    What I can’t wrap my head around, is the fact that there are so many people who are not alarmed by this, and don’t even seem to notice. This gives me the feeling that we are living in a bizarre universe where everyone’s reality is different. Scary.

  3. keith mc williams

    February 14, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Its going to take more time because of all the opposition but Our New President is going to fix alot of problems this planet has

    • Aurora Ochoa

      February 15, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      After four weeks he has done more damage to our country than any other person in that office. Doomsday Clock moved from 15 minutes to 2.5 minutes. Then poof!

  4. Tom Gene Bullard

    February 15, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    EVERYTHING, HE IS A LIAR, A CHEAT, A BIGOT, RACIST, CAN’T EVEN TALK ABOUT THE SUBJECT GIVEN TO HIM.
    WILL NOT SEE ABOUT ANY EMERGENCY’S ALREADY THAT HAVE HAPPENED IN THE COUNTRY.
    CONSPIRES WITH OTHER COUNTRY’S TO CHEAT AND WIN THE ELECTION.

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