I Want to like Donald Trump
A cranky opinion for
CRANKY OPINION SATURDAY
The following is the opinion of a cranky old man with little knowledge of the subject opined. Opposing opinions are welcome, but they are wrong. As always, please no name calling, and that means you, you big stupid head.
In many ways, I kind of like Donald Trump. He speaks his mind, he is not beholding to anyone and from what I see he has been successful in the vast majorities of his endeavors and is clearly a very smart man.
Yes he has had some failures. He had a failed airline. Seems like a lot of airlines have failed. He failed in his attempt to pressure the NFL into merging with a new league; looking back that was pretty much of a long shot. A few casinos in Atlantic City have gone bust…a few others have had trouble making it in Atlantic City. Have you ever been to Atlantic City? It is not a city run by anyone with a very good plan. Almost every town on the beautiful Jersey Shore is successful; Atlantic City, even with legalized gambling does not seem to be able to figure it out. He was at least smart enough to see the AC mess and get his own money out.
Anyway, as much as I find Trump to be likable, it turns out he is a racist, misogynist, KKK loving hate monger. I did not know this. But I am told this every day. I have yet to read about minorities complain of unfair business practices or unfair hiring practices. It is my understanding that he has a number of woman and minorities in management positions in his company. They are probably afraid to speak up.
His personal life has come under scrutiny. He is on his third wife…I for sure can’t hold that against him. His ex-wives have nothing bad to say about him; that is a bit unusual. His children all seem to stay out of trouble and are productive. A couple of his boys did shoot a giraffe and other African animals a few years ago. Can’t say as I like that, but it was before “Cecil the Lion.”
Trump does not drink or smoke. Never has. That makes me mistrust him a little, but I suppose it is not a bad thing. He has called some women names that are not nice. He has called lots of people of all ages, genders, and races names that are not nice. These are people that have not been nice to him. He is at least equally nasty to people that have been nasty to him.
Anyway, I find some things about Trump that I like, but it seems that to a lot of people I know expressing that opinion is not acceptable. A lot of these people who find Trump unacceptable are very smart people. Certainly smarter than I.
Look, I am getting on in age; whoever becomes President is not all that important to me. Not important enough to be treated with disdain for holding an opinion that apparently is not acceptable to so many people.
I am too old to be hated for an opinion. So I have chosen to not support Donald Trump. I am tired of having a President who half of the country despises, which has pretty much been the case since after Eisenhower.
I am going to support someone likable. I am going to support someone who says nice things. I am going to support whoever goes out of his or her way to not make waves, someone whom I can support and not have people to turn away from me in disgust, someone that the media and smart people say it is ok to support.
I am tired of thinking for myself and being despised for my conclusions. I am going to support whoever says the right things and makes the most people happy. I am not supporting someone that causes others to hate me. It is just not worth it. I surrender to those that know best.
Not sure who that will be yet. Not any likable people running this year.
It won’t be Donald Trump; apparently he is a very bad, very mean, hateful, despicable human being.
However, he is cranky and he is my age.
Know what? Screw it I might just like Trump anyway…please don’t throw shit at me and please don't hate me.
I'm sorry; I just kinda like the guy.
I'm sorry; I just kinda like the guy.
The preceding has been the opinion of a cranky old man and not necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky.