The era of the novelty President

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Firstly, Scott Walker was my candidate of choice and I wish he was still in the race. I continue to believe he was the most qualified and capable person to be President among all those who ran. Problem is, he’s not in the race any longer thanks to Barack Obama. Obama was a novelty candidate who understood that social media was going to play a huge role in the Presidency and he tapped into the vein of selfishness of people better than anyone. I knew from the second I saw him dancing on “Ellen” that he was going to win the election. I think I’ve said it before- Jimmy Buffett’s song “Fruitcakes” includes the line “There’s a thin line between Saturday night and Sunday morning.” I always loved that line. Similarly, there is, or was, a thin line between the CBS Evening News and Entertainment Tonight and I think Obama pretty much erased it in 2007. People care more about Kim Kardashian then they do the country. Obama has taken the Presidency so low that Charlie Rose finds Obama’s outright and repeated lying about health care hysterical.

Now we have Trump.

Trump is the flip side of Barack Obama. The Presidency has devolved into a popularity contest conducted on reality shows. Obama chided Trump about the Presidency not being a reality show, but it was obama who interviewed with a woman who eats cereal out the bath tub she occupies,



it is obama who carries around a selfie stick while he make faces at his phone,



it was obama who slow jams the news with Jimmy Fallon,



and it was obama who dances with Star Wars Stormtroopers


Yes, the Presidency is a reality show. Obama turned it into one. If you listen carefully you can almost hear Regis Philbin saying “Let’s play “Who want to be a President!'” The campaign for President now resembles nothing so much as “Survivor.” The die is cast and we are left with a Hobson’s choice for President.

On the one side is Hillary Clinton, the Queen waiting for the coronation. On the other is the unpredictable Donald Trump. Clinton is supposed to be the shoo-in, the undefeatable candidate. Trump is supposed to be crushed by her.

I don’t think so.

Clinton lost another primary to Bernie Sanders. The NY Post says Clinton is “unraveling.”

A liberal friend is very concerned about the Republican Party. He tells me that Donald Trump will make it impossible for anybody anywhere running under the “R” column to win election. Even a dogcatcher in Podunk is doomed!

The New York Times shows a similar concern. Surely written with furrowed brow, its front page worries because “Sparring in GOP Rises” and because “Rift Grows Wide as Republicans Abandon Trump.” It joins two other concerned lefties, the Huffington Post and CNBC, in declaring that the GOP is “unraveling.”

Here Hillary supporters endorse Karl Marx for VP:


Hillary’s supporters are not very bright. They tend to be monolithic and single issue oriented. And easily as many democrats dislike Hillary as Republicans dislike Trump.

The thing is, obama has largely ruined the Presidency. Obama has made the Presidency unserious. He has diminished its dignity. He’s lied his way through it. His ego is more important that anything else. And yeah, obama has turned the Presidency into reality show entertainment- Obama’s Amateur hour. And the irony keeps piling up. Obama also said of Trump:

“I think it is important to take seriously the statements he made in the past,”

You know, like “You can keep your doctor and your plan” or “You’ll save $2500 per year in health care.”

Trump is simply the flip side of obama. Liberals, you have opened the bottle and let the novelty President genie out. Good luck putting it back in.

DrJohn has been a health care professional for more than 30 years. In addition to clinical practice he has done extensive research and has published widely with over 70 original articles and abstracts in the peer-reviewed literature. DrJohn is well known in his field and has lectured on every continent except for Antarctica. He has been married to the same wonderful lady for over 30 years and has three kids- two sons, both of whom are attorneys and one daughter on her way into the field of education. DrJohn was brought up with the concept that one can do well if one is prepared to work hard but nothing in life is guaranteed. Except for liberals being foolish.

10 Responses to “The era of the novelty President”

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    Trump is an entrepreneur and Hillary is a criminal. While it remains to be seen if an entrepreneur would make a good President, is there any doubt that an incompetent, corrupt liar would be disastrous? Just look at the past 8 years…

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    A liberal friend is very concerned about the Republican Party. He tells me that Donald Trump will make it impossible for anybody anywhere running under the “R” column to win election.

    Isn’t it nice that so many liberal socialists are so concerned about the welfare of the Republican party. They are so worried that the Dimocrats won’t have any competition. All the Dims are telling the Repubs what they need to do to get the party re-organized so they can be competitive. Don’t we all just know that the Dims want the Repubs to win? Sure…..

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    @Redteam: The left is in full-blown panic mode over the prospect of vulnerable Hillary being their nominee and having the facts of her life and career used against her. You can see every liberal loud mouth playing every race and gender card in their deck for fear of a fair fight and the loss of all their power. They all accuse Trump of “fear mongering” while they all promote the fallacy of mass deportations, segregation and assault. It is truly laughable, their desperation.

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    @Bill: Yes, and even the liberal ‘former’ Repubs are trying to help them. I can’t recall a party being in such a panic mode that they were offering suggestions to the other party to help them.
    The NYT hit piece on Trump trying to sell him as being anti Woman fell about as flat as one newspaper can fall. Everything in it has been proven already as ‘amateur hour’ for the Times. They need to get some guide dogs for the staff to get to work.

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    @Bill: stop wasting time saying your candidate is worse than mine, boo hoo. If you don’t like health care, then you find a committee of responsible well established people with a wide range of knowledge to define a good system. Look on the positive facets of his presidency and mention how your candidate can use his ideas to further the step up. Our economy is set up to make rich people more wealthy. A society cannot survive in this fashion. I have a PhD in engineering. Climate crisis is real. TO SURVIVE THE NEXT HUNDRED YEARS we must work together. No more hate. Hate is speed by greedy stupid humans

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    @Alisa: .

    I have a PhD in engineering. Climate crisis is real.

    You sure pissed away your time getting that Ph D if it resulted in you ‘learning’ that we have a climate crisis. The biggest environmental crisis I’ve heard of is killing hundreds of Bald Eagles with windmills which are all government subsidized

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    @Alisa: My candidate is NOT worse than yours. In fact, whatever his faults, he is 100% better than Hillary, who is a confirmed liar and crook. The only climate “crisis” is the disruption of quality of life created by “necessarily skyrocketing” energy costs caused by the manipulation of data.

    @Reem: The only thing Obama has “restored” is racial strife and social hatred. Talk about stupid…

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    Dr. John is correct when he infers that the presidential elections have become sensationalized. But no, This did not start with Obama’s presidency. It has been going on since near the start of the nation. It has raised to the level of insanity by the MSM who are no longer a neutral watchdog, but have instead become part of the problem due to their own arrogance and political biases.

    Trump is brash, but so are Hillary and Bernie (and so is Obama).

    Trump is putting on a show, but so is Hillary, Bernie and Obama.

    Trump insults his opponents, but so does Hillary, Bernie and Obama.

    Trump has said stupid things, but so does Hillary, Bernie and Obama.

    Trump has his faults, but Hillary Bernie and Obama are out to destroy this nation so they can rebuild it into just another another failed socialist-fascist oligarchy.

    Both of the communist Democrat candidates and our current president are socialists. I don’t care what flavor of Republican voter you are, if you would allow one of those two socialists candidates to win the presidency after Obama, you are an idiot. Trump is both a businessman and a showman. As a showman, Trump is in his element and the other three are pikers. The Democrats can only succeed with the support with the propaganda machine that is the MSM. Trump is winning against their combined assaults, and even against the aid provided by the GOPe operatives.

    No, Trump is not perfect. but no candidate is perfect. I do believe he has America’s best interests at heart, and his ego is so big that I think he will he will in his narcissism prove his worth and that he is a man of his word.

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