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Damned if you do . . .

It is resplen­dently clear that the POTUS will be crit­i­cized for what­ever they do, but any­thing Pres. Trump does is chum for the crit­ics’ shark pool.

George W. Bush flew over the Kat­rina dis­as­ter zone, Obama stayed at Martha’s Vine­yard while Louisiana flooded. Both got their crit­ics and their supporters.

**RANT ALERT**

WHAT FOL­LOWS IS A RANT. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

Pres. Trump went to Texas and the media has gone berserk, even when — or per­haps because — res­cue and relief efforts have gone very well. His visit caused min­i­mal, if any, dis­rup­tion to res­cue and relief operations.

Since the reporters appear to get paid to gripe by the word and there was lit­tle to gripe about, sev­eral took to com­plain­ing about Mrs Trump’s shoes fol­low­ing an arti­cle by a Vogue fash­ion critic of clown-​like tastes, who, in her own words,

When she is not writ­ing about fash­ion, she can be found haunt­ing flea mar­kets all over the world.

After which she wears all her flea mar­ket finds, all at once.

But I digress.

The shoe out­rage was so ridicu­lous that after a while my inner cap­i­tal­ist suc­cumbed to the temp­ta­tion of post­ing a link so I could make a com­mis­sion on the Adi­das Mrs Trump wore. Unlike the prior FLOTUS’s, these sneak­ers are not $540, but $60.

While the White House announced that Pres. Trump has pledged $1 mil­lion to Har­vey relief, Politico ran a story say­ing that Pence shows Trump how to sweat it out with Texas vic­tims — because sweat equity, or some­thing. This is the same Politico that car­ried nary a word on Mitt Rom­ney help­ing with the tree stump removal, but hey, Politico wants their POTUS good and sweaty (after which they would deride him as undignified).

Now the clamor is ris­ing for a Healer-​In-​Chief, which I find most ridicu­lous of all. The left­ies and the media (I repeat myself),

blasted his speech in Texas for its “lack of empathy“and the Twit­ter­verse is all atwit­ter with prog crit­i­cism of the Pres­i­dent for his poor skills as a “healer.”

I’m with The Diplo­mad (empha­sis added)

I don’t want a “healer” for Pres­i­dent. I can go to a doc­tor or a priest for that. I want the Pres­i­dent to be a hard-​ass real­ist who does his or her duty in line with the Con­sti­tu­tion, espe­cially the require­ment to pro­tect the coun­try from all threats.

He con­cludes with,

I had noted many times before that I have had enough of candle-​light vig­ils, “we are not afraid” marches, teddy bears, and empty words. We need real lead­ers who will con­front issues openly and view them with­out polit­i­cally cor­rect glasses.

Since Pres. Trump will be “damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t,” con­fronting issues openly and view­ing them with­out polit­i­cally cor­rect glasses while abid­ing by the Con­sti­tu­tion is fine by me.

Enough of the clowns at Politico and Vogue.

When I need heal­ing I don’t go to elected offi­cials, and I cer­tainly don’t need moral lead­er­ship from them, either.

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz writes on U. S. and Latin Amer­ica at Fausta’s blog

It is resplendently clear that the POTUS will be criticized for whatever they do, but anything Pres. Trump does is chum for the critics’ shark pool.

George W. Bush flew over the Katrina disaster zone, Obama stayed at Martha’s Vineyard while Louisiana flooded. Both got their critics and their supporters.

**RANT ALERT**

WHAT FOLLOWS IS A RANT. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

Pres. Trump went to Texas and the media has gone berserk, even when – or perhaps because – rescue and relief efforts have gone very well. His visit caused minimal, if any, disruption to rescue and relief operations.

Since the reporters appear to get paid to gripe by the word and there was little to gripe about, several took to complaining about Mrs Trump’s shoes following an article by a Vogue fashion critic of clown-like tastes, who, in her own words,

When she is not writing about fashion, she can be found haunting flea markets all over the world.

After which she wears all her flea market finds, all at once.

But I digress.

The shoe outrage was so ridiculous that after a while my inner capitalist succumbed to the temptation of posting a link so I could make a commission on the Adidas Mrs Trump wore. Unlike the prior FLOTUS’s, these sneakers are not $540, but $60.

While the White House announced that Pres. Trump has pledged $1 million to Harvey relief, Politico ran a story saying that Pence shows Trump how to sweat it out with Texas victims – because sweat equity, or something. This is the same Politico that carried nary a word on Mitt Romney helping with the tree stump removal, but hey, Politico wants their POTUS good and sweaty (after which they would deride him as undignified).

Now the clamor is rising for a Healer-In-Chief, which I find most ridiculous of all. The lefties and the media (I repeat myself),

blasted his speech in Texas for its “lack of empathy”and the Twitterverse is all atwitter with prog criticism of the President for his poor skills as a “healer.”

I’m with The Diplomad (emphasis added)

I don’t want a “healer” for President. I can go to a doctor or a priest for that. I want the President to be a hard-ass realist who does his or her duty in line with the Constitution, especially the requirement to protect the country from all threats.

He concludes with,

I had noted many times before that I have had enough of candle-light vigils, “we are not afraid” marches, teddy bears, and empty words. We need real leaders who will confront issues openly and view them without politically correct glasses.

Since Pres. Trump will be “damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t,” confronting issues openly and viewing them without politically correct glasses while abiding by the Constitution is fine by me.

Enough of the clowns at Politico and Vogue.

When I need healing I don’t go to elected officials, and I certainly don’t need moral leadership from them, either.

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz writes on U. S. and Latin America at Fausta’s blog