Thursday, June 15, 2017

A Cabinet full of sycophants …



SYCOPHANT DEFINITIONS:

Merriam-Webster: “a person who praise's powerful people in order to get their approval.”

Random House: “a self seeking, servile flatterer, fawning parasite.”

Wikipedia: “obedient flattery.”

Well, you get the idea and a cabinet full of sycophants was exactly what we witnessed this week as Trump introduced us to them on TV. Their lavish praise and fawning obsequiousness may have been a balm to Trump but it left many of us shaking our heads.  

The Cabinet is the part of the government that acts as an   ADVISORY   board to the President. Theoretically it is filled with strong minded experts in their field who have the good of the country as their driving force. Sadly, since Trump feels he knows more than all of them combined, there will be little advising going on.

It is obvious that the Cabinet sycophants know they live under the threat of dismissal at the whim of the President and they demean themselves by acquiescing to him. Is there not one Republican in Washington with the guts to address this? What a sad commentary.

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Addendum:  I wrote this entry on Monday. On Tuesday we were shocked when a man full of hate toward the Republican party shot Rep. Steve Scalise from Louisiana.  Six years earlier another, full of hate for the Democrats, shot Rep. Gabby Giffords.  THIS CANNOT GO ON !
All the comforting words being bandied around in Washington now must be followed up by action. 

It's time for both sides of the aisle to grow up.  Stop the rigid stonewalling and have honest debates that end up with agreements rather than shouting matches.  If we are, once again to thrive as a nation, I believe that we must reject the "art of the deal" and bring back the "art of COMPROMISE". 

6 Comments:

Blogger possum said...

Yes, I saw that, too. And since what I really want to say is just not nice, I will stop now.

7:36 AM  
Blogger Marie Smith said...

Power corrupts, Ginnie. That's what we're seeing I think.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

That cabinet meeting was a scripted joke. A resounding AMEN to your last paragraph.

12:11 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

It is rather pathetic: so childish.

6:56 PM  
Blogger NCmountainwoman said...

Trump cannot abide anyone near him who does not profess adoration and total loyalty. Your lat paragraph is spot on.

6:08 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

That round-the-table fawning was hard to watch. We must progress to a point in which one administration is not undoing what the previous one did, when legislators do not hide in out-of-the-way rooms to craft new laws and policies, afraid of input, not only from those across the aisle but also from members of their own party.

4:40 PM  

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