April 9, 2021
The following internet joke hit home with me: “If Aliens landed in the United States and said, ‘Take me to your leader,’ think about how embarrassing that would be.”
Recently the American media has depicted our newly-elected President from several points of view. To some, he is presenting their agenda at warp speed. To others he is a puppet on a string. I see him as mentally challenged to a point that he is handicapped.
Every time he delivers a speech, a translator from the White House staff reactively steps in to clarify his garbled oration. I volunteered in a nursing home for a number of years and there were three levels: Alzheimer’s, dementia, and pre-dementia. Very sadly, our President seems to fall somewhere between the latter two stages. This is not just my opinion but also that of former White House Physician for Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, Dr. Ronny Jackson, as he wrote on Twitter.
It seems that Air Force One will be having the wheelchair symbol added to the tail number.
It seems that every time the President speaks (or reads) he is as coherent as a roadkill. This is disconcerting to me as an American and has troubled many of my overseas friends who have commented about his mishandling of the English language. In announcing his nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (known as the ATF), he referred to the organization as the AFT. That is the American Federation of Teachers, a national union for public school teachers. So embedded with unions in his lifetime, our President doesn’t seem to know the difference.
It seems that the Presidency under this gentleman has reached rock bottom and he has started to dig. He seems to have the actions of someone in slow motion and doesn’t seem to be able to organize a woodpecker’s reunion in the Redwood Forest. His handlers would be well to stick him in a clay pot and water him weekly.
I am very close to his age and at least have the moxie to do better than this humiliating character. A sad commentary for this great nation to be represented by a “has-been” who is heading toward infamy as a “won’t be.”
James M. Hoover, CACM
Captain, USAF (Retired)