It's important to be kind...but don't be a doormat.
The more appropriate complaint would be that it won’t make a very meaningful difference…human suffering wise. But that’s not what it what sent there to do. It was sent there to provide an PR moment at a Covid-19 briefing. Trump basked in praise for the action (mostly by himself and Pence at the briefing) and now it has served it’s purpose. A secondary benefit is that a small number of people who fall within a very specific set of criteria, that most people currently with serious medical problems will not meet, will be helped. That’s a net positive thing…it’s very disappointing…but you are correct, it’s not negative.
There have been other strips where it has been explained that no other babysitter will accept watching Calvin. Once the dad wondered if they could get anyone cheaper (because Roz is charging a lot to deal with Calvin) and the mom said something like “How would you like to spend hours on the phone?”
And we learn in later strips she doesn’t despise him. She plays a rousing game of Calvinball with him!!
Most adults didn’t elect him. A plurality of adults are stupid.
He’s off being discrete…
I hesitate to call Trump evil because of the extreme pathology of the multiple mental disorders he has. But, the republican party is evil because they enable someone with such obvious mental defects to wantonly damage society. They know better.
Trump is a difficult one to peg down. I don’t know if he is actually stupid. The pathology of the multiple mental disorders he has makes it difficult to determine.
That’s pretty much what I said. I just wasn’t in the mood to beat that particular horse to death.
He doesn’t get it. He is desperately looking for a narcissistic fulfilling fantasy to cling to. And his republican enablers will give it to him. And much like the result of February fantasy inspired delays in reacting to this situation, people will suffer.
Children can be stupid because of lack of knowledge and experience. Adults can be stupid because they intentionally and willfully choose to be.
My friend who is a counselor has been doing all her sessions using zoom for a couple weeks now. She says it can be tricky to connect with the client as well as in person. But this is the new reality.