How to respond to tragedies: a prescription in verse for the president



In the wake of a disaster,

And  destruction and death toll,

It is evident the president’s

Unable to console.

He’s the  leader of our nation

So he  must perform this role.

He may only be one person

But he represents the whole.

No one can tell the president

Just how he should condole.

This empathy comes naturally

To every human soul.





Filed under: Consoler-in-Chief


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  • I guess he's lacking a human soul?

  • Personally, I don't care about feigned empathy. What concerns me is that he can't figure out that his policies are exacerbating "the worst he has ever seen." Same with mass shootings and "thoughts and prayers." The Pittsburgh rabbi may have welcomed him, but the rest properly shunned him, and, of course, it was all about him.

  • In reply to jack:

    And while he was on Ground Zero with Governor Brown and Governor-Elect Newsome, Trump called the totally destroyed city of Paradise, "Pleasure"; not once, but twice.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    There was a headline with all his spoonerisms (probably not the correct term) of the week. Today's headline on both CNN and FNC was that the military academy supply sgt. tore into the admiral who lead the bin Laden capture for criticising the supply sgt's war on the media. The time has arrived for Pence to man up and invoke the 25th Amend.

  • As far as Pence is concerned, how about resigning as a matter of principle.

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