I ain’t got no problem with bias. Everyone is bias. Including Dave Pell, including me. Why can’t we all just admit it? I knew lots of people who thought President Obama was born out of the country, was a Muslim and you couldn’t shake that belief. Dang, I knew a few people who believed he was the biblical Antichrist. Believe me I tried to convince people otherwise. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t an Obama fan. But though I believed he was a member of a Christian sect and was “born in the USA,” I still didn’t like some of his policies. It grated against me that he couldn’t come out and say radical Islamic terrorists. But I’m not a fan of Trump. In my humble opinion he is an arrogant a**h**e. How he became a billionaire, I haven’t the slightest. But he did and he is now the president. Is every Democrat and most of the Independents now biased against him? Sure they are, just like all of the Republicans and some of the Independents were biased against Obama. We forget that Obama’s approval rating dipped to 40% once, but not the 37% that Trump is now at. I think some Dems miss and appreciate W. With all the negative about Cheney, at least he knew how put together a competent cabinet. So, they were old Reagan era guys….
All this being said, we do have to be careful what we say, and not come across stupid. For example, saying:
“Finally, Trump himself is biased against his own presidency. He knows he can’t do the job. That is clear because he oozes insecurity, he constantly needs praise, and no one can effectively reassure him that he really deserves the job.”
I’m sorry that is ridiculous. If anyone feels good about himself, it is Trump. If anyone believes he is a good president, it is Trump. If anyone is self-assured beyond what is warranted, it is Trump. Dang, he so full of himself he could easily be a half dozen very self-confident people. Does he have insecurity issues? Maybe his arrogance is a mask, but I think he just is arrogant. Maybe you can break into his therapists office…. Do you really think Trump has a therapist???? No, he actually believes himself to be great. I wish commentators wouldn’t say such stupid things, it only spoils any sense that may be hidden away in there.
Just my humble opinion standing on the fence in the middle.
Clowns to the left of me! Jokers to the right! Here I am stuck in the middle with… me!