Friday, July 07, 2017

Overheard in the News: Draining Swamps

32% believe Donald Trump has made the swamp worse,
24% believe he is draining it, and
35% believe he has done nothing to change the political culture.

Yes, that was the popular campaign promise. That awful swamp of politics we call Washington, DC, was going to be drained of its toxic elements.

It seems only his unshakeable base of about one-fourth of the population believes he has been able to do that.

Some even think he may be the swamp monster himself. His recent flurry of toxic tweets may have made it even worse.

I took a very brief look at a few of the "drain the swamp" ads from last year still on You Tube. In light of what we have seen in the past five months, they look even more chilling than they did at the time. I would say that any time Trump attacks someone with a particular "sin" it may be that he is trying to get attention away from himself.

That is a swamp of a whole new toxicity.


  • Noun: an area of low-lying, uncultivated ground where water collects; a bog or marsh.
            • synonyms: marsh, bog, muskeg, quagmire, mire, morass, fen; quicksand, bayou
  • Verb: overwhelm or flood with water.
            • synonyms: flood, inundate, deluge, immerse
 Yes, maybe we have been swamped by a deluge of Trump.

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