Barack and The Donald—Separated at Birth (sort of)


Barack Obama and Donald Trump have more in common than once favoring single-payer national health plans.  They are both thin-skinned. Neither ever says he's sorry or expresses regret. Instead they blame and deride others.

Now for Obama this behavior has been VASTLY (caps deliberate) more consequential. His refusal to acknowledge having called ISIS the jayvee team, the lies surrounding Benghazi, the further prevarications surrounding Obamacare and the absolute failure to admit anything wrong after he abrogated his chemical-weapons red line with Assad (resulting in hundreds of thousands of Syrians now swarming into Europe) are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

Maybe it's time to amend one of Hollywood's more famous lines:  Self-love means never having to say you're sorry.

Unfortunately, Donald Trump is prey to to the same self-love, or is it insecurity, as is Obama, although on a far lesser scale.  At first we could excuse his crass comments about fellow Republicans, because at least he wasn't a politically correct wimp and everybody -- myself included -- has had it up to wherever "here" is with political correctness.  But his recent assaults are wearing thin.

His comments about Carly Fiorina's looks were repellent and creepy and that they were made to Rolling Stone, of all publications, is mind-boggling.  Isn't Trump aware of the politics and, more importantly, the utter dishonesty of that wretched rag that recently was caught lying through its newsprint about a non-existent rape scandal at a University of Virginia fraternity?  If Trump gets to be president, he better get a sense of who his real enemies are -- one of them is Jann Wenner, the publisher of Rolling Stone, not Carly Fiorina.