Being Fair to Trump

(Because what the internet sorely needs is another political post…)

Hopefully I’m winding down from making political posts for a while; I’m seeing a lot of posts the past couple of days lamenting all the politics on social media like Facebook and Itend to agree…but man, is it hard.

I said this before, but I’ll repeat: we are all pretty much committed to our “team” by this point, and all arguments and counterpoints are inevitably going to be made to back “our guy”. It’s outrageous when “their guy” does it, but when “our guy” does it…well, that’s different. 

I hear a lot about giving Trump “a chance”. I’m not really sure what that means. That we should just “shut up” and “get over it” and fall in line? I don’t think so. No matter the president, that person should be held accountable and be able to take criticism (and don’t bother countering with some false equivalence about how it’s the media needs to be held accountable because I’ll just delete it; I disagree that the media lies about Trump and I’m not in the mood to waste time arguing it).

What I do think is that we should treat him with basic fairness. If his policies, such as they are, do turn out to be beneficial, I’ll acknowledge it. But that’s a big “if”. Yesterday’s press conference whining about the attendance figures at his inauguration being wrongly reported and countering with “alternative facts” isn’t the best start. (I say they are just trying to muck up the waters on what the “truth” is to the point where we won’t know what to believe, and therefore allow them to get away with more serious bullshit later.)

So that’s all you’re going to get from me: I’ll be fair and I’ll be as objective as I can be. Your mileage will vary as to whether I live up to that.