The Heart, the Brain and the Stomach were having an argument
The Brain said it did all the thinking and decision making so it should be the boss.
The Heart said it pumped the life blood and held the compassionate soul so it should be the boss.
The Stomach said it provided all the energy so it should be the boss.
They could not agree.
Then the Rectum chimed in and stated “I am the Boss”
The Brain, Heart and Stomach laughed and laughed.
The Rectum said nothing and closed up (you might say tariffs were imposed)
After a couple of days, the Stomach got ‘queasy’; the Heart started palpitating; the Brain got foggy and confused.
A couple of days later – all agreed the Rectum was the boss!
The old saying goes: This proves you do not have to be smart or compassionate or full of energy to be the boss – you just have to be an asshole!
I am sure we have all had bosses like that.
But what if you are smart and compassionate and full of energy, but you are also an asshole? What does that make you?
Easy answer: Any US President past or present.
Dealing with Communist China and Russia, terrorists states like Iran, dictators like North Korea, and all other countries including UK, France, Germany, Mexico, Israel - they all mean you are dealing with a bunch of assholes. They would not be the bosses of their countries otherwise!
There are no "nice" leaders of state. No dictator was ever compassionate. "Nice" people do not go to war or terrorize.
It takes an asshole to deal with an asshole. The difference for the US is we try and get all the good things right: being smart and using compassion and having the energy and drive to follow thru on promises made or agreements ratified.
But you still have to be an asshole to deal effectively with other, bigger (Iran, North Korea, etc.) assholes. If you are not, then you and your country get walked on.
All presidents and politicians are assholes to some degree or another. In fact, all people are at some time in their lives. There are no living angels.
It is only a matter of degree.
Seriously, pick any member of Congress. Ask yourself if that person is an asshole. Now we know why their approval rating is so low ;)
And remember that the House and Senate are the main 'pools' for future Presidential candidates!
You could argue that we had the biggest asshole of all past presidents in office until November 2020 election. You might be right. Now we have Biden.
Or it might be that President Trump is just the loudest and most skilled with Social Media, Twitter, etc. and he crosses media lines most of us would not. Not the biggest asshole, just the most public.
What a Novel Idea: an asshole that crosses lines most others would not!
Drawing and Crossing Political lines is exactly what US Presidents do - the sole power to do so for our country and we choose that person every four years with our votes.
Obama had a "Red" line that got crossed. The US lost respect over that.
Obama was not a big enough asshole that time. But Obama was still an asshole - it is a job requirement. Only the best (not necessarily the biggest) assholes get to be US President.
You have to decide if you like how our country is doing under the current asshole compared to the asshole in charge from 2016 to 2020.
Are we getting along better or worse with all the other world leader assholes?
Are we making treaties and trade agreements that benefits the US while still playing 'nice' with all the other assholes?
Are we doing all of that better than prior US presidents (assholes)?
Beyond the current great economy and low unemployment rate in all groups and with wages rising, among many other accomplishments, you still may not like our former President Trump.
After all, if Presidents are, and have been assholes, it only makes sense that at no time will all people agree with the policies or the personality. Ergo: Asshole. Accurate, but circular, reasoning.
Which asshole will get the most done for our country from 2024 forward?
Which asshole did you vote for?