The Un-President

Years ago, from 1969 to 1975, 7-up started to advertise itself as “The UnCola” in an effort to differentiate itself from Coke and Pepsi.

I was thinking about the American disaster known as Donald J. Trump, the fraud and con man who is now our country’s first un-President.

Trump says he prides himself on being unpredictable. But the leader of the free world must be a stabilizing influence, and Trump is clearly unstable. His behavior and demeanor are totally uncharacteristic for someone in the position of President of the United States. Many of his actions have been unprecedented. On the world stage he seems to be taking our country into uncharted waters.

He’s undoing most of the regulations intended to protect our environment. He’s also undermining Obamacare mostly because it’s named for Obama.

Trump may lead us into an unwinnable nuclear war with North Korea. He’s even undercutting his own Secretary of State’s efforts to come up with diplomatic solutions to North Korea. And he’s unlikely to re-certify the nuclear deal with Iran.

There’s an undercurrent of discontent among those who deal with Trump both within and outside of the White House. Many pundits and politicians are declaring Trump to be unfit for the office and that he has become totally unhinged.

From my perspective, the only hope we have to save the American democracy is for our elected representatives in Congress to grow a spine, to show some backbone, and to put the good of our country ahead of the good of the Republican Party and their own unenlightened self-interests and start the impeachment process.

My concern, though, is that Donald J. Trump, America’s first un-president, America’s most unpresidential president, America’s most un-American president, may also be America’s most unimpeachable president.

And that’s unfunny.


I originally published this post about an hour ago. But then I saw today’s one-word prompt, “fraud,” and decided this post fit that prompt well. So….

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6 thoughts on “The Un-President

  1. Ron. October 12, 2017 / 6:49 am

    Oh we ARE on the same wavelength today, Sister.

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  2. newepicauthor October 12, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    When un is used as a prefix it usually means “not”, it gives negative or opposite force in adjectives and their derivative adverbs and nouns such as (unfair, unfelt, unseen, unfitting, unformed, unheard-of and unforgettable).

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    • Fandango October 12, 2017 / 2:41 pm

      Exactly. Un-President means “not” President, which is what Donald Trump should be.

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