I just went to the White House contact form and logged a complaint. Specifically, I stated that I didn’t feel this was a wise use of taxpayer dollars, and also that I thought the Presidency was essentially a 24/7 job and I really hope that didn’t come to a surprise to Trump.
This is what he wanted. Free travel, security and restrictions lifted to make more money on future investments (and current ones for the kids!). I wonder how much he’s saving on jet fuel. I still hold on to the hope that once the GOP gets as many pro-religious and anti-muslim bills passed, they declare him unfit and kick him out.
Fuck them. They should be made to pay the overtime costs for the RCMP out of their own pockets, since this trip was strictly for a private family business venture to make money for their own family. Why the fuck should I pay tax money for their benefit?
Liberals wasted (and are still wasting) enormous amounts of time and effort demonstrating that their political opponents are being hypocrites. This is not useful with people who don’t mind being hypocrites. Not in a “Song of Myself” sort of way, but in the gritty practical way that believing a certain thing yesterday provided a platform to strike at perceived enemies, and believing the opposite today is the most efficient way to do the same.
The golfing tab, as has been pointed out, is the small change of the damage this administration intends to inflict on the country, but it might be the only issue small enough to get in deplorable brains and begin eroding some of his support.
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself. I am large, I contain–never mind.
But actually I don’t think there’s a contradiction there. It’s not that Trump supporters will hate or even understand the concept of hypocrisy–but they will dimly remember that “money spent playing golf=BAD!” and will react reflexively, as they were taught.