Sometimes one tweet can be more effective in explaining a dysfunctional wrong-policied president than paragraphs in prose form which can be very antiseptic. Arnold Schwarzenegger smoked the president as a troglodyte with one tweet.
Will Trump get Arnold Schwarzenegger’s message in his tweet?
“I eagerly await the administration’s regulations protecting pagers, fax machines, and Blockbuster,” Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted. I doubt that the president will get it. He is too insular within his thought process. But even his coal miner proteges will. It is not difficult to see from that simple tweet, the obviousness of Trump in a time warp, the real implication of today’s Conservatism.
I eagerly await the administration’s regulations protecting pagers, fax machines, and Blockbuster. https://t.co/ykLJHT4OvK
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) June 1, 2018
And that is why so many, the moderate Conservatives, are scared. Trump represents that purity in Conservative thought, the status quo, what many are comfortable with, a resistance to change, and the fear of the other one does not quite know or choose not to know.
Some of the responses were hilarious.
Tweet: I’ve just buried my abacus and Walkman in the back yard, just in case.
Tweet: Anyone remember where I parked my brontosaurus?
Tweet: I’ve been holding onto my 8-track player in hopes of powering it through coal-based electricity production…
Tweet: Let’s remove all auto catalytic converters and Make America Grey Again
Tweet: And payphones. Don’t forget to save the payphones!
Tweet: Boy, I’m sure glad I held onto my Bell & Howell hand-crank camera! Thanks to Trump, I’ll finally be able to afford to shoot home movies again!
Tweet: If only you could find a way to harness energy to travel back in time, say to the eighties, and take out the threats to our well-being in the present day…..wait a minute!
Arnold Schwarzenegger has been pushing back on the president for some time now. One hopes that as Trump pushes the ultimate absurdity of playing out the Conservative values to the extremes, it will ultimately bring resolution from the untenability of the ideology in practice. That is a necessary hope.