After only one week in office, the United States is on the brink of a Constitutional crisis. Trump’s string of executive orders have been so poorly thought out, so poorly drafted and so poorly vetted that many fly in the face of existing law and the Constitution.
But in a great democracy, people have the ultimate political power. Demonstrations against Trump and his band of alt-right cohorts are now a daily occurrence. Even some Trump voters who urged he be given a chance to govern are marching.
The new President has shown his hand and it is a loser. Trump has broken the record for the amount of time it has taken for the majority of Americans to disapprove of their president.
According to a Gallup poll, it has taken just eight days for Trump to gain a majority disapproval rating, with 51 per cent of Americans saying they disapproved of the President on 28 January 2016.
Democrats, and even some Republicans, are seeing the current occupant of the Oval Office, and his “amateur hour” way of wielding power, as a national security, and global, threat.
Conservative apologist, David Brooks, writes in today’s New York Times how many Republican members of Congress have made a Faustian bargain with Donald Trump.
“They don’t particularly admire him as a man,” writes Brooks. “They don’t trust him as an administrator, they don’t agree with him on major issues, but they respect the grip he has on their voters, they hope he’ll sign their legislation and they certainly don’t want to be seen siding with the inflamed progressives or the hyperventilating media.”
Brooks goes on to excoriate Republicans for putting party ahead of country… as if this is something new!
“The deal they’ve struck with the devil comes at too high a price. It really will cost them their soul,” Brooks goes on to say.
The coward Brooks doesn’t actually come out and say this but he implies that Trump in the White House is an “existential” threat and that, for the sake of the country and the world, Trump must go.
As Republicans control all levers of power in Washington D. C., it will take a brave Republican or two to denounce what is now being called “Trumpism” … a doctrine of hate promoting extreme nationalism, anti-globalization, xenophobia, and Islamophobia.
History, no doubt, would look favorably upon any patriotic Republican with the backbone to forcefully come out against Trump by uttering the “I” word … impeachment.
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