Recent events, such as Trump’s public admission to asking a foreign official to intervene in the 2020 elections on his behalf triggering the impeachment inquiry, his withdrawing troops to support our Kurdish allies in reaction to his waning popularity among Republicans, resulting in the Turk’s attack on the Kurds, thus demonstrating to the world community that as a country, we have no integrity and are never to be trusted (much like Saddam Husain, who as it turns out, had more integrity than our current leaders), are all evidence of what I have been predicting we would see if the Republicans in congress failed to stand up to Trumps blatant disregard for due process and the rule of law. If you’ve followed my thoughts over the past year, you know I’ve predicted that we would soon witness what we are currently witnessing – the end of our democratic republic. Trump has made it official in latest declaration that the Democratic Party led House of Representatives have no authority over him and his presidency and he is refusing to obey mandates that the Constitution requires them to make under these circumstances. Instead of the Republicans in congress rising up in mass and demanding his immediate impeachment, they continue to a large degree defend and/or rationalize his actions, which become more and more bizarre and insane with each passing minute. The majority of the Republican electorate, with the exception of the hardcore 30% of Trump supporters I’ve been referencing throughout these posts, are slowly coming to the realization that their willingness to tolerate the steadfast position of Trump’s hardcore 30 percent, who insist America is a white country meant to serve white people at the expense of everyone else if necessary, is going to cause them to loss everything that they value as Americans. Never the less, their Republican representatives in congress continue to follow the mandate of Trump’s hardcore 30%, who they believe hold the keys to their reelection.
Time is quickly running out. Why it’s not clear to all Americans, including congress, that this man will tear this country, if not the entire world, apart to save own ass, is completely baffling to me. Are we really that blind or stupid or ignorant? Each day he remains in office brings us a day closer to his committing some atrocity in an attempt to incite a civil war in this country, or commit some international blunder (which he may have already done with the Kurds) that will throw the world economy into total chaos. I won’t even talk about the damage he has already caused to the environment and all the institutions we rely on to maintain order and stability and security. And yet so many of us remain committed to being right about the country being better served by Republicans than Democrats, in spite of the fact that we have watched our democracy, civil liberties and middle class economy decline precipitously under the past two Republican administrations.
There’s not much left to say. If you’re really interested in my rational for the statements I’ve made in this post, go back and read my previous posts. The question remains, do we want to live in a democracy or a dictatorship? We know for certain that 30% of the Republican electorate chooses the latter. The rest of us must understand that anything less than a very vocal demand for his immediate removal from office is tantamount to voting with Trump’s hardcore 30 percent on that question. What’s it going to be?