Meantime, given the taxes the feds collect, we ought to expect more interesting entertainment from them. When you pay $150 to see a Broadway show, they try to give you your money’s worth. We ought to hold the feds to a higher standard.
For three and a half months now, they have roared about their cage in astonishment, anger and fear, as they advocate and plot Trump’s removal, but overlook every electoral map they see filled with red states and red districts. It may be an impressive display of energy, but it does not help the party prepare for upcoming contests in 2018 and 2020.
Thus they will be shocked, shocked again when they see Trump stand up to accuse the FBI and other intelligence agencies of all kinds of nefarious activities, including leaks that brought down one of his top advisors. In the whirlwind of Trump’s anti-democratic moves and rhetoric, however, we ought to be alert to the times he throws off a few truthful sparks.
Washington’s elites damaged their credibility and prestige on the world stage long before Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Vladimir Putin came along to try their hand at it.
Despite best efforts at analytical restraint, one wants to understand Trump’s supernal derangement. Is he a buffoon who acts like a strongman, or a strongman who acts like a buffoon?
The poster looks so official and friendly, our big brother in the White House, but behind the curtain are a bunch of hamsters who run in their wheels until some food pellets drop out.
Trump’s election bears one loud message to Washington: stop! Stop what you are doing. Turn back. Donald Trump, however, is not the right leader for the message. He does not even understand it.
The president declares, “Of course our intelligence agencies assassinate people they regard as enemies of the state. Of course our leaders lie to justify attacks on foreign nations. Of course we kill people at home to manufacture fear, so they’ll back wars abroad. We’re not innocent. How could we be?”
Now Trump intends to give America confidence again. That’s what he means when he urges us all to make America great.
Practically, planners, politicians, and other people with influence will want to ‘unwind the union’ when they begin to see why it benefits them. Perhaps we should thank Donald Trump for making that option appear more attractive than it ever has before.
People look to Mr. Trump for hope, too, but we are about to see how quickly bad policies lead to illusions and failure. We are about to see what happens when a democracy destroys itself.
“Nobody is as honest as me. Believe me.”