Our emotional attachment to certain institutions, especially the presidency, signals us to think of our leader as something better than a pig. In that case, the emotional attachment has to go.
Even if Trump’s appearance on the scene dismays many, we can be grateful for his daily reminders that “he alone can fix things.” That is the voice of power, not law.
When Trump’s apologists react as they do, they remind all of us that their obsequious loyalty to a person with no class makes them outstanding reporters of his faults.
When you stand proudly with the foremost agency of an outlaw security state, you gain something else that guarantees defeat: scorn. So shake it all off, Democrats. You still have time, if you act now.
The United States did not cease to be a liberal democracy with the rise of Trump, and Trump’s dismissal would not save our country now.
“Fake news is a hoax.” Think about that one for a while. Before long you’ll ask, “Is a hoax a …
If Democrats cannot convince people to remove Trump from office, the proceedings will have been a colossal waste of energy, at a time when the party cannot afford to make errors, or waste any of its paltry assets.
Trump and his allies in the Senate need only time the vote for his acquittal during the week before election day. That makes for good political theater: vindication for your supporters, and total deflation for your opponents.
They would have something to say about hopeless wars, hollowed out communities, families who have attended too many funerals. They would say something about how to recover.
If the country wants to rid itself of this man, voters must find a candidate for office who can prevail in this contest.
Clinton told all of us, “You know what to expect with me. You will get more of the same. You can’t say that about my opponent, can you?” Voters opted for unpredictability over stability. “Let’s see what happens.”
Propaganda wars have always been nasty. We are in the middle of another one.