I have always thought that presidents do not have to be all that intelligent. You need a lot of qualities, but you don’t need to be a genius. You do need to be able to think, though.
We need to accept the fact that this president, if given the opportunity, will try to be a dictator.
I know the word criminal conveys more contempt than one would like, but crimes include blatant violations of the Constitution, and of the rights we hold under the Constitution.
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.