It is Wednesday morning as I write this article. The government runs out of money on Friday and as of this moment there is no plan to stop the government shutdown. In the past, despite having a large majority, House Republicans have needed Democratic votes to pass a continuing resolution. Last week Donald Trump (the self-proclaimed great deal maker) insulted the Democratic leadership to the point that they understandably declined an invitation to attend a White House meeting where the impending shutdown was to be a major topic of discussion. That is bad enough, but it gets worse. Let’s explore. Continue reading Idiots And Amatuers
From the early days of the 2016 race knowledgeable political observers of all stripes were saying that Donald Trump was unqualified to hold the office of the presidency. In fact many, including leading Republicans, viewed his candidacy as a joke and/or publicity stunt. (I still think it may have begun as a publicity stunt and then morphed into something real almost by accident. Many in the Trump campaign never expected to win as late as the afternoon of Election Day.) Time has proven him to be unquestionably unqualified, unwilling to learn and increasingly unstable. The Constitution has a provision for handling such a situation. It is the 25th Amendment. The question is do we have enough patriots in the Cabinet to invoke it. Let’s explore. Continue reading 14 For 24?
I am among the many who often speak of the 25th Amendment solution to the removal of Donald Trump from the presidency. While I think impeachment is currently a long shot I feel resignation ala Richard Nixon is the probable outcome. In either of those cases Mike Pence becomes President of the United States. That is not a situation I look forward to. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Complicity, Simplicity And Hypocrisy Of Mike Pence
Most reasonable Americans felt that the Obamacare repeal effort/tax rate cut for the wealthy was dead, (a/k/a Trumpcare), for at least this Congress after Friday morning. Think again. Let’s explore. Continue reading Deadly Ego?
It is early Wednesday morning as I commence writing this article intended for Thursday morning’s publishing. Early Tuesday evening my wife and I walked into a restaurant for dinner and the first thing I spotted was one of their televisions on CNN who was running a red banner with white writing that announced Trump’s firing of James Comey. Hours later I discovered I became aware of the firing the basically the same way Comey did. My dilemma was: How the hell am I supposed to cover this one? Let’s explore my attempt together. Continue reading A Plea To Trump