Pundits have lectured liberals since the 2016 election: you need to get out more, meet ordinary Americans, visit flyover country. But will it help?
Donald Trump’s degradation of rhetoric has debased the majesty of the presidency and arguably made the United States a worse place. Yesterday he announced his plan to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, which will arguably make the planet a worse place. What’s next for the Ruinator-in-Chief?
Given the fact that President Donald Trump is probably insane, and has no viable economic policy to speak of, and is surrounded by advisors who are unqualified and/or evil, one would think that the movers and shakers of Wall Street would be pessimistic about the economy. But no, the opposite is true. The stock market loves Trump! Whenever he’s in trouble, securities exchanges plummet and vice versa. What does this say about those in charge of the economy?
After an ISIS terrorist murdered children attending a concert in England, Donald Trump weighed in, saying that he would no longer call terrorists monsters because they probably like that moniker. Instead, the middle school-mentality president said, he would use the term “evil losers,” a riff on his favorite insult. What other phrases may this brilliant rhetorician have considered before settling on evil losers?
All the attention is on the crises surrounding the Republicans because of the possibility that Trump will get impeached. What everyone’s missing is that the Democrats are an even bigger mess because the corporatist wing still hasn’t made nice with the progressive base of the party who supported Bernie Sanders but didn’t vote in the general election.
Talk of impeachment is already swirling around President Donald Trump. If it happens, his personality makes it highly unlikely he’ll go quietly. You just know he’ll take a lot of other top Republicans, and God knows who else, with him. In a way, then, he may finally end up “draining the swamp” as he promised to do during his campaign (but failed to do with his corrupt cabinet appointments.)