New York Times columnist Tom Friedman in his latest column opines the state of President Trump and the Republican Party.
And what makes Trump even more powerful and problematic is that this president with no shame is combined with a party with no spine and a major network with no integrity
So… how do we create political change? Tom shares…
The only way to change this situation is not by hoping that the president develops some shame or that this version of the G.O.P. develops some spine. It is by Democrats winning the House, the Senate or both in the midterm elections.
Only by dealing an electoral defeat to this version of the G.O.P. in the midterms will we possibly get a healthy conservative party again (which we need) and curb Trump’s power.
Everything else is just words — and words without power change nothing.
The Mueller investigation with the Justice Department indicted 12 Russians for hacking related to the 2016 election in the United States. The indictments went into incredible detail.
We NEED to take this seriously.
I was surprised that Donald Trump’s homeland security secretary even called this “a direct attack on our democracy.” Unfortunately, not many other voices have chimed in.
Russia wants to sow division in the United States and make us weaker in the process. They want to take our place as the most powerful country in the world.
Frankly, it seems like they’re making progress.
Conservative commentators are dropping like flies from the Republican party. Max Boot is the latest…
That is why I join Will and other principled conservatives, both current and former Republicans, in rooting for a Democratic takeover of both houses in November. Like postwar Germany and Japan, the Republican Party must be destroyed before it can be rebuilt.
It’s refreshing to see someone put principles over power. I hope more will follow suit.
I once listened to an interview with Dan Rather. He talked about the importance of being skeptical (and not cynical). That means learning to question things.
Now more than ever, we need to learn to question what we’re told by our governmental officials.
For example, White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow announced that the federal budget deficit was decreasing because of President Trump’s tax cut.
The deficit is NOT decreasing. It’s increasing and quickly.
Don’t take things on face value.
America is divided against itself. Faith has been lost in our important institutions, like our elections and the FBI. Let’s be honest, Russian President Vladimir Putin is winning. A divided America is a weaker America. Right now we’re weak and it’s exactly where Putin wants us.
This last week Timothy Egan wrote an excellent column in the New York Times about the deal that you’re making with Donald Trump. It feels too much like House of Cards and it will soon all come tumbling down.
Going into the midterm elections, Trump is offering this deal to his supporters: Say nothing about the lies, the bullying, the accusations of sexual misconduct from more than a dozen women, the undermining of the rule of law, the abdication of basic decency — and in turn he will make you rich.