The prezident said he could be the 'most presidential person ever" in an ABC News interview. He added, "but, I may not be able to do the job nearly as well if I do that."
I am not sure why he said that except to confound the viewer. Maybe that's their plan. Keep us confused so we can't see the wrecking ball aimed at our country.
Something is wrong in the executive branch and there is a crazy man wandering the halls. He can be seen eating candy late at night railing at the walls. It's Trump himself. His wife has smartly fled to New York.
Now the federal employees are quitting.
Yesterday's resignation of senior state department employees was about as disturbing as it gets, so far. Then the chief of the U.S. Border Patrol quit. This is called a coordinated message to the people: there is a madman in the White House and we have to get him out.
It's not total chaos. On Monday he was a good republican soldier and reinstated the Reagan era "Global Gag Rule." The millionaire men applauded at creating a roadblock to poor women around the world. It's so nice to have all men in the Oval Office as it keeps women in check.
However, some plans go awry. His voter fraud investigation that is supposed to be focused on a few large states (California and New York) is being postponed due to voter registration irregularities among members of his own staff. Steve Bannon, the senior counsel to the prezident is registered to vote in Washington D.C. and Florida.
Steve Bannon. Of all the obsequious ass kissing by some conservatives who want to stay in his good graces it's Steve Bannon who really gives me the creeps. I can't seem to shake him off. Yesterday he said the American press should "...keep its mouth shut." He said they were the "opposition party." The constitution and American history clearly aren't high on Bannon's priority list. This is how authoritarians roll; make up facts and attack people.
Shockingly this man is a self-described Leninist who wants to "bring everything crashing down." He says "darkness is good." That's the truth.
When the truth is revealed we have to listen to it because it is essential to a free society, but we have roadblocks here, too. Kellyanne Conway, Trump's spokesperson, offered an Orwellian phrase to protect the feelings of the new President who was hurt by media reports of his small inaugural audience. She offered us "alternative facts."
Conservatives voted for this crowd. This so-called Grand Old Party has morphed into something very dark. Immorality rules their world. These republicans have thrown off their historic moral compass. They are rigid ideologues with a penchant for silencing people.
This administration censored our National Park Service earlier this week for tweeting about climate change. In response to this strong arm tactic the park employees shifted to a non governmental twitter page. It's called "Alt" and it has been reported that the administration now wants the personal names of the tweeters. This created a domino effect and now numerous government agencies have opened "Alt" accounts where they can write freely. NASA is included. Just yesterday I was driving past the Pasadena Jet Propulsion Lab, home of the Mars Rover, and a man was putting up a large banner near the entrance, it read
It's good to see democracy functioning even though the executive branch is discharging warning shots to the American people that try to bully into thinking they are in charge.
We are teetering between freedom and censorship, truth and lies, good and bad. It remains to be seen how far down into this wreckage Americans are willing to descend.
This authoritarianism has awoken a mighty giant (George W. Bush's term) which is us, the people, when confronted with the loss of our democratic republic. We are in uncharted waters, but other countries have survived them in the past, with a fight.
We the People are witnessing a massive wreck in the White House. We can examine this wreckage and fix the damage. That's when we ascend to the surface, stronger than before.
-Jennifer Hall Lee
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