Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Dear GOP:

Thanks for 30+ years of telling Americans how terrible government is; thanks for 50+ years of dog-whistling racism; thanks for the obstructionism of the last eight years; thanks for letting your members push the birther crap; thanks for not finding a way to stand up to Trump; thanks for the voter suppression. He's the natural culmination of the path you've been on for 50 years. Good luck in keeping him under control.

From the NY Times:
So who is the man who will be the 45th president?
After a year and a half of erratic tweets and rambling speeches, we can’t be certain. We don’t know how Mr. Trump would carry out basic functions of the executive. We don’t know what financial conflicts he might have, since he never released his tax returns, breaking with 40 years of tradition in both parties. We don’t know if he has the capacity to focus on any issue and arrive at a rational conclusion. We don’t know if he has any idea what it means to control the largest nuclear arsenal in the world.
Here is what we do know: We know Mr. Trump is the most unprepared president-elect in modern history. We know that by words and actions, he has shown himself to be temperamentally unfit to lead a diverse nation of 320 million people. We know he has threatened to prosecute and jail his political opponents, and he has said he would curtail the freedom of the press. We know he lies without compunction.


Chuck said...

Well said.

I'm more afraid that the Republicans will now be free to do all the things that Obama vetoed. I doubt that Trump has the ambition and the motivation to do the hard work of governing.

Lisa Hirsch said...

God yes.