Anyone who reads my blog knows I am not Trump's biggest fan.
A liar, coward, bully, child, criminal, and victom of insanity are some of the nicer things I've called him in the past.
The anonymous op-ed in the NYT (not failing even a little) and covered pretty much everywhere, except, strangely, not Fox "News" Network.
Now, first off: though I appreciate the sentiments expressed by the op ed, I have to completely denounce and reject the methodology mentioned. There *must* be no cabal. There *must* be no "Resistance". The letter is clearly written by someone who benefitted greatly from the changes the government has imposed so far.
You want to oust Trump and his cronies? Do it legally. Find their crimes. Litigate. Get them kicked our of office, and then put in jail.
I feel very strongly about this. What these people are doing is illegal. I might appreciate the goals yet still find the actions unacceptable.
Again, that might surprise people given how much I'm against pretty much everything Trump stands for.
"But, he's a blah, blah, blah..."
Yeah, sure. I'd probably agree to most anything begative you have to say about Trump. In large part because he has *no* consideration for tradition, no honour, no respect, no morals, and no conscience.
And yet...the actions of the people described in the book and in the op-ed are directly against the democratically elected president of the U.S. I take offence that they know better than the rest of us and will only allow certain actions to be taken. Presumably ones that they agree with.
That's really not okay.
This term, I don't like this president. I agree with some of the motivations of the people who spoke with Woodard, and the people who wrote the op-ed. I even feel a few of the same motivations.
However, once we finally dump this asshole of a president and try to heal our country, the crazies who like Trump will then feel quite justified in doing exactly the same thing back to a President that maybe I voted for next time.
This does not lead to healing. This does not lead to sanity, and it most certainly doesn't lead to a strong United States.
It leads either to a civil war, or to China and/or Russia splitting the U.S. and divvying up the spoils.
Given Fox's silence, and Trump's unending shouting about it, I'm inclined to believe that it's all 100% true and then some. I'm wishing very bad things to happen to Trump, and can't wait until he's out of office along with the menagerie of idiots he's brought into the light of day.
I cannot, however, help but look at this book, the op-ed, or anything that describes extra-legal activities as the worst possible thing that could happen right now.
The people described here should be caught, tried (fairly, of course...not because trump the loser tweeted) and jailed, if they've committed crimes. No ifs, ands, or buts.
Why? Because when the legal hammer falls on Trump and his gang of criminals, I want it to fall in a hard, clear, legally-binding and unappealable way. I look forward to when he's penniless and behind bars.
I know of nobody in the U.S. who deserves jail more. I do not want a chance of it slipping away because of mis-guided idealists bending or breaking the rules now.