He’s not going anywhere.

You would assume that a rational person, presented with a similar situation as Donald Trump, would waver given the option of removing an active FBI Director, especially if it would increase the whispers of impeachments to screams. Who really cares for optics anyway? Trump’s admiration of self-destruction appears to be the only thread of consistency to appear in this White House. Growing increasingly disparaged, some individuals are having a hard time understanding why Trump continues to act so irresponsibly. Trump continues to act in ways that avoid forethought at all costs. Trump continually has shown that his decisions rely on the opinions of those whom he has last spoken with, and poorly at that. Trump recently attempted to pull together a string of sentences when asked about the future of USS Ford-Class Carriers in Time magazine. It is objectively incoherent.

Trump, while lacking the resources of a sensible individual, is not without some talent.  Most impressive perhaps is the stunning verbal high wire act he performed in his recent on-air interview with Lester Holt. Trump revealed, despite what Rod Rosenstein and the Deputy General’s office had recommended, that he had been thinking about firing Comey since inauguration day. Trump, rather confidently, continued to add that he had been simultaneously thinking about the Russia investigation while making this decision. Personally, the discovery that Trump was capable of holding two simultaneous thoughts, was more shocking than the news itself. His remark was not exactly the admission of an impeachable offense as many thought, as he immediately added that the Comey firing could lead to a longer investigation, which he wanted “to be absolutely done properly.” He was as close to admitting an impeachable offense on TV as he could but was able to shimmy away rather obtusely. This provided viewers another glimpse into an unbalanced internal dialogue that renders Trump useless against the virtue of reason.

I fear that this act will continue, well beyond 2018. 2018 has continued to be a beacon of hope for most Democrats as the majority of the seats in Congress will be up for grabs. I must confess, I fear Trump is here for good and will remain in his seat until 2020. His base is unwavering and refuses to shift on any attempt to besmirch the president. If the economy performs positively well in 2018, and the Russia investigation continues to lose steam, Trump will remain. Some have suggested that Trump could be removed under a 25th amendment solution , which would require Republican leaders like Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnel, and most importantly Mike Pence to claim Trump unfit for office. I don’t know about you, but I won’t be holding my breath.

 

 

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The Gift of Gab

Illegal immigration, a much disputed topic of both the left and the right. A topic so toxic, that the middle ground between the two is disintegrating a pace faster than Trumps “Wall.” I won’t repeat Trump’s words on illegal immigration, because I believe by know we have a general gist of what he is in favor of. What is most fascinating to me, is that his rhetoric has been unmatched by the number of non-criminal deportations in the United States. Totaling around 5,500 interior deportations at this point, seems relatively small compared to the media blowout. This is also a staggeringly small amount compared to 29,000 border deportations in 2014 under the Obama administration. While some Republicans and progressives alike recognized Obama as the “Deporter in Chief”, this seems to be one of the many Obama era statistics that is glossed over. While I in no way support how Trump has characterized illegal immigrants, I still find myself wondering are actions more or less important than rhetoric? In an extreme example if Trump speaks negatively about illegal immigrants and then enacts no policies to actually reduce the amount of illegal immigrants, does this by result create a system of hostility, regardless of the actions being taken? On the flip side, if you have someone like Obama who speaks very positively about illegal immigrants, but enacts policies that are increasingly harsh against them, who would be more you more willing to entrust power to?

Article that made me talk about this.
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/how_bill_clinton_barack_obama_laid_groundwork_trump_immigration_20170426

 

 

Comey is back at it, 166 days later!

Today’s New York Times headline read as the following:  “Comey Tried to Shield the F.B.I. From Politics. Then He Shaped an Election. ” Today’s date is April 23rd, 2017, exactly 166 Days after the presidential election. While hilarious, Liberals appear to be following an “accuracy by volume” approach, whereby they grasp at literally anything to avoid any self-examination. Russians, Comey, Wiki-Leaks, Racism, Sexism etc. have coalesced together create a Testudo like formation from which Democrats shield themselves from any type of mobility or vulnerability.

Surely after Trump’s victory they would have seen the rotten the fruits of their labor, and re-adjust accordingly.  Sadly however, I continue to see articles from major sources of news like NYT, VOX and CNN herding scapegoats in an endless search for the nail in the coffin of the Donald Trump presidency.  Democrats have decided prima facie on this fact, and I’m not sure anything will ever change their mind.

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