Within the first week of this presidency, the inevitability of impeachment was being discussed. The ruination of the country seemed of small concern to the Republicans that control all branches of the government as long as they could use the President to fulfill dreams of dismantling our social programs and environmental safeguards. It should be apparent now, even to the most radical ideologue, that perhaps that strategy may be fraught with danger as an increasingly erratic president, and his apocalypticist adviser, Bannon, create policy and actions that are presenting a clear and present danger to our country. What sense is there in trying to fulfill Grover Norquist’s pledge to “cut government in half…to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub” if we’re left with a smoldering country in ruins from the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust instigated by a “malignant narcissist” president who, in a fit of pique, hit the launch button instead of his phone’s twitter button? If we survive, that wouldn’t be good campaign fodder for reelection of the enablers who allowed this insanity free-rein.
Adding to the all-you-can-eat buffet of crap, Trump’s reorganization of the National Security Council, placing Steve Bannon as a regular committee member while limiting the involvement of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs and DNI is “dangerous and unprecedented”, according to Bernie Sanders. What could possibly go wrong here? While things are running amok daily, we keep worrying and wondering where the checks and balances in our government have gone. Do the Russians have intel on most members of Congress as well? Can we not get a group of the nation’s smartest lawyers to do the job Congress refuses to do? Questions, questions.