Brooks is a Schwartz senior fellow at the New America Foundation, which is funded by billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundations. She served from 2009-2011 as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and served as a senior adviser at Obama’s State Department.
Her posting is titled “3 Ways to Get Rid of President Trump Before 2020,” although the piece actually outlines four ways.
In what seems to be a deliberate tactic, Brooks repeatedly questions Trump’s mental stability, claiming that the president’s first week in office “has made it all too clear: Yes, he is as crazy as everyone feared.”
Brooks, who is not a mental health professional, offered no evidence for her armchair psychological evaluation other than citing policies that she doesn’t like.
Remember those optimistic pre-inauguration fantasies? I cherished them, too. You know: “Once he’s president, I’m sure he’ll realize it doesn’t really make sense to withdraw from all those treaties.” “Once he’s president, surely he’ll understand that he needs to stop tweeting out those random insults.” “Once he’s president, he’ll have to put aside that ridiculous campaign braggadocio about building a wall along the Mexican border.” And so on.
Nope. In his first week in office, Trump has made it eminently clear that he meant every loopy, appalling word — and then some.
Brooks listed four ways to get rid of a “crummy” president.
Regarding her suggested military coup, a creative Brooks proposes preposterous scenarios that she fears Trump might try to play out:
What would top U.S. military leaders do if given an order that struck them as not merely ill-advised, but dangerously unhinged? An order that wasn’t along the lines of “Prepare a plan to invade Iraq if Congress authorizes it based on questionable intelligence,” but “Prepare to invade Mexico tomorrow!” or “Start rounding up Muslim Americans and sending them to Guantánamo!” or “I’m going to teach China a lesson — with nukes!”
When it comes to invoking the 25th Amendment, Brooks argues for appealing to the “ambitions” of Vice President Mike Pence.
That Amendment states:
Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
“Surely Pence wants to be president himself one day, right?” Brooks writes. “Pence isn’t exactly a political moderate — he’s been unremittingly hostile to gay rights, he’s a climate change skeptic, etc. — but, unappealing as his politics may be to many Americans, he does not appear to actually be insane. (This is the new threshold for plausibility in American politics: ‘not actually insane.’)”
During the 2016 presidential campaign, opponents of Trump similarly attempted to delegitimize his policies by raising questions about his mental health. As I wrote at the time, the template for such attacks may have been set more than five decades ago when such claims were deployed against Senator Barry Goldwater during his 1964 presidential campaign, which was widely considered a threat to the political establishment.
That theme has continued into Trump’s first two weeks in office.
Earlier this week, U.S. News and World Report ran a story titled, “Temperament Tantrum: Some say President Donald Trump’s personality isn’t just flawed, it’s dangerous.”
Apparently violating the so-called Goldwater Rule, established by the American Psychiatric Association after similar attacks against Goldwater, the magazine quoted numerous health care professionals attempting to categorize Trump’s mental stability. The APA’s Goldwater Rule forbids psychiatrists from commenting on someone’s mental status unless they first carry out an examination and the doctor is authorized by the patient to speak to the public.
The U.S. News story, for example, quotes John D. Gartner, described as a “practicing psychotherapist who taught psychiatric residents at Johns Hopkins University Medical School” as claiming Trump is “dangerously mentally ill and temperamentally incapable of being president.”
The Independent newspaper this week ran a story that also attempted to diagnose Trump. It was titled, “’Malignant narcisissm’: Donald Trump displays classic traits of mental illness, claim psychologists.” The article similarly cited mental health professionals commenting on Trump’s alleged psychological disorder.
The Independent article partially drew from a New York Daily News story from this week titled, “President Trump exhibits classic signs of mental illness, including ‘malignant narcissism,’ shrinks say.”
“Narcissism impairs his ability to see reality,” Dr. Julie Futrell, a clinical psychologist, told the newspaper while pointing out that she never actually treated Trump.
During Goldwater’s candidacy, the campaign to distort the public’s perception of the politician culminated in an infamous 1964 article in Fact Magazine, which surveyed members of the American Psychiatric Association, or APA, on Goldwater’s mental stability, though none of the psychiatrists had personally examined the presidential candidate.
The New York Times reported on the Goldwater smear:
The survey, highly unscientific even by the standards of the time, was sent to 12,356 psychiatrists, of whom 2,417 responded. The results were published as a special issue: “The Unconscious of a Conservative: A Special Issue on the Mind of Barry Goldwater.”
The psychiatrists’ assessment was brutal. Half of the respondents judged Mr. Goldwater psychologically unfit to be president. They used terms like “megalomaniac,” “paranoid,” and “grossly psychotic,” and some even offered specific diagnoses, including schizophrenia and narcissistic personality disorder.
Only 27 percent of the respondents said Mr. Goldwater was mentally fit, and 23 percent said they didn’t know enough about him to make a judgment.
This country is on a collision course with martial law. Donald Trump does not want martial law. In fact, it is likely that Trump will do everything he can to avoid martial law. However, circumstances have been thrust upon him that make it likely that he will have to be authoritarian if he is to survive his first few months in office.
The two primary reasons that America may end up under martial law have to do with the multitude of assassination plots directed toward Trump and the impotency of the Secret Service. Secondly, the country is already being thrown into chaos as evidenced by the protests which have turned into riots in many cities.
Any President would be forced to restore order and the if the problem is pervasive enough and it is possible that martial law will ultimately be the final answer.
First, it was Michael Moore and his thinly veiled threats issued towards Donald Trump after the Jill Stein/Hillary Clinton recounting of the votes failed in which the “round mound of film-making” said, “a lot can happen between now and the inauguration”.
Following Moore’s comments, we had a slew of comments from politicians, mostly Democrats, who began comparing Trump to JFK with all the obvious intent.
Jim Stone is reporting that an open microphone may have caught a reference to “an umbrella shooter” at the Inauguration and this coupled the BBC tweeting out Trump had been shot in a typical Building 7 style of bad timing news releases, has made some wonder if Trump avoided assassination at the Inauguration. Some took this to mean that the assassination of Trump was planned and foiled. Maybe this is true, maybe it is not. However, it demonstrates a mindset of the people that this could even be entertained as truth. President Trump’s life is the most sought after life in Presidential history.
From Hollywood, the queen of sleazy and slutty behavior, Madonna, clearly threatened the President in her 18 second post Inaugural speech in which she stated she wants to “blow up the White House”. Remember, this is a public figure who joked about trading oral sex in exchange for votes for Hillary Clinton and she is outraged by Trump’s comments about women? After viewing this clip it is apparent that Trump must immediately move to arrest Madonna.
Throughout Washington DC, crowds of paid vandals lit cars on fire, smashed windows of business, beat up random strangers on the street and looted from local shops. As everyone knows, this is the work of George Soros and he has help.
Hillary Clinton thanked the DC vandals for standing up for “democratic ideals”. This makes her an accomplice to lawless behavior. Any self-respecting politician would disavow the actions of the thugs-for-hire. Instead, Clinton encourages them. This is the same behavior as we see with Madonna, incitement to riot. This is a felony? Where is the impotent Secret Service?
Will these behaviors escalate into the need for martial law? That is what the globalists would like to have happen.
It may take weeks and months as we race headlong towards observing the increase in lawless behavior across the nation. Eventually, law and order must be restored. When and if President Trump moves to establish the law and order, the other side will get what they want. A President that appears so unpopular that he cannot govern with resorting to police state tactics.
Many of my readers, viewers and listeners have told me of a TV series on USA Network, called Colony. It is an excellent depiction of what it is like to live under the rule of martial law.
Season one is available on Netflix and it is as advertised. This is recommended viewing for a glimpse into our future is decisive action is not taken against the perpetrators of these riots and would-be assassination plots.
George Soros is the visible head of the snake. How do you kill a snake? You cut its head off. If one wants to stop the riots, Soros needs to be immediately prosecuted and sentenced to a significant prison term. Anyone who takes his place needs to also be arrested.
Hillary Clinton is a different matter. I would love to see Hillary in prison. However, her arrest would spark major civil disobedience and rioting. The way to attack Hillary Clinton is through the Clinton Foundation. The IRS and the FBI and be brought to bear. As the criminality is fully exposed, Hillary will be removed by her own fellow globalists to stop the exposure that could engulf them with their activities that show guilt by association. Hillary will lose her veil of protection and she will eventually end up dead or in prison with no sympathy and outrage to accompany her demise. Bill and Hillary could escape all of this by escaping to Dubai.
Trump must immediately move to cut the head off of the snake. Having the Secret Service arrest people like Michael Moore and Madonna and putting them on trial for their threats against Trump, will give some pause.
Additionally, the protesters need to be arrested and sentenced as any other lawbreaker. Most would cheer if Soros were to be arrested. In fact, Trump could extradite Soros to Russia where he is also wanted. This would be put a serious dent in the plans of the globalists.
This is a growing cancer that Trump must deal with immediately before it spins out of control.
A presidential inauguration is usually a time for celebration. This year, however, it may look something like the beginning of a low-scale civil war.
And while the events of the next couple of days are expected to pose an unprecedented challenge for law enforcement, the “civil disobedience” promises to extend far beyond Inauguration Day.
Thanks to the outgoing Obama administration, according to an expert.
This year, militant left-wing protesters have vowed to sabotage public transportation and attack people with “throat punching” to cause chaos at President-elect Trump’s inauguration. An undercover investigation also revealed a plot to use butyric acid against a gathering of Trump supporters.
One self-described anarchist group involved with the #DisruptJ20 events, “Crimethinc,” claims the goal is not just to cause chaos but to politically cripple the new president.
“[I]f the demonstrations interfere with the inauguration and the maintenance of order, that will help to normalize the kind of resistance that will be necessary to prevent Trump from implementing his agenda,” the group threatens.
But one of the nation’s foremost law-enforcement specialists and police advocates says it is the outgoing administration that has already normalized disorder and rioting.
Jeff Roorda, former Democratic elected official, executive director of the St. Louis Police Officers Association and author of “The War On Police: How the Ferguson Effect Is Making America Unsafe,” said President Obama and his administration have already unleashed dangerous forces in American life.
“The Obama administration, from top to bottom, has glamorized unlawful, riotous demonstrations as some sort of righteous social movement to be adored and coddled,” he told WND. “Not so, not in a land of law and order that recognizes that one American’s freedoms end when they infringe on the peaceful existence of another American.”
As Breitbart has reported, anarchist websites are urging demonstrators to “go hard” because “this is our only chance to fight Trump under the laws and police protocol of the Obama era.”
“The words ‘go hard’ scare me,” Roorda said. “It sounds to me like a dog whistle meant to signal violence to those given to lawlessness, the types of people whom we’ve seen act with impunity at other ugly protests across the country.”
Because of a law urged by the ACLU, police will not be turning on their body cameras during the protests, thus potentially allowing violent demonstrators to get away with committing crimes.
The website DisruptJ20.org, which is serving as an organizing point for the dozens of groups expected to cause trouble at the event, urged people to “wear all black” and gather at Logan Circle at 10 a.m. the day of the ceremony.
“Those who travel to DC to celebrate Trump’s ascendance to power will find the inaugural ceremonies reduced to a total [expletive],” the group boasts. “Many different marches, blockades, and other autonomous direct actions are planned.”
The instruction to wear all black is likely an endorsement of the “black bloc” tactic, a common practice of anarchist groups in which they dress in similar clothing and mask their face to make it difficult for law enforcement to stop them from committing crimes.
As the website Crimethink puts it, “Acting in a bloc is especially useful when some of the participants in the action expect they may break laws.”
“Getting away with public criminal acts” is described as one of the most important benefits of the tactic, as well as how “empowering” it is for participants.
Roorda hopes the beginning of the Trump administration means an end to tolerance of such practices by the federal government.
“I expect the same thing from President Trump that I expect from any president,” said Roorda. “I expect the Trump administration and the Sessions’ Justice Department to enforce and honor the law. The law requires them to hold police departments accountable, which is good, but it doesn’t give the feds license to invent new, unreasonable criterion that hold police officers to an idealized, impossible standard. The law also requires that protests not be disruptive to civil society.
“I expect everything from minor disruptions to riots, looting, arson and police ambushes to be met with the full force of law and the full force of the federal government.”
Roorda admitted every group, no matter how extreme, has the right to protest lawfully and be heard. But he blasted the idea a “black bloc” or any other group dedicated to criminal activity should be given a pass.
“The moment anyone, and I mean anyone, in the crowd resorts to violence, it is no longer a ‘peaceful protest’ and shouldn’t be treated as such,” he said. “Those engaged in violence should be identified and arrested as should anyone who gets between them and the police. If the violent actors can’t be identified or apprehended, the entire demonstration should be shut down with swift and decisive action.”
Interim Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham assured Americans the police would be able to control the protests. But Roorda said police will need more than just assurances: Enforcing the law sometimes requires an unapologetic display of force.
“Any group of Americans no matter how misguided or unpatriotic has a right to express themselves publicly, even when they’re dead wrong,” Roorda said. “But unlawful activity should be met with consequences; violence should be met with force; and lies should be met with truth. We have to stop rewriting history because what really happened hurts the feeling of a small group of dissidents. That’s why I wrote my book, ‘The War on Police,’ to set the record straight on the ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ myth. Ultimately, these groups lose steam when the credibility of their chants are contradicted by the harsh reality of incontrovertible evidence.”
There’s also a new movie appearing on Thursday, “America Under Seige: Civil War 2017,” a documentary that exposes the left-wing groups who are demonstrating. And what they likely are planning far into the future.
The film is the first episode in a five-part “America Under Siege” documentary web-series to be released over the course of 2017. Each episode will profile the influence of radical Marxists on various segments of American society. The first episode will be available for free on DangerousDocumentaries.com or at CapitalResearch.org.
Director Judd Saul and conservative commentator Trevor Loudon have compiled a team of researchers and undercover operatives to probe the roots of the anti-Trump movement, highlighting the ultimate goals and ulterior motives.
“We’re a non-profit and that informs our operations, but we believe that making films for conservatives and libertarians is currently a major missed business opportunity by the film industry,” said Dangerous Documentaries founder Joseph Klein. “We intend to demonstrate that quality content for this audience can be highly profitable, and hope to encourage more investment targeting this market by doing so.”
The new advertisment on the Backpage website seen screenshot below is called “Get Paid For Fighting Against Trump!” within which we learn that an organization called Demand Protest is allegedly hiring snowflakes and anarchists to stir up trouble in US cities across the country at a ‘rocking’ $50 an hour with a monthly ‘retainer’ of $2,500 as long as the ‘hirees’ participate in at least 6 ‘events’ per year.
Snowflakes paid to terrorize America, we see George Soros’ tactics being used to wreak havoc at Donald Trump’s inauguration, just the latest signs we’re getting that all hell could break loose on Friday if ‘Barack Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s sore loser globalists’ have their way. Infowars reporter Margaret Howell takes a look at this Backpage ad in the 2nd video below.
Interestingly as Tucker Carlson from Fox News points out in the 3rd video below, it appears that this ‘Demand Protest’ is all a big hoax and as we see Tucker Carlson ripping the perpetrator apart, this is clearly one of the craziest Fox News videos that we have ever seen. Why would someone put ads in Backpages across the country, pay the money to develop a website and then get completely humiliated by Tucker Carlson on live TV? ‘Lunatic fringe?’
With ‘protesters’ seemingly forgetting that there’s a HUGE difference between ‘legal protest’ and ‘outright violence’, we see in the first video below a very, very fine line separates the two as Project Veritas’s James Okeefe joins Infowars. In fact, ‘legal protest’ can turn into ‘terrorism’ in moments. The fact that anarchists from DisruptJ20 have been caught planning an ‘acid attack’ upon one of the inaugural balls proves to us this may be no ‘normal’ presidential inauguration. An ‘acid attack’ sure doesn’t fall under the guidelines of ‘peaceful protest’.
In fact, today we see part II of Project Veritas’s investigation into the ‘protests’ that will be happening in DC and across the nation in the final video below and in Zero Hedge’s new story called “Video Exposes Anti-Trump Group Plans To Shut Down DC Bridges And Highways With Clusterf*ck Blockades.” As we see, what they have planned is anything but peaceful and could easily be used by ISIS terrorists in America who’ve promised to turn Trump’s inauguration into a ‘bloody Friday’ exactly what they want and need to cause a maximum amount of mayhem.
Promising to bring Washington DC and cities across America to a standstill, imagine being at the inauguration and all hell breaks loose but you’re stuck there because of anarchists ‘clusterf*ck blockades’ that have left the cities metro system and roadways in total shutdown mode. Anarchists are aiding terrorists in such a situation.
Showing once again why cities are death traps in a SHTF situation, the fact that several caches of weapons were recently found just lying out in the open in DC as was reported in this story from The Daily Sheeple shows us once again that there may be a massive conspiracy to stop Trump being planned and its clear leftists are resorting to terror.
While ANP phone calls to Demand Protest’s phone number requesting an interview have not been returned, we find it interesting that the phone number of Demand Protest (listed here) is (415) 666-2650. Are they working for satan himself?
And as Susan Duclos reported this morning in her story on ANP, more recent strange events prove there may be a shutdown of independent news websites on Friday should ‘an event’ occur after several websites, including the Drudge Report and SteveQuayle.com, recently had their home pages revert to news from previous days.
ANP has long warned that any real attempt to permanently shut down independent news websites such as Infowars, the Drudge Report, Zero Hedge, ANP and others could be looked at as an outright authoritarian move being made by a terrorist, dictatorial government ready to seize complete control and eliminate the 1st Amendment in America.
We’ve warned that ‘independent news’ is the ‘canary’s in the coal mine’ and any permanent shutdown of such websites should be a HUGE ‘sign of tyranny’ for Americans to look out for. While we will continue to pray that the 2nd Amendment is never needed to ‘save’ the 1st Amendment and freedom in America, it’s quite clear that our Founding Fathers had tremendous wisdom.
With Trump seemingly going to war with the US intelligence community most likely responsible for murdering the last US president to be gunned down in office, the fact that the CIA has a long history of covertly taking down government’s all across the world is more proof that such a scenario is not impossible here. They did it once to JFK, they’ll try it again.
We also have to remind you that they have access to the most dangerous drug in the world, a drug which they use to ‘program people MKUltra-style’ to do things, anything they want them to do, and the victim has no clue.
Called ‘Devil’s Breath’ by locals in Colombia where the tree the flower is on grows freely, International Business Times reported back in 2012 that ‘the most terrifying drug in the world’ has been used by the CIA. Specifically called scopolamine, what evil could the CIA accomplish with a drug capable of doing this?
The “Devil’s Breath” drug scopolamine is a hallucinogen was recently brought to the public’s attention by a documentary aired on Vice.com, which saw reporters travel to Colombia to see its deadly effects.
The film charted the use of the drug in the world of organised crime, where users are left in a zombified, highly suggestible state.
Scopolamine was given the name “the Devil’s Breath” in an allusion to voodoo and black magic, as dealers say they can blow it into the face of a victim and put them under their control.
The CIA and secret police around the world have tested and studied the drug as a tool for interrogation, due to its powerful suggestive effects.
A ‘perfect weapon’ to use for the CIA to ensure ‘mind controlled slaves’ we have to ask, how many CIA-programmed ‘scopolamine zombies’ will be wandering the streets of Washington DC on Friday? The fact alone that tens of thousands of mentally unstable snowflakes will be there is alone cause for alarm. And after the recent weapons caches have been found in DC, the editor’s over at this SHTFPlan story asks today, is somebody planning on unleashing massive chaos on Friday?
Is this more evidence of foul play afoot in Washington, D.C. ahead of the inauguration and one of the most contentious transfers of power in American history? There is simply no way to know, but with so many protests planned, so many in the establishment opposed to the Trump presidency and so much to gain from civil unrest, there is every reasons to question whether or not security has been properly arranged at the capital, and whether or not someone is preparing to unleash total chaos from the inception of the next administration.
Although the inauguration will hopefully go off smoothly, and without a hitch, President-elect Trump has more enemies than he can count before he even takes office. There are enough bizarre and unexplained circumstances already unfolding to start a new chapter in the JFK assassination investigation – why would the national security structure allow such unstable conditions, unless they were hoping to profit from a beleaguered administration and an angry, outraged people?
As we close in on the end of this most chaotic political season in most of our lives in Americans if not in the history of America, we pray for the safety of our public servants and everybody going to DC who intends to peacefully carry on time honored American traditions, whether that be attending Trump’s inauguration or peacefully protesting against him.
However, don’t expect any sympathy from us for those who are going to DC to carry out acid attacks or construct ‘clusterf*ck blockades’ or trying to interupt others from going about their days. As recent Project Veritas videos prove to us, it appears there is going to be massive chaos in Washington DC on Friday, if the ‘sore loser left’ has their way.
Trump is entering office with a mandate from millions of disenfranchised Americans. The economic policies espoused by the self-serving, middle-class destroying establishment over the last 30 years have resulted in the rich getting obscenely richer and the poor getting miserably poorer. The end result is that economic and social mobility for average American families has declined, and for all practical purposes has disappeared. And what Obama calls an economic recovery is now much lower than in other advanced economies. This has been an important cause for disillusion and anger among many Americans who absolutely and correctly feel that the economic system is rigged against them and in favor of the very rich.
It is not just that the rich are getting richer, there is also a secondary issue at work and it has to do with the fact that millions of Americans are witnessing the unveiling of a police state that discriminates against self-employment, the desecration of the Constitution and an attack upon traditional values that have their roots in Christianity.
There is a smaller, but still large segment, who fear for their lives as Americans. Many Americans are very concerned because we see our enemies getting stronger by the day and Obama has seemingly done everything he can do to weaken America’s military. We have fewer ships than we did in World War I and fewer troops than we did prior to World War II when this nation was woefully unprepared to fight a war.
Can a Trump Presidency make the desired changes that the people who elected hope to make?
During the 2016 campaign, Trump clearly stated that “If I become president, I couldn’t care less about my company. It’s peanuts… I wouldn’t ever be involved because I wouldn’t care about anything but our country, anything.” It was in this spirit that he stated that he would try and eliminate as much corruption as possible by eliminating the practice of people connected to Congress going to work as lobbyists for private interests for five years following their governmental service.
This is a brilliant move because I am tired of being sold out by former Congressmen in this regard. The American people should expect their politicians not to use their positions, directly or indirectly, to enrich themselves. Now, can Trump get Congress to vote against their own corruption? That remains to be seen.
Russia expects to enter into discussions with Trump regarding their nuclear build up and the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, is the on the record as having said the same.
Lavrov said the new agenda for such negotiations should also include new hypersonic weapons with scalar wave technology, the US missile shield in Europe, space weapons and nuclear testing. From what I have been able to learn about a secret space program which includes space weapons, this is will be the sticking point. The only reason that I believe that Russia and/or China has not yet attacked us is because Obama was unable to disarm our space-based weapons for which Russia and China do not yet have an answer for.
Many of sources feel that Obama was apprehensive about attacking our space-based technology because the military would would have strongly rallied against the move and this was too much for Obama to take on.
In a Sunday Times interview, Trump stated that we consider reviewing the US sanction on Russia so long as the Russians are willing to significantly reduce its stockpile of nuclear weapons.
The dialogue between Russia and Trump is very positive and takes some of the sting out of Obama’s military provocations toward Russia.
The Global Research website is truly showing their anti-American spirit with their recent writings and this is typical of many of the MSM publications.
Global Research accuses Trump of protectionism and his actions will global trade back
There is nothing more despicable than a government that sells its citizens out. I applaud Trump for trying to keep jobs in America. I welcome the implementation of tariffs for American based corporations who cost millions of American jobs overseas in search of cheaper labor, which imposes untold amounts of human suffering. Yet, Global Research, NBC, CNN et al would expect you, the American people, to sacrifice your economic viability in the name of increasing the insane level of profits.
It is not the immigrants we fear coming into the country looking for a better way of life. It is the drug cartels and the fifth column terrorist groups that accompany them. Why are organizations like CNN so opposed to vetting immigrants. Doesn’t Anderson Cooper care about national security?
Trumps policies are hailed as xenophobic. No, they are anti-terrorist and anti-drug cartel. I fail to see why the immigration controls we successfully practiced in the 19th century are racist and xenophobic. They are common sense and cautious.
Is anyone else bothered by the fact that body count of Democratic Congressmen who are not attending the Inauguration is up to 38 and growing. Their charge is led by the very radicalized John Lewis. Lewis belongs to the Progressive Caucus which a clear front organization for the Communist Party as are the other 38 Congressmen.
At minimum, I am concerned because these Congressmen are demonstrating that they will not work with this President. This is troublesome because the Congress and the President must work together for the good of the country.
At maximum, I am concerned about this development because questions about these 38 Congressmen are being asked by my audience with regard to their real motivation. Many of my readers and viewers are questioning if these Congressmen want to simply be “out of the blast zone” at the inauguration. Even if this is not true, the public perception is damaging to the confidence that the people feel towards their government if it is going to work properly.
Mot one of these reforms will see the light of day with the current Congress we have as typified by John Lewis who demonstrates his anti-American sentiment with each passing day. All Trump will be able to accomplish is gridlock.
How can the Americans stop the gridlock? The answer is simple. Every Congressman and one-third of the senators need to be shown the door in 2018. Only then, will Trump have meaningful reforms.
At the end of the day, it is not up to Trump, it is up to us.