Of all his statements, of all his tweets this is the one that should scare us the most;
“When will the Democrats give us our Attorney General and rest of Cabinet! They should be ashamed of themselves! No wonder D.C. doesn’t work!” – Donald J. Trump Tweet 1-31-17
Donald Trump’s campaign platform centered around a single assumption, that Washington was broken and that if he was elected he would, all together now, “Drain the swamp”. What Donald was really insinuating was that brilliant bully businessmen like himself “Trust me, I’m like a smart person” aren’t getting their way. They know what is best for this country, they know how to “Make America Great Again” if the government would just get out of their way, leave them alone, sit back and reap the rewards of their brilliance.
Autocracy – a system of government by one person with absolute power.
We assume that our government is set up with a system of checks and balances but at the end of the day checks and balances is simply a metaphor, with a foilable mechanism. The Constitution divides the government into three branches; legislative, executive, and judicial. Each branch was given specific powers to make sure that no one branch would have too much power, checks and balances. This division, this mechanism, creates the separation of powers. But what happens when all three branches of our government are all controlled by the same party?
“The qualifications of Judge Gorsuch are beyond dispute. I only hope Democrats and Republicans can come together for once, for the good of the country” – President Trump
The confirmation of Judge Gorsuch will give those of us non-Trump supporters a front row seat on not only the inner workings of our federal government, and the current lack of checks and balances, but it will also demonstrate our President’s unchecked power to cram whatever actions or agendas he pleases down our throat. Trump is riding the swell of populism and Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell are simply puppets on a string tagging along.
He will, throughout his term, create a backlash against Democrats and any Republicans he feels have slighted him for any and all pushback he may encounter. Thank Steve Bannon for this. His philosophy is simple, if you are not for him you are working against his brilliance and ultimately the American people will suffer for it and he will make sure they know who the culprits are.
The majority of our elected representatives in the House and the Senate keep one eye on business and one eye on their reelection. President Trump would prefer they keep both eyes on their reelection and leave him alone. He wants them to have to explain to the deplorables in their home states why they aren’t supporting the hare-brained schemes of “their” President. Donald Trump knows what is best for you and me. Just ask him.
“Aside from the occasional genocide, oppression, evil and torture, etc., it is inarguable that public policy could be implemented more rapidly in an autocracy.” – David Harsanyi
Side note- A Twitter account worth exploring: Rogue POTUS Staff. It’s run by unknown, unhappy individuals who are “supposedly” working for and inside the Trump administration.