‘I Don’t See Trump as a Legitimate President’
Congressman Lewis issued this declaration of war on Meet the Press, via a prerecorded interview.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee:
‘I will not be celebrating. I will be organizing RESISTANCE’
APRIL TWO THOUSAND AND EIGHT
You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.
And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations. – Barack Obama
Hillary Clinton, 3rd debate on Mr Trump refusing to concede he might would automatically support the winner:
Let me respond to that, because that’s horrifying….
Now that is not the way our democracy works. We’ve been around for 240 years. We’ve had free and fair election. We’ve accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them. And that is what must be expected of anyone standing on a debate stage during a general election. You know, president Obama said the other day when you’re whining —
Before you’re even finished, it shows you’re not up to doing the job. And let’s, you know, let’s be clear about what he is saying and what that means. He is denigrating, he is talking down our democracy.
And I for one am appalled that somebody who is the nominee of one of our two major parties would take that kind of position.
Brian Fallon, communications director of the Clinton Campaign, THIS WEEK
Every day there are new developments, new shoes dropping, so to speak, that call into question legitimacy of his win.
This blogger, after Obama won, simply said to President Obama, do one good thing, long after having heard his quote about bitter clingers, and his manifesto to Joe the Plumber about his job being to SPREAD IT AROUND (i.e. since it’s a zero sum game and you begin with only so many resources, then it’s FROM EACH according to his ability, TO EACH according to his needs). I was buoyed up and hopeful when he accepted the dinner invitation from George Will, Charles Krauthammer, et al.
The next thing to happen was the New Black Panthers being excused from carrying weapons by DoJ just outside the doorways to voting booths in Philadelphia on election day 2008. The came the rejection of EVERY SINGLE compromise idea the Republicans had with respect to Obamacare.
And here we are. Cynics then are regarded as hopeless unicorns now.
By the time you think you are being paranoid, the problem USUALLY is that you are not paranoid enough.
Well, never mind that the democrats, being the masters of PROJECTION they are (every time they issue their hysterical fears of what their opposition is about to do, you can bet it’s because IT’S WHAT THEY THINK IT’S WHAT THEY WOULD DO) … like expressing Trump restricting or killing freedom of speech, but preparing bills to make questioning SOME theories of climate change a CRIME (‘yes, but it’s for the children’s good, you see’) …never mind that…. if this is the kind, and quantity of resistance to be found BEFORE even taking office, if we have Mr. Schumer expressing he is preparing to stop all appointees for the entire term of Trump, if we have them ready to KILL Obamacare replacements, then here is what I think we will find compulsory…
The primary goal in the next 4 years SHOULD BE a minimum of 4% economic growth. If this is achieved ESPECIALLY at the local worker level, the policies will be a success and nothing else will matter. If it is achieved by the manipulation of financial products via Goldman Sachs, Citi and Wells Fargo, it is a failure, and you won’t find me supporting Trump.
Any policies and legislation which brings this about (INCLUDING mandatory education in robotics, NOW or the like, for instance) should be enacted, INCLUDING SCOTUS appointments.
DEPLOY the Senate nuclear option of 51 vote cloture for 2 years. OPEN the House to individual amendment introductions, to BOTH committee and floor vote so that any democrats can add ideas for up or down votes, and ENFORCE the 1 hour debate rule.
Use regular orders in the House immediately so that bill differences are hashed out with TIME LIMITS in conference to avoid the 60 vote senate baloney, when required.
I see not just a polarized society at this point, but an opposition so militant and BOLSHEVIK in attitude that if progress is to be made, it will have to be made in a way that INVITES cooperation at all times, but is prepared to move ahead if the party discipline of the Democrats (which given Nancy Pelosi’s re-election) is as prodigious as it seems.
Trump is liable to face an opposition which is lead by a TRUE racist at the helm of the DNC, whose leaders represent a TRUE extremist set of views and a party over what will have become a green line of an aisle which demands their followers regard him in the same manner as HAMAS regards Israel.