Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
It was another week of poorly choreographed dance for the T-Rump administration. Their attempt to enact a series of poorly conceived policies, was met with a second round of nation-wide protests, legal challenges, and losses in court.
T-Rump issued statements about the setbacks he encountered, specifically in regards to the executive order he signed, which would have severely curtailed travel and immigration from a number of countries with a population that is majority Muslim. When the court after court shut down the enactment of that order, T-Rump finally erupted with a string of nonsensical Tweets, attempting to set the stage for passing the blame to the judiciary if we are attacked by a terrorist group here at home.
No Donald, no matter what the courts say or do, the President is still responsible for national security.
Never mind the fact that the countries T-Rump had attempted to restrict travel from, no one from those countries had ever carried out or attempted to carry out an attack on the United States. Never mind the fact that an exception was written in to the order to give preferential treatment to Christians from those countries. Never mind the fact that the government lawyers could not articulate to the courts any information regarding the reality of credible threats against the United from those countries.
Trump’s people got out on the talk shows and lied about the threats we face, making up stories about massacres that never took place, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, or Ohio if you will. It does not matter, because it did not happen.
Across the country, Republican congressional members faced angry constituents in town-hall meetings, constituents who were demanding answers from them about their plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Many of them fled, or cancelled their events. A few tried to answer questions, but their responses, which were vague and inarticulate, or downright misleading, were met with fierce and stubborn resistance.
There is new movement on the left, it is focused and it is organized.
Members of the house, left the meeting halls they had rented in their home districts, they left under police protection to avoid the angry crowds.
Pay attention, something new is going on.