Even if you are not a Trump supporter, I believe an honest review of things to date would suggest to you, also, that he is working against the most massive stacked deck of the political ages.
President Trump was, of course, not a politician up to this point and then became President of the United States of America. He blew the Democrats’ minds as they came to better understand in just how poor a light they had been held by the majority of the electorate. Frankly, the majority of that Democrat minority still has yet to come to grips with their standing with voters.
We are now in the midst of the brouhaha that has evolved since the votes were counted. On the Democratic side, we find the worst example in my lifetime of obstruction of the majority party through all means possible. Nothing can get in the way of their blocking any and all Republican efforts to improve life and lower taxes for Americans.
This is THE perfect example of why the Dems are bringing up the rear today in public opinion. It explains why their obstructionist tactics will ultimately explode in their faces. This also, unfortunately, serves to show us just how poor the Republicans are at ‘fighting fire with fire’. There are a few Republicans who call it like it is, but the majority of Republicans couldn’t say ‘poop’ if they had a mouthful. Even though the Dems are the minority, the rifts in the Republican ranks provide further impetus to the Dems.
This is, of course, aided and abetted by the press. Even conservative news people have a difficult time not playing the game of besmirching the Republicans and piling on at almost every opportunity.
To add a bit of salt to the broth, let us throw in a Special Counselor or two and see if that will cause the Republican machine, such as it is, to grind to a halt for the balance of these four years. The Dems just know in their heart of hearts that they will defeat the Republicans and throw Trump out of the White House at the end of his first term. Of course, this flies in the face of the fact they knew this the last time we elected a President and they found out they were wrong. We also made sure there was a Republican majority in the House and the Senate.
For example, the idea that a Special Counsel should have the right to dig into the financial background of not only the President but members of his family and people with whom he has conducted business. That when the knowledge of even the least aware person on the street would include thoughts about the Dems’ forays into a payoff here and there. Does the name Clinton mean anything to you? Choose either Bill or Hil; the shoe fits them both.
I think we can agree that the deck is stacked. What seems the real problem is the lack of intestinal fortitude on the part of nearly all the Republicans other than for the President and his team. That, coupled with the general lack of knowledge amongst the electorate, makes this threat a very real threat.
The President’s instincts are to fight this as he has fought similar things in the private sector. He is even having problems in finding the right people for his White House team. You or I might be thinking we’d be able to do a better job than some have done. We forget, of course, that we haven’t been schooled in the gentile ways Republicans are expected to act in politics even while the Dems are permitted, expected even, to get down and dirty.
Stacked deck? Sure seems like it. Will Republicans finally take off the gloves and start going bare knuckle? I don’t know if that is possible for a lot of the Republicans who are in Washington, D.C. For some, for most probably, the idea of parting ways with the gentile approach to governance is something they abhor even thinking about. They see the Dems using those tactics but must be so disgusted at the thought they’d rather lose than take up that style of political fisticuffs.
Please, Republicans! You and those of us who put you there have the opportunity of a lifetime if we will but seize that opportunity. Yes, that might mean you’ll have to get a bit of dirt under your nails, but this is the time for that if it becomes necessary…and it appears that time is upon us.
We’re watching but, unfortunately, some, me among them, are wondering if we simply cannot win even with majorities and the Oval Office.