And what we must do about it
Constitution Amendment Proposal
The Constitution lists only three qualifications for the Presidency — the President must be at least 35 years of age, be a natural born citizen, and must have lived in the United States for at least 14 years. The Framers of the Constitution gave us the bare minimum for qualifying.
WHY on Earth would we put someone in the most important position in the country without being vetted?
I think most Americans would agree that we should require any and all Presidential candidates to have CREDIBILITY,
Congressional Experience, a clean track record,trustworthiness and moral standards. These are just a few of the most important requirements to be in the most important job in our country. Our future depends on it!
Let’s hold our elected officials accountable to make sure Presidential candidates are worthy of the position!
Lindsay Graham, Marco Rubio, Kevin McCarthy and other prominent Republicans are all co-conspirators acting in concert and providing comfort and support while running interference for Trump. They can't be expected to do the right thing for the country. The other Republicans other than the 2 in the Jan 6th Committee are all too weak.
I think he forgets, and I mean intentionally, that more of us voted for Biden than any voted for him! This American will absolutely stand for him being charged, indicted and thrown into prison!
Robert you are spot on! This egomaniac has planted the seeds of Anarchy. I hope that our Judicial System has enough backbone to do what's right. The men and women who died fighting against fascism in WWII should eternally rest in peace.
Reality bites. This is just the beginning. He realizes he’s in serious trouble and he’ll take as many people down with him as he can. He’s profoundly mentally ill and enjoys inflicting pain on others by being cruel, because it makes him feel powerful.
His mental state “trickles down” to infect many of his supporters, unlike the supposed “trickle down” economy republicans tell us will happen after giving enormous tax breaks to the rich & corporations.
He corrupted the Secret Service, the republican party, (although to be fair, they were already well on their way to being corrupt) he celebrated the corruption of a number of police and fbi, seated many corrupt & potentially corrupt federal judges, nominated corrupt Justices, and his entire Cabinet was corrupt with maybe la couple of exceptions.
His threats are signals to supporters who are inclined to commit violence. Republicans won’t repudiate him individually or as a group because they’re still too frightened of him, probably with good reason. And that’s why he can never, ever be president again.
Thank you, Robert. Your wisdom and perspective are such a gift to our country.
Ron DeSantis’s cynical stunt in sending immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard is equally as alarming, as it is clearly aimed at stoking racist and xenophobic support from the same maga voters. If Trump goes down (and he will), Governor DeSantis is lining himself up to be the number two fascist-dictator-wannabe. There’s a lot more here than just these two pathological men, however. Most of the GOP is willing to forget everything they ever stood for, in service to Trumpism and this heavy fog of populist nationalism. We have no choice but to fight back with every ounce, but also to be careful not to empower or inflame maga zombies along the way.
Trump is a Narcissistic Personality Disorder AKA sociopath. They make great Fascists. Sadly he has people that believe his nonsense. They will not deny him because that will be admitting they were conned. No one likes to admit that they have been conned. An old RN
Incredible that Trump’s lies inspire violence among MAGA supporters when the law breaker-in-chief screams about LAW AND ORDER. Millions of his followers have fallen down the rabbit hole for sure!!🤬
Trump needs a media makeover. He is no longer the ginger buffoon but a mob boss who holsters senators in each pocket and a gang of traffickers of sex, asylum seekers and lies behind him.
NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW!!!! PROSECUTE TRUMPF BEFORE HE BECOMES A DICTATOR LIKE HITLER DID!
Trumpf is a DANGER TO AMERICAN DEMOCRACY!
Dear Mr. Reich: Your post left out one very important, even more devious threat. When Trump stated last week that if re-elected, he would look 'very favorably' at pardoning the January 6th rioters, he was actually making it clear that any future use of violence would be equally condoned. The severity of his mental illness has always been down-played, but it needs to be seen for what it is. There are absolutely no limits on what he is willing to do to stay in power.
When he orchestrated the insurrection he claimed a million of his followers would show up at the capitol. Even after funding many of the protesters, only a few thousand came to Washington, DC to carry out his plan. If we need to suffer a second such horrendous event, so be it. Let them come, let them be arrested, and let them lose their voting rights to further disgrace what's left of the Republican Party. I've had enough! Ellis Johnson M.D.
Trump is a sociopath and the only thing the Republican Party will respond to is repudiation at the polls. The Democrats have a clear advantage on the issues and we can only hope they don’t blow it as they’ve done so often in the past.
We, the people, are ready to put this nutjob in his place, hopefully in Russia somewhere. Trump and his entire family and supporters along with Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Kevin McCarthy and Ms. Green and Boebert all should be deported if there is a country in the world that accepts idiots.
I say Arrest him, cuff him, let him wait in jail as his attorneys defend him. No bail! We, as a country need to hold trump accountable for all his crimes. He has committed crimes. This classified information mishandling, etc, is low hanging fruit. He delays and distracts and deflects and deceives. He'd do it forever! He has done it long enough!
The lying and story spinning has got to stop! Where are the boundaries of freedom of speech? Is political speech immune from prosecution? Right-wing media just fans and fuels the fire.
Is the former president not just an ordinary citizen now? Lock him up! All the historically similar stories, such as Hilary's email server and Hunter Biden's laptop are false equivalents and just distractions! They DO NOT justify wrong-doing by anyone else, including trump! Lock him up!