We have a national emergency, all right. Its name is Donald Trump, and it is a force of mindless, pointless disruption.
“Trump cares only that his base is mollified. And that nobody remembers how Mexico was supposed to foot the bill.”
Perhaps we should, too. They have the majority of the guns, especially those designed to go ritty-ritty-bang-bang. The cynical divisive nature of American (OK, we’re not really all that unique in this) politics has armed the populace with ticking unstable individuals (we are different with our gun-ownership percentage). With a pretender-in-chief who can do little more than stay at the precipice of stochastic terrorism, what aware person would truly be surprised when the SHTF?
Trump’s action create an emergency. And we also have a complicit senate majority leader. Mitch McConnell, who is more concerned about trying to win political party battles than about the state of the nation.
McConnell and the rest of the GOP are indeed totally complicit. Senate Republicans have never pushed back on Trump (their goose that keeps laying more golden eggs than they could ever have imagined) and they will not push back on this “national emergency” that was never Trump’s idea and has always been the GOP’s idea. Trump is simply playing the distracter-in-chief role.
Note also that no matter how much money Congress gives Trump “for the wall”, or how much money Trump raids from other programs “for the wall”, “the wall” will never be built because “the wall” is nothing more than a tactic to keep Trump’s racist base engaged. If the wall was to be built Trump and the GOP would lose a very powerful boogeyman from their boogeyman arsenal.
Will we still have a “national emergency” when he enters his fourth year in office?
The more Trump hysteria , the more I realize how whacked our nation has become. When the towers were imploded and the lies for WAR began there was no “emergency” to get the truth. The orange man has started no wars yet all we hear every day is Trump crimes. His biggest error was ending the criminal reign of the evil Clintons.