Ever wonder why the so-called Resistance™ to Donald Trump doesn’t get anything tangible accomplished?
The Democratic party is composed of neoliberals and neoconservatives, just as the Republican party is. That’s why they “compromise” on everything. Because it isn’t really a compromise. Rs and Ds agree on these points.
It isn’t a secret. They aren’t really Resistance™-ing. It’s fake. Political theater. It might fool the feebleminded , but no one else is buying the Democratic party’s marketing.
The Democratic party embraces Trump’s pro-corporate greed, pro-war agenda. Forget what the Democratic party “used to be about” when it was back in the day, and watch what they do now instead.
No need to take my word for it. Look for yourself. Put on your skeptic goggles and look.
Here are multiple examples recently cultivated from the news feed, which undeniably drive this point home like cabs of alcoholics from the local bar:
“I take it as a responsibility in choosing, prioritizing, what is unifying for our country,” she said. “I’ve hesitated to use impeachment…. I do not think that impeachment is a policy agenda.”
What? Did you think impeachment is now or every was on the agenda? If so, you’ve been played.
“Trump himself addressed the prospect of impeachment in a Fox News interview aired Thursday. “If I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash, I think everybody would be very poor,” Trump said, resorting to narcissistic hyperbole. “You would see numbers that you wouldn’t believe.” He also said that he would give himself an “A+” for his efforts thus far as president. “I don’t know how you can impeach somebody who has done a great job,” he reasoned. Trump speaks as if his wrongdoing is known, and expected to be forgiven.
A competent Democratic party could not only combat such inanity in its sleep, but simultaneously make the affirmative case for impeachment. Even if Democrats don’t mention Trump colluding/ conspiring with Russia, his abhorrent family separation policy and the various other ways in which Trump has been in dereliction of his duties, they could focus solely on the Cohen revelations and have enough to work with.
Pelosi and her peers should use the remaining 11 weeks before the midterm elections to lay out their plan to voters for how they will impeach Trump in the House, and should they win enough Senate seats, ensure his removal from office. They certainly should talk about blocking not just Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, but any other judge whom this president nominates.”
“With Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing looming next week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer made a deal late Tuesday with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to fast-track the Resistance™ confirmations of 15 Trump-nominated judicial picks. Seven federal district court judges were confirmed that day, and eight were put on the docket for confirmation next week.
Mitch McConnell is in the middle of stealing the federal courts for conservatives, and Democrats continue to bring a butter knife to a gunfight. Democrats should be resisting™ Trump’s judge picks at every turn, not agreeing to fast-track them, as happened this week. It is hard to think of a more pathetic surrender heading into the Kavanaugh hearings.
A running tally by Bloomberg shows McConnell and Schumer already confirmed 60 judges, including 33 district court judges, 26 appeals court judges, and Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Earlier this year, the Trump administration was already far outpacing the number the Obama administration was able to confirm at the same point in his presidency.
Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and the rest of the Resistance™ are working on a new AUMF that is even more damaging to our freedoms.
It would be hard to overstate the depth and breadth of the dangers to the Constitution, civil liberties, and human rights the Corker-Kaine AUMF would cause. The Corker-Kaine AUMF would give the current president and all future presidents authority from Congress to engage in worldwide war, sending American troops to countries where we are not now at war and against groups the president alone decides are enemies.
So pervasive is the embrace of militarism in US ruling circles, the passage of the biggest military authorization bill in US history by the Resistance™ is barely considered to be news. It was not reported by the New York Times at all, while the Washington Post reported the bill’s passage only in its online edition, but not in print. No evening television news program reported the House vote.
“I don’t think, once Trump leaves office, we’re going to have a revolution in law where rich and powerful people are going to be held accountable in the way poor people are.
Trump is a criminal, surrounded by fifth-tier grifters who, under normal circumstances, would be generating PowerPoints to defraud pensioners. But most public expressions of distress about corruption in Trump’s circle struck are pretense.
It is a virtual consensus among the elites their members are so indispensable to the running of American society, vesting them with immunity from prosecution—even for the most egregious crimes—is not only in their interest but in our interest, too. The Resistance™ is Too Big Too Fail.
The people who hate Trump the most are the people who have been running Washington for decades. It’s not so much that they’re bothered by his corruption—they’re bothered by his inability to prettify and mask it.
Let’s say there’s a city where drivers are driving recklessly, and lots of people are being killed because of it. And the police department decides that, from now on, if we see any black drivers speeding, we’re going to give them a ticket, but we’re going to let white drivers continue to speed with impunity.
An agonized response to Trump carries with it the delusional proposition previous Presidents were upstanding. When Trump invited President Sisi—the Egyptian strongman—to the White House, everybody acted like this is the first time an American President ever embraced a dictator.
Anti-Trump sentiment implies America, absent Trump, is virtuous.What was the campaign slogan of Hillary Clinton? She said, ‘America is already great.’ This was the platform Democrats ran on.
I’ve said of course it’s possible Russia and Putin might have hacked, because this is the kind of thing that Russia does to the U.S., and that the U.S. has done to Russia, and to everybody else in the world—and far worse—for decades.
I’ve never insisted on the narrative that Russia didn’t do it. I never said Russian interference a hoax or anything like that. My demand for serious evidence is connected to the deceptions propagated before the Iraq War.
We have, all the time, different levels of evidentiary certainty based on the context, based on the role that we’re playing. To allege Russian interference in 2016 was to levy a charge against a longtime adversary of the United States, one that is still in possession of thousands of nuclear weapons aimed at American cities. Before we all accuse that country of having done something so grave as have its leader order the hacking of these e-mails in order to interfere in an election, I think the evidence we demand ought to be pretty high.
(Was the charge “grave”? He had just called it the stuff of everyday international relations.)
“I personally don’t think it’s grave,” he said.
There are millions of Americans who believe the election of Trump is this grave threat.
So if you convince them what has endangered them is Putin—you hear Democrats comparing this to 9/11 or Pearl Harbor—that’s really dangerous rhetoric.
I don’t think it’s particularly grave at all, even if it’s true. I think it’s a very pedestrian event. The risk, then—one also identified by President Trump—was that unfounded American hysteria could set off a nuclear war.
In a recent television interview, Chomsky said Trump is an agent of American élites more than he is an offense to them. He also recognized a moral line between the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, arguing the G.O.P.’s opposition to addressing climate change has made it the most dangerous organization in human history.”
Hmmm… and what does the Resistance™ say about global warming, the most dangerous threat to human history? Surely they are Resistance™-ing Trump and the GOP on that?
Politicians and journalists aren’t talking about climate change. Why?
And that’s how we know the Resistance™ is no more real than the boobs on Stormy Daniels. They both make headlines for being fantastically plastic.