TRUMP AND MCCONNELL VS. AMERICAN DEMOCRACY.
Friends the shutdown is really in McConnell's hands right now. He has bills from the Democrats to send to the Senate for a vote. The vote will tell if there is a chance to override a TRUMP veto. Then you go forward. No one knows what TRUMP will do when he has a bill in front of him to sign that was agreed to by the Senate and the House. TRUMP is a dark soul who cares only about power and control. He is determined to put the Democrats in their place. He could not be playing this game without McConnell.
Trump cannot win this. It seems to me that there is going to come a point where Americans are going to say it does not matter what happens, Trump and the Republicans are finished. The question is how long will that be. Can the shutdown last until the elections in 2020? I don't think that could happen without violence coming into play.
I keep repeating over and over, the majority of Americans did not vote for Trump or his MAGA plan for America. The Republicans lost big in the 2018 elections. Even the most ignorant American knows that the government cannot remain closed. Even the most ignorant American knows that Russia and China are looking as to what they feel they can take without a fight with America in a shutdown mode. It is a very dangerous situation developing in the world community with America looking like Democracy has failed.
Putin wanted to create chaos in America and he has pulled it off. Who can question that. The election was manipulated. No one denies that. Trump is now refusing to talk about what he and Putin have discussed. That is a breach of trust by Trump with all Americans. Trump is a custodian of American Democracy, not a dictator.
I have said all along that Trump is a traitor to American Democracy and American Values. It is looking more and more like Trump is determined to end American Democracy as we know it if he can. It looks like Trump sees an opportunity as to just how far he can push toward a dictatorship. How much power he can actually take. How far can he push Americans.
I think Trump sees the end coming with the Mueller Report. William Barr says he will let Mueller finish his investigation but he cannot be held to that. We cannot trust Trump, we cannot trust McConnell and therefore we cannot trust William Barr as Attorney General.
American Democracy works because Americans have until now agreed to make it work. But now we have a president who does not agree to work to make American Democracy work. His agenda is to keep himself above the law and climb even higher above the law.
That is the reality. As long as Americans agree to compromise and work together American Democracy will work. When you get a dictator worshipper like Trump in office who does not agree that with him as President that Democracy has any value, then anything can happen.
At this time, I do not feel Trump is going to back down. I do not believe McConnell is going to back down. Trump cannot be successful in the course he has taken without McConnell. If you add William Barr to the mix, who has already publically said a year ago that the Mueller investigation was overstepping, and you add to that the Trump lying about everything, and McConnell backing him, you have to believe that Willaim Barr will be put into office and immediately shut down the Mueller investigation. What then?
What then is violence. If Barr shuts down Mueller, no sane American is going to allow things to keep on the same track until November 2020, much less past November 2020.
You have to understand clearly that Trump is not trying to stretch the law to increase his power. He does not believe in American Democracy. For him it is a philosophy of whatever works. He is not constrained by much of anything. He is thinking outside the box of American Democracy. And he has come a long way.
I am sorry to say that the comments of Congresswoman AOC, as much as what she says is true, is sending significant waves of panic into the Republicans ranks. Not the politicians but the ones who own those politicians. In their view, things are getting out of control. They knew the truth of thousands of years of governments that you cannot let the rank and file have control. Up until November 2018 the Republican owners felt they could buy the elections. Now with AOC they see that there is a movement out there that is not going to be bought off.
Things are getting much worse than the average person understands. Trump is wanting to push as far as he can. If the Democrats fold, Trump will increase his demand to $15 billion. He will push harder unless McConnell is out of the mix. Trump will laugh if the Democrats fold and demand more to see how far he can push them.
Lots of possible scenarios now with an unpredictable lying President who sees the grim reaper coming in the form of Mueller. If Mueller is allowed to finish his work, then the Democrats will have a green light to go all out against Trump. So the dangerous element right now is William Barr. If he is put in place, and he shuts down Mueller, then Trump, McConnell and Barr control the game. And there is no amount of power that will be enough for Trump.
Another manipulated election, Trump for another 4 years, American Democracy will implode. And probably implode in a violent way. No one can predict what would come on the other side of that scenario.
The solution on the other side of this crisis is 1) End the Electoral College that brought us here with a minority President and 2) an Independent non party affiliated president to force compromise.
Dr John WorldPeace JD 190114