I will have to keep this short, and this may be unpolished. This topic is big, but my time is limited.
But it must be noted that the attempted coup against our democracy that began with protests against the results of a free and fair election, then continued with attacks on the Electoral College, continues still. While Senate Democrats make it as difficult as never before in modern history for Trump to put his people in place, while fed judges are trying to take over immigration and national security, Obama/Establishment holdovers are criminally leaking and undermining the President we elected. It is borderline treason against democracy.
And this is an attack on our democracy more than it is against Trump. DemocRATS and Establishment Republicans would not have us rule ourselves under the Constitution. They shall rule us whether by democratic means or not . . . or else. . . .
Obviously strongly prefer normal democratic and constitutional politics. But if it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state.— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) February 14, 2017
We did not choose correctly in the past election. So they are undermining that choice by means legal and illegal, political and criminal.
And before you write off my concerns as fever swamp rants, John Podhoretz of all people is alarmed by the brazen attacks on Trump and what they may lead to.
The result might well be violence. Not rhetorical violence. Actual violence. Actual political violence. Actual conflicts between anti-Trumpers and Trumpers. At demonstrations. In the streets. Of our cities. Political violence of a sort we haven’t seen in 50 years, and maybe haven't really seen in this country in the modern era. Those who believe Trump is a unique menace whose threat to our democratic way of life will be met with those who believe the elites are using illicit means to oust the legitimately elected president of the United States.
And Lefty Democrat (though one I respect) Dennis Kucinich is also warning about attacks from the Deep State.
For the sake of our democracy, Trump must “drain the swamp” of backstabbers, traitors and criminals. And it is becoming clear he must do that fast. There needs to be mass firings. If there is anyone in the bureaucracy Trump does not have reason to trust who can be fired, they should be out, now. Those who cannot be fired due to our absurd civil service laws should be reassigned to windowless rooms without computers.
Further, there should be perp walks. I want to see at least two or three perp walks a week to put fear into would-be traitors. Obama’s criminals especially have never had a price to pay and think they never will. That must stop. There must finally be a measure of justice. Lock Them Up!
Whether you agree with my prescription or not, do not put your head in the sand. It is not just Trump who is under attack. Our constitutional democracy, our right to rule ourselves, is under attack from within.