What people are actually concerned about:
I read an article recently that said that on the campaign trail, candidates are hearing from their constituents that they are more concerned about health care than whether the president has or is abusing the powers of his office. So I am left with a disturbing question: "If a totalitarian czar took over this country.......but promised really good health care, would the 'average American' be just fine with that?" If so....FUCK YOU!
I love the hypocrisy of Trump's asslickers who will stand by complacently as every aspect of "checks & balances" are thwarted and made impotent......empowering the Executive Branch to a level intentionally made difficult by our monarch-hating Founding Fathers, who will then wave their flags on July 4th and Veterans Day extolling the sacrifice of those who died for the freedoms of our country singing a nasally country twang of "Proud to be an American". What shit! What fucked-up stupidity! How dare you?! How dare you wave the flag and drag out the corpses of the honorable and noble dead, and yet not have the balls to criticize the most blatant threat to those hard-fought freedoms we have seen? FUCK YOU!
But I also question the rest of the country. Where are the protests? Where are the riots? The demonstrations? People react more for one person who gets beaten up by a cop than a would-be dictator trying to undermine the entire system of American government. And so to you also, I say, FUCK YOU!
And I'm not a Democrat, so 'no' I didn't like when Obama did it either. But what sort of precedent are we setting here now? If Trump is successful in empowering the Executive Branch with unlimited, unchecked power, and if the newly-loaded conservative courts support it all, should I be happy knowing that all we will need is an election where a Democrat gets in.........and now has the SAME LEVEL OF UNCHECKED POWER? Well 'NO" I'm not! I don't want a Democrat having unchecked power. Hell, I don't want any president to have unlimited unchecked power! And if you know your fucking history, neither did any of the folks who constructed our government.
I just spent a weekend in Washington DC, and while it's not as historically relevant as Philadelphia, the question still hangs in the air: "Is this what our Forefathers had in mind when drafting the Constitution? Could these men who risked being hanged as traitors, have ever envisioned that had a person like Trump come along that the Legislative Branch would have been just fine with it?" They envisioned the possibility of a Trump. They had seen what unchecked power could do in the hands of monarchs and tyrants and constructed a government to ensure that such a person could be easily removed. They knew "trumps" existed. What I think they never envisioned was a party so complicit in enabling such a person to retain power. How could they? Even with their own differences, they all could agree on keeping power limited. What better way than with, not two, but three co-equal branches? Could these men have ever guessed that even with this safeguard in place, one day......it just wouldn't matter?
Republicans who are complicit in this will go down in history as the gutless scum that they are. Democrats who bide their time thinking it will be soon their turn to exploit the same abuses will be equally guilty. So hey, "elected representatives", here's an idea: TRY DOING THE RIGHT THING for a change. You might find out that if you just look at what is right and good for our country the answer transcends whether you think like an elephant or a donkey. And if you can't do the right thing despite being elected to do so? Then really, truly, and deeply......FUCK YOU! (And don't try to retaliate by saying "fuck you" back, because if this is what we've devolved to, we're all already fucked.)