Monday, March 27, 2017


Thus far Trump’s tweets and the Republican congressional disarray add up to a GOP train wreck about to happen

By Howie Katz

Big Jolly Politics
March 26, 2017

Make no mistake about it, the Democrats are determined to destroy the Trump presidency. Bent on revenge over what they consider a stolen election, they are not going to let up until Trump is driven out of office. And they’re getting plenty of help from Trump himself and his fellow Republicans.

Those who idolize Trump think his tweets are a wonderful way of communicating directly with the public. But Trump has been using Twitter mostly to lash back at his critics. And his tweet accusing Obama of ordering a wiretap on him has come back to bite him in the butt, with no end in sight. His tweets may well be the sword Trump falls on.

While the Republicans have a majority in both houses of congress, they are divided into conservative and moderate factions, each group being at odds with the other. This disarray led to the collapse of an attempt to redo Obamacare, something the Republicans have been swearing to do for the past seven years. Furthermore, the conservative faction is not enthralled with Trump, believing that he is not truly a conservative. They are probably right on that one.

In the Senate, Trump has Republican enemies who are not going to make the president’s life any easier. John McCain and Lindsey Graham use every opportunity to show they are at odds with Trump. McCain seems to be bitter over Trump’s stupid statement that the Vietnam War hero was no hero because he was a POW. You can also bet that Ted Cruz hasn’t forgotten Trump's absurd accusation that his father took part in the assassination of JFK.

Trump’s tweets together with the Republican disarray look like a GOP train wreck about to happen. That begs the question: Will 2018 prove to be a catastrophic year for the Republicans?

The way things are going, it looks like the Democrats will sweep the 2018 midterm congressional elections, and possibly achieving super majorities in both houses. Even if that does not happen, Trump looks like a one-term President. How does President Elizabeth Warren sound?


Anonymous said...

The only thing that surprises me are your blogs.

Anonymous said...

The status quo has changed for Dems and Republicans. Trump may be a closet Democrat but he gets things done. He doesn't run from confrontation and he doesn't play money games with lobbyists. Sen. McCain isn't such a hot shot himself. If he was, our VA wouldn't be as fucked up as it is. That happened on his watch. Our country is revolting against elected officials working for themselves and not for the people that elected them. Our economy hasn't been this robust in a decade thanks to President Trump. Trump is calling out the crooks and draining the swamp!

This is the same type of blog you wrote during the election. It wasn't correct then either.