Tuesday, May 16, 2017

"We Are Failing"

"It's not shocking that Donald Trump—a reality television star and poster boy for crude excess—is manifestly unsuited for an office that even at its least challenging, requires unusual patience and ability. That much was apparent throughout the presidential contest, from the moment he announced his campaign to his eventual triumph in the general election. What is shocking is how little the Republican Party seems interested in reining this in. Despite the weight of Trump’s transgression—a dangerous contempt for discretion, on the heels of an authoritarian push against the independence of federal law enforcement—GOP lawmakers are largely silent, frustrated with the 'drama' but unwilling to challenge the president's grossly abusive behavior."

Jamelle Bouie at Slate says that Donald Trump is "a Stress Test for Democracy."

Peter Beinert at The Atlantic, however, is more hopeful.

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