We are today 100 days away from the Presidential Election of 2016.
This is the most crucial election in 84 years, since 1932, at the worst moments of the Great Depression, when the nation seemed to be disintegrating, and Franklin D. Roosevelt saved us from worse, as Herbert Hoover had shown he had no ability to deal with the crisis.
Today, we face the dire threat of a Fascist oriented demagogue on the level of George Wallace, but with a real chance to win, if the collective American nation allows ignorance, prejudice, and fear to overtake us, as it threatened in 1932.
A Donald Trump Presidency is not just an undesired development, but rather a constitutional crisis in the making, as he has the potential to do irreparable harm in so many ways, in both domestic and foreign policy.
The Presidency is supposed to promote domestic tranquility, which Trump threatens to destroy by his Muslim ban and his Mexico Wall.
The Presidency is supposed to guarantee stability in security and in foreign relations, and Trump flirts with Vladimir Putin, and undermines NATO and alienates much of the world.
The man is the greatest danger to the Presidency, more than Richard Nixon, improving his status by so doing, because as terrible as Nixon was, he had virtues, while Trump has absolutely none.
Were he to be elected, much of the intelligence and military community leaders would refuse to work with him, concerned about his recklessness and mental instability.
Democracy could lead to chaos, anarchy, and a threat to the civil liberties and civil rights of all of us.
So all decent people must dedicate themselves to organizing and promoting Americans to get out there and vote, in order to prevent a catastrophe, the rise of an American authoritarian figure which would threaten us like nothing since the Great Depression, and before that, the Civil War.
Trump has begun complaining about the debates already. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/289866-trump-floats-opposition-to-debate-schedule
Paul Manafort wielded power in Ukraine before advising Donald Trump.
If, God forbid, the Donald wins, I am predicting that he will become the first person impeached during the transition period…. ; )
Actually, Paul, that is NOT possible! LOL
And sadly,. any impeachment move takes time, and great damage can be done, and Trump would never do a Nixon and resign.
Rather, he would provoke civil war, very scary!
Just being facetious, Professor (and a little wishful thinking, if that did occur). Between now and November, all we have to hope for is that the Donald continues to think out loud and expose himself for the true fraud he is…………
I KNEW you were joking, Paul! LOL
I have no doubt that Trump’s lack of a filter will continue!
The denunciations of Trump from Republican leaders has been too soft and mealy-mouthed.
Southern Liberal – They find themselves having to denounce him (definitely agree their denouncements are weak) yet they still continue to endorse him.