Trump Seeks An Undemocratic Level Of Power

By Donald A. Collins | 10 May 2021
Church and State

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Trump’s committed base, perhaps 25 percent of all American voters including the really dangerous ones who led the January 6th insurrection on our Capitol, must be howling with delight at the behavior of Republican leaders such as Ted Cruz and House leader Kevin McCarthy as they genuflect to the Mad (would be dictator) King Trump in their massively dishonest campaign to capture the House majority in the 2022 by-election.

The cowering majority of House Republicans who fear losing their cushy seats seem mindlessly unwilling to stop this dangerous attack on our democracy.

These cowards have seen this House recapture as inevitable in 2022. Right winger Liz Cheney’s coming exit from Republican leadership gets Kevin McCarthy’s off microphone charge that he has lost confidence in Liz no screams from these GOP traitors to democratic principles!

Passing new repressive election laws in Georgia and Florida are additional steps toward keeping minorities from voting, an uncertain strategy according to some experts.

Recall how Hitler rose in Germany via falsehoods. The Big Lie about the fraud in the November 3 election seems to me to offer a similar tactic example, except today life in America as the pandemic subsides is far different than Germany in the early 1930’s.

I am hopeful Trump’s power grab scenario will not prevail but its prospects are now touted as possible or even likely.

If Biden can continue to steer a moderate course that offers real benefits to all Americans the 2022 by-election should keep both Houses democratic. But he needs to get concrete measures agreed upon by most Americans passed as soon as possible.

In reading this May 8th page one Washington Post article you can find here many of the operative goals of the Mad Donald!

Former president Donald Trump is moving to handpick members of the House GOP leadership team — relentlessly attacking Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the No. 3 House Republican, and endorsing Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York to replace her.

He is plotting to take down Republican lawmakers who voted to impeach him for inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, while continuing to stoke the false claims of a stolen election that have become a dangerous rallying cry for the party.

And he is playing host to a burbling stream of Republican well-wishers — including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif). and Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.) — who travel to his private Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida to pay their respects, seek his support and post a photo of their ring-kissing on social media.

It is also worth reading again here WSJ columnist Peggy Noonan’s OpEd of May 7th which deems Republican behavior cowardly!

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC., has spent over 40 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013.

From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013

By Donald A. Collins
Publisher: Church and State Press (July 30, 2014)
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