Americans are not despite apparent behavior by some of us—like GOP white males not getting vaccinated for COVID—STUPID and don’t want die unnecessarily.
My recent columns will prove my suppositions the claim about stupid being right or wrong as we approach the key midterm elections.
Those books on Trump I reported on—see the below list—have not been ignored by the media and cannot help but have been read or heard about by almost all of us.
“Landslide” by Michael Wolff
“I Alone Can Fix It” by Carol Leoninng and Philip Rucker
“Nightmare Scenario” by Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta
“Frankly, We Did Win This Election” by Michael C. Bender
That Trump is certifiably mad as Pelosi has said or was an as yet unsuccessful Hitler clone as he engineered the insurrection will continue to test our democracy as the midterms approach.
Perhaps the return of competent, responsible governance under Biden, even by non-Democratic voters, will prove more motivating than bothering to fuss about Trump.
His continuing blowvations from Mar-a-Lago or his other swanky perches may seem a touch incongruous with his bleating about freedom for whom to his base?
Certainly not freedom for the base that voted him as Trump exhorted them to back a coup on January 6th which would have overturned our democratic government and installed him for a second term.
No Trump controlled GOP action at investing in things that would benefit his faithful base, while the wealth gap created by his corporate tax relief to 21 percent allowed the wealthy to widen this dangerous gap further.
Stupid? Well, as my “Hello Suckers” OpEd wondered let’s see!
We get an inkling that the aura of Trump is not quite as powerful from this article in the NY Times on page one today. You can read it here.
Trump tried to kill the infrastructure bill with the kind of threats that once sent chills down Republican spines. This time, they aren't as easily intimidated.
Why some GOP lawmakers are willing to cross him to deliver President Biden a win: https://t.co/XdTT4P0hBc
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 7, 2021
As the Pelosi January 6th Committee probe continues, much more reasons to defect will become apparent.
One of my friends noted that the similarities between the behavior toward women of Governor Cuomo and Trump were strikingly the same. But of course that didn’t keep the latter from gaining our highest elective office. Wonder if that fact will be a factor in the midterms?
"From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013": https://t.co/lkC2t3E1A9
"Trump Becoming Macbeth: Will our democracy survive?": https://t.co/tl3zSD7whn
"We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?": https://t.co/TA4j7cp1tE pic.twitter.com/mH1PSnoh17
— Church and State (@ChurchAndStateN) July 1, 2021
The single most revealing fact in the new Trump books
Pulitzer-winning reporter Carol Leonnig on new Trump book: “I Alone Can Fix It”
Republicans’ shifting reasons for opposing Jan. 6 investigations