By canceling primaries, the Republican Party leadership is essentially sticking its fingers in its ears and shouting “la la la” to avoid reality.
If there’s any point at all to primaries, it’s that the voters get to decide what kind of candidate is “legitimate” and what kind isn’t. In 2016, a plurality of Republicans decided that a former gameshow host with no political experience was “legitimate,” and the party honored their decision. If the voters want to change their minds now, party insiders shouldn’t alter the rules to stand in their way.NBC News
“Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached.”
By Sunday afternoon, the removal of Justice Kavanaugh from the Supreme Court, the insufficient FBI investigation, and the GOP’s de-facto coverup had become front-of-mind for many Democratic lawmakers and others on the left. It had also become a 2020 issue when, one by one, Democratic presidential candidates began weighing in on the matter. “Confirmation is not exoneration, and these newest revelations are disturbing,” Elizabeth Warren wrote in a tweet. “Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached.”NY Mag
Robert Reich Calls Donald Trump ‘Dangerously Unstable’ And ‘Getting Worse’
“Friends, this is not rational behavior,” writes economist Robert Reich.
In a column published Sunday in The Guardian, Reich, a Democrat who served in the Clinton administration, pointed to Trump’s dayslong advocacy of his inaccurate weather forecast that said Alabama was threatened by Hurricane Dorian, going so far as to produce a map with a circle awkwardly drawn around Alabama to make it look like the state was in the hurricane’s path.
“We’ve had presidents trying to cover up a sexual liaison with an intern and a botched burglary, but never have we had one who went to such lengths to cover up an inaccurate weather forecast,” Reich wrote. “Alabama being hit by a hurricane? Friends, this is not rational behavior.”huffpost
…give most conservatives faith that Trump will prevail in November 2020
So, for Republicans, the bedrock Constitution is one of those things unseen by Democrats that give most conservatives faith that Trump will prevail in November 2020. The alternative is simply unthinkable.
We are not racists, and the president is not a white supremacist. If he were, he would acquiesce to the deplorable conditions that have existed for years in America’s Democrat-run urban centers. Instead, he has challenged Democrats to live up to their rhetoric about human rights. It’s time to do something about poverty — not just talk about it. Trump has accomplished more in three years than 50 years of self-congratulatory leftist social engineering with inflated titles such as “The Great Society.” If you want greatness, you can start with the record-low unemployment among blacks, Latinos and women that are the result of Trump’s war against globalism and the entrenched bureaucracy.Real Clear Politics
TRUMP IS MORE POPULAR THAN OBAMA AMONG PEOPLE IN AUTHORITARIAN NATIONS.
Trump’s Infatuation With Dictators Will Be Our Undoing
Trump’s bizarre infatuation with strongmen and dictators was on full display in his response to Saturday’s drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities. As our foremost Gulf expert, Kristian Ulrichsen, noted,Trump actually said that he was waiting on the Saudis to determine the guilty party and to tell him what to do!