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Re: King Donald

On Wed, 1 Feb 2017 13:28:56 -0500, in mozilla.general, Disaster Master

>On Wed Feb 01 2017 11:57:29 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time), Ron Hunter
><rphunter@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I think you will find he has much more in mind than that.  I don't like 
>> dynasties.  I don't want to live in a country where the political 
>> leadership is vested in a family.  We have seen how that didn't work 
>> well for England.
>It is hilarious the abject fear some people have of Trump.
>He has done nothing - absolutely NOTHING - to justify such a charge.

I think you'll find that his praise of Vladimir Putin as a "strong
leader" has people thinking that maybe he'll emulate Vladimir Putin.
True, he has DONE nothing. What he has SAID, however... Well, I don't
think he thinks things through before they pass his lips. During the
campaign, it was hard to tell what we should take seriously.

But now that he's the President, everything he says and does should be
taken seriously. The Bully Pulpit is a real thing. Saying things as a
President is action.

And when he praised Vladimir Putin, he praised an autocrat at the head of
corrupt oligarchy and beyond that imagination is a powerful thing, and
Trump has repeatedly defended Putin. To satisfy those people's
imaginations, he is going to have to demonstrate a respect for the rule
of law, and this immigration "pause" EO (I agree that it is disingenous
to call it a "Muslim ban," even if that was the intent), signed before
Mattis or Kelly knew it even existed (they say they found out from the
MSM) and without the input and partnership of leaders of key agencies
affected by the order, does not do much to mollify those ruminations.

He is behaving like his word is law and everyone else must adjust,
including principle affected agencies in our government. He claims that
the Acting AG "betrayed" the Justice Department. That's a word I expect
in Venezuelan politics, not here. He should be working *with* our
government. I don't understand why talking to Mattis or Kelly about this,
both who can absolutely be relied upon to keep the matter confidential as
a matter of strategy, was deemed to be telegraphing our intent to the
enemy. His method of making this policy was autocratic in style, so some
people immediately think of Putin, and they wonder. 

I can't fault them for wondering. Trump is acting like he is CEO of the
U.S., not its President. This is what happens when you elect an
"outsider." He has demonstrated that he doesn't understand basic civics.

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